Tag Archives: secularism

DAY 105: Yes, Trump’s fucking his supporters, and shortening their lifespans today, but it’s OK… He’s also allowing them to discriminate against homosexuals.

Word is that, on Thursday, as House Republicans are voting to repeal Obamacare and replace it with something that will leave tens of millions of Americans without health coverage, President Trump will sign two executive orders. The first, we’re told, will restore “religious liberty,” allowing anyone who claims to have deeply held religious beliefs, the […]

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The early American origins of the War on Christmas

This holiday season Sarah Palin became the most recent in a long line of shameless conservative pundits to cash in on the so-called War on Christmas. Her book, “Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas,” was released at the end of November to the delight of poorly informed Fox News-viewers everywhere. The […]

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The Humanists present their “sensible approach to Islam”

A few times a year, inspired by my ever-growing admiration for Kurt Vonnegut, I get the urge to delve into Humanism. (For those of you who are unaware of what Humanism is, Vonnegut, a devout Humanist, described it thusly… “Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you […]

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France and the perceived failure of multiculturalism

The French government announced on Friday that, from now on, public prayer would be illegal. The move, which comes on the heels of legislation prohibiting French students from wearing headscarves and French women from wearing the face-covering niqab in public, is said to be in response to the fact that French Muslims, unable to find […]

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How Christian were our Founding Fathers?

It’s a question that we’ve discussed here many times over the past half-dozen years – how Christian were the founding fathers? And this weekend’s New York Times magazine goes into a great deal of depth on the subject, while exploring the current battle being waged within the Texas School Board on the rewriting of American […]

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