The Course of Reason

The Importance of Politics to the Gay Community

September 6, 2011 Drew Perrigo

Ok, I will admit that I am not the smartest person in the world. I am not the most politically-aware individual. The thing I do is try. I watch the news as often as I can. I want to make sure I am aware of what is going on in the world today. One thing I get so tired of hearing from both the gay community and the rest of the country is how they don't care about politics. Now, this is a rant that anyone who knows me knows I make on a regular basis. As a matter of fact I think I have done so in the early part of this very blog...not sure. I want to address (or maybe readdress) the topic of political awareness ESPECIALLY in the gay community.

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Music Monday: First Aid Kit - “Hard Believer”

September 5, 2011 Cody Hashman

Welcome to the second installment of Music Monday! This week's featured artist is a relatively new favorite of mine and a sharp contrast to Tom Waits from last week. The folkish sister duo from Sweden, First Aid Kit, came to my attention over two years ago when I was shown thier cover of Fleet Foxes' "Tiger Mountain Peasant Song." I had almost forgotten about then until about a year and a half ago when I came across one of thier originals "Hard Believer," which is today's Music Monday song of the week.

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More Hate from Taxpayer-Funded Catholic Schools

September 4, 2011 Chris Burke

Members of a Toronto Catholic District School Board are living in a magical fantasy land where they feel they have the right and privilege to discriminate against those who do not adhere to the lifestyle dictated by the Church.

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Faith Alone…er… and Evidence!

September 3, 2011 Seth Kurtenbach

The following is an excerpt from a little comment exchange I had earlier on the blog.

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Refuting Woo

September 1, 2011 Pete Zupan

First off, what is Woo? For our purposes it's going to include just about any example of pseudoscience or superstition that you can think of, like homeopathy, anti-vaccination, and religious claims. Because most of these groups basically use the exact same arguments in support of their brand of woo, the term should be interchangeable.

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