All Blog Posts Tagged 'law' (26)

Why America isn't the greatest country in the world anymore.

I like to think the U.S.A. is the greatest country in the world. I have heard it said, over and over. However, when I look around at the events and systems that hold our culture together, I know it is not true ... at least not now ... maybe never. We started out as a slave holding nation, which gives lie to the Declaration of Independence; we were founded on the principles of white, male, landowners as citizens, when suggested U.S. isn't a nation of the free, and we only made citizens of…

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Added by Joan Denoo on August 18, 2014 at 12:29pm — 18 Comments

Cosmology

Cosmology is the study of planets, stars, galaxies, and universes and gives insights into how the universe works. Cosmologists discover laws of the cosmos, not create them. They communicate the cause and effects of each law and explain them in ways the average intelligent person can understand. They base their insights on questions, doubts, experimentation, exploration, testing and formulating hypotheses that others can challenge and change as new evidence emerges.

Names such as Abd…

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Added by Joan Denoo on April 8, 2014 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Blasphemy vs. Free Speech

To the point, blasphemy laws intrude on the right of free speech and reflect a religious affectation meant to control what others say about theologically based matters. The idea of offending religious sensibilities to the point of punishment is in and of itself disgusting and distasteful, but…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on July 31, 2013 at 8:00am — 26 Comments

wow some youtube comment from rand paul tube..

funny i just went straight to comment.. cant do fuddy duddy 

Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on January 16, 2013 at 9:34pm — No Comments

Law dances the fine line between religion and insanity

“There is nothing that is too obvious of an absurdity to be firmly planted in the human head as long as you begin to instill before the age of five by constantly repeating it

with an air of great seriousness.”

– Arthur Schopenhauer

“Since it is obviously inconceivable that all religions can be right, the most obvious conclusion is that they are all wrong.”

-- Christopher Hitchens

“Society attacks early, when the child…

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Added by Alan Perlman on December 22, 2012 at 7:30pm — 8 Comments

It's Too Crowded in Here!

I know news reporters forfill an important role in investigating issues into matters that we don't always have access too but sometimes it goes too far.  This morning Ashleigh Banfield showed the story about Jesse Jackson's health issues on CNN Early Start :…

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Added by Earther on July 12, 2012 at 5:19am — No Comments

Enough Already--They Ain't That Great

After the famed “Scopes Monkey Trial,” it might seem the state of Tennessee would avoid doing anything that put religion on display in a public place. Apparently, no wise men reside in the state because an old truism says, "a word to the wise is…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on April 11, 2012 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

Even More catholic Whining

Back on June 13, 2011, I wrote the blog post More catholic Whining, in which I described the situations happening in some States like New York and Illinois, involving certain catholic charities having issues with their states making it illegal to discriminate against straight couples in common law relationships and to discriminate against gay couples when providing fostering and adoption services. Now I thought this story was…

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Added by Brian Bridson on July 15, 2011 at 2:30pm — 7 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

TN Lt. Gov. calls Islam a cult. And what is Christianity exactly?

With mere days before the primary election and with early voting underway, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey is making controversial remarks about Islam. One could argue that he doesn't have a large Muslim constituency to offend, but that should not excuse a current public official from making degrading comments of questionable validity.



Ramsey was quoted by Talking Points Memo as having said, "Now, you could even argue whether being a Muslim is actually a religion, or is it…

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Added by God is Pretend on July 29, 2010 at 1:12pm — 2 Comments

Support Judge Barbara Crabb

In April of this year, U.S. District Court Judge (Western Wisconsin District) ruled that the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional, and equated the 1952 and 1988 laws establishing the Day of Prayer as federally mandated calls for religious action. In so deciding, U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb wrote that the government can no more enact laws supporting a day of prayer than it can encourage citizens to fast during Ramadan, attend a synagogue or practice magic.…

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Added by The Big Blue Frog on July 18, 2010 at 2:42pm — 4 Comments

T. Paine

I'm currently taking American Literature 1 (from colonization to the Civil War) and had to read some Thomas Paine for class. Two excerpts from the Age of Reason, to be exact The First, sections 8 and 9. And in section 8 I found this quote:… Continue

Added by Rikka on February 16, 2010 at 9:54pm — 2 Comments

Statewide poll in North Carolina to include questions about law disqualifying non-believers from public office

"The following persons shall be disqualified for office: First, any person who shall deny the being of Almighty God." (The Constitution of North Carolina, Article 6, Section 8)



So says the state constitution of my home state, North Carolina. Perhaps even more chilling is the Preamble of the state constitution which states,



"We, the people of the State of North Carolina, grateful to Almighty God, the Sovereign Ruler of Nations, for the preservation of the American Union and… Continue

Added by tom arcaro on January 13, 2010 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Under Sharia Law....

Under Sharia Law, virgins cannot be executed, so all those rabble-rousing 9 year old girls on death row for crimes against religion in Iran have to be raped first.



No.



Seriously.



I Stumbled on this which led to… Continue

Added by Rikka on November 12, 2009 at 5:55pm — 1 Comment

Think Tank concludes that Sharia courts should not be recognized in Britian...and I agree...

Think tank concludes that Sharia courts should not be recognised in Britain



Sharia courts should not be recognised under Britain’s 1996 Arbitration Act, according to a new report from independent think-tank Civitas.



According to Denis MacEoin, author of Sharia Law or ‘One Law For All’?, sharia courts operating in Britain may be handing down rulings that are inappropriate to this country because they are linked to elements in Islamic law that are seriously out of… Continue

Added by Rick on July 2, 2009 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Simon Singh is charming! Er, appealing!

Apparently I went to bed just too early last night to see the Twitterscape and blogosphere explode with the news: Simon Singh is indeed going to be appealing against the ruling in the preliminary hearing, in his legal case in which he is charged with libel by the British Chiropractic Association.



Yay!



His book Trick or Treatment, co-authored with Edzard Ernst, is currently in the process of knocking my socks off (quite inconvenient and uncomfortable, actually, especially… Continue

Added by Cubik's Rube on June 4, 2009 at 6:09pm — No 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

Science and Creationism

I know I've been slacking lately on my blog posts but I've been dealing with my typical post topics in the real-life arena. I am going to school for evolutionary biology but I still come under fire from my peers when it comes to religion and science. Many people in the science field feel that religion and science are compatible. My stance is they are actually incompatible because religion tries to nullify scientific truths.

There is the fact of Evolution and then the Theory of… Continue

Added by Adam Johnson on April 30, 2009 at 2:28am — 5 Comments

How Bad Are Police Interrogations???

Police interrogations are the primary reason many actually innocent persons go to jail and are wrongfully convicted. The tactics frequently used in police interrogations are nothing more than psychological devices as well as some physical to coerce or (schmoose) a person into confessing a crime in which they more than likely have not committed and have no knowledge of prior to the police actually spoon feeding them details.



When the police interrogate a suspect and you are placed in… Continue

Added by Dre Smith on April 28, 2009 at 3:38pm — 6 Comments

Religious Right Spreads Lies About Hate Crimes Bill

Religious Right Spreads Lies About Hate Crimes Bill



http://www.talk2action.org



Pastors In Prison?: Religious Right Spreads Lies About Hate Crimes Bill

By Rob Boston Tue Apr 21, 2009 at 12:35:01 PM EST



Legislation that would target hate crimes is expected to start moving in Congress soon. The Religious Right is going bananas.



The legislation, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes… Continue

Added by Rick on April 23, 2009 at 8:00pm — 5 Comments

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