All Blog Posts Tagged 'freedom' (46)

Why must freedom of speech cost money?



Lars Vilks finished his lecture in Uppsala this week.

We all remember what happened…

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Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on October 21, 2010 at 5:40am — No Comments

Charles Chilton Moore: The father of American atheism

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…

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Added by God is Pretend on October 16, 2010 at 1:35am — No Comments

Freedom of Oppression

The creator of the Draw Mohammed Day, Molly Norris, has been driven into hiding after the FBI accessed the death threats against her by Mulsims, and recommended she go into hiding.


Norris has taken the FBIs adivce and has gone ghost on her own dime - the government didn't even offer witness protection.


So what does this mean? It means the Islamic concept of the Dhimmi has been accepted by the American government. People like Norris are second…
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Added by goodthink on October 5, 2010 at 11:28pm — 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

The United States was not "Founded" as a "Christian Country"

I am an American.

On top of that I am also a Texan.

I was born in Texas and can trace my family coming to Texas in the 1850’s.

Most of my family came from the United Kingdom. The rest came from Europe.

Some have been in the United States since the early 1700’s. Some fought in the American Revolution against England.

For what I can tell, they all were “Christians” of some sort or another.

I am an Atheist.

I’ve been an Atheist since the age of six.…

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Added by Rick on June 9, 2010 at 7:14am — 9 Comments

Attitudes of Atheists toward Religion



October 12, 1997. Attitudes of atheists toward religion.


Nonbelievers call themselves by a variety of names, and have
formed a plentitude of organizations (despite their small numbers). I
think this is due to the range of attitudes they have on crucial
issues, foremost among them religion.


Recently, on an email discussion list, I read one man's comment
that he preferred the…
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Added by John B Hodges on March 7, 2010 at 3:06pm — 2 Comments

Hey Ayatollah, Leave Those Kids Alone!

To avoid feeling powerless about all the crap going on in the world, I sometimes turn a blind eye to the 'news' of dreadful events. I feel some shame in that, but I have enough problems dealing with my little life, and I do what I can to promote atheism, free-thinking, reason, science, critical thought, wonder, etc.



So, I don't know all the details about what's going on in Iran, except I know it's bad bad shit and I wish it would stop, but I don't know what I can do to… Continue

Added by Wonderist on February 26, 2010 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

Atheist Ireland Publishes 25 Blasphemous Quotes (including some from Jesus!)



If I lived in Ireland right now, I couldn't legally say St. Patrick was responsible for a horrible crime: inflicting Christianity on the Emerald Isle. Image from Wikipedia.



Below is a… Continue

Added by IAmTheBlog on January 5, 2010 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

On a collision course...

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/703301



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http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/world/islamic-nations-pursue-treaty-to-ban-blasphemy-70604142.html







Conflicting quotes from each article, these really stood out to me:



"The Islamic Conference "believes that the… Continue

Added by Sarah Elle on November 23, 2009 at 6:58pm — 8 Comments

In God We Trust Lawsuit Dismissed

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.
  • "I’m no lawyer… but how is that phrase not an endorsement of religion over non-religion? (Not only that, you know the phrase refers to the Christian…
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Added by Crispy Sea on November 9, 2009 at 6:21pm — 4 Comments

Video: Why Muslims Hate Us -- Netanyahu Answers

Admittedly, one doesn't expect an unbiased answer from a Jew about why Muslims hate us. But in this congressional hearing Netanyahu gives an answer with the ring of truth. What do you… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on November 9, 2009 at 12:06am — No Comments

Liberal/Conservative Atheists?

I have found my boyfriend and I to be somewhat of outcast amongst outcast in the nontheist community. Most atheist we know are very liberal in their view of the world while I myself consider myself in most respects to be conservative. I am pro-choice and I believe in gay rights 110% but thats pretty much where it ends. I'm a good old southern girl who likes her BBQ and gun rights. I have never felt so free as when I shrugged of the chains of the Death Cult of christianity so its hard for me to… Continue

Added by Red_Lillith on November 2, 2009 at 8:37pm — 25 Comments

Blasphemy or the Truth

While I respect the right of any person to believe as they wish, I also believe that the right to speak our minds freely and without fear of reprisal, intimidation or sanction is a hallmark of Western democracy. We should not surrender our rights in order to provide uncertain security in the face of violent opposition to contrary opinions. Ben Franklin wrote, “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety”.



There is… Continue

Added by Jack Carlson on October 28, 2009 at 10:08pm — 1 Comment

Should ministers have to pay taxes?

Churches in the US are given a lot of benefits by the government, including tax exemptions on property tax, donations, social security taxes, and sales tax.



But did you know that preachers also personally receive hefty tax breaks from the… Continue

Added by IAmTheBlog on October 20, 2009 at 2:06pm — 7 Comments

Carl Sagan

This was posted by Gavin Melville Barber, Thanks!

This is what I read to my children. Through reading about these people as child, I have learned the way towards being a free person is to read. It drives home several very important facts. This aspiring piece that shows the depth of Carl Sagan and of his passion for humanity. That of Frederick Bailey, an observant child. Who rose up from slavery to freedom. When you get your turn to rise up from "mental slavery" whom will you take with… Continue

Added by animus on August 1, 2009 at 1:47am — 1 Comment

Prohibition gets a little...male enhancement. (Now it can screw us harder.)

I didn't find this out until just now, but a couple of weeks ago, Congress passed a bill that outlaws clove cigarettes and all other flavored tobacco products. It goes into effect in less than three months.



Supposedly, this is to keep kids from smoking. I call BULLSHIT.



It would be an understatement to say I'm not exactly a fan of Big Tobacco, and I'm certainly not a habitual smoker. And I think most flavored smokes taste like shit. But why the fuck is the government… Continue

Added by Femina Irata on July 10, 2009 at 5:58am — No Comments

Who was Neda? and why I put my last blog post!

In my last blog post I put two videos of a girl’s death scene whom was shot to dead by government religious militia (Basij). That post became very controversial. And few people objected me why I put these videos here. However I think there is no need to answer them here again because other friends replied them perfectly but I think it better to write a little more… Continue

Added by ObscureAtheist on June 22, 2009 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Partisan Stupidity

From http://tinyurl.com/l5kwpj Here is what I wrote though:



Have you ever had the pleasure to observe someone incredibly competent, thoughtful, skillful, and a leader in their field perform a job (such as brain surgery)? And then some fucking retard who hasn't the foggiest clue how to do this job criticizes ("What I'd do is cut right through that there Medulla Oblangata...")? Watching the way the Republicans are criticizing President Obama over his reaction to the Iranian Election… Continue

Added by Larian LeQuella on June 22, 2009 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

In New Hampshire, One Man Left To Convince



New Hampshire Governor John Lynch & his wife, Dr. Susan Lynch

Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcn/2616349259/…


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Added by NH Baritone on May 3, 2009 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Privacy and Anonymity group

Digital Hubris - "I'm not doing anything wrong, so I have nothing to hide, therefore I have nothing to fear"



http://atheistnexus.org/group/privanon



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 — No Comments

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