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Monthly Archive: June 2007

Jun 14 2007

The price of religious tyranny is ruined lives

You remember the Warren Jeffs/Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints scandal, don’t you? Sure you do. As you might recall, Jeffs was nabbed after a couple of years on the run. He ruled his little cult like a tyrant, forcing teenage girls into marriages with men upwards of 50 years of age, …

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Jun 13 2007

Hovind’s descent into insanity is complete

Going, going, going….gone. Such is the state of Kent Hovind’s mind behind bars. His latest missive on the CSE blog is a bizarre script in which he imagines himself to be in a dialogue with God. This is perhaps the most detailed and explicit first-hand evidence we’ll ever get of the extent to which fundamentalist …

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Jun 13 2007

Jet-setting, “faith-healing” fraud Hinn still begging for money

This guy just keeps getting more and more vile. Ol’ Pastor Benny Hinn, whose bogus “faith-healing” extravangazas were thoroughly exposed in this Canadian television documentary, is claiming that he’s four months in arrears on his airtime bills to TBN, which he says total $450,000 each month. As if Paul Crouch, who’s entirely complicit with Benny …

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Jun 12 2007

Only religious “morality” would condone “honor killings”

Hi all. I’ve had a very busy last couple of weeks, and that’s kept me away from blogging here as often as I’m used to. A shame, because there has been plenty of good stuff going on worth discussing. But a number of the other top-notch atheist and science blogs have been covering them just …

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Jun 08 2007

Testing the supernatural

One criticism that is often applied to intelligent design is that it is fundamentally untestable and hence can never be scientific. But is this really true? The classical notion of God is definitely untestable. A being that is intelligent and omnipotent, and doesn’t want to be found for its own reasons, can do whatever it …

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