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Neil deGrasse Tyson gets bitchslapped

If you haven't watched Neil's disappointing and rather insulting Big Think video, I recommend you do; it'll demonstrate what I feel is his intellectual cowardliness in regard to the fundamental issue of his belief. While he's being vetted as Carl Sagan's spiritual successor, Neil lacks this man's intellectual courage, particularly when it comes to fighting the evils of irrational thinking. Carl was never as ...

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Exposing the bigotry of religion makes us bullies, apparently

What happens when your privileged place in society begins to erode? Well, like a spoiled child, you relentlessly accuse others of being mean bullies for not letting them have their way. It takes time to become an adult, but expecting religion to mature is unrealistic. Take Matt Barber: He's accusing secularists of being "bullies", and his solution is playground fare: punch them in the mouth, Christians! How ...

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It Doesn’t Get Better – Mormon Edition

When Dan Savage started his "It Gets Better" Campaign in September of 2010, he hoped it would let bullied teens know life improves over time, and the bullying they experience in school is only temporary. For the most part, these videos are meant to speak to young gays and lesbians in high school, where the majority of bullying takes place. One serious exception to this rule is Brigham Young University, one ...

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Shitty journalist thinks ‘militant atheism’ must be fought

How to spot a poorly written article about atheism. (1) The words 'fundamentalist' or 'militant' are used in the article without any real justification (i.e., do these words have the same meaning for our religious counter-parts, I wonder) (2) 'Atheistic' regimes are blamed for the worst human rights offenses (3) We're told that secularism is an imposition rather than redressing a clear inequity. It's clear ...

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Do we need religion to be a moral society?

Honestly, this is a silly question. It would be more accurate to ask "can we still be a moral society despite religion's influence?" Let's remember for a moment the world is still made a more miserable place because of sectarian infighting. How many regions of the world are currently engaged in immoral acts of violence against one another specifically in the name of their religion? When the Catholic bishop ...

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Romney attempts to use fear of secularism to gain votes

Oh religious people: you can never be sure if they love religion or secretly despise it. Why else would they resort to calling our free-thought movement "a religion" if not to criticize it? Obviously they recognize the fact that by definition, a religion is a creepy organization intent on pushing through their wacky agenda. While I agree this is a definite aspect of all religion, conflating our lack of beli ...

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Fire breathing dragons explained!

Isn't it fun to pretend to be educated? All you need is a suit, a power-point presentation and a few hundred idiots willing to give you money as you attempt to merge your fantasy bullshit with reality. The key to faking it is simply to make bold assertions, and not to be afraid of the ludicrous. Take Dr. Richard Kent. He believes in Kent Hovind's insane literal interpretation of Genesis, complete with 6 day ...

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Canada does something cool

Canada does something cool, allows Transgender in pageant It's not every day you can feel proud of where you were born geographically. While most of you know how much I abhor patriotism, I am not immune from its power completely, especially when it's something you can be proud of. Jenna Talackova, the transgendered woman whose dreams were dashed last month when she was disqualified from the Miss Universe Ca ...

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Cancer is a fungus, says David Icke

If you've never heard of David Icke, then consider yourself fortunate. The man has been giving me migraines for years. While I would like to describe David as a conspiracy theorist, it would be more appropriate to call him THE Conspiracy Theorist. He's written 18 books, most of which focus on the idea that a Global Elite of (basically) Jewish lizard-men are behind everything that's ever gone wrong with huma ...

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We’re the ones with magical thinking?

When trying to defend your religion, you've to pick your battles. In today's modern world, defending the Bible is a full time job. If you aren't busy arguing that the supposed genocide of the Canaanites or Hittites was justified because a bearded sky-deity told the Jews to do it, you're hopelessly defending things like homophobia and slavery. What else can you expect from a series of books written thousands ...

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