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In Scotland, Humanist Weddings Outnumbered Catholic in 2010

by beth

With all the talk of engagements and weddings, this seemed appropriate to mention.  From the National Secular Society (and various other sources) comes this neat story: Humanist weddings are now more popular in Scotland than those conducted by the Catholic Church, according to new figures. From January to September 2010, there were 1,706 weddings led […]

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Jesus Said Love Thy Neighbor and Wrestling Is For Boys

by beth

In Iowa, a girl named Cassy Herkelman won a match at the most historic high school state wrestling tournament in the country!  Yay!  Girl power!  Woo h- what?  Oh, yeah.  Also – she won by forfeit. Can I just, for the sake of my ovaries, have a moment here? AWWWWWWWWWWWW MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN.  Seriously?  Come on! And you’ll […]

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India Rules Astrology Scientifically Valid…Just Like Palmistry

by beth

India made a huge mistake the other day when, in response to a lawsuit, Bombay’s highest court decided that astrology is a science.  Yeeeeeeeaaah. India’s Bombay High Court has ruled that astrology (which took a recent and very public drubbing after an astronomer pointed out that astrological signs have changed over millennia) is not merely […]

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