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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

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The Baby Names of 2013 That Weren’t

The Social Security Administration has released the top 1000 girls’ and boys’ names for 2013.  Not among them: Osama Atilla Adolph Vlad Caligula Idi Pol And while Monica remains in the top 1000 names for girls, every year since, well, herm, the name Monica has

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God’s Genocide: it’s not just an Old Testament thing

The Old Testament of the Bible is filled with instances in which the character of God directs his followers to commit genocide, ordering them to slaughter entire cities of men, women, children and babies for the offense of worshipping the wrong deity. Sometimes, especially if

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Sarah Palin, Amalek, American Exceptionalism and Genocide

When Sarah Palin uses the phrase from John Winthrop’s sermon, referring to the entire United States of America as a “city on a hill”, she is sending a signal that, as President, she would be right in line with the most extremist, violent theocratic elements of American political history – a history that includes shameless genocide in the name of God.

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The Bible is Under Assault?

“The Bible Is Under Assault!” screams an unsolicited e-mail sent to us by the conservative publication Human Events. “The Bible Is Under Assault!”? What does that mean? According to Human Events, “The Bible is Under Assault!” because “mockers and skeptics” “ridicule” the Bible. Yep, that’s

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?