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Sabbatarians scupper Sunday swimming on Isle of Lewis

Sabbatarians scupper Sunday swimming on Isle of Lewis

The National Secular Society is urging people to support a fundraising effort to open a swimming pool on Scotland’s Isle of Lewis on Sundays, which councillors are currently refusing to open on the Sabbath. The NSS yesterday revealed that local campaigners have started a fundraising drive to open the Ionad Spòrs Leòdhaisa Sports Centre, and […]

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Expelled from Boston Atheists for Thought Crime

Expelled from Boston Atheists for Thought Crime

I have written for the atheist/secular humanist press since 1974, when my first article appeared in the venerable British monthly, The Freethinker (established 1881).  I remember that, from time to time, we would debate the best names to apply to ourselves: atheist, agnostic, freethinker, or secular humanist.  I myself have always liked freethinker — someone […]

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Christian author: masturbation opens portals to sex demons

Christian author: masturbation opens portals to sex demons

Christian author Mack Major wants women to bin their sex toys – or risk opening a portal to sex demons. According to this report, the Florida-based writer Mack Major, who authored Seduced By The Serpent and Saved Sexy and Still Single, says “there is nothing normal” about masturbation. Major, mastermind behind the Eden Decoded blog, […]