(Book review) The
tilting of the US economy from production to finance as a source
of wealth will spell the end of our economic dominance — just
as it spelled the end of the Spanish, Dutch, and British economic
dominance. We're already the world's largest debtor nation.
The Treaty with Tripoli (Freethought Almanac) The United States is no more a Christian nation because
most of its citizens are Christians than it is a "white" nation
because most of its citizens are white. We are Americans because
we practice democracy and believe in republican government, not
because we practice revealed religion and believe in Bible-based
Cry, My Heart, Cry!
(translated by Ronald
The ditch is not deep at all. Most likely the spiritual ancestors
of modern Russian fascists pushed my still-living parents into
this ditch, the day of the Dnepropetrovsk Apocalypse. Most likely
the sounds of Kaddish were echoing in the air.
(Freethought Almanac) During the solidly Christian period of
500 to 1300 not a library can be found in all of Europe with
more that 2,000 volumes. The 19th century myth that the monks
of the Middle Ages preserved the classics is doubly false. Only
one or two abbots ever copied anything but religious works.
In the greatest abbey of the 13th century not a single monk
Believe Weird Things (Book review) Shermer dissects the
arguments of Holocaust deniers and tells us, via a concept called
consilience of inductions, how we know the Holocaust
happened. There was indeed a Nazi policy of ausrotten,
but it takes evidence from many sources to demonstrate it.
Massacre (1999)(Freethought Almanac) Remembering legends surrounding early Christian martyrs,
the temptation is strong to show religious fervor even in these
irreligious times. False stories that Cassie Bernall proclaimed
her faith in God when the gun was pointed at her circulated.
But if she really "said yes," where was Cassie's God when she
needed him to save her life?