Faith schools in Britain try to defend their existence

When I was a young child, I was sent to a Catholic primary school. It was the only way my parents could ensure that I went to an English institution. The trade off was every day, the teachers would force us to say a morning prayer, and class time was occasionally devoted to learning about Jesus. It was insanely boring and annoying, but I got over it. I already knew how to read and write before I got to clas ...

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Oh Snap!

Now that is a bitch-slap if I've ever witnessed one. Could not have done a finer job myself, and that's high praise coming from an egomaniac! ...

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Hot girl smokes a joint, drinks a Coke, and muses on death

Anytime I think about the afterlife, I'm reminded of the book, The History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters, where one of the characters talks about the eventual monotony of eternal life (I recommend reading the chapter on the excommunication of the woodworm for a good laugh). I can't imagine how terrible it would be to never die. There is a time when everything, no matter how awesome, begins to lose its lus ...

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No more Mr. Nice Guy

I try to be polite. I really do. I have the bad habit, unfortunately, of saying the most offensive things to people without fully realizing it. So for the most part, I've accepted the fact that my opinions and ideas are unpopular with a large segment of society, and the people who happen to hear or read what I have to say will, at times, be deeply offended. My vitriol will sometimes bring the ire of many wh ...

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Religion and science don’t conflict, apparently

Apparently, the perception that religion has been impeding science is wrong! That's according to this article in The Guardian, which claims the commonly held belief that science has a history of being suppressed and challenged by religion is false. Unfortunately, if you're looking for any compelling arguments in this article, you won't find any -- you'll be better served by reading this interview with biolo ...

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EA pisses off Christians, everyone else ignores them

Guerrilla marketing is all about tricking people into learning about your product. Most of the time, you don't even know it's going on around you. Sometimes it's as subtle as a person at the bar strongly encouraging you to get shots of J├Ągermeister, and sometimes it's a bunch of glowing 'litebrights' that cause massive panic (do you remember the Mooninites debacle?). This time, the devious minds at EA are a ...

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The Good Atheist 067

Welcome back to another episode of The Good Atheist podcast. This week, we discuss the news of a Quebec priest who was recently sentenced to 18 months in jail for molestation, as well as talk about poor little Khyra Ishaq, who was starved to death by her mother for being 'possessed' by a demon. Remember, if you enjoy the show and would like to hear more, we offer as incentive an extra bonus show for patrons ...

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Quebec priest gets 18 months for child molestation

It never really stops does it? It seems like every other day, there's another story involving a priest abusing kids. Luckily, once in a while, the justice system gets involved and someone goes to jail. This week, Paul-Henri Lachance, a Quebec Roman Catholic priest, was found guilty of child molestation and sentenced to 18 months in jail. I'm still very confused as to why these guys end up serving such small ...

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