Thursday, November 02, 2006
Gay Marriage Saves Hetro Marriage
Gay marriage hurts the institution? Is that what they think? Hmmm, the evidence suggests otherwise (NB: these are correlations, not causations)
Seventeen years after recognizing same-sex relationships in Scandinavia there are higher marriage rates for heterosexuals, lower divorce rates, lower rates for out-of-wedlock births, lower STD rates, more stable and durable gay relationships, more monogamy among gay couples, and so far no slippery slope to polygamy, incestuous marriages, or "man-on-dog" unions.
Sighted on a forum
Spear and shield, the AK-47 of the bronze, iron, classical, dark and medieval ages.
The only thing more masculine than a nine foot spear is a ten foot spear.
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Think Bosnia on a sub-continental scale, with oil wells. This is what keeps imperial strategists awake at night.The Full article is good too.
Old Story - Harry Potter Fans Warn About Bible
The whole thing is here, but the best quote is at the end.
Williams has also pointed out that some of the scarier elements in fantasy novels will really frighten children if they think they are true. "Some children may think that murderous Dark Wizards such as Voldemort (the villain of the Potter series) are actually real if they've been corrupted by Christians who believe that devils and magic actually exists," he said.