Jehovah is a Sexist – Part 5

Todd Akin and Paul Ryan are sexist pigs who show a complete lack of fairness and compassion towards women.  They represent well the sexist conservative Christians who are now driving the Republican party.  The sexist views that they have tried to turn into federal laws have a long history, a history that can be traced back to the Old Testament, and to Jehovah, the god who supposedly inspired the Old Testament.If you are interested in the question 'Is Jehovah a sexist?', then I strongly … [Read more...]

New York Times: Why Race Is Still a Problem for Mormons

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What Is a Hate Group?

After hearing (or being reminded, I'm not sure which) that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) classified the Family Research Council (FRC) as a hate group in 2010, that got me wondering. What is the definition of a "hate group," anyway?It's unclear how, precisely, the SPLC defines "hate group." While searching their website, I found the following statement on their "Hate Map" page.All hate groups have beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people, typically for … [Read more...]

Friendly Atheist: Pat Robertson Wouldn’t Adopt Foreign Children Because They Might Turn Out ‘Weird’

The opening paragraph pretty much sums it up.This man makes my head explode. Why does anyone still listen to Pat Robertson? He pretends to be a moral leader and a good Christian. But doesn’t that mean taking care of those in need, especially when they’re children?! LINK … [Read more...]

Flowchart on the Futility of Prayer

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Reason Being: The Catholic Dilemma

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Secular News Daily: Texas Symposium on theism and public policy

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How to Think About the Objectives of Organized Atheism

In response to my last post on the American Atheists billboard ads, two people posted comments about the goals of organized atheism. Both of these comments show why organized atheism would greatly benefit from thinking about its fundamental objectives. Before I get into that, however, let me quote the authors. First, here is Chris Hallquist.The problem here is that we're trying to do several things at once. We're trying to convince people we're not evil. We're trying to have our legal … [Read more...]