All Blog Posts Tagged 'freedom' (50)

No Tattoo For You!

For the last few months, I’ve been scrimping away money to restart my tattoo collecting. I currently have three altogether, all from different shops in my area, and out of the three who did the work, I decided to return to one in particular. I liked the artists that worked there, and trusted their professionalism so…


Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on April 20, 2015 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments



"The scientist has a lot of experience with ignorance and doubt and uncertainty, and this experience is of very great importance, I think. When a scientist doesn't know the answer to a problem, he is ignorant. When he has a hunch as to what the result is, he is uncertain. And when he is pretty darned sure of what the result is going to be, he is in some doubt. We have…


Added by Joan Denoo on April 6, 2015 at 5:16pm — No Comments

I Dream Of Mayberry

"I miss the good old days. You know, when things were simpler and more pure. Like Mayberry."

This is probably one of the most absolutely ridiculous notions in America…


Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on April 2, 2015 at 7:00pm — 7 Comments

Religion Destroys Our Earthly Paradise

Religions, based on Abrahamic faiths, operate in terms of dominion, ownership, hierarchy, exploitation, and manipulation.We see it all around us in the policies and practices of the institutions of our lives. I see it in my family. One grandmother came from a long line of Puritans with a very strong sense of patriarchy. Her husband, my grandfather came from a rigid Roman Catholic background with a strong sense of patriarchy. As I observe my family as a participant observer, I see a lot of…


Added by Joan Denoo on March 25, 2015 at 6:26pm — 2 Comments

Charlie Hebdo and the Terror of Free Expression

Originally written for The Autarkist.


I woke up this morning to news of Islamic…


Added by Hiram on January 7, 2015 at 12:00pm — 8 Comments

Peter Boghossian looks at the word "faith".

Peter Boghossian looks at the word faith. 

These faith-based conclusions reflect knowledge claims. The individual professes to know something about the external world. These commonly heard expressions use the word "faith". 

1. "My faith is beneficial for me."

 2. "I…


Added by Joan Denoo on August 5, 2014 at 1:53pm — 11 Comments

Refresher Course In Work Place Prosyletizing

Over the course of the past two weeks, I have undergone training courses at my new employer's office. Typically, you get to meet everyone you will be working with, and I had a couple days of shadow training. Essentially, I was riding along side my trainer, watching how she…


Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on February 8, 2014 at 9:03pm — 9 Comments

Religious Propoganda In America

What is the difference between Islam's end times and that of…


Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on February 3, 2014 at 5:24pm — 2 Comments

Atheist Freedom LIVE Podcast / Radio Show!

Hey Everyone. I host a LIVE podcast/radio show called Atheist Freedom. The show is on Thursday nights at 7pm PST. It would be an honor to have you join us! PM with any questions and send a friend request too. See you then....…


Added by Morgan Fleur De Lys on July 11, 2013 at 7:44am — No Comments

Who are the true "Islamophobes"?

To be "phobic" of something is normally taken to mean to be frightened of it. The Greek word phobos actually means fear or terror, so it would make sense to think that people who are "Islamophobic" are those who are frightened of Islam. However, in recent times, the term "islamophobic" has been used to describe those who publicly criticise Islam such as Richard Dawkins and other "new atheists" e.g. in a …


Added by Scott McGreal on May 28, 2013 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Apostasy and Blasphemy is my right....and not a crime!

Being an Ex-Muslim and born of Pakistan, it sure brings with itself a barrage of problems, pressures, ridicule and a lot of threats, especially if you happen to be an atheist and are fighting for your right to be an apostate or stand and oppose religious beliefs.

If you happen to be born in a country that takes Islam as the forefront for law-making, rights and the way of life to be run in that country, then you're most likely stripped away with a great deal of freedom of choice,…


Added by Zohaib Javed on March 13, 2013 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Suggested Obama Speech Draft: Muslims Must Learn Tolerance

Good evening. Tonight I speak, as always, to my fellow Americans…but also to the entire Muslim world, from those who think theirs is a religion of peace…to the perpetrators of the ongoing insanity of blasphemy laws, jihads, and fatwas – all of you who call yourselves Muslims.

I want to talk to you about the recent resurgence of Muslim insanity.  Actually, most of Islam is insanity, but the same is true of all religions, and that’s beside the point.

Sometimes Muslims just go…


Added by Alan Perlman on September 14, 2012 at 3:00pm — 23 Comments

Freethinkers and Skeptics In Ancient Literature Part I: Thersites the Contrarian

As an outlet for the repressed literature student in me, I'm starting up this new series that focuses on characters in ancient Western literature who show some sign of skepticism or freethinking. By extension I'll also show the quacks, charlatans or authorities they dare to annoy with their tiresome voices of…


Added by Godless Poutine on April 28, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Lunch with an Atheist! DA DAAAAAA!!!

Had a chat at lunch today. With my girlfriend who is my partner (we live together). She’s an atheist too….so I havent had to deal with any problems there. We talked about what people might think or say about us (especially here) and we also talked about people’s sexual preferences and how that is more accepted here than letting others know that you do not believe in God. Someone she knows is gay and is still somewhat “in the closet” and yet travels miles to be with someone. And it…


Added by Starland Seay on January 5, 2012 at 1:54pm — 2 Comments

Egyptian Atheist risks her life and poses nude for freedom and human rights!

I absolutely admire this young brave lady and her boyfriend for standing up against tyranny. In a country that has Islamic fervor, these brave young individuals have sent a statement to those who value freedom to not be afraid of speaking up for your values. And what are those values? FREEDOM. Deciding what to do with your life and how to express yourself. I stand with these brave young souls for 110% - and this is coming from an…

Added by Sassan K. on November 20, 2011 at 2:50pm — 4 Comments

Blasphemy is a right (says the UN)

What a lucky day. By chance i found something that obviously escaped my notice before and which i haven't found much reported in the media either.

Already last month the UN issued a statement concerning the freedom of speech in relation with the human rights convention.


Here is the good part (emphasis mine):



48.  Prohibitions of displays of lack of respect for a…


Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on August 16, 2011 at 4:04am — No Comments

How science saved my soul - or coming to your senses before it is too late.

I was once a very active and committed Christian.  I was the church treasurer, served on multiple committees, was a choir member and was active with the youth group.  But I always had a science bug, even in high school.  Yet I had never tried to reconcile my faith with science.  I don't know if I deliberately avoided it or just never thought of it, but that doesn't really matter now.  One evening while reading 'The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene, I began to think - I wonder how well my faith… Continue

Added by Brad Feaker on April 18, 2011 at 9:21pm — No Comments

It's better not to believe in God

Religion disallows people to make their own plans. Many things were not done due to worshiping. It takes away time and money. Theism doesn't protect freedom.

Added by Maciej Matiaszowski on April 13, 2011 at 2:02pm — 2 Comments

Belgian lawmakers pass burka ban

As the BBC reports Belgium passes a law banning burqas.

Belgium's lower house of parliament has voted for a law that would ban women from wearing the full Islamic face veil in public. The law would ban any clothing that obscures the identity of the wearer in places like parks and on the street. No-one voted against it.

The law now goes to the Senate, where it may face challenges over its wording, which may delay…

Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on April 1, 2011 at 3:40am — No Comments

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