With Canada's 150th anniversary just around the corner (July 1) our national song should be one that everyone can sing with gusto (being on key not required). Unfortunately, the official words in both official languages exclude many Canadians (National Anthems Act, 1980)
Immigrants are excluded in both English and French - "home and native land," et "terre de nos aieux."
Women will be included if the Senate approves "in all of us… Continue
Added by Doug Thomas on April 13, 2017 at 3:41pm —
Any outsider who comes to Germany will be amazed by how foreign this country is, it is the center of Europe yet it had its own unique characters, sadly it is still heavily influenced by Christianity:
1- In many countries (Syria for example)it is illegal for a political party to be religious based but not in Germany where you have parties like: Christian Democratic Union of Germany and Christian Social Union in Bavaria
2-schools teach religion to its… Continue
Added by Imaginary Cat Owner on November 2, 2016 at 11:00am —
This is a post to show the link to my blog for Universal Temple of Common Sense:
Added by Bobbi Cadence on May 6, 2013 at 7:35pm —
I'll be attending the NDOR events in Raleigh, NC with some of my friends from our local Coalition of Reason group in the Piedmont Triad, NC. Greta Christina, Dan Barker, Todd Stiefel and more will be there. Continue
For any reading this who feel that they are the "only non-believer I know", they should check to see what events will be taking place in their home towns, or…
Added by Richard ∑wald on May 2, 2012 at 5:01pm —
Rick Santorum recently accused Obama of being a snob for encouraging the youth of America to aim for a college degree. Education is one of the most important areas we can invest in as a society and yet our graduation rates are dropping. Proper investment in Education can lead to an increase in social mobility, a decrease in prejudice, and an increase in industry specialization which we are lacking when compared to other nations.…
Added by Catey Condon on March 7, 2012 at 12:30pm —
Yesterday morning, representing the Houston Atheists, I joined roughly fifty other secular Houstonians for a freethought coffee social. The meetup was organized by the Houston Freethought Alliance, with a goal of bringing our groups together for secular fellowship.…
Added by Emily Dietle on February 6, 2012 at 1:06pm —
Defend a free and Secular Middle East and North Africa.
Manifesto for a Secular Middle East and North Africa.
Added by Hope on November 20, 2011 at 4:30am —
A Christian Nation? An examination of Christian nation theories and proofs. by David Rosman
Paperback: 238 pages
BISAC: Religion / Religion, Politics & State
Available at: http://Books.InkandVoice.com
David Rosman and IVC Publishing are pleased to announce that David’s new book,… Continue
Added by David Rosman on October 13, 2011 at 9:52am —
Yesterday travelled down to London to hook-up with fellow hootoo-er Effers (AKA Alison) to join the Protest The Pope Campaign.
Her account can be read here.
rendezvoused at St Pancras as planned and navigated the tube to Hyde Park, we knew we were in the right area as we began following the devout with these little yellow "Pilgrim… Continue
Added by Richard Healy on September 19, 2010 at 11:30am —
This Saturday, I shall be in London, at the gathering in Hyde Park protesting The Pope's official state Visit to these islands, before marching on Downing Street.http://www.protest-the-pope.org.uk/2010/07/march-and-rally-main-event-for-the-protest-the-pope-campaign/
And I'll be taking… Continue
Added by Richard Healy on September 16, 2010 at 8:00am —
From Atheist Climber Blog
Writing this blog has been a huge learning experience for me. I've had a large amount of comments, on some threads particularly, which have ranged from enlightened thought through to downright insanity, but each has helped me formulate just where I stand in relation to religion, humanity and the universe. One thing has become clear to me when discussing issues with… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on June 7, 2010 at 2:00am —
I published this piece at my blog and thought you all might appreciate it.
As you may know, my universe has no room for the possibility of a god. And in general I don't care what other people think and believe as long as their suppositions and practices don't affect me in any way. You can believe in fairies and unicorns and believe you have to bay at the moon 2 times a night to stop from… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on May 30, 2010 at 6:34pm —
One of the innate human characteristics that separates us from other animals on earth is our insatiable need to find out "why". Our natural need to seek for things like food and a mate is shared with other animals, but the questioning of why things happen is a unique to humans. It is ingrained in us, from the first day we start searching… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on May 17, 2010 at 9:15pm —
My recent blog piece "At the edge of knowledge"
spawned an awesome amount… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on May 16, 2010 at 11:30pm —
We know nothing.
The collective knowledge of all the people on earth that have ever lived is but a drop in the ocean of all possible knowledge in the universe. (1)
And the amount of knowledge any one person has is… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on May 9, 2010 at 10:31pm —
Via Atheist Climber Blog
Religion really is an oddity in humanity. When citing religion, one can be excused for irrational behaviour or beliefs. It gives people an excuse to not take part in the cultural norms of the society they live in. It allows people rights and privileges that people not of that religion are denied. It regularly excuses wrongdoing and lawbreaking if these are done "in the name of God". It… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on May 4, 2010 at 10:41pm —
Added by Martin Pribble on April 26, 2010 at 11:30pm —
From "Atheist Climber" blog,
There seems to be a lot of confusion for people on what is a compelling argument, and what is just muddying the waters of debate. So often, when in discussions around the existence of gods, the yeasayer will turn to personal experiences of things… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on April 26, 2010 at 11:30pm —
A 1999 New York Times survey found that 75 percent of American respondents chose "having faith in God" as among their "most
Added by Eric Saamanen on April 19, 2010 at 7:00pm —
Our universe is a place of massive physical forces, and given the microscopic size of humanity in the scale of it all, it’s not surprising that we get caught up in the midst of these forces. And when we do, lives and infrastructure are lost on a relatively massive scale.
In 2004, the Indian Ocean Tsunami, caused by a massive earthquake off the west coast of Sumatra, causing massive devastation of homes and communities, and taking more than 230,000 lives in Indonesia, Sri Lanka,… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on January 20, 2010 at 11:07pm —