Category Archives: tv

A Question of Atheist Scruples – unscrupulous media edition

Your gritty current affairs program is in a ratings war. You can take the lead by broadcasting the ‘execution of the week.’ Do you? Now the game shows its age a wee bit. There was a time, boys and girls, … Continue reading

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Morality Movie Monday – Twin Peaks: fire walk with me

True, it’s Tuesday, but we watched this last night, finally. And before I get to the thoughts about it: The song is created by Marjen, my dear Hubs, called “Waldo the Bird is Dead” — part of a “Prequel of … Continue reading

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Question of Atheist Scruples – Doctor, Doctor, give me the news…

You are a doctor. A longtime patient asks for a sick certificate even though he isn’t ill. Do you provide it? I’d probably ask why he thinks he needs one but I doubt I’d write one up just out of … Continue reading

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Today’s Facebook Find – Imagine if you were 9 again

Weird Tales Magazine offered up the following What If recently: You wake up and you are yourself, but nine years old. You know everything you know now. What do you do? Question: have I gone back in time to age … Continue reading

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Black Jesus haters: The best opinion is the uninformed opinion

First, I quote: Monica Cole, director of One Million Moms, said the show is “blasphemous, irreverent and disrespectful.” Her group is basing its criticisms on the show’s YouTube trailer, which shows Jesus using explicit language and includes violence and drinking. … Continue reading

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So, who’s going to watch Atheist TV on July 29th, 2014?

What is it they’re offering? the channel will broadcast 24 hours, mostly with licenses and pre-recorded content, such as documentaries by the Richard Dawkins Foundation as well as a talk show titled “Atheist Viewpoint” and a call-in show, “Atheist Experience”. … Continue reading

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My brain’s offline

I took the weekend off from posting and can’t get the head in action to be interested in any blogging today. At least, nothing on a topic of interest. I went to Sucker Punch with friends Friday night. It was … Continue reading

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God’s wife written out of the bible?

What an idea. Who came up with that one? Francesca Stavrakopoulou is a theologian who’s been looking back earlier writings that suggest ancient Israelites had two gods they were worshiping: Yahweh and his wife, Asherah. Stavrakopoulou bases her theory on … Continue reading

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Why should God TV get a contract deal?

This makes no sense, except in terms of the religious right demanding more special favours and having the power to really make people wish they’d caved. I expect that why people always cave first; it’s less of a hassle. Like … Continue reading

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Did Doctor Who get younger because people don’t trust old people anymore?

I don’t know why this came to mind today, but I’m wondering. The first Doctor, William Hartnell, was not a young man. The character was a grandfather who dragged his own granddaughter and her teachers on these wild adventures. He … Continue reading

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