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Ask Richard: Being an “Out” Atheist Without Being a Jerk

Reading Time: 5 minutes Dear Richard I am a member of many online forums and LiveJournal communities. Whenever the subject of things such as ghosts, religion, astrology, homeopathy and other bizarre things come up, I often feel the need to make the lone dissenting comment. For example, occasionally the question of “Do you believe in Ghosts?!” comes up, and […]

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An Easy Way for Irish People to Leave the Catholic Church

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you’re (literally) an Irish Catholic, and you want to leave the Roman Catholic Church, you now have an easy way out. It takes three steps. Hundreds of like-minded people have completed an “actus defectionis” or “declaration of defection” on the site since it went live last Wednesday. They have completed a three-step process that […]

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Christianity : Atheism :: 8th Grade : 9th Grade

Reading Time: < 1 minute Godless Girl left Christianity to become an atheist. She sees her transition as analogous to that between the end of middle school and the beginning of high school: For me, leaving Christianity was a lot like graduating from eighth grade to high school. My Christian walk had passed puberty: I was experienced, educated, well-rounded, and […]

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The Chosen Lama Leaves the Fold

Reading Time: < 1 minute You may have already heard the story of 24-year-old Tenzin Osel Rinpoche, who was tapped as a reincarnation of a high Tibetan Buddhist Lama (a.k.a. tulku) at the age of four. Rinpoche has since left his Tibetan university and may not even consider himself a Buddhist. Reader Jeff points out his favorite part of the […]

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