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FABULOUS Article in US News!

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Joseph P Jan 9. 21 Replies

Good Without God in 2016 Media should…Continue

A straight up truth from Pope Frankie's mouth!

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Gerald Payne Dec 3, 2015. 12 Replies

Pope says fundamentalism is 'disease of all religions'Aboard the papal plane (AFP) - Pope Francis said fundamentalism is "a disease of all religions", including the Roman Catholic Church, as he…Continue

Tags: Fundamentalism, Catholic, Vatican

Valerie Tarico Interviews Chris Johnson, Creator of Atheist-Themed Book and Documentary Film, A Better Life

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Aug 31, 2015. 25 Replies

I hadn't run across the name Chris Johnson before reading this article from Alternet/Salon, but Johnson published A Better Life last year, a coffee table book in which he details the lives of various…Continue

Tags: morality, atheism

This Church Service In Tennessee Includes Everything But God

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 4, 2015. 8 Replies

There is, however, one rather fundamental missing ingredient that sets this congregation apart from the hundreds of others turning out to worship this Sunday morning in Nashville: this is a church…Continue

Atheists Become More Visible and Vocal in Zambia

Started by Daniel Wachenheim Jul 3, 2015. 0 Replies

Institute for Ethics and Emerging  Technologies. ieet.org...Zambia is a very religious nation... officially declared a…Continue

Tags: skepticism in Africa

Former Megachurch Pastor Convicted of Molesting his Sisters.

Started by Daniel Wachenheim. Last reply by Plinius Jul 3, 2015. 5 Replies

Christianity Today."megachurch pastor Geronimo…Continue

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Norway Accuses Catholic Church of Fraud.

Started by Daniel Wachenheim. Last reply by Daniel Wachenheim Jul 2, 2015. 11 Replies

We all know the Catholic Church is a fraud everywhere, and in many ways.  It's nice to see they were caught with their financial pants down, instead of the other kind.…Continue

Tags: Catholic Fraud

Brother Kills Brother Over Ramadan Fasting

Started by Pat. Last reply by Joseph P Jun 26, 2015. 9 Replies

Well, the religion of peace has shone its amity and kindness yet once…Continue

Warren city Atheist sues to set up alternative to prayer station at city hall

Started by Joe. Last reply by Loren Miller Jun 16, 2015. 6 Replies

A Warren atheist filed a federal lawsuit today saying his free speech rights were violated when Warren Mayor Jim Fouts turned down his request to place what he called a “reason station” inside city…Continue

Previously Unpublished Interview with The Hitch

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Ian Mason Feb 13, 2015. 1 Reply

Why Evolution Is True claims to have a 2005…Continue

Tags: Hitchens, Christopher

Humanist Marriage "Demonic?" - Angry Christian Rails Against Humanism — This Atheist’s Polite Response Is Perfect

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Grinning Cat Feb 9, 2015. 7 Replies

British TV Show The Big Questions showed Discuss Jesus founder Taiwo Adewuyi holding forth hilariously on how "humanist marriage," legal in Scotland but not in England, is demonic. He gets his…Continue

Lawsuit: State trooper preached about Jesus during traffic stop (Indystar.com)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Oct 12, 2014. 51 Replies

I am just going to get out of the way of this one ... though when I saw the headline on…Continue

Tags: police, Indiana, proselytize

S.E. Cupp: I’m a ‘Better’ Atheist than Bill Maher

Started by Joe. Last reply by Regina Goodwin Oct 12, 2014. 45 Replies

In a new online video for Crossfire the pundit makes the claim that conservative atheists are actually “better” than liberal ones,…Continue

Anti-Islam ads coming to NYC buses, subways (CBS News)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Pat Sep 20, 2014. 1 Reply

NEW YORK -- Anti-Islamic ads will begin appearing on a hundred New York City buses and at two subway entrances next week.The six ads include an image of American journalist James Foley, just before…Continue

Tags: islam, ads, American Freedom Defense Initiative, Islamophobia

Pennsylvania teen faces two years in jail for Facebook photo of "desecration"

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 13, 2014. 21 Replies

A 14-year-old in Everett, Pennsyltucky Pennsylvania has been charged with…Continue

