Robert Green Ingersoll on Morally Justifiable Divorces

Adam Lee points us to a passage written by Robert Green Ingersoll in which he advocates for divorce when it really is justifiable, even by many conservative standards — when there’s abuse, neglect, or just no love in the relationship anymore.

What’s striking is that the piece was written in 1889:

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I Guess Christian Churches *Are* Sex-Positive…

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The Chaos That Ensues When Religion and Sex Collide

Joshua Kelly, like so many of us, has a problem with religion — especially organized religion. He has written a series of essays on the subject for his excellent new book Oh, Your god!: The Evil Idea That is Religion (Dangerous Little Books, 2013):

In the excerpt below, Kelly (who blogs at An Unbelieving Voice) discusses religious attitudes toward sex (Keep reading afterwards for your chance to win a copy of the book!):

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Foreskin for the Win

Laci Green explains why guys shouldn’t fear the foreskin — and why parents shouldn’t cut off their child’s foreskin before he’s old enough to give consent:

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Ladies, He’s Single! New York Doctor Offers Surgery for Dates With Young, Thin, Ivy-League, Christian Women

New York eye doctor Emil Chynn is a hopeless romantic.

For a first date, he’ll shell out a $100 reward. He’ll offer free eyelash-enhancer Latisse or pay $200 for the second date; he’ll offer free Botox or pay $300 for a third date; he’ll offer free Juvederm injections or $400 for a fourth date; and free Lasek surgery on one eye worth $2,000 or $500 cash for a fifth date.

But Chynn, 47, has his standards. He won’t even consider dating any applicants unless they confirm that they meet the following criteria.

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