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File this under ‘Religion has nothing to do with morality’– Some religions have a problem with a vaccine that, when dosed appropriately early enough, virtually eliminates risk of cervical cancer, as virtually all cervical cancer is caused by HPV.  Its even better if males get the vaccine as well, not only because if fewer males…

John Haught, Robert Rabel: Cowards

This post is going to be a touch of a stretch for ERV. I normally dont write about theology. Mostly, because I dont care. I think the cultural phenomena surrounding ‘theology’ or Harry Potter or Twilight is far more interesting than the ins-and-outs of the magical creatures at the center of the phenomena itself. But…

NOOOOO!!! ALL HOPE IS LOST!!! Gov. Fallin is asking Oklahomans to turn to a higher power this Sunday, July 17, 2011 and pray for rain. “I encourage Oklahomans of all faiths to join me this Sunday in offering their prayers for rain,” Fallin said. “For the safety of our firefighters and our communities and the…

I love condoms. They are a medical device that not only helps prevent pregnancy, but a whole host of sexually transmitted diseases. And, while STDs can vary from ‘dont know youre infected and doesnt have an effect on your health, really’ to ‘deadly’ to the adults that contract them, the spectrum can look very different…

Obvious scam is obvious: Dinesh D’Souza

So, Dinesh D’Souza is speaking at OU tonight. Or this afternoon. Or whatever. I couldnt help but notice not only how D’Souza is defined by his ‘enemies’, but that D’Souza defines himself by his ‘enemies’: The God Decision: Delusion, Confusion or Truth? The “New Atheism” is an increasingly popular worldview promoted by well-known intellectuals including,…

Teh Pope reads ERV.

Huh. ERV, August 5, 2009– Maybe we just need to fr*me things differently– Condoms arent ‘birth control’, theyre ‘HIV/AIDS control, with unavoidable (but reversible) pregnancy reduction as a side-effect, like chemotherapy for cancer’. Teh Pope, November 20, 2010– While he will restate the Catholic Church’s staunch objections to contraception because it believes it interferes with…

Religion. Iz so elegants. JUDGMENT HOUSE

A group of OKC Atheists went to one of those ‘Hell Houses’ last night. I didnt go, but I can only assume from their summary of the event, that the parishioners of Wilmont Place Baptist Church in OKC have absolutely no social grace or even basic, common decency. You see, we have had a little…

Religion. Iz so elegants.

Living in Oklahoma, I get an especially fine kick out of Ivory Tower Theists like Karen Armstrong and Terry Eagleton trying to talk about how/what religion ‘really’ is. Their words bear no resemblance to the theism I interact with on a daily basis. Those ‘straw-men’ and ‘caricatures’ of theism Gnu Atheists attack? Those are real…