Monthly Archives: April 2013

Meeka: the first year

There’s been so much going on in our lives lately that I missed commemorating the first anniversary of our adopting Meeka from the North West Animal Shelter on April 7, 2012.

So, here’s a short recap.  She’s much less nervous than when we first got her, although she really did settle in pretty quickly.  I suspect that it helped that I visited and walked her at Dog Digs several times before bringing her home.  She was probably about 18 months old at that time.

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Islamophobia

Some folks get pretty upset when it appears to them that atheists are picking on Islam.  Certain atheist authors* (and those who agree with them) are accused of “Islamophobia” and even racism (guess what: Islam is not a race).  Well, isn’t it just possible that there are good reasons for secularists to severely criticize Islam?  A phobia is an irrational fear.  Is it really irrational to see Islam as a threat?  I don’t think so.

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Science and Mystery, Part 01

Science - mystery

Scientific mysteries are the best kind. They provide two kinds of excitement: the fun of discovering solutions and the promise of new mysteries posed by those same solutions. Religion, on the other hand, offers us self-contradictory nonsense. We’re supposed to respond by saying, “Oh, that’s so deep!” It’s not deep. It’s just self-contradictory nonsense.

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