Revised Mouse Guard Conflict Cards

I download the Mouse Guard playing card set (available from here), scrubbed all the text off the conflict cards, and put my own text on instead. I did it for two reasons. First, the text was...
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Building Beliefs from MG Recruitment (pt 1)

I think the Mouse Guard recruitment section is well done (as is all of MG) but it is missing two things to make it really great. First, it's not apparent from the text that this should be a...
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Lying for Jesus, Explained

People without religious faith are often flabbergasted by the things believers say in defense of their beliefs, not least because what can come out of their mouths is unequivocally false.  Atheists...
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Clay and Air

Creationists point to the eye as evidence of design. This is a sorry strategy, because the human eye is not very well put together. But it isn't the poorness of the design that gets me, though, it's...
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Static Violins

People claim to talk to God all the time. Some high-profile people claim to not only hold discourse with The Almighty, but to receive hand-crafted mandates from him as well. Often these mandates...
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Throwing Spears at the Moon

I watched Skyline a few nights ago. In most respect it's not a very good movie. It wanders without seeming to make a coherent point or go in any definite direction. Yet it's got an amazingly good...
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The Crone’s Illusion

Below is a repost, salvaged from the olden days, of my thoughts on the film Agora, which I most heartily acclaim. My reaction to Agora was highly charged, and I wanted to let myself cool down long...
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Hammurabi’s Muse

Below is a (very slightly edited) repost of something I wrote on the basis of morality, salvaged from the olden days. It is reasonable to expect social animals to have social rules. It just makes...
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