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Valerie Tarico on Freethought Matters Television with Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor

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Freethought Matters Television – Trusting Doubt (27 min video) Youtube, Freedom From Religion Foundation Annie Laurie Gaylor and Dan Barker interview Valerie Tarico about her journey out of Evangelical Christianity, how the Bible denigrates women, religious trauma, raising good kids … Continue reading

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Why is the Bible So Badly Written?

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Many passages in the Bible would get kicked back by any competent editor or writing professor, kicked back with a lot of red ink—often, in fact, more red than black. Continue reading

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Alabama Conservatives are Right: Roy Moore’s Behavior is Perfectly Biblical

When it comes to relationships between woman and men, the contents of the Bible confront modern Jews and Christians with a difficult choice. Conservative Christians often proclaim that the Quran encourages marriage and molestation of girls who are too young … Continue reading

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Fabricating Jesus — An Interview with Former Minister David Chumney

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How the gospel stories in the New Testament came to be. David Chumney spent almost three decades as an ordained Presbyterian minister before quietly exiting the ministry and Christianity itself. He now describes himself as agnostic, but his exodus from … Continue reading

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A Biblical Guide to Marriage Licenses

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Goats? Zombies? A 13-year-old slave? Your uncle’s wife?  Test your knowledge of 20 Iron Age do’s and don’ts. Some folks believe that America should be subject to biblical law rather than constitutional law, that public servants— like Kentucky clerk Kim Davis—owe their … Continue reading

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