Link round-up for 1 January 2011
They must be real -- the Bible says so.
Some sexual fantasies require caution.
The Atheist Camel has a challenge for Christians: what is there, specifically, in Jesus's teachings that deserves respect?
South Carolina police discover an ugly case of animal abuse (found via Mendip).
Good grief, the nutters are really losing it.
The latest Christian Right meme is a mish-mash of tired clichés.
Julian Assange doesn't always approve of leaks.
Ronald Williams is angry enough to punch you in the throat (read the comments).
Could you live like Susan Aikens?
Christine Vyrnon wants to know how you feel about churches.
Lady Atheist looks at the fatuosity of religious concepts of guilt and forgiveness.
Belief is not a choice.
A case of prosecutorial misconduct is exposed in New York.
Federal authorities are investigating Christine O'Donnell's use of campaign funds (is this a "witch hunt"?).
A Christian Right group declares success at stopping anti-bullying efforts -- yes, you read that right (found via Republic of Gilead).
Obama enjoys steady popularity. Palin and Olbermann, not so much.
Will the Republicans change?
Six states will soon consider bills similar to Arizona's popular illegal-alien law. Congress will be getting tougher too.
It's the dawn of a new era in Kentucky -- a stupid era. And the governor is on board.
Hey, conservative gays: they still hate you.
Frum Forum looks at celebration of treason in South Carolina.
Obama and the Democrats achieved much in 2010.
Global-warming denialism continues to embarrass non-crazy conservatives.
Ignore the lies of the treason-apologists -- the Civil War was all about slavery.
Sally Warner looks at the ugly reality behind Mother Teresa.
Barely two decades after escaping Soviet rule, Estonia is being dragged into the unstable euro currency bloc.
57% of Germans now say they were better off with the mark than the euro. German economists debate a return to the mark.
The BBC gives a platform to the world's leading defender of child molesters.
Danish police foil an Islamic terrorist plot against the Jyllands- Posten newspaper. And here's more on the conspiracy recently stopped in Britain (our embassy was on the target list).
Guatemala struggles to defeat femicide.
South Korea is standing up to the North's thuggery.
The forces Wikileaks has set in motion may render large-scale organizations obsolete.
Clinging to fossil fuels, the US risks falling behind technologically.
Creationism depends on flagrant lies about science.
The Neanderthals were more than just crude carnivores (sent by Ranch Chimp).
Why didn't prokaryotes become multi-cellular?