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Playing the Victim

This is in response to a friend’s comment about an editorial I posted on Facebook (a great forum for stirring controversy, apparently). I am a closet Christian by Ada Calhoun begins by relating the author’s experiences of covering up her Christianity in New York City. read more>>>

Freethinkers in Politics

There has been quite a bit of controversy surrounding the newly elected city councilman of Asheville, NC, Cecil Bothwell. Bothwell is an atheist/"post-theist," and conservatives in North Carolina are trying to remove him from office. read more>>>

The Religion Spectrum - A Debate

Another religion debate was recently posted on YouTube, this time between some of religion's and atheism's biggest hitters. There's also Robert Wright, a religious moderate who tries to mediate between religious fundamentalism and atheism. Unfortunately, he doesn't add much to the discussion. read more>>>

Force for Good (?), Part II

In the BBC World debate between Archbishop John Onaiyekan and Ann Widdencombe vs. Christopher Hitchens and Stephen Fry, Onaiyekan and Widdencombe argued that the Catholic Church is a force for good because it does so much charity work throughout the world. read more>>>

Is the Catholic Church a Force for Good?

This weekend, BBC World aired a wonderful debate between Archbishop John Onaiyekan and Ann Widdencombe for the motion, and Christopher Hitchens and Stephen Fry against the motion. Fun fact: Stephen Fry worked alongside Hugh Laurie (aka Dr. Gregory House) in the hilarious sketch comedy A Bit of Fry and Laurie. read more>>>

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