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The Power of Skepticism: Why Doubt is a Virtue

At a TEDx event in Lehigh City (Pennsylvania), George Hrab gave a wonderful speech about why skepticism is such a valuable quality:

At a TEDx event in Lehigh City (Pennsylvania), George Hrab gave a wonderful speech about why skepticism is such a valuable quality:

The first few minutes are all about how Jenny McCarthy began the modern anti-vaccination movement by accepting wrong, harmful information. If nothing else, just watch that.

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For Certain Christians, Lying for Jesus is Justified in the Abortion Wars

Leviticus 19:11 makes clear: "Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another."There's quite a bit of the Bible that conservative Christian activists tend to leave out, but Biblical prohibitions against lying are routinely given short shrift by those intent on seeing God's will done on Earth. We don't have to look far for examples of it -- from Christians arguing that LGBT people are predators to politicians pretending that being gay is a choice, these lies are common.The Washington Post has a good look at another popular outlet for faith-based lying: the abortion debate, and the notoriously deceptive idea of "crisis pregnancy centers." Reporter Petula Dvorak examines the work of one Virginia activist, Pat Lohman, in particular.shutterstock_296153609
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