News Strangely Lacking In News

Coloradans Bow in Prayer for Shooting Victims is an odd, substanceless story that seems to exist only to provide work for magnetic domains on a hard drive somewhere. Maybe it's a placeholder for the real story which is coming later.Regardless, listen to this: … [Read more...]

I Saw Angels! Hovering! Over Flight 93! Crash Site! Angels!

Yes, former FBI agent employee, you saw ANGELS. A former police officer who retired from the FBI due to post-traumatic stress disorder linked to her role in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terror attacks has written a book about seeing legions of angels guarding the Pennsylvania site where a hijacked airliner crashed. Officer Lillie Leonardi, who arrived at the Flight 93 scene about 3 hours after the crash — and this is the plane that didn't crash into a building on Sept. 11, 2001, but into a f … [Read more...]

O Texas, My Texas! Where Did You Go Wrong?

This is from a document entitled "2012 REPUBLICAN PARTY OF TEXAS / Report of Platform Committee and Rules Committee."Assuming I'm doing this right, you can download a PDF of the thing here:  2012-Platform-FinalBelieve THIS shit: … [Read more...]

Brainwashing, Jesus … and Fascistic Creep

What better way to brainwash people than to stress them, exhaust them, force them to go without food and sleep? And THEN jump in with your message, the thing you want to force into their unresisting minds, when they’re at their most vulnerable?I’m describing the brainwashing tactics of Stalin, or Mao Tse Tung, right?No. I’m talking about U.S. Military chaplains. I’m talking about the brainwashing of U.S. soldiers to become Christians, and Christian evangelists. All of it paid for, by their ow … [Read more...]

Duh, Idiot Me — or: Why The Catholic Church Soldiers On

Reading this article on Papal infallibility — Postponing Self-Destruction of the Catholic Church — I just now learned the real reason why the Catholic Church doesn't update its outworn policies on things like contraceptives, marriage, or human morality.Because, really, who hasn't thought about how much good this huge worldwide organization could do if it reversed its stand on condoms and contraceptives? Rather than waiting for tardy governments to act, it could simply began distributing con … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed It …

This is the piece that appeared in the Albany Times Union newspaper this last Saturday, in the Voices of Faith column on the Faith & Values page. (Interestingly, it used to be the Religion page, and I suspect the change reflects some sort of sea change in understanding that "values" can come from someplace other than religion. Which is progress, and which I attribute directly to newly-vocal atheists making that very point.)The two other main stories on the page were "Pope orders crackdown … [Read more...]


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