How much do you notice the politics of your fellow city dwellers?.
I had the BEST day a few months ago! First, I went to the movies and the theatre decided to do the viewers a favour by stopping the movie twenty minutes early. SCORE! With all the extra time my friends and I had, we decided to go grab a beer. Well it must have been … Read more
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The Young Turks (TYT) is a burgeoning American independent news and views organization. With their daily, even-handed, candid, insightful and humourous coverage of various issues across the political spectrum, TYT’s YouTube channel has amassed a massive following. They are a demonstration of the sort of standard that major news media does not live up to. … Read more
In his book The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things, Barry Glassner discusses how Americans have become unnecessarily fearful of many things, thanks in good part to opportunistic politicians, single-minded advocacy groups, sensationalist news media, “news magazine” programming and so on. Such irrational fear complexes can do profound and unjustified … Read more
This is a must-watch Colbert clip. In it, Colbert addresses the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s anti-religion and pro-reason sign at the Washington state Capitol in Olympia, the resolution requiring the Kentucky state Department of Homeland Security’s to display a plaque claiming that “the safety and security of the commonwealth cannot be achieved apart from reliance upon … Read more
Among conservative religionists, there is a view that atheism is bleak because nonbelievers are necessarily plagued with fear of damnation, being left behind and going to hell. This is a fear that literalist religious apologists deliberately cultivate, propagate and maintain in believers and nonbelievers alike. As a consequence of this, it is not too surprising … Read more
I’ve become increasingly nervous for Britain (and many pockets of Europe) over recent years because of the hotpot of Islamism that seems to be simmering and splattering out into society there, so I find the whinings of British Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor to be particularly reassuring. In a nutshell, Murphy-O’Connor is bitching that religion is being … Read more