Hijabis want sex too

In my college days I knew a relatively Americanized Muslim student whose parents’ plan to have her hymen checked before marrying her off forced her to resort to other methods of gratification with her boyfriend. This gross invasion of one’s private matters by their parents is just another drop in the endless stream of anecdotal evidence which leads us to a fairly obvious conclusion: where religion is involved people have (and always will) find creative ways to do as they please. I once spotted a Muslim woman with a headscarf making out with her saintly-looking bearded boyfriend in the parking lot outside the university’s library. This was no innocent love-peck given his hand was placed inexorably underneath her shirt.

I’ll admit God exists if you admit he’s an asshole

We atheists find at least some enjoyment in reinforcing the believers’ nagging paranoia that God does not exist.  However, if he does exist, the sheer volume and intensity of suffering on our small planet does raise some difficult questions as to his nature.  An all-just and all-good deity (as the Quran claims), he is not—and…