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Courts step in, force child to undergo chemotherapy

There's always a story involving a family that refuses to treat their child for religious reasons. As we speak, one mother is facing charges in the preventable death of a young girl with diabetes, and another family in Minneapolis are being forced to give chemotherapy to their son. Colleen Hauser believes in a New Age religion called Nemenhah, a kind of glossy 'Native American' style cult (founded by a know ...

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Nightline to debate the existence of Satan

It's funny how little TV time atheists actually get. You would think we made bad guests or something. Nightline is having a debate on the existence of Satan, and the only people engaged in this discussion are ones who have no real understanding of the natural world. The 'No' side has Deepak Chopra, the New Age moron who thinks nature had to be intelligently designed because of its complexity. Also on the No ...

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The Good Atheist 005

Does it take as much faith to believe in evolution as in the Bible? This week, my co-host Ryan Harkness and I will discuss a rather interesting correspondence I've had with my Christian counterpart. Also, we'll be talking a little bit about a New Age group that believes staring directly at the Sun is healthy for them. Just where do they come up with this stuff? ...

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Staring at the Sun heals (apparently)

Hira Ratan Manek (or HRM as he's known) believes staring at the sun heals When navigating around the endless New Age nonsense out there, inevitably you'll run across a gamut of different emotions, ranging from surprise to utter shock at the gullibility and stupidity of the human race. Just when you think you've seen it all, a new group of doe eyed true believers come out of the woodwork. This time, it's a g ...

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‘The Secret’ to happiness isn’t thinking, apparently

New Age Meets Conspicuous Consumption You might not be aware of this, but there are apparently only three things you need to do to make your life better and more prosperous; first ask the universe, then align yourself to it, and finally, reap the rewards of your materialistic fantasizing. If this sounds familiar, that's because it's not unlike what you did as a child, waiting for Santa Claus to bring you yo ...

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A Trip Through Time

Imagine for a moment that you had inadvertently recorded an audio diary of your life on a weekly basis, for almost a full decade. How would you react if you were suddenly forced to confront every detail of it? This is my life now, at least for the next few months as I finish uploading all the old podcasts to youtube. I've finally posted 100 episodes as of this article, as part of my effort to remaster the b ...

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The Long Post

If you're reading this post, it means that you didn't foolishly abandon the beautiful invention known as Rich Site Summary like the rest of us. Back in the day, TGA had a very decent following that preferred the writing to than the podcast, despite my best attempts to undermine the English language. We called these people "freaks. They numbered perhaps only 1/6th of the listening audience, but they were jus ...

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Sketchy Magazine #1

As some of you may already know, I've changed my focus these past few months. Although I tied valiantly to resurrect TGA, the response from listeners was tepid to say the least. It seems that most fans were a little tired of the pitch. I get it: these past year, it's felt more like begging than giving something of value. Well, that's changed radically now. I've created a new project called "Sketchy Magazine ...

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This guy is so wrong it hurts

The Internet is weird. I've been blogging for so long that sometimes I just gloss over the fact that it's filled with weirdos, and the people who love them. The thing that makes the web so interesting a place is you never know when they'll come crawling out of the woodwork. Case in point: in 2010 I wrote an article critical of "biocentrism", this rather egotistical belief that the Earth is perfectly suitabl ...

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Bible Stories Preview

CHAPTER 1: GENESIS   Creation: Part One In the beginning of everything that ever was, God created the heavens and the Earth. A boring, formless mass of liquid cloaked in darkness, the Earth had relatively low property value but tons of potential. The Spirit of God, hovering above it like a comic book villain, said “Let there be light” and the whole place lit up magically without any point of origin. To ...

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