Archive for July, 2006

Monks Plead Not Guilty to Sex Charges

July 31st, 2006 / Religion / Comments Off on Monks Plead Not Guilty to Sex Charges

And number three in today's three-pack of religious news.

Another Pastor's Wife Pulls Gun In Church

July 31st, 2006 / Religion Inspired Murders / Comments Off on Another Pastor's Wife Pulls Gun In Church

Fortunately no one died. But these clowns obviously can't manage their own lives. They are absolutely not role-models for anyone else.

Churches Putting Town Out of Business

July 31st, 2006 / Religion / Comments Off on Churches Putting Town Out of Business

No kidding. Just go read it.

Cheaper to let the Priests Fornicate

July 28th, 2006 / Religion / 2 comments

From CNNDiocese: Priest spent $1.4 million on tony lifestyle BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut (AP) -- A priest who resigned from a church in an affluent Connecticut community misspent up to $1.4 million ...

Straw Men of Secularism

July 28th, 2006 / Current Affairs, Religion / 6 comments

I ran across a brutal farce of an essay, by Thomas E. Brewton, in something called The National Ledger. Entitled Theocracy and Liberal Paranoia, Brewton rehashes a bunch of old ...

The Chimera of Consumerism

July 26th, 2006 / Religion / 2 comments

Published originally as an answer to the following question for Vox Populi 15: 1. Modern Christians sometimes refer to consumerism as a sort of "religion" where money is "God." Do ...

Superstition

July 24th, 2006 / Critical Thought / 3 comments

Published originally as an answer to the following question for Vox Populi 14: 4. Do you ever find yourself being superstitious, despite your awareness of its irrationality? If so, why? ...

Why Hezbollah Fights

July 22nd, 2006 / Current Affairs, Newswire / Comments Off on Why Hezbollah Fights

Why Hezbollah Fights This is about the best explanation I've seen for the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah conflict

Welcome to Tesla Motors

July 19th, 2006 / Future Tech, Newswire / Comments Off on Welcome to Tesla Motors

Welcome to Tesla Motors Yowsa! Electric Sports Car!

Religious 'Charity'

July 18th, 2006 / Podcasts, Religion / 4 comments

Published originally as an answer to the following question for Vox Populi 14: 3. Religious believers seem to take it upon themselves to build hospitals and operate a lot of ...

Maybe We Should Leave That Up to the Computer - New York Times

July 18th, 2006 / Future Tech, Newswire / Comments Off on Maybe We Should Leave That Up to the Computer - New York Times

Maybe We Should Leave That Up to the Computer - New York Times People's lack of objectivity is their fatal flaw.

Creationist Moron Arrested

July 16th, 2006 / Religion / Comments Off on Creationist Moron Arrested

Kent Hovind was arrested on July 14 in Pensacola, Florida on 58 federal charges, including failing to pay $473,818 in employee-related taxes and making threats against investigators. Aside ...

Artificial Intelligence

July 14th, 2006 / Podcasts, Science / 3 comments

Published originally as an answer to the following question for Vox Populi 14: 2. Do you think that artificial intelligences will one day be made as intelligent as human brains? ...

No Denying

July 11th, 2006 / Religion Inspired Murders / 10 comments

Another train bombing. This time in Mumbai, India. At this point, there's really no denying it. As soon as we hear news like this, we know exactly what happened. ...

Progress

July 10th, 2006 / Current Affairs, Podcasts / Comments Off on Progress

1. Many people, including religious believers of all stripes, say that progress distorts human nature and alienates ourselves from each other. Do you agree ?Progress.mp3 2:45 Progress only does ...

Death March of the Fallacious Arguments

July 8th, 2006 / Critical Thought, Religion / Comments Off on Death March of the Fallacious Arguments

Posted at Salon, in response to this interview with Sam Harris: If there's one certainty, it's that any interview with or article about Sam Harris is guaranteed to provoke an ...

Eric Hoffer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

July 8th, 2006 / Newswire, Psychology / Comments Off on Eric Hoffer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Eric Hoffer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

CNN.com - 'Breast ironing' to stunt girls' growth widespread - Jul 7, 2006

July 8th, 2006 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on CNN.com - 'Breast ironing' to stunt girls' growth widespread - Jul 7, 2006

CNN.com - 'Breast ironing' to stunt girls' growth widespread - Jul 7, 2006

A Walking Pile of Ashes

July 8th, 2006 / Psychology, Television / 4 comments

"The anonymous sex-crazed sycophants who meet once a week to groupthink their way out of desperation." This is how Nip/Tuck's Dr. Christian Troy describes 12-step programs (specifially Sexaholics Anonymous), in this ...

Nobility

July 7th, 2006 / Podcasts, Psychology / 2 comments

1. What is the noblest in man ? What are the noblest of man's accomplishments ?Noble.mp3 3:00 In short? Self-knowledge. We have the ability for introspection. Many people look ...

Vox Populi 15

July 6th, 2006 / Podcasts / Comments Off on Vox Populi 15

Vox Populi Episode 15: Length: 30 min. Questions of the bi-week: 1. Modern Christians sometimes refer to consumerism as a sort of "religion" where money is "God". Do you think ...