The Problem with Purity

If you choose to remain a virgin until you’re married, that’s your decision and that’s fine. You don’t need to sign a contract saying so. But the whole conservative Christian notion of getting young women (some as young as six) to wear a Purity Ring and pledge to their fathers that they’ll remain abstinent until [Read More...]

If Every Aborted Child is in Heaven…

This clip has been around for months but this is the first time I’ve seen it. Kate Smurthwaite, a member of the National Secular Society, appeared on the British show “The Big Questions” and gave arguably the best possible response to a religious man’s claim that “every aborted child is in heaven”: And then she [Read More...]

We’re #1 Where It Matters

… and White Evangelical Protestants are trailing everybody. The trend is growing slowly — admittedly too slowly — in the direction of equality in all the other religious demographics, but the megachurch crowd shows us once again why their popularity is waning and why younger generations are getting the hell out of there. It’s not [Read More...]

Who Knew There Was a Good Use for Jesus Money?

You’d have to go to church to make this work, but it would be *so* worth it: (via Reddit) [Read more...]

Republican Strategist: Science Should Be Put to a Popularity Vote

In case you missed it last night, Aasif Mandvi of The Daily Show answered the burning question: What is science really up to? Highlight: Republican Strategist Noelle Nikpour: It’s very confusing for a child to be only taught evolution to go home to a household where their parents say, “Well, wait a minute, you know, [Read More...]


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