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America is not a Christian nation

An article here tries to make the case that both the Left and the Right are wrong about the Founding Fathers establishing (or not) a Christian nation. The author makes a good case for why religious conservatives are wrong, but he doesn't seem to say anything constructive about why the Left is mistaken. I must assume he feels perhaps secularists like myself may not fully appreciate the contribution Christian ...

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Pharmacists sue for right to deny medication

There's a disturbing new trend in the US. Pharmacists are attempting to prevent the sale of the morning after pill because of their belief life begins at conception. In Washington state, the government has taken the position it is illegal to deny any care based on religious convictions, due to the simple fact that their profession is not subject to theocratic moralization. This hasn't pleased everyone, and ...

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Does loving dogs make you a genocidal monster?

Ok, that may sound like a stupid question, but let me refer you to the picture above. Hitler loved his dog, and he was responsible for the Holocaust. Surely, according to this logic, I've made a powerful case against owning canines. If you think I've gone insane, rest assured I'm only trying to prove a point. There's an article on Proud Atheist that tries to debunk the claim Christians make about Hitler's p ...

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Harris and Warren debate on Newsweek

No, contrary to what you may believe, this isn't Sam Harris day, although I will admit the man has been on a bit of a tear lately. Here's his debate with Rick Warren on Newsweek. Warren does what most religious people do in debates: create an intangible metaphysical entity that defies both explanation and reason, and most notably, scrutiny. Here's an interesting back and forth that shows you the level of un ...

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Just who is full of hate, buddy?

This kid shot and killed a classmate for no apparent reason, and yet from the videos he previously released on YouTube, you'd think we atheists are the monsters. I can see from his visage this was not a man interested in anyone's viewpoint but his own. Another fool who needed his medication but who instead turned to God for sanity. The results were sadly predictable. ...

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Sunday school teacher accused of murder and rape

Proving once again that religion has no special vanguard against immoral behavior, Melissa Huckaby, whose grandfather is a Baptist minister, was arrested today when the body of Sandra Cantu was found stuffed in a suitcase. The little girl was apparently also raped, which only makes the whole thing even more disturbing. In typical 'I know the killer but never really clued in' fashion, her family describes Hu ...

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Rick Warren thinks atheists hate their dads

I've always found it amusing how religious folks try to peg atheists. Most of them think we don't believe in God simply because we were spurned in some way, and in our pettiness, we rejected God. I won't deny there are definitely more than a few atheists who essentially hold their views more out of spite than reason, but it's certainly not true for most of us. Pastor Rick Warren would disagree with me. He's ...

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Canadian teens are losing faith in droves

Here's an interesting article from Macleans.ca that states Canadian teens are increasingly abandoning faith. According to their poll, about 32% of teens have no faith at all. There has also been a huge decline in Christianity, and young immigrant populations typically come from both Asia and the Middle East. The article is tame, although the expert, one Reginald Biby, is worried this massive loss of faith s ...

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Is it time for atheists to call it quits?

I'm still amazed there are atheists out there who think the 'battle' is over. Although it may be true that close to 20% of the American population can effectively be called 'non-religious', this hasn't significantly changed how God fearing people see atheists. It would be nice to be able to live peacefully with one another without fear of persecution, bigotry, or hatred. Sadly, we do not yet live in a world ...

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UN should protect people, not institutions

Here's an interesting article from The Economist that deals with the UN's resolution to make defamation of religion illegal. We're all aware of how toothless the UN really is, but it doesn't change the fact this resolution attempts to protect religious institutions instead of individuals. Think of it this way; when the UN was created shortly after the end of the Second World War, world governments realized ...

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