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Cranston, Rhode Island Prayer Banner Removal sparks Religious Meltdown

Following up on a local issue here in Rhode Island that has begun to mushroom into a full fledged First Amendment battle, we return to the issue of the prayer banner that has been ignobly displayed in Cranston West High School since 1958. I first covered the story here. In the interest of full disclosure, I am proud to report that Jessica Ahlquist, who has…
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Added by Steve Ahlquist on December 2, 2010 at 8:20am — 2 Comments

Pakistani blasphemy trial: stupidity knows no limits

In Pakistan a woman is sentenced to death for "defiling the sacred name of the holy prophet Mohamad".

GIVE ME A BREAK WILL YA ?

Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on November 19, 2010 at 5:44am — No Comments

Chapter Ten; CONGRATULATIONS CHARLES DARWIN part forty

2009 was the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin birth and also the 150th anniversary of the publishing of On The Origins of Species In 1859. In The United Kingdom the Royal Mint has issued a commemorative two pound coin with the stuck pose of Darwin on the right facing across from a portrayal of chimpanzee. On the front of the coin is, of course, the portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The coin is issued in a limited edition and you may be able to order on from the website listed… Continue

Added by Thomas True on November 18, 2010 at 10:08am — No Comments

Another one to bite the dust because of peoples love of Allah

Blasphemy laws?
In order to protect the divine?
Or rather in order to kill people of different opinion?

Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on November 18, 2010 at 3:35am — No Comments

FUNDAMENTALISTS, THE BIBLE IS NOT INHERENT part thirty-seven





First, ask if they believe if the Old Testament still applies to a Christian Today. This will guide the rest of the discussion. As stated earlier, many fundamentalist state that they think the Bible is free of errors and contradictions. For my purpose and definition I would call “free of errors” as meaning that internally or externally is there anything inconsistent with the or contradictory in the text of the Bible or reflected in reality.

The good thing about this… Continue

Added by Thomas True on November 12, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

MY TEAM COMES TO PLAY part thirty-six



Of course I would insist that any course on world religion or religion

in general have a section on atheists. It is clear that the atheist

community has something to say about a great many number of subjects.

Everything from climate change to fair…

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Added by Thomas True on November 10, 2010 at 8:46pm — No Comments

Chapter Eight; SPORTS AND RELIGIONSpart thirty-one





This section is not the review of how so many sports heroes choose to solicit God's favor on their athletic endeavors but how who or what sports you choose to support has much to do with the same processes that one will select their religion. There has been many books and articles about that phenomenon. What I am referring to is the phenomenon of how who and what sport…
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Added by Thomas True on November 5, 2010 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Chapter Eight; WHAT ABOUT ALL THE GOOD THEY DO? part twenty-nine



It is fair to recognize the good that the religious adherents do again. After all, my forefathers came to this country to experience and escape

religious persecution of Europe. Religious America has allowed many

sorts of views of religion to live in a relatively peaceful manor. The

Puritans, Quakers, Baptists, Catholics, Presbyterians,…

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Added by Thomas True on November 2, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

Chapter Seven; DOES ALLAH REALLY CARE? REALLY? part twenty-seven













I must add here the crimes of Muslim men that are being committed against innocent women just because the men think everyone should think the way they do. Though Muslim men make up a small part of most communities in Europe they make up a large part of the men convicted of rape and sexual assault. The men do not feel guilt since they blame the non-Muslim for not…
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Added by Thomas True on October 30, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Why must freedom of speech cost money?



Lars Vilks finished his lecture in Uppsala this week.

We all remember what happened…

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Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on October 21, 2010 at 5:40am — No Comments

Charles Chilton Moore: The father of American atheism

In celebration of Freedom of Speech Week (observed October 18-24), I would like to illuminate the life of one of America's first prominent, outspoken atheists, Charles Chilton Moore, a man who was jailed for blasphemy because the sensitive Bible Belt dwellers of his time just couldn't stomach a little competition.



