Intelligent Conversation About Abortion

17 06 2009

Most “Pro-Life” diatribes are simplistic and logically tidy.  Unfortunately while some are well written, they are typically unfortunately myopic. Nobody who gets an abortion does so frivolously. There is no thoughtful discussion about the devastating unwanted impact on the life of a raped woman or the life and death urgency for a woman who could die if a fetus is carried to term?

They also lack heartfelt contemplations about how society has stacked the deck against single mothers and how they might be far less likely to get an abortion if only for adequate childcare/healthcare? There is also no indignation over wages that are 80 cents on the dollar of what men make, and how fair wages would better enable her to work and support her children?

Alas, there is no analysis on how to improve family planning or fix our broken adoption system that is failing to adequately care for the children who are already here and needing help?

Sadly, their pieces are generally thoughtful, but only as far as they go. Unfortunately, like most of the pro-life arguments, they rarely go far enough to actually address the actual problems being faced by real people in tough situations. To imply that women are just killing babies for no reason blithely ignores the broader and far more complicated reality.

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God Has A Food Fetish

9 03 2009

Well, at least one could easily conclude that.

Between the cheese sandwiches and Cheetos, the name sweet baby Cheesus might be quite appropriate indeed.





Quote Of The Day: Bertrand Russell

6 03 2009

“You find as you look around the world that every single bit of progress in humane feeling, every improvement in the criminal law, every step toward the diminution of war, every step toward better treatment of the colored races, or every mitigation of slavery, every moral progress that there has been in the world, has been consistently opposed by the organized churches of the world. I say quite deliberately that the Christian religion, as organized in its churches, has been and still is the principal enemy of moral progress in the world.”

— Bertrand Russell, Why I am Not a Christian, 1927





My Family Recipe For Bible Bacon!

4 03 2009

So after perusing the Constitution and reflecting on the First Amendment and what a wonderful thing freedom of speech is…I turned to my Bible. Wouldn’t you know it, but my family recipe for Bacon was bookmarking a rather ironic pearl of divine wisdom.

“Nevertheless these ye shall not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the cloven hoof; as the camel, and the hare, and the coney: for they chew the cud, but divide not the hoof; therefore they are unclean unto you.

And the swine, because it divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it is unclean unto you: ye shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcase.”  -Deuteronomy 14:7-8.

Oh hell yeah…they’re talking about BACON!  I f’ing LOVE bacon!  But after a recent paper drive I’m fresh out of newsprint to sop up all that fresh hot bacon grease. God always rewards those who overcome and can improvise in a pinch, so…

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A match made in heaven

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Of course it magically opened to Deuteronomy 14!

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Mmmmm, you can just smell that crispy pork goodness.

Who knew the Bible could hold so much bacon at once?

Who knew the Bible could hold so much bacon at once?

But is the word of God strong AND absorbant?

But is the word of God strong AND absorbent?

Bible by Bounty

Gospel...The Quicker Picker Upper!

Bible Bacon for the WIN!

Bible Bacon for the WIN!

God was with me and he made sure that the book of Deuteronomy was there for me when I needed it the most.  Alas, the face of Mary did not grace the toast of my BLT but there was a greasy stain that kinda reminded me of Charles Darwin.  Weird huh?

Stay tuned and maybe next time we can read a passage or two from Genesis 38:9!





Evolution 101

21 02 2009

For any of you who doubt the veracity of evolution, or perhaps simply don’t understand it, this straightforward video should shed a little light on the topic in a far more informative and less offensive way that I generally would.  I know, I’m a big jerk.  Whatever.  But this is my attempt to make a more civil offering to the discourse.

Comments are always welcome.





It’s A Good Thing God Is Real…

19 02 2009

…otherwise this would look really silly.





Muslims, They Do Love Their Irony

18 02 2009

Oh those silly silly peace loving Muslims.  Is there no length you won’t go to be Ironic?

And if you wait for it you’ll soon hear the Christians start to chime in about how even radical Christians are loving, accepting, and peaceful compared to Islam.  Ah yes, and don’t forget your Christian based hate, segregation, isolationism, myopic nationalism, and historic revisionism.   Practice hypocrisy much?