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  • Sour Grapes of Wrath: After Marriage Equality Case, the Christian Right is Calling for a Theocracy

    Divided Under God
    Kevin Davis
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:07 pm
    “The Supreme Court is not the Supreme Being” That’s the message that was quickly churned out from Mike Huckabee’s campaign for President in the form of a graphic that was shared by thousands over Facebook and other social media sites, following the Supreme Court ruling in favor of marriage equality.  Huckabee, the candidate of choice thus far in polling of the Christian Right, is boldly asserting that the rules of his religion trump the laws of the United States, and should be followed in place of the laws of the land.  It certainly isn’t much of a stretch to…
  • A Neighbor Stands His Ground

    Boulder Neighbors
    K.M.
    26 Jul 2015 | 9:38 pm
    The baby Saw-whet Owl (above) was spotted near Rainbow Lakes in Nederland by a sheriff's office deputy three days ago. Many viewers from around the world have by now fallen in love with our cute Boulder County baby, which stood its ground... until it flew away. I'm getting the message that he has a strong opinion about something... is he shaking his head no to density? Or, is he standing in the road to protect it from right-sizing?What do you think he is saying no to?"If you liked this, come again next week, it'll be even better." --John Lennon(Author: K.M. Email: BoulderNeighbors@gmail.com )…
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  • Sour Grapes of Wrath: After Marriage Equality Case, the Christian Right is Calling for a Theocracy

    Kevin Davis
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:07 pm
    “The Supreme Court is not the Supreme Being” That’s the message that was quickly churned out from Mike Huckabee’s campaign for President in the form of a graphic that was shared by thousands over Facebook and other social media sites, following the Supreme Court ruling in favor of marriage equality.  Huckabee, the candidate of choice thus far in polling of the Christian Right, is boldly asserting that the rules of his religion trump the laws of the United States, and should be followed in place of the laws of the land.  It certainly isn’t much of a stretch to…
  • 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…
 
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  • A Neighbor Stands His Ground

    K.M.
    26 Jul 2015 | 9:38 pm
    The baby Saw-whet Owl (above) was spotted near Rainbow Lakes in Nederland by a sheriff's office deputy three days ago. Many viewers from around the world have by now fallen in love with our cute Boulder County baby, which stood its ground... until it flew away. I'm getting the message that he has a strong opinion about something... is he shaking his head no to density? Or, is he standing in the road to protect it from right-sizing?What do you think he is saying no to?"If you liked this, come again next week, it'll be even better." --John Lennon(Author: K.M. Email: BoulderNeighbors@gmail.com )…
  • Please, CDOT, Frasier Meadows Would Like a US-36 Sound Barrier

    K.M.
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:06 am
    photo credit: codot.govThis site is available for neighborhood issues, and today I'm presenting one from my own neighborhood which I hope might gain some real traction soon.--k.m.One issue related to growth, and especially job growth in Boulder is not only congestion of roads, but the noise level for those living near busy corridors for the daily 60,000 in-commuters. I happen to live near US-36 which brings in many daily commuters, as well as other traffic. Some people use it as their route to Rocky Mountain National Park, and many come in to the university on US-36.Read more »
  • News Day

    K.M.
    23 Jul 2015 | 11:16 am
    A big congratulations to Livable Boulder petitioners for gathering 5,600 signatures for each of their two charter amendments, the Neighborhoods Right to Vote, and, Development Shall Pay its Own Way. The signatures are expected to be verified by August 6th and then be on the fall ballot for Boulder's upcoming election. Best of luck as this goes forward from here!Westword magazine did a feature story about the ugliest new buildings in Denver, including photos.  The article begins like this.... "There are a lot of non-architectural reasons to single out the Beauvallon, a pair of…
  • Let's Support Subcommunity Plans for Boulder

    K.M.
    20 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Last week's city council meeting and study session began the discussion about sub community planing in Boulder. Consultants who've been hired for Boulder have recommended sub community plans, and many other cities have them. North Boulder has had one for many years, and though it was a lot of work to establish and put in place, the community feels that it has worked out quite well for them.Read more »
  • Video: Ralph Gregory Interviews Feinberg and Espinoza about Livable Boulder's Ballot Initiatives

    K.M.
    19 Jul 2015 | 6:42 am
    Readers, I'm one of those who seldom watches TV, but yesterday I turned on Channel 8 while doing some tasks, and this interview was playing. In it, Allyn Feinberg and Angelique Espinoza discuss Livable Boulder's ballot initiatives, and the general subject of Boulder's challenge of keeping its middle class. This is a good conversation, and I really liked the part that we need to SLOW DOWN with all of the things happening at once here in Boulder from the TOP DOWN. It makes it difficult for any of us to be active participants in the process. AMEN.--k.m.  "If you liked this, come again next…
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