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Parents acquitted of torturing daughter thanks to “religious freedom”

In our brave new world, multicultural and diverse as it is, our moral sensibilities can often be rattled by the brutishness and ignorance of many cultural traditions that make their way to our shores. As some of you reading this blog may remember, my heart bleeds for the way African children are tortured due to a dangerous mix of new and ancient religious superstitions. The Christian crusade to possess Afri ...

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Teen Exorcists scare the crap out of me

I'm trying to identify what part of this video terrifies me the most. Is it the fact that these girls were performing dangerous exorcisms in Africa, a nation plagued by deadly superstitions? Is it the creepy, prideful grins on their faces as they enthusiastically nod to each other, casually describing doing one of these messed up seances to one of their non-believing friends? Is it their certainty that a ye ...

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Connecticut gays are going to need lots of Courage

When you think of the word courage, what's the first thing to cross your mind? If you happen to be gay and a Catholic living in Connecticut, that word is about to take on a disturbing new meaning: The Archdiocese of Hartford, Connecticut, this month is beginning a program that ministers to gays and lesbians...The Vatican-endorsed program, called Courage...was started in 1980 by the late Terence Cardinal Coo ...

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Just when you thought things couldn’t get worse in Africa

I've written countless articles denouncing these Christian preachers in Nigeria for accusing innocent children of witchcraft; it's one of the few times I've taken a subject so seriously. It isn't only because of the images of these poor children -victims of a toxic mix of ancient superstition and organized religion - are seared into my brain. No, my passion comes mainly from the fact that this issue has bee ...

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Rick Perry isn’t afraid of his own ignorance

I don't think that faith is a sign of weakness: I think it's a sign of an uninformed mind, reliant on ancient superstitions to give them a false sense of security and strength. Does it surprise me that people would believe? No. Ignorance is perfectly natural, incredibly persistent, and seemingly infinite. Those that flaunt this ignorance as a form of power and inspiration is what annoys me the most. Do I wa ...

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School demolishes chapel, replaces it with science classrooms

Finally, some good news coming out of the UK. It seems a public school founded 500 years ago by the Dean of St. Paul's Cathedral has decided to demolish its chapel in favor of building science classrooms. Can you imagine a more cheerful sign of progress? St Paul's School in south west London has knocked down its chapel to make way for new science classrooms, becoming the first of the country's leading publi ...

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Is this the best Christian Apologists can do?

It ain't easy being a Christian: sure, they might be the majority (for now), but every other day the faith is challenged by objective reality. While many Christians will scoff at the idea that their religion is in trouble, the truth is that countries like Canada, Sweden, and Australia are quickly shedding their religious coat in favor of a broader "spirituality" that doesn't have to deal with the many incon ...

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Why is Christianity growing in China?

If you were hoping that China would be immune from faith-pimps because of their long history of non-belief, then I apologize in advance for shattering your delusion. Not only is there a strong tendency for superstition in the country, they appear just as vulnerable as the rest of us to religious nonsense. How else can you explain the rise of Christianity in the East? It is impossible to say how many Christi ...

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You had me at “Dark Energy”

When you're busy fighting against the forces of superstition, dogma and pseudoscience, you can often forget about the smaller doses of idiocy that go almost completely ignored. Take Flat-Earthers. I mean, no one even bothers to debunk these clowns anymore. It's gotten so bad that they end up doing most of the hard work of calling them on their retarded shit for you. Take the FAQ for the Flat Earth Society. ...

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The trial of Geert Wilders

If you aren't from the Netherlands, odds are you've never heard of Geert Wilders. In the fight against sectarian ideologies, Wilders is a bit of a wild card. While I applaud his efforts to combat the rising tide of irrationality and superstition in his country, this "champion of free speech" is the same man who wanted to ban the Koran. Let's just say he's a hard man to love. He's currently on trial for inci ...

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