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Rabbi says Gentiles exist only to serve Jews.

It normally doesn't take long for some religious nutbag to say something that a) is tremendously racist b) is totally out of touch with reality or c) torpedoes the peace process. This week, the award for "worse religious representative ever" goes out to Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, who managed to prove decisively the divisive power of religion is as strong as ever. In a sermon last Saturday he had this message for h ...

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What religious “logic” looks like

I absolutely love whenever desperate Christians try and argue their superstitious beliefs somehow correspond to objective reality. These exercises in futility reminds us why there is a profound incompatibility between truth and religious faith. This article here is a good example of the mental gymnastics religionists have to go through to prove their beliefs weren't simply conjured out of nowhere by a small ...

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SeaWorld tragedy could have been avoided by following scripture

A few days ago, an orca named Tilikum dragged trainer Dawn Brancheau down into the water, drowning her before a crowd of spectators. This wasn't the first time the killer whale was involved in a deadly incident, and this has galvanized the American Family Association into action. They released a statement saying this tragedy could have been avoided had the owners of SeaWorld simply followed scripture: Chalk ...

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Hasidic Jews want to ban Internet for believers

It can't be a normal day without some religious organization trying to censor the materials their flock is exposed to. Today's unreasonable ban comes from Hasidic Jews in Israel who want to ban or heavily restrict the Internet for their congregation. Although I'm not surprised these religious idiots would be so scared by the information super highway (remember when we all called it that?), I do find it tell ...

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Is being Jewish about “race” or religion?

I was reading an old article on BBCnews about a Jewish school that was refusing admission to students who had no blood relation to Judaism. The school was trying to defend their stance, arguing that this was a matter of religion, not race. I don't buy that bullshit for one second. Consider this: a few months ago, the Israeli government created a series of ads warning Jews not to marry non-Jews after a study ...

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Ultra-Orthodox Jews keep protesting

Seems like every other day Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel are protesting something. This week it's the arrest of an Orthodox woman who was slowly starving her child to death. It's believed she has a form of Munchausen syndrom, keeping her child sick in order to gain sympathy from others. Ultra-Orthodox Jews are extreme isolationists, and consider any governmental interference in their affairs worthy of prote ...

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Get out of our faces, religion!

It's a nice sunny weekend and you're trying to enjoy the sunlight and fresh air. You're not at the swankiest of events, but the opening of a new public parking space is about as much excitement as you can get. Everything is peaceful, everybody is happy, and all of a sudden you get hit in the head with a rock. Now there are very few reasons to throw rocks at anyone. I think we can all agree that apart from p ...

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Bush and his insane beliefs

Now that former President Bush is no longer in the White House, his ability to control public opinion has waned, and frightening new facts are being revealed that demonstrate the kind of fanatical, dangerous ideas George believed in. When trying to form his coalition shortly before the war, Bush spoke to French president Jacques Chirac, informing him the forces of Apocalypse were amassing in the Middle East ...

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Vatican denies Pope was a Hitler Youth

Just a day after delivering a speech at Israel's Holocaust Memorial (known as Yad Vashem) to a rather unimpressed crowd, the Vatican made a statement denying the Pope's enrollment in the Hitler Youth, despite the fact Ratzinger had already admitted he had been a member of the Flakhelfer, the anti-aircraft auxiliary corps of the Hitler Youth. The logic behind this obviously false statement is damage control ...

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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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