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British Christians feel marginalized

Do you hear that? It's the sound of a million Christians crying in agony as society increasingly becomes secular and grows out of its infantile need to believe in fairy-tales. As Christmas rolls around, believers are upset it has been "re-branded" to no longer have much liturgy associated with the holiday: Even Christmas is being “re-branded” as a secular festival because councils, politicians and businesse ...

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Christians are crybabies

I'm sure most of you have heard Christians trying in vain to defend themselves regarding the tenents of their faith, arguing just because they believe in the supernatural, doesn't mean they are idiots. It's true stupid beliefs don't automatically make you dumb, but to be fair, they doesn't exactly make you look like a genius, does it? The "War on Christmas" as Christians like to call it, is starting to heat ...

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At least these psychos are refreshingly honest

Most mainstream religions tend to forget the relationship between man and God is one of endless servitude and submission. The classic imagery the faithful tend to use is of a shepherd and his flock, but this has always masked the much more accurate metaphor the Bible offers; that we are slaves to the master's will. That's why the Morning Star Ministries are a refreshing bunch of nutjobs who aren't afraid to ...

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More awesome mail

I got this email from Joel who has been listening for a while and felt "inspired" by some of my "be a dick" rants. Jake, I've been a loyal listener for a few months now and I'm proud to say I seized a perfect opportunity to "be a dick" today. As I was boarding my subway, headed home from an afternoon in Manhattan, I saw three guys in suits carrying Bibles and pictures of a crucified Jesus. I thought, "here ...

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Christians in denial over their own ignorance

Remember how a few weeks ago a religious survey found atheists and agnostics scored the highest of any other demographic? Religious rubes have been chiming in ever since, trying to make sense of the fact when compared to the average atheist, Christians are considerably more ignorant when it comes to their own faith. The latest windbag to write about this is Nancy J. Thomas, who not only tries to defend the ...

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Religious Freedom is a Paradox

If there's one thing you have to credit religion with, it's their ability to insert themselves into things, often painfully and occasionally in a way that merits jail time, but mysteriously enough results in no real punishment. Religion is so skilled at doing this they manage to convince throngs of people to believe without them, the fabric of their lives would fall apart. Take marriage for instance, how ma ...

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People need alternatives to shitty religions

Ayaan Hirshi Ali has written a new book out called Nomad, which picks up where Infidel left off and covers Hirshi Ali's move to the United States from Europe. She's been on a book tour for the past few weeks, and I recently caught her on Real Time with Bill Maher and the Colbert Report. She didn't get to say much on Real Time but she did mention something on Colbert about offering up more moderate religions ...

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More evidence that S.E. Cupp is disingenuous

Here's a great video exposing some of the more questionable things S.E. Cupp has said in trying to pander to the religious right. Now, whether or not she's wasting her breath talking to Christians who simply don't like her because she says she's not a believer, or is appealing to a strange demographic of conservative non-believers who somehow WANT Christianity to have more influence in government and cultur ...

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Blaise Pascal gets schooled

Now just because Blaise Pascal was a brilliant man, it certainly doesn't mean he wasn't occasionally staggeringly ignorant. Pascal's Wager always struck me as the shallowest, and least convincing argument for belief that mysteriously continues to persist. He completely dismisses the countless religions out there a person could also choose to believe simply because of his own preference towards Christianity. ...

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Is S.E. Cupp an atheist?

On one of the podcasts, Ryan commented on the fact he felt that there shouldn't be a "purity" test when it came to atheism. While I agree no one should need to prove they are a true nonbeliever, you have to wonder if there aren't a few who "fake it" for financial and political gain. Take the laughingly ignorant S.E. Cupp, who's been making the rounds as Fox News' new token "atheist". She's written a book su ...

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