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New Egg Sorting Technologies to Save Six Billion Chicks Yearly from Industrial Grinders

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When you think of humanely-sourced eggs, you may picture hens that are cage free. Think smaller. During the past decade, a growing number of consumers have become aware that the quest for efficient industrial-scale egg production had led to hens … Continue reading

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Valerie Tarico on The Thinking Atheist – Purity Cults in the Struggle for Justice

The Thinking Atheist – The Righteous and the Woke: Purity Cults in the Struggle for Justice (1 hr, 7 min. audio) In this crazy world, how often has a passionate desire for justice caused us to oversimplify complex problems, ignore … Continue reading

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What we Know about Abuse by Clergy – For Starters, Homosexual Priests and Modern Sexual Norms are Not the Problem

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Sexual abuse perpetrated and hidden by clergy goes back centuries. A priest with unsupervised access to boys grooms and then molests them. As the pattern becomes undeniable, the primary concern of church leaders is not for the children but for … Continue reading

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Treat True Believers with Humanity, not Contempt

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Even assuming credulity is a weakness, decent people don’t jeer at others who are functioning poorly in some part of life. With religious belief holding such an outsized influence on our society, it is reasonable that atheists, humanists and other … Continue reading

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Whether Veg or Flexitarian–Ethical Eating is Working

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If you sometimes make food choices based on your values rather than your pocketbook or fancy, you should know that those small, occasional pivots are making a difference. You’re on the milk aisle in the grocery store. The milk from … Continue reading

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Evangelical Christianity’s Ten Biggest Mindfucks

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mind·fuck: [ˈmīndˌfək] NOUN. A disturbing or extremely confusing experience, in particular one that is caused by deliberate psychological manipulation. Some stuff people tell you messes with your head if you buy into it. Maybe it’s self-contradictory. Maybe it doesn’t line … Continue reading

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The Righteous and the Woke – Why Evangelicals and Social Justice Warriors Trigger Me in the Same Way

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I was Born Again until nearly the end of graduate school, a sincere Evangelical who went to church on Sunday and Wednesday with my family and to Thursday Bible study on my own. I dialed for converts during the “I … Continue reading

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