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  • SCOTUS Made Me Cry Today — How This Straight Guy Feels About the Same Sex Marriage Decision

    Divided Under God
    Kevin Davis
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:11 am
    There aren’t many things that tug at my heartstrings.  As I’ve been told, I’m pretty stoic.  It takes a lot to make me outwardly emotional.  I don’t normally cry at sappy movies, weddings, or even funerals.  (Ok, I cry every time I watch Armageddon.  What’s it to you?!?)  My almost-constant composure is not because I’m unemotional or lack empathy.  It’s because I tend to keep it together purposely.  I maintain a decent poker face when the shit hits the fan, and I’m there to support my family when they need someone to take over and get…
  • Boulder Interactive Map of Current Development Projects

    Boulder Neighbors
    K.M.
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:20 am
    Today's post is a link to another Boulder city map. People get frustrated with finding things on the city of Boulder's website, thus I think a post such as this is worthy. Yesterday, I was at a meeting where the city manager announced how pleased she was that they've improved this website interactive map which shows the development locations and information about each project in Boulder. I'm happy to see our city get up to speed on this, as I've noticed that other cities have maps like this and have had them for a while.Read more »
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    Divided Under God

  • SCOTUS Made Me Cry Today — How This Straight Guy Feels About the Same Sex Marriage Decision

    Kevin Davis
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:11 am
    There aren’t many things that tug at my heartstrings.  As I’ve been told, I’m pretty stoic.  It takes a lot to make me outwardly emotional.  I don’t normally cry at sappy movies, weddings, or even funerals.  (Ok, I cry every time I watch Armageddon.  What’s it to you?!?)  My almost-constant composure is not because I’m unemotional or lack empathy.  It’s because I tend to keep it together purposely.  I maintain a decent poker face when the shit hits the fan, and I’m there to support my family when they need someone to take over and get…
  • NEW FEATURE: Introducing the Secular Store!

    Kevin Davis
    2 Jun 2015 | 3:52 pm
    DividedUnderGod is happy to announce our brand new DUG Secular Store! Recently, I was poking around the web, looking at some atheist & secular t-shirts and other items, and it felt like everyone had kind of the same stuff — Darwin fish, “coexist” shirts, scarlet “A” pins and stickers, and the rest of the typical things we see in the secular community.  So I decided to tinker around and design a shirt I always wanted to buy for myself.  I really like the way it came out, and I have some other ideas for shirts, stickers, mugs, etc., so why not open a…
  • An Atheist’s Open Letter to Those Praying for His Son

    Kevin Davis
    26 May 2015 | 9:04 pm
    As many of my readers have noticed, I haven’t posted anything in about a month.  That’s because on April 27, my life got exponentially busier, when my wife went into preterm labor and delivered our son 12 weeks early.  Grayson now lays in the local neonatal intensive care unit, where he’s been since he was born.  He’s doing well and continues to grow and gain weight, but the experience has been draining — physically, emotionally, and financially.  As things normalize and he comes home, activity on DividedUnderGod.com will resume and most likely increase,…
  • A Christian Flag at City Hall? That Doesn’t Fly in the US

    Kevin Davis
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:07 am
    Image source wgxa.tv Apparently you don’t have to read the Constitution in order to serve as a government official.  According to WGXA News in Cochran, GA, the local city council voted 5 to 1 to fly a Christian flag outside its city hall, disregarding the First Amendment and the oodles of church-state separation lawsuits that have been decided over the past century.  That same day, the city’s attorney advised them against it and it was taken down.  Despite the advice of the attorney, the council held another vote that evening, which was also decided 5 to 1, to keep the flag…
  • Good News Club Discovers It’s Harder to Intimidate Adults than Children

    Kevin Davis
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:51 am
    Image courtesy ceffm.org If you’ve heard of the Good News Club, a fundamentalist Christian evangelical club for elementary school kids, you’re most likely securely planted on one side of the fence or the other.  You either think the GNC is great for kids, or you realize its tactics are vile and damaging to the self-esteem of children and want them removed from public schools. Public schools you say? That’s right.  In 2001, Child Evangelism Fellowship, the parent company of the GNC, won a Supreme Court case allowing them to operate their Christian clubs in public schools,…
 
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  • Boulder Interactive Map of Current Development Projects

    K.M.
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:20 am
    Today's post is a link to another Boulder city map. People get frustrated with finding things on the city of Boulder's website, thus I think a post such as this is worthy. Yesterday, I was at a meeting where the city manager announced how pleased she was that they've improved this website interactive map which shows the development locations and information about each project in Boulder. I'm happy to see our city get up to speed on this, as I've noticed that other cities have maps like this and have had them for a while.Read more »
  • Online Map of Boulder Neighborhoods

    K.M.
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Today's post is a link to a new online gameRead more »
  • Biking in Boulder and the Question of Air Quality on our Health

    K.M.
    24 Jun 2015 | 7:12 am
    Recently, we've seen a very intense debate about the "right sizing" of streets here in Boulder. The City Council voted in favor of dedicating parts of Folsom Street, Iris Avenue and 63rd Streets to wider bicycle lanes, requiring the sacrifice of auto-lanes on those streets. An angry backlash ensued, once again proclaiming that the current city council is out of touch with what the majority of residents want.Read more »
  • The Pope's Views on Density and Historic Preservation

    K.M.
    22 Jun 2015 | 12:18 pm
    The Pope has spoken, and it seems he has quite a bit to say about cities, and what is wrong with them. For example, he prefers Nature over concrete. Judging by his statements, I don't think he'd approve of Boulder Junction very much, or the whole pro-density urban designing. I don't think he'd like the recent changes to U.S. 36, either, from 4 lanes of concrete to what now amounts to 10 lanes of concrete. He sees the wisdom of trains for commuting, so I'm sure he'd rather have seen a train headed towards Boulder instead of padding the pockets of the roads industrial…
  • Boulder's Metro Growth Rate 1.6% per year over Four Years

    K.M.
    19 Jun 2015 | 12:08 pm
    The latest U.S. census bureau statistics availableRead more »
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