Saturday, February 23, 2013

Links 2/23

Cut the shit and vaccinate your kids!  This means YOU, Catholics.

That Awkward Moment When Anti-Immigration Protesters Realize They're Immigrants too.  Priceless.

Arizona's attempt to take Medicaid funding away from Planned Parenthood patients gets the axe.  I wonder what would happen if Medicaid were withheld from Catholic hospitals.

CNN offers its Ten Rules of the Internet

Stumbled onto the improbably titled blog, Experimental Theology, which has some posts on something called "Christian A/Theism."   This blog reminds me of the Upton Sinclair quote:
"It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it."   The corollary could be "It is difficult to get a theologian to admit to being an atheist when his salary is paid by a religious institution."  This poor soul is twisting into knots trying to craft a theology he can believe in.

Huffpo blogger thinks sciency atheists should be nicer to sciency religionists.  As a politically expedient tactic, maybe.  But does religion have a role in science?  uhhh NO!

The Anti-Science Left:  Author Alex Berezow on Why Both Parties Fail at Science.

Salon's list of 10 Celebs You Didn't Know Were Atheists.  I knew about Seth McFarlane and Angelina Jolie & Harry Potter.  Hugh Hefner being on the list is just what we need for the "You just want to sin" argument.  How about "You just want to adopt brown-skinned babies?"   Don't hear that one much.

How the U.S.'s five most numerous denominations view homosexuality (with promo of show about Methodists' dilemma)

George Costanza look-alike neo-nazi opens a yeshiva in Ohio.

Anti-Semitism is up in France.  Do the French like anybody?  Jews are leaving France, and they're also leaving HungaryIn Tunisia, anti-semitic activity is on the rise.  What year is this?  1933?

Meanwhile, a film documents how The Philippines rescued 1300 Jews during the Holocaust.


Grundy said...

I don't see a contact form anywhere, so...I'll just leave this here.

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LadyAtheist said...

Sure! Do you have a contact form? I couldn't find it

Infidel753 said...

Do the French like anybody?

Notice how the story at that link carefully avoids mentioning who is committing anti-Semitic acts. France has the biggest Muslim population in Europe and most anti-Semitism in France originates from that quarter. If you follow the SPCJ report link (to this) and look at the list of incidents on pages 16-19, in several cases the attackers' words strongly suggest that they're Muslim.

The mainstream French, who are strongly secular, aren't the problem here, except for the extreme right (much of which is militantly Catholic, unlike mainstream French society).

The extreme Muslims in Europe, and the fringe-right reaction which has arisen in response to them, are much more alike than different, and a propensity for anti-Semitism is one trait they have in common.

LadyAtheist said...

Thanks for the explanation.

Sabio Lantz said...

Love the quote by Sinclair. Added it to my sidebar. Thanx.

And the article telling about the position of churches on homosexuality was a great summary.

Thanx again