For the longest, Christians felts free to say the most horrible things about atheists, agnostics an other nonbelievers, but books by prominent atheist writers such as Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and Chris Hedges caught religionist off guard and became international best-sellers. It seems many Christians have thin skin when it comes to taking the criticism about their religion despite their expertise denigrating others.
Christian religionist regularly disparaged atheists and… Continue
Added by Donald R Barbera on April 11, 2011 at 6:00pm —
I'm looking for book recommendations on a few subjects:
1) philosophy (any)
1b) political philosophy: specifically capitalism, socialism
2) religion: including books about atheism, religions, cults, etc
2b) religious texts: any texts (already own Bible, Koran, Book of Mormon)
3) science (any)
4) must-read literature: esp. 19th and early 20th century literature Continue
If you have a subject you think…
Added by Donegal on March 19, 2011 at 11:30pm —
How often do we solve the world’s problems? Or, if not the world’s problems – just the nation’s troubles? For me at least, it’s often an exercise in civility, normally conducted over a beer with an acquaintance, or a friend, who shares a different political perspective than my own – but there is usually one thing we can agree on, our system of government and our elected leaders do not…
Added by Sean Asbury on March 15, 2011 at 4:21pm —
If only other species could lead for awhile. . .since our species seems so inept.
I might actually suggest The Newts--gentle, deliberate, slow, peaceful, amphibious, non-theist. . .if Mr. Faith-of-Our-Flounders wasn't desecrating the word:
Added by Chris Highland on February 27, 2011 at 12:15pm —
The move toward American Theocracy by the empowered evangelical 'elite' in the US has made it almost impossible for an atheist or difficult for a non-christian to be elected to office. Schools are having their curriculum undermined by creationist who wish to revise history, remove evolution from science, and prevent teaching sexual health and pregnancy prevention. Atheist fear reprisals for not being christian and are often discriminated against at work, socially, and most especially in… Continue
Added by Shannon on February 15, 2011 at 10:57pm —
Im just wondering if there is such a thing and if there is how could it be?
Added by Earther on October 24, 2010 at 10:32pm —
I am posting this not so much because of his opinions on progressive and conservative politics, but because of what he has to say on intrinsic and extrinsic values, especially these quotes:…
Added by Dallas (on hiatus) on October 13, 2010 at 3:00pm —
Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam has locked up the Republican primary race for governor beating rivals Rep. Zach Wamp and Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey.
Haslam will face Democratic nominee and businessman Mike McWherter in the November general election.
In a primary race that was laden with personal… Continue
Added by God is Pretend on August 6, 2010 at 12:10am —
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… Continue
Added by God is Pretend on July 29, 2010 at 1:12pm —
A new website sponsored by the Tennessee Newspaper Network makes easy work of comparing the current gubernatorial candidates' positions on various issues. Each candidate presents a different opinion on the subject which is a welcome departure from the typical party-lines talking points that tend to dominate discussion.
Sadly, the debate between evolution and intelligent design is… Continue
Added by God is Pretend on July 25, 2010 at 8:38pm —
Something was brought to my attention a bit ago. Some Republican politician is trying to get a "Christian" prayer thing passed that says anything with a payer in the military has to be "Christian" or something along those lines...
Yet again another Goodie Two Shoes is trying to jack with the military because they think they can.
So, I have offered up my own prayer.....
I call it:The Military Secular Atheist… Continue
Added by Rick on May 27, 2010 at 10:13pm —
I live in Texas.
I’ve always been an atheist.
All my life I’ve had to put up with these bible pounding clowns who think their “Manure” does not stink.
Well it does.
I’ve seen these clown just ruin a college.
At first there were no preachers on the Board of Regents.
Then one day there was one.
The next thing you knew all the Regents were preachers.
That lead to the demise of the college.
It lost it’s… Continue
Added by Rick on May 25, 2010 at 12:00am —
As I mentioned, Hungary held elections in April. While we are still wating for the new government to take over, the parliament is already up and working, and the Society for Freedom Rights is doing their work: as they pointed out, the preambulum of one of last week's bills goes as follows: "We, the members of the parliament of the Republic of Hungary, those who believe that God is the ruler of history and those who endeavour to understand history from other sources..." ("Mi, a Magyar… Continue
Added by Szekularis Figyelo on May 24, 2010 at 11:31am —
As most are aware, Arizona recently passed a demand-to-see-your-papers law: Anyone who 'looks' like they could be an illegal immigrant can be stopped on that suspicion alone and must provide proof of citizenship or legal residency. If you don't have such proof on you, even if you are a legal resident, you can be jailed up to 6 months just for not having the proper paperwork on your person.
One would think that the freedom-loving, privacy-loving, constitution-is-sacred,… Continue
Added by Jo Jerome on May 19, 2010 at 7:36pm —
In a story released today by Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, Oasis Church, a huge mega-church in Los Angeles, posted a statement on their website noting that a church official was seeking re-election. Alex Jones-Moreno, already on the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood City Council was… Continue
Added by Carol Everhart Roper on May 19, 2010 at 5:20pm —
(Originally posted on Left Agenda
Can you imagine the idea of a BLACK MAN actually trying to tell these WHITE Senators how to do their jobs?
OK, maybe it's not so difficult for you, but it seems outrageous to Cons, Faux News
, and the GOP. While GOP appeals of "…
Added by Caleb Owens on February 26, 2010 at 6:14pm —
Added by Woody Bass on February 15, 2010 at 7:13pm —
Another look at recent history around the world where religion and politics collided is proof the US should do more to promote the Separation of Church and State. This time I examine the Irish-English conflict.
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Added by Woody Bass on January 1, 2010 at 7:00pm —
I always stumble when I attempt to talk about things of a political nature. Politics are very complicated, and I think it's difficult to see all sides of a situation, even for those who are experts in political issues. Because of this I try not to touch on real-world politics too much, as I fear being proven wrong, and I sometimes worry I'm misunderstanding situations because I've not seen the whole picture. Even when I do understand the whole story, I can feel that I have nothing new to offer… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on December 27, 2009 at 4:43pm —
My response to the this letter to the Editor:
This letter is in response to "Nation must return to its spiritual roots" which was published on 12/1/09.
I guess it is best to start my response from the beginning... with this quote from the author:
"Our spiritual foundations are being shaken to their… Continue
Added by Woody Bass on December 3, 2009 at 7:59pm —