Candidates (Except Romney) Gather In Iowa For Doomiest And Gloomiest Debate Of All — And so they got their moment — and essentially two hours of prominent Republicans talking about how persecuted Christians are in modern America, and how secularism is out to destroy us all. My friends on the Right confuse persecution by Christians with persecution of Christians. Or perhaps they've never heard of school prayer, Creationism, forced pregnancy, religiously based bullying exemption, "conscience laws" for medical providers and gay bashing as planks of their own party. Or perhaps they're unaware of the percentage of Christians serving in Congress and all levels of government, as compared to any other religious group or atheists. Persecution doesn't mean "when I don't get it all my own way."
Rev. Ed Schneider: The fallacy of ‘modern’ Christianity — Speaking of Christianists.
The Religious Mind Is Morally Compromised: Demonstration — Engaging the audience in a simple experiment, Dan Barker illustrates how the religious mindset is morally compromised. (Via
GOP Clown College — Heh. (Via
?otd: Did your work week start today?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo fatigue)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 13.00 (solid sleep plus napping)
Currently (re)reading: Making Money by Terry Pratchett