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The Irish-English Conflict: Another reason why the U.S. needs a Separation of Church and State.

Another look at recent history around the world where religion and politics collided is proof the US should do more to promote the Separation of Church and State. This time I examine the Irish-English conflict.

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Added by Woody Bass on January 1, 2010 at 7:00pm — 5 Comments

The Little Book of Humanity is here

I have namely recently started a brand new blog, called The Little Book of Humanity and it is at http://thelittlebook.blogs.fi/



The very modest intention of The Little Book of Humanity is to gather into one blog the very best ideas of secular, humanist and atheist thinkers, writers, poets, philosophers and scientists of the past. The goal is to form a little guidebook on how to… Continue

Added by Jaakko Wallenius on December 25, 2009 at 3:37pm — 1 Comment

What the hell is wrong with people?

Today I heard about a single mother who got so fed up with her son playing video games all night that she called the cops on him!! She actually dialed an emergency number and had the police come to parent her son!



WHAT THE HELL!



I have heard so many STUPID, RECKLESS misuses of 911, from a wrong fast food order to videos games apparently, it's just unbelievable. Do people really think that we have unlimited emergency resources? Do people really believe they can call 911… Continue

Added by Sarah Elle on December 22, 2009 at 5:30pm — 21 Comments

My Response to ""Nation must return to its spiritual roots"

My response to the this letter to the Editor:



http://www.moultrieobserver.com/opinion/local_story_335230601.html





This letter is in response to "Nation must return to its spiritual roots" which was published on 12/1/09.



I guess it is best to start my response from the beginning... with this quote from the author:



"Our spiritual foundations are being shaken to their… Continue

Added by Woody Bass on December 3, 2009 at 7:59pm — 2 Comments

Dan Barker to visit Memphis, address church-state violations



Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor from FFRF. Source: http://ffrf.org/radio



Freedom from religion is finally coming to Memphis! Well, I should say: Dan Barker from the Freedom From Religion Foundation is coming; since the City Council here continues its unconstitutional prayers at its official… Continue

Added by IAmTheBlog on November 29, 2009 at 9:25am — No Comments

Glenn Beck: Demolish the Separation of Church and State



He is actually suggesting the wall of separation of church and state should be demolished...(yes.. i know there is no actual reference to such.. but it IS implied)... He says "its not what we were founded on"



Oh really? REALLY? The same founders he says actually wanted this to be a religious nation.. are the same ones that drafted the Constitution which said:



"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of… Continue

Added by Woody Bass on November 28, 2009 at 11:12am — 4 Comments

DJ Grothe

Had a great interview with DJ today. The show will be up late this week on Point of Inquiry at this link: http://www.pointofinquiry.org/ or on iTunes for listening on an iPod.

Darrel

Added by Darrel Ray on November 25, 2009 at 7:06pm — 2 Comments

Point of Inquiry

I'll be interviewing with DJ Grothe on Point of Inquiry Wednesday. It should be up on his podcast in the next week or so. Hope you all will listen. Off to New Orleans Dec. 11 to speak to The New Orleans freethinker organization.

Added by Darrel Ray on November 24, 2009 at 12:40pm — 2 Comments

Welcome to Gardner

I have recently moved to a small town about 25 miles south of Kansas City. My wife and I went to the city hall to sign up for various city maintained utilities (electricity, water). After getting signed up and putting down a deposit, the nice lady behind the counter offered us a 'Welcome to Gardner Kansas' bag filled with various advertisements and coupons to local establishments...oh yeah it included one other thing: a booklet provided by a local baptist church. This particular publication was… Continue

Added by Marshall on November 23, 2009 at 7:33pm — 2 Comments

On a collision course...

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/703301



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http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/world/islamic-nations-pursue-treaty-to-ban-blasphemy-70604142.html







Conflicting quotes from each article, these really stood out to me:



"The Islamic Conference "believes that the… Continue

Added by Sarah Elle on November 23, 2009 at 6:58pm — 7 Comments

Blasphemy or the Truth

While I respect the right of any person to believe as they wish, I also believe that the right to speak our minds freely and without fear of reprisal, intimidation or sanction is a hallmark of Western democracy. We should not surrender our rights in order to provide uncertain security in the face of violent opposition to contrary opinions. Ben Franklin wrote, “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety”.



