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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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TGA Podcast: Episode 17

Where, oh where, did The Good Atheist go you wonder? Well, nowhere in particular, but sometimes, when your brain stops functioning properly, you can't bring yourself to do a radio show. Well, we're feeling all better now, and to make it up to you, we'll be featuring two podcasts this week, just to apologize for the absence. This episode, we talk about the political race going on down south. Things are heati ...

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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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The Good Atheist 012

The Good Atheist has been bad... I haven't been keeping up my podcasts, and for that, I apologize. Things have finally normalized, and to celebrate, we're bringing you a new podcast. This week, my special guest Jeff and I will discuss 'The Rapture', the Christian belief in the events surrounding the supposed return of their messiah. We'll also try and answer the question: does religion make you more violent ...

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The Good Atheist 011

It's been a bit of a hiatus for us recently. After taking an exciting trip to Cincinnati, we're back, and we are featuring a new guest host, Jeffrey Jones. Jeff is a longtime fan of the show, and he wanted to come on to tell us a little bit about his own experiences with religion, as well as talk about Hell Houses. This was supposed to be a Halloween special, but due to technical issues, we're presenting it ...

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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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A continued correspondence

A few days ago, I posted a letter I sent to my Christian counterpart. Here is his reply, and my answer to him: Dear goodatheist, Thanks for replying. I just read everything you said and I agree on some issues with you. I also can understand why you became an atheist. If I was probably in your position I would become one too because of the bad experience and of the education the Greek Mythology class. I also ...

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Answering why I’m an atheist

I received an interesting little letter, and I thought it might be a good idea to post it on the site to let others know how I feel about my atheist views "Hey, how's it going? My name is Anthony I was browsing around and saw you profile [on myspace.com]. I have a question. Just curious, why did you decide to become an atheist? What convince you that there is not a God?" Hi Anthony, If you'd like to hear th ...

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