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Teen sentenced to 10 years of hard church

If there's a time in one's life fraught with tragedy, it's probably the hormone saturated period in our lives known as our 'teen years'. How many of us have done something so incredibly stupid it still haunts us today? Tyler Alred will need to live with the fact his drunk driving took the life of his friend and passenger, 16-year-old John Luke Dum. He'll also need to spend the next decade going to church re ...

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Pakistan sentences man to death for blasphemy

The bravery of religion is yet again on display, this time in Pakistan where a man has been sentence to death for supposedly insulting the prophet Mohammed. There's a familiar pattern that arises in these parts: the predominately Muslim population has a few altercations with other religious groups that are Christian, and suddenly the lone person is accused of blasphemy and is usually beaten, followed by the ...

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New South Wales Premier OKs inquiry into clergy abuse

Tell me if this doesn't sound like a kick ass movie: a police detective -convinced the police force has been helping clergy cover up sexual abuse- sends a letter to the premier urging him to open an investigation into the whole affair. If it wasn't actually happening in New South Wales, I'd think maybe it was a cheesy John Grisham novel. Detective Chief Inspector Peter Fox (sounds like a movie name, right?) ...

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TGA Podcast: Episode 193

This week, we confront my 'Ageism' and discuss 'generational theory' and why the world is as crappy as it is. Plus, more on the Tea Party and who comprises their ranks. It's a must for any political junkie. SHOW NOTES Introduction: Lecture on Tea Party by Prof. Theda Skocpol lecture at Oxford:[5] 1980-2000 - Millennials or Generation Y 1965-1979 -  Generation X 1946-1964 -  Baby Boom 1925-1945 -  Silent Gen ...

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Walmart greeter takes time from work to tell you about burning in hellfire

Don't you love it when Christians make creepy videos telling you the 'good news' that you're a sinning piece of filth who doesn't even deserve God's awesome love? Here's a Walmart greeter to tell you that you don't have to spend forever in torment if you just accept that a 2000 year old Palestinian Jew of questionable historical merit was the creator of the cosmos. Oh, the catch is, if you don't, you'll bur ...

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This is what a Creationist ‘argument’ looks like

There's a part of me (a rather small and insignificant part) who admires the time and effort creationists employ trying to refute evolution. Think of how much time and effort these morons put into trying to prove that their invisible friend is in fact responsible for all the diversity of life on Earth. It's an ambitious goal to say the least, but do you know what makes it easier? Inventing shit! If Evolutio ...

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Catholic Bishops in Uganda try to resurrect “Kill the Gays” bill

When push comes to shove, religion poisons everything. Trouble is in its DNA, in its very structure. My God is the only god. His way is the only Way. That's why I'm not surprised that Catholic bishops in Uganda - having previously spoken out against the "kill the gays" legislation proposed last year - joined in an ecumenical council of Anglican and Orthodox bishops attempting to resurrect it. Content in the ...

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Mother’s letter to atheist son shows the divisive power of religion

Here's a tragic example of what happens when your loved ones are ensnared in the clutches of religious dogma: My Darling Son David, You are so very special to me and have always been the love of my life. I used to think when you were little that I would die for you, and live because of you. You meant the world to me and I will always love you very much. Because of this love I always wanted you to have the h ...

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Illinois conservatives defeat anti-bullying measure claiming it had a “gay agenda”

In light of homosexuality becoming more accepted in society, there are still those individuals who have a problem with the idea two people of the same sex can love each other. Of the few institutions that still harbor an intense hatred of gays, the most respected is religion, and this has meant the fight for civil rights has been pitted against "religious freedom". This tactic isn't new; Southern Baptists w ...

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Shitty journalist thinks ‘militant atheism’ must be fought

How to spot a poorly written article about atheism. (1) The words 'fundamentalist' or 'militant' are used in the article without any real justification (i.e., do these words have the same meaning for our religious counter-parts, I wonder) (2) 'Atheistic' regimes are blamed for the worst human rights offenses (3) We're told that secularism is an imposition rather than redressing a clear inequity. It's clear ...

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