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Don’t use Pro-Lifers as surrogate mothers, people!

Let me give you a nightmare scenario: because of medical complications, you and your spouse decide to employ a surrogate mother to bring your baby to term. After the massive contract fees and the cost of in vitro fertilization, the pregnancy takes and everything is hunky-dory. For a while. Then, in the 2nd trimester, an ultrasound reveals the baby is having serious development problems. The doctor concludes ...

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Mother Teresa confirmed as giant, twisted bitch in new study

How ahead of his time was Christopher Hitchens? Well, when he released his book, The Missionary PositionĀ in 1995, the notion that Mother Teresa was anything less than a saint was believed by the entire world. Even after his follow-up documentary, Hell's Angel, it still seemed as though her reputation as a do-gooder would never truly be tarnished. Slowly, over time, her insanity and cruelty has been exposed. ...

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Teen sentenced to 10 years of hard church

If there's a time in one's life fraught with tragedy, it's probably the hormone saturated period in our lives known as our 'teen years'. How many of us have done something so incredibly stupid it still haunts us today? Tyler Alred will need to live with the fact his drunk driving took the life of his friend and passenger, 16-year-old John Luke Dum. He'll also need to spend the next decade going to church re ...

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Dinosaurs are Satan’s way of deceiving us!

I know this question wasn't asked of me, but I want to answer it anyway: I'm a little shocked. She says she is a Christian, but the Bible doesn't say anything about dinosaurs. Should I let him keep them, as long as he understands that dinosaurs aren't real? Even the PBS shows that he watches talk about dinosaurs and evolution, and how the scientists found these "bones" but the Bible doesn't say that God eve ...

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Remember these whackos?

Remember these guys? The Heaven's Gate people had a penchant for Nikes and a pretty unhealthy obsession with the Hale-Bopp Comet. In total, 39 poor saps took their own lives, convinced that doing so would ensure their safe passage aboard a spaceship trailing the comet. After they purchased alien abduction insurance (the logic of this still baffles me) from Lloyd's of London, they prepared a weird mixture of ...

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Mother’s letter to atheist son shows the divisive power of religion

Here's a tragic example of what happens when your loved ones are ensnared in the clutches of religious dogma: My Darling Son David, You are so very special to me and have always been the love of my life. I used to think when you were little that I would die for you, and live because of you. You meant the world to me and I will always love you very much. Because of this love I always wanted you to have the h ...

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We’re the ones with magical thinking?

When trying to defend your religion, you've to pick your battles. In today's modern world, defending the Bible is a full time job. If you aren't busy arguing that the supposed genocide of the Canaanites or Hittites was justified because a bearded sky-deity told the Jews to do it, you're hopelessly defending things like homophobia and slavery. What else can you expect from a series of books written thousands ...

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Pope denounces Maryland legalizing gay marriage

Pope Benedict XVI, a celibate man who controls a vast fortune and an army of delusional homophobes, has criticized Americans for granting all their citizens the same rights in the state of Maryland. "He added that the traditional family and marriage had to be "defended from every possible misrepresentation of their true nature" because, he said, whatever injured families injured society. So many ruined live ...

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Jesus, the Easter Bunny and other Delusions: Just Say No!

Skip ahead to minute 10 if you want to avoid the painful introductions that always come with this kind of event. Is there a way to communicate to the intellectual community that we need to sexify our videos a little? Dr. Peter Boghossian's talk is entertaining and funny, but you would never know that if you hadn't bothered through the slog at the beginning. Worth watching! The people who posted this decided ...

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