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
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Added by Sean Asbury on February 18, 2011 at 6:45am — No Comments
Yes, the classical definition simply means that you don't believe in a god.
Here's what I would like to see for the future, though:
-activism. A striving for equality and understanding.
I grew up surrounded by racism, class-ism, ableism, sexism, sizism, homophobia and a whole lot of other -ism's that are negative, and detrimental to society, by splitting it up into "us" and "them", and a lot of these are in religion, some are outside of it, but much of it, is…Continue
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on September 2, 2010 at 9:36am — No Comments
It is a great pity that, whereas all religious communities enjoy the pleasure of receiving insult, muslims are still bereft of this privilege.
I say that this constitutes an act of discrimination and ergo an infringement of their human rights, for all religions should be spat upon equally. As atheists, let us therefore extend our generosity to those poor deprived scions of the Great Bear.
Allah has just the same right to be considered a pig as Jehovah or,…Continue
|Just read a passionate post by Hemant Mehta on Friendly atheist about the dismissed “In God We Trust” Lawsuit in which he makes three significant points.
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:…Continue