Montreal pastor gets a taste of justice

Here's a disturbing story for you: a pastor who operated a small church in my hometown of Montreal was arrested for having married and engaged in sexual relations with a 10 year old. The now 57 year old Father Daniel Cormier insisted he was in love with the victim, who rightfully told the court she had no real understanding of what was happening at the time, apart from the physical abuse. He has now been co ...

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An Atheist Life: Matthew’s story (kinda)

Matthew wanted to write in to share a story about a close friend of his while also taking the time to write in a question that I'll try to answer next podcast. Hi. First let me say I really enjoy your podcast. I have a friend who is an atheist but has reasonably fundamentalist parents. (fairly unusual here in Australia) He has very strong views against religion like I do but he hasn't come out to his parent ...

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Oh noes! It’s the collapse of “Darwinism” in Europe!

Remember this clown? I put up a post a few months ago about Harun Yahya (also known as Adnan Oktar), who's back to making outrageous claims that have no factual basis. The first minute of this video is just his face plastered all over the place. It's obvious he wants to be adored and admired. Too bad he's an idiot. If you can manage to watch the whole thing, then I commend you on your ability to hold food d ...

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An atheist life: Krista’s story

Since starting this section of the website, I've many great stories, but none were as intense as Krista's. Her early life exemplified the dangers of belief, especially when combined with mindless superstition, ritual, and dogmatic platitudes. Here is her story: I decided to write this in order to draw attention to the damage that religion can cause to children. At the same time I want to say that my parents ...

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Quit your bitchin’ and get back in the kitchen

Here is what God Tube has to say about Feminism. Apparently it involves trying to get women to have as many abortions as possible! Abortions for all I say! Oh, and the only real solutions to the complex problems of society were figured out 500 years ago by John Knox: just take the Bible literally! I guess to some people, aiming for a simpler way of life is the best way to deal with the increasing complexity ...

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An atheist life: Adam’s story

Here's a short one from Adam in Pennsylvania: Hello, my name is Adam and I live in PA. I saw recently saw the post on The Good Atheist and decided to share the sorted [sic] road that led me to my lack of faith. First I feel its necessary to explain my family background. Both of my parents are very religious Protestants and my grandmother is a devout Catholic. The rest of my family though is not the least bi ...

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Don’t make laws you haven’t thought about

It's almost uncomfortable to watch these people trying in vain to answer the question "If abortion was illegal, what should be done about women who violate this law?". One woman simply wanted women who have had abortions to feel bad about. Well, I'm not aware of any woman who has exercised this option who did not at least wrestle with the decision. Many women I know are still upset by the decision. One girl ...

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What hell listens to

This one is from Atheist Media Blog. Considering how terrible rap is these days, I'm sure if there was hell, this is what would be playing. Is it just me or did the good old days of rap end when it started involving lots of money? ...

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An atheist life: Simon’s story

Simon was one of the first people to write to me with his story, and was one of the inspirations behind this whole 'atheist life' section. I wanted to understand what it was like growing up in Northern Ireland. Here's his story: For 18 years of my life, I lived in Northern Ireland. Most people don't even know that Northern Ireland is a wholly different country to Ireland. For a seemingly small piece of land ...

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An atheist life: Jeff’s story

I've been getting a lot of emails with people wanting to share their stories of atheism. I want to make sure every single one of them gets enough time and exposure for people to really sink their teeth into. I am amazed at just how open, trusting, and honest all of you have been while telling us about your lives. It is this kind of attitude and behavior that makes me truly believe human beings look to conne ...

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