Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Shame Factor By Christopher Hitchens-Slate

When will dictators learn not to treat their people like fools? By Christopher Hitchens

http://www.slate.com/id/2283168/

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PZ Myers on Science and Atheism: Natural Allies

By AAI 2010 MONTREAL – PZ MYERS ON TVONTARIO

http://richarddawkins.net/videos/585835-pz-myers-on-science-and-atheism-natural-allies

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Ken Ham vs. Rev. Barry Lynn Over Tax Funded Bible Theme Park

http://richarddawkins.net/videos/585779-ken-ham-vs-rev-barry-lynn-over-tax-funded-bible-theme-park

By ANDERSON COOPER – CNN

Via Atheist Media Blog

It may be just me, but things like this, I think, don’t bode well for the future.

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Christopher Hitchens Debates Alister McGrath Georgetown University

This is a debate that has been available for sometime in one form or the other, but I have only just discovered it today on FORA. You can watch the whole video or pick and choose chapters which is a wonderful feature on this site as well. It is entertaining but as usual, Hitchens is such an unintellectual powerhouse that I have yet to see someone best him.

http://fora.tv/2007/10/11/Christopher_Hitchens_Debates_Alister_McGrath

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High School Biology Teachers in U.S. Reluctant to Endorse Evolution in Class, Study Finds

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/01/110127141657.htm

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Harps Stores-Baked Goods, Pharmacy, and Hatred

One stop shopping. Now at a chain store in Arkansas you can get everything you need for house, home and attitude towards what constitutes a loving family and what does not. This week according to Harps website, you can read their full official statement regarding this whole incident here http://www.harpsfood.com/Home/Home_S.las?-token.S=AE7T9R6A3480318P7a720020WTnN6L53941D75|16372|1101271314|||

apparently a manager at one of their stores recieved several complaints about the cover of US magazine showing Elton John and David Furnish with their new baby, just adopted recently. You can see the photo censored and uncensored here. http://coverawards.com/2011/01/26/news_elton_john_magazine_cover_censored_10981/

Outrageous isn’t it. The nerve of these two people who have been together for 17 years. To appear on a magazine cover with their new baby boy. I wonder how many people complained to have the magazine covered up. Makes me wonder what else gets censored everyday that we don’t hear about just because it doesn’t involve someone who is in the public eye as much as Elton John.

I remember hearing that Elton John wasn’t too upset about Prop 8 in California. I hope he will, after this, come to bring the weight of his celebrity to bear on gay issues in America a little more. I also really hope that this little bit in the news makes a lot of people wake up and rethink the prejudice that still exists towards gay people. We live in an enlightened age where this just shouldn’t happen anymore. Take a walk through your local grocery sometime and look at the other magazines on the racks. You could probably find a couple more that would have something on them that would offend someone. That doesn’t mean they should be covered up too. That just means if you don’t like it don’t buy it. And if your child sees two men on a magazine cover with their newly adopted baby and asks you how that can be, why not just say, there are all kinds of different families and they love their kids just as much as I love you.

You can have an open mind, or keep your head in the sand and condemn your kids to ignorance as well. Its up to you. No one has the right to not be offended. And just because you are offended, it doesn’t mean that you are right.

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The Think Atheist Foundation invites you to submit your own personal story about how Christopher Hitchens has impacted your life.

The Think Atheist Foundation invites you to submit your own personal story about how Christopher Hitchens has impacted your life.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/a/gawd.me/viewform?formkey=dF83U010U2F4V3BtTkdWb1V5d0c5Unc6MQ&ndplr=1

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