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Pope Benedict XVI’s Pedobear greeting

Two things about Pope Benedict's planned visit to Malta have me smiling a bit; (1) the mayor of a small town has asked that a statue which looks like a dick be removed at the local airport for fear of offending the pontiff, and (2) a graffiti artist stenciled a few "pedobears" on the billboard marking his arrival, and the local news people have no idea what it implies. In case you're hopelessly out of the l ...

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Hitchens lays the smackdown

I still find it telling no religious person has yet seriously dealt with Hitchens' challenge asking to show evidence that any moral action inspired by religion could not also be accomplished without reliance on the supernatural. I've said time and time again: there is no reason to believe in a world beyond the material reality of this one. The only reason we think there is one is because for the longest tim ...

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Senator Shultheis wants to open schools to proselytizers

Religious proselytizers have a new buzzword their throwing around to try and justify their renewed efforts to break down the wall separating church and state; they are arguing that their religious freedoms are being threatened. Take this example: Sen. David Schultheis is proposing a new bill that would allow students and faculty members to actively try and recruit on school grounds. Schultheis, a Republican ...

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You mean Religions AREN’T allowed to dictate civil rights?

In case you were unaware, Mormons typically don't like gays. They hate them so much they devoted a significant portion of their resources to pushing for Prop 8, using all kinds of ridiculous fear mongering and veiled bigotry to convince people that allowing marriages between individuals of the same sex would somehow torpedo their own unions. It didn't matter to them this was a complete and utter fabrication ...

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Girl buried alive in Turkey for talking to boys

Here's a scary thought: roughly half of all murders in Turkey are honor killings. That's roughly 200 cases of women being killed by family members for the "crime" of offending the family's honor. What does that entail, exactly? Well, take the story of Medine Memi, a teenage girl who was buried alive by her father and grandfather for having male friends. Media reports said the father had told relatives he wa ...

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This is considered hate speech?

I think overly sensitive Christians need to re-examine their definition of hate speech. Political hopeful William J. Kelly is attempting to make a mountain out of a molehill, claiming a sign erected by the Freedom from Religion Foundation in the Illinois Capital Building is hate speech: At the time of the winter solstice, let reason prevail. There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There ...

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Hot Atheist Chick on why evolution is true

Yes, I'm aware her YouTube name is actually ZOMGitsCriss, but that doesn't mean I have to like it (also, the intro song is actually a little bit terrible, but in a cute way). Here is her latest video explaining why evolution is true. She provides extensive examples of transitional fossils for doubters who apparently can't be bothered to do research themselves (presumably out of fear of being proved wrong). ...

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More parents acting crazy; Virginia school bans Anne Frank’s Diary

It's now official; parents need to stay the fuck out of the educational system. How else are we supposed to react when one of these people gets the expanded version of Anne Frank's diary banned for containing a short passage making reference to the vagina? There are little folds of skin all over the place, you can hardly find it. The little hole underneath is so terribly small that I simply can't imagine ho ...

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Dictionary banned in elementary school

Hey parents, may I ask you something? Do you ever fear that the degree to which you wish to protect your children from any kind of harm makes you absolutely batshit insane sometimes? The rest of us childless folks have to wonder what kind of effect having offspring has on your brain, because your behavior can often be described as utterly mental. Take this story involving parents banning the 6th edition of ...

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Somali man stoned to death for adultry

I've written a few articles in the past about how fucked up Somalia is, including how Sharia Law is quickly becoming the order of the day. The latest disgusting act of cruelty was the recent stoning of Mohamed Abukar Ibrahim for the crime of adultery. He was buried up to his torso, and the local residents of Afgoye, a small village 20 miles from Mogadishu, were forced to watch as members of the radical grou ...

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