To be "phobic" of something is normally taken to mean to be frightened of it. The Greek word phobos actually means fear or terror, so it would make sense to think that people who are "Islamophobic" are those who are frightened of Islam. However, in recent times, the term "islamophobic" has been used to describe those who publicly criticise Islam such as Richard Dawkins and other "new atheists" e.g. in a … Continue
Added by Scott McGreal on May 28, 2013 at 8:30am —
In case you hadn't tried it, DemocraticUnderground.com (DU) is a popular liberal blog, with an occasionally good Religion forum for believers and Nones to try and discuss issues reasonably.
After I was banned from DU, I asked here at A/N, in this discussion, "Are Democrats locking atheists… Continue
Added by Joseph Edwards VIII on June 29, 2012 at 2:08pm —
An issue of my webcomic guest starring a certain Muslim prophet, goes online in some 24 hours. Am I nervous? Fuck yeah.
True, our readership is currently small and I don't expect anyone will even notice, but I am tense nevertheless. I'm glad we stuck to our guns and didn't fall into the trap of fear-induced self-censorship that so many others do. Still, if anyone ever says that Islam is a religion of peace, call bullshit on them. I never lost a minute of sleep over an issue… Continue
Added by mistercliff on November 16, 2011 at 4:02am —
Added by Jared Sloan Cowan on May 27, 2011 at 11:50pm —
Focus on the Family is teaming up with TVGuardian to provide clean entertainment choices for families through the TVGuardian filter, a device that eliminates objectionable language from television shows.
Penned as a “foul language filter” for HDTV’s, the device seeks to protect children not only from all foul language, but also from offensive religious slurs, sexual references, and…
Added by Hambydammit on May 26, 2011 at 4:42pm —
Since DPRjones has given Venfangx ten days to terminate his account for one year, the little dumbass is freaking out. He first posted a video saying that DPR is a bad person and threatening him. (He sure loves the victim card) And saying that he is right in filing the DMCA's against DPR. He says that DPR's videos incite hatred against him and his family, and atheists are giving out his personal info (when the personal info he is talking about isn't even his real address or phone… Continue
Added by Hekate Moon on January 7, 2010 at 3:09pm —
I always stumble when I attempt to talk about things of a political nature. Politics are very complicated, and I think it's difficult to see all sides of a situation, even for those who are experts in political issues. Because of this I try not to touch on real-world politics too much, as I fear being proven wrong, and I sometimes worry I'm misunderstanding situations because I've not seen the whole picture. Even when I do understand the whole story, I can feel that I have nothing new to offer… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on December 27, 2009 at 4:43pm —
Today was a very interesting day in the Twitterverse. This morning, Reverend Run (of RUN DMC) tweeted, “Know God, Know Peace. No God, No Peace.”. This clever use of words (as it often does) got theists all excited and they started obsessively retweeting the tired cliché
Added by Randy Keating on October 21, 2009 at 12:11pm —
Here in the UK your humble blogger had a word ("Muzzies") censored on a discussion list. It was used in much the same way as one might use "fundies" or "God botherers". the ironic thing was, it was a discussion list of an association of gay and lesbian humanists, the very sort of group that is, or should be, against religious privilege, not averse to a bit of mild piss-taking and in favour of free speech (short of gratuitous offence and racism, of course, which this was not). I was even accused… Continue
Added by Andy Armitage on August 20, 2009 at 2:30am —
- "I'm not doing anything wrong, so I have nothing to hide, therefore I have nothing to fear"
Discussion, tools and resources for ensuring online privacy and anonymity. It's no longer a case of "if" these issues will affect you, it's "when". As Joni Mitchell sang - "That you don't know what you've got. Till its gone".
Folks, you are the… Continue
Added by Фелч Гроган on April 5, 2009 at 9:58am —
Rather than rehash everything, you can read all about it in our group here
. Its a real late night for me watching this happening in real time.
Currently (3am Oz time) there are major changes being done at the backbone level to our DNS
system. I'm sitting here and watching websites vanish. I… Continue
Added by Фелч Гроган on March 19, 2009 at 11:00am —
Wow, it's been a bit of a big day on Twitter and in the blogosphere when it comes to the Clean Feed issue. Looks like we're going to get a much-welcome backflip from Labour and they've decided the net is actually useful as a tool for consultation.
AND Kevin Rudd is on Twitter. Wonder if he writes his own Tweets. He's following WAY too many people. http://twitter.com/KevinRuddPM
Added by Ms Naughty on December 9, 2008 at 2:55am —
Last night I wrote a satirical blog entry that got a couple comments on it... seemingly positive, but then one commenter asked me if my post was supposed to be funny. I wrote that no one is supposed to take the post seriously. But now, it seems that my blog entry has been deleted for me. And I haven't been notified about it or warned. If I wrote something inappropriate, I'd really like to know. Has anyone been experiencing deleted blog entries? If this has been done on purpose, then I will be… Continue
Added by bbk on July 17, 2008 at 11:32am —
This post was imported from Livejournal on 2008.07.18
Kathy Griffin's Acceptance Speech to Be Cut from Emmy's Broadcast
"[A] lot of people come up here and thank Jesus for this award. I want you to know that no one had less to do with this award than Jesus."
Catholic Bill Donahue complained that her remarks were a "vulgar, in-your-face brand of hate speech."
Added by Jim Craft on September 11, 2007 at 11:30am —