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Florida is messed up

Oh Florida, do you always have to ruin everything? Republicans in the state shaped like a diseased penis are fighting to keep a strange, antiquated law from being eliminated since it technically classifies any unmarried persons living together as criminals. "Cohabitation" is a second class misdemeanor, carrying fines and up to 2 months in jail. As you've probably guessed by now, this ridiculous law dates ba ...

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Ethics Classes under fire in Australia

A few month ago, the government had promised to introduce "Ethic Classes" for students in Aussie schools that refused to take the mandatory religious education lessons. Since that time, the government has been trying to cap wage increases for government employees, and a clever politician by the name of Fred Nile is using this opportunity to pressure the government into torpedoing the Ethics Classes in excha ...

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Yeah, I can’t believe this crowd either

Change, even the important kind, takes time. It isn't easy for people to change their minds, especially when they've been told their whole life that [insert minority here] are evil, wicked, bad, or acting against the will of whatever imaginary friend they have. Afew weeks ago, New York joined the growing list of States that now allow gay couples the same rights as everyone else, and so the "National Organiz ...

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Michele Bachmann vows to stay crazy

The election may be far away, but American politicians seeking the highest office usually spend months, sometimes years trying to get the support and (more importantly) the funding to make it happen. Michele, aware that the list of presidential candidates is weak enough to allow her a chance of victory, is busy making pledges she hopes will attract that massive segment of the American population that still ...

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In the end, aren’t we all human?

I will not deny the fact the letter had my eyes shed a few hard fought tears. Despite the fact that both he and I have different world views (the supposed godhood of a 2000 year old Jew), we both agree that speaking up when others don't is the right thing to do. The act is so moving because as beautiful as his words were, he is one of us; the ordinary folks, just sitting at a deli having breakfast. I also t ...

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The world sucks because of you

Wow, I never knew non belief was responsible for all the world's problems! That's according to the mayor of Suwannee, a county in Florida that still enforces prohibition (progressive, no?). He thinks the biggest issue facing the world is the lack of belief in God: There are those that don’t acknowledge the existence of God. Their souls are in mortal danger of being lost for eternity. These atheists, agnosti ...

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Accommodation or confrontation?

Since arriving in Calgary, I made a simple promise to myself I would further my involvement in the local atheist community. It was therefore fortuitous that after only of few days of adjusting to my new surroundings, an opportunity to meet up with other atheists presented itself in the form of a lecture. Held at the University of Calgary last night, it was entitled "The Evolution-Creation Controversy". Dr. ...

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Apple gets pressured to drop “gay cure” app

Over 80,000 people signed an online petition to pressure Apple to drop an app that was designed to help "struggling homosexuals" change their sexuality. As you can easily deduce, it promises to help users gain "freedom from homosexuality through the power of Jesus". It used to be that just a few years ago, we would have let this shit slide as a society. Luckily, society has been intolerant of this kind of h ...

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Bigot Florist refuses to service same sex couple

Canadians are usually described as "friendly" and "polite" by outsiders who have little experience dealing with our equally venomous religious citizens. While New Brunswick is a picturesque Atlantic province with rolling hills and a colonial flair, it has its fair share of nightmarish ignorance and bigotry thanks to the poisonous influence of religious indoctrination. Riverview, N.B. is a large town by the ...

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Bigot Couple denied right to adopt

A couple in their mid 60's was recently denied the right to adopt children by a High Court in England because of their anti-homosexuality views. ...Lord Justice Munby and Mr Justice Beatson ruled that laws protecting people from discrimination because of their sexual orientation "should take precedence" over the right not to be discriminated against on religious grounds. The truth is, because of the risk th ...

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