Monthly Archives: July 2013

Portrait of a Left-Winger

Sometimes I wonder if people understand what “left-wing” really means. I know that Tea Partiers and Objectivists/Randians certainly don’t get it, because they actually think that the Democrats are left-wing. Which, by the way, is insulting. As someone who is … Continue reading

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This is Why We Can’t Criticize Israel

I’ve been sitting on this post for a long time (since January, I think, when I first saw the political cartoon in question on Why Evolution is True). The main reason I’ve been sitting on it is time and putting … Continue reading

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Defending the Lord of the Rings/Hobbit Movies

So, back in January, Christopher Tolkien spoke out on his opinions about the movies and why he actively hates them. Why JRR Tolkien’s Son Hates What Peter Jackson Has Done “Tolkien has become a monster, devoured by his own popularity … Continue reading

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In Defense of Activist Atheism – Part 1 – Persecution and Alienation of Atheists

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, to “persecute” one person or a group of people means to “harass or punish in a manner designed to injure, grieve, or afflict; specifically: to cause to suffer because of belief”. It is a very … Continue reading

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In Defense of Activist Atheism – Introduction

I don’t need to proclaim, yet again, that I’m an atheist… right? Good. ‘Cause y’all should know that by now… 😀 At least as early as 2006, if not earlier, people have been screaming about “New Atheists” and “angry atheists” … Continue reading

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Rachel

The following is not my first attempt at creative writing, but it’s the only one I’d ever share with the world. I wrote it back in 2006, if I remember correctly. I had no knowledge of concepts like fridging at … Continue reading

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