Category Archives: Gaming

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The Handbook: Understanding the Straw Man.

Christians are very, very fond of telling everybody who’ll listen that they just love non-believers. Oh my, they just love us to death. But if they keep talking, a curious thing happens: they show us exactly what they’re really thinking. Continue reading

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What I Learned from the Lady in White.

A long time ago when I was administering a roleplaying MUD* online, I began to notice that the staffers responsible for creating and running plots and storylines for players kept defaulting to very supernatural themes. Continue reading

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The Handbook: That One Weird Thing That Happened Once.

Even a guy who is one of the folks behind Skeptic Magazine and a regular speaker at big atheist conferences, author of books about skepticism, and a champion of science can experience That One Weird Thing That Happened Once (TOWTTHO). Continue reading

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Operation Pitchfork and A Moment of Crisis.

As I write this letter I look at you in your crib, and know that in all likelihood it will be the last time that I see you. In a few hours I will join the largest gathering of parents, … Continue reading

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The Diner That Night.

OMG! We hit 300 posts! Thank you so much! This thang is as much about you as it is about me. I can’t even tell you how much I appreciate so that many of you are joining me on this … Continue reading

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Fall of the Giant.

Ever since I was a child, I’ve enjoyed video games. I was in the first generation of kids to experience them, and oh, what heady days those were! When the first console game we ever saw, Pong, came out, my … Continue reading

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Victim Culture.

Ever met one of those people who with one sentence changes the whole way you conceptualize something? Today I want to tell you about a couple of times that’s happened to me and what resulted from those shifts in mindset. … Continue reading

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