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Atheists responsible for terrorism, apparently

Remember this guy? He keeps appearing all over the place, trying to pimp his book, The Atlas of Creation. It's really just a glorified picture book with a shitload of inaccuracies, lies, and just plain old ignorance. I normally try and ignore the words and pronunciations of unmitigated fools and liars, but the amount of bullshit coming out of this Adnan Oktar is simply too much to bear. Here is one of his i ...

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Michael Phelps is human

Apparently, winning a bunch of Gold medals at the Olympics means your entire life goes under a microscope. Michael Phelps learned this the hard way the other day when he was caught on tape smoking weed from a bong. He admitted it and apologized, but I'm sure that won't prevent the moral police from giving him a hard time about it. What I find hypocritical is if had he been caught binge drinking, the newspap ...

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Who needs a ShamWow?

I don't watch TV, but every once in a while, when I'm visiting a friend, I'll see the advertising stream on (yeah, I'm aware the show TV program is on, but the only real consistency in programming is the advertising). I admit to seeing the ShamWow guy on for quite a while, and he's an annoying but convincing fellow. If I was just a little bit more gullible and a lot more wealthy, I probably would have bough ...

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An atheist life: Krista’s story

Since starting this section of the website, I've many great stories, but none were as intense as Krista's. Her early life exemplified the dangers of belief, especially when combined with mindless superstition, ritual, and dogmatic platitudes. Here is her story: I decided to write this in order to draw attention to the damage that religion can cause to children. At the same time I want to say that my parents ...

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An atheist life: Adam’s story

Here's a short one from Adam in Pennsylvania: Hello, my name is Adam and I live in PA. I saw recently saw the post on The Good Atheist and decided to share the sorted [sic] road that led me to my lack of faith. First I feel its necessary to explain my family background. Both of my parents are very religious Protestants and my grandmother is a devout Catholic. The rest of my family though is not the least bi ...

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Don’t make laws you haven’t thought about

It's almost uncomfortable to watch these people trying in vain to answer the question "If abortion was illegal, what should be done about women who violate this law?". One woman simply wanted women who have had abortions to feel bad about. Well, I'm not aware of any woman who has exercised this option who did not at least wrestle with the decision. Many women I know are still upset by the decision. One girl ...

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An atheist life: Simon’s story

Simon was one of the first people to write to me with his story, and was one of the inspirations behind this whole 'atheist life' section. I wanted to understand what it was like growing up in Northern Ireland. Here's his story: For 18 years of my life, I lived in Northern Ireland. Most people don't even know that Northern Ireland is a wholly different country to Ireland. For a seemingly small piece of land ...

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An atheist life: Jack’s story

As some of you may know, I decided to invite all of you to share your stories about being an atheist. I hate to admit it, but my own story is just not that interesting. Atheist parents and their wisdom to let me chose for myself what I would believe made me the man I am today. But not every atheist life is as plain. I think there are compelling stories that have yet to be told, and this new section is inten ...

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The Catholic Church needs to be abandoned

I want to send out a clear message today about the Catholic Church. I know many Catholics are feeling persecuted, brow beaten, and tired of all of the bad press they've been getting recently. It doesn't help matters when your Pope quotes a Byzantine Emperor who claimed that Islam was spread by holy war. If you think that's bad, you need to sit down to hear this staggeringly horrible piece of news: Pope Bene ...

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Love can be dangerous

This video, from Crooks and Liars, sums up nicely what kind of man Rick Warren is. At first you might be outraged that he is inspired by Nazi Germany to get his followers to be as dedicated as they were. He defends this statement only by saying Hitler is the personification of evil, and to him, it's enough. No further discussion needed. What Rick doesn't realize, and what most people seem to forget, is the ...

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