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WASHINGTON DC–Feb 27, 1963–Mrs. Madalyn E. Murray, and her sons, William J. Murray III, 16 (center), and Garth Murray, 8, are shown as they left the Supreme Court. The High Court began hearing arguments today on Mrs. Murray’s attempt to get a court order discontinuing the use of the Lord’s Prayer and the reading of the Bible in Baltimore schools. William, who is being raised as an atheist, attends one the of the schools. MANDATORY CREDIT: UPI/CORBIS-BETTMANN

“The Most Hated Woman in America”

Madalyn Murray O?Hair took on the Supreme Court to get prayer out of schools, started a culture war, and was murdered for it

“There is no God. There’s no heaven. There’s no hell. There are no angels. When you die, you go in the ground, the worms eat you.”

— Madalyn Murray O’Hair

When atheist Madalyn Murray O’Hair, her son, and granddaughter mysteriously disappeared from their Austin, Tex., home the police didn’t lift a finger to find the family that had taken God out of America. Five years went by before a determined reporter would unravel the mystery of her disappearance.?From 1995 to 2003, this incredible tale of kidnapping, extortion, murder, double-crossing and dismemberment played out in Central and South Texas.

In 1995, O’Hair, her son Jon, and her granddaughter Robin disappeared from Austin, Texas; they had been kidnapped, murdered, and mutilated by David Roland Waters, a convicted felon out on parole, fellow career criminal Gary Karr and a third man, Danny Fry. Waters had been an employee of the American Atheists from February 1993 to April 1994, first as a typesetter and later as office manager.

Madalyn Murray O?Hair had not made history in a long time. In fact, the godless radical?who took great, tedious pleasure in calling herself ?the most hated woman in America??had fallen far off the cultural and political radar screen since her cantankerous heyday in the sixties, when she had picked noisy fights with the system: helping to push prayer out of the public schools, trying to get ?In God We Trust? taken off coins, suing the pope. It was a measure of the hollowness of her life that few people noticed when the 76-year-old disappeared in September 1995 along with son Jon, 40, and granddaughter Robin, 30; when the authorities were finally notified, people seemed glad to see her go.

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“You do not hug non-Muslims! That is disgusting”

You would think that ex-Muslims would be welcomed by liberals and the Left-wing as they embrace atheism, gay rights, freedom of thought and expression, human rights and equality of the sexes. Unfortunately, the reality is not always so pleasant as Yasmine explains. I think she will find that she is hanging out with the wrong political crowd and that many of the true supporters of classic liberal values these days are conservative libertarians such as myself. So-called Liberals simply aren’t that liberal anymore as they blindly support people who follow an ideology that rejects classic liberal values.

If you prick us, do we not bleed?

In the Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare wrote those words for a Jew to say, but today, those words will come from the mouth of an ex-Muslim.

I normally try to stay positive and veer far away from the victimhood narrative, as I was raised to think of myself as a victim when I was a Muslim. I was taught that the big, bad non-believers all hated us and wanted us dead and don?t care about us and that we should hate them back, we should never trust them, and indeed, that we should kill them.

But growing up in Canada, I saw no evidence of that. My teachers weren?t Muslim, but they were kind and loving.

?Did you hug your teacher?? My mother spat out one day, when she was picking me up from school.

?Ya, I love Mrs. Roth!?

?You do not hug non-Muslims! That is disgusting.?

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Christopher Hitchens dies

Christopher Hitchens has died.

Author Christopher Hitchens has died of cancer at the age of 62,Vanity Fair?has reported.

The magazine said he died today after being diagnosed with oesophageal cancer last year while on a book tour for his memoir “Hitch-22”.

Vanity Fair’s?website reported that he died at the MD Anderson Cancer Centre in Houston, Texas, surrounded by friends, whom he described earlier this year? as “my chief consolation in this year of living dyingly” after writing last year? that “cancer victimhood contains a permanent temptation to be self-centered and even solipsistic”.

Hitchens? was known for his heroic intake of alcohol and cigarettes. He wrote in 2003 that his daily intake of alcohol was enough to “stun the average mule”.

He said he had given up smoking in 2008, but journalist and author Peter FitzSimons, who interviewed him for his appearance the 2010 Sydney Writers’ Festival, said Hitchens had been still smoking as of last year.

Hitchens was a columnist for?Vanity Fair and?Slate, the online magazine, and the author of the?New York Times?bestselling book?God is Not Great.

I don’t subscribe to Hitchens’ views on religion or God. However he was a great intellect and he is now gone. As an antitheist and atheist he is now…well…at an end.

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