From the article:
“There is anecdotal evidence from other areas of the world that human sacrifice was used to maintain and control populations,” says psychologist Joseph Watts, a doctoral student who studies cultural evolution at the University of Auckland in New Zealand.
You don't say!
In highly stratified societies, class differences were strict, social mobility restricted, and stature largely…
Added by Dismal Desmond on April 5, 2016 at 8:04pm —
Borogora village in District Purulia of West Bengal. Last week, a 9 year old girl Sumitra Hansda was mentally tortured after being accused as witch by the villagers. Sabujmoni, mother of Sumitra left the village and took a safe shelter. She told us villagers are demanding 1 lakh rupee as a fine. She also told us,… Continue
Added by BIPLAB DAS on July 26, 2014 at 2:26am —
I wrote this back in December of 2011, days after Christopher Hitchen's passing from cancer. Here's my piece of writing that describes me the most as a secular humanist. Enjoy!
Christianity belongs to Europe because their ancestors invented it before my ancestors were being forced on with violence and death that during the Atlantic Slave Trade and Christopher Columbus' killings against Native Americans.…
Added by Cecelia Taylor-Hunt on March 21, 2013 at 1:37am —
Anita Sarkeesian's website is located here:
Feminist Frequency: Conversations with Pop Culture
Trope 1 Continue
Al Hirt * Java
String Quartet * The Great Gig in the Sky
Christian Bruhn * Ford Capri II
F Le Mur * Believe it or Kill Me 1
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on April 18, 2012 at 5:46pm —
Greeting from The Project
Here we examine the merits (or lack thereof) of cultural relativism. Is everything relative? Does post modernism work? Do Eskimo’s hate babies? You say to-ma-toe, we say to-mat-NO. Sharpen your critical thinking skills and prepare for some super-addition in this edition of Norm’s Conceptual Corner. Check it out at … Continue
Added by The Mile High Sanity Project on December 22, 2011 at 11:30pm —
The Impact Of Christianity On Western Culture Continue
My wish is to live in a society, where apistia, egalitarianism and Epicurus' principle of not harming and not to be harmed were the basis of a life in cooperation, justice, security, consideration and responsibility. Only there is no such society.
Unfortunately people can free themselves from the childhood…
Added by Maruli Marulaki on November 23, 2011 at 5:59am —
I do not understand Why there is such a grand hullabaloo about being an atheist. Religion has never in my whole life been a part my personality. At times I can get disturbed about the crazies out there in the world that hold extremely unexplainable, contradictory believes but I can always just walk away and not need to deal with another such person for a few years.
During the early years of my life in school it was popular amongst the 1st and 2nd graders to ask each other if they… Continue
Added by lordmetroid on October 21, 2009 at 9:38pm —
I know I'm a little behind the curve but I just finished watching the documentary JESUS CAMP.
Just wanted to jot down my first impressions before I forget them, so apologies if this is a bit disorganized.
I was singularly unimpressed by the performance of the liberal Christian radio host in trying to mount a defense against and criticism of his more evangelical co-religionists. Liberal Christianity makes for a poor defender of democracy and reason indeed. The best defense… Continue
Added by Aggiememenon on August 25, 2009 at 1:17am —
Lately, there seem to be more and more blogs posting about how the author is leaving religion or how someone is embracing atheism and after reading one such post earlier today, I realized that I could never make an announcement like that. Why? Because I was born in a country where religion was just not very important and I never had a religion to renounce or have to come to terms with my lack of belief. I just never really believed and the society around me said it was perfectly logical for me… Continue
Added by Greg F. on May 30, 2009 at 7:23pm —
A village named Panchal situated in Bankura district(West Bengal) which is 10 kilometer away from Bankura-Burdwan state highway. The village is surrounded by dense forest. Basically Panchal is tribal based area and the villagers depend on forest for there bread and butter.
The village ,Panchal arranges a rural festival ‘Gajon’ in every last week of Bengali calendar year. Which is one of the main attraction of rural culture. In this festival villagers worship lord Shiva. To pacify Hindu… Continue
Added by BIPLAB DAS on May 9, 2009 at 2:22pm —
Why is sexual control so important in most major religions? This is the subject of my next two videos. I just put up part 7 today and will get part 8 up soon. Sexual control is important to religions NOT to help people to control sex but to put them in a double bind - caught between powerful biological drives and teachings that appear to oppose those same drives. Sexual guilt must be taught/learned. There are cultures where sexual guilt is not experienced or is a very minor part. Food control,… Continue
Added by Darrel Ray on March 10, 2009 at 5:00pm —
Speaking of doomsday, did you know we’re living in the end times? Yeah, I know, we’ve been living in the end times during the fall of Rome, the Dark Ages, Black Death and an invasion into Spain by Muslims as well as both world wars and the Cold War. But all the disasters, wars and epidemics are nothing compared to now. The end is almost here as it’s written in the Book of Revelations. Unlike the Mayan prophecy of 2012, the belief that we are the last generation on Earth isn’t just embraced by… Continue
Added by Greg F. on January 23, 2009 at 6:09pm —
Happy New Year! As you may know, the Sc-Fi channel runs a Twilight Zone marathon on New Years's Eve and New Year's Day. It's fun to see all the old filmmaking techniques, the occasional bad acting, the weirdness of the stories and how freaky that narrator is (Futurama does a perfect parody called "The Scary Door".) But it's also fun to see American culture and weird beliefs in this era.
One episode called "The Obsolete Man" had this weird "git them godliss commies!" feel to it. A… Continue
Added by Becky Garcia on January 1, 2009 at 4:33pm —
In July 2008 I wrote some articles to make my column and blog readers think each being presented as a piece of humor and a different slant as seen through this poor old atheist eyes. I now wish to share these small humorous articles with my new friends and audience on gather.com
The first deals with the problem of a second coming of the Christian savior Jesus Christ of whom I think as one of the worlds greatest philosophers.
I am the son of… Continue
Added by Robin Johnson-Perkins - Babel Fish on November 27, 2008 at 1:15am —
No way am I going to try to keep track of another blog; so I'll just put in a post with the links to the blogs I can actually keep up with:
Tangled Up in Blue Guy
Added by Mike Haubrich on July 6, 2008 at 3:55pm —