Wednesday, January 14, 2015

It Never Ends, and other links

The posting of links does not constitute an endorsement of the sites linked, and not necessarily even agreement with the specific posts linked.

* 10 Religions Spawned By Works Of Fiction -- "The following 10 religions are all followed—some seriously and some in jest—despite the fact that the origin of the religion can be clearly traced to a work of fiction."
* Charlie Hebdo: High stakes when satire meets globalization -- "These are dark days for those who want to believe that the pen is mightier than the sword."
* Christian History Institute -- "Our aim is to make Christian history a delight to the widest possible audience, using modern media such as video and the internet. We strive to make our output look good and communicate well while sticking to the facts."
* Customer leaves $1,000 tip for E. Texas restaurant employees -- "The gentleman asked how many we had working in the restaurant tonight."
* It Never Ends for Wendy Davis -- "The Texas Democrat's successor mocks her with cowboy boots."
* Seed libraries struggle with state laws limiting exchanges -- "Agriculture officials say they weren’t looking for a fight but must enforce laws that are intended to protect farmers..."
* Teacher Under Investigation For Handing Out ‘Bible Cookies’ -- "A high school teacher in Stockton, CA, is being investigated after an anonymous student filed a complaint against him for handing out 'Bible cookies' in class."
* The Real Reason Sugar Has No Place in Cornbread -- "...sometimes a truth is so self-evident that you can't present an impartial case for both sides. So I'm just going to say it: sugar has no business in cornbread."
* U.S. Abortion Rate Continues to Decline While Debate over Means to the End Escalates -- "The study’s authors hypothesize that improvements in contraceptive use—in particular, a shift to highly effective methods—were a main contributing factor."
* Virginia pastor defends decision to fire unwed mother -- "Apryl Kellam said ...that she was being fired from the church day care where she had worked since September because she was in violation of church policy."

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