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  • While I too can see where she is coming from, you can't have Christ without Christianity. One is literally the other. While the bible speaks about having pure faith it also speaks that Christ is [...]read » maje
 
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  • Mr. Humphrey, Such is the nature of faith. Consider the two sentences you reproduced here from Ms. Rice's Facebook account: "My faith in Christ is central to my life. My conversion from a pessimistic [...]read » davidlosangeles
 
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Be Well, Do Good Work, and Keep in Touch

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Since Michael is turning off the lights, I think it's time I said my so-longs as well. True/Slant has been a regular part of my life for almost a year.  I became familiar with the site when the fantastic journalist, Ryan Sager, asked me to site sit for him while he [...]
 
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  • Christianity as practiced by the Romans has always been about keeping people from actually doing any of what the man said.read » argyle
 
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How will True/Slant be remembered?

This is my final post, so let me say quickly what a pleasure it was to write, read and discuss on True/Slant. Thanks especially to the True/Slant staff, Kashmir Hill for getting me here, ebizjoey for his tips and comments and all the great commenters on this site. Also, let [...]
 
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Did Anne Rice just suck the blood out of Christianity?

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There's something kind of vampirish about Anne Rice's faith dilemma as it plays out. To wit: Anne Rice, on Facebook, Wednesday at 1:36 pm:
For those who care, and I understand if you don't: Today I quit being a Christian. I'm out. I remain committed to Christ as always but [...]
 
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  • Know yourself and know your enemy and in a thousand battles you will not face peril. Sun Tzu. This whole debate for me seems to lend itself to most terrorist propaganda siting America's long and [...]read » allamerican
 
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To Avoid Diabetes, Think like a Diabetic

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Two things run strong and hard on both sides of my family: heart disease and type 2 diabetes. As a deluge of medical research tells us, the two are closely linked.  Often diabetes precedes heart disease, but in my family—particularly on my father’s side—it goes both ways.  My dad had [...]
 
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  • Mr. Humphrey, The question was asked: "Having a mosque at Ground Zero would be the equivalent of having a Japanese Shinto shrine built next to the USS Arizona. Do the followers of Shinto have a [...]read » davidlosangeles
 
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Back When Mickey Mouse was a Speed Freak

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Mind Hacks recently ran a short post on the history of Mickey Mouse using amphetamines. As strange as it sounds, the notion wasn't all that peculiar in the 1950s when anyone could buy legal speed over-the-counter, but still this little piece of cartoon history is remarkable. Vaughan gave me the thumbs [...]
 
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'Ground Zero mosque': How close is too close?

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In writing about the mosque/Ground Zero flap today in The New York Times, Clyde Haberman brings up a point that has been bothering me too:
...we have learned that many people must have been out sick the day the teacher taught prepositions. The center is routinely referred to by [...]
 
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The Periodic Table of Irrational Nonsense

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This brilliant piece of work by Crispian Jago has been making its way around the Net, and I'm adding my endorsement.  Nicely done. (click on the image for full size) HT: Why Evolution is True
 
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Why is this not on every front page in America? Instead it's oil spills and the economy. But this item actually affects lives:
Diana Kerwin of Northwestern University and colleagues studied 8,745 normal post-menopausal women ages 65 to 79 who participated in the Women's Health Initiative, a massive federal [...]
 
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Why Internet content reviewers burn out

David Graham, president of Telecommunications On Demand, the company near Orlando where works, compared the reviewers to “combat veterans, completely desensitized to all kinds of imagery.” The company’s roughly 50 workers view a combined average of 20 million photos a week. -- "Policing the Web's Lurid Precincts," The [...]
 
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Is Frank McCourt really in purgatory? A literary impact report

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Frank McCourt, author of Angela's Ashes, died one year ago today. Soon after his death a series of blog posts and articles looked at the impact he had on the memoir genre. This article tries to both quantify and qualify just what effect he had on literature and whether it [...]
 
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  • I share you irritation Steve, but celebrity culture is the culture we got, so might as well use it to make a point. And the point I'm trying to make is not just that celebs are like us but that the [...]read » T/S TODD ESSIG
 
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  • Sure, Mel Gibson and other celebrities can serve as living lessons. My immediate question, though, whenever journalists and bloggers and other information disseminators make big deals about movie [...]read » T/S STEVE WEINBERG
 
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  • This started with, "Hatred is corrosive, it almost always hurts the hater." Now I HATE cruelty, poverty, injustice, bullying and a few other things. I find this hatred a salutary emotion indeed, [...]read » brianwood
 
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  • I don't disagree with that last sentiment at all, but I'm afraid the breadth of your definition of "religion" is seriously limited your definition of "Man." If Skinner's "Man" is going to be made [...]read » T/S MICHAEL HUMPHREY
 
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  • Any religion that does not include the totality of cosmic scale would be obvious to those it is spoken to and exposed to as limited and unable to affect that which is outside of it's domain. IOWs [...]read » joemailman
 
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