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Added by Billy Deaton on August 3, 2010 at 11:03pm — 4 Comments

Please help this important women's rights documentary get made!



Readers, you may have recently noticed on my sidebar a plea to help to Brooklyn-based filmmakers, Lana Wilson and Martha Shane, raise funds for their documentary "Trust Women," which takes a look at Dr. LeRoy Carhart and Dr. Warren Hern, two of the last physicians in the country who continue to perform late-term abortions. Whether they realize it or not, the directors are documenting the tale of two American doctors who stand up to terrorism everyday. I had the chance… Continue

Added by Billy Deaton on May 22, 2010 at 6:04pm — No Comments

Separate still not equal: Why gays need to call it marriage

Hey, AN, here's a post I wrote yesterday at Good Reason News. Please feel free to visit me there and leave comments, if'n that's what you're into.

-b.




I've laid out my argument for gay marriage several times before, but to succinctly review what I've said, I maintain that since homosexuality is not a mental disorder, that… Continue

Added by Billy Deaton on November 11, 2009 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments

Can holy water cure the Swine Flu? Spolier Alert: No, but that won't stop some from selling it.



As can be demonstrated throughout history, religions do all they canto insert themselves into aspects of people's lives in which they have no business. "Good parents" bring their children to church; How many catholic hospitals are there around the U.S.?, How many religious schools?



There was a time when medical health and "spirituality" went hand in hand. Most 'hospitals,' which at that time were… Continue

Added by Billy Deaton on October 23, 2009 at 4:40pm — 2 Comments

Can you pray for a secular gov't? Maybe.

Hey AN. Here's a blog post I wrote about prayer in governments. Please feel free to visit Good Reason News for more.

Thanks

-b.




I don't think I'm generalizing here to say that many religious folk (and indifferent people) are blind to how absorbed in religion our government is. There's been plenty of press lately involving… Continue

Added by Billy Deaton on October 22, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Maher's medical confusion understandable

There's been a lot of discussion about Maher's winning the award, and this almost immediate vaccine comment which caused many atheists to cringe. I wrote a little about why I think he deserves the award anyway on my blog.





In addition to that, I'd like to add,… Continue

Added by Billy Deaton on October 14, 2009 at 4:19pm — 14 Comments

The 'one-way wall' theory of chruch, state separation

Hey AN: I know you've all read enough about blasphemy day, but consider this post the transition from that back into church/state issues. Please visit me at Good Reason News too and leave a comment if you like. Thanks.



By now, anyone reading this site should be familiar with… Continue

Added by Billy Deaton on October 2, 2009 at 1:52pm — 2 Comments

Is a new Mormon right emerging?

Hi AN: I haven't posted from Good Reason News here in a while, but I thought this one was especially important. Please feel free to comment here or there.

-b.









Here's the most recent edition of…

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Added by Billy Deaton on September 23, 2009 at 8:24pm — No Comments

GRN 'saw the future' in the Dugard story

AN: Please check this out at Good Reason News, where there's also a short video you can watch. Thanks, Billy.





It should come as no surprise to my frequent readers that I don't believe anyone can see the future. (puts on southern preacher voice) But, folks, would you believe I done seen right thar into that dar don future over yonder?



Yesterday, when the incredible… Continue

Added by Billy Deaton on August 28, 2009 at 9:36pm — 2 Comments

YouTube atheist gets footage of a Jesus Camp

Oh, don't forget to check this out on Good Reason News





About five weeks ago on The Atheist Experience a caller said he was a young atheist going to a religious camp, which he had attended for many years as a believer. Now that he's an atheist, but in the closet about it, he's decided to… Continue

Added by Billy Deaton on August 19, 2009 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

With God's help, you can murder anyone!





Hey, AN: Just thought I'd let you know what's going on at Good Reason News. You can read this here or visit me there and catch up on any posts you've missed, if you're interested.



A… Continue

Added by Billy Deaton on August 11, 2009 at 8:50pm — No Comments

Will Smith's scientology school

Will Smith has reportedly fired the headteacher of his Scientology-inspired school, according to several news sources, which are mostly celeb news sources unfortunately. Of course, what grabbed my eye was the "Scientology-inspired school" part. Then I found this video, it's over a year old so I must have just been behind:





I wonder if there are such… Continue

Added by Billy Deaton on August 6, 2009 at 9:54pm — 2 Comments

Commit a crime? Plead religion!

AN: I wrote an advertisement for the religious plea in the voice of a lawyer or something. My cynicism glad was about to burst, so I had to write this. Of course, it can also be read and commented upon at Good reason News.



Have you committed a crime, but now the courts want to punish you? How dare they!? Maybe it's time… Continue

Added by Billy Deaton on August 1, 2009 at 5:02pm — 5 Comments

Pope has concept for measuring pain

AN: Please feel free to visit me at Good Reason News where you can find more pics and stuff that I don't post here.



(AP) – LES COMBES, Italy — Pope Benedict XVI said Wednesday that his guardian angel was clearly acting "on superior orders" when he let the pontiff fall and break his wrist this month.

The 82-year-old pope said in a lighthearted tone that: "Perhaps…
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Added by Billy Deaton on July 30, 2009 at 9:15pm — 1 Comment

A break in the N.J. Vodou death

AN: I've been following this story pretty closely, but I'm happy to announce there's finally a suspect in the senseless killing. You'll never GUESS who it is! reposted from Good Reason News:



Although he looks like a confused teenage goth who likes to play with his sisters dolls, Hector Salva is South Jersey's… Continue

Added by Billy Deaton on July 28, 2009 at 11:23am — No Comments

Response to a DOGmatic article

AN: I've responded to a piece in a Wisconsin area newspaper, please let me know what you think. By the way, you can also read this at Good Reason News where you can also fine an adorable puppy dressed as the pope.



Thanks,

-b.






I'm taking a page from Angie's book today and responding… Continue

Added by Billy Deaton on July 26, 2009 at 6:02pm — No Comments

Westboro Baptist hate group

AN, I'm sure you're all aware of these folk, but I thought I'd repost this here anyway, if for the latest on them if nothing else. Please visit me at Good Reason News if you get the chance. Thanks.





There's some talk in atheist circles that the bible, taken to it's logical conclusions, would result in more groups like the Westboro Baptist Church. These… Continue

Added by Billy Deaton on July 22, 2009 at 10:30pm — 6 Comments

The Prejudice of Christians

AN: Am I asking for it? Read this here or at Good Reason News





This is a little out of character for this blog, but this guy from the New American, whatever that is, really needed a logical spanking. You can see several of my posts in the comments there, but I warn you, someone on there… Continue

Added by Billy Deaton on July 18, 2009 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

It's time to mess with Texas

I've also posted this at the ever-growing Good Reason News, please visit, if you feel like it.

Thanks.

-b.




A Wall Street Journal article says there's a big push to bring Christianity into the public classroom.



The Texas Board of Education, which recently approved new science standards that made room for…
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Added by Billy Deaton on July 16, 2009 at 5:23pm — 3 Comments

Vodou ritual may be behind death

AN: I'm posting this here, but I encourage you to visit the blog because the conversation in the comments was so interesting and emotional. One of the victim's friends found my blog and wanted to give some input. "It all seemed so harmless," she said.



Readers: It's been brought to my attention that some of the details… Continue

Added by Billy Deaton on July 13, 2009 at 4:35pm — No Comments

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