Monthly Archive: March 2013

Mar 31 2013

Attention: CSS Members with blog accounts

If anyone EVER receives an email from this blog, asking you to approve a comment that is under moderation, PLEASE DO NOT DO SO.  Even if you know it’s fine, DO NOTHING. Just contact me and let me know you received the email.  THIS SHOULD NOT BE HAPPENING. Thank you…

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Mar 30 2013

Dan Barker’s Easter Challenge

Leave No Stone Unturned https://ffrf.org/legacy/books/lfif/?t=stone By Dan Barker I HAVE AN EASTER challenge for Christians. My challenge is simply this: tell me what happened on Easter. I am not asking for proof. My straightforward request is merely that Christians tell me exactly what happened on the day that their most important doctrine was born. Believers …

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Mar 30 2013

Angela hospital post-mortem

Angela returned from the hospital on Tuesday, having dropped 60 pounds of water weight in 5 days. And we have BOTH continued to lose weight since then, due to a parting gift from the hospital that Angela shared with me — a lovely case of norovirus. Yup, we’ve both been sick as dogs this past …

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Mar 30 2013

Bill Maher and the Catholics

Who would have thought that I’d ever post a link to the Catholic League web site? But in their recent efforts to complain about Bill Maher, they created this marvelous treasure trove. How ironic. http://www.catholicleague.org/bill-mahers-history-of-anti-catholicism-1998-2013-2/

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Mar 28 2013

FFRF protests cross in Coos Bay park

“An atheist group is trying to force the city of Coos Bay, Oregon to take down a cross that serves to honor Vietnam War heroes, because they say, the monument is on public property and so violates the separation between Church and state.” Read more at: http://global.christianpost.com/news/atheists-demand-cross-monument-for-vietnam-war-dead-in-oregon-be-taken-down-92651/ .

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Mar 27 2013

USPS Bias

USPS accused of bias against atheism https://www.examiner.com/article/usps-accused-of-bias-against-atheism The United States Postal Service (USPS) is accused of being biased against atheism. A German based atheist shoe company, known as “Atheist Shoes,” claims the USPS is discriminating against packages displaying the word “Atheist.” In a statement released on March 26, the company claims packages sealed with packing …

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Mar 25 2013

Our first snark!

I feel so proud. We got our first snarky comment from a non-member today. Well, the COMMENT wasn’t snarky. But the sender was. The comment was simply “Good work…”, and it was on an older post. [http://www.corvallissecular.org/2013/03/15/the-best-of-a-bad-situation/] But the commenter merely identified him/herself as “lesscss” and gave an email address of “lesscss@…” [I won’t repeat …

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Mar 25 2013

Ancient texts and atheist funding

Here is a letter published in The Corvallis Gazette-Times this morning (3/25/2013) that may be of interest. Following it is a link to an article about atheism’s money man. More about ancient texts and outdated claims http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letter-more-about-ancient-texts-and-outdated-claims/article_d6b6ba32-9395-11e2-a484-0019bb2963f4.html Through the ages there have been thousands, maybe even tens of thousands of gods worshiped, and each devout …

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Mar 25 2013

The Joy of Being Angela

So, yeah, Angela’s in the hospital.  Again. In case anyone’s reading this who isn’t a member of CSS, or a former reader of the Willamette Freethinker, some history: I am the Vice President of Corvallis Secular Society, and editted the Freethinker (our group’s newsletter) for sixteen years, before letting it go dark in January, in favor …

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Mar 23 2013

Easter crap

So I was reading the religion section of the newspaper last night… purely for entertainment purposes of course. There are ads for all of the special easter services titled “Holy Week” The one that really caught my eye was for the episcopal church which was having:  “Maundy Thursday – Share a simple meal, participate in …

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