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Quotable world explorer

“The church says the earth is flat, but I know that it is round, for I have seen the shadow on the moon, and I have more faith in a shadow than in the church.” Ferdinand Magellan (via) would know, … Continue reading

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Quotable reflection

I wonder how many Christians would still count themselves as Christian if they really dove into the history of their belief system and its evolution. Mark D. Roberts manages it and still provides fascinating information on the early days of … Continue reading

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Another quote for Banned Book Week

I can get behind this sentiment: “There is no such thing as a moral book or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written. That is all.” – Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891 What a … Continue reading

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Another quote to mark Banned Books Week

In light of that idiot in Florida, Terry Jones, here’s a quote from one of America’s presidents: “Don’t join the book burners… Don’t be afraid to go in your library and read every book.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower Assuming your … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week starts today

My Freethinker group is going to be starting a banned book club for October. They’ve picked Rushdie’s Satanic Verses to get started. I haven’t signed up for it yet but I probably will. That’s hardly a book I feel like … Continue reading

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Quotable Tom Waits

I can see why the Man was so reluctant to loan me his most treasured book. Lowside of the Road: a life of Tom Waits by Barney Hoskyns turned out to be a fantastic read and the kind of book … Continue reading

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Quotable letter to the editor

I don’t tend to read our local paper, but the other night at the atheism lecture, someone from the audience mentioned a letter that had been printed by the Saskatoon Star Phoenix that was sure to get seen and talked … Continue reading

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Quotable church signs

Since I’ve had this locomotion bug lately, I’ve been taking a lot more walks than I used to do. And, since Saskatoon has its fair share of churches, and churches like to advertise their services, I’m seeing church signs on … Continue reading

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Quotable Soldier

From an article entitled Serving in Iraq killed my faith in God: I asked myself how could there be some guy in the sky watching over this mess? How was there a God who was fine with Luke being killed, … Continue reading

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Quotable Viewpoint

From here, regarding the recent Glenn Beck “Restoring Honor” rally: The idea that God will watch over humanity at this point in time is hard to swallow after the Holocaust. If God was silent about the gas chambers, I doubt … Continue reading

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