Canadian Homeopaths Tell Parents to Give Their Babies Sugar Pills as an Alternative to Vaccines

CBC’s Marketplace, an investigative consumer program in Canada, ran a wonderful (and disturbing) report on what homeopaths are telling parents to do in lieu of vaccinating their children. We know what they said because Marketplace had mothers visit these homeopaths with a hidden camera in tow.

Turns out the “doctors” are spreading Jenny McCarthy-style misinformation (like telling them that measles is virtually harmless for children over the age of one) and telling parents to give their infants sugar pills as an alternative to vaccines.

One of the graphics in the segment even made clear how much of an active ingredient was in those sugar pills:



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Finally, Pastors Are Beginning to Seriously Deal with Mental Illness

Yesterday’s New York Times had a front page story about Christian pastors finally talking about the serious problem of mental illness, helping members of their congregations who are struggling with it.

We know there has always been a stigma associated with mental illness, but the church has had trouble with this subject for unique reasons:

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Churches Are Great at Creating Rules (Seriously)

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses how churches are great at creating rules (seriously):



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Real Madrid Drops Christian Cross in Logo to Appease Muslims in Abu Dhabi

Spanish soccer team Real Madrid — the world’s most valuable sports team with superstar players Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale — has used the same logo for decades now:

If you look at the very top of that logo, you’ll notice a tiny cross, which is there for a reason:

The symbol holds significance in the history of Real Madrid as it signifies the team’s relationship with Spain’s royal family. The symbol was introduced in the 1920s as part of the emblem of the Spanish crown, when the club was given the title Real (Royal) by King Alfonso XIII and represented the Spanish royal house.

But now that the team is doing business with the National Bank of Abu Dhabi, a major bank in the Muslim-majority United Arab Emirates, they’re making a slight change to the logo…

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Hope Your Thanksgiving Dinner Was Better Than This…

Jesse Ridgway filmed his Thanksgiving dinner and it turned from bad (an atheist not wanting to pray) to worse (dad saying a very pointed and awkward prayer) to holy-shit-what-just-happened:



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