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Man convicted in botched home circumcision of infant son.

There is still a frighteningly large segment of the population that believes the Bible is a useful guide for every day living. Luckily, most of these misguided fools have never actually read the fucking Bible, so for the most part, we're spared from the ill fate of anyone trying to live by the "Good Book". Once in a while, though, you run across a human being who hasn't quite understood the concept of moder ...

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Sex it up with Jesus!

How many of you believers out there are tired of not being able to have anal sex or a hot threesome with your wife because she's a Christian? Well, have no fear you poor sexually frustrated bastard, a theological solution is here. Just go to SexinChrist.com to know everything you need to know about how God permits that kind of wonderful sodomy. Now I know what you're going to say: "Jake, surely it's too goo ...

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Pakistan is still messed up

I got some good news and some bad news. I'll give you the good news first; according to the latest Pew Poll, Pakistani support of the Taliban and al Qaeda has been declining over the past few years, and more and more people are concerned over extremism in the country. They also are beginning to see that educating women is important. All of this sounds pretty encouraging, right? Ok, now that we've covered th ...

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Movie about Darwin doesn’t have U.S. distributor

One of the crown jewels at the Toronto Film Festival this year was Creation, a movie depicting the life and struggles of Charles Darwin. The film focuses specifically on his family life, and the destruction of his faith with the death of his beloved daughter Annie. The film stars Paul Bettany (you might remember him as the albino monk in The DaVinci Code) and his real life smoking hot wife, Jennifer Connely ...

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Kentucky gets a little wiser

After the attacks of 9/11, the US Department of Homeland Security was created to supposedly defend America from terrorist attacks. This very broad mandate has created one of the largest departments in the US government, and considering the frequency of terrorism attacks, I would argue that with an annual budget of roughly 52 billion dollars, they are an utterly useless and pointless organization. Of course, ...

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Dawkins interviews Nick Cowan

One of the things I tend to look at, especially during interviews, is body language, with particular emphasis on eye movement. I've learned over the years it can be useful to look in someone's eyes when they speak to know how they really feel about what they are saying. People can believe in things they know secretly to be wrong, even though they might think it's a necessary thing to believe in. Nick seems ...

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Hitchens laments the appeasement of fundamentalists

Here's an article from Christopher Hitchens on Yale University Press and their decision to censor their own book out of fear of Islamic violence. Yale University Press announced last week that it would go ahead with the publication of the book, but it would remove from it the 12 caricatures that originated the controversy. Not content with this, it is also removing other historic illustrations of the likene ...

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The Catholic Church trying to prevent child sex abuse laws in New york

There's a bit of legislature floating around that is having a hard time becoming law. It's called the Child Victim Act, and here is a great article talking about how the New York Catholic Conference, a Christian lobby group,  is pushing to kill the act. The CVA is designed to extend the statute of limitation on child abuse by another five years, thus allowing abuse victims a longer "window" to come forward. ...

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Taliban kidnapping boys in Pakistan to recruit suicide bombers

How long does it take to brainwash a human being into becoming a suicide bomber? About a month, apparently. If you want to know how messed up the Taliban is, you need to head over to the Independent and learn more about how they kidnap young boys at gunpoint and indoctrinate the shit out of them in their training camps. The boys are taught your predictable "Pakistan is a tool of Western Oppression", and sho ...

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Bonus Post: Intro part 1

When I was originally writing my book, I had a substantial chunk of it done before I realized that it was not the direction I wanted to go. Apparently, this is quite common when writing books. Still, it would be stupid not to at least share some of it with you guys, especially the patrons, who have been generous enough to fund this crazy project we call The Good Atheist. Every week, I hope to be able to sho ...

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