UK secularists need to grow a pair

As the UK continues to fund sectarian institutions, some politicians are beginning to warn officials that this trend will ultimately do more harm than good. Grassroots Liberal Democrats are "pressing" (whatever the fuck that means) the government to stop funding religious organizations, lest they be used as proselytizing tools. In east London, a new website aiming to promote sex education for young people " ...

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TGA Podcast: Episode 136 1/2

This week we have an extra long show (clocking in at over 2 hours) to make up for the fact that this week I'll be taking a bit of a break as Carisa and I put the finishing touches on Light and Motion, Western Canada's Prop and Circus Arts Festival. I'll be doing the catering at the event, so posting and shows will be a little light this week. My special guest this week is Chris Tenz, who helped to score the ...

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Carl Sagan on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show

It's interesting to listen to old shows featuring scientists like Carl Sagan attempting to educate people on the latest science, which included at the time the growing evidence that the dinosaurs were wiped out by a cometary collision. We take this knowledge for granted now, but the history of our understanding of the natural world is often so brief it's captured on celluloid. When was the last time any lat ...

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Muslim men jailed for religiously motivated attack

Gary Smith was a friendly and popular religion teacher with a promising career, until four thugs, incensed by their fundamentalist interpretation of Islam, decided to beat him to within an inch of his life to teach him a "lesson" for educating women about their nonsense religion. Gary Smith, 38, was beaten as he walked to Central Foundation Girls' School in Bow, east London, last July. The gang left him unc ...

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Hot nun gets the shaft

I have to admit I've always wanted to write this headline, but do you have any idea how long I had to wait before a super hot nun got fired? But boy, was this girl worth the wait. Turns out that a former lap-dancer turned dancing Nun was a bit too much for the Vatican to handle, and so Benedict XVI shut it down. The Santa Croce in Gerusalemme church is being closed because of rumours of a lack of liturgical ...

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Catholic Church’s latest scandal

Whenever I hear the words Vatican and "reform", I can't help but laugh. Here's an institution that, for a greater part of Western history, has benefited from unchecked powers. It wasn't until the 19th century the Papal States were annexed, and even then, fascist dictator Mussolini allowed the organization "statehood" in exchange for cooperation in his new government. Now, this archaic and evil organization ...

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In the end, aren’t we all human?

I will not deny the fact the letter had my eyes shed a few hard fought tears. Despite the fact that both he and I have different world views (the supposed godhood of a 2000 year old Jew), we both agree that speaking up when others don't is the right thing to do. The act is so moving because as beautiful as his words were, he is one of us; the ordinary folks, just sitting at a deli having breakfast. I also t ...

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Driving by women is the road to hell!

What do you get when you mix the backwardness of theocracy with the progressiveness of modern technology? Why, you get Saudi Arabia, of course! Authorities detained a Saudi woman on Saturday after she launched a campaign against the driving ban for women in the ultraconservative kingdom and posted a video of herself behind the wheel on Facebook and YouTube to encourage others to copy her. Saudi Arabia is th ...

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Richard Dawkins versus creationist politician

When Richard confronts Steve about his young earth creationist views, watch him continually squirm to avoid providing a straight answer. He uses the "everyone will come to their own conclusion" argument, which is essentially saying nothing. Lots of people have "made up their minds" that the Universe was created around the time that we invented agriculture. As for the creationist Prime Minister, he was talki ...

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