"From Friendly Atheist:
1. the branch of theology concerned with the defense or proof of one's belief.
2. a defensive method of argument
HOW IT SOUNDS IN PRACTICE:
SORRY, that our religion seems embarrassingly backwards and intolerant, but if…"
"I based my votes on Obama having the potential to be significantly better than a President McCain or Romney, especially regarding Supreme Court nominations.
That said, if lying in political campaigns turns out to be allowable, with the Supreme…"
"I like it!
Do you suppose progressive Unitarian Universalists might adopt an LED-lit (rather than flaming) chalice anytime soon? :)
(Of course, one could argue that an equally strong UU symbol is the coffeepot!)"
"Another discussion brought up the stealthy toxicity of candles, paraffin candles in particular.
I said there, "Many of us are indeed drawn to candles' flickering light! They used to be state-of-the-art technology, once, and have had…"
"Exactly! People who are "good" only because their god says so, or in order to earn a divine reward or avoid punishment, are merely looking out for themselves. Children quickly progress beyond this earliest stage of moral development when…"
"Now that it's technically Monday in much of the world (including the east coast of the U.S., where I am), we can wish each other Happy Half-Price Chocolate Bunny Day!
(There's actually a Facebook page for "Half-Price Chocolate…"
"Tomorrow is a perhaps more important holiday: Half-Price Chocolate Bunny Day!
(Half-Price Chocolate Days are also celebrated in the U.S. on February 15, November 1, and December 26. There's actually a Facebook page as well.)
"Happy birthday, Mindy! You certainly bring thought and smiles to a lot of people, whether or not they've met you face to face!
(And Carl, thanks for telling us about George Takei's birthday as well.)"