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Insults tit for tat with Pope Francis

  Since the murderous attack on those satirical cartoonists and their staff, at Charlie Hebdo’s headquarters in Paris, there have been any number of cries for more journalistic self-censorship. And by critics – often folded in with their condolences for the victims of this crime – concerned with what are viewed by many, as needlessly…

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Defending Darwinian Evolution

– or – Why you never heard one damn thing about evolution in school   I don’t know if it’s just because it’s a favorite subject of mine (it is), or that I’m just easily seduced into sticking up for it (I know …), but the muse need hardly apply, when tangling with an otherwise…

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The higher morality of atheism

  When it comes to competing with religious belief, atheism would appear to have a problem filling out the dance card for hopes and dreams.  Or coming up with answers to the perceived purposeless, and meaningless emptiness, of the philosophy.  At least, according to religious minds.  Those needing a God and an afterlife to add…

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Re-examining this God of the gaps

It’s not at all uncommon to encounter any number of agnostic non-believers (no, really – there are such folks), apparently up on all the science, but who are still unable – in good conscience – to tic that last box as confirmed atheists.  Who default to an almost truculent allusion to that old ‘God of the…