Finally, a religion you can get behind

Or on top; anything that gets you off really. That's because the Madonna of Orgasm Church is a step closer to becoming officially recognized as a religion in Sweden. This particular church actually worships the orgasm, which they consider to be God himself. Although I've heard his name being called out on occasion (I'm patting myself on the back as we speak), I never actually thought anyone would take that ...

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Black rapper calling the kettle gay

Alright, I admit the title doesn't make much sense; that is, until you realize it's about rapper Trick Trick and his self title song which threatens openly gay celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres to send a "scud missile right through their fucking cruise ship". Here's a highly enlightened quote from him: "I don't want your faggot money any g**damn way. I don't like it. Carry that sh*t somewhere else." It's jus ...

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The illusion of design

I mentioned before that many individuals believe in religion because of what they perceive to be logical reasons, and it is often based on the illusion of design, both here on earth, and in the cosmos in general. The universe, as far as we can observe, seems to be both extremely complex and mysterious at first glance. Here on earth, the complexity of life is staggering; in a handful of dirt, there are milli ...

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Religion and the need for tradition

In today's culture, things change rapidly. We almost seem to take it for granted that something you know today will be different tomorrow, maybe radically so. But human beings historically haven't been accustomed to rapid change for very long. It used to be what your father knew, and what his father knew, wouldn't be different from what you knew too. There were certain ways of doing things, and that's all t ...

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The religious corporation: Part 2

Yesterday, I argued the selective advantage of belief was too attractive for individuals in a community not to partake. But this advantage, as humans became more prosperous in the West, became increasingly marginal. In the 15th century, Europe began to experience newfound prosperity from the most unusual source: the aftermath of the Black Death. Over a third of the population is estimated to have been kille ...

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Priest wants you to repent for voting Obama

This isn't the first time we've heard of religious figures using their influence to promote their political agenda, but it certainly is unique that Father Newman asked his parishioners to repent if they voted for Obama. He's been able to get away with this by citing Obama's pro-choice policy as the reason for his discontent. It's a divisive thing to do, and I hope the people of Greenville, South Carolina ki ...

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The religious corporation: Part 1

When trying to explain the origin of religion, we must answer the question of how it came together, since although human beings are social animals, the act of creating a stable institution is an extreme rarity. Consider how many cults come and go; obviously, even if there is a fundamental need to be religious, there must be some explanation as to why humans would continue to participate and develop their re ...

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