All Blog Posts Tagged 'democracy' (8)

Better Democracy Idea.

I have been wondering for a few years now what democracy means. It seems to me that it has never really existed, in representative democracy we vote for our leaders but in-between the elections officials and intelligence agency personnel (the real policymakers) seem to do whatever they wish, including privatization of public services and therefore introducing economic competition and commission type incentives to areas that should be for the welfare of people rather than reducing people to…

Continue

Added by Quinn Tane Wilkins on July 3, 2013 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments

Freethinkers and Skeptics In Ancient Literature Part I: Thersites the Contrarian

As an outlet for the repressed literature student in me, I'm starting up this new series that focuses on characters in ancient Western literature who show some sign of skepticism or freethinking. By extension I'll also show the quacks, charlatans or authorities they dare to annoy with their tiresome voices of…

Continue

Added by Godless Poutine on April 28, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Egyptian Atheist risks her life and poses nude for freedom and human rights!

I absolutely admire this young brave lady and her boyfriend for standing up against tyranny. In a country that has Islamic fervor, these brave young individuals have sent a statement to those who value freedom to not be afraid of speaking up for your values. And what are those values? FREEDOM. Deciding what to do with your life and how to express yourself. I stand with these brave young souls for 110% - and this is coming from an…
Continue

Added by Sassan K. on November 20, 2011 at 2:50pm — 4 Comments

How democracy is lost in America

http://www.democracynow.org/2011/10/4/a_war_of_voting_could_redistricting

oh indeed the phrase 'xtian' comes up

Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on October 4, 2011 at 10:32am — 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.…





Continue

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

Democracy is a problem (?), Islam a solution (!?)

One of the many views rampant in Afghanistan's educational institutions

[/caption]

Islam provides Afghans, specially the disillusioned and somewhat conspiracy minded youth, with the perfect placebo effect. Not that Islam has had any admirable track record in providing solutions to problems or at the very least bringing people together, but what is important to these people is the…

Continue

Added by Afghan Atheist on October 28, 2009 at 1:02am — 1 Comment

The Ultimate Outsider

As a gay person I would have felt at home in ancient Greece, but as an atheist I would have been arrested and forced to drink hemlock or something. In present day China, I would have felt at home as an atheist, but then the communist party thinks homosexuality is a Western perversion that has somehow penetrated China, an undesirable import the cultural revolution failed to eradicate. Actually, I'm not the ultimate outsider. The ultimate outsider is this: gay, atheist, black, female, overweight,… Continue

Added by Manny Espinola on May 23, 2009 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

When Democracy isn’t Democratic

From www.thegoodatheist.net Please Digg this article by going here



Imagine you have an apple pie and that there are six people that want a piece. It seems obvious that if you’re a fair person, you would go ahead and divide the pie in six equal pieces. This is how small groups of individuals make compromises that allow each person to have an equal opportunity, in… Continue

Added by The Good Atheist on November 7, 2008 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Monthly Archives

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

1999

Support Atheist Nexus

Donate Today

Donate

 

Help Nexus When You Buy From Amazon

Amazon

 

© 2014   Atheist Nexus. All rights reserved. Admin: Richard Haynes.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service