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Recipe For Disaster: Religion and Human Sexuality

Organizations like the National Organization For Marriage are a horrific example of all that is wrong when human sexuality is combined with religion, such as Catholic adoption agencies closing down operations in fear that a gay couple might adopt a child, Christian organizations spending millions of dollars to fight against the rights of the LGBT…

The Butterfly Effect: 12 Dead In Afghanistan

A Koran Burns In Florida Causes Murders In Kabul Now we can add five civilians and seven U.N. employees to the death toll and another seventy-three injuries that can be attributed to religion. The situation started as hundreds gathered in Kandahar to protest the burning of the Koran, and although things started off peacefully, it…

When Diplomacy And Tolerance Should Be Abandoned

As of late, I have been hearing three common pleadings coming from people of varying points of view, even my fellow atheists.  Be diplomatic. Be tolerant. Don’t point fingers. The fact that these admonishments are not just coming from the undiplomatic, intolerant finger pointers that we lovingly refer to as “right wing nut jobs”, but from a…

Morality: Secular vs. Religious

Lately, there has been an increased level of discussion in the social networks and blogs on the topic of morality.  The lines that are typically drawn regarding the necessity of religious belief as a pre-requisite to morality have not changed, but the level to which the religious apologists have had to take their arguments have. …