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(March 22, 2011) In a stunning development for the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, today, Colombia delivered a Joint Statement during General Debate (Agenda Item 8 – Follow-up and implementation of the Vienna Declaration and Program of Action) that…
As a logical man I have always considered those who willfully choose religion but do not solicit it to be awarded a respectable status of religious faith. Any other kind of garbage like sticking up for your religion (because your belief should hardly need the re-enforcement) I find rather contentious and soliciting in nature. And I know some people try to say that "Atheists have faith in science, and in logic, and refuting religion with scientific facts is sticking up for our own beliefs."…Continue
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Gnosticism is not a position for or against belief in God it is a position on knowing.
People can be Agnostic Theists and Agnostic Atheists, but it is not an exclusive concept on its own.
Theism/Atheism is a position on the belief of gods existence
Added by Shane Jones on March 23, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments
I can certainly try to convince you that there is no god, at least none that we currently speak of. First, attempting to redirect the burden of proof onto the skeptic is futile and intellectually dishonest. However, I can and will prove to you, through logical laws, that the defined versions of our current god and gods do not exist. Becasue, I do not need to have an understanding of everything about the entire universe here to know that square circles, and cubed balls do not…Continue
An understanding of the axiomatic Laws of thought, also known as the laws of logic make it easiest for you to know whether you are talking to an open minded Theist, (I know the concept seems like an oxymoron but people do run into a few) or you are talking to a closed minded Theist. The latter is one who wishes for nothing more than for you to give them the air of public debate to validate their beliefs all while not listening to you, nor responding to any of your inquiries or counter…Continue
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Ok, so my family is christian but they are also very supersticious. They believe in ghost and voodoo and all that crazy stuff. Well just yesterday i was talking to my sister and she was telling me about how my dead grandmother came to her in a dream to tell her that she was cursed by our step great grandmother and thats why she died. my sister went on to say that they where getting ride of all the blessed oils and candles that they had just incase they where also cursed or whatever. i didnt…Continue
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The European Court Of Human Rights has ruled about the status of crucifixes hanging around in classrooms.
In 2009 the court had found it to be a violation of Articles 2 and 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
This time the court ruled in favour of the religious folks allowing states to have religious symbols in classrooms.
The press release can be found here.
I don't want to go into all the details about the decision itself but rather speak about the…