Monthly Archive: February 2013

Feb 26 2013

State of the Site

We’re gearing up for the official “go-live” for this site. Here is where things currently stand. ===== What’s been decided: 1) All CSS members will have posting privilege to this blog.  In order to receive an account identifying you as a CSS member, you will need to contact me directly.  When you email me, I …

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Feb 22 2013

God Says: Only Girls Play With Dolls

Sesame Street does a segment telling boys it’s OK to play with dolls — and THIS Christian says no, actually, blurring gender roles is the Devil’s work. No, really. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thoughtlife/2013/02/the-gospel-is-for-baby-bear-on-sesame-street-and-gender-confusion/

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Feb 11 2013

The Party of Ignorance

Wow, awesome day in the NYT opinions section. Paul Krugman on a certain political party’s active hostility to “the evidence-based world”. Must-read! http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/11/opinion/krugman-the-ignorance-caucus.html

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Feb 11 2013

Corporate Enforcement of Religious Values

Bill Keller has an amazing op-ed in today’s New York Times, about corporations which try to enforce their owner’s religious beliefs onto their employees: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/11/opinion/keller-the-conscience-of-a-corporation.html This is THE big church/state issue right now.  Does the government merely have to avoid religious discrimination itself?  Or does it have the right (and duty) to protect us from …

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Feb 07 2013

Religion Makes People Stupid

Man in Tennessee quits job because his W-2 form had “666” printed on it. No, seriously. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/02/07/man-quits-job-666-tax-form/1898021/

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Feb 01 2013

Cheap Pastor

A St Louis pastor, dining with a party of 20, has the waitress split out her part of the ticket, then crosses out the mandatory 18% tip for a large party and writes: “I give God 10%.  Why do you get 18?” [Ummm, because the waitress actually DID something?] http://newyork.grubstreet.com/2013/02/applebees-fires-server-god-receipt.html (Another waitress posted the ticket …

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