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The Privilege of Reality

I’ve been kicking this one around in my head for a while. People who bring me woo accuse me of all sorts of character traits/behaviors when they find that I am not supportive. Some of these accusations are false; some … Continue reading

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Ray Bradbury

Remember, the firemen are rarely necessary. The public itself stopped reading of its own accord. You firemen provide a circus now and then at which buildings are set off and crowds gather for the pretty blaze, but it’s a small … Continue reading

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It is not entirely unprecedented for biology to change chemistry on a global scale. Our atmospheric oxygen spikes following the development of photosynthesis for example. That it has happened before doesn’t change the fact that when it happens, it’s still … Continue reading

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The most patriotic day of the year

I am not now and have never been truly poor. The thousands of dollars of taxes I spend each year are not anywhere near enough to make me poor. I find it unlikely that taxes alone ever will be. This … Continue reading

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I do not think it means what you think it means

I have lately been periodically annoyed by people failing miserably at using words. I have been a non-figure in the atheist community for several years. My voice doesn’t (and shouldn’t) count for much, but I’ve certainly read enough to define … Continue reading

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The importance of friendly fire

Took me a little while longer to get caught up on this than I’d hoped, but it’s important. Atheists are very much like any other group in that we are composed of humans.  Consequently, while I would argue that the … Continue reading

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The way we walk

Crommunist Manifesto has an excellent bit on what it means to belong to a group that is perceived as a threat. It is well worth a read, not only because of the depth of his perspective, but also the eloquence … Continue reading

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