Africa is perhaps the most miserable place the world has ever known. This fact is all but ignored by the media in western Countries. Most of the governments here, although calling themselves promoters of democracies, are ruthless dictatorships, ruled by greed and callous disregard for human life and dignity. They are supported by religious institutions that desire a share in the power, and they are supported by the "Western World" because they can still exploit them for profit. That's Africa,… Continue
Added by Micheal on October 26, 2009 at 1:29am —
The last time I posted anything that linked to facebook, I was preached at by a dozen or so Christians, so if anyone wants to befriend me on facebook and participate in the debate that I'm sure will ensue, please feel free.… Continue
Added by Glen Barton on October 25, 2009 at 9:57pm —
With recent campaigns against Sharia Law in the UK I think the time has come to post a rehashed version of this post (once posted at my now defunct UK tech Portal site) … read to the end for latest developments:
A friend of mine asked that I post this anonymously:
I wish to make an apology. I don’t exactly know to whom, but there are a large number of people I’ve wronged and if you’re one of them, I’m sorry.
As much as I respect Dawkins, Hitchens, and other intelligent, loud and proud atheists, this is NOT what will get Christians to drop their religion.
When I first came here a few weeks ago, I was flamed up about Atheism. I wanted to smash every Christian in debate and roar over their crushed egos when they realize that their god is false (dramatized of course =P)
However, the more I tried to debate and argue Christians, the more people just played me off as "just some… Continue
I am working with a student right now in my Sociology Senior Seminar on a topic very much related to my own research on atheists. Here is the data from one question (so far) answered by 27 students. I am interested -though not surprised- by the high percentage of "No religions". The survey will stay live until next Friday and we'll have more detailed data. To put this in context, Elon University is a 5000+ liberal arts school in North Carolina.…
Here's a gem of a story from OneNewsNever. Seems that cheerleaders at a Georgia public school has been displaying bible verses during their cheers at football games. A parent complained to the school board and the board decided to ban the display of bible verses by the cheerleaders during school sponsored activities. This ban has lead to students and adults displaying… Continue
In my previous blog entry, I posted the first half of a lengthy article that starts off (ostensibly) scientific, then degenerates into new-age subjects like ESP and other "psychic phenomena". I cut out the less-than-scientific parts.
This blog entry posts (by request) the last half of the article. To appreciate the second half, below, you'll really need to read the first half as well.
More than that, some believe it may solve some mysteries… Continue
Added by Atheist Exile on October 24, 2009 at 7:31pm —
Believers in faith healing could be exempted from mandates, and faith healers could be paid with federal funds, if health care reform provisions under consideration are adopted by Congress. A petition has been launched to ask… Continue
As can be demonstrated throughout history, religions do all they canto insert themselves into aspects of people's lives in which they have no business. "Good parents" bring their children to church; How many catholic hospitals are there around the U.S.?, How many religious schools?