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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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Apologies to Neil deGrasse Tyson

Do you know what I hate? Catching myself talking smack just for the sake of hearing my own voice. When you're firing a ton of vitriolic guns, there can be a few casualties along the way; modesty and thoughtfulness come to mind. As you might imagine, I was less than pleased with myself when I read this snarky post I did back in 2012 concerning science's new Golden Boy, Neil deGrasse Tyson. I may have been a ...

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This is what a stupid comment looks like

Every so often, someone visits the site and leaves a comment so frustrating and idiotic, I can't help but re-post it for all to see. The latest pearl of wisdom comes from a commenter named Connor, who thought I was being unfair in my analysis of the highly dangerous 'imagine your Lyme disease away' scam called Advanced Cell Training. Here's what he had to say: Good Atheist, I would like to start by acknowle ...

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Lamest Anti-Gay ad ever

It's getting increasingly difficult to find arguments against marriage equality, and as religious groups get more and more desperate, they continue to try to swing everyone's opinion back to their homophobic camp. The latest in this disaster porn is a group called Faith2Action, a typical 'family values' group that tries to hide their bigotry under the guise of their religion. They have a ton of videos about ...

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For Canada’s “Office of Religious Freedom”, non-believers don’t matter

As much as we Canadians make fun of Americans (yes, I am a Canuck, people), the truth is that our own country isn't really that much better when it comes to religious interference in government. With the Conservative party in power, it seems as though they are intent on copying the American model: in other words, they wish to turn this country into a mini-sectarian state in order to please their highly reli ...

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How to annoy your coworkers, Jesus style

You know what I love? I love it when I'm at the office, and someone vaguely familiar with their religion decides that it's their duty to try and convert me to whatever bullshit they believe in at the time. Yes, there's nothing in this world I love more than watching these people squirm when you start asking them questions their priest never really prepared them for. What's the deal with Jesus and his intens ...

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So close, yet so far away

Mother Nature can be a cruel, nasty bitch. Hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, volcanoes, asteroids; honestly, I could spend the whole day listing the many ways humans can be crushed, burned, drowned, blown away, or fall to their deaths. When these kinds of senseless tragedies occur (well, senseless to us as natural forces interact), people who still cling to Bronze Age beliefs can often find themse ...

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Neil deGrasse Tyson on Intelligent Design

Here's an old presentation from Neil some of you may not have seen yet. In the talk, Neil discusses the history of Intelligent Design, and why it still persists in society. While I've always liked Neil, and I'm fascinated by his idea that we should carefully study why some scientists are religious, I think at the end of the day, the answer will be quite dull and not very informative: mainly that when you're ...

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Hurricane Sandy relief to violate Establishment Clause

It's no small irony that when Republicans talk about smaller government, this same crippled beast seems to have no problems handing gobs of cash to institutions they have no business helping. Take the recent appropriation of 60 billion dollars for Hurricane Sandy. The Republican controlled House has voted to allow some of the money to be used to rebuild houses of worship, a clear violation of the Establishm ...

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So, is this what getting owned by a Muslim is supposed to look like?

This video, hilariously titled "Dan Barker gets OWNED by Muslim Hamza Tzortzis", showcases perfectly the kind of pathetic, nonsense arguments you get into when talking to these apologists. Tellingly, the video does not offer a chance for Barker to reply, so I thought I might do him that solid. Let's take a look at his argument, shall we? Asinine Assumption #1: We know God exists, so arguments for God isn't ...

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