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It’s not my law; it’s God’s!

I think what upsets me the most about many Christians is their incessant need to remind non-believers we are going to burn in eternal fire for not subscribing to their religion. Personally, I find it a most repulsive idea, and the tragedy is most of these individuals are convinced that by reminding us our 'souls' are facing eternal torture, they are actually doing us a big favor. The problem here is not the ...

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Two thirds of UK teens don’t believe in God

It's becoming increasingly obvious that religious traditions are fading rapidly. The Telegraph reportsĀ over two thirds of teenagers in the UK don't believe in God, and 59% of them think religion has a negative influence on the world. In a time where kids are exposed to a huge array of information, ideas and opinions, religion is now seen as antiquated, outdated, and incompatible with our modern values. Thes ...

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Hitchens: why it’s a good thing God doesn’t exist

As we continue our coverage of everything Hitchens, I can't help but notice how passionate he seems to be on this subject. He sometimes gives me the impression he's half asleep in some lectures, but I have come to believe this may actually be a result of his heavy drinking rather than any lack of energy on his part. Let's enjoy the man before his liver becomes pickled, shall we? ...

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Tired Christian claim #2: without God, morality is impossible.

Most of you are probably familiar with this argument. It's inevitable that at some point in the conversation, a genuinely confused Christian may ask you how you can have a definitive moral system without the benefit of a higher power telling you what is right and wrong. As far as many Christians are concerned, the denial of God also means the denial of an absolute system of ethics. I can understand their co ...

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The Godfather Dilemma

I don't have very many religious friends, so I haven't often been put in a position where my beliefs were really challenged. I received an email from a friend recently concerning a very interesting dilemma he's facing (I'm including most of the letter intact since James is an excellent writer): [T]here's something atheism-related that I'd be interested to get your input on. In fact, if you feel it's a topic ...

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Archbishop tells people “Don’t turn to God for help”

I understand the reasoning behind the Archbishop of Canterbury warning that humans are the ones who need to clean up the environment. It's logical, and I certainly won't argue with the logic. What I will argue with, however, is that Christians fundamentally believe the world going to shit is actually a good thing, since it means their Lord will come back, send all the good people to heaven, and fix everythi ...

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Octuplet mom looks to God for assistance

Nadya Suleman has an obsession. Since she was a teenager, she's dreamed of being a mother. Nadya has recently given birth to octuplets, adding 8 children to a house that already has 6 of them. She is not married, lives in a small apartment, and when asked how she plans on taking care of so many babies, she responded simply that she will look to God for answers. The eyes of the nation are on her, but I think ...

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