Irrational Beliefs

The other day I read this article in the New York Times about people who believe untrue things despite strong evidence to the contrary.  In addition to this, people read chain emails and scam pages on social networking sites and believe them without asking questions about the veracity of the claims. I recently received an […]

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Religion and Politics

For some interesting thoughts on religion and politics, read Why Do Christians Try to Impose Their Beliefs on Our Politics? on Alternet.  This interview with the author of Taming the Gods is an interesting look at these topics spanning continents.  In Republicans v Secular America, Dan Kennedy follows up on the idea of the imposition of religious […]

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Marriage – It’s Not a Matter of Belief

You probably know at least one person who has refrained from getting married because s/he says “I don’t believe in the institution of marriage.” or something similar.  While I understand many of the arguments people make for retaining their “single” status indefinitely, I think “not believing” in marriage is, well, a load of crap. I […]

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Gram’s Catholic-ness

I’ve been spending far too much time with my grandmother lately.  Here’s the situation: Grandpa can’t drive because he’s in too much pain to walk most of the time from his Rheumatoid Arthritis and other ailments.  Grandma can’t drive because her eyesight blows.  I’m glad neither of them are driving – and you should be, […]

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Rant

I was looking through some old files today and found this.  I’m not sure what I did with it when I originally wrote it.  I may have sent it somewhere – a newspaper, perhaps.  Or I might just have let it sit there, encoded as 1’s and 0’s on my hard drive.  I thought I’d […]

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