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Finally, a religion you can get behind

Or on top; anything that gets you off really. That's because the Madonna of Orgasm Church is a step closer to becoming officially recognized as a religion in Sweden. This particular church actually worships the orgasm, which they consider to be God himself. Although I've heard his name being called out on occasion (I'm patting myself on the back as we speak), I never actually thought anyone would take that ...

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Religion and the need for tradition

In today's culture, things change rapidly. We almost seem to take it for granted that something you know today will be different tomorrow, maybe radically so. But human beings historically haven't been accustomed to rapid change for very long. It used to be what your father knew, and what his father knew, wouldn't be different from what you knew too. There were certain ways of doing things, and that's all t ...

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Environmentalism is not a religion

(This is a response to this video) Imagine every Nobel winning scientist went on record to say a giant asteroid was headed for planet Earth, and in 30 years, it would impact, killing all life on the planet. How many people would go on television and say more data needed to be collected before we took action? How many would claim asteroid impacts are a natural part of the Earth's history and not an issue for ...

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Religion and self inflicted pain

Here's an interesting article that traces the history of messed up religious rituals from Muslim self flagellation to the Christian 'mortification of the flesh' to the sado-masochistic rituals of the Church of Body Modification. The conclusion? Sexuality and religion share a common thread: what you do to yourself is your own business, just don't drag children into the equation. ...

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Elections, religion, and the separation of Church and State

You will probably see a lot more posts relating to religion and American politics, since the two seem to have become hopelessly tangled lately. Welton Gaddy explains some of the basic rules surrounding religion and elections, and talks about the importance of keeping things separate: The leader we choose may have a faith of his own, but he must lead members of all faiths present in the nation - as well as t ...

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Do we need an organized movement against religion?

If you're already an atheist, you might feel as though the world around you is awash in delusion. You might also have noticed although a large number of people find comfort in the fanciful notions of religion, there are others who are entangled in guilt, pain, or violence because of it. The thought may have crossed your mind that a powerful and organized movement is required against religion to free mankind ...

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Is atheism a religion?

As a writer, the appeal of discussing atheism stems largely from the fact that although its definition may be simple, the philosophies surrounding it are not. There are so many different responses to atheism that some have begun to call it a religion. But is this true? Is atheism a religion, and if not, does it emulate any of the elements of it? As I will show in this article, the answer to that question no ...

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Irony, thy name is religion

A slightly ironic story appeared on NBC's website today concerning an Alcoholics Anonymous group being banned from holding meetings in a Presbyterian church in Rockville, Maryland for sexual misconduct. Church officials complained the group was operating like a cult. Now, I'm no fan of AA. In fact, I'm very much against the organization; Alcoholics Anonymous is indeed a religious cult, forcing members to de ...

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Dave Foley the Atheist

When I was 14 years old, there was nothing more important to me than Kids in the Hall. At the time, it was the most ground-breaking comedy series in Canada; nothing was off limits. So image my shock and delight after I found this gem: Dave Foley has some new stand-up, and a lot of it involves shitting on religion. Made my day. Now, if only I can get famous enough to interview him... ...

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Punching people in the face for Jesus

If you're a long-time fan, some of you may recall that Ryan and I used to run a Mixed Martial Arts themed blog called "Fightlinker" back in the day. Our podcast "The Low Blow" had a small but highly dedicated following (in fact, we still get the occasional email years later asking us to do more shows). So, needless to say, MMA was a big part of our lives for a while. The sport seems to attract an unusually ...

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