To the point, blasphemy laws intrude on the right of free speech and reflect a religious affectation meant to control what others say about theologically based matters. The idea of offending religious sensibilities to the point of punishment is in and of itself disgusting and distasteful, but…Continue
There is nothing that is too obvious of an absurdity to be firmly planted in the human head as long as you begin to instill before the age of five by constantly repeating it with an air of great seriousness.
– Arthur Schopenhauer
Followers of the riveting “Zachary’s Brain” series of posts will know that the narrative is not a gothic horror tale…but something that is just as disturbing: resisting the religious programming of a child.
Added by Alan Perlman on July 2, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Under the Blasphemy Law in more than 30 countries and Apostasy Laws in more than 20, Apostates and Blasphemers rights to express their freedom of opinion, critique and speech is continuously silenced while at the same time threatened with execution or sentencing.
We, the undersigned, highlight 14th March 2013 as an International Day to Defend the victims of Apostasy and Blasphemy.
The link I've posted below leads to the blogpost of a freethinking Honorary activist and…
Added by Zohaib Javed on March 12, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments
This one is pretty fun, in case anyone is interested.
I blog about a lot of things, aside from Atheism, and I host other bloggers:
Added by Edwin Lyngar on January 17, 2013 at 1:37pm — No Comments
when the glory of the lord shall shine
and blind men to his crimes
as the lies that he had promised me
would bind me to his tree
when all the angels in the dark
would brand me with the devil’s mark
i’d curse and cry with my last breath
‘i’ve still a half a bottle left!’
leave me alone, save someone else
i love my sinful, wicked self
take off from me this pit bull’s leash
save it for a pederastic priest
what good is my soul…Continue
Added by Philip Jarrett on November 7, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments
“Impiety, n. Your irreverence toward my deity.”
“Irreverence is the champion of liberty and its only sure defense.”
Fuck _____ (fill in the name of any deity, past or present).
There, that ought to do it. I’m an equal…Continue
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…Continue
Obviously he was arrested and sent back to Saudi Arabia.…Continue
Until last weekend 23 years old Kashgari Hamza was just a young and upcoming journalist from Saudi Arabia with quite a fan base following him not only in the newspapers but also on twitter. Currently he is a man who has to fear for his life with a saudi government prohibiting all newspapers from publishing any texts by Kashgari. More than 10.000 people on facebook demand his death and it is…Continue
As Dan Barker once formulated
Any belief system that threatens you with (physical) violence is morally bankrupt.
It is 2012 and we take a look at some "democratic" country that allows for "6 religions": …
Again it is Pakistan, again it is ridiculous and i would laugh if it weren't for such a nasty thing called "reality".
Faryal Bhatti, a student at the Sir Syed Girls High School in Pakistan Ordnance…Continue
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
Hi everyone - I'm just starting out at atheist nexus so I thought I'd post links to my blog (Holy Blasphemy) and my book (Jesus Potter Harry Christ). I'm doing my phd in literature, so my blog basically deals with literary theory, comparative religious…Continue
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I am a minor Youtube personality with about 210 thousand views. Over the past couple months I made two videos which had me ex-communicated from my family. One of their emails that was sent to me on Facebook is now actually one of my favorite quotes on Facebook "I had to delete you for blasphemy". Below are the links to them, I had them unlisted because I didn't want them to cause trouble in my work in case any religious apologist try to use them to prove I am intolerant or disrespectful to…Continue
Added by Yusuf Said on January 10, 2011 at 10:19am — No Comments
Following we have a demonstration of where stupidity in unison with religious laws can lead.
A doctor in Pakistan was arrested for blasphemy. What did that guy do?
Did he insult the "prophet" directly?
Did he make derogative remarks about Allah or Islam?
Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on December 14, 2010 at 4:16am — No Comments