The 85% / 15% Un-solution: What a Technique!

Here’s an interesting paradigm to ponder: the 85/15. If you spend any time at all following political or social debate in America, you have experienced 85/15. You might not realize it, but you have probably succumbed to it many times. It doesn’t mean you’re dull-witted or even easily fooled. It means that 85/15 is potent […]

Repost: Merry Chistmas, Happy Holydays

(This is a repost of a blog written last December 17,) The holiday season is upon us.  It does start earlier and earlier each year – at least in the stores.  In the good old days, you didn’t see Christmas decorations until Thanksgiving.  You didn’t see Halloween stuff in the stores until October.  Well, it’s […]

Rebranding: International Blasphemy Day / Blasphemy Rights Day – Hmmm – Maybe not!

(Before you read this post, you might want to have a look at my writing about the 2009 International Blasphemy Day — Happy International Blasphemy Day (Well maybe not so happy.). Hoooooray (not)! It’s September 30, International Blasphemy Day, I mean, Blasphemy Rights Day. Yes, whoda thunk – a little rebranding for the proponents of […]

Trade Your Bible in for Porn – Scorn!

Speaking of shrill, an atheist student group has set up a table on the campus of the University of Texas at San Antonio.  Their project name is “Smut for Smut.”  If you turn in your Bible (which they consider smut), they will give you some real smut (a pornographic magazine). Here’s the rationale in a […]

Sometimes a Miracle Is Just a Miracle —

Some people see a miracle in everything.  In truth, this is not a bad approach in terms of appreciating..  Claiming the miraculous for every single thing sometimes strains credibility.  But if there is something that is difficult to explain, it might be a miracle.  Sometimes proving something is not a miracle can be more ludicrous […]

Tim Tebow, Super Bowl, Prior Restraint Didn’t Work – Now What?

  The Tebow Family Tackles (sorry I couldn’t help it) the Super Bowl In spite of all the snarling, whining, and threatening, CBS aired the ad sponsored by Focus on the Family featuring Pam (mother) and Tim (son) Tebow.  Pam Tebow talked about her “miracle baby,” how hard it was, and how she still worried […]

Tim Tebow, Super Bowl and Prior Restraint – Part 2

On Monday, we scampered down the road of women’s groups trying to act as censors.  In that post, it was noted that the arguments for censoring were not only flawed, but bordered on mere excuses that would not hold up unless you were committed to their point of view.  Another quote to bring home the […]

Tim Tebow, Super Bowl, and Prior Restraint – How Quaint!

How quaint.  I wrote about Banned Book Week in October when Marian, the Librarian proclaimed an entire week to rail against the evils of censorship.  During that same week, non-Christians worldwide celebrated International Blasphemy Day supposedly as a protest to censorship, but really bordering on “hate-speech” against the Christian God.  Even the founder of the […]

Merry Xmas – I Mean, chi mas, I mean Χριστός mas, I mean Christmas – Part 1

Many people get themselves in an uproar when someone uses the abbreviation Xmas.  To them, it symbolizes the effort to remove the Christ from Christmas – if not to obliterate Christian overtones to the holiday.  And clearly, there are those who use Xmas with that intention. It seems legitimate for committed Christians to get exacerbated […]

Happy Holidays – I mean Merry Christmas

The holiday season is upon us.  It does start earlier and earlier each year – at least in the stores.  In the good old days, you didn’t see Christmas decorations until Thanksgiving.  You didn’t see Halloween stuff in the stores until October.  Well, it’s a lot different now. The store displays relating to holidays are […]

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