Welcome Shakers!

Cool. Here’s my 15 minutes. 🙂 I emailed my “Christian Side Hug” posting to Melissa over at Shakesville and Deeky put a link to it in his post about it! Woot! Welcome Shakers! 450+ hits already.

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Christian Side Hug

Srsly? “Gimme That Christian Side Hug” This is so much in this video that is so weird. Christians are so hung up about sex that they can’t even hug face to face? The juxtaposition of claiming to be a “rough rider” and being scared that you’ll get aroused by a “front hug” is very funny […]

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Why is Religion Still Here?

I sent my last missive – Why Do I Care About Other’s Religions – to my email list and got this thoughtful message in response: Tim, You raise many good points. In our age of better communication and open exchange of ideas, this list is a very good example of this, why or how does […]

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Why Do I Care About Other’s Religions?

I emailed a link to my previous blog posting about the Hello Kitty Jesus tattoo to a mailing list I am on. I got the following question in response. Tim, with all due respect, I get not you not believing in religion – specifically Christianity, but I don’t get why you seem to care so […]

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The Pew Forum Religion Survey

This was in the Star Tribune on Monday and there was also a story on NPR about it yesterday. The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life has released a survey of The Religious Landscape of the United States. They have some good tools there for drilling down into the data, but I question their […]

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What’s so bad about religion?

From the Atheist Revolution blog comes an entry about how to communicate what is wrong with religion. It contains a link to a post on the An Apostate’s Chapel blog. There the chaplain does a really good job of laying out three fundamental (can I use that word?) problems with religion: The first problem that […]

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PZ Myers’ Talk at St. Olaf

PZ Myers gave a talk to the Freethinkers group at St. Olaf the other day. I wish I had been there. He has the transcript up and I think you should read it. I am here to bring you some good news. The universe is about 13.7 billion years old, plus or minus a few […]

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