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Chapter 5: Golf Vacation Ahoy! (Honest Adolph Volume 2)


More abusive behavior from GOP establishment doorstop Marcus Charleston Bubble.

Meanwhile, Saul and Otis have a curious encounter…

On the golf field, of all places!

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Buddhism May be the Religion of Peace… But Hitch Was Having None of it


http://www.salon.com/1998/07/13/news_79/

Far from his holier-than-all image, the Dalai Lama supports such questionable causes as India’s nuclear testing, sex with prostitutes and accepting donations from a Japanese terrorist cult.

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Oh dear. Somebody tell Hollywood. What a horrific hate crime.

Old Chris is insulting the religion of peace. Next thing people will be calling the 5th Dalai Lama a ‘bigot’ for commanding the skulls of his enemies to become ‘like eggs smashing against a rock.’ Read the full story

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Who is More Callous? A Neocon Extremist or an Islamist Extremist?


Christopher Hitchens & Ayatollah Khomeini.

One is a violent extremist and vicious radical ideologue who held the lives of innocent human beings in exceedingly low esteem.

The other one… Read the full story

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Charlie Hebdo Anniversary Tribute (IV): Are Critics of Religion ‘Hateful Extremists?’


But what, then, are my own limits for religious satire?
I will not provide an exhaustive discussion here.

I will, however, say that I do not believe that religion is either a ‘force for good’ or a ‘force for evil’ in some one-sided sense.

For, superstition and dogmatism are great evils, but I do not think that the history of religion is merely or even primarily a catalogue of backward, primitive errors, as so many of the ‘New Atheists’ seem to imply.

Of course, if it is not the intention of any New Atheists, to imply such, then perhaps there is something very faulty with their rhetorical and communicative strategies. This would not perhaps be so surprising, given that much New Atheist rhetoric is deeply problematic.

For example, I consider the late humanitarian interventionist and former Luxemburgist radical, Christopher Hitchens, to be an intellectual suicide bomber who destroyed himself and the consciences of anyone who stood by and approved of his disingenuous, militaristic sophistries. Read the full story

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