All Blog Posts Tagged 'rights' (50)

Atheists - Are we doormats?

I recently had an experience which reminded me that being an Atheist does not hold you in the neutral category. We are seen instead as ‘the enemy’ and as much as you try to exclude yourself from fanaticism, the very act of exclusion enrages believers who would declare non-belief to be a far more sinister threat than belief in something, even if that something is in direct opposition to their worldview.

Study 1 (at my current place of employment) : A group of my colleagues and I…

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Added by Suzanne Patterson on March 17, 2014 at 7:39am — 13 Comments

Arguing with Family

A few months ago my cousin - a highly religious girl - posted a status stating that she is extremely disappointed that she won't be enrolling her future unborn son in to boy scouts.



Why? Because they allow gay children in.



Naturally, I debated with her, in which her mother joined in, talking about how homosexual actions are a "sin against god."

I then pointed out many other "sins" against god (i.e: eating pork, or wearing clothing of two separate fabrics, etc.… Continue

Added by SnowyEmerald on November 15, 2013 at 10:54am — 5 Comments

The feminization of America

Bill Maher caught heat in 2010 from the feminist crowd for referring to Sarah Palin as a "…

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Added by Our Daily Train blog on March 31, 2013 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Apostasy and Blasphemy is my right....and not a crime!

Being an Ex-Muslim and born of Pakistan, it sure brings with itself a barrage of problems, pressures, ridicule and a lot of threats, especially if you happen to be an atheist and are fighting for your right to be an apostate or stand and oppose religious beliefs.



If you happen to be born in a country that takes Islam as the forefront for law-making, rights and the way of life to be run in that country, then you're most likely stripped away with a great deal of freedom of choice,…

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Added by Zohaib Javed on March 13, 2013 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

A very personal victory.

 As I write this, I am enjoying a nice ice cold cola. You might call it a victory cola. Let me tell you why.

This afternoon I got into a very heated argument with a member of the ODOH concerning my licensure. During this exchange I told him that " his program was unconstitutional because of its requirement for the teaching of"religious history" of tattooing".…

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Added by Joe Eversole on January 24, 2013 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Reflections on Seneca Lake, Selma, Stonewall ... and Atheism

While listening to Barack Obama’s second inaugural address this afternoon, I was struck by his mention of pivotal moments in past campaigns for rights for those who, before those campaigns took shape, were not the equal beneficiaries of the rights outlined in the US Constitution.  He mentioned Seneca Falls, which before this day I did not know was the locus for a convention in 1848 which focused on issues surrounding women’s rights and the seed for their right to vote movement in the US. …

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Added by Loren Miller on January 21, 2013 at 3:03pm — 18 Comments

Should Atheists support other problems with religion and humanity besides just the lack of proof for god?

  I was listening to the Godless Bitches podcast.

Should Atheists support other problems with religion and humanity besides just the lack of proof for god?

In my opinion every Atheist should at least think about being tolerant of everything that the churches exclude. L.B.G.T. woman's rights civil rights pollution etc. Or they have not fully thought out why they are atheists in the first place,yet. Being so…

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Added by J. Morr on December 25, 2012 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

My petition to the White House to acknowledge the nones | notes

I was incensed. There it was in the Washington Post, President Obama's campaign adviser casually acknowledging that he did not view the group collectively known as "nones" as a constituency.

This egregious statement is on a par with Mr. Romney's 47% remark. It simply sweeps us under the rug. He says we do not matter.

We do not matter even though an overwhelming majority of nones voted for the President's re-election; figures as high as 87% have been floated in…

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Added by James Kz on December 11, 2012 at 4:19am — 6 Comments

It is not the economy and no I am not stupid

In every Presidential election I hear the same line: It’s the economy stupid. I don’t claim to be a genius, but I think that I could safely say that in this election it is not the economy. It is about rights, gay rights and women’s rights. Those should be the two main issues that task the political landscape. Politicians will deflect comments that are made in their party and state that “We should talk about things that are really important, jobs and the economy.”

