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Turkey blocks website of its first atheist association, So why Turkey is still praised for its "freedom" by the American media?

It took less than a year for a Turkish court to block the website of the country’s first official atheism association.



The Atheism Association, the first of its kind in any Muslim-majority country, was officially founded in Istanbul’s Asian-side neighborhood of Kadıköy in April 2014. However, the Gölbaşı 2nd Civil Court of Peace in Ankara has finally moved to block the association’s website,…

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Added by Imaginary Cat Owner on May 23, 2015 at 5:03am — No Comments

There are More Persons in this Conversation than are Dreamed of in Your Philosophy!

“I don’t believe in atheists.” That’s a phrase I’ve been seeing a lot lately. It passes for clever in apologetics blogs and it helps many a drive-by tweeter to troll the atheist hashtags. I somehow doubt the majority of these people are making references to the Chris Hedges book from 2008, but who knows how the meme rolls. The…

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Added by Dan Wall on May 22, 2015 at 7:15am — 1 Comment

Fox News Paper

this was the first research paper that I wrote in College. It was done in the fall of 2012 for my Humanities 101 class.

In 1996 media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, chairman of the multi-billion dollar conglomerate News Corporation and Roger Ailes, CEO of Fox News and former media advisor to Presidents Nixon, Reagan, and Bush Sr., launched the Fox News Channel. They said their goal was to bring “fine and balanced journalism” to the American public (Greenwald 8). It has been…

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Added by Scott DeLong on May 21, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Political Ideology Paper

I wrote this paper, back in October of 2013 for my Political Ideology class. 

Hubris: the Republican Party and the betrayal of America

The party that was one the champion of the Progressive movement and of the movement to abolish slavery has been taken over by a group of conservatives who are determined to drive this country into the ground unless certain demands are met. This party which was once the…

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Added by Scott DeLong on May 21, 2015 at 7:59pm — No Comments

Tea Party Paper

I wrote this paper 3 years ago, in my Humanities 102 class. In this paper, I wrote about how the Tea Party was really a front for corporate america to sabotage Barack Obama's agenda.

            Over the past few years in America there has been a movement known as the Tea Party movement that is trying to bring notice to big government and wasteful spending through a grassroots style movement.  But is this truly a grassroots movement as the Tea Party claims they are?  There are major…

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Added by Scott DeLong on May 21, 2015 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

China Mobile's 4G slower growth could adversely affect the Apple iPhone

China Mobile and China Unicom released their April, the number of subscribers, China Mobile and experienced much slower growth in 4G user base than it has in recent months. Because China is an important growth engine in the results of Apple may have on the results of the June quarter Apple an effect. I did a allreli samsung s6 flip leather case to deal with data back to June 2009, China…

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Added by Allen4william on May 21, 2015 at 2:01am — No Comments

Italian Renaissance Paper

I wrote this paper in April of this Year for my Italian Renaissance class. In this paper, I compare the Maesta Altarpiece by Duccio di Buoninsegna to Sandro Botticelli's Madonna of the Pomegranate.

Duccio's Maesta

Botticelli's…

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Added by Scott DeLong on May 20, 2015 at 9:48pm — No Comments

Sociology Paper

This is one of the papers that I would this semester in college. In this paper I write about the differences in New Zealand's and Scandanavia's prison systemsand compare them to our prison system.

 

An Analysis of Prisons and Rehabilitation in New Zealand and the Nordic Countries

By: Scott DeLong

The United States and other cultures, such as the…

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Added by Scott DeLong on May 20, 2015 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Godwinks or Hoodwinked?

Have you heard about Godwinks yet?



They are new in the “feel good” style media line up lately. I was introduced to these once a month motivational segments while at work the other morning when one of our clerks went on her break, tuning in to the ever popular wine drinking duo of Kathy Lee and Hoda on the Today show. This…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on May 20, 2015 at 4:58pm — 2 Comments

Mad Max: Fury Road—Don't Believe the Hype

Don't-don't-don't don't believe the hype. Mad Max has it all except for two things: a story worth following and characters that anyone cares about with the noted exception of Imperator Furiosa played by Charlize Theron. The main character Max Rockatansky played by Tom Hardy doesn’t really speak until nearly the middle…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on May 20, 2015 at 9:14am — 5 Comments

VIKING TRANCE The Viking Trance Channel

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Added by Mavis Benfield on May 16, 2015 at 7:16am — 3 Comments

about my kids

My kids were raised without the confines of a religious system. My wife and I taught our kids to be honest, kind, and caring people, and to live a good life. I think we succeeded, and religion had nothing to do with it. My daughter has declared herself to be an Atheist for a few years now. My son was fully involved in the Christian cult for a while, but has not attended for a couple of years now. I don't really know if he still believes in a God, he just seems ambivalent. I'll give him some…

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Added by Randal Fernandez on May 15, 2015 at 7:13pm — 2 Comments

Spiritual Eugenics Really Are A Thing

My eldest son and I were making the daily commute to school this past week, and we ended up on the discussion of extending human life to hundreds of years. He’d overheard a news article about slowing down the aging process, which got him thinking. Naturally, I’m somewhat against extending human…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on May 15, 2015 at 5:23pm — 6 Comments

On throwing one suffocating starfish on the beach back into the ocean

Srini: What does one have to do to become an atheist cum secular humanist?

Me: There are no conversion or initiation rites to undergo. That happens only in religions. Here you simply give up certain practices. That’s about it. This eases your lifestyle. You do not have to waste all those hours & energies in prayers, bhajans and visits to temples for archanas, sevas, homas and pilgrimages. And the money saved from these can be diverted to deserving charities or as in my case for…

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Added by V.N.K.Kumar on May 15, 2015 at 6:53am — 2 Comments

Scientists: Earth Endangered by New Strain of Fact-Resistant Humans

Scientists: Earth Endangered by New Strain of Fact-Resistant Humans

Oh! that this were satire! 

MINNEAPOLIS (The Borowitz Report) – Scientists have discovered a powerful new strain of fact-resistant humans who are threatening the ability of Earth to sustain life, a sobering new study reports.

Andy Borowitz…

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Added by Joan Denoo on May 14, 2015 at 2:05pm — 6 Comments

Abomination

The following is an excerpt from the revised High School with Rudy Giuliani which I made highly autobiographical as I approach the end of life's journey.  It's interesting how patriotic I was in younger days but ever since Spiro Agnew pleaded "Nolo Contendere" my feelings about government and the country did a 180.  This little rant shows why I believe political corruption should be considered one of the most contemptible crimes a person can commit.

From the book:…

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Added by Richard Goscicki on May 9, 2015 at 11:52am — 3 Comments

Nobody Can Show Me God

I’m the kind of guy that says if I don’t see it, then it doesn’t work.  And nobody can show me god.

-- Kerry King, guitarist for Slayer



Doubtless there are believers out there who would label the above statement as simplistic, but boil it down and what’s left is the single biggest reason why religion ultimately will have to either collapse or descend into irrelevance.  Regardless of the tradition or culture it may come from, all concepts of god share one…

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Added by Loren Miller on May 8, 2015 at 12:37pm — 10 Comments

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