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Atheists on Reddit get it done

Most of you know that I'm often critical of our community in terms of our charitably, as I've complained in the past that many of us are not willing to compete with financially supported organized religions yet. I'm convinced that the only way to fight the evils of religion is to play their game, to some degree. Part of that includes giving money to organizations that make an actual difference rather than o ...

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Nate Phelps needs your money

As some of you may know, Nate Phelps, son of the Westboro Baptist Church's head patriarch Fred Phelps, is an atheist now, and he's working on a documentary about his life called Nate vs. Hate. In an attempt to garner funds, he's launched a kickstarter page, but so far, they seem miles away from their goal. They still need to raise over $48,000 in 4 days. This is why I haven't bothered trying to use this ser ...

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Catholic church sees writing on the wall

Religions are finally starting to understand that the scientific revolution, and the information age is eroding the power of their institution. It turns out that material explanations for natural processes are much more satisfying than a bunch of outdated superstitious ideas and vague promises of life eternal. A formerly religious fan who wrote to me recently put it better than I ever could: I've always reb ...

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Reality is enough for me, thanks.

Ever since Conservapedia put up a link to TGA declaring that there was "no such thing as a Good Atheist", we've been getting a lot of great comments in a number of articles. The best one so far has to be from "Bob", who is convinced that not only do we not exist, but that life on earth wouldn't be worth living if it wasn't for his imaginary buddy: I want to know just one thing, if there is NO God, NO afterl ...

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I gets mail

A fan - who shall remain anonymous for reasons that will be clear in the email - sent me a letter I thought I would share with the rest of you. I'm not the best at giving advice to people in awkward situation like his, but since this is an atheism site, readers are bound to have opinions that they're only too happy to share. Hi Jake, How do I ask my boss for Friday off to attend the Texas Freethought Conven ...

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Jerry Buell should be fired

Times are hard in America. Job security is eroding fast, as is the middle class. This puts everyone on edge, which would explain some of the blow-back from fans concerning my opinion that there is something fundamentally broken with the way teachers are unionized in America. Of course, that's not to imply that I want to destroy all the rights workers have managed to harangue from the clutches of the very we ...

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What’s the Point?

Times are desperate for Christians in the Netherlands. One in every 6 clergymen is either an atheist or an agnostic, so in an effort not to lose his job, the Rev. Klaas Hendrikse has invented a special form of Christianity that: a. Doesn't believe Jesus existed historically [the Gnostics beat him to it though] b. Doesn't believe in the afterlife [ditto the Jews] c. Doesn't believe a God exists at all [that ...

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Feticide laws used to prosecute women, not men

I've written in the past on the dangers of having fetal homicide laws. While originally intended to help prosecute any man whose violent assault causes a still birth. As you might have guessed, the law has yet to actually be used on any guys. Only one dude was ever facing charges, and they were dropped. Meanwhile, hundreds of women have been charged, including a 15 year old whose coke habit is being blamed ...

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Kent Hovind gets spanked

If you don't remember Kent Hovind, it might be because you've come into the atheism scene a little late. He's currently in jail for failing to pay taxes on a number of his enterprises, including a religiously themed amusement park called "Dinosaur Adventure Playland". This bastion to ignorance features not only depictions of humans and dinosaurs co-existing, but also a replica of the Loch Ness Monster. It's ...

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Conservapedia tries to call out Penn Jillette

This is just plain weird: convinced of the superiority of their "argument" (mainly that their super-dad made everything so a few white people can enjoy it), they've decided to specifically target Penn Jillette to a debate on evolution. Firstly, they want him to answer their "15 questions evolutionists can't answer", a grab-bag collection of old creationist canards they think has merit. I'll summarize them h ...

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