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Is atheism politically deadly?

When I first asked myself this question, I concluded admitting to the American population that you are not a believer equates political seppuku. All of the 22 closet atheists sitting in Congress today agree, save one: Pete Stark. The Democratic senator from Northern California has stated he's an agnostic, but also admitted to not believing in a higher power. I can appreciate his diplomatic stance on religio ...

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Not allowed to be blasphemous?

A lot of you will disagree with me on this one, but the UN is possibly one of the most useless and corrupt organizations in existence today. The ideology behind the UN is nice enough, but in execution, it has shown itself to be inefficient, blind, and often backward. This new resolution to make blasphemy illegal is just another example of how corrupt the UN is. The law calls making "acts of hatred, discrimi ...

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Hot Chick’s search for Islam

She seems both highly naive, submissive and also highly attractive sexually. This is probably a dangerous combination, so I can understand why she would go for Islam: after all, Islam means submission, so in a weird way, this probably speaks to her. I love how she claims to have compared only two religions, and that now she's 100% certain Islam must be correct. I don't want to be mean here, but I doubt stro ...

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The LOLcats of Atheism

Here's a site which has my interest: LOLTheism, which pokes fun at religion using the LOLcats template of humor. It works pretty damn well. I humbly offer to you their latest entry: The best caption has to be they'll steal anything that isn't nailed down ...

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Big announcement March 1st

This weekend was huge for Ryan and I. We started talking about the future of our blogging 'empire' and we've realized there is a great deal of untapped potential in TGA we've largely been ignoring. After all, how the heck can anyone make a living just writing about religion all day, right? Well, it turns out we think we've figured out a way, and this Sunday we'll be recording a special Good Atheist podcast ...

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Scientology is at it again

Scientologists Try to Explain how Psychiatrists caused 9/11 and the Holocaust from Chris Doyle on Vimeo. Scientologists love to attack psychiatry. They believe it is responsible somehow for all of the evils in the world. They deride all prescription drugs, which they view as fundamentally changing someone's personality. This coming from a group whose main intent is to make money, and to mentally enslave peo ...

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Irony, thy name is Islam

Imagine you're Muslim, and you want to show people that your religion isn't the violent, backwards faith the mainstream media portrays. Starting your own English TV station centering on your religion is probably a reasonably good start. Bridges TV was such a project. It featured shows such as Democracy Now, a cooking show called Veggie Table, and the saccharine sounding Talking Peace. In a twisted bit of ir ...

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Getting it monstrously wrong

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article calling for Catholics to abandon the church in light of the recent news Pope Benedict XVI was behind the cover up of child abuse scandals. Obviously, I didn't actually think any Catholics would hear me out. I mean, I am a filthy heathen after all. I'm finding it difficult, however, to stay silent for long about the general attitude some Catholics have about the revelation ...

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When religious freedom turns to child neglect

There are currently an estimated 170 million people worldwide who suffer from diabetes. A few decades ago, this disease was destroying lives. Children diagnosed would slowly fade away, often dying of starvation even though they were eating plenty of food. The discovery of insulin, and later its manufacture, has allowed what would otherwise be a deadly disease to become only an inconvenience for those who su ...

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