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Category Archive: Religion

May 20 2014

Not the Ducks! – Christians Against Gardasil

When the mom of a 15-year-old Indiana teen saw the Merck “One Less” campaign, she made sure her daughter Maddie got vaccinated with Gardasil. After the first dose, Maddie started having pain and fatigue. After the second one, she was in such bad shape she couldn’t even go to school. Her mom now says that …

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Apr 23 2014

The Case Against Religious Circumcision

Circumcision is essential to Judaism or Islam. One often wonders why a divine being is so interested in the foreskins of believers rather than their actual well being.

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Dec 05 2013

Not the Ducks! – Religion, Quacks and Children

Whenever I debate and talk to quacks or the supporters of quacks it is often under the guise of something called “Health Freedom”. That the patient has a right to choose between equal therapies. Now the problem is this. Medicine is not like Plumbing or the wiring of your Home. Those are fields I have …

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Nov 06 2013

It Get’s Better – 10 Reasons

I managed to find a list from Defend Marriage (provided by a very nice reader), listing 10 reasons equal marriage rights for GLBT must be opposed and I figured that a short rebuttal is necessary against the most common arguments people give against equal marriage rights. I know a lot of the readers probably agree with me, …

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Oct 24 2013

Lady Atheist: Atheist Catechism Redux – The Hindunator

I was reading the lovely blog The Lady Atheist when I came across her article on questions that atheists get asked and her answers. I figured I could answer them as an ex-hindu. 

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Oct 11 2013

Ostrich

There is an image of the ostrich born out of the cartoons we watched as kids. It’s the idea that it would bury it’s head in the sand at the first sign of any threat under the notion that if it cannot see the threat then there is no problem. But growing up I found …

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Jul 03 2013

Gift of Life

To me there is no greater gift than giving someone a chance at life which they wouldn’t have had. And one of the ways that anyone can do it is through organ donation.

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Jun 08 2013

Reddit Response – Cultural Imperialism

Some questions for all the supporters. This is a private Christian school, why is a teenager’s wishes being held higher than the rules that the school set forth? Why did the feather have to be ON the cap, as that was what was actually opposed to? Explain to me how a feather that was at …

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May 08 2013

Religion vs Prosperity

It’s easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than the rich to get to heaven. And partly that’s because there is a correlation between a lack of organised faith and affluence as indicated by Kazi Stastna.

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May 08 2013

How to Forge Your Own Chains

If you haven’t read Under the Banner of Heaven, I urge you to do so. The Fundamentalist Church of Mormonism has a major problem. You see? There is a massive onus on “Individual Revelation”. This caused a split from the Church of Mormon. Basically? All members of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints are …

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