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Question of Atheist Scruples – real life edition

An ex reaches out with this suggestion — what would you think of donating sperm? A bit of anonymous backstory — Relationships can be complicated and long lasting, even if the participants aren’t really in each other’s social circles anymore. … Continue reading

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Question of Atheist Scruples – Walk on by?

Late for an important engagement, you spy an old acquaintance who is down on his luck and often drunk. Do you cross the street to avoid being detained? Yes. Next question? Am I heartless? Maybe a little. What kind of … Continue reading

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Billy Graham (or his people) can’t live and let live

DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: My niece is trapped in a really bad relationship (not married, but living together). It has no future, but she refuses to see this. We’ve tried to tell her to get out of the relationship, but she … Continue reading

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Harry Potter never turned anyone into a witch

At least, not any kind that could works spells as described in the books. That, ladies and gentlemen, is what’s called “fiction”. Not good enough for this woman, Grace Ann, who’s taking it upon herself to eliminate all wizardry from … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with Christian films

I confess that I had God’s Not Dead here this weekend but I didn’t watch it. I’ll borrow it again at some point, I promise. I’ve been on a Community kick lately and opted to watch that instead. I was … Continue reading

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Atheist Scruples: how old should a kid be before killing something?

When I was in junior high school or thereabouts, my eldest cousin was down visiting and his kids and I were playing upstairs at my Grandpa’s. The boy was 4 or so at the time and poking around in the … Continue reading

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Atheist Scruples: The whole truth and nothing but the truth…

“…so help me..” Okay, how does this help me!? You are taking an honesty test as part of a job application, and are asked if you ever cheated in school. You did once. Do you tell the truth? Shiiiiit…. Just … Continue reading

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