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Catholic Archdiocese in Washington still sucks

Back in November I reported the Catholic Diocese in Washington DC was threatening to cut its service to the homeless if it was forced to comply with a proposed bill to make same sex unions legal. Well, it looks like their pressure tactic has failed, since the bill actually passed. If you feel like wasting your time, there's an online petition asking Archbishop Wuerl not to be such a fucking douchebag, but l ...

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Maine kills gay marriage

Living in the US these days, you'd never know the country has some pretty fucking serious problems that need to be addressed; specifically the shitty economy, the two wars you can't seem to get out of, and the fact 40 million people are without health insurance. It seems like the only REAL issue for many Americans is gay marriage, and I'm sad to announce that one of the few states where it's still legal (Ma ...

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Gazette Interview: Part 2

Some propose constructing a new language to be taught internationally, designed specifically to be easy to learn and understand, would you support such an idea? The idea of creating a new language was tried many years ago, and it was a dismal failure. Esperanto is now considered to be a joke among philologists (people who study languages). Generally speaking, it would be unrealistic to assume that anyone wo ...

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When democracy isn’t democratic

Imagine you have an apple pie and there are six people who want a piece. It seems obvious that if you're a fair person, you would go ahead and divide the pie in six equal pieces. This is how small groups of individuals make compromises which allow each person to have an equal opportunity, in this case, to have pie. Now, imagine the pie was much bigger, and there were millions of people who wanted a piece of ...

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Atheist faces serious jail time for offending religious people

If religionists offend us by calling atheists "immoral", "scummy" or just plain "evil", we do what any rational and confident person of sound judgement does: we ignore them (or if you're like me, you write steamy vitriol in your pathetic blog). That's usually the extent of our outrage, but for religious folks, who benefit from the tyranny of their majority, the inverse reaction to being offended is not so m ...

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America is not a Christian nation

An article here tries to make the case that both the Left and the Right are wrong about the Founding Fathers establishing (or not) a Christian nation. The author makes a good case for why religious conservatives are wrong, but he doesn't seem to say anything constructive about why the Left is mistaken. I must assume he feels perhaps secularists like myself may not fully appreciate the contribution Christian ...

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Careful what you wish for, Christian Soldier!

The 'War on Christmas' is making everyone who fights for the promulgation of Christianity a little bit crazy. The latest story comes from Washington State, where a lawsuit was filed that allows distinct religious symbols to be displayed. After a bunch of Christians and Jews put up their decorations, it's now the turn of atheists to display their faith, and they have erected a sign that says There is no God, ...

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