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Music Monday: Josh Ritter - “Thin Blue Flame”

January 16, 2012 Cody Hashman

I remember the first time I heard Josh Ritter. I was sitting in my car listening to World Cafe with David Dye on my way home from work, not paying attention to the artist he was interviewing for the day. As always, the artist was allowed to play one last song. Sitting in my car delaying the trip inside, something caught my ear. First it was just the mention of “god”—I seemed to have become acutely sensitive to these types of words in songs—then I listened more, noticing it appeared to be an uplifting song about embracing reality, acting with compassion, as well as a ballad critical of God. 


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A comment about “Christian” bullying

January 15, 2012 Dave Muscato

My friend, atheist advocate & activist, and SASHA blog guest author, Damon Fowler, posted this to Jessica Ahlquist in response to the treatment she is receiving by so-called “Christians” following the recent ruling regarding the prayer banner:

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Links for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 14, 2012 Dren Asselmeier

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. I have seen several interesting articles on the subject of MLK Jr. popping up this week and wanted to pass them on. If you have some time this weekend, take a look and see if you can't start a discussion with someone or make a personal connection with one of these ideas.

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Jessica Ahlquist Won!

January 12, 2012 Dren Asselmeier

In a win for church and state separation, and after a long and stressful fight, Jessica Ahlquist has won her lawsuit to have the prayer banner removed from her public school.

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Ignorance, not stupidity

January 11, 2012 Dave Muscato

A friend of mine, EBK, posted this image on Facebook, with the following caption:  

"I made this because it seems every time I speak out against religion, especially Christianity, someone assumes I am attacking them personally; calling them dumb or crazy or whatever... I don't look down on you if you are a Christian. I just *disagree* with you. I still ♥ you"

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