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Fundie Mormons use water torture on babies

I've said many times I think the word "fundamentalist" is misplaced; not because it's inaccurate, but because it misses the point when talking about adherents. The word "originalist" seems more apt, since the people who qualify as fundamentalists are merely those who have taken the old school approach to their religion. The rest of the world behaves in a sane matter because they have ignored passages of the ...

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Being Arrogant doesn’t mean you’re wrong

I've recently been enjoying Greta Christina's rather elaborate and lengthy blog posts over at Alternet.org, and I've been REALLY enjoying the debate her articles seem to generate in the comment section. Unlike our safe atheist-only environment we're accustomed to, Alternet seems to be populated by an eclectic mix of believers, atheists and agnostics. I was particularly fascinated with some of the comments g ...

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Apparently, we don’t understand faith

Oh wounded Christians, when will you stop your belly-aching and stop acting like you are the victims of atheist aggression? It seems like every other day I have to read some theist's article about how atheists are either 1) way too mean, 2) clueless about religion, and 3) completely dogmatic about their non-belief. While I could accept the first (in my case, although I'm one of the few very vitriolic ones), ...

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Military Chaplains worry about inability to discriminate

Evangelical chaplains in the military are suffering! They're worried the eventual repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" will jeopardize their ability to openly discriminate against gays and lesbians who might come to them seeking spiritual help. Now while I generally feel homosexuality and religion mix about as well as oil and water, you can't deny the fact statistically, gays are actually more religious than t ...

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I stand by all the misstatements that I've made. - Dan Quayle Born and raised in the myserious country of Canada, I developed from an early age the ability to talk my way through anything. While this artful skill might otherwise have gone to waste in academia, I chose instead to pursue a career writing and speaking my mind about an issue I felt was important: atheism. After the release of Sam Harris’ book,  ...

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Global Warming denier claims God will protect us

With the GOP back in power in the House, religious fundies are free to get appointed to important committees they are completely unqualified to run. Here we see Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.) as he argues in 2009 humans have nothing to fear from climate change, as God has promised in the Bible not to destroy mankind again (except of course when he comes back down to earth to kill most of us). So what job does t ...

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Bigoted Cardinal accuses gays of discrimination

You have to love Catholics: the more they are exposed as the homophobic, sexual predator harboring bigots they are, the more they go on the offensive, accusing everyone in sight of "discriminating" against them. The Vatican knows a good offense is the best defence (blood libel and the Crusades comes to mind here), and this is just them playing the old "blame game". It doesn't matter that the only ones actua ...

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War on swine reaches UK toy store

Toy store "Early Learning Center" in the UK has removed the plastic pigs in their children's toy farm out of fear it might offend Jewish and Muslim parents. Of course, "Happyland" still contains the sty, complete with a button that makes an oinking sign when pressed. Talk about confusing! Luckily, some people have their heads screwed on right (well, mostly): Fellow Muslim mum Natasha added: "If you don't wa ...

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Tasmanian church group tricks people into attending “Hell House”

If you aren't familiar with what Hell Houses are, imagine for a moment the most tasteless play in the world, featuring rape, gruesome abortions, and simulated murder. Sure, that still sounds like a lot of fun, until you realize way too late the performance is actually done by evangelical Christians who want to shock people into believing in a literal Hell. Oh, and they force you to pray at the end for forgi ...

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Atheists are perverse!

With newfound confidence comes new problems. As atheists, we're beginning to see a backlash against rationalism from our sectarian counterparts who feel threatened by our lack of faith. They see it as "perverse" and a "threat to society". That's according to Italy's Foreign Minister Franco Frattini who called on Muslims, Jews and Christians to unite against atheism, materialism and relativism. Christians al ...

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