All Blog Posts Tagged 'constitution' (14)

Big weekend for USA and world considering... Atheist monument going up...

http://www.thenewamerican.com/culture/faith-and-morals/item/15695-florida-county-to-host-nation-s-first-official-atheist-monument



Will Sexton, an attorney for the county, explained that neither the religious monument nor the atheist display implies that the county is either establishing a religion or denying one. In fact, he noted,…

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Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on June 25, 2013 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Jessica Ahlquist gets award from the Hugh Hefner Foundation, which advocates for the First Amendment

http://news.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/2013/05/jessica-ahlquist-wins-award-from-foundation-of-playboy-magazine-creator.html



~ @ her facebook:



I am very honored and excited to share that I will be receiving an award from the Hugh Hefner Foundation, which advocates for the First Amendment and gives awards each year to…

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Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on May 9, 2013 at 7:34am — 2 Comments

Misunderstandings of Atheists

In my last blog, ‘My Story’ I had mentioned the misconceptions of Atheists and said that this was a topic for another day. Well, today I will talk about this topic, and why it’s important to me to rid society of these stigmas, and why in fact(in my opinion) these misconceptions exist at all.

How do any group of people get misunderstood or labeled as ‘bad’? It can stem from a number of things and really isn’t…

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Added by Mark Bundy on February 22, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Would the (American) Founding Fathers want a theocracy?

After reading an article about the secular coalition writing to congress expressing their desire to vote down the resolution to incorporate "In God we Trust" everywhere, I got into a mature and structured...Facebook war... with my father. A quick overview of where he stands: he loves almost everything that Beck/Rush/Hannity/fox news says. He wasn't this hard headed 10 years ago, but now it's become ridiculous.



I post this hoping for advice, is there any hope for him? Any…

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Added by David Skoog on February 9, 2011 at 7:41pm — No Comments

A Christian? A Muslim? An Atheist? So What?

Not surprisingly, the vast majority of those who question Obama’s religious affiliation are those who oppose the president’s political agenda. What is surprising is that his supporters are increasingly questioning his religious affiliation. Read more:… Continue

Added by David Rosman on September 8, 2010 at 8:41am — No Comments

Hellbound Alleee Show 140: Jury Duty





Francois and I return after 13 months to relate a story about my almost serving on a Federal Immigration case, and Francois pontificates.…





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Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on September 2, 2010 at 9:36am — No Comments

"God in the Constitution", by Col. Robert G. Ingersoll

I ran across this (rather long) public domain essay by Robert Ingersoll (a 19th century atheist) and found that it's still contemporaneous. I kept thinking of Islam as I read this, even though it's really directed at Christians. There are some really good points covered: particularly the secular nature of our constitution and the the break it represents from the divine authority previously assumed…
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Added by Atheist Exile on July 23, 2010 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

Letter-to-a-Senator, Feedback Appreciated

So I'm writing a letter-to-a-senator for an essay contest for Periclean Scholars (I am not one) and this is what I've got so far. Feedback would be much appreciated.

Thanks muchly, Rikka…

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Added by Rikka on March 3, 2010 at 5:54pm — 1 Comment

Lake Local School District in Ohio Makes Belief in God a Goal

There are few things that can get under my skin like the education system in America. We do not do enough to teach our kids about the real wonders in the world through logical inspection and we fail miserably to teach them to respect or understand history. Schools that respect the secular requirements of our government fail to impart the importance of these subjects. What education are we denying children when they are educated by a school district that makes “belief in god” a goal in their… Continue

Added by LaRae Meadows on August 29, 2009 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Does America Have Freedom From Religion?

This is the first of what I hope will be several posts discussing common misconceptions about atheism, atheists, religion and the law which are used by theists when they debate us. I will tag all of them as "Rooker Retorts" to make them easy to find.



"The First Amendment gives us freedom of religion, not freedom from religion."



Chances are, you have seen this quip before somewhere. Whenever secular groups speak out against endorsements of… Continue

Added by Rooker on July 20, 2009 at 5:00am — 7 Comments

Which Constitution has the last say? A States or the US?

n the last week, California has seen two violations of human rights. The first being the California Supreme Court upholding Prop 8, and the other in San Diego County where a families right to assemble for a bible study has been violated. (I know Im shocked I am defending them too.. but they have that right)



So here is my question... Which Constitution has the last say? A States Constitution? or the US Constitution?



Naturally I make my argument in my blog:… Continue

Added by Woody Bass on May 31, 2009 at 6:46pm — 1 Comment

I'm getting so irritated (understated)

The atrocity going on in the Gaza Strip is a prime example of the poison of religion. The death toll is now over 600 including civilians. This is all because of a disagreement of religion. They want this 'sacred' plot of land. We're talking about the massacre of children in a UN school and blatant disregard for 'collateral damage'. People are losing their homes, families and lives over this trivial medieval idea of god. I know its asking a lot but it would be nice for these blind, brainless… Continue

Added by Adam Johnson on January 8, 2009 at 5:30am — 6 Comments

Protecting Marriage

Protecting Marriage

The 2008 Republican Platform lays out the party's ideas of what constitutes a "real family." Unfortunately, many real families don't fall within the Republicans' idea of what a family ought to be, and therefore the Republican party labels these family as a threat to "traditional marriage." Here's an excerpt from the official 2008 Republican Platform regarding this issue:…

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Added by Scott Waybright on October 30, 2008 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

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