Atheist Top 30

Pretty interesting list of songs. Now all we need is an Atheist anthem. Like it or not, Christian music is undoubtedly popular. Among my daughter’s peer group “Jesus Take the Wheel,” by Carrie Underwood, is a very popular song that her friends sing when they get together. During my own adolescence I was an unwilling […]

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Boy chosen by Dalai Lama turns back on Buddhism

Kind of like that King of the Hill episode, isn’t it? As a toddler, he was put on a throne and worshipped by monks who treated him like a god. But the boy chosen by the Dalai Lama as a reincarnation of a spiritual leader has caused consternation – and some embarrassment – for Tibetan […]

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Wikipedia bans Church of Scientology

At least they’re not banning Cyantitians… According to The Register, Wikipedia has banned multiple IP addresses related to the Church of Scientology for extreme, one-sided editing in an attempt to remove Scientology criticism from the Web. The decision wasn’t an easy one though: Wikipedia’s Arbitration Committee took nearly half a year to resolve the matter. […]

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The big empty read

Just finished reading “The Big Empty” by Norman and John Buffalo Mailer. It’s nothing big, just a really lengthy conversation between Norman Mailer and his son on a variety of different topics, such as religion, democracy, patriotism, fascism, boxing, Iraq, women, and the generational gap. JB is something like 60 years younger than his father, […]

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