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Archive for November, 2013

Sarah Palin’s Christmas: Chapter 3

My notes on “The Real Thing,” chapter 3 of Sarah Palin’s new book Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas. “I sure have missed the ‘dancing hem of heaven,’” she said, using a common description of the northern lights. “They don’t have this in Kirkland,” I teased. She was attending college in […]

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 9:40 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Freedom to Sin

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. A Christian and an atheist on a subway Ulysses: Mind if I sit here? Vaughan: Nope. Ulysses: It shouldn’t take long to get to the next station. Vaughan: It generally doesn’t. Ulysses: Then do you mind if I take a minute of your time to ask […]

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 8:18 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Conversations

Sarah Palin’s Christmas: Chapter 2

My notes on “Knowing the End from the Beginning,” chapter 2 of Sarah Palin’s new book Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas. There are no easy answers but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right. —RONALD REAGAN [Kindle location 429] In […]

Posted on November 14, 2013 at 9:49 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Sarah Palin’s Christmas: Chapter 1

My notes on “Angry Atheists with Lawyers,” chapter 1 of Sarah Palin’s new book Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas. If someone is offended by a religious expression or speech in a public setting, then courts have allowed that offended person to sue… even if they weren’t censored, made to pray, […]

Posted on November 13, 2013 at 9:47 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Nice Atheists?

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. An atheist and a Christian in a natural food store Obadiah: Is there anything else I can help you find? Piper: No, that’s everything on the list. You’ve been so helpful. I hate to be such a burden, but you understand that with this leg and […]

Posted on November 13, 2013 at 8:18 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Sarah Palin’s Christmas: Introduction

I read an announcement of Sarah Palin’s new book Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas that noted it had quite a bit to say about atheism. I decided to check it out for myself. My plan is to read a chapter a day and post quotes I find interesting along with […]

Posted on November 12, 2013 at 9:47 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Reacting to Cruelty

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. A Christian and an atheist in a veterinarian’s office waiting room Katrina: Excuse me. Leon: Yes? Katrina: You look pretty unhappy. Is your pet not well? Leon: It’s my cat. They’re going to put her down. Katrina: I’m so sorry. Leon: She’s been with me for […]

Posted on November 11, 2013 at 8:17 pm by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
In: Conversations

War on Religion

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. Two Christians jogging in a public park just after Thanksgiving Marie: It doesn’t look like they put up the Christmas story scenes yet. Isn’t it getting late? Norma: You didn’t hear? They’re not putting them in the park this year. Some atheist group won an injunction […]

Posted on November 6, 2013 at 8:11 pm by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
In: Conversations

Artless Atheists

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. An atheist and a Christian at a book signing Hayley: She should be here any time. Jamie: I know! I had already been in line ten minutes when you got here, so if anyone’s got the right to be antsy, it’s me. Hayley: It’s not exactly […]

Posted on November 4, 2013 at 8:11 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Is there a balancing force?

From the IAmAnAtheist feedback form: I don’t visit often, but find I enjoy what I read whenever I do. I like your perspective and find myself agreeing nearly 100% of the time. I’m sure I would enjoy a long conversation about all the topics and would hope I could contribute as much as I gain. […]

Posted on November 3, 2013 at 9:19 pm by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
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