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Howard Dean talks democratic faith

Republicans aren't the only ones dragging faith and religion deeper into the American political landscape. Here's DNC head Howard Dean talking about the Democratic party's attempt to 'increase its displays of religiosity': Faith is faith,he exclaimed. Faith in God is something that is common to human beings. He was quick to acknowledge that secular people in the Democratic Party still have values. Dean su ...

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Church cancels teen gun giveaway

I've never been able to figure out why religion and guns go hand and hand so often. From KOCO.com: An Oklahoma church canceled a controversial gun giveaway for teenagers at a weekend youth conference. Windsor Hills Baptist had planned to give away a semiautomatic assault rifle until one of the event's organizers was unable to attend.The church's youth pastor, Bob Ross, said it's a way of trying to encourage ...

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Worst video game idea ever

Ever wonder what it would be like to kill Mohammad and Jesus to stop the spread of the powerful monotheistic religions they helped create? Yeah, me neither. But apparently, a small game developer in Virginia has decided it's a good idea. Here's an excerpt from the article: The new game, not yet released, is giving a voice to the atheist community, that's according to the game's creator, a University of Virg ...

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Exorcism is protected by law

From MSNBC" The Texas Supreme Court on Friday threw out a jury award over injuries a 17-year-old girl suffered in an exorcism conducted by members of her old church, ruling that the case unconstitutionally entangled the court in religious matters. In a 6-3 decision, the justices found that a lower court erred when it said the Pleasant Glade Assembly of God's First Amendment rights regarding freedom of relig ...

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Open letter to my Head of State

Well, just like I promised on my website, I have sent out a letter to every member of Parliament asking for the right to be an Ordained Secular Minister. If you'd like to contact your member of Parliament and encourage them to look into this issue, please go here. This is my letter: I must confess that I am in dismay .Canada considers itself free and progressive, but in many instances, we are not. Although ...

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Facebook kills!

If you're like me, you use Facebook to keep in touch with friends and find people you haven't talked to in years. But in restrictive, religious countries, the site has a reputation for being a 'lustful hotbed of activity'. That's why a young Saudi Arabian woman was murdered by her father, who caught her having a conversation with an unknown man. He beat and then shot his own daughter, presumably an honor ki ...

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Letters from the Bible Belt

I received this letter from a fan, and I thought I might share it with all of you. Dear Jacob, My wife recently stumbled along you podcast on iTunes. I started to listen to your show and I wanted to tell you first off that I have become a huge fan. I started to listen to your archived podcasts and I got to the one where you talk about religion in the Deep South. I am from Charleston, SC. I live here with th ...

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Phelps and Co.

Westboro Baptist Church has a long reputation of being one of the most hateful and fanatical cults in recent memory, so much so that I would be hard pressed to find anyone who claims they are actually doing God's work. If you want a good example of how religion can be used to promote hate, look no further. ...

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Anti-Muslim flyer offends everyone…(almost)

REVISION: I'd like to start off by saying I was entirely wrong about the intent of this flyer when I originally wrote this article. I first thought this (a flyer which appeared in George Washington University) was just another example of anti-Muslim propaganda, and failed to notice its over the top nature screamed satire. The problem, I have now come to realize, is such a flyer is entirely within the realm ...

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Quebec Mennonite school shutting down

The Quebec government has threatened legal action against a group of Mennonites who operate a small school in the little town of Roxton Falls. The school, which does not teach the theory of evolution, and which relies heavily on the Bible for all of its classes, has no accredited teachers, and their programs have not been provincially approved. The religious group has therefore decided to uproot themselves, ...

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