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Coming out of the closet not easy for Black atheists

I've read enough articles, editorials and op-ed pieces to realize, at least superficially, that being both and atheist and black is not an easy thing. African Americans have a long history of relying on the church for support. Abandoning religion often means abandoning the culture. As the secular movement gains momentum, however, more and more in the community are speaking out about this, especially in the ...

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Conservative talk show host gets waterboarded

Perhaps one of the most disturbing aspects of the war on terror is the fact the United States has admitted it uses waterboarding as an interrogation technique. While all the experts agree that the practice is indeed torture, it hasn't prevented conservative mouthpieces from declaring 'throwing a little water' on someone's face is a justifiable practice to prevent terrorism. You may recall Khalid Sheikh Moha ...

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Shitty priest says he didn’t know child abuse was illegal

Did you ever try to use the old "I didn't know it was a illegal" defense when caught breaking the law? I've never been arrested, but I assume it's pretty normal some people would try and use this lame excuse in order to avoid doing jail time. There are, however, certain times when this type of defense will do more harm than good. Case in point: retired Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland and his statements that ...

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Confused article accuses atheists of being boring and whiny

It seems like every time I read an article about atheism from an obviously religiously motivated individual, I'm always looking for the punchline. We've been accused of everything from spoiling everyone's good time to being overly dramatic, and now in this LA Times article, of being terribly boring. Charlotte Allen is the writer of the book: The Human Christ: The Search for the Historical Jesus. The title s ...

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Cheezus Christ!

I'm sick and tired of people making toast and suddenly declaring their blurry burn marks are the divine image of Jesus. Here's one woman claiming her cheese toast has the profile of the King of Kings. It looks a lot like Eddie the Head from Iron Maiden to me, but what do I know? I'm just a silly naked ape just trying to make my way in a confusing world. I'd just eat the damn thing and go about my business, ...

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Jesus and his blood money

According to this guy, everyone owes Jesus a shitload of money. He did 'buy us back' from the Devil after all...Also, did anyone get creeped out when the kid yells back "he shed his blood for us!" when asked the kind of currency necessary for such a transaction. What kind of psycho thinks that sadistic bullshit is appropriate for kids? ...

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Another blow for Mormons

One of the crappy things about being a fairly recent religion is without the benefit of long stretches of time, the claims made in your religious tomes can usually be tested. Take for instance the Book of Mormon and its claim Native Americans are descendants of Lehi, a prophet who immigrated from Jerusalem to the Americas. Despite the fact there is no archeological evidence to support this claim, many Mormo ...

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Wally George is hilarious

Up until today, I had never heard of Wally George. Back in the the 1980s, Wally had a shitty little show on a UHF station. During one of his interviews, noted pacifist Blase Bonpane wigged out and flipped the interview desk in a fit of rage. The mainstream media picked up on it, and Wally found his 15 minutes of fame. His shtick was to invite people on his show and insult them for no good reason; as is evid ...

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Shocker: atheists are despised!

Austin Cline over at About.com put together this comprehensive list of surveys showing just how despised atheists are as a minority. When Americans were asked who they would vote for, the atheist candidate was always the most hated one. For people like you and me, this kind of attitude seems pretty puzzling. Sure, we can be a bunch of killjoys at parties, but statistically, we are less likely to commit viol ...

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