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I WELCOME THEIR HATRED

Filed on November 26, 2011 at 11:42 am under by dcobranchi

The mythology-inclined still hate atheists.

One hundred and five students read a brief vignette about a man who fails to take responsibility when he hits a parked van with his car, and then pockets money from a wallet he finds on a sidewalk.

Participants were asked whether they thought it was more probable that this clearly amoral man was either (a) a teacher, or (b) a teacher and a second identifying factor. That factor varied for individual participants; for some it was “a Christian,” while for others it was “a Muslim,” “a rapist” or “an atheist.”

“A teacher and an atheist” was the equation most likely to chosen over the simple “a teacher.” Astonishingly, it was slightly more likely to be chosen than “a teacher and a rapist.”

I’M BOYCOTTING Kmart THIS YEAR

Filed on November 23, 2011 at 4:49 pm under by dcobranchi

They’re open all day Thanksgiving. Therefore, they’re not getting a single one of my holiday shopping dollars.

ONE EASY WAY TO FAIL YOUR DRIVING TEST

Filed on November 17, 2011 at 6:42 pm under by dcobranchi

Crash your vehicle into the DMV building.

LOTS OF ONES

Filed on November 11, 2011 at 11:11 am under by dcobranchi

It only happens once every hundred years.