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Scientology is at it again

Scientologists Try to Explain how Psychiatrists caused 9/11 and the Holocaust from Chris Doyle on Vimeo. Scientologists love to attack psychiatry. They believe it is responsible somehow for all of the evils in the world. They deride all prescription drugs, which they view as fundamentally changing someone's personality. This coming from a group whose main intent is to make money, and to mentally enslave peo ...

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Psychics take advantage of failing economy

This piece on CNN.com has me fuming. It's a profile of psychic Roxanne Usleman (if you plan on visiting this link, do yourself a favor and turn off your sound) who is giving consultations to high powered clients looking for a insight into their uncertain futures. It's another example that it isn't only lonely and uneducated women who spend hundreds of dollars on these fraudsters. CNN does what every typical ...

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The vampire next door

Vampires have been part of human folklore in almost every culture and civilization. Creatures who suck life blood, energy, or souls have a long history of being cautionary tales against trusting strangers, against eating the dead, or simply an excuse to fear the dark. Although some cultures have very different ideas about how vampires operate, the modern Nosferatu legend is almost exclusively based on 18th ...

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Interview with the Gazette: Part 1

I was asked a few days ago by the Colorado Gazette do do a series of email interviews on a variety of subjects. They wanted an Atheist's perspective on a number of issues ranging from gay marriage to Internet access, and I was happy to oblige. The responses I wrote were probably too lengthy and detailed for them to be able to publish, and so I asked if I could post them up on the site for you who may find s ...

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Al-Qaeda is hilariously out of touch

People who live in a bubble of delusion have a difficult time getting in touch with reality. Michael Jackson is the poster boy for delusion; this was the same man whose home was called 'Neverland', and who arrived at the Grammy Awards with a 12 year old boy as a date. In order for Mike to find redemption and hopefully lose his leper status, he's decided to convert to Islam, and Al-Qaeda sees this as a sign ...

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Homeopathy; a story of dilution

I am often reminded one does not win popularity contests when attempting to shatter the delusions of others. I can certainly appreciate the fact no one wants to believe that they might be wrong, especially if this belief represents a form of comfort. It is then that I carefully remind people the truth is not a matter of popularity; we have plenty of examples in history of when popular beliefs have been held ...

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Is the world ready for the death of God?

There are casualties in the struggle to answer fundamental questions about the universe. For a long time, it has been powerful religious institutions that have burned, sliced, chopped, eviscerated, and snuffed opposing world views that undermined their own. Some may claim the Inquisition and Crusades were political in nature, but it cannot be denied the strength of the Church's power and the continued desir ...

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Christian apologists make me sick

Question: The Old Testament quite clearly states the Israelites were ordered by God to kill the Canaanites. Every man, woman, and child was to be slaughtered. If this story is historical truth, and God really did issue this command, is he not then admonishing genocide? This is the very same question asked of Dr. Willian Craig, a research professor of Philosophy and the proud owner of ReasonableFaith.org. If ...

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Economic fundamentalism

I'm not one to normally write about economic issues. Although I do hold very specific and, as some would say, rather radical economic views, I have noticed a trend in economic thought which mimics the fundamentalism found in religion. I am referring to The Church of the Free Market. I've recently been studying the economic trends of the past 40 years, and found it to be quite enlightening. It gave me a glim ...

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Dawkins: the evangelical atheist?

Another review of Dawkins' new documentary The Genius of Charles Darwin. This reviewer finds conflict in Dawkins' attempt to play at times both the impartial scientist and the firebrand atheist. Personally, I can understand: Even the best of scientists will go batshit insane after explaining why 2+2 = 4 and not 3, only to be perpetually ignored or told "Let these people think it's 3 if they want to, it's ok ...

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