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Leo Igwe interview transcript

Jake: Today I have a very special guest, someone who is going to join me to talk about the problem of child witches in Africa as well as the conflation of religion and superstition in that region. I wanted to ask someone who has had their feet on the ground here, because, you know, I am an isolated blogger and I want to make sure that I am not just saying false information and with this in mind, I invited L ...

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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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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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The Genesis Code looks awful

Movie premise: a Christian girl finds her faith and her budding career as a scientist conflicting. A young hockey player, who has lost his belief in non-sense, will find his way back to magic when a group of students discover that The Bible doesn't conflict with science (even though it fucking obviously does). Liberal academics attempt to erode their faith, but luckily God wins and an old woman is disallowe ...

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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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7 Reasons why the Wizard of Oz is the work of Satan

Before listening to the enlightening sermon of Pastor David Grice, I thought the Wizard of Oz was a whimsical musical featuring a talented cast of actors bringing a classic tale to life. Little did I realize that it's actually a psychotic story of a young murderer and her unwitting accomplices. Yes, the Wizard of Oz is Satanic, and with the help of David's hilariousĀ sermonĀ (he reminds me of a chubbier Will ...

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Christians are horribly confused about women’s rights

The Hitchens/Blair debate has been over for a while, but for some Catholics, the fact Tony was utterly tooled is still a bit of a sore spot. With all those weeks passed since the debate, a few theists are still trying to figure out what Blair could have said to hold his own. During the debate, Hitchens made the point religion has done no favor to women, and only by emancipating them from the slavery of thei ...

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The Salvation Army sucks

You want to know why you shouldn't donate money to religious charitable organizations? Because they end up doing this kind of shit: The Salvation Army says it refuses to distribute Harry Potter and Twilight toys collected for needy children because they're incompatible with the charity's Christian beliefs. The policy has alarmed a Calgarian who volunteered to sift through a southeast warehouse full of unuse ...

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Atheists need to get more involved in politics

I often write about the need for atheists to get more active and more involved in the political process. This is particularly true in America, as the religious right continues to galvanize its power and is poised to reclaim the House of Representatives. Especially worrisome are the candidates who threaten to take over. Although the media has primarily been obsessed with a woman who claims to have "dabbled" ...

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Homeopathy gets spanked by British Medical Association

It looks like science is finally pushing back hard against the pseudoscience that is homeopathy. The British Medical Association has come out publicly and stated it's nothing more than "witchcraft", and the National Health Service should cease to fund this quackery. Homeopathy is witchcraft. It is a disgrace that nestling between the National Hospital for Neurology and Great Ormond Street [in London] there ...

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