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Pathetic video attempts to make atheism appear evil

This video attempts to make a direct link between atheists like Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins with psychotic revolutionaries like Maximilien Robespierre. The only problem, of course, is Robespierre was actually a deist, and although he may have called himself reasonable and rational, I think this quote obviously shows the man was not quite right in the head: If virtue be the spring of a popular government ...

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Afghanistan’s government plans to introduce scary laws

I've spoken many times about the fact Canada needs to leave this country. Proportionally, we've taken the heaviest casualties, and even with the hard work accomplished, the country still seems bent on converting itself into a theocratic hellhole. Here are some of the proposed amendments to their constitution President Karzai is trying to pass: Article 132 says. “Unless the wife is ill or has any kind of ill ...

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Oklahoma Congressman seeks to ban Dawkins from state

If you live in Oklahoma and you're not an idiot, then this piece of news is likely to ruin your day. Representative Todd Thomsen tried to introduce a resolution to ban Richard Dawkins from speaking at the University of Oklahoma. The reason, as you may have guessed, is that Thomsen feels that the Theory of Evolution is offensive to him. THAT the Oklahoma House of Representative strongly opposes the invitatio ...

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Tell Ottawa what you think!

I'd be a bad Canadian if I didn't attempt to encourage all of you Canuck fans to get off your asses and take part in the letter writing campaign to convince Ottawa to allow atheist ads on their buses. As our nation's capital, it's their obligation to see all minorities are represented equally. I don't give a shit if they are worried about the ads offending people; you cannot have a democracy and a right to ...

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Irony, thy name is Islam

Imagine you're Muslim, and you want to show people that your religion isn't the violent, backwards faith the mainstream media portrays. Starting your own English TV station centering on your religion is probably a reasonably good start. Bridges TV was such a project. It featured shows such as Democracy Now, a cooking show called Veggie Table, and the saccharine sounding Talking Peace. In a twisted bit of ir ...

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Texas teacher fired for atheism and liberal attitudes

I know I have fans who live in Texas, so I don't want any of you to be too offended when I say it's a seriously messed up place. The latest bit of bad news comes from Brookland, where a teacher by the name of Richard Mullens was fired because parents and other faculty members thought he was an atheist, and way too 'liberal'. There's no indication he's an atheist, and Mr. Mullens has chosen to keep his relig ...

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In GOP we trust

I must have been asleep the last few days, because I could have sworn the US was facing one of the worst financial crisis in its history, accompanied by two wars that are not going very swimmingly. It must be all fixed, since a group of Senators are busy trying to have the motto "In God We Trust" posted in the new Capital Visitor Center in Washington. The building is your classic boondoggle; it cost 3 times ...

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Worst economic theory…ever

Here's a quote to stick on your fridge: It has been my view that the steady secularizing and insistent effort at [sic] dereligioning America has been dangerous. That danger flashed red in the fall into subprime personal behavior by borrowers and bankers, who after all are just people. Northerners and atheists who vilify Southern evangelicals are throwing out nurturers of useful virtue with the bathwater of ...

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Arkansas gays lose battle to keep adopted children

Many of you might be wondering why, in the past few days,. I've been writing as much as I have on gay rights. Although it's true the site is primarily about atheism, my reaction to the blatant and shocking disregard for this minority obliges me to write on their behalf. Unbeknownst to most of us, the election was not only about voting in a new president. It was also an opportunity for conservative groups in ...

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When democracy isn’t democratic

Imagine you have an apple pie and there are six people who want a piece. It seems obvious that if you're a fair person, you would go ahead and divide the pie in six equal pieces. This is how small groups of individuals make compromises which allow each person to have an equal opportunity, in this case, to have pie. Now, imagine the pie was much bigger, and there were millions of people who wanted a piece of ...

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