Blasphemy Victory! Now, go Vote! by Starstuff, Contemplating

Victory!  The people of Ireland legalize honesty in an historic vote, amending their constitution to legalize blasphemy.  Votes matter.  If you are an American, your vote matters too.  Please vote Tuesday, November 6th.  As we hoped for, we got our…

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Blasphemy! by Starstuff, Contemplating

Blasphemy laws are one of the most egregious and severe forms of religious privilege.  It is the use of state-sponsored violence to attack someone for speaking in ways that religious leaders don’t like.   Yet many countries, including the United States,…

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The Moon Steps Aside to give us the Perseid Meteor Shower! by Starstuff, Contemplating

She thought she could now actually feel the Earth turn–not just imagine it in her head, but really feel it in the pit of her stomach. It was like descending in a fast elevator. She craned her neck back further,…

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This Historic Moment (Part II), by [Starstuff, Contemplating]

Not all that long ago, outright, young earth creationists (YEC) outnumbered those of us who rejected supernatural views of our history by five to one here in American.  Today I thankful that, for the first time in American history, the…

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Teaching Death to Naturalistic Pagan Children, Addendum – by [Starstuff, Contemplating]

In the earlier post on teaching children about death, Kansas covered several important points.  In teaching those, the additional ones mentioned above, basic family discussions (such as when a pet dies, hopefully before a relative dies), and more, the following resources could be useful.

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Massive Auroral Storm Last Night, More Possible Tonight! [Stardust, Contemplating]

The predicted shockwave slammed into our magnetosphere last light just as expected (thanks, science!), and further waves of particles in that blast that will likely continue the storm tonight (September 8th).  If you missed it last night, you might get a second chance.

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