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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
Being an Ex-Muslim and born of Pakistan, it sure brings with itself a barrage of problems, pressures, ridicule and a lot of threats, especially if you happen to be an atheist and are fighting for your right to be an apostate or stand and oppose religious beliefs.
If you happen to be born in a country that takes Islam as the forefront for law-making, rights and the way of life to be run in that country, then you're most likely stripped away with a great deal of freedom of choice,…
A letter to liberals and conservatives alike:
I’m done with the lies. I’m fed up with the misinformation and half-told stories. We’re entrapped in a system that posits the youngest generation alive against the oldest generation, each telling each other they’re leading to the destruction of the human race, throwing around labels like “heterosexist” and “homophobic” and “bigot” and “ignoramus” without even knowing what they mean, and that they hold many of the same traits which they…Continue
Added by Andrew Kletzien on October 2, 2012 at 4:26pm — No Comments
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
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
Had a chat at lunch today. With my girlfriend who is my partner (we live together). She’s an atheist too….so I havent had to deal with any problems there. We talked about what people might think or say about us (especially here) and we also talked about people’s sexual preferences and how that is more accepted here than letting others know that you do not believe in God. Someone she knows is gay and is still somewhat “in the closet” and yet travels miles to be with someone. And it…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…
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Religion disallows people to make their own plans. Many things were not done due to worshiping. It takes away time and money. Theism doesn't protect freedom.
Belgium's lower house of parliament has voted for a law that would ban women from wearing the full Islamic face veil in public. The law would ban any clothing that obscures the identity of the wearer in places like parks and on the street. No-one voted against it.Continue
The law now goes to the Senate, where it may face challenges over its wording, which may delay…
Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on April 1, 2011 at 3:40am — No Comments
Running to catch the sun
We are all heading for the grave in an indifferent universe. How do we cope with such existential concerns?
So you run and you run to catch up
with the sun but it's sinking,
Racing around to come up behind you
The sun is the same in a relative way,
but you're older,
Shorter of breath, and one day closer
Poobah Self Disclosure: I'm an atheist. You may be a Christian...not that there's anything wrong with that.
America is an unhappy place these days. Opposing forces not only bludgeon each other bloody, but as…Continue
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In celebration of Freedom of Speech Week (observed October 18-24), I would like to illuminate the life of one of America's first prominent, outspoken atheists, Charles Chilton Moore, a man who was jailed for blasphemy because the sensitive Bible Belt dwellers of his time just couldn't stomach a little competition.
When one considers prominent United States atheists, depending on the social circles with which one regularly associates, the list is likely to be…Continue
Added by God is Pretend on October 16, 2010 at 1:35am — No Comments