Quiverful? Seriously? Dumb Religion at its Best

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I don’t actually want to get into any religious debate – I’m not a fan of organised religion in any form. However, sometimes you read something that just comes across as stupid. These “Quiverful” families basically hold that they will keep on breeding so long as God keeps them fertile.

The Duggar family now has 17 kids with an 18th on the way and they blame it on a messy combination of fertility and religion…  Can you imagine what the life insurance quote looks like for that family? Never mind the food bill, or clothing and housing costs. It’s not socially responsible to home-school so many kids either – there’s no realistic way the kids could ever get the education they need, which simply turns them into a burden on society. Thank goodness its American Society.

Conveniently these Christians have forgotten that God gave Adam the freedom of choice.

While I’m on the topic, let’s throw some fat in the fire with a few interesting links:

Intelligent people ‘less likely to believe in God’ (Ouch!)

An opinion on belief: Why I believe in God

and Belief in God really can relieve pain. (Cool!)

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Computing Freedom

Nokia is not evil

Great news for the Open Source/Free Software community is that Nokia is basically giving patent indemnity to any potential patent infringements that the Linux kernel developers may have committed.

I always had a good feeling about Nokia, and this just adds to the warm fuzziness. Now they really need to focus on building better phones, especially a Linux based phone…


A View on Current Political Shifts

James Gosling’s blog has this to say about the US election: “I realized I was in trouble when I noticed that I was thinking of Michael Moore as a voice of reason.”

A more vitriolic (yet inescapably true) opinion can be found at

While IE’s market share has dropped 5% since May to 88.9%, Mozilla browsers – including Firefox – have grown by 5% and now have 7.4% share of the market. There’s a powerful force at work here.

And here’s a compelling thought – if students in the Ukraine are not scared to stand up for their rights, to voice their disapproval of a political situation, why should the rest of us in “developed” countries sit back and accept whatever our governments dish out for us. There’s a good lesson to be learnt here