Archive for 2006

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 ...

The Problem With Authority

July 5th, 2006 / Critical Thought, Religion / 3 comments

Religion is one big argument from authority. It is the epitome of hierarchical thinking, top-down management, one-way information flow. Increasingly, this is becoming passe in almost every other area of ...

Happy July 4th!

July 4th, 2006 / Current Affairs / 3 comments

Gene Roddenberry's idealistic Star Trek universe represents a splendid alternative to the rah-rah, puffy-chested, nationalistic fervor which dominates the real ...

A Mundane Argument

June 30th, 2006 / Religion Inspired Murders / Comments Off on A Mundane Argument

In a previous post, "Perfect Wife, Perfect Mother, Perfect Lie," I discussed the connection between religion and the murder of Pastor Matthew Winkler, by his wife Mary. Turns out Mary ...

Corn Ethanol is an Environmental and Economic Nightmare

June 24th, 2006 / Energy Transition / Comments Off on Corn Ethanol is an Environmental and Economic Nightmare

I've posted previously about the environmental downsides of corn ethanol.  A recent article in the New York Times recaps a lot of the debate. Corn ethanol also has ...

Scary "End Times" Fever

June 23rd, 2006 / Religion / 2 comments

Watching scientific naturalism sweep the world in practice (if not in stated belief) must be frustrating for the faithful. So much so, that they use the products of science to ...

Defending marriage will end up hurting it and religion - 06/20/06 - The Detroit News Online

June 20th, 2006 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Defending marriage will end up hurting it and religion - 06/20/06 - The Detroit News Online

Defending marriage will end up hurting it and religion - 06/20/06 - The Detroit News Online

Wired News: Bots Upstage Puny Humans at Show

June 20th, 2006 / Future Tech, Newswire / Comments Off on Wired News: Bots Upstage Puny Humans at Show

Wired News: Bots Upstage Puny Humans at Show

ABC News: Web Merchants Drop Dogfighting DVD

June 20th, 2006 / Current Affairs, Newswire / Comments Off on ABC News: Web Merchants Drop Dogfighting DVD

ABC News: Web Merchants Drop Dogfighting DVD

Vox Populi 14

June 18th, 2006 / Podcasts / 4 comments

Vox Populi Episode 14: Length: 30 min. Sean Prophet's answers: 1. You are handed an envelope, and in the envelope is a letter. On that letter is the date and ...

Growing up Religious

June 18th, 2006 / Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Podcasts / 16 comments

The Hellbound Alleee show:SHOW #109 Growing up Religiousguest : Sean ProphetLength: 1 hour To save entire file, right-click here. To hear the section regarding "growing up religious," ...

I've found God, says man who cracked the genome

June 17th, 2006 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on I've found God, says man who cracked the genome

“I see God’s hand at work through the mechanism of evolution. If God chose to create human beings in his image and decided that the mechanism of evolution was an ...

Hidden Agenda

June 17th, 2006 / Religion / Comments Off on Hidden Agenda

Two American-born Muslims are attempting to reconcile the differences between Western culture and radical Islam. Or so they claim. The New York Times is reporting:Sheik Hamza Yusuf, in a ...

No Regrets

June 12th, 2006 / Elizabeth Clare Prophet / 9 comments

The following email is very typical of what I have received over the years, and is an example of the giant gap of understanding I've had with ex-CUT-staff members. Most ...

Parental Advisory for Religion

June 7th, 2006 / Film, Religion / 5 comments

I've long called for a "parental advisory" as to the dangers religion and religious indoctrination poses to young children. Recently, the MPAA took a small but welcome step in that ...