This is why I do not care what the Democratic party says it'll do nationally. The war over reproductive rights is happening on the state level - not the federal level.
That about sums it up.
Nice to see all the blogs listed in one place.
Good list of books.
Great connection between anti-Muslim rhetoric & anti-Muslim violence.
Another amusing smackdown of Robert Spencer by Danios.
From the page: You need to understand one very simple foundational point: Women are evil. More than that, women are the ultimate source of all evil in the world.
Almost no one will admit the belief in this form, but this is what most people in the West believe, to one degree or another
Interesting article about apostasy in Islam as compared to apostasy in Christianity.
Amusing write up about how the entire world has been duped by Orchids.
Thought provoking piece about the media coverage of a couple accused of torturing a young boy to death.
Great op-ed about America's favourite sport - misogyny.
From the page: "the tide shifts a tiny bit, not because of the Nisbets and Mooneys of the world, but because of the Myerses, the Dawkinses, the Hitchenses, the Coynes, and the Harrises, and suddenly the airwaves are full of plaintive protests of `you're just being too uncivil` and we should go back to our quiet little closets and politely ask you for permission to exist? Not likely, given the magnanimous history of Good Christians in America."
From the page: "my issue with the enlightened religious folks' critique - they think other religious people are as enlightened as they are. The enlightened religious person can look at the Biblical creation story as a metaphor and understand that geology and other sciences have proven beyond a doubt that Earth is billions of years old and the universe billions older, and that Genesis's creation story (either one) is a fairly common creation myth in human history... but that person is the exception in the pew. "
From the page: "If by this point, your New Atheist friend hasn't stopped bothering you and gone off to worship Richard Dawkins, they will no doubt be livid and foaming at the mouth, making all sorts of accusations about how you used a "straw-man" here and there,..."
More like a win to me.
From the page: "The reason why atheists seem to like the absurdity of "has no belief in God" is because it gives them a way to bypass this second step. It is absurd to ask an entity that lacks a belief in God to justify its state. Try it. Walk up to the nearest inanimate object and demand that it justify to you its lack of a belief in God.
If it answers, go see a doctor."
Atheists comedians for the win!
Pretty good review on Sims 3.