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Jimmy Carter makes the right move

I've always liked Jimmy Carter. Maybe it's his 'Habitat for Humanity' project which I find refreshing and practical. Maybe it's his commitment to his own code of ethics. It could also be the fact he was one of the few presidents who actually thought weed should not be illegal. We may not agree on the subject of religion, but one thing is for sure: Jimmy is nobody's bitch. Recently, he's left the Southern Ba ...

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Oldest Bible now on display

What happens when you take a bunch of scattered pages of a 1600 year old Bible written in Greek, scan it and put it on the Internet? You get this, the Codex Sinaiticus, the oldest surviving Bible on the planet. It's now available for you to scrutinize, analyze, and generally geek out if you're into this sort of thing. The most fascinating thing about this particular Bible is it allows us to trace the change ...

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Tired Christian claim #3: The evidence for the existence of Jesus is overwhelming

I've been seeing this argument popping up more and more often these days. It's a relative newcomer in terms of claim, but it certainly is one that's worth discussing. Last article I mentioned how the word 'faith' is a misnomer; I've never actually met a Christian who did not think there was a mountain of evidence supporting their claim that Jesus of Nazareth was a God. Really the only time you'll actually h ...

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Religion and science don’t conflict, apparently

Apparently, the perception that religion has been impeding science is wrong! That's according to this article in The Guardian, which claims the commonly held belief that science has a history of being suppressed and challenged by religion is false. Unfortunately, if you're looking for any compelling arguments in this article, you won't find any -- you'll be better served by reading this interview with biolo ...

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Tired Christian claim #2: without God, morality is impossible.

Most of you are probably familiar with this argument. It's inevitable that at some point in the conversation, a genuinely confused Christian may ask you how you can have a definitive moral system without the benefit of a higher power telling you what is right and wrong. As far as many Christians are concerned, the denial of God also means the denial of an absolute system of ethics. I can understand their co ...

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Why I avoid talking religion to strangers

A man in San Diego is in critical condition after he was shot five times after an argument over religion. He's expected to pull through, but I'm thinking the next time he feels the need to debate over the merits of Christianity over Islam, he might be a little more careful who he debates with. This is the same reason why I avoid talking about religion when alcohol is involved. Religious wackos already have ...

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This guy thinks atheists are “childish”

Here's a new argument: we are apparently too silly, and don't take atheism seriously enough. So, in a nutshell, atheists are both way too uptight according to some, and too frivolous according to others. Have any of these clergymen speaking on atheism spent more than 15 seconds talking to one? Barron is calling us childish and 'frivolous' for the ad campaign started by a few organizations in the US, Canada, ...

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Hitchens versus Donohue

I love how Bill Donohue's best argument is that atheists are somehow dogmatic for not believing the claims of Christianity. Yeah, I feel so close minded anytime I dismiss claims made without evidence... There are many Christians out there who are convinced there is a mountain of evidence suggesting their beliefs are true, but in fact, like all other religions, most of it is simply make-believe. That a high ...

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Coming out of the closet not easy for Black atheists

I've read enough articles, editorials and op-ed pieces to realize, at least superficially, that being both and atheist and black is not an easy thing. African Americans have a long history of relying on the church for support. Abandoning religion often means abandoning the culture. As the secular movement gains momentum, however, more and more in the community are speaking out about this, especially in the ...

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Scientology is in the news again

Scientology is in the news again, and that's not usually a good sign. As we speak, the French, who have not recognized Scientology as a religion, are threatening to dissolve the organization due to its campaign of fraud. The case in question revolves around a woman who was recruited by the church back in 1998. In the span of a few months, her bank account had been tapped by purchasing books, vitamins, and a ...

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