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Posted inUncategorized

World Table Stuffs.

Reading Time: 7 minutes Today I had a long conversation with the World Table (TWT) people. As you know, yesterday they installed (at Patheos’ suggestion and with my consent) the prototype of their commenting plugin. In that time we’ve had some very strong opinions voiced and I was able to share these opinions today with the devs and C-suite folks. I want to touch base now with the results of that convo. First, let’s talk about the purpose of this test.

Posted inReligion

Let’s Be As Honest As We Wish Christians Were.

Reading Time: 8 minutes The few people who respond to Christians’ lies and are fooled thereby into conversion–or reconversion, or rededication–are enough of a success that the legions turned off from the religion are totally forgotten. So why is it that non-Christians forget all this stuff when it comes to their own untruths?

Posted inReligion

Human Dignity Flutters Free, Again.

Reading Time: 7 minutes (Content note: Religious extremism and terrorism.) It was such an ugly, ugly story–and all the uglier for being so painfully familiar. A Muslim radical, newly arrived to Australia, took the most effective tool of communication he had–a gun–into a nice little coffee shop in Sydney and took hostages. He did some awful things there for […]

Posted inReligion

Seventy Times Seven.

Reading Time: 10 minutes Then Peter came and said to Him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven. For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to […]

Posted inGeneral

How you can help SIN and ATP

Reading Time: 2 minutes Here at the Skeptic Ink Network, A Tippling Philosopher is doing quite well as a blog, thanks to main to some of you dedicated readers. I just thought I would throw out a request for a bit of further support which shouldn’t be too demanding. First of all: Twitter Yes, SIN has its own twitter […]

Posted inReligion

Stories That Seem Like Pranks But Aren’t.

Reading Time: 3 minutes Sometimes I get this bizarre feeling like what I’m seeing is actually the ticker-tape crawl display from SimCity 2000–like news is getting increasingly and increasingly surreal and unearthly. Maybe it’s just that I’m getting older. Or maybe I play way too many video games.

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The Daughters of Women.

Reading Time: 11 minutes A while ago I wrote a post called “The Daughters of Men” in which I cried aloud in the wilderness about a pastor who is deliberately teaching his daughters things that will potentially harm them significantly in their future lives as adults. It looks like this kind of horrifically poorly-done parenting isn’t specific to misogynistic […]

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