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I understand why certain people want to push abstinence in schools
When I was in grade 10 (1990) I thought it was weird to see a girl in grade 12 pregnant. I sat beside her in band and it was just …weird. Why does that happen? is probably something I asked … Continue reading
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Update to the posing with Jesus story
I wrote about this back in August so it was nice to see an update to the story about the 14 year old boy who posed with a Jesus statue and made it look like he was getting a blow … Continue reading
Posted in culture, In the Media, religiosity Tagged blasphemy, controversy, crime, faith, jesus, skepticism, statues, teenagers Comments Off on Update to the posing with Jesus story
Archbishop caught with child porn videos
Over 100,000 of them. A former Vatican archbishop accused of paedophilia stored tens of thousands of child porn videos and photos on a computer in his office at the Holy See diplomatic compound in the Dominican Republic, it has emerged. … Continue reading
Posted in Awareness Issues, In the Media Tagged children, controversy, crime, priests 3 Comments
Holy Allah on a dress, Batman! Book ’em, Danno!
That’s how seriously I take this case. I can make bad jokes about it. Sadly, it’s no joke. Salman Khan of Bollywood fame runs a non-profit organization in India called Being Human. The website isn’t well designed but it advertises … Continue reading
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“Why are you in jail?” “I posed for a picture with Jesus…”
“… and made it look like oral sex.” It’s totally immature, but is it worth criminalizing him for it? A Pennsylvania teenager is facing criminal charges after posting pictures to Facebook of him simulating a sex act with a statue … Continue reading
Posted in funny business, In the Media, religiosity Tagged art, blasphemy, controversy, jesus, just for fun, law, photography, sex, statues, stupidity, teenagers Comments Off on “Why are you in jail?” “I posed for a picture with Jesus…”
I wonder how effective “Don’t Say the Pledge” will be.
Being Canadian, I can’t quote any part of the Pledge of Allegiance without looking it up. (Thanks, Wikipedia, for the rundown of how many times the Pledge has changed over the years, and when.) On Monday, Sept. 8th, the American … Continue reading
Posted in atheism, Awareness Issues, current events, religiosity Tagged Canada, controversy, god, laws, national anthems, pledge of allegiance, United States 2 Comments
Public parks should not endorse religion says FFRF yet again
A sculpture to honor World War II vets is set to be placed in an Indiana State park but the Freedom From Religion Foundation wants it know that creating a sculpture including the shape of a cross within it isn’t … Continue reading
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Did you know you can opt out of Catholic teachings at some Catholic schools?
I don’t have time right now to do this justice, so I’ll just quote from the Globe and Mail article: An Ontario Catholic high school teacher was disciplined for informing his students they can’t be forced to study religion, underscoring … Continue reading
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Atheist Scruples: the one star friend
You are a restaurant critic. A good friend owns a restaurant and asks you to review it. The food is mediocre. Do you say so in the review? Being an honest sort of person, I think I’d have to be … Continue reading
Posted in Awareness Issues, In the Media, Question of Atheist Scruples Tagged controversy, food, journalism, lawsuits, libel, Question of Atheist Scruples, reviews, writing Comments Off on Atheist Scruples: the one star friend
Siberia cursed by ancient mummy? Of course not
According to a recent article provided by the Daily Mail, the mummified remains of a Siberian princess are to blame for earthquakes and flooding in the region. Supposedly, it’s some kind of curse. Why does the Mail focus first on … Continue reading
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