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The Problems of Drinking Blood

The Morning Heresy  with Paul the Morning Heretic
February 20, 2018

The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities.  

Carissa Wolf at the Post reports on how religious sects and their beliefs in faith healing have claimed the lives of hundreds of children, focusing on Idaho where the neglect of kids by the Followers of Christ have killed 183 kids since the law gave them a religious exemption:

Efforts to repeal faith-exemption laws across the nation pitted parental rights and religious freedom against children’s welfare. After decades of lobbying state lawmakers across the country, child advocates succeeded in overturning only a handful of exemptions in states including Hawaii, Massachusetts, Maryland, Oregon and Tennessee. 

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50 Shades of… Fear

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper  with Benjamin Radford
February 19, 2018

Much of the criticism of the "Fifty Shades of Grey" erotic franchise is based on the assumption of real-world damage caused by the books and films. Is it fact or fearmongering? A closer look at the breathless claims.  

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Philosophical Cockfighting

The Morning Heresy  with Paul the Morning Heretic
February 19, 2018

The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities.  

I yet live.

While I was away, someone decided to make a stage play out of The God Delusion and the band Muse made a song inspired by Richard Dawkins' conception of memes. Band member Matt Bellamy explains...

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What Did I Just Snort?

The Morning Heresy  with Paul the Morning Heretic
February 13, 2018

The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities.  

Vouchers! The White House wants to direct $1 billion in public funds into vouchers for private and religious schools! If course they do. Maybe they wouldn't seem to "acceptable" of instead of calling them vouchers we called them, like, "creationism coupons." Just a thought. You guys can run with that.

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