Irony, thy name is religion

A slightly ironic story appeared on NBC's website today concerning an Alcoholics Anonymous group being banned from holding meetings in a Presbyterian church in Rockville, Maryland for sexual misconduct. Church officials complained the group was operating like a cult. Now, I'm no fan of AA. In fact, I'm very much against the organization; Alcoholics Anonymous is indeed a religious cult, forcing members to de ...

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In older news…

It's funny how kids sometimes have a way of showing us just how foolish we can be. In 1996, Emily Rosa of Loveland, Colorado, was a regular 9 year old girl looking for an experiment to conduct for a science fair. While watching TV, she saw a report of the practice of therapeutic touch, a technique where nurses 'manipulate' the supposed energy fields (often called auras) of patients to treat various ailments ...

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Black magic in India

Remember the Spanish Inquisition? Not exactly a shining moment for Christianity. Luckily, we can confidently say such shameful barbarism as immolation and torture over something as stupid as practicing magic are relegated to the past, right? Well, no actually. It seems an industrious and rather poorly educated mob in India decided an innocent elderly couple had to be burned alive. Why? Well, apparently they ...

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In December of last year, I began work on a book entitled The Good AtheistĀ. The reason for wanting to write this book was a reaction to the events happening all around us; from the violent sectarian uprisings in the Muslim world, to the growing Christian fundamentalist movement in America. I wanted to try and combat the problem of growing religious intolerance and hatred. The problem of growing fundamental ...

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