Tag Archives: Religion

Charlie Hebdo and Free Speech Hypocrites

In the wake of the attack on Charlie Hebdo, freedom of speech seems to be having a moment. As the rallies in Paris and elsewhere last weekend demonstrated, freedom of speech has strong support in the West. It is the one value that … Continue reading

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In Orthodox Jewish Kidnapping Case, Community Must Share Blame

Two Orthodox Jewish rabbis from Brooklyn are facing federal kidnapping charges after allegedly agreeing to kidnap and torture husbands who refused to grant their wives a “get”–a document that essentially frees the woman from her husband, allowing her to remarry without … Continue reading

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Atheist Criticism of 4th Grade “Science” Quiz Brings Out the Crazy in Creationist Ken Ham

Last month an image purporting to show a 4th grade science quiz that was graded according to young earth creationist ideas appeared on Reddit’s atheism page and quickly spread across the Internet, leading some to question its veracity. Rumor-busting website … Continue reading

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Washington GLBT Discrimination Bill Doesn’t Go Far Enough

In response to a state lawsuit against a florist who refused to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding (citing her “relationship” with Christ), Washington state Republicans have introduced a bill that would legalize discrimination against homosexuals based on “sincerely held” religious … Continue reading

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University of Arizona Student Says Women “Deserve Rape”

A University of Arizona student has decided to honor Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the least sensitive way possible: by telling female students that they deserve to be raped. Standing in the UA Mall holding a sign that says “You … Continue reading

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Liberals and Conservatives Are Not Equally Anti-Science

Back in January, Michael Shermer–the skeptic extraordinaire–wrote a column for Scientific American in which he accused liberals of matching conservatives in their opposition to scientific truth. Mother Jones‘ Chris Mooney has now written a response to Shermer in which he disputes … Continue reading

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