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Monthly Archive: January 2012

Jan 31 2012

“Organized religion” isn’t the problem, religion is

Many religious believers, and even some atheists, have occasionally claimed that religion itself is not inherently harmful. Instead, they contend that the problems caused by religion are actually the result of organized and institutional religious bodies. And while a significant portion of these issues may be due to the organized aspects of religion, organized religion …

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Jan 27 2012

Nothing Personal, Santorum

We all know Rick Santorum, that laughable twit The existence of gays gets him in such a snit On marriage and sex and relationships queer, He’s made himself famous for stirring up fear If you aren’t straight, then his stance is quite clear: You deserve but a sneer and a jeer and a smear. For …

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Jan 24 2012

“I hate religion,” says man praying to God

So here we have a guy who says religion is a crock It’s hateful and belligerent – but Jesus is his rock! Now what’s the difference, you might ask, that sets apart his creed? Religion’s just hypocrisy, self-righteousness and greed To follow Jesus means you simply give yourself to God, Who died for all our …

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Jan 19 2012

Let’s stop appropriating Jesus

Whenever a self-proclaimed Christian says or does something that’s particularly ignorant, hateful or inhumane, it can be pretty tempting to reply: “So that’s what Jesus would do?” I know I’ve done it before. It’s quite a satisfying thing to say, isn’t it? In just a few simple words, you can shock them with the revelation …

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Jan 04 2012

Overstating the case for full decriminalization of prostitution

Perhaps the most controversial portion of the previous guest video was the assertion that sex work is often dangerous and harmful to women, in contrast to certain testimonials that suggest it is a relatively mundane profession. The backlash to this claim has been swift, fierce, and thoroughly informative. Along with assorted criticism of the idea …

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