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  • Liberal Redneck - Tennessee State Congress Names Holy Bible the State Book

    By Dismal Desmond

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  • Byzantine paper

    I wrote this paper for my Senior Seminar history class, and this is what I consider my Magnum Opus for my college experienceCrossroads: A History Of The Byzantine Empire From 721 - 1025The Byzantine Empire began in 324, with the founding of the city of Constantinople, and continued until 1453, when…

    By Scott DeLong

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  • Top Infrastructure Official Explains How America Used Highways To Destroy Black Neighborhoods

    Top Infrastructure Official Explains How America Used Highways To Destroy Black NeighborhoodsIt’s time for America to reckon with the role that highway projects too often play in ripping apart underprivileged communities around the country, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Wednesday at…

    By Dismal Desmond

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  • The futile search for happiness & meaning

    What makes life worth living? Is it a life filled with happiness or a life filled with purpose and meaning? Is there even a difference between the two?Think of the human rights activist who fights oppression but ends up in prison like Nelson Mandela — was he happy? Or the social animal who spends…

    By V.N.K.Kumar

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  • Part II

    I recently watched a TV documentary about John Muir. The line that struck me was being out on the lake in the early evening inspires the soul. We feel part of it all, part of nature. I think that's the terrible damage religion has done to humanity. The church teaches we were created by God, and “in…

    By Rich Goss

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  • Reply to Jennifer Hancock: Atheism Can Be Satisfying Part I

    The meaning of life? Stand out by the beach or a pristine forest in the deep of night and observe the vastness of it all. As Carl Sagan says, billions and billions of stars. And then you learn almost all of it is hydrogen and helium and the most common phase of matter is a liquid plasma—scary and…

    By Rich Goss

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  • Atheism isn't enough - and it isn't very satisfying

    I'm an atheist. Have been since I stopped being agnostic when i was a teen. I went through a 2 week existential depression and realized,  nope, don't believe and that was that. I literally cannot imagine what it is like to believe in supernaturalism never having experienced that with the exception…

    By Jennifer Hancock

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  • Prominent Gay Rights Activist Hacked To Death

    The wrong people always die in this world. I'd like to hack these extremists to death! The fucking bastards. Who do they think they are?Prominent Gay Rights Activist Hacked To DeathTwo men, including an editor of Bangladesh's only LGBT magazine, have been hacked to death by suspected Islamist…

    By Dismal Desmond

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  • Colorado Supreme Court Lets Ruling Against Anti-Gay Baker Stand

    Good!Colorado Supreme Court Lets Ruling Against Anti-Gay Baker StandThe Colorado Supreme Court announced Monday that it will not hear an appeal brought brought by a man who refused to sell a wedding cake to a same-sex couple — upholding lower court rulings that concluded this decision was in…

    By Dismal Desmond

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  • Purposeful Stupidity and Jurassic World/Park /Whatever

    Last Saturday evening, I took in the last hour or so of the HBO premiere of Jurassic World, and while I have not seen the entire film, I’m not certain I have to. Jurassic World, like the original and its offshoots, is a paean to stupidity, oblivious, inadvertent, and purposeful, and the…

    By Loren Miller

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