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Bombs away!

Unreasonable faith asks the following question: Who would Jesus bomb? His answer: everyone! Although I agree with him that most fundamentalists are simply aching for Armageddon, I can't blindly assert they would seek to annihilate the rest of us. Take, for example, the Branch Davidians. If you don't remember these guys, they were the loony group who built a huge compound in Waco Texas that was eventually bu ...

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Solving all of the world’s problems with pain!

I get the occasional nutjob letter telling me I have to let Jesus in or my family might get a cosmic bitchslap from God, but PZ Myers is on a whole other level. Here are the highlights of the latest insanity in an inbox: I have discovered that if you lay perfectly level on a firm mattress, with no pillow. Then relax and let gravity push you flat. Do this for 3 hours day/night...Take painkillers if you have ...

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A message to agnostics

If you've ever called yourself an agnostic, then you should head over to the Radical Atheist's blog. He's written an article on how agnosticism is compatible with atheism. Here is a quote from the article: I see no inconsistency in being both agnostic and an atheist. I'm an agnostic in the methods I use to discern truth (small a) and appreciate reality. I'm an atheist in my opinion on theism. I do not cont ...

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Apparently, I have no passion

It always surprises me how little religious people actually understand atheism. I believe it has something to do with the fact they can't possibly imagine why anyone would choose to reject the notion of God. It must be doubly confusing if your entire life is defined by your faith. It's this fundamental lack of understanding that's behind the latest claim from Jake the Evangelical, who says atheists can't po ...

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Hard core science!

Here's something that will make you smile. A professor is claiming he can prove the existence of God using what he calls 'hard core science'. Yea, I know you're all impressed with his nomenclature, but there's more. He also claims quantum physics can prove the birth of Jesus, and the resurrection story. It seems like everyone under the sun loves to use quantum mechanics to justify their crackpot ideas. The ...

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Ottawa joins growing list of cities that say ‘no’ to atheist bus ads

Looks like our nation's capital is the latest city to say "Hell no" to the atheist bus campaign. Now my first instinct was to assume the reason for the rejection might have been prejudicial, but the transit advertising policy seems to frown on any advertising they deem controversial: Religious advertising which promotes a specific ideology, ethic, point of view, policy or action, which in the opinion of the ...

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Jesus loves you, but his dad thinks you’re a shit

Here's a young man trying to explain how a supposedly Omni-Benevolent God can possibly send his children to the bowels of Hell forever. It's the same doctrine expounded on by St. Paul; you choose to go to hell yourself by not loving him, or his damn son. Well, my simple response is no supernatural being deserves love if the punishment for ambivalence or mistrust is an eternity of pain. Sorry guys, the idea ...

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Obvious study makes obvious claim

Here is a study that found smart people typically are far less religious than their peers. Does anyone still doubt people who are more educated are simply less likely to believe in God? Perhaps there are still those who would deny this. I suppose it makes the religious feel as though it's an attempt to call them stupid. I'm not quite sure. Either way, I consider the matter resolved. The reason why educated ...

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I love this man

It's one thing to be able to ignite the wonder and curiosity of a child. It's quite another to do it to so many millions of people. The legacy and importance of David Attenborough's work cannot be overstated. He has done more to popularize science than any other man alive. In his 50 years with the BBC, he has voyaged to some of the most remote places on earth. There are many that consider him the most well ...

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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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