It’s not very often when the Arts and Life section of the Sunday paper provides grist for my mill, but that section in today’s edition of the Plain Dealer not only gave me a reason to write, it royally pissed me off. Page Two held a piece by Danielle Sepulveres of the Washington Post, who recently was invited by a friend of hers to do a reading at her wedding. Danielle relates the full story…Continue
It seems with Easter, and the improvement of weather from freezing to tolerable, that there is an uptick in religious pursuits. As if after getting through the last rather heavy Christmas and Easter seasons, the rekindling of faith hits a critical mass and a bunch of stupid just starts flowing out of…Continue
In 1953, Frederic Silverman, a radiologist, noticed children coming into his radiology clinic with chillingly frequent X-ray images of multiple fractures. "The bones tell a story the child is too young or too frightened to tell." He published an article "The Roentgen Manifestations of Unrecognized Skeletal Trauma in Infants,"
In 1962, C. Henry Kempe, a pediatrician at the University of Colorado Medical School, tried…Continue
A recent article in many papers in Australia, highlight a rise in illegal homeschooling practices.
Though even those Christian homeschooling groups claiming legality are suspicious as I've found references to extremely delusional drivel in books by nutjob…Continue
We have all been there and done it. Sitting on a couch, consoling a friend over a terrible mistake that has been made, and used our own personal flaws as a buffer before giving advice on what to do about the mess at hand. This is self deprecation, and while a very useful tool while navigating social situations, there is a fine line between using it as a tool, and using it as a facetious psychological mind fuck.
Usually, self deprecation is a general statement of flaws, like,"Well,…
From this article in The Atlantic:
After an automobile crash, a young woman suspected of drunk driving was getting checked out for injuries. A California Highway Patrol officer, five-year veteran Sean Harrington, had her cell phone. He found a photo of her in a bikini. So he allegedly sent the image to his own…
Every time I hear, "How can you be moral without god?", I know what the bible tells of god's behaviors and the behaviors of followers of religion. I see those who preach, teach and practice hate. Battered women who try to live under the influence of religion, Christian and Islam, learn the things that will maintain and perpetuate family violence. If you have doubts, just look at the morality of god's acts in the bible and morality of families living according to biblical teachings. I want…Continue
For many, many years, I have always found an unending fount of devilish giggles whenever I read sappy church signs. You know, the ones that are thought up by the honorary witty member of the church congregation that plays on puns, abuses homophones, and loves to dabble in sappy poetry attempts. What better way to market a deity than…Continue
"Well aren't you just a big boy!"
I'd just rang the door bell of the rather palatial corner lot's brick coated home a few seconds previous when I heard an elderly voice sounding rather enigmatic and enthusiastic,…
wow! indeed the byproduct*s of... culture? System? gov!? traditions?
impressive do share:
From the DN url found this:…
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I am a West Virginian. My father’s people came from France by way of Scotland to the area around Pinch up the Elk River to settle on a 900 acre tract of land bequeathed to them by the King of England in 1625. My mother’s grandmother was from the Barker and Lewis families with links to the Melungeon clan who claim to be descendants of the Portuguese who chose to stayed behind when the others left to go home. …Continue
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It's a crime to lock your child up under the stairs. It's considered abuse. I fail to see the difference in locking a child's mind under the stairs. The psychological wounds last forever a broken bone heals in 6-8weeks.
I myself grew up attending the JW (Jehovah's Witness) kingdom Hall. I'm in my 40's I have 2 kids 18-22. I was lucky in a way, I was born without a God spot and knew from the 2nd day everything that was said and thought about religions was utter bullshit. And…
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Countless church pastors/clergy etc.. w/the abuse of children (throw in straight psycho drug abusing or Koreshed out freaks) and now this kind of social? netowrk site?!? whoa...
The IsAnyoneUp.com domain now redirects to a page on Bullyville.com featuring Mr Moore's announcement and a statement from Bullyville's…Continue
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The title of this blog is entirely misleading. But I could not figure out what else to use so there it is. Read on...
I was born with something in my gut, something I'll call a "savior complex," for want of better words. I've never been a bawl-bag of compassion but somewhere deeper inside I've always cared. And I've been cursed with the ability to see people hurting. For some thirty years or so I thought the answer to fixing people's suffering was god. I was stupid, of course,…Continue
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The Columbus, Ohio newspaper, The Republic, just today printed the story Religion: Battle Over Circumcision, describing the battle that is erupting in San Francisco over a November 8 ballot that would ban male circumcision. While much of the article tries to distract readers from the issue by making reference to Foreskin Man and how it incites the anger of religious groups like Jews. I think the real issue is not what the author of “Foreskin Man” is up to, but the fact that there is an…Continue