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In the end, aren’t we all human?

I will not deny the fact the letter had my eyes shed a few hard fought tears. Despite the fact that both he and I have different world views (the supposed godhood of a 2000 year old Jew), we both agree that speaking up when others don't is the right thing to do. The act is so moving because as beautiful as his words were, he is one of us; the ordinary folks, just sitting at a deli having breakfast. I also t ...

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Harold Camping still in shock over dumb prediction

Well, for the cynics out there that thought Harold was just trying to bilk people out of their money, I think you can see from his expression that he really did believe in his own nonsense. That's what makes people like Harold so dangerous! The best way to lie to others is to first lie to yourself! If Harold really wants to understand what's going on, he'll need to understand the Bible is just fairy tale bu ...

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So much stupid, so little time…

Today's creationist idiot is different from his forebears. For starters, he is far more cognizant of science, and often appropriates very select information that confirms his crackpot theories. He desperately wants the legitimacy of science without actually having to do any. The latest loon is the author of a "book" entitled "The Evolution Handbook",written by a young-earth creationist by the name of Vance ...

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Catholic Church fights against statute of limitation for sex abuse

Is anyone really surprised by this headline? Considering the fact that the Catholic Church has always exploited the fact there exists a statute of limitation for child rape, it's really no surprise they are fighting a number of bills that would eliminate this convenient legal loophole. What worried them the most is the fact that victims could now sue offending priests retroactively, and this has the Church ...

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TGA Podcast: Episode 123

This week, Carisa joins me as we continue our discussion about why religious people fear atheism, we also read a response to my 'how to challenge faith' request, and finally we discuss how 'Theory of Mind' helps explain why we are prone to believing in the supernatural. If you love the show and want more, join our hundreds of fans who've become patrons. It's just 20 bucks a year (1.67 a month) and you get a ...

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This guy makes my head hurt

Let me get this straight: this guy thinks scientists who spend their entire lives seriously studying fossil records would just lie without fear their entire careers would be obliterated by other serious scientists who scrutinize every little bit of research in a process we call "peer review"? Is it more likely perhaps an uneducated moron like himself is the one who's actually lying about the facts? I know i ...

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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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