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Harry Potter Actress beaten, threatened for dating Non-Muslim

There's an interesting Cracked article entitled "5 Ridiculous Things You Probably Believe About Islam", and while I thought it fair to point out religion hasn't always been a gigantic problem for this world, it fundamentally glosses over the fact in many parts of the world, the dangerous combination of faith and tradition leads to the suppression, torture and murder of women. It's true Christianity, on a wh ...

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Narnia Fans are overly sensitive

It doesn't take much to send Christians into a hissy-fit these days. If it's not billboards and bus ads that have them declaring western civilization is persecuting them, it's an innocent comment made by Liam Neeson sparking outrage. Neeson is the voice of Aslan in the Chronicles of Narnia, the Christian themed fable by famous apologist C.S. Lewis, and he made remarks the character reminded him of other sim ...

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Fighting superstition is hard work

  What's the harm in a little superstition? Ask all the people who listened to an energy peddling "holy man" and ended up worm food. These were folks who received advanced warning from serious scientists, and still chose to believe a man who managed to convince himself he could speak directly to the spirit of the volcano. You also have to love how "Islamic" Indonesians are. It's obvious elements of the ...

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Bam, that’s justice, baby!

A few podcasts ago, Ryan and I discussed the case of the world famous "blasphemer", Asia Bibi of Pakistan, who faces the death penalty for insulting Islam. She's recently been trying to get a Presidential pardon, which was just rejected by a Pakistani "court" yesterday. The high court barred the President from even attempting to let her off the hook for having supposedly said some hurtful things about a man ...

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Palestinian Authorities use Facebook to track down blasphemer

We often joke about the "big brotherism" of Facebook and other social media, but it's no laughing matter when these websites are used to track down apostates of Islam whose only "crime" is speaking their damn minds. Walid Husayin, a 26 year old barber in the West Bank, has been arrested and faces life imprisonment for insulting Muhammad. His friends and family are shocked he led a double life online, where ...

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Muslims furious over life conviction for MP stabber

Roshonara Choudhry would still be continuing her studies to become a teacher, if she hadn't been seduced by Islamic fundamentalism. Instead of living a comfortably being a contributing member of society, she'll be spending her life in jail for the attempted murder of MP Stephen Timms: Choudhry stabbed Mr Timms, 55, with a kitchen knife at his constituency surgery. She told officers she had intended to kill ...

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O’Donnell camp offers $1000 bounty for anyone that can prove “Separation of Church and State” is in Constitution

In an attempt to hide the fact his candidate knows almost nothing of the founding document of her country, Jonathan Moseley, campaign manager to "witch-in-denial" Christine O'Donnell is offering a whooping 1000 bones to anyone who can prove the phrase "Separation of Church and State" is in the Constitution. It's actually a pretty weak offer, since he's technically correct in stating the specific phrase is i ...

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No sympathy for murdered Pop Star

In most Muslim countries, it's impossibly hard to be a woman. For starters, men have all the power, relegating women to the role of caretakers and not much else. Men also absolve themselves from any crime or misdeeds; if a husband beats his wife, she is to blame for not having been servile enough or not having been mindful enough of his moods. It's so nutty that when a rich Egyptian real estate tycoon paid ...

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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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Vatican wants Christians to “Get their fuck-on”

A senior official at the Vatican is urging Christians to have more children, in light of the fact Muslims have, on average, more kids than their Catholic counterparts. They are visibly nervous over the prospect of the religion overtaking Christians in terms of sheer numbers, and they believe more warm bodies are needed to counter this. I actually have a simpler idea that will help everyone. It's a well know ...

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