PZ Myers, writing for Pharyngula, posts a protest against Biblical literalism. In defeating the outrageous passages, he has defeated Christianity. "Most Christians don’t read this book that they claim is the divine and holy word of an omniscient being, which would be odd if they actually believed that," he writes. My take was written a year and a half ago. How's that for time travel?
Infidel 753 has done more than a little homework. He tells us the story behind the story of the economic crisis in Greece.
Betty Cracker at Rumproast wonders why the right is wound up in a weird direction about a gun running sting operation gone tragically wrong, then figures it out with the help of public statements. My take is similar.
Max's Dad notes the blatant irony of Michigan lawmakers insisting they do really treat women with respect while their leader explains the need for giving one a "time-out." Yeah, he really used that phrase. We're just giving her a time out because of what she said. Max's Dad recalls a few instances that involved no penalty at all. Not even a few minutes in the corner.
Favorite conservative T. Paine, at Saving Common Sense, compares leaks about bin Laden's below-sea-level residence to the outing of a CIA agent by the Bush administration. He is right to compare them, but he gets the comparison backward.
Our John Myste from John Myste Responds contributes this week to our site with an attack on a dishonest blogger who ... uh oh ... turns out to be me. Eeeeg. But I do respond ever so contritely. I'm not saying he is entirely wrong. I'm just saying I'm entirely right. On the other hand, he is a genius, and I'm not.
The Heathen Republican concedes that not everyone on the left is anti-war, but points out that we are all anti-war if a Republican is President. I don't recall the post-9/11 era that way. Many of us were even pro-Iraq invasion until it became obvious we were lied to. So maybe his observation is a little overstated?
Manifesto Joe of Texas Blues plays an Amy Goodman interview with a prescient Gore Vidal in 2008. I don't much care for Vidal. He too frequently thinks he has won some great battle after biting his betters on their kneecaps. Amy Goodman shines, though. Camera time is limited, but she keeps the conversation on track.
- Ryan at Secular Ethics is an occasional generous contributor here. He posts not often, but well. It may be less frequently now. When Ryan posts, he can pretty much count on a mention here. And readers can count on a quality link. He is very good at educating us on logic and fallacy, and he always enlightens with entertaining examples.
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