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A Minion’s Tale – a reread of Handmaid’s Tale

Met up with the banned book club to discuss this book Thursday night. Largely positive thoughts about the storytelling approach presented, but let me see what all I remember — a theme within the book by Margaret Atwood that we … Continue reading

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X-Men advertisers make giant billboard misstep

CBC reports that Toronto wound up with several of these brainless billboards advertising the newest of the X-Men franchise. So we have here a giant armoured up dude strangling the crap out of a dainty naked lady. My trim/enlargement of … Continue reading

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Atheist scruples 2014 – hey “old man”

This was in my list of search terms for some random reason. should i permit my 12 yr. old granddaughter to call me “old man” instead of grandpa? I see many possibly answers here and they all depend on how … 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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Has anyone from Sesame Street actually come out to say Ernie and Bert were gay?

I agree, their lifestyle was a little weird. Who expects sheep to dance one’s self to sleep anyway? I don’t blame Bert one bit. Fuck! Ernie! Fucking hell! Bert even says, “Not again…” Oh, not the bugle… Christian bakers got … Continue reading

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Here we are now, entertain us

I found an interesting article out of the Guardian this week. Psychologists at Virginia and Harvard universities reported on the results of several recent studies that were geared toward testing people on their ability to occupy themselves with no distractions. … Continue reading

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Reading Billy Graham’s mail again

It’s been a while since I did that. In fact, it’s been so long, I’m doing two. Kids will be heading off to school again soon and Billy Graham is offering up his brand of “useful” advice for when whey … Continue reading

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British Humanists want accurate census

and are hoping those who fill out their census information later this month take extra care when they get to the lines about religion. They’ve got a site up to promote their project (The Census Campaign) and I quote from … Continue reading

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A question with a very obvious answer

The question is this: How many organizations and associations would a 20-something have to join that might come close to equaling the kind of social connection made available through full activity in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? … Continue reading

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This needs to be read

Oooh, boy, have I learned that lesson. You know that brave, fake face you put on to show the world while you’re torturing yourself on the inside? Did you know that everyone else has one, too? Embrace that you have … Continue reading

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