Islamic Council In Pakistan Instructs Muslims On How To Better Beat Their Wives

One feature shared by patriarchal religions is that men are often trying to figure out how hard and with what objects they may hit “inferior” people like their children or wives.

It is in that proud tradition that, even in the twenty-first century (or, fittingly, in the fifteenth century if you’re a Muslim), some prominent adherents of Islam still advocate wife-beating as a matter of theology.


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New Jehovah’s Witnesses Video Shows Parents How to Shun Their Disobedient Child For Life

In a truly disturbing video shown by the Jehovah’s Witnesses at their summer regional conferences, a mother and father cut all ties with their disobedient daughter. They don’t talk to her. They don’t answer her phone calls. And they blame their own mental anguish on her. They keep it up because they believe it’s the only way she’ll return to the faith.

A Spanish-language version of the video was recently leaked and the video below includes English captions:


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Ray Comfort’s Plan to Evangelize to Atheists at the Reason Rally Has Been Thwarted

I know all of you were very excited to see Ray Comfort at the upcoming Reason Rally. He announced last month that he would be training hundreds of Christians to preach at (and hopefully convert) atheists, adding that he would give away 5,000 copies of his new book and $25,000 worth of Subway gift cards.


Sad news: It won’t be happening anymore. At least not with the 1,000+ Christians who had already registered for the event.

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Highlights From Richard Dawkins’ Reddit AMA

Yesterday, Richard Dawkins did an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit. Given that he’s been on a Twitter hiatus lately while recovering from a minor stroke, it’s been a while since we’re heard from him. Here are some of the highlights:


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If God Really Has a Plan, We’re All Screwed

This is all sorts of disturbing, but it’s a reminder that anyone who tells you a tragedy is part of “God’s Plan” really hasn’t thought it through…


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