All Blog Posts Tagged 'religious' (55)

Pissing in the wind...

I've been around the block.  Because I have an obsession with knowing things I have learned things I wish I didn't know.  Human ignorance and depravity are far deeper than the average person, whose head is stuck firmly in the sand, can even fathom.  For every "good thing" there are a thousand opposites.  I've learned things I cannot tell any other person for fear it would fuck up their head permanently, as mine has been.

I reject the notion of a creator because of the Hubble Deep…

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Added by Ted Gresham on February 28, 2012 at 1:39pm — 1 Comment

Heathen discrimination

Just ran into my first case of blatant discrimination. I was applying for a job helping resettle refugees in the United States. I was excited to apply since I'm quite qualified for the position and it's always been something I wanted to do. There was a mention that I had to be able to work with "colleagues, resettlement partners, volunteers and Churches in the local community" but in my experience this shouldn't be any sort of problem since many people in churches are doing some…

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Added by mistercliff on December 27, 2011 at 1:08am — 14 Comments

Minority Advantages and Majority Advances

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2010/07/16/hfr-for-friday-religious-minorities-is-the-disadvantage-the-advantage/



As something of a self identified Buddhist in the Bible Belt (of all places), I have felt (potentially unrealistically) a sense of isolation and separation from a genuine sangha or even a community of lay Buddhists. With only a single professor in… Continue

Added by Jared Sloan Cowan on May 27, 2011 at 11:45pm — No Comments

Belgian lawmakers pass burka ban

As the BBC reports Belgium passes a law banning burqas.

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.

The law now goes to the Senate, where it may face challenges over its wording, which may delay…
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Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on April 1, 2011 at 3:40am — No Comments

Religiousil



Cracked me up! Enjoy!

Added by Valles Marineris on March 20, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

They Lie, They Lie, They Lie

“We voted for them because they promised less interference from government, a simplification of the tax codes and common sense legislation. They lied.” Read More: http://wp.me/pDkAX-5I

Added by David Rosman on February 16, 2011 at 11:07am — 1 Comment

Don’t Do Unto Others As They May Decide to Do Unto You

Guns and Bibles

GUNS AND BIBLES - Ameican Christians like to howl about their persecution, but it's hard to feel their pain. Having control over almost all political posts, have unlimited money and influence, and can demonize and run rough-shod…

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Added by Omnipotent Poobah on December 19, 2010 at 4:48pm — 2 Comments

I am dissapointed in you

This is a past post from my blog which is inteded for atheist and theist alike, so don't take it personally if it doesn't apply to you, it's only meant to give an example of my writing and get some followers if possible. Other post are available and vary from informative to rants to arguments on facebook with my brother the preacher. So here is one I hope you like:

Religion is the process in which believing in something blindly is expected because someone said you should…

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Added by Luis Wilson on November 16, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Your Kid Can't Play With Mine: The Problem of Parenting with Religious Discrimination

This post was originally posted on my Facebook page and it is geared to Christians and Atheists alike. I posted it here for…

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Added by Godless Glen on August 19, 2010 at 11:30am — 8 Comments

My first humanist/secular meetings

This summer I decided to start attending some functions with other people who may think like myself. Having lived in the Kansas City area for most of my life I had never gone looking for groups to attend. To my pleasant surprise I found a group that meets every Sunday on the University of Missouri Kansas City campus, my alma mater. If the group had been more publicized on campus while I attended school I may have joined earlier, but I'm happy all the same.



The group I attend is the… Continue

Added by AletheaT on May 29, 2010 at 2:30am — 1 Comment

Noah's Art found!! Again! Maybe. Or not.

http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-44168-Philadelphia-Freethought-Examiner~y2010m4d27-Noahs-Ark-Found-Again-Maybe-Or-not ;



This time, World Net Daily reports that it's been located on Mt Ararat in Turkey

(as usual). Chinese and Turkish Evangelicals… Continue

Added by Carol Everhart Roper on April 27, 2010 at 11:30am — 12 Comments

Religion gives pleasure!

