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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-01-29 05:42
Subject: [links] Link salad buries its soul in a scrapbook
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The Acts of Whimsy cancer fundraiser and the Lakeside Kickstarter for the documentary about me, [info]the_child, and cancer are still live. Both have made goal, but additional support is always welcome. Please check them out if you have not done so yet.

Calvin and Hobbes on language — Hahahah.

In the Dairy Case, Ripe Prose — On the language of cheesemongery. Hah! (Thanks to AH, via [info]tillyjane, a/k/a my Mom.)

Women fight to get benefits for breast cancer survivors rushed — Because when you're very ill is when America shows its cruelty best.

Is It Time to Treat Violence Like a Contagious Disease? — (Via David Goldman.)

Microorganisms Discovered in Middle and Upper Troposphere — I hate it when that happens.

Data Storage: The DNA Option — Brings a whole new meaning to the term "thumb drive".

Physicists seek cosmic domain walls — Because science! (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)

Simulated Pickett N4-ES Slide Rule — Because math!

Apollo 16: Driving on the MoonAPOD with some cool video.

North Korea Is No Longer A Big White Space On Google Maps — You can even find your friendly neighborhood gulag now.

A climate seesaw in the AtlanticResearchers are trying to understand the impact of the Atlantic's big cycles. This is how science works. Instead of the comforting ideological certainty and willful ignorance of denialism, climate science constantly tests itself.

In a Quick Shift, Scouts Rethink a Ban on Gays — Another domino in the wall of conservative bigotry falls? They're going about it in a half-assed way, but at least this is progress.

Boy Scouts reconsidering stance on gay members — Really, who wrote that headline?

Do white evangelicals have a delusional persecution complex? Barna says yes, and provides quantifiable proof A majority of white evangelicals “want Judeo-Christians to dominate the culture,” said David Kinnamon, president of the Barna Group. “Dominate.” Or, as Christian said, it’s not about religious liberty, it’s about religious primacy. The idea that Christians are persecuted in our society is a wonderfully self-valorizing concept that has no correspondence in reality, unless you define "persecution" as "marginal erosion of the privilege inherent in absolute cultural dominance."

QotD?: Are there photographs there? Is there moss?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (still in post-operative recovery)
Hours slept: 7.0 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.0 hours (post-operative recovery)
Weight: n/a (forgot)
Number of FEMA troops on my block protecting women from violence: 0
Currently reading: The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett

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scarlettina: Pffft!
User: scarlettina
Date: 2013-01-29 14:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
A majority of white evangelicals “want Judeo-Christians to dominate the culture,” said David Kinnamon, president of the Barna Group.

You'll notice that you'll never hear Jews referring to the Judeo-Christians because there are Jews and there are Christians. We may have a source book in common, but the approaches are different and the attitudes are wildly variant. These so-called Judeo-Christians comfort themselves with the idea that Jews think just like they do. Surprisingly we don't. Also, what does it mean, this phrase Judeo-Christian? Are there other kinds of Christian that don't have Judaism as its source? And what's the purpose of using "Judeo" as a modifier? What's it supposed to tell the listener?

Oh wait, by questioning all this I'm oppressing Christians here, aren't I? ::sigh::
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User: joycemocha
Date: 2013-01-29 15:25 (UTC)
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IME, "Judeo-Christian" in modern usage tends to be a Protestant evangelical dog-whistle indicating that We Be Proud of the WHOLE Bible. Often they're trying to pull in the Old Testament to justify attitudes they can't use the New Testament to support. Never mind that those attitudes they're trying to use the Old Testament to support are ones that Judiaism doesn't necessarily support, either....

It's very much a dog-whistle for that supremacist attitude, IMO. In part, too, it's a slam at social justice-oriented Christianity (again, they clearly haven't read their Bibble! that well) because it's based on the concept that them damn Libruls only believe in the New Testament. Although both sides will throw the term around when they get into intrafaith dogfights. Can be entertaining to watch one of those intrafaith wars, especially if you decide at the start not to get drawn in....
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Jay Lake: religion-belief_rev2
User: jaylake
Date: 2013-01-29 15:27 (UTC)
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hem damn Libruls only believe in the New Testament

Well, there is the whole New Covenant thing...
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User: joycemocha
Date: 2013-01-29 16:33 (UTC)
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Yeppers. And I didn't even begin to bring in the whole Messianic Judaism delusion...

(disclosure: I have cousins involved in that movement. They live in Vancouver, a whole pack of them and their descendants, which is one reason why I view the 'Couv with a probable unjustified shudder. They're quite prolific and I think up to great-grandkids)
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Andrew Trembley
User: bovil
Date: 2013-01-29 19:21 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Well, they have to avoid "people of the Book" or "Abrahamic faiths" because that would include Islam.

It's simply a way of co-opting Jews into their world.
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User: joycemocha
Date: 2013-01-29 15:17 (UTC)
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I definitely buy into the contagion model of violence. There's been some intuitive applications of it without explicitly using the language of contagion, but that mindset is what drives some aspects of community policing and, in the schools, the positive behavior approaches.
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Tim W. Burke
User: timwb
Date: 2013-01-29 16:12 (UTC)
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Is a poll "proof"? Or evidence?
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User: threeoutside
Date: 2013-01-29 17:10 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Re: Driving on the moon:

Seriously, people? Did NO ONE SEE THE DALEK he was driving around????
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User: mmegaera
Date: 2013-01-30 19:31 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I take it the boy scouts are still anti-atheist, though.
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