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Get out of our faces, religion!

It's a nice sunny weekend and you're trying to enjoy the sunlight and fresh air. You're not at the swankiest of events, but the opening of a new public parking space is about as much excitement as you can get. Everything is peaceful, everybody is happy, and all of a sudden you get hit in the head with a rock. Now there are very few reasons to throw rocks at anyone. I think we can all agree that apart from p ...

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Why I avoid talking religion to strangers

A man in San Diego is in critical condition after he was shot five times after an argument over religion. He's expected to pull through, but I'm thinking the next time he feels the need to debate over the merits of Christianity over Islam, he might be a little more careful who he debates with. This is the same reason why I avoid talking about religion when alcohol is involved. Religious wackos already have ...

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Tired Christian claim #1: atheism is a religion

I thought I might slowly start making a list of tired claims Christians perpetually make about us atheists. Think of it as a huge FAQ that helps you answer some annoying claims people make about atheism without actually understanding it. First off, you might have heard this gem floating around; atheism is some kind of religion, since not believing in god is a type of faith. For instance, if I claim life aro ...

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No really, Islam is a religion of peace…

The Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan is in turmoil. Although there is a German military base there, 600 soldiers have to patrol and defend an area the size of Massachusetts. The Taliban has been gaining ground rapidly, threatening to kill school girls if they try to attend class. School administrators are powerless to do anything about it, and scared parents are capitulating to the treats. If you rec ...

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Can we trust religions to stay moderate?

Do you know why the fish is the ancient symbol of Christianity? Odds are you've never really thought about it, or considered it another oddity in the religion. However there was a time when the cross was not the official symbol of the Church. Instead, it was the fish (now often referred to as the "Jesus fish"). While they suffered prosecution at the hands of the Romans, many would use it as a symbol to dema ...

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Time Magazine thinks religion is healthy

I'm tired of magazines continuously talking about how faith is good for your health, or how it makes people feel better. You almost feel like there is a salesman at work, trying to coax you into going to church. I've already written on the notion being religious makes you live longer. So does cutting off your testicles. I don't know about you other fellows, but I'd rather die with a smile on my face. Time i ...

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Does religion make you live longer?

I've always found it amusing when studies are performed on religion. Most of these consist of finding if religious people are happier, and now, there's a new one that came out saying if you subscribe to religion, you'll live up to 20% longer. Before I tear down how specious this line of reasoning is, I'd like to point out the sentence "can cut your chances of dying by 20%" sounds impressive, but like all go ...

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