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An another case torturing after accused as witch in January 2015

Pacho saren of remote village Baliguma, P.S.- Joypur, Dist Bankura was accused as a witch and then he was brutally  tortured  by the villagers. It was an incident of last week of December 2014. Pacho went to nearest hospital and he was admitted at that time. On 4th January 2015, when he released by the…

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Added by BIPLAB DAS on January 25, 2015 at 11:58am — No Comments

An another case of torturing after accused as witch in January 2015

Pacho saren of remote village Baliguma, P.S.- Joypur, Dist Bankura was accused as a witch and then he was brutally  tortured  by the villagers. It was an incident of last week of December 2014. Pacho went to nearest hospital and he was admitted at that time. On 4th January 2015, when he released by the…

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Added by BIPLAB DAS on January 25, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Reasonings on Thus Spake Zarathustra

This blog was originally written for The Autarkist.

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Nietzche’s Zoroaster, the Atheistic Prophet 

When Zarathustra was alone, however, he said to his heart: “Could it be possible! This old saint in the forest hath not…

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Added by Hiram on January 23, 2015 at 8:07pm — 1 Comment

From ignorance to Enlightenment

I, as so many others of my generation, grew up in tightly knit christian farming communities with little exposure to "other" races and religions. We were taught that Roman Catholics and Jews were of the devil and the only way to heaven was through the christ.

WW II changed all that. Strong, young men were swept out of the farming communities to go to war or to building wartime facilities. My father and uncles went away for the duration of the war, with the exception of one uncle who…

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Added by Joan Denoo on January 23, 2015 at 12:49pm — 7 Comments

What is it like to live in a theocratic country ?

 

It’s 4:30 am and I jump awake from my sleep. a loud voice from the mosque can be heard “allahu akbar” this is Adhan or the Muslim call to pray and ….it’s a long one ; I try to go back to sleep because I set the alarm clock for 7:30 am . After eating the breakfast, I have to decide what I’m going to wear that is considered right and “Safe” by the “moral police”. Moral police is an organized patrol force licensed by the government, their duty is to look for what they consider…

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Added by Martin DH on January 22, 2015 at 5:00am — 14 Comments

You Have To Be A Die Hard Cynic To Be Religious

You Have To Be A Die Hard Cynic To Be Religious

Most of my mornings are filled with top 40 hits of pop music as I commute to work, kids in tow. This radio station is a clear favorite for all of us with its variety, and usually I can ignore the music and let the kids enjoy a little be bopping before going to school. Recently though, we discovered that on Sunday mornings there is a half hour of…

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Added by Amanda Ashcraft on January 21, 2015 at 8:36pm — 3 Comments

My thoughts on the State of Union

I liked most of what I heard President Obama tell us last night in his State of the Union address. Let me go through a brief checklist:

  1. Taxing the rich: check and double-check. The rich have made out like bandits and basically own the Congress due to a horrendous Supreme Court decision in Citizens United. I could tell by the sour expression on the face of Mr Orange, John Boner, that the President had struck a…
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Added by kenyatta yamel on January 21, 2015 at 7:00pm — 5 Comments

Scouring the Shire

One of my favorite pieces of literature is the last chapter of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Despite Tolkien's famous dislike of allegory the fact is that his stories resonate so strongly in us because of their multifaceted ie. allegorical nature. In the story, the heroes return victorious only to discover their homeland overtaken by the very philosophy against which they were fighting. What sets the heroes apart from their native cohabitants is two fold: perspective and…

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Added by Čenek Sekavec on January 21, 2015 at 11:18am — No Comments

Matt Slick (Apologist) gets used as a door matt by Matt Dillahunty.

Yes, Matt Dillahunty wipes his feet on Matt Slick.

Slick is not so slick, producing a fallacy a minute in this debate with Dillahunty.

Demonstrating clearly that even the best apologists are nothing but fallacious, moronic nutjobs.

Added by Dyslexic's DOG on January 21, 2015 at 3:30am — 6 Comments

A banned documentary about Islam

It seems fair and well researched. Why banned? I don't know.. maybe it hurt someone's feelings..? 

