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Atheists Become More Visible and Vocal in Zambia

Started by Daniel W 3 hours ago. 0 Replies

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

Tags: skepticism in Africa

Norway Accuses Catholic Church of Fraud.

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Daniel W 17 hours ago. 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. 9 Replies

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

Started by Joe. Last reply by Loren Miller Jun 16. 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Previously Unpublished Interview with The Hitch

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

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

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

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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)

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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

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

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

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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

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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

Atheist Philanthropist Makes $10,000 Donation to Support Right Wing Watch Blog

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People For the American Way and Right Wing Watch do critical work uncovering the vicious language the Right uses to attack anyone whose religious beliefs differ from their own — especially those with…Continue

On this day in history - July 30th, 1956

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 30, 2014. 1 Reply

On this day in history - July 30th, 1956 - "In God We Trust" is adopted as the official motto of the United States.…Continue

Pierce County Council approves displaying “In God We Trust” after volatile debate

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After more than two hours of volatile debate, the Pierce County Council voted Tuesday to display the national motto “In God We Trust” in the Council Chambers.…Continue

Ireland: Atheists not hopeful of ‘blasphemy’ referendum, in spite of UN pressure

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 29, 2014. 2 Replies

The offense — controversially re-introduced in 2009 — states that a person found guilty of the publication or utterance of “blasphemous matter” can be fined up to €25,000.…Continue

This Church Service In Tennessee Includes Everything But God

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 29, 2014. 5 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

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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?

Comment by Loren Miller on May 13, 2015 at 6:23am

As I stated elsewhere, I caught coverage of the news that faith is declining in the US both on the CBS and NBC nightly newscasts yesterday evening.  Couldn't be more pleased about it and hope the trend continues!

Comment by Joseph P on May 13, 2015 at 4:33am
Comment by sk8eycat on May 13, 2015 at 1:51am

E-mail from a friend in D.C.  I hope it's true.  (I was tempted to "clean up" his language, but it would have lost a lot of "flavor.")

And there is good news on the religious front.  The number of Americans listing themselves as Christians has dropped from 78% to 71% from 2007, and thinking people are up from 17% to 23% and we now outnumber all major protty cults and the roaming katlicks.

Comment by Joseph P on April 18, 2015 at 5:10pm

Actually, Jehovah's Witnesses tend to vote fairly liberal, for such a theologically-conservative denomination.  They're very much in favor of environmental issues, for example.  They're all for the separation of church and state.

Think about it.  They're a small denomination with a history of being treated like a cult by other Christians.  Those who are ignorant and xenophobic have abused them for a while.

And those who actually bothered to learn about them also treated them like a cult, because of their generally cultish behavior and the fact that they're non-trinitarian.  I'd still classify them as Christians, unlike the Unity church, for example, but they're on the opposite side of a divide that was sorted out over 1,800 years ago, for most Christians.  It makes them a target for discrimination.

 

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