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The other night, as Christine O’Donnell was arguing for the scientific/educational merits of creationism, she suggested that “the separation of church and state” is not anywhere in the United States Constitution.

Below are two very different media reactions to the incident. (more…)


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Thomas Jefferson’s pledge of unending hostility against all restrictions on the freethinking minds of the people is among my favorite historical quotations, but I can never remember it verbatim. (Usually I use Kevin Daneher’s powerful paraphrasing from Hijacking Catastrophe, in which Daneher).

“On the altar of God, I pledge undying hostility to any government restriction on the free minds of the people.”

As it turns out, about the only part of the above that’s word-for-word accurate is “altar of God.” So I did a search for “ ‘altar of God’ AND ‘Jefferson Memorial’ ” and found the original quote:

“I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against all forms of tyranny over the mind of man.” (more…)

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I once was recruited by a sect/denomination known as the Christian Alliance Church. These were some hardcore believers, not your garden variety churchgoer who deep down knows heaven is a longshot but prefers not to think rationally. The Alliance Church saw missionary work as part of their duty as good Christians, and our youth leaders had been all over the word spreading the good word of our good Lord.

From their perspective, there was nothing immoral about prosthelytizing. Why should there be? (more…)

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Although Muslims say their religion is a peaceful one, many Americans are inclined to call bullshit. How do they expect us to believe that, when their own behavior seems to indicate otherwise? Slaughtering thousands of Americans on 9/11 was not their lone foray into killing; one can turn on the news any night of the week and catch media glimpses of militant jihadists destroying humanity in the name of allah. Muslims and their god “hate our freedom,” and they react viscerally to their own ignorance instead of trying to figure out what we as Americans stand for. As their violence escalates, even the most open-minded Americans are starting to accept the dominant explanation: that almost all of Muslims are evil, and that the few who are “good” don’t have the balls to stop the evildoers. In the name of god, we need to get over there and blow shit up. (more…)

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Right now the media elites are weeding out the unwelcome candidates–those most likely too rock their boat. If elected, Ron Paul, Mike Gravel, Dennis Kucinich or even John McCain would severely jeopardize the too-comfy corporate lifestyles of Fox News and other pretend news sources. So the effort to swat these ’08 boat-rockers into Howard Dean-land is underway. (more…)

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