The Best of AwayPoint

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 The articles in this short list have appeared at a variety of online news and opinion sites, often under more than one title, together receiving over 2 million views. The site name given is where each first received an enthusiastic response in the form of Facebook … Continue reading

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Psychological Harms of Christianity

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By Marlene Winell and Valerie Tarico “I am 30 years old and I am struggling to find sanity. Between the Christian schools, homeschooling, the Christian group home (indoctrinating work camp) and different churches in different cities, I am a psychological, emotional … Continue reading

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Islamic College Quietly Trains Jihadis—or Does It?

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In a quiet suburb of Istanbul, between streets lined with trees and tidy residential compounds, sits a sectarian institution of higher education. Notae’hw is small by American standards, but academically well regarded to the point of being called an “Islamic … Continue reading

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Bible vs Quran—Test Your Knowledge of Who Deserves Death in Which Religion

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The world has watched in horror while members of ISIS justify the next mass murder or icy execution with words from the Quran, followed by shouts of Allahu Akbar—God is the greatest! If beliefs have any power whatsoever to drive … Continue reading

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Birth Control? There’s an App for That

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Given that 82 percent of teen pregnancies are unintended, it should come as no surprise that sexual health advocates are eager to make information and services even easier to access and more appealing to emerging adults. Planned Parenthood of the … Continue reading

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Smut in Jesusland: Why Bible Belt States are the Biggest Consumers of Online Porn

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Red State conservatives may insist that the rest of us should keep aspirin between our knees and be forced to bear Divine Justice Babies when we don’t. They may refuse to provide cake or flowers for gay weddings, or even … Continue reading

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Pediatricians Give Thumbs Up to Game Changing Birth Control for Sexually Active Teens

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Every year more than 750,000 American teens become pregnant, and over 80 percent of these pregnancies are unplanned. That may be about to change. If teens take to the latest wave of birth control technologies the way they’ve taken to … Continue reading

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Dementia Care? No Thanks!

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In a powerful article at the Atlantic, “Why I Hope to Die at 75,” Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel lined up facts and figures showing that much of the recent gain in human lifespan is  about stretching out the process of decline and death rather than living well for … Continue reading

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