Monthly Archives: June 2011

Self-portrait of a homophobic politician

Carlo Giovanardi of Italy’s PDL (that’s Berlusconi’s party) had a few things to say about Lady Gaga’s upcoming appearance at the EuroPride parade in Rome: “…all the surveys prove scientifically that the majority of Italians are against gay marriage.”  “It’s … Continue reading

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Do you not use your brains?

The videos of the World Atheist Convention in Dublin are being uploaded on YouTube. Here’s a gem: P.Z. Myers and Aron Ra debate two Muslim creationists on embryology. Basically, these guys believe: ◊ The Qur’an states things nobody could’ve possibly … Continue reading

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Google considers me an authority on crackpots

When I google “Roberto De Mattei” and “creationist” this is what I see: I’m not an authority on many things, but this is kind of cool.

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An insult to language

I haven’t read Susan Jacoby’s “Spirited Atheist” column in a month or two, but today I found an absolutely wonderful article on A.C. Grayling’s The Good Book: A Humanist/Secular Bible. Suffice to say the first time I read any of … Continue reading

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“I crave the stillness of rooms”

Every so often I mention that I write poetry. I used to write a lot of poetry, though lately it’s kind of tapered off due to our recent move, our ten month-old daughter and a hundred other things that eat … Continue reading

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