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Why has my old post Calvin &  Hobbes Epilog — Extra Bacon!, from July 22, gotten so many hits today? My stats page has it about equally popular with my two recent Beta Culture posts. Where are all these people coming from? How are they finding this more-than-a-month-old post? An epilog to Calvin and Hobbes is definitely worth looking at, but hey ... I'm tryna change dah woild heah! Show some respect. … [Read more...]

Bloodsucking Rabbis Vow to Defy The Law

Briefly but vividly imagine this:  At your request, a trusted member of your religion removes the foreskin of your newborn son and then ... dips his head down and PLACES HIS MOUTH onto the open wound. You really have to hope there are no communicable diseases on his lips or floating around in his saliva, because there would be no better time to pass them along. According to the New York City Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene, it happens. … [Read more...]

Beta Culture: Don’t Teach the Controversy

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Thinking about some of the things Beta Culture will entail, I know education has to be an early and definite part of it. I’ll talk about one aspect of that. We secularists have been almost frantically hands-off when it comes to the intersection of religion and children. Something you hear extremely often is the bit about “Well, let’s give them both sides and let them make up their own minds.” I’ll tell you where I think that comes from. It comes from fear of being wrong. Of … [Read more...]


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