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American Family Association Demands To See More Women In Skimpy Underwear With Christmas Themes

Victoria’s Secret heavily promotes Christmas, but the men at the American Family Association want to see more women in skimpy outfits with Christmas themes. Why don’t they just ask nicely, rather than blabbering on about a “War On Christmas”? […]

American Family Association Declares War on PetSmart: Saying “Christmas” 4,220 times is not enough

The Christian fundamentalist group calling itself the “American Family Association” is at it again:

“AFA is calling for a limited one-month boycott of PetSmart over the company’s censorship of the word “Christmas.” For years, PetSmart has refused to use the word Christmas on its website…

Let’s hold it right there; we can test this simply […]

Religious Violence Challenge: Koran or Bible?

Calling all religious believers: O come, all ye faithful, and tell me, without looking, which holy book the following passage comes from:

“If you hear it said about one of the towns that God is giving you to live in that troublemakers have arisen among you and have led the people of their town astray, […]

Thanksgiving is… Contested

The autocomplete feature of Google describes the most common searches containing a phrase. The most common searches about Thanksgiving Day, being thankful, being grateful (and their negations) give us a bit of a glimpse into the cultural concerns we give about Thanksgiving. Here are the Google autocomplete results about Thanksgiving Day that appeared on Thanksgiving […]

Wimpy Muslims Can’t Handle A Little Blasphemy

Within Islam, as within other religions, there are moderates, people who simply belong to the religion because it’s their cultural norm, and there are extremists, people who are so obsessed with the supremacy of their religion that they are willing to engage in all manner of cruelties against those who do not share their beliefs.

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My Apocalyptic Climate Change Skepticism

I have been silent too long on this subject, worrying that the Speech Police are going to silence me. No more – I shall be brave.

I am a climate skeptic.

There, I said it.

I am a skeptic of wild assertions about climate change that have yet to be supported by good, solid science.

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Celebrate The Family Doesn’t

Ask a parent of young children what happens between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on a Saturday night, and you’ll likely be told that that’s family time. At 6:00 PM, the family will be having dinner together. Then, the dishes have to be washed, and the kids need to be tucked in to bed. Maybe there’s […]

Ben Carson Thinks He Is Being Fingered By God To Be President

A couple of weeks ago, in response to an article we wrote pointing out the connection between Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson and a Christian fundamentalist secret society that calls itself The Family, John Philip Souza the Fourth, the director of the ethically questionable super PAC raising anonymous cash to encourage Carson’s campaign, came by […]

Ben Carson Creationism Would Lead Back To A Violent Past

Ben Carson, the neurosurgeon who retired from medicine in order to take up a career as a right wing commentator on Fox News, only to retire from Fox News in order to become a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, likes to talk about “our Judeo-Christian values” as if everyone in America has “Judeo-Christian […]

Why Should We Let Church Change The Way We Talk About Sex?

Charisma News, a web site of opinion from Christian activists, recently featured an article under the headline, “Why the Church Needs to Change the Way We Talk About Sex”. The article asks, “Could you imagine if the church got serious about our sins?”

No imagination necessary on that one. Churches seem to be focused on […]

Celebrate Mockus For His Blaspemy

Mykolas Mockus was a Lithuanian who wasn’t afraid to say what was on his mind. Because he spoke his mind freely, Mockus was seized by the police, who had infiltrated a private meeting to record what he was saying by a speech. Mockus was thrown into a jail cell and criminally prosecuted for what he […]