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What atheists and Jehovah’s Witnesses have in common

I’m thinking that the next time a Jehovah’s Witness knocks on Sam Parnia’s door, he needs to invite him in. Now of course I myself have never done this, being a person who’s so theologically irascible I get irritated even … Continue reading

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Mohammed’s last day

Maybe he died of a fever, or maybe he was poisoned by a Jewish woman or by his own family, but the date, incredibly, is not disputed: June 8, 632 A.D. Whatever happened, it’s too bad they didn’t make him … Continue reading

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Walpurgisnacht, Odin, and Hitler

On April 22, Odin, the father of all the ancient Germanic gods, hung himself on the tree of life called Yggdrasil. On April 30, the ninth night, he beheld the Runes and died; at midnight he was resurrected. On April … Continue reading

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