Tag Archives: quotable

Quotable Handmaid

“Better never means better for everyone… It always means worse, for some.” ― Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale My banned book club will be discussing this book tonight. The club did read it in May 2011 but we’ve got several … Continue reading

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Quotable George Clooney

Quoting from USA Today: The irresponsibility, in this day and age, to exploit religious differences where none exist, is at the very least negligent and more appropriately dangerous. We have family members all over the world, and the idea that … Continue reading

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Happy Carl Sagan Day

The trouble with quote sites is they don’t always tell the reader where the original was printed. For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. … Continue reading

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CNN is shocked by the bible…

This blog post put me in mind of the series I did for Joe Kovacs’ book called “Shocked by the Bible.” John Blake is reporting on the fact that many people have no flipping clue what’s in that book but … Continue reading

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Quotable royal wedding commentary

I didn’t get up in the middle of my night to watch Kate and William wed so I missed hearing them sing “And Did Those Feet in Ancient Times?” at the end. The following, by Colin McEnroe, is about that. … Continue reading

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Quotable op-ed

Carol Forsloff questions why Christians are skeptical of Obama’s birth certificate, etc. The claim used by Christians most to support their beliefs is that people should have faith and that faith will allow them to believe these exceptional ideas about … Continue reading

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It’s International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is celebrating 100 years of celebrating the achievements of women this year. Am I the only one who finds that kind of a sad idea, that we actually had to go and assign one specific day to … Continue reading

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