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Can You Justify Atheism Without a Scientific Understanding of the Origin of the Universe?

Topics like the formation of the universe are always contentious because there isn’t a universally accepted theory, and they can’t all be right. For that reason, it isn’t a bad thing when someon...
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For Golly’s Sake! When Words Turn to Sticks and Stones

Q: Is it acceptable to prohibit blasphemy in consideration of public safety?   Happy belated International Blasphemy Rights Day! Recent events have made this quasi-holiday associated with Septemb...
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Is a Gay-Friendly Interpretation of the Bible Possible?

Of the many sins stridently denounced by the “divine” words of the New Testament — murder, theft, deceit, lust, envy — there is included among them a trait which is inborn and utterly insulate...
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Are Eastern religions a good alternative to Western ones?

If you ask Rick Santorum he’d say no, because Christianity is the only true way a human should live — there is no “good alternative” to the truth. And if you ask a devout Buddhist which is bet...
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