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People who say they're 'fiscally conservative but socially liberal' just don't understand these 7 things

"Well, I'm conservative, but I'm not one of those racist, homophobic, dripping-with-hate Tea Party bigots! I'm pro-choice! I'm pro-same-sex-marriage! I'm not a racist! I just want lower taxes, and smaller government, and less government regulation of business. I'm fiscally conservative, and socially liberal."

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‘How can you be moral?’: Here are 9 questions you don’t need to ask an atheist

Asked of Hispanic-Americans: “Are you in this country legally?” Asked of gays and lesbians and bisexuals: “How do you have sex?” Asked of transgender people: “Have you had the surgery?” Asked of African Americans: “Can I touch your hair?”

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Here are 7 things people who say they're 'fiscally conservative but socially liberal' don't understand

"Well, I'm conservative, but I'm not one of those racist, homophobic, dripping-with-hate Tea Party bigots! I'm pro-choice! I'm pro-same-sex-marriage! I'm not a racist! I just want lower taxes, and smaller government, and less government regulation of business. I'm fiscally conservative, and socially liberal."

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Here are the top 10 reasons I don't believe in God

"But just because religion has done some harm -- that doesn't mean it's mistaken! Sure, people have done terrible things in God's name. That doesn't mean God doesn't exist!"

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Here are 9 questions atheists probably find insulting -- and the answers

Asked of Hispanic-Americans: "Are you in this country legally?" Asked of gays and lesbians and bisexuals: "How do you have sex?" Asked of transgender people: "Have you had the surgery?" Asked of African Americans: "Can I touch your hair?"

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Here's why atheists have to fight for their rights

"You atheists are just taking on the mantle of victimhood. There are laws protecting you -- especially the First Amendment. Therefore, you're not really discriminated against. And it's ridiculous for you to claim that you are."

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Here are the top 10 reasons I don't believe in God

The following is an excerpt from Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godlessby Greta Christina. The book is available electronically on KindleNook, and  soon in print.

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Here are 5 important reasons to stop talking sh*t about people from the South

“If I ever hear another elitist jerk use the term flyover people, I’ll punch him in the mouth.”

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Forget the 'Aleppo' gaffe: What's really wrong with Gary Johnson is his Ayn Randian worldview

"Well, I’m conservative, but I’m not one of those racist, homophobic, dripping-with-hate Tea Party bigots! I’m pro-choice! I’m pro-same-sex-marriage! I’m not a racist! I just want lower taxes, and smaller government, and less government regulation of business. I’m fiscally conservative, and socially liberal.”

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10 pop culture characters who bizarrely stayed friends or lovers with their rapists

"Well, sure, he raped her. But it's not a big deal. Rape, shmape. All friendships and relationships have their ups and downs. They can still be friends, or get married. Heck, maybe the rape could be the start of a beautiful love story."

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Why a Pentecostal preacher gave up on Jesus and became an atheist activist

Try to imagine: You're a Pentecostal preacher in small-town Louisiana. Your public reputation, your connection with the people you love, indeed your own sense of self-worth, not to mention your livelihood, are hugely dependent on your passionate faith in Christ.

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Here are 10 myths and truths about atheism

Maybe you've read 10 Myths -- and 10 Truths -- About Atheism, Sam Harris's famous op-ed piece for the Los Angeles Times, which was an attempt to clear up the most common misunderstandings about atheists. The piece is a good idea. But something about it bugs me. Specifically, it bugs me how much time Harris spent dissing religion.

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Here are 5 stupid, unfair and sexist things expected of men

If you have a scrap of progressive politics in your bones, it's no surprise to you that sexism hurts women. Like, duh. That's kind of the definition of the word.

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Here are 5 reasons to stop talking sh*t about people from the South and the Midwest

"If I ever hear another elitist jerk use the term flyover people, I'll punch him in the mouth."

— John Waters, Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America

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Here are 4 ways Christianity sneaks into our secular government -- and why it matters

"In God We Trust" on the money. "Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance. Creches and crosses on public land. Religious mottos on public buildings. Prayers starting public government meetings. Prayers in the public schools. If you didn't know better, you'd think the religious right was right, and the United States really was a Christian nation.

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