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Vandal breaks the Ten Commandments

Vandal breaks the Ten Commandments

A controversial monument at the Oklahoma Capitol is in pieces after someone slammed a car into it. The vandal drove up a ramp near the Oklahoma Capitol steps last night and smashed into the $10,000 granite monument. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Captain George Brown said the miscreant abandoned the car and fled the scene. Investigators are […]

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Ten Secular Non-Commandments

Ten Secular Non-Commandments

M Dolon Hickmon reviews Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart: Rewriting the Ten Commandments for the 21st Century by Lex Bayer and John Figdor. Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart (2014, Rowman & Littlefield) attempts to answer two questions: “What should one believe after abandoning faith?” and “What are the positive principles of atheism?” The authors’ solution to both […]

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Two cautionary tales

Two cautionary tales

Dan O’Hara castigates Freethinker editor Barry Duke for ridiculing the dead American pastor, Kyle Lake, above. Diesel Balaam leaps to Duke’s defence. HERE are two cautionary tales, both true. In late December 1995, a woman of 72 was refilling a burning paraffin stove at her home in Lewisham, England, when the paraffin spilled and ignited. […]