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TGA reaches new milestone

Just a little note that TGA has reached a new milestone! After 3 years of steady blogging, I'm happy to announce we've officially written over 1000 posts. This number seems almost unfathomably huge to me for some reason. I suppose I secretly doubted we would ever stick with the site for this long, but now that we've cracked that number, I want to add another zero in there. We've got a lot of great plans for ...

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New Archbishop of Nigeria causes controversy

There's always an uneasy truce in Africa when it comes to religion. The combination of desperation and ignorance is attractive to mainstream religions, who send missionaries and monies to convert Africans to their side. In doing so, they have begun to carve apart communities. Take Nigeria as a good example; the Archbishop recently accused Muslims of "mass-producing" children in an attempt to take over commu ...

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No, New Atheism isn’t fundamentalist

I am sick and tired of every wannabe journalist with nothing interesting to write about making pronunciations on things they don't really understand. Today's annoying article comes from Rob Dreher at twincities.com, where his article entitled "You don't have to be religious to be a fundamentalist" argues that many atheists display characteristics of religious fundamentalism. As you've probably guessed, he b ...

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The Catholic Church trying to prevent child sex abuse laws in New york

There's a bit of legislature floating around that is having a hard time becoming law. It's called the Child Victim Act, and here is a great article talking about how the New York Catholic Conference, a Christian lobby group,  is pushing to kill the act. The CVA is designed to extend the statute of limitation on child abuse by another five years, thus allowing abuse victims a longer "window" to come forward. ...

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Senators propose coverage for alternative medicine

Your back hurts, and you've tried a number of painkillers to relieve the pain. A friend suggests you try an alternative form of medicine to cure your ailment. Like everyone else, you are skeptical of the medical industry and the collusion of big pharma and doctors. You head over to an acupuncturist, who pokes you in various places in your body, and a few days later the pain disappears. Naturally, you incorr ...

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Texas gets rid of age of the universe

Well, as I had already mentioned before, this was bound to happen, and now Texas 'finally' has a science textbook that no longer lists the age of the universe as we understand it. Instead, the textbook informs teachers to discuss alternate 'theories' about how old it is. Talk about a complete waste of time. Are they going to focus on how the Mayans calculated it at 1029 years old, or how the Hindus believe ...

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Villagers kill 5 ‘witches’ in Kenya

If you have a weak stomach, then I urge you not to watch this video. This is uncensored human stupidity at work. If you've ever said superstition isn't harmful, then you've obviously never traveled to some of the less fortunate parts of the world, where the combined brutal ignorance and extreme poverty are a recipe for disaster. If you think this video is outrageous, consider the fact the person who recorde ...

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Harris and Warren debate on Newsweek

No, contrary to what you may believe, this isn't Sam Harris day, although I will admit the man has been on a bit of a tear lately. Here's his debate with Rick Warren on Newsweek. Warren does what most religious people do in debates: create an intangible metaphysical entity that defies both explanation and reason, and most notably, scrutiny. Here's an interesting back and forth that shows you the level of un ...

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New Scientist sees through the deception in Texas

There's more info from the New Scientist about the proposed changes to the science textbooks over in Texas, and it doesn't look too promising. The Board voted to completely remove the age of the universe from the textbooks, and more importantly, they claimed students will not be penalized if they subscribe to a specific opinion on science. In other words, if a student answers on a test that the earth is 600 ...

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eHarmony has an agenda

I used to be a huge online dater. Let's just say it was insane enough that in the span of 2 years, I went on over 150 dates. So when I say I'm an online dating expert, I'm not joking. I tried out every major dating site, but the one I purposely avoided was eHarmony. I generally found their philosophy of being able to 'pair' people up was deeply flawed, and at the heart of it, they have extremely conservativ ...

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