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Ten Commandments of the Republican Jesus Followers

Posted on 07 July 2014

I present to you, in satirical form (with a sense of realistic observations), the Ten Commandments of the Republican Jesus Followers.


1. Thou shalt have no other gods before Reagan.

2. Thou shalt not use birth control, for every sperm is sacred.

3. Thou must honor thy gun and thy bible.

4. Thou shalt cherry pick thy bible, for thine own needs, of thy time.

5. Thou can do whatever thy wishes, as long as thy asks for forgiveness.

6. Thou shalt honor Fox News, Glenn Beck, and Rush Limbaugh as thine holy trinity.

7. Thou shalt objectify and cheat on thy wife, but never divorce unless thou is Newt Gingrich

8. Thou shalt treat Obama as thou holy trinity treats Obama.

9. Thou shalt treat climate change, marriage equality and drug use as Satan and Liberal agendas.

10. Thou shalt treat thy neighbor who is poor or sickly as an abomination and covet money.




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Religious beliefs for corporations win in Supreme Court

Posted on 30 June 2014

Today, the Supreme Court voted 5-4 in what is considered a landmark decision that gives corporations the right to decide what their employees receive coverage for, in terms of their insurance they have with that corporation. What does this mean? It means a company can pick whatever they want to deny, and say it’s due to religious belief.

I can’t stress enough how hypocritical Hobby Lobby is in this case, since their 401 k retirement plans were invested in the pharmaceutical companies that made contraceptives [Source Mother Jones], then through whatever backroom political pressure meeting, decided to go to the Supreme Court to fight for the right to deny their own employees from being covered for contraceptives.

What’s going to happen when corporations like Hobby Lobby say “It’s against my belief to receive coverage for blood transfusions”? Jehovah Witnesses come to mind with that. One thing you need to ask yourself is this: “Is it right that any corporation can have control and say on what coverage you can or cannot receive?”. Before you start to say “Well, they can just find another job!”. Think about that statement, and think about your current situation. Are you in a position yourself to have free roam to have a change of where you work freely? Do your relatives have a choice in where they work?

Regardless of if you make that statement or not, it’s a crime against humanity. Contraceptive is used for hundreds of other things besides preventing pregnancy. It’s used for the treatment of painful menstruation cycles. It’s used to prevent some extremely life threatening conditions such as cancer of the ovaries and womb – [Source]. All this is, is an overreach of the Supreme Court. They are more fearful of the loudmouth minority fundamentalists, because they are capable of triggering radical things. What things you ask? Oh, I don’t know, like shoot up abortion clinics [Source] (Google for more than this), bomb abortion clinics [Source].




Justice Samuel Alito wrote in his majority opinion, over a dissent from the four liberal justices, that forcing companies to pay for methods of women’s contraception to which they object violates the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act. He said the ruling is limited and there are ways for the administration to ensure women get the birth control they want. – [Source Boston Globe]


Corporations qualify for protection of religious beliefs under the law, Justice Alito writes for the majority, because even though corporate personhood is a “legal fiction,” those corporations are formed by human beings and they represent the people who are associated with them and their rights. Protecting the corporation thus protects the people who own and control it. – [Source New York Times]


I personally cannot wait until secular businesses fire people for radical religious beliefs, and then rely upon this ruling. The Supreme Court just approved of discrimination based on “personal religious beliefs” because “those corporations are formed by human beings and they represent the people who are associated with them and their rights. Protecting the corporation thus protects the people who own and control it”.

We live in a country where capitalism does not represent humanity’s best interest. It represents the corporation’s best interest. - The Secular Nerd

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Advice Column

Get Your Heathen Advice! That Heathen Girl Introduces Secular Advice Column

Posted on 30 June 2014

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Everyone gets down now and again, and sometimes people call or write into advice columns for ideas on what to do when things seem out of control. Well, I am no shrink, I do not claim to be, nor do I have any degrees. All I can boast to you is that I took two psych classes in school, and my friends seem to always come to me for advice.

The point is, I’ve seen people write into advice columns and their answers are always like “Everything happens for a reason”. Well, I don’t believe that shit for a minute, so if you want secular advice, or if you are currently struggling with coming out to certain people about being an Atheist, or if you just want advice on anything else send me an email at advice@secularnerd.com.

I will be answering one email every week, more if I am feeling particularly wise that day.

Disclaimer: All advice given by That Heathen Girl is not to be taken too seriously. This is meant to give ADVICE. Not to tell people this is the solution to your problem. If you take the advice and it doesn’t go the way you want, That Heathen Girl is not responsible for anything that may occur due to advice given.

All emails will remain anonymous! If you fail to use a pen name when emailing one will be assigned.

So let’s see those emails!

- That Heathen Girl

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