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How To Be Wrong: Changing Our Minds, Pt 2

In my last post, I discussed the stories of two people, Alan Chambers and Patty Wetterling, who did one of the hardest things a person can do: They changed their minds on issues they cared very deeply about. 1,548 more words

Ethics & Philosophy

Scathing Indictment of Obama

Back when the Wall Street Journal was conservative, this wouldn’t be that big of a deal.  But the WSJ isn’t that conservative any longer so that’s what makes this article so intriguing. 363 more words

Politics

How the Common Council and You Can Keep Kids Safe

In light of the council’s recent canard concern with the safety of kids as a priority legislative issue, I wanted to offer some ideas to the Council given their overwhelming concern on how to keep kids safe: 507 more words

Amsterdam

Let Us Bask in the Glow of Young Male Privilege

The Altoona Mirror gets letters.  Since the area it serves is overwhelmingly conservative, most of the letters, even those not scrawled in crayon, hue to the viewpoints of the far right.  829 more words

Wingnuttery

Belief is a constant flow of thoughts

Humans are creatures of habit and belief. Our belief is the prime motivator for us to act. Some belief in science and others belief in the metaphorical wisdom of the bible. 224 more words

Personal Evolution

Imperial Presidency: IRS Scandal

So, Da Prez says that there’s no corruption at the IRS.

Then, of course, some was discovered.  Then more.  Wash, rinse, repeat.

Then, as Congress gets increasingly fed up with what is increasingly, obviously, a very high-level cover-up, Da Holder DOJ is dragged, almost literally kicking and screaming, into performing one of it’s main duties: criminal investigations – this time, on the IRS. 346 more words

Politics

My Journey From Christianity to Atheism

Along this journey of mine I have come across questions and statements that I have addressed previously in my blogs. Often they are things I asked or said myself in the past so I understand where they are coming from. 4,214 more words

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