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Oct 31 2013

Halloween is a busy night for demonologists

Note: rough earlier versions of this post briefly appeared for some reason. I take full responsibility for that which I did not cause and cannot control. Karl Payne is a certified demonologist, whatever that means. We can safely assume it means he deeply believes, or claims to deeply believe, in super-natural critters the rest of …

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Oct 23 2013

Pope takes another shot at wingnuts posing as Christians

  If he keeps this shit up, there’s a surely a Teaparty lunatic backed by a creepy zillionaire ready to primary the Pope. Update: I realize his words are vague as shit. But they’ve been being widely interpreted, rightly or wrongly, as urging Christians to cool it on the negative social issue stuff and look …

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Sep 22 2013

Sunday school for atheists: James 5

The Epistle of James is an interesting read even though scholars cannot agree on when exactly it was written and there is some debate about who James was; some arguing he may have been Christ’s younger brother. But most agree it was written shortly after Christ’s crucifixion and eventually some parts were included in the …

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Sep 21 2013

All the atheists in Congress

HuffPo has a funny piece up promising a pic of all the atheists in Congress. It goes to a video of a cat. Which is why you should kick in a few bucks to that Paypal logo up there and send me to Congress to clean the woo up! allow me to blog another month …

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Sep 19 2013

In which the Pope is absolutely godamn right

Pope Francis

Throughout history there have been Popes good and bad. We’ve had Popes who personally facilitated the most worst vanities and genocidal tendencies or Princes and dictators, and there have been Popes who more closely hew to the words of peace and mercy spoken by the man they worship as a God. The present Pope may …

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Sep 18 2013

Happy secular Constitution Day

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An atheist org has bought hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of ads in papers across the nation celebrating the secular nature of the US Constitution. The ads, sponsored by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), pointed out our founding document is free of references to a deity despite what many political leaders like to …

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Aug 30 2013

Atheist gets licenses plate

A few weeks ago, an atheist in New Jersey was denied the vanity license plate Athe1st. He tried to get an explanation and was told it was objectionable. Which begs the question, would Bapt1st have received the same treatment?

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Aug 27 2013

Atheist goes to jail for failing religious rehab

A California man is free and may be due compensation after being unlawfully returned to jail. His violation? He objected to a state-mandated 12-step program conducted with a clear religious prerequisite. Problem, he’s an atheist. Fortunately, there may be some relief in sight:

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Aug 03 2013

Millennials leaving organized religion

Fundamentalists have become their own worst enemy in the battle for market share among young people. At least that’s what atheist writer Hemant Mehta posted on CNN.com:

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Jul 14 2013

Sunday School for Atheists: Why can’t pets go to heaven?

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My friend John Cole over at the excellent sight Balloon Juice lost his cat unexpectedly last night. Cole’s cat Tunch, named after former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle and two-time pro-bowler Tunch Ilkin, was a most unlikely bloggy superstar. But because his antics were posted to a high traffic site on a regular basis, thousands of …

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