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Religious People keep getting atheism wrong

Every day, another religious mouthbreather with a keyboard attempts to find a way to argue the atheistic worldview is antithetical to the welfare of society. It's so painful to read these articles specifically because at no time do any of these morons ever come close to making a valid point. The latest frustration to hit my peepers is an article entitled "Atheists Get Religion All Wrong". This unidentified ...

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Another shitty article about how atheism is a religion (or just as bad as one)

Articles that are critical of religion are divided into two main categories: those that claim atheism is a religion, or those that claim we're just as bad as one. This article differs only slightly from this pathetic formula, accusing us of only focusing on the three big Abrahamic religions and somehow forgetting all of the other peddlers of nonsense. So it rightly criticises creationism and ‘intelligent de ...

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10% of people think the end of the world is coming

If you were hoping this whole 'Mayan 2012' thing would just blow over and be ignored this year, I've got some bad news for you: it would appear roughly 10% of the population is convinced the end of the world is happening soon. According to a recent poll, one in every 7 people thinks the world will end within their lifetime, while one in every 10 think the Mayans predicted the date it'll happen (despite fail ...

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Atheist facing jail time in Indonesia for blasphemy

It's easy to forget the right to express our disbelief is a fairly recent phenomenon. I recognize many fans were angry when I argued Neil DeGrasse Tyson's reaction of the title 'atheist' was an act of intellectual cowardliness, but I voiced my anger precisely because I know how important it is for some to even express their disbelief. The bravery of those willing to stand up for what they believe (or in thi ...

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Cardinal refuses to step down despite evidence of failure to report abuse

It doesn't ever seem to stop, does it? As the Catholic Church slowly comes to terms with the fact their record of abuse, and failure to report said abuse, is slowly destroying their organization, Ireland, once a stronghold of Catholicism, is rapidly moving away from the faith in light of damning reports that show widespread sexual and physical abuse at the hands of priests. The latest scandal involves Cardi ...

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Homeless for 2 more weeks

Hey gang, Some of you may be wondering what's been going on with the site, and in particular, the show. As some of you may know, I've moved to Calgary, but like any big move, you often find yourself couch surfing while you try and secure a place to live. Calgary is an expensive town, and finding something on our meager budget wasn't easy. I'm happy to announce, however, Carisa and I have found a place to li ...

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Father wants to protect child from reality

When you stop placating people and call them out on their bullshit, you're bound to hurt their feelings. While some of us are comfortable with the idea of letting dumb or dangerous ideas thrive under the banner of "tolerance", there are those brave few who cannot stay silent in the face of the injustices brought on by antiquated religious belief. When Dan Savage recently spoke to students at a High School J ...

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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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