• Setlist: Christophe And The Prairie Fire - 05-17-2013 Leon's Lounge, Oklahoma City,…

    23 May 2013, 08:33 by HorrorOfDunwich

    After May Daze I headed up to OKC for a "Rockabilly" show that Prairie Fire was booked for. One of the bands dropped out so Brian Dunning threw something together for it and a touring act from Kansas City called St. Dallas and the Sinners played. The show wasn't packed, but everyone there was having a great time. We weren't in top form, but we put out more than enough energy.

    Christophe and The Prairie Fire
    05-17-2013
    APPEARANCE#2013.021
    Leon's Lounge
    Inside The Chameleon Room
    Oklahoma City, OK

    Line-Up:
    Christophe Murdock - Vocals, Rhythm Acoustic Guitar
    Eddie Mercury - Vocals, Stand-up Bass
    Jim Bell - Drums
    Morris Amos III - Lead Electric Guitar

    Set One:
    1. Back Into Grace (Christophe Murdock/Danny Trashville)
    2. Millionaire (David Olney) - Eddie on Lead Vox.
    3. The Life Of An Outlaw (Christophe Murdock)
    4. Glass Of Dreams (Eddie Mercury) - Eddie on Lead Vox.
    5. Sea Of Heartbreak (Don Gibson)
    6. Misery Road (Christophe Murdock) - Eddie on Lead Vox.
    7. Another Small Town Song (Christophe Murdock)
  • Recognizing Persuasion, Top 20 Logical Fallacies & Here Be Dragons Movie: An…

    10 Oct 2008, 21:18 by TacoHead

    Recognizing Persuasion

    One of the most important thinking skills is the ability to recognize when an author or speaker is trying to sway or persuade you. An author or speaker might use bias, slanted language, emotional appeal or a mixture of opinions entwined with facts.

    The use of persuasive argument is not a bad thing. The problem arises when people do not recognize that the techniques of persuasion are being used to sway their opinions. It becomes very important that you learn to listen and read with a critical mind. You must evaluate that you are being given.

    Bias and slanted Language

    Read the two sentences below. Think about the key words that make one of them a simple statement and the other an accusation.

    I saw Steve walk out of the yard with a tire.
    I saw Steve sneak out of the yard hiding something behind his back.

    The second sentence uses words like "sneak" and "hiding behind his back" These words or phase show bias or slanted…
  • Atheism Defined by Sam Harris

    13 Sep 2008, 15:09 by TacoHead

    Sam Harris - Letter To A Christian Nation

    Somewhere in the world a man has abducted a little girl. Soon he will rape, torture, and kill her. If an atrocity of this kind is not occurring at precisely this moment, it will happen in a few hours, or days at most. Such is the confidence we can draw from the statistical laws that govern the lives of six billion human beings. The same statistics also suggest that this girl's parents believe—as you believe—that an all-powerful and all-loving God is watching over them and their family. Are they right to believe this? Is it good that they believe this?

    No.

    The entirety of atheism is contained in this response. Atheism is not a philosophy; it is not even a view of the world; it is simply an admission of the obvious. In fact, "atheism" is a term that should not even exist. No one ever needs to identify himself as a "non-astrologer" or a "non-alchemist." We do not have words for people who doubt that Elvis is still…