It’s a Christmas Miracle! New Study Shows That 1% of Women Claim to Have Virgin Births

***Update***: BMJ is known to write parody papers in their Christmas edition. So while the material below is plausible, take it with a grain of salt. It’s likely a hoax.

(In a related study, 1% of women lie to researchers.)

The headline’s serious, though it requires a little more explanation.

A new report published in the Christmas edition of BMJ shows that 0.8% of women who became pregnant also claimed, at the time when the child would have been conceived, that they were not having sexual intercourse:



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This is Why You Shouldn’t Take Dating Advice from Sexist Christian Pastors

Apparently there are single women who ask Pastor Mark Driscoll for dating advice. Which I guess he’s qualified to give since he once told his pregnant wife he never would’ve married her if he had known she fooled around in high school.

His advice is that a single woman has six options available to her and she needs to pick one of them. (You know they’re good options because they all begin with the same letter. Hence, logic.)

He wants women to choose Option #6: Solace (“take comfort… that Jesus is the Man in your life who sympathizes with your singleness”), but I had a hard time getting past Option #1: Sin.

Because no woman who ever dated casually, had sex just for fun, or lived with her boyfriend before marriage has ever had a lasting relationship:

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If Atheists Made a Commercial for a Dating Website…

Forget OKCupid. This is where all the action is at for atheists:



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New Idaho Billboard Promotes Humanist Wedding Celebrants (and Those Who Want to Become One)

The American Humanist Association just launched a new billboard in Moscow, Idaho encouraging people to become non-religious wedding officiants through the (AHA-affiliated) Humanist Institute’s Continuum for Humanist Education:

The billboard reads “Join Your Friends in Holy Matrimony.”

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Christian Blogger Responds to Questionable Advice About Sex with Even Worse Advice

Ah, sex ed. There are few high school subjects that can make teenagers so uncomfortable, weirdly excited, and sweaty all at once.

One student, Jeremy, was having a tricky time in his own sex ed class and so he did what any of us might have done in a similar position: he emailed Christian blogger Matt Walsh for some advice.

So, as I was saying, Jeremy had a bad experience in his sex ed class and turned to Walsh for some guidance:

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