Religion and Spirituality

Bow Chicka Wo- NO : Islam & Sex

“Is masturbating haram?” That was the question whispered to me by my red-faced fifteen year old cousin, awkwardly avoiding eye-contact. I was of course taken aback and I was further thrown for a loop with her follow-up question.    “Is it wrong to watch porn?”   Whaaaaaat?

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Escape from the Woo Zoo: The Case for Not Going Through the Motions

This is part of our Teen Skepchick series, Escape from the Woo Zoo, in which regular people tell stories of how they gave up unsubstantiated beliefs in favor of evidence and skepticism. You can read previous installments here. High school was an emotionally draining time. Captain Obvious just walked through …

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ScienceSkepticism

God, Pennies, and Spontaneous Human Combustion

Hello, everyone! First, I must confess: I am not a teen. In fact, I wasn’t a teen skeptic either. And that’s why I’m here. To help provide the skeptical resources, information, perspective, and encouragement that I wish I’d had growing up. When I was 15, I began questioning the religion …

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Zombie vs. Xenu

Bonus points if you LOL’ed as hard as I did at this. Isn’t it awesome when one cult religion takes on another? It is doubly awesome how Christianity, which is largely based on the character and person of Jesus Christ, is a mainstream religion while Scientology, which is largely based …

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Religion and Spirituality

This Story's Old, But It Goes On And On Until We Disappear.

So… this is my first post. How exciting! Once my Who’s Who is up, you can get the gist of “me”. But for now, you have to endure every detail of my life. Where do I begin? I was born on November 27, which means there are three days until …

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