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Michael Sam, the NFL & Why Straight People Should Be Pro-LGBT
Michael Sam is an All-American defensive lineman who recently graduated from Missouri ("Mizzou"), and might become the first openly gay NFL player. He's not in the League yet, but he came out this week and is supposed to be a 3rd-4th round draft pick. ( ESP...
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Richard Sherman: A Case Study in Aversive Racism and Respectability Politics
In case you missed it... Richard Sherman is an African American football player for the Seattle Seahawks team. He made an awesome play at the end of a playoff game and helped his team get to the Super Bowl.  Apparently, before/during the game there was some...
In case you missed it... Richard Sherman is an African American football player for the Seattle Seahawks team. He made an awesome play at the end of a playoff game and helped his team get to the Super Bowl. Apparently, before...
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Do you want to live forever - without that Judeo-Christian “Heaven” stuff? Well, have I got a deal for you!   Westernized-Eastern-Religion-Crap! Reincarnation: Westernized-Eastern-Religion-Crap I thi...
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I'm sure we can all think of many negative things about the Lottery, but could it ever be used as a force for good?  Who Killed Mega Million? Gambling was illegal in my state when I was growing up, but the lottery has sin...
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Jesus Was Probably Gay: Blasphemy Laws vs. Free Speech
Happy Blasphemy Rights Day !  Since the Center for Inquiry launched this idea in 2009, I have tried to bring my "A-Game" blasphemy on September 30th! I know the majority of my readers are probably blaspheming atheists, so you're probably on-board. Even thos...
Happy Blasphemy Rights Day!  Since the Center for Inquiry launched this idea in 2009, I have tried to bring my "A-Game" blasphemy on September 30th! I know the majority of my readers are probably blaspheming atheists, so you'...
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Euthyphro, Epicurus, and Timeless "Problems with God"
Plato & Socrates in Raphael's School of Athens I recently read  Euthyphro  for the first time (by  Plato ) . I was familiar with the premise, but had not read the whole thing. I highly recommend it, in its entirety (maybe 10 pages?) if you have not already ...
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Why Do Good People Abuse Their Children?
Introduction and Basic Premises My original title, "Why Do Good People Abuse Their Children?" relies on some significant assumptions, so I want to lay them out first: A) Some people who abuse their children do so unwittingly, and can still be decent people,...
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Westernized-Eastern-Religion-Crap
Do you want to live forever - without that Judeo-Christian “Heaven” stuff? Well, have I got a deal for you!   Westernized-Eastern-Religion-Crap! Reincarnation: Westernized-Eastern-Religion-Crap I think it’s fair to say that no one has been spared from all k...
Do you want to live forever - without that Judeo-Christian “Heaven” stuff? Well, have I got a deal for you!   Westernized-Eastern-Religion-Crap! Reincarnation: Westernized-Eastern-Religion-Crap I thi...
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Skeptic Questions: Can The Lottery Ever Be A GOOD Idea?
I'm sure we can all think of many negative things about the Lottery, but could it ever be used as a force for good?  Who Killed Mega Million? Gambling was illegal in my state when I was growing up, but the lottery has since become legal. Even when I was rel...
I'm sure we can all think of many negative things about the Lottery, but could it ever be used as a force for good?  Who Killed Mega Million? Gambling was illegal in my state when I was growing up, but the lottery has sin...
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Inexplicable Pleasure & Unforgivable Punishment: Heaven & Hell Problems
If you're feeling brave, ask yourself, or someone who believes in Heaven, to describe it. I've done this a few times, and these conversations  are often some of the most perplexing. Three things come to mind when I think of the discussions I've had around H...
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There's certainly an argument for using emotion and more emotional rhetoric when arguing our positions; we're social apes and as such not emotionless logical robots and we cannot be argued to as if we were.  We must also remember that the notion of emotion being excluded from logic is itself illogical and that foundational error leads to the misapplication of logic in ways that do not work.
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