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…
Thanks for taking a stand against Gays and Homosexuals citing the Bible as strong support against the gay lifestyle and "agenda". The bible is clearly in favor of stoning gays, killing apostates, punishing disobedient children with death, killing disobedient slaves, and most importantly killing anyone (immediately and without hesitation) who tries to sway you from the faith. Your words have characterized the bible accurately, and demonstrate a person who really has read it and believes what…Continue
I just learned, via facebook, that the SkeptICTs of Wichita State University are going to have a free event this May 21, 2011. It is being put on by the Air Capital Skeptics. I guess this is the day for "Rapture" as it is being held as a "Rapture Day" event. Apparently another religious adherent has taken it upon himself to figure out the day that Jesus is going to return to Earth. Or at least begin the Rapture.I think it should be May 22, so we wo0uldn't have to deal with their crap…Continue
Added by Thomas True on March 21, 2011 at 8:37pm — No Comments
Yes, America is in that wonderful pre-election cycle where every would-be Republican presidential candidate is testing the waters for a run for the presidency in 2012 and each of these candidates will evoke the memory of Reagan and their claim to his legacy. Fact is, in 2011 America, Reagan’s popularity has never been higher. WWRD (or what would…Continue
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In Crawford,Tx an 11 year old girl was gang raped by 18 adult men. I call them adult men because I'm sorry, if you are a young man(age 16) and you willingly rape an 11 year old girl, you are now an adult.
What makes me angry is the fact that there are honestly people playing the race card. An 11 year old girl has been brutally raped, and people are just so selfish and self-important that they just HAVE to remove the responsibility that is firmly on the correct shoulders, and…Continue
This is a short list of about 40 people that I have meet in different capacity that are somewhat well known around the country. I may add more to the list as I remember more. If you name isn't on it, it must have slipped my mind.
James Randi – author, Flim Flam, Leading skeptic and magician, originator of $1,000,000 challenge, meal in Springfield, MO
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The 8.9 Richter earthquake of 11 march 2011 afternoon and subsequent tsunami which devastated most of Japan has raised before the world a moral and scientific poser on the issue of safety of nuclear plants. The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power plant has since become a cause for concern because of fears of a nuclear meltdown and leakage of radiations from the reactor owing to a failure of the designed cooling system. The fission reactor (Mark 1…Continue
I'm looking for book recommendations on a few subjects:
1) philosophy (any)
1b) political philosophy: specifically capitalism, socialism
2) religion: including books about atheism, religions, cults, etc
2b) religious texts: any texts (already own Bible, Koran, Book of Mormon)
3) science (any)
4) must-read literature: esp. 19th and early 20th century literature
If you have a subject you think…
After taking in the latest movie from Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, my feelings are mixed. I feel that I should like the movie more, especially with its strong anti-theology slant (actually, only anti-Abrahamic religions slant), but I just don’t feel that it lives up to what the duo accomplished in “…Continue
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If you want to help little old women cross the street, you don't exactly need training. You just gotta have a good heart, a friendly attitude and willingness to engage people. CONTINUE...
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Interesting irony in this story from Italy:
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Note: Extreme mocking of Christians
Warning: May cause significant brain trauma for Christians
In high school I had three BFF’s (Best Friends Forever!) all of them had higher grades than I did and being somewhat insecure about that I thought that meant they actually knew more than I did. I am still friends with one of them but this tale involves the other two, I’ll call them Jen and Jane. During a conversation I only vaguely remember I used the word “cobbler” as in “He lives across the street from a cobbler.” Be aware that I grew up in Calgary, AB Canada, but my parents…
Ushering in St Paddy's Day
(My wife’s gone off to bed).
I know I should be making hay;
I'm sipping Black Bush ® instead.
So now, my friend, this reverie,
I'll share – no…Continue
Just now saw this on NPR's web site. They're not arguing whether or not there should be a prayer, but if invited clergy should be "required" to lead a non-denominational prayer.