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Happy New Year!

Well, the Holidays are finally over, and after my hangover cures, it's back to work for your favorite Good Atheist! 2008 was a landmark year for me; I quit my job to work full time on blogging (not this site, but rather this one). This year, I plan on submitting my book to various publishing agencies, as the podcast is about to hit 100,000 downloads in a few weeks. It's a pretty big achievement, and I have ...

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Article on abstinence teaches nothing new

I hate articles that regurgitate news anyone with half a brain already knows. Is it surprising study after study of teen sex always comes up with statistics showing there is no difference in premarital found between kids who are taught sex ed and those who are taught abstinence? No, of course not. Is it shocking kids without sex ed are less likely to use any form of birth control or protection? Nope. And ye ...

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Dawkins’ new documentary

This month saw the release of a new Dawkins related documentary called The Genius of Charles Darwin - you can read more about it here or just download the torrents here. My criticism of Dawkins has always been that he's so hardcore about his disdain for religion it turns off many religious fence sitters who might be more receptive to a moderate atheist message. Yeah, I know the whole 'moderate atheism will ...

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Conservative pizza mogul builds new Eden

I don't spend a lot of time wondering where my money goes when I buy food. I figure it's going to the employees, the owner of the franchise, and whatever is left goes to some obscure CEO locked up in an office, counting his money. I always figured these guys were like Scrooge; they made you work in the cold, giving you as little time off to spend with your invalid son as possible. It never occurred to me so ...

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New look for the site

After much personal reflection, I decided it was time to put a little bit more effort into building a solid site. Although I did like the last look a lot, the truth was it was insufficient for my needs. The fact that people could only see 3 articles meant a lot of backtracking and clicking around for nothing. Instead, this layout will allow readers to quickly access any part of the site that they will feel ...

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Iran encourages temporary marriage licenses

For most Orthodox religions, sex is tricky business. They struggle so hard to suppress it, especially outside the confines of marriage, it's a miracle that most of these people actually manage to reproduce. But each particular sect develops their own individual loop holes that allow for a little breathing space. In the case of Islam, 'temporary' marriages offer a solution for the lonely and sexually frustr ...

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Gore’s scathing new book targets Bush

It seems almost ironic that Al Gore's power and influence has only grown since leaving office. His provocative documentary An Inconvenient Truth, which won an Oscar, helped bring him international recognition and attention. Now, not content to simply live off his laurels, Gore has written a new book entitled The Assault on Reason, a tirade on the Bush administration. According to ABCNEWS.com, the book open ...

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Heal yourself with bullshit.

What's the fastest way to make a buck? How about exploiting desperate people afflicted with incurable diseases? Judging by the video above, it seems like they are ready to believe any promise of improved health, regardless of whether or not it has any solid merit. Desperate people make the greatest suckers, don't they? Enter Advance Cell Training, a program that claims to help you beat even treatable illnes ...

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Leo Igwe interview transcript

Jake: Today I have a very special guest, someone who is going to join me to talk about the problem of child witches in Africa as well as the conflation of religion and superstition in that region. I wanted to ask someone who has had their feet on the ground here, because, you know, I am an isolated blogger and I want to make sure that I am not just saying false information and with this in mind, I invited L ...

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Bring STIs back

So, as it turns out, sex is pretty popular, and over the past few decades, the use of condoms and other forms of contraceptives has helped decrease STI and pregnancy rates in places that actually bother to teach people real sexual education. Unfortunately for Americans, teaching has made way for preaching, and in this tospy turvy world, facts are the enemy. Enter 1flesh, a website dedicated to preventing co ...

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