Tag Archives: myths

Divine messages from everyday animals?

It’s thrown in the “just for fun” category so I’m going to have fun with it. Unlike “real” research into the meaning of things, this site seems to be making up a bunch of junk. I’m assuming it’s the site … Continue reading

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Last night the Saskatoon Skeptics told ghost stories

It was a small turnout compared to some nights but the six of us had a merry spooky time telling tales anyway. Sucks to be one that missed the fun… David brought along a printout of a story Pliny the … Continue reading

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Why not picket the New Jersey Devils then?

According to folklore acquired via Wikipedia: Most accounts of the Jersey Devil legend attribute the creature to a “Mother Leeds”, a supposed witch, although the tale has many variations. According to one version, she invoked the devil by saying “let … Continue reading

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Opinion vs opinion (1minion vs West Texas)

For lack of other ideas, I quote Terry Williamson at the Midland Reporter-Telegram and his opinion piece about the need to do away with the notion of “freedom from religion.” Is it OK if I say Happy Easter? I get … Continue reading

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The One Minion Search Party, vol. 37

This one intrigued me: tibet myths and folktales I know squat about Tibet except it’s full of mountains and wise old men in funny furry hats, and other bald men who dress in yellow, sit around, and hum. Just kidding… … Continue reading

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Remember to put the Fest in “Festive” this year!

Definition of fest for those who want it: –noun an assembly of people engaged in a common activity (often used in combination): filmfest; gabfest; love-fest; poetry fest. Over in Scotland, Dundee has declared December to be Christian Christmas free. No … Continue reading

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If only they told bible stories like they told other stories

By no means recent, but this Times Online article from December just struck a chord. What I know of the Old Testament comes from the Bible being read aloud to classes at my church primary school: I was horrified that … Continue reading

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A little dose of Chickmas cheer

P. Z. Myers over at Pharyngula is showcasing Jack Chick’s version of what happens when kids find out there’s no such thing as Santa. I don’t dare read the whole tract in case I choke on my lunch. Not too … Continue reading

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Yule be grateful this solstice season

It might be overshadowed by Christian ritual now, but the longest winter night of the year is still a wonder in and of itself for those who follow pagan traditions. “The winter solstice is the longest night (of the year), … Continue reading

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Wales has become one of the most secular societies in the world

Wales Online says so. While more than half of people recently surveyed admit Jesus has some personal importance in their lives, fewer people are attending church. More than half still believed Jesus was born in Bethlehem, but belief in the … Continue reading

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