When one considers prominent United States atheists, depending on the social circles with which one regularly associates, the list is likely to be…

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Added by God is Pretend on October 16, 2010 at 1:35am — No Comments

Freedom of Oppression

The creator of the Draw Mohammed Day, Molly Norris, has been driven into hiding after the FBI accessed the death threats against her by Mulsims, and recommended she go into hiding.


Norris has taken the FBIs adivce and has gone ghost on her own dime - the government didn't even offer witness protection.


So what does this mean? It means the Islamic concept of the Dhimmi has been accepted by the American government. People like Norris are second…
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Added by goodthink on October 5, 2010 at 11:28pm — No Comments

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole

When two adolescent owls are relocated, they are faced with a choice: go along with it, or do the right thing. Drawing from the great stories of yore, the animated Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole is an aesthetic wonderment that captured my attention and used the occasional depth of plot to hold me tight.



The cynical Kludd (Ryan Kwanten), his cheerful brother Soren (Jim Sturgess), and their freakishly adorable little sister Egaltine (Adreinne DeFaria) live nestled safely… Continue

Added by LaRae Meadows on September 25, 2010 at 12:07pm — No Comments

This is America!

I don't know the ngenral opinion on the ground zero "mosque" here because I haven't been as active as I should be but I know at least 1 (thunderfoo at youtube) atheist has used the argument.



This is not Saudi Arabia this is America! The A in USA doesn't mean Arabia, it means America!

What am I talking about? Among the pathetic arguments against the "mosque" (its a cultural center you ignoramuses) the bigoted idiots spout out is "they don't allow churches in… Continue

Added by Lone Wolf on August 30, 2010 at 4:46pm — 1 Comment

Rant: Whats the Meaning and Purpose of Meaning and Purpose?

Many theists say that with out god life has no meaning and purpose, we atheists say that with out an afterlife life has more meaning and we make out own purpose, they reply with "but its not objective", we point out that objective meaning and purpose are impossible. Well here is a new question: Whats the meaning and purpose of meaning and purpose? Do happy people give a shit… Continue

Added by Lone Wolf on August 28, 2010 at 5:00am — No Comments

Can Jesus Discriminate?

Church Money

HOW MANY RELIEF WORKERS CAN DANCE ON THE HEAD OF A PIN? - World Vision wins its employment discriminatiin case, but the Muslims are still trying to

get their community center built. As a society, we need to stop trying

to find zero sum answers to difficult decisions on how to…

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Added by Omnipotent Poobah on August 25, 2010 at 7:42pm — No Comments

i've started a series on early church history on youtube

it's called "shady church history" and i base it on my background in classics and early medieval history.



i haven't used my youtube channel in this way before, so i'm not sure how it's gonna be received. (probably just ignored, as there are a lot of good videos made from atheist angles out there, lol.)



anyways, i have 2 episodes finished so far. the first is an introduction to the series, the second deals with lies propagated by the church and how one in particular led to… Continue

Added by markystar on August 16, 2010 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

A history of Life and the Universe Part 1: Before the Before

Its a question that people have grappled with for millennia: Where did the universe come from? People came up with creation myths to answer it but didn’t have any concrete answers and its still the same today. While we have strong and well supported theories to explain things all the way back to 10-34 seconds after the big bang but from before moment zero to then is still a mystery.

So the question still remains but that doesn’t mean there are not possible answers.



But wait,… Continue

Added by Lone Wolf on August 16, 2010 at 1:06am — 2 Comments

Ever wonder what will happen to your pets after the Rapture?

Cross-posted from my blog.



My grandmother is a huge fan of the 'Left Behind' books. I find them to be generally distasteful, but interesting in concept. The question of what the rest of us would do if some significant portion of the population was 'gone' (abducted by aliens, turned into zombies, killed by a plague, wiped out in a war,… Continue

Added by BacteriaWrangler on August 2, 2010 at 3:30pm — 6 Comments

How many times has the world ended so far, exactly?

Cross-posted from my blog.



When I first read about this a few weeks ago it made me chuckle. Agape Ministries, an Old Testament cult in Indiana, convinced several of their followers to donate large sums of money to the church based on the idea… Continue

Added by BacteriaWrangler on July 28, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

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