Loon Funders

The sources of funding for right wing nuttery seems infinite. Much of this cash is aimed at organizations that are primarily or at least overtly religious. Not just religious, but crazy religious. By that, I mean religion of the “Science is the work of the Devil!” variety. Yet those providing these funds seem to be… Continue reading Loon Funders

Your Media

I have spilled imaginary gallons of electronic ink decrying the quality of our media. Yet I find the recent hubbub involving news reading airhead Lauren Green’s interview with Professor of Religion Reza Aslan unimportant. I suppose it is possible to become jaded that a typical news reader is hired largely for aesthetics, as the former… Continue reading Your Media

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The Persecuted Christians

Little Green Footballs linked to a Think Progress article, AFA Warns That Christians Will Soon Be Treated Like Blacks in Jim Crow Era. I am often familiar with songs for many years without ever understanding the lyrics. I never paid attention to the lyrics of “Strange Fruit” as sung by Billie Holiday (written by Abel… Continue reading The Persecuted Christians

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Prophecy

I have said it before, and I’ll doubtless continue saying it until advanced dementia has rendered me incapable of recalling physics: This simple statement means that it is impossible, by the laws of physics, to know anything perfectly. While I should mention that the position and momentum of large objects may be known quite accurately,… Continue reading Prophecy