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This is what the fuss is all about

This picture of two guys making out next to the Pope pretty much summarizes what all this stupid hysteria is about: religious demagogues want the whole world to fit into their narrow definition of "acceptable behavior", completely ignoring the fact same sex attraction is as normal and healthy as its heterosexual counterpart. What makes me angry is how blind they are to the suffering, humiliation and shame o ...

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FFRF talks about their Daily Show experience

When the Daily Show did a segment on the Freedom From Religion Foundation's quest to stop a Mother Teresa stamp from being issued by the US Post Office, I figured that we atheists would end up looking not so hot as a result. After all, talking shit about MT nowadays is the equivalent of ripping up a picture of the pope on TV in the early 90s ... no one really knows the nasty details about her, so we end up ...

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Calamities of Nature

A fan of the site (they exist apparently) sent me a link to this webcomic, Calamities of Nature,  and I thought some of them had some pretty genuinely funny and interesting points to make about religion, the Pope, and creationism. I feel as though the character of Aaron has a lot in common with little old me. I just have to ask one question though: where the fuck are his eyes? ...

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Vatican upset over Foreign Office memo

A couple days ago, a memo circulated around the Foreign Office suggesting some "ideas" for Pope Benedict XVI's visit to England. The list included the Pope launching his own condom to opening an abortion clinic. Like any memo that begins with the words "should not be shared externally", it quickly escaped the confines of the office and has so outraged the Vatican they are threatening not to come to the coun ...

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TGA Podcast: Episode 89

I'm back from my trip to North Carolina, and with Ryan gone to Tennessee to visit his parents, I've asked Jeff Jones to grace us with his presence. Today's show is very off the cuff, so if you enjoyed some of my crazy rants in the past, this should be a treat, as the Pope, science, and technology are all subjects of discussion. Don't miss out! ...

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TGA Podcast: Episode 88

Welcome back to another episode of The Good Atheist Podcast. On today's show, Ryan and I talk about the Pope and his inability to accept reality, why NZ still has a lot of growing up to do, why Americans are still crazy, and how Thomas Paine never got a break (or why pamphlets used to be awesome). It's 30 minutes of TGA gold, so don't miss out. ...

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TGA Podcast: Episode 87 1/2

After a 2 week break, The Good Atheist Bonus show is back, and in full form. This week, Ryan and I answer a fan question about how to deal with the death of a loved one, and why we have 'relationships' with them even after they die. Also on the agenda, we continue to talk about the insane controversy in the Vatican over Pope Benedict's willful protection of known pedophiles. ...

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Sinead O’Connor was way ahead of her time

Man, remember when Sinead O'Connor tore up the picture of Pope John Paul II saying "fight the real enemy"? Well imagine she did that same stunt today but with Raztinger's picture instead; I'm not sure she would cause as big a firestorm now. I can't imagine how much courage it took back then to take a stand against such a large institution, but we owe a lot to the bravery of folks like Sinead who chose to sp ...

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US priest accused of molesting hundreds of boys

Pope Benedict XVI is again being implicated in another abuse scandal, this time out of the state of Wisconsin. Reverend Lawrence C. Murphy worked in a school for deaf children, and while Benny was alerted in two letters that the priest had been suspected of molesting dozens of children, he failed to do anything at all. Unsurprisingly, Murphy was transferred from the school when the heat got too high to anot ...

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TGA Podcast: Episode 86

This week, Ryan and I discuss the controversy surrounding Pope Benedict XVI and his involvement in the shuffling of a pedophile priest in the 1980's, as well as discuss the idea that atheists and secularists in general will be out-bred by our religious counterparts. Also on a side note, we elaborate on how terrible I am at telling time. Don't miss out on this show! ...

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