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Howard Dean talks democratic faith

Republicans aren't the only ones dragging faith and religion deeper into the American political landscape. Here's DNC head Howard Dean talking about the Democratic party's attempt to 'increase its displays of religiosity': Faith is faith,he exclaimed. Faith in God is something that is common to human beings. He was quick to acknowledge that secular people in the Democratic Party still have values. Dean su ...

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Some guy sues Scientology and Tom Cruise

From the New York Daily News: Tom Cruise is named in a $250 million federal lawsuit that is using the RICO statute against the Church of Scientology. Ex-Scientologist Peter Letterese, a longtime critic of the church, filed suit in Southern District Court in Florida on July 15 alleging, among other things, that members of the church harassed him after he left. In court papers provided to The News by investig ...

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Allah-Burger

From BBC News: Diners have been flocking to a restaurant in northern Nigeria to see pieces of meat which the owner says are inscribed with the name of Allah. What looks like the Arabic word for God and the name of the prophet Muhammad were discovered in pieces of beef by a diner in Birnin Kebbi. He was about to eat it, when he suddenly noticed the words in the gristle, the restaurant owner said. Next week's ...

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Exorcism is protected by law

From MSNBC" The Texas Supreme Court on Friday threw out a jury award over injuries a 17-year-old girl suffered in an exorcism conducted by members of her old church, ruling that the case unconstitutionally entangled the court in religious matters. In a 6-3 decision, the justices found that a lower court erred when it said the Pleasant Glade Assembly of God's First Amendment rights regarding freedom of relig ...

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Open letter to my Head of State

Well, just like I promised on my website, I have sent out a letter to every member of Parliament asking for the right to be an Ordained Secular Minister. If you'd like to contact your member of Parliament and encourage them to look into this issue, please go here. This is my letter: I must confess that I am in dismay .Canada considers itself free and progressive, but in many instances, we are not. Although ...

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Do we need an organized movement against religion?

If you're already an atheist, you might feel as though the world around you is awash in delusion. You might also have noticed although a large number of people find comfort in the fanciful notions of religion, there are others who are entangled in guilt, pain, or violence because of it. The thought may have crossed your mind that a powerful and organized movement is required against religion to free mankind ...

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Two-faced baby worshiped in India

I've written a few articles on many of the strange superstitions that run rampant in India. Luckily, this one is a much less harmful (especially compared to witch burnings), although still just as damn weird. It seems a baby was born near New Delhi that has two faces, and now the locals believe she is the reincarnation of a god. Since I don't like being a depressing atheist killjoy all the time, I'll tell y ...

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Phelps and Co.

Westboro Baptist Church has a long reputation of being one of the most hateful and fanatical cults in recent memory, so much so that I would be hard pressed to find anyone who claims they are actually doing God's work. If you want a good example of how religion can be used to promote hate, look no further. ...

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Derren Brown converts atheists

I said the other day that Derren Brown had found new fans. Well, now I have a new HERO, after watching his special about how easy it is to convert people. Derren isn't afraid of a challenge, so he goes about trying to convert people who doesn't believe in God, and you'd be surprised at just how easy that is. Consider this a little bit of education for all you unbelievers out there, on just how easy you ca ...

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