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MARCH 10, 2015 12:01PM

1 Question God 'n Government

Why do those most derisive of the idea of government and of government's efficacy insist on ceaselessly deploying government in the defense of what they further insist is an omnipotent Creator?

Thanks to you, the program grows, having aired well over 125 writers with a growing audience. 
I get to present so many excellent writers to a worldwide audience that by now has come to expect both new,
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MARCH 8, 2015 8:32AM

As to So-Called 'Reverse-Racism'

As to so-called reverse-racism:

     It is a fiction, a meme devised/used to cover the bums of racists.

     Smart and decent people understand that so-called reverse-racism is not racism at all for it's not an assumption of racial superiority as is racism and it lacks tRead full post »

     While I am not anti-religious, I am not a theist. I do not identify with Religious Judaism. I identify with Judaism as a series of values-systems emerging from culture- and wisdom-texts that deeply informs (though does not wholly define) my social relations, my cultural-, politicaRead full post »     



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     I am the only person I know to have fainted at a brit milah, the ceremonial religious cutting of an eight-day-old Jewish boy’s foreskin. I was among c/

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MARCH 1, 2015 9:20AM

When Religion Kills Babies

    Religious communal practices bringing actual or potential harm to children, sacred text-based or no, narrowly or widely performed, must have no legal support, must be condemned and criminalized by civil authority. Our courts do not condone par
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FEBRUARY 23, 2015 7:03AM

For Third-Partiers [& 4 Latest Podcasts]

     What so often binds together contemporary third-party advocates, no matter the party they promote, is their seeming need and and ironic wont to convince others that the fix is "in"  --  fostering the sense it's useless to vote as they, themselves, vote. 

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     We haven't Destroyed ISIS yet!

     Oh. Dear.  

     Far too many daily worship at Our Lady of Instant Gratification.

     We haven't Destroyed ISIS yet!

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FEBRUARY 19, 2015 6:01AM

Drones & the Ethics of the High-Ground


     Given that manned bombers routinely inflict more damage and death than drones, is the core ethical objection to drones that they don't put the joy-stickers behind the bombing at risk and so drones seem radically unfair, not at all "sporting"?

     Yet the
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FEBRUARY 18, 2015 8:16AM

Your Very Own Personal Holocaust

    The best study ever, and the worst, of how your stress contributes to cancer was recently released in Israel. Researchers tracked just under 316,000 Holocaust survivors: of men studied, those who spent the entire Second War in occupied Europe, survived,
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     I do think all social institutions, including nominally religious institutions, given our common nature, involve Power, although not necessarily, strictly-speaking, Politics, which I view as smaller, gaining control, (elections of all kinds, at all levels of social organization, pRead full post »

FEBRUARY 16, 2015 8:10AM

1-Question Atheism, Agnosticism, Theism


Why does it matter?




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     Picketing military funerals to spread the gospel that God kills our soldiers because Americans have become increasingly intolerant of gender-bigots isn't enough for Westboro Baptist. The Kansas stalwarts, taking the (very) long view, have bigger plans.           




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Bev Cowling of O' Fallon, Missouri, a friend, is the editor of the site, House of Public Discourse and the editor of the site's Facebook page. I thought to bring this to you because it personalizes a critical national issue.

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FEBRUARY 10, 2015 6:02AM

How Do You Read?

     On Saturday's program, I'll ask listeners this question, at the top. 
          HOW DO YOU READ?
     As I wrap, hoping they've given it some thought, I plan
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FEBRUARY 4, 2015 5:57AM

Is This the Moment of ISIS Overreach?

    Evil always overreaches; it is in its nature. I wonder if this will be seen in future as the moment when the group overreached. I cannot see Jordan's King not greenlighting his outraged military, allying with those states who see themselves as vulnerable as Jordan,&nbRead full post »



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FEBRUARY 3, 2015 7:39AM

1-Sentence Vaccination

I Don't Believe in Vaccines

is said by those whose commitments and world view are fundamentally religious; they've no place in public health/science policy debate.

Unfortunate is that too few see when present the classic ruse of anti-Semites, racists, misogynists -- deflect, self-righteously, their bigotry, attack objection to it.
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