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Hemant Mehta is the chair of Foundation Beyond Belief and a high school math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago. He began writing the Friendly Atheist blog in 2006. His latest book is called The Young Atheist's Survival Guide.
I’ll take three jars! I loved Tom Cruise in that movie Placebo Effect too!
Regardless of his beliefs Tom Cruise is a great actor.
Post hoc ergo propter hoc. Next.
Shelly Duval plus a Brit accent – irresistable!
Holy cow! I just saw this after posting my comment.
You two should be friends!
First, that was brilliant and thank Hemant for the picture. He got it stuck in my head. Forgot to add. I had a girlfriend many moons ago that was into reiki. I just lied and said it worked.
The things we do for nookie.
Yeah, I’m doing the same thing with a guy I’m seeing right now. He’s a sweetheart and all, but a total sucker for that new age stuff. When he started talking about how much money he was shelling to get reiki aura massages done when he’s trying to support himself with an art business and really can’t afford it, I really had to grit my teeth to avoid saying something that would offend him. Not too bright, but at least he’s nice.
I wasn’t anywhere near an atheist at the time or even much of a skeptic and I thought reiki was just out there. Thankfully she didn’t drag me into it often.
Wow, Shelley Duvall hasn’t aged a day! Why’s she speaking with a British accent?
«Why’s she speaking with a British accent?»
Maybe because she is?
*cough*Who’s Shelley Duvall?*cough*
Um, do they not have search engines in your neck of the interwebz?
Wendy? Darling? Light of my life.
What do we call alternative medicine that’s actually been proven to work?
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