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Old 12-19-2011, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Golden, CO
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I have been a fan of the Austrailian Tim Minchin for a couple of years. One of my favorites of his is called "Storm" and is in the old Beatnik style. In it he combats a number of new age ideas and alternative medicine. Most atheists I share this with really love it. (Note: there are a few swear words).

Tim Minchin - Storm - YouTube
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Old 12-20-2011, 12:59 AM
 
Location: Metromess
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That was wonderful! I had never heard of Tim Minchin before, but I am an instant fan. Thank you for posting that!
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Old 12-20-2011, 03:21 AM
 
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That was good and I was impressed by the avoidance of doggerel in this rather clever poem. It would have been good even without that.
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Old 12-20-2011, 03:35 AM
 
Location: Oregon
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That was pretty sweet
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Old 12-20-2011, 05:27 AM
 
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Loved it!
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:00 AM
 
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It's a good poem/song, but as a New Ager myself, I disagree with just about everything he says! lol I believe in the reality of most of the things he's criticising/refuting.

Still, it's well-constructed with a good rhyme scheme. Maybe I should write something likewise, but the difference being I'd be espousing the virtue of the New Age ideas.
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:33 AM
 
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That was hilarious.
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Old 12-20-2011, 08:05 AM
 
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It's a good poem/song, but as a New Ager myself, I disagree with just about everything he says! lol I believe in the reality of most of the things he's criticising/refuting.

Still, it's well-constructed with a good rhyme scheme. Maybe I should write something likewise, but the difference being I'd be espousing the virtue of the New Age ideas.
We should love to see it, but of course, you can expect us to point out the false assumptions where we see them.
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