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Apologies to Neil deGrasse Tyson

Do you know what I hate? Catching myself talking smack just for the sake of hearing my own voice. When you're firing a ton of vitriolic guns, there can be a few casualties along the way; modesty and thoughtfulness come to mind. As you might imagine, I was less than pleased with myself when I read this snarky post I did back in 2012 concerning science's new Golden Boy, Neil deGrasse Tyson. I may have been a ...

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The Good Atheist “Comeback”

I'd like to begin this article with an apology. Over the past year, I've done a terrible job communicating with my fanbase. I think the reason is that I've been so absorbed by the book and all my other projects that it's been impossible to actually figure out how to properly get in touch with everyone. To make matters worse, I've been sending out fragmented content, distributed over formats most of you migh ...

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TGA Podcast: Episode 317

This week, I explain the tragedy that has delayed the book, but I also talk about my plans for the near future, a new podcast in the works, and the upcoming free first chapter of the book that will soon be out for your enjoyment! Don't miss it if you want to know what happens next. ...

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TGA Podcast: Episode 314

This week, my guest is activist AJ Johnson, who has started a new business called "Be Secular". She joins me as we talk of transitioning from activism to business, and why the new generation of unbelievers need to pick up where we left off. Don't miss this one! For those of you wanting to visit her site, here are the links: Main site: http://www.besecular.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/besecular Facebook ...

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Who wants to make 10K from this moron?

Are you a bored scientist looking to spank a few confused creationists for money? Then why not take up this challenge: Dr Joseph Mastropaolo, who says he has set up the contest, the Literal Genesis Trial, in the hope of improving the quality of arguments between creationists and evolutionists, has pledged to put $10,000 of his own money into an escrow account before the debate. His competitor would be expec ...

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Kansas City atheists barred from participating in St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Normally when you think of St. Patrick's Day, images of green beer, girls in t-shirts that say "kiss me, I'm Irish", and drunken revelers usually pop into your head. Over the decades since we've been 'observing' these liver destroying traditions, the religious elements of the holiday have generally fallen to the wayside, replaced instead with a party to celebrate the fact that Irish people exist. Hey, I'm p ...

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Another stupid Ark being built, this time in Texas

They say everything is bigger in Texas: this probably also applies to the insanity of the populace there. How else can you explain this church deciding to build their own version of Noah's Ark at the cost of a cool 5 million bucks? You might recall that there's a similar project out of Florida that's been trying to get funding from Kickstarter. After almost a month, they've managed to snag an impressive $52 ...

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How to annoy your coworkers, Jesus style

You know what I love? I love it when I'm at the office, and someone vaguely familiar with their religion decides that it's their duty to try and convert me to whatever bullshit they believe in at the time. Yes, there's nothing in this world I love more than watching these people squirm when you start asking them questions their priest never really prepared them for. What's the deal with Jesus and his intens ...

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‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ should return…this time for religion

I've always found America's obsession with the military disturbing. First and foremost, it is heavily populated by the poorest, least educated members of society who often have little choice in joining if they hope to have an education, or even a future outside of Walmart. You always hear on TV how much respect they should be given, due to their sacrifice in 'protecting freedom'. In reality, the military is ...

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Hurricane Sandy relief to violate Establishment Clause

It's no small irony that when Republicans talk about smaller government, this same crippled beast seems to have no problems handing gobs of cash to institutions they have no business helping. Take the recent appropriation of 60 billion dollars for Hurricane Sandy. The Republican controlled House has voted to allow some of the money to be used to rebuild houses of worship, a clear violation of the Establishm ...

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