Monthly Archives: January 2010

Bible Belt Bravado: The Beat Goes On

Tennessee has thrown caution, and reason, to the wind, deciding to use taxpayer dollars to indoctrinate children in public schools in the ways of Jesus Christ. The quaint notion of separating Church and State be damned. A curse on the … Continue reading »

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Descending Again into Darkness: An Extraordinary Revolution of Willful Ignorance

While voters focus their attention on Scott Brown’s upset win in Massachusetts, and Washington implodes on health care reform, and Ben Bernanke fights for his political life, a subterranean monster like a creature from Dune slithers below undetected, crawling with … Continue reading »

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May All Your Wishes Come True

Well into the Bush Administration, I had to stop watching the news as a necessity to preserve my sanity and health. The daily barrage of broken syntax, willful ignorance and the global destruction wrought by ill-conceived polices poorly implemented was … Continue reading »

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Religion in the Affairs of Man: Mixing Theology and Politics

Pat Robertson’s bizarre conclusion that Haiti has suffered because the country made a pact with the devil is just the latest example of malicious religious excess and the dangers of mixing theology and politics. Remember that Robertson is also the … Continue reading »

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Cold-blooded Murder: An Angel Made Me Do It

We are all familiar with the “devil made me do it” defense, but now the tables have been turned. Scott Roeder argues that an angel compelled him to kill, or at least that is what he hopes will be his … Continue reading »

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Confusing Weather and Climate: The False Debate About Global Warming

With the onset of winter’s cold each year we can look forward to the reliable appearance of Skepticana deniacus, an increasingly popular bird of prey that feeds on ignorance and fear. With the regularity of a finely tuned pendulum, as … Continue reading »

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Advice to Tiger Woods: Ignore Brit Hume

Brit Hume, a conservative commentator serving as an analyst for Fox News, said that Tiger Woods’s recovery will be possible only if he converts to Christianity. Specifically, Hume said with a straight face, “The extent to which he can recover … Continue reading »

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