 That’s bullshit. The…

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Added by Michael Eppers on August 24, 2012 at 10:26am — 3 Comments

Chicken Little and Gay Skys

My heyday came and went years ago. It was a time when people were in the streets protesting the fat cats, the Vietnam War, and politicians. We were empowered to scare the shit out my father's generation that wanted everything to go back to the "Good Old Days." It didn't, at least temporarily. Now many of those that dodged the draft because of rich families have become the fat cats, the war mongers and politicians. Perhaps, that is merely the way of the world as the dregs always seem to make… Continue

Added by Donald R Barbera on August 3, 2012 at 5:51pm — 14 Comments

Support the Right To Not Pray! Sign the petition!

Sign the petition below and show your support for John Kieffer, Florida Atheist.  He's been arrested and is facing more than 1 year in prison for not participating in a prayer said at the beginning of a public school board meeting.  He, instead, took pictures.  His trial will be at the end of April this year.  Show your support and sign the petition!

Added by Nontheist Central on March 30, 2012 at 8:00pm — 9 Comments

Josephine

“Surely the day will come when color means nothing more than the skin tone, when religion is seen uniquely as a way to speak one's soul; when birth places have the weight of a throw of the dice and all men are…

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Added by Godless Poutine on March 23, 2012 at 6:03pm — No Comments

#NudePhotoRevolutionary Calendar

In a press release today last week, Maryam Namazie formally announced the #nudephotorevolutionary calendar.  As Aliaa Magda Elmahdy chose to stand up against female oppression, we too advocate for free-expression and women’s rights.  This calendar features black and white nude photographs, and I’m Ms. September.  For Maryam’s article announcing…

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Added by Emily Dietle on March 13, 2012 at 8:03am — 1 Comment

Productive Dialog with Theists

Nobody enjoys a good argument more than I do, especially when I’m right.  As a counselor though, I am very much aware that most of the time heated arguments only serve to solidify the position one has already taken.  Consider the debates we see on the news.  Democrats and Republicans regularly skewer

each other.  We never see a Republican say “Gosh!  You’re right!  What was I thinking all this time?” Likewise, Democrats in debate generally don’t suddenly say “Wow!  Reaganomics really…

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Added by Kevin Benbow on November 27, 2011 at 10:48pm — 3 Comments

Egyptian Atheist risks her life and poses nude for freedom and human rights!

I absolutely admire this young brave lady and her boyfriend for standing up against tyranny. In a country that has Islamic fervor, these brave young individuals have sent a statement to those who value freedom to not be afraid of speaking up for your values. And what are those values? FREEDOM. Deciding what to do with your life and how to express yourself. I stand with these brave young souls for 110% - and this is coming from an…
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Added by Sassan K. on November 20, 2011 at 2:50pm — 4 Comments

Voting Booth Unfairness

Did you know I still have to vote at a Church?  Also if I want to vote absentee I must answer why I need to vote absentee.  It should be a law that you cannot ask personal business of why you choose to vote absentee and no one should be forced to vote in a church.  I would like to  know if you can vote absentee with out having to provide a reason.

Added by Earther on November 7, 2011 at 2:07am — 5 Comments

AAI condemns Ghanian Government's attack on its gay citizens

AAI condemns Ghanian Government's attack on its gay citizens



23 July 2011



http://www.atheistalliance.org/news-a-articles/archive/339-aai-condemns-ghanian-governments-attack-on-its-gay-citizens







Ghana's Western Regional Minister Orders All Gays Arrested



Ghana's Western Regional Minister Paul Evans Aidoo MP has… Continue

Added by Tim Tcsgrv on July 26, 2011 at 9:57am — 3 Comments

Somali Islamists maintain aid ban and deny famine

I had to repost this..I posted it when the terrorist controversy happened so it didn't get more attention but it is urgent..


More from the "religion of peace" - they would rather have their own people die than to receive aid and food from the international community and the United…
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Added by Sassan K. on July 24, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Why I Am An Ex-Christian

Ok, so of course I have to start off with why I became a christian in the first place. I was 'saved' when i was 14 at the end of June, right before my first year of high school. During my 6th and 7th grade years, I became very depressed. I had no true interest in life and in was due largely to the fact that I had no plans for my life. I didn't know what I wanted, and basically let everybody else, but myself, make my choices.

My 8th grade year, I went to a new school and was surrounded…

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Added by Viola on June 9, 2011 at 1:14am — 1 Comment

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