Tags: trespassing, photos, stupidity, 'right' not to be offended, Facebook

Judges rule that Ground Zero Cross can stay at 9/11 museum

Started by Joe. Last reply by Luara Aug 3, 2014. 4 Replies

In 2011, the American Atheists – a group dedicated to fight to “protect the absolute separation of religion from government and raise the profile of atheism in the public discourse” - sued to keep…Continue

Atheist TV Officially Launches; David Silverman Criticizes History Channel for Presenting Bible as History

Started by Joe. Last reply by Pat Aug 1, 2014. 5 Replies

The world's first ever all-atheist TV channel officially launched Tuesday, with American Atheist president David Silverman declaring it is geared toward all atheists, everywhere.…Continue

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Comment by Warren Jappe on May 13, 2015 at 1:56pm

When Clinton conspired with the republicans to exclude anyone else and limit the discussion topics in the so called debate soured any interest I might have had in the man and any pretext of honesty in the political process  

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 13, 2015 at 1:51pm

every election shows we have anything but informed voters. 

The Republicans figured out in 1980 that they don't need no stinkin' analysis of the issues, and they've outrun the no less self-serving but far less competent Democrats in everything except Presidential elections ever since.

Comment by Grinning Cat on May 13, 2015 at 1:48pm

@Pat, the National Popular Vote interstate compact would effectively bypass the Electoral College. It's been passed by ten states and DC so far. As soon as states with a majority of electoral votes enact it, they are all required to give their electoral votes to whoever wins the national popular vote. (It's 61% of the way to activation.)

Comment by Joseph P on May 13, 2015 at 1:48pm

"The general view is that candidates are voted for by the right because they are evangelists, or and white, or and men."

I fixed that for you.  You used the wrong conjunction.

Comment by Joseph P on May 13, 2015 at 1:45pm

... but I would like to see a candidate literacy test where people should prove they know the positions of the person they are voting for.

And as a bonus, it would make it impossible for anyone to vote for Romney for anything, ever again, since it's impossible to figure out his position on any subject more complicated than preventing rich people from having to pay taxes.

Comment by Robert Brown on May 13, 2015 at 1:34pm

@ Bertold - We already have candidate literacy tests called elections. The candidates all lie, saying they will represent us and make promises that they don't keep. If people had to prove they know a candidates positions, they would know when someone lied or went back on a campaign pledge and could vote them out. Instead of giving the power to the candidates to police themselves with a test they would undoubtedly make, I prefer to keep the power with us, the people. Unfortunately a representative democracy only works with an informed populace and every election shows we have anything but informed voters. The general view is that candidates are voted for by the right because they are evangelists, or white, or men. and voted for on the left because they are compassionate Christians, or black, or women. I would love to have elections where people don't know the race, gender, religion or anything else about a candidate and can only vote for them based on their stated ideals, plans for office and track record. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 13, 2015 at 1:10pm

@ Robert - how about a "candidate literacy test" for candidates? That might eliminate half of the nutjobs posing as representatives of the people.

Comment by Pat on May 13, 2015 at 12:52pm

sk8eycat, I completely agree about the electoral college. It has less use to the body politic than the appendix to the body human. It was originally designed to keep the "mob' (that's us common slobs) from having any influence over the executive branch. It was so poorly thought out that after the election between Adams and Jefferson in 1800 (a freaking disaster that went to the House of Representatives), the states had to pass the 12th Amendment to fix it. We've lived with that anachronism ever since. And, have had more than one President who took office after losing the popular vote. 

Comment by Robert Brown on May 13, 2015 at 12:45pm

I know this will stink of the literacy tests that were used to prevent people from voting and it is impossible to do, but I would like to see a candidate literacy test where people should prove they know the positions of the person they are voting for. Make people look at the candidate instead of voting for them just because they say they are Christian or something.

 

Comment by sk8eycat on May 13, 2015 at 9:36am

I think the disgust with the neo-puritans iin congress has something to do with it.  They are so blind and inept that they keep shooting their own feet, but the only way to get rid of them is to end gerrymandering.  Fat chance.

Heinlein's ideas for organizing representative "districts" in The Moon is a Harsh Mistress makes more sense than the way we do it now. 

I would also support an amendment to get rid of the electoral college, and have federal elections decided by popular vote only.  Times, education, literacy, and communication speeds have changed so drastically from the horse and buggy days of the 18th century....who needs a winner-take-all by state system?

 

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