Archive for October, 2006

Theocracy Roundup

October 26th, 2006 / Religion / 9 comments

Two disturbing stories from the last 24 hours. Both the result of religious extremism. The first, a new law outlawing all abortions in Nicaragua, even when the mother's life is ...

Quotable Quotes from "The Island"

October 24th, 2006 / Film / 4 comments

Announcer: You have a very special purpose in life. You've been chosen. The Island awaits you. ________________ Clone: "Who's God?" Steve Buscemi: "When you close your eyes, and you wish really, really hard ...

"Now" You're Dead

October 22nd, 2006 / Psychology / 25 comments

In the weeks before her death, Wilkins had become obsessed with the book "The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle. She had also stopped grooming herself, and had begun taking ...

Song for Jong

October 18th, 2006 / Current Affairs, Religion / 6 comments

This image here of followers of communist thug Kim Jong Il demonstrates what I have said all along: The personality cults of dictators are state religions. Case closed. These people ...

Set It On Fire

October 16th, 2006 / Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Music / 24 comments

A friend sent me this song, by a band called OSI, a Dream Theater side project. The group sampled a recording made by my mom Elizabeth Clare Prophet, in which ...

We Are Smarter Than Me

October 11th, 2006 / Critical Thought / 8 comments

It's an exciting time. What's key to the success of these endeavors is the feedback mechanism. Humans are finally waking up to the fact that while popularity is no ...

Don't Submit to Stupid Rules

October 5th, 2006 / Religion / 3 comments

Iranian Supreme Leader Sayyid Ali Khameini has been taking online questions about Ramadan on his website. Let's put aside for a minute the absurdity and health risks of fasting (without ...

Make War, Not Love

October 4th, 2006 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Make War, Not Love

MAKASSAR, South Sulawesi: Militant Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir sees erotic shows on TV as "more dangerous than the Bali bombs". Ba'asyir, who was released from ...

Awe and Wonder

October 2nd, 2006 / Science / 11 comments

To those who say matter and physical life has no meaning and does not inspire awe: Watch this video of human cellular processes in action. The wonder of life is ...

More Nanny Government

October 2nd, 2006 / Current Affairs / 7 comments

Arnold signed a bill making it illegal in California to hold your cell-phone while talking. (But you can still play with your ipod, tune the radio, eat, look at ...

The Book List

October 1st, 2006 / Books / 2 comments

I've been tagged by olly over at 10,000 Reasons to Doubt the Fish. So here is my book list: 1. A book that changed your lifeThere were two, ...