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Man's greatest cloning feat

The condescending attitudes of those who believe that God solves problems by drowning, burning, torturing and threatening to excessively punish His children throughout all eternity used to make my blood pressure rise. I've been met with outright hostility and judged ...

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Hate is in the eyes of the beholder: is criticizing religion the same thing as persecution?

Hate is in the eyes of the beholder: is criticizing religion the same thing as persecution?

A question that comes up on a fairly regular basis is something that is making me re-examine exactly what "hate" is, and whether or not criticizing what some religious people say amounts to persecution of their beliefs.    I must ...

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Editorial: Rape and slavery in the bible

Editorial: Rape and slavery in the bible

I've been meaning to come back to the topic of rape and slavery in the bible for a while. It's been some time since I've addressed this issue, and recent conversations with both atheists and theists warrant some clarification. First ...

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Of Fox News, Wiccans and midwives: Tucker Carlson, witch hunter

Of Fox News, Wiccans and midwives: Tucker Carlson, witch hunter

UPDATE:  As of 56 minutes ago Tucker Carlson apologized to the Wiccan/Pagan community on his Twitter saying: 51 minsTucker Carlson ‏@TuckerCarlson To Wiccans and pagans: Sorry for my pointlessly nasty remarks. Your holidays still confuse me, but you seem like nice ...

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The Ten Commandments and the U.S. Constitution

The Ten Commandments and the U.S. Constitution

I do not believe that the Ten Commandments are an adequate foundation for any democratic society which values personal freedom. I am not a constitutional attorney or a politician. I do not have a degree in Political Science. I have ...

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The inevitable triumph of reason over religion

The inevitable triumph of reason over religion

"Religion was good for one thing. It provided a reason for humans to have morals, now that we know religion is not that reason, it can go away."  – Dustin Rgnonti The process that is used to validate or invalidate a ...

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Domino's Pizza founder Thomas Monaghan also founder of Catholic elite business group Legatus; how much do they impact US politics?

Domino's Pizza founder Thomas Monaghan also founder of Catholic elite business group Legatus; how much do they impact US politics?

At first glance, Legatus seems like a typical elite business leaders' group.  It has strict rules for membership.  Membership is restricted to presidents and chief executive officers who are practicing Catholics and run firms with at least 30 employees and ...

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GA Rep. Paul 'Lies from the Pit of Hell' Broun to run for state Senate

GA Rep. Paul 'Lies from the Pit of Hell' Broun to run for state Senate

“Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed in.” - Gustave Flaubert  Remember Paul Broun? He's the Representative from Georgia who made some rather ignorant comments about evolution and the big bang theory at a speech ...

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Christian fundamentalists are driving our country into the Dark Ages

Christian fundamentalists are driving our country into the Dark Ages

America has an infection.  Whether it is terminal remains to be seen.  The infection is that of anti-intellectualism, a steadfast refusal to acknowledge that one's worldview is mutable, a worldview in which facts are only facts if they fit that ...

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Academic freedom at risk at evangelical institutions like Cedarville University where liberal professors are losing their jobs

Academic freedom at risk at evangelical institutions like Cedarville University where liberal professors are losing their jobs

Cedarville University is a Baptist university tucked away on a verdant green campus near Springfield, Ohio.   While priding itself in being a "liberal arts" university, Cedarville is in the midst of a liberal purge–they are getting rid of their ...

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The Way of the Agnostic: A Review

The Way of the Agnostic: A Review

I was pointed to an article recently in The New York Times' "Opinionator" page titled The Way of the Agnostic, written by Gary Gutting. When I first skimmed this article on my smart phone, my reaction was a fairly positive ...

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Activism explained: Why we do it

Activism explained: Why we do it

It  is difficult for many people to understand my passion for civil rights. Even members of my own family are sometimes perplexed by the lengths I go to in order to get a message out. Yes, I know it is ...

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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

If you're off of work today, no doubt you are enjoying your day off.  We decided to remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with his writings on God, social justice, equality, freedom, and peace.   Google is honoring Dr. King ...

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