5.) The Democrats- A full accounting of the gross incompetence of this party would require more bandwidth than I am willing to purchase, but what can be said about a bunch of partisan nitwits so inept that the GOP self-destructs in front of them, and all they can do is triumph the loony views of Cindy Sheehan and advocate for immediate withdrawal from Iraq?Meanwhile, Michael Reynolds airs grievences at a diferent target:
Ten reasons why I don't like Christmas:Read the whole thing; I like his suggestion at the end.
1. I can't stand having schedules imposed on me. I should be merry now? Not later? Not next week? Has to be right now? How about now?...
I feel somewhat bad linking to all this negativity, so now go read a list of what we get from the material world. A Christmas sermon I can say, "Amen!" to.
Deconversion, parts II and III:Jenna has posted a part II and a part three to her deconversion story. There's great thoughts in there about science and the destruction of the individual.
Without Gods: That's the title of a new blog by a New York University professor writing a book on the subject. This is particularly fascinating as a scholarly subject because denunciations of atheism ("the fool hath said in his heart, there is no god") pre-date open declarations of atheism, and it would be good to understand what exactly such denunciations were responding to.