Religion---it gave us stained glass, cathedrals, hymns, indoor candles, lots of gold objects to covet, the somber mutterings of Latin to awe us with our own ignorance, thick tapestries to keep Tudor houses warm, a historical record of naked people, The Ten Commandments aka the coolest camp movie of all time, Christmas as we know it in the post-pagan world, Easter eggs, chalices, great excuses for refusing to commit crimes (Dad would kill me), strange dances, somber cemeteries with weathered… Continue

Added by Christina Adams on April 18, 2010 at 10:49pm — 3 Comments

Pew Poll: 10.3% of American Adults are Freethinkers

The U.S. Religious Landscape Survey



Here's the most comprehensive poll on religion in the U.S. I could find. Note that freethinkers, at 10.3%, represent more than twice the number of non-Christian religious adherents. The 10.3% number is derived by subtracting the 5.8%…

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Added by Atheist Exile on September 23, 2009 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

If this doesn't piss you off....

...I doubt anything will.

"After six years of childless marriage, John and Cynthia Burke of Newark decided to adopt a baby boy through a state agency. Since the Burkes were young, scandal-free and solvent, they had no trouble with the New Jersey Bureau of Children’s Services until investigators came to the line on the application that asked for the couple’s religious affiliation.



John Burke, an atheist, and his wife, a pantheist, had left the line blank. As a result, the…
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Added by Jim DePaulo on August 28, 2009 at 11:02am — 7 Comments

Is it Ethical for the Free Thinking Community to Bite Our Tongues and Allow the Religious to Stop Progress?

I wrote an article against Kissimmee Florida’s City Council’s attempt to put “In God We Trust” on their city seal. The day after the article was written the Kissimmee City Council decided to quash the motion and their attempt to make their town a mini theocracy ended. A few days later, a man from Georgetown, Texas named Dave Atkinson wrote me a series of emails on the… Continue

Added by LaRae Meadows on August 24, 2009 at 1:30am — 4 Comments

Religious Indoctrination in Iowa Schools

The Spencer, Iowa school district is considering opening up its doors to religious indoctrination. According to the Des Moines Register, "Public school students in Spencer will get to study the Bible and pray at graduation if school district leaders approve a proposed "religious liberties" policy, the first of its kind in Iowa.



The plan calls for elective classes such as "Critic of Darwinism," which includes arguments against the theory of evolution, and "The Bible in History and… Continue

Added by Brad on July 22, 2009 at 10:09pm — 2 Comments

Yahoo News reports on "Game show looks to convert atheists" to be run on Turkish TV

I am very amused by this but also saddened by the thought of how theists would react to a gameshow aimed at persuading theists to renounce their theism.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090703/od_nm/us_gameshow_odd;_ylt=An.3xk5rAVRKBYGJX1LXH0is0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTFmZ3Jqcm12BHBvcwMyMDcEc2VjA2FjY29yZGlvbl9vZGRfbmV3cwRzbGsDZ2FtZXNob3dsb29r

Added by Mike Gonsalves on July 6, 2009 at 7:40pm — 5 Comments

Performing Religious Music

I am a singer. Nature provided me with physical characteristics that produce sounds that can be pleasing to the human ear. People tell me I sing wonderfully. Over the years I finally learned to accept praise. I tell them what I truly believe. I am only a conduit through which the music moves. I enjoy singing. It is freeing in a way that I cannot describe with words. I have heard athletes describe the state of mind they are in when they are playing at their peak. It is much the same for me, and… Continue

Added by Gargoyle65 on June 13, 2009 at 1:34pm — 2 Comments

Christian Group Blesses Sotomayor Hearing Room

I jut saw on HuffPo that a Christian group called "Faith and Action in the Nation's Capital" blessed the Senate room where Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearing will likely take place. They gave it the works, annointing the doors with oil. They probably checked the TV monitors for poltergeists too.



This would be comical if only these people… Continue

Added by Christopher R Lamke on June 10, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

A Job interview

About 2 months ago I participate in an examination for a governmental job there were many participant for position that I had booked fortunately I was successful in competition with 30 – 40 people. that examination included two parts : an specific questions which were computer related (my field)and general questions. This part were mostly religious and politic questions!!

My score in both parts were great. About one month ago they announced the result and I became glad until a few days ago… Continue

Added by ObscureAtheist on May 23, 2009 at 4:04pm — 6 Comments

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