Fake Buddhist Monks Have Become a Times Square Staple

If it talks like a duck and walks like a duck, it’s probably a duck.

No such conclusion applies to the ostensibly Buddhist monks of New York City, who are, in most cases, just aggressive beggars with shaved heads and flowing robes — and who don’t know the first thing about Buddhism, suggests the New York Times:



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Major Study Shows Kids of Same-Sex Parents Are Happier and Healthier

Marriage equality opponents across the world repeat one stale argument: “Think of the children!” But according to a paramount new study, “thinking of the children” is actually a very good reason to embrace and empower same-sex couples.

The new study out of Australia shows that, contrary to the propaganda spouted by conservative Christian groups like Tony Perkins‘s Family Research Council, the children of same-sex parents are actually happier and healthier than their peers of different-sex parents.



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A Debate on Whether or Not the World is Better with Christianity

Unlike the recent debate over God’s existence between Matt Dillahunty and Sye Ten Bruggencate, where two people spoke right past each other and only one (Matt) seemed interested in facts, here’s a much better debate between an atheist and a Christian.

During ReasonFest this past spring, Dan Barker of the Freedom From Religion Foundation debated Park Hill Baptist Church Pastor Eugene Curry on the topic: “Is The World Better With Christianity?

It’s a much better debate, as far as debates go, even though I felt there was a very clear winner. (Take a guess!)



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This is What We Call Christian Morality?

Last year, Sam Harris posted on his website a popular audio excerpt from one of his debates in which he talks about the flimsy morality of God. Harris gave his readers permission to turn that excerpt into a video and Kristoffer Hellesmark just posted his version online yesterday:



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Five Good Reasons to Promote Atheism

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses five good reasons to promote atheism:



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