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Banned Book Club – 1984

Before I get into that, a bit of personal housekeeping. The poetry I posted earlier today was written in response to some emotional turmoil I went through this past year. Longtime readers may recall mention of someone only ever referred … Continue reading

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“Once, just once, I’d like to be able to land someplace and say, ‘Behold, I am the Archangel Gabriel'”

“I fail to see the humor in that situation, Doctor.” “Naturally. You could hardly claim to be an angel with those pointed ears, Mister Spock. But say you landed someplace with a pitchfork…” I’m a Star Trek fan from way … Continue reading

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Dracula connection to a young earth?

Normally I avoid Answers in Genesis like a plague, but with a headline like that, there’s got to be some fun reading in it. Sadly I don’t know enough about vampire bats to know if John Woodmorappe is properly describing … Continue reading

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Quotable Greta Christina

I should read her stuff more often. I Trekked out today, and she also wrote about Trek recently, and why people who claim religion is a metaphor are lying through their teeth: Original Showians don’t treat Next Generationists as sinners … Continue reading

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Advice Avenue via Atheist Street no. 5

Here I am, stealing Billy Graham’s mail again. It’s from December 12th: Q: I know God has forgiven me for all the bad things I did when I was young, but will I ever forget them? They haunt me all … Continue reading

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Why people quote from the bible

1. They believe it wholeheartedly and seek to demonstrate through the best possible verses why. 2. They don’t believe it and seek to demonstrate through the worst possible verses why. 3. They’re well read anyway and recognize a quote as … Continue reading

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Saw Robert J. Sawyer give a talk tonight

For those who have no idea who that is, he’s a Canadian science-fiction writer, one of only seven authors (and the only Canuck) to win all three prestigious sci-fi writing awards (Hugo, Nebula and some other thing I’d never heard … Continue reading

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Choose your own Star Trek Adventure

As a long time fan of the series, I have to shout out huzzahs to Stephanie Fox at io9.com for the fabulous Star Trek story plotter. There are so many levels of awesome, and she maxed them all out. Well … Continue reading

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The wait isn’t over

The movie doesn’t come out until next May so first I had a bit of a whee! moment at the discovery of the new Star Trek movie preview, then I watched it and went, Hm… I guess Roddenberry and company … Continue reading

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Too many denominations spoil the church

I’ve written about the Church of the Holy Sepulchre before but this news story tops the church repair woes: Israeli police have had to restore order at one of Christianity’s holiest sites after a mass brawl broke out between monks … Continue reading

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