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Burt Likko

Pseudonymous Portlander. Homebrewer. Atheist. Recovering litigator. Recovering Republican. Recovering Catholic. Recovering divorcé. Recovering Former Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. House Likko's Words: Scite Verum. Colite Iusticia. Vivere Con Gaudium.

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  1. Avatar greginak says:

    Amen to that.Report

  2. Avatar Marchmaine says:

    Whelp, I know to whom I’m not going to wish a Happy St. Nicholas day.Report

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  4. Avatar Francis says:

    If you spend any time around public defenders (as I do, being married to one), you will find out that many of their clients do in fact go to church on a regular basis, and have to check with the deity of their choice before taking a plea deal. In the negotiations up to the plea, your average public defender will listen to her client lie with great conviction, right up to the point where they confess.Report

    • Avatar Burt Likko in reply to Francis says:

      To be clear: I’m not saying that very pious people are necessarily liars. Atheists lie sometimes too. It turns out that piety, religiosity, and belief have nothing whatsoever to do with whether someone is a good person or not.

      When someone offers piety as a proxy for morality, however, it really bugs me. And it should bug genuinely faithful people even more than it bugs someone like me.Report

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