Christianity

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In the video below, the normally obnoxious Penn Jillette thoughtfully argues against the supposed “war on Christmas” and asks christians why they go to such great lengths to exclude people from the holiday.

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Big list of sin!

by Todd Hebert

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sin (noun) – an offense against religious or moral law b: an action that is or is felt to be highly reprehensible Generally speaking, sin is a relative term that really has no meaning. If there is a god, I’m willing to bet he feels the same. A set list of dos and don’ts with […]

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“The faith in God around our globe Is just bad magic, just a joke Rabbis, priests and muftis, too Are “naked apes” like me and you Only, they see floating ghosts And wear quite funny caps and clothes” The excerpt above is from a German children’s book called Wo bitte geht’s zu Gott?, fragte das […]

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Post image for Which is the better story? A review of “Life of Pi”

*Potential spoilers contained herein. “Your uncle told me that you have a story that will make me believe in God?” asks the writer to a middle-aged Piscine (Pi, for short) during the opening moments of “Life of Pi.” Damn, that’s a lofty and incredibly futile setup for a film! I’m all ears. Ang Lee’s new […]

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My religious right friends, listen up. On November 6th, Maine, Maryland, and Washington state will vote on legislation to allow marriage equality for all committed couples. Progressive religious voices and civil rights groups are working hard to help achieve this human right, moving us closer to our nation’s promise of equality and justice for all. […]

Darwin is the Devil!

by Todd Hebert

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Growing up in an ultra-conservative sect of Christianity, I believed Charles Darwin to be a monster. Pure evil. A tool used by the devil to discredit God and the Bible. I knew nothing about Mr. Darwin, mind you. The only thing I knew about his evil theory was that humans supposedly evolved from apes. It […]

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High for Christ

by Todd Hebert

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Exercising one’s first amendment right to freedom of religion can be a tricky thing…especially when your form of worship consists of lighting up a joint in the name of God. Just ask Norman Hutchinson of Mexico, Maine. Hutchinson is a member of the Religion of Jesus Church, a Hawaii based faith that not only encourages […]

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Post image for The Golden Rule: A list of two dozen versions

World religions differ greatly in their individual beliefs, practices and traditions. But the one thing that they all share is the Ethic of Reciprocity, or the Golden rule as it is commonly known. Here is a list of several religious traditions’ version of the universal rule.

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