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Jay Lake
Date: 2007-12-14 06:08
Subject: [links] Link salad? Friday? Really?
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Mars Rover Finding Suggests Once Habitable Environment — Mmm...Helium dreams.

frankwu asks what 5 books you would take with you into the future

Radio Guy — Cool classic tech images. (Snurched from anacrotech.)

Homemade handheld Tesla coil — :: wants ::

Glow in the dark cats! — Now if they'd make the puke glow in the dark... (Thanks to T.)

Children are targets of Nigerian witch hunt — "Evangelical pastors are helping to create a terrible new campaign of violence against young Nigerians. Children and babies branded as evil are being abused, abandoned and even murdered while the preachers make money out of the fear of their parents and their communities." Yep, secularism is definitely the root of the world's evils. If only we were all this moral. (Thanks to goulo.)

For Religious Group, True Charity Begins On Operating Table
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Kerry aka Trouble
User: controuble
Date: 2007-12-14 14:34 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
There are directions and schematics to build that handheld Tesla coil here - posted by jadecat9 on Nov 6th
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S. Boyd Taylor
User: sboydtaylor
Date: 2007-12-14 15:49 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Re: Nigerian Witch Hunts

Isn't this what Falwell, 700 Club, and others used to do when they preached against Rock Music, D&D, and other stuff -- just call something (anything!) evil so your followers will believe you and pay you more money.

Rule by creating delusional fear is nothing new. It's the primary mode of American Politics -- the Conservatives having delusional fears about the Liberals (and even a little happening the other way round). Hell, what about McCarthyism and Domino theory?

Humans are stupid animals. And we're all human.
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User: lordofallfools
Date: 2007-12-14 17:31 (UTC)
Subject: Root of all Evil
Yep, secularism is definitely the root of the world's evils.

Nah. Love of money is.

As demonstrated.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2007-12-14 17:34 (UTC)
Subject: Re: Root of all Evil
Money, or perhaps more generally, a combination of greed and pride for which money is the scorekeeping mechanism.

Please, somebody tell this to Huckabee, Romney and the Pope.
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User: lordofallfools
Date: 2007-12-14 19:17 (UTC)
Subject: Re: Root of all Evil
I'm assuming you mean, "Tell Huckabee, Romney, and the Pope that secularism is not the root of all evil."

I can't speak for Protestantism or Roman Catholicism-- but Mormonism very clearly indicts greed and classism as enormously destructive forces.
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