Added by juha the stupid on January 20, 2015 at 8:30pm — 6 Comments

Reasonings About Sam Harris’ The Moral Landscape

The following piece was originally written for The Autarkist.

After reading Sam Harris’ The Moral Landscape, I’ve decided to finally articulate some of the praise and criticism that, for some time now, Harris and his work have inspired in me.

The goal…

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Added by Hiram on January 20, 2015 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Islamophobia Re-examined (Brief Post)

Due to the hype about the so-called "dangers" of Islamophobia, I would like to clear things up regarding it, first I would like to define "Islamophobia", go over actual reasons to use it and the excuse people make out of it to silence legitimate criticisms of Islam, and my own take on it.

1. The Definition of Islamophobia

  1. Islam is seen as a monolithic bloc, static and unresponsive to change.
  2. It is seen as separate…
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Added by Oxyaena on January 19, 2015 at 11:15pm — 9 Comments

A Late Night Catechism

Yesterday at the Mythicist Milwaukee meeting, we were throwing around ideas for activities that might interest people, when one guy, Brian, mentioned an improv play he had seen in Chicago called A Late Night Catechism. Apparently the play was has also been performed around Racine and Milwaukee pokes fun at religion in general and the Catholic church in particular. As Brian explained, it sounded very interesting and something I might want to…

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Added by kenyatta yamel on January 19, 2015 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Frrom how did the Packers blow that game to Mythicist Milwaukee

I just came home from a meeting of Mythicist Milwaukee, an atheist group with a particular flair. The mythicists examine the myth of Jesus in declaring that there is reason to doubt whether such a person ever existed.

There is evidence that many of the stories of early Christianity were borrowed from other religions. In addition the stories in the Bible are so fantastic that they boggle the imagination. Noah and the…

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Added by kenyatta yamel on January 18, 2015 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Pardon me while I re-define myself

In school I learned that I have been working towards a state of self-actualization, progressing from the sum of my parents' hopes and dreams to being who I want to be. Part of this process involved changing my name several times as I became the person I was intended to become.

I also evolved politically, sexually and other ways. One of these transformations was extremely controversial though not always evident to…

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Added by kenyatta yamel on January 18, 2015 at 8:34am — 1 Comment

Darwin and the Planet of the Apes

I recently had the pleasure of listening to the translation of the original, French-language book in the Planet of the Apes series in audio-book format. I’ve always considered PotA folklore to be among the most underrated, most enjoyable in all of science fiction, but it also raises many interesting cultural and philosophical questions.

Planet of the Apes was pop culture’s response to the tensions generated by…

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Added by Hiram on January 17, 2015 at 11:14am — 3 Comments

The Wrong Meaning of Life

Many church or mosque goers believe religion gives their lives “meaning.”  It’s a delusion, an appealing but false concept.  What meaning could being credulous enough to believe the preposterous give one’s life?  If anything, I think a good and magnanimous god would disdain such behavior.  They’re abandoning reason for self-interest and wishful thinking. 

In biology, the Prime Directive (PD) governs all life down to insects, worms and beyond.  The force that governs all life is…

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Added by Richard Goscicki on January 16, 2015 at 1:30pm — 14 Comments

Amusing: Screenmonkeyman's Orb Delusion attack on Jaclyn Glenn? LOL

I found this hilarious bit of nonsense from some joker calling himself "ScreenMonkeyMan"

Where he claims Jaclyn Glenn is a Satanist, because of some moving "Orbs" which appear to be eminating from possibly reflection of light off a rotating object or interference pattern on the camera.

though since these light spots or orbs are only on the wall, they…

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Added by Dyslexic's DOG on January 16, 2015 at 1:04am — 12 Comments

Damaged And Dating: A Situation I Never Thought Of Until Now

Damaged And Dating: Situations I Never Thought Of Until Now

I am a survivor of religious brainwashing and amplified abuse due to religious influences in my childhood household.



I was trained from an early age that life was a constant battle between the divine and my imperfect flesh. I was…

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Added by Amanda Ashcraft on January 15, 2015 at 7:42pm — 5 Comments

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