All Blog Posts Tagged 'religious' (64)

Religious Propoganda In America

What is the difference between Islam's end times and that of…

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Added by Amanda Ashcraft on February 3, 2014 at 5:24pm — 2 Comments

If you can't do your job, due to your religion, should you have the job???

I was standing in the check-out line at the local Walmart (in Central City,Ky) when the line was stopped.  The cashier refused to check the lady ahead of me because she was buying beer.   Me, being me, asked what the problem was? The clerk said she couldn't scan the beer because "It"s against my religious convictions".  So the lady with the beer, and I, had to wait until a manager was called up to scan the beer onto the ticket. 

I laughed about it.  It's so outlandish!  So, the…

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Added by k.h. ky on December 11, 2013 at 2:42pm — 10 Comments

Categories of religious belief

In respose to a post about a pretty mediocre study of "types" of atheists (indeed all A/N belong to one of the six categories, antitheists," who regard religion as dangerous fantasy and warn of its many harms and evils), I posted the following categories of religous (non-)belief.  Readers are welcome to contribute/commment. 

My categories:

(1) atheist/antitheist/"ignostic" (doesn't care, doesn't worry about it)

(1a) work in progress - trying to free oneself from…

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Added by Alan Perlman on July 13, 2013 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Something is Rotten -- Very Rotten -- in the State of Texas

I've always maintained that so-called pro-life advocates for the unborn have little science to back up their cockamamie theories concerning abortion and rely, in most cases, on religious intolerance, bigotry, and slavish devotion to dogma. All three of the solar phallic monotheisms, the Abrahamaic faiths, preach male dominance and female submission, paternalistic hegemony that by now should be consigned to the dust heap of history. Allowing a woman to have total control over her bodily…

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Added by James M. Martin on July 12, 2013 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

A Pious Jewish Prick (updated)

“I find it necessary to wash my hands after I have come into contact with religious people.”

Friedrich Nietzsche



True story:

A Jewish American young man, baby boomer generation, grows up and gets married in the New York area. His wife is a nice Jewish girl. They live on Long Island.  They apparently believed themselves unable to have children, because they adopted a child, sort of through a gray market, but they got a Caucasian child, a daughter, whom they…

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Added by Alan Perlman on March 10, 2013 at 8:00pm — 24 Comments

“Does God ‘Got Game’?” Hits All the Right Buttons

"In America it is sport that is the opiate of the masses."

--Russell Baker

 

"Pro football is like nuclear warfare.  There are no wionners, only survivors."

--Frank Gifford

 

"Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play.  It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules, and sadistic pleasures in witnesssing violence: in other words it is war minus the…

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Added by Alan Perlman on February 4, 2013 at 8:20pm — 4 Comments

Reason versus faith? The interplay of intuition and rationality in supernatural belief

Recent papers (Gervais & Norenzayan, 2012Pennycook, Cheyne, Seli,…

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Added by Scott McGreal on September 12, 2012 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

Some clever demotivational posters

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Added by Scott McGreal on August 6, 2012 at 4:42am — 3 Comments

Religious Conversion: Who Goes Where? And Why?

Infidel, n. In New York, one who does not believe in the Christian religion; in Constantinople, one who does.”

Ambrose Bierce

It would be great to have reliable numbers on religious migration: how many people change religions each year, how many become new adherents, how many drift away, never to return?

Increasing the ranks

Different religions have different ways of increasing their ranks: birth rate (e.g., all…

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Added by Alan Perlman on July 5, 2012 at 7:00pm — 6 Comments

Survey Says: 78% of Quebecers are not religious

"Personally, do you consider yourself to be a religious person? (Total % YES)"

This last weekend I was at the pharmacy waiting for a…

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Added by Godless Poutine on March 15, 2012 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

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 — No Comments

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 — 1 Comment

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

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