There is… Continue

Added by Jack Carlson on October 28, 2009 at 10:08pm — 1 Comment

The Invention of Lying

I saw The Invention of Lying this weekend and strongly encourage all non-believers to go see it. Ricky Gervais has done a great job of framing some key questions. A friend recommended it and it was halfway though before I understood why she thought I should see it.



Off to speak at UC Berkeley, San Francisco Atheists and UC Davis this next weekend through Tuesday. If you know of anyone in those areas, tell them to come see my presentation. Here a link to my calendar:…



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Added by Darrel Ray on October 28, 2009 at 10:06am — 5 Comments

A Refutation of Muslin Demographics

I took another look at the Muslim Demographics video and I’m quite dismayed. Unknowingly, I was recommending a Christian-based piece of propaganda.



I was so daunted by the Muslim growth statistics (> 8 per family) that I overlooked the purpose and intention of the video makers.



First of all, when a video or article starts off with, “According to research…” it should send up a red flag. What… Continue

Added by Richard Goscicki on October 24, 2009 at 1:00pm — 12 Comments

Can holy water cure the Swine Flu? Spolier Alert: No, but that won't stop some from selling it.



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?



There was a time when medical health and "spirituality" went hand in hand. Most 'hospitals,' which at that time were… Continue

Added by Billy Deaton on October 23, 2009 at 4:40pm — 2 Comments

Should ministers have to pay taxes?

Churches in the US are given a lot of benefits by the government, including tax exemptions on property tax, donations, social security taxes, and sales tax.



But did you know that preachers also personally receive hefty tax breaks from the… Continue

Added by IAmTheBlog on October 20, 2009 at 2:06pm — 7 Comments

Went to see "The Invention of Lying"



I've been looking forward to seeing "The Invention of Lying" and finally got a chance last nite. I enjoyed it very much. Kept me chuckling all thru the movie. I took a religious person with me to see it and I was surprised that she enjoyed it as much as she… Continue

Added by Ron Peacemaker on October 17, 2009 at 4:36pm — 2 Comments

One down, one to go!

Now all that is left is that pesky Pledge of Allegiance. The original version was published on October 11, 1892 and the current version was published on June 14, 1954.



The words to the current Pledge of Allegiance are:

I pledge allegiance to the Flag

of the United States of America,

and to the Republic for which it stands:

one Nation under God, indivisible,

With Liberty and Justice for all.



Now, I will not say that the entire Pledge is wrong. Just… Continue

Added by Andrew Lafont on October 16, 2009 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

Local Pets Blessed At Church

DETROIT - Metro Detroit pet owners brought their animals to the Historic Trinity Lutheran Church in Detroit Sunday so they can be blessed.

Pastors and the Detroit Tigers mascot PAWS were on hand to bless all different kinds of animals including a calf and chickens.

Many churches across the country blessed animals as a tribute to St. Francis of Assissi, who is regarded as the patron saint of…

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Added by Zarathustra on October 12, 2009 at 10:11am — No Comments

Mondo Diablo Episode 216: Betty and Barney and Carl





This is the story of Betty, Barney, a Dachshund, and their abduction and rape by SPACE MONSTERS FROM OUTER-SPACE. Most of it is told by Master of Mystery and Horror, Carl Sagan. So you know it'll be scary!



Playlist





Betty and Barney and Carl 1

Alleee 1

Andre Kostelanetz * Black Hole

Annette * That Crazy Place from Outer Space

Betty and Barney and Carl… Continue

Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on October 1, 2009 at 6:08am — No Comments

Is a new Mormon right emerging?

Hi AN: I haven't posted from Good Reason News here in a while, but I thought this one was especially important. Please feel free to comment here or there.

-b.









Here's the most recent edition of…

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Added by Billy Deaton on September 23, 2009 at 8:24pm — No Comments

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