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History is only a teacher if you listen well

The Holocaust was terrible. It showed us a dark side of humanity we weren't all willing to believe. It proved any one of us can succumb to cancerous ideologies of hatred and bigotry. I regard all genocide memorials as a warning to the human race: be mindful of messages of hate, for they are usually followed with violence and destruction. I'm an idealist, so in my mind, the best way to avoid another potentia ...

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Christian chiropractor fires employee for being an atheist

What is more Christian than discrimination? I wonder. It seems like every day I hear about someone being fired from their jobs, or losing a big promotion simply because their bosses discover they do not believe in God. I don't normally give my belief (or lack thereof) a second thought, but that's because I am lucky enough to live in a city where my religious beliefs have never been a contentious issue. Not ...

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Confused article accuses atheists of being boring and whiny

It seems like every time I read an article about atheism from an obviously religiously motivated individual, I'm always looking for the punchline. We've been accused of everything from spoiling everyone's good time to being overly dramatic, and now in this LA Times article, of being terribly boring. Charlotte Allen is the writer of the book: The Human Christ: The Search for the Historical Jesus. The title s ...

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Shocker: atheists are despised!

Austin Cline over at About.com put together this comprehensive list of surveys showing just how despised atheists are as a minority. When Americans were asked who they would vote for, the atheist candidate was always the most hated one. For people like you and me, this kind of attitude seems pretty puzzling. Sure, we can be a bunch of killjoys at parties, but statistically, we are less likely to commit viol ...

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Miss California’s church thinks homosexuals are child molesters

Some of you may wonder why I talk about gay rights on a site about atheism. You might also wonder why many atheist bloggers also defend the right for gays to marry. Perhaps some of you think they are unrelated issues. However, there is no denying the fact the reason gays are not treated as true members of society is because of religious intolerance which seeks to marginalize this group. I personally have a ...

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Miss California is a bigot

It's a shame physically beautiful people can be rotten on the inside, but then again, is it really that surprising? The Miss USA pageant had Perez Hilton, the openly gay celebrity, asked Carrie Prejean what she thought about gay marriage.  Her response did not impress the judges: "I think it's great that Americans are able to choose one or the other," Prejean responded. "But in my country, and in my family, ...

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Canadian teens are losing faith in droves

Here's an interesting article from Macleans.ca that states Canadian teens are increasingly abandoning faith. According to their poll, about 32% of teens have no faith at all. There has also been a huge decline in Christianity, and young immigrant populations typically come from both Asia and the Middle East. The article is tame, although the expert, one Reginald Biby, is worried this massive loss of faith s ...

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Is it time for atheists to call it quits?

I'm still amazed there are atheists out there who think the 'battle' is over. Although it may be true that close to 20% of the American population can effectively be called 'non-religious', this hasn't significantly changed how God fearing people see atheists. It would be nice to be able to live peacefully with one another without fear of persecution, bigotry, or hatred. Sadly, we do not yet live in a world ...

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Canadian parliament member James Lunney is an idiot

I've often been accused of being anti-American. It's true I love to criticize the crazy things that go on down there, but I'm well aware stupidity, ignorance and bigotry are not uniquely American. Here's a classic example of Canadian idiocy care of James Lunney, Conservative member of Parliament: Mr. Speaker, recently we saw an attempt to ridicule the presumed beliefs of a member of this House and the belie ...

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Time Magazine thinks religion is healthy

I'm tired of magazines continuously talking about how faith is good for your health, or how it makes people feel better. You almost feel like there is a salesman at work, trying to coax you into going to church. I've already written on the notion being religious makes you live longer. So does cutting off your testicles. I don't know about you other fellows, but I'd rather die with a smile on my face. Time i ...

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