Satanists Desperately Seeking Attention Again

The Satanic Temple has started a “campaign” — whatever that is — to demand a religious exemption from state laws that require women seeking abortions be given certain information before being able to get one. A noble cause, to be sure, but this “campaign” does nothing remotely useful. You can see their announcement here.
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Interesting Defense in McDonnell Trial

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen are facing federal criminal corruption charges for accepting massive bribes and kickbacks from a campaign contributor and they are offering a very unusual defense: They couldn’t have been in cahoots on this because their marriage was falling apart — and she was crushing on the guy giving all the money and gifts.
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An Incredibly Incoherent Letter to the Editor

Letters to the editor of a newspaper can be notoriously inane and incoherent, but this is one of the most ridiculous ones I’ve ever read. Every paragraph is just a combination of words that makes no sense whatsoever and leaves you tilting your head to the side like your dog does when he’s confused.
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WND Will Tell You the Exact Day of Jesus’ Return

The New Testament makes clear that no one can know the day that Jesus will return. You’d think that would slow down alleged Christian Joseph Farah, but not if there’s a buck to be made. If you send them five bucks, they’ll tell you the exact day when the lord returns in his glory to smite everyone Farah doesn’t like.
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Welcome to the New Freethought Blogs

After seven months of frustration and irritation, the new Freethought Blogs is finally here. As you have certainly noticed by now, we have not only a new design and logo but a whole new theme and even a new server with a different hosting company. The front page is completely different and should be much more useful to those of you with an interest in specific issues, as it will curate posts across the network by topic. Three years to the day after the launch of the network, it’s a whole new FTB. A few notes:
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