Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Unequally Yoked Club: The Difference Engine.

Long ago, Charles Babbage came up with designs for a machine that could accurately create tables of calculated numbers. He called this machine the difference engine. By turning a handle on the machine, gears and cranks would turn and it … Continue reading

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The Unequally Yoked Club: Bad Advice, or, The Real Things I Wish I’d Known Before Getting Married.

I love bad advice. I admit it. I’ve always had a huge affection for bad advice snark. I mean, bad advice is engineered to cause maximum grief, drama, and division, especially when you know the original advice-seeker actually wanted to … Continue reading

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Logical Christians.

I hope your holidays are going well so far! Welcome back. I realized not long ago that I’ve made references to “logical Christians” a couple of times here, and I wanted to talk about that idea a little bit now. … Continue reading

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Post-Christian (Nation) Exhaustion.

Christians call their religion the “good news,” but there’s even better news today in the form of an explosive new survey about religious and spiritual opinions in America: we’re getting less religious and more accepting of reality. Who’d’a thunk? Harris … Continue reading

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OMG UTAH! Congratz!

Weddings make me so emotional. They’re such a raw, visceral statement of hope and love, such a singularity of joy, a shriek of intention heard ‘cross the rooftops of the world. So yes: every state that gets equal marriage, you … Continue reading

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O Holy Night, the Stars Are Brightly Shining: Virgin Births.

This time of year seems quite appropriate to talk about a virgin birth. Or rather, 46 of them and counting. In a rather surprising long-term study done over 19 years and involving 8,000 participants, researchers followed women over their lifetimes … Continue reading

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Dear Christians: Please Quit Idolizing Disgusting Hate-Filled Bigots.

There’s this TV show about rich backwoods hicks with ZZ Top beards. It’s called “Duck Dynasty.” They own a successful hunting-goods company of some kind and they’re rich but they dress and groom themselves like any bunch of rednecks you’d … Continue reading

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