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Sep 17 2013

Really Cool Megachurch Infographic

Megachurches, big business, christianity

I have been a member of this site http://myblogguest.com/ for a while, but it very rarely yields something on topic for my blog.  But today I have a doozy for you.  An infographic all about Megachurches and how much money they take from people.  The best part, though, is that it still appears to be …

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Jul 31 2013

Zealot by Reza Aslan: A Review

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There are a lot of narratives around this book.  Reza Aslan says mean things about atheists, Reza Aslan doesn’t have the credentials he says he has, Reza Aslan was mistreated abominably by Fox News, Reza Aslan is Muslim and that taints his ability to see clearly on the history of Jesus.  The thing is, none …

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Aug 24 2012

Death Threats and other signs of Christian love

American Atheists caused a bit of a stir by putting up billboards criticizing religion up in Charlotte, NC, where the DNC convention is going to be held. But there is good news for hateful bigots who use their religion to bludgeon other people with fear and loathing: all of the death threats and hate speech …

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Aug 08 2012

Marriage Equality is an issue with no valid middle ground

This could also be titled “how to get unfriended on Facebook”.  Always beware of someone asking “genuine, non-rhetorical questions” they want answers to from the opposing side.  Sometimes they don’t like your answer.  My former FB friend posted the following, in reference to an article by Michael Rowe: I truly hope this opinion from one …

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Jul 20 2012

Texas Politician Blames Non-Christians for Shooting

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) has taken the bold step of being the most prominent asshole to try to use the tragedy in Colorado to further a political agenda.  That political agenda is talk about how atheists are destroying the country.  From HuffPo: “People say … where was God in all of this?” Gohmert said. “We’ve …

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Jun 17 2012

Feminism, Privilege, and Learning About Humility

This is a guest post from Patrick Mitchell, and does not necessarily reflect the views of Ashley F. Miller One year ago, after one of the most agonizing struggles of my life, I finally shook off the chains of fundamentalist Christianity, leaving me free to explore ideas in a way I never dreamt possible: in …

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Apr 15 2012

Send an Atheist to Church: Ashley survives Brookland Baptist Church

As part of a fundraising effort for a cancer charity, the local Pastafarians at USC group took donations, in exchange for which the atheist members agreed to be sent to church.  I was sent, along with three other students, to Brookland Baptist church, in West Columbia, SC. I have not been to church in a …

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Nov 02 2011

Why “In God We Trust” is a Problem

During the Spanish Inquisition, Catholics would find Jews by looking to see who ate pork.  They’d offer pork to people they suspected of being Jewish, and if they refused to eat it, they were arrested.  Because in the 1400s the only real Spaniard was a Catholic Spaniard.  There was a holy war aimed at getting …

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Apr 05 2011

Questions I Need Answers to from Christians

How do you resolve the question of suffering? Why do so many people suffer for no apparent reason? Does anyone who doesn’t believe in Jesus go to hell? If it’s “free will”, why are we made so poorly in the first place? Do you think homosexuals are evil? Is the bible literal? Do you think …

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Feb 26 2011

I don’t understand religion part 923

How can a person hold these two thoughts in their head? 1. The universe is too complex to simply exist, it must have been created 2. God, something so complex it can create and control universes, doesn’t require a creator It seems to me that you can have two viewpoints that are internally consistent.  You …

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