All Blog Posts Tagged 'separation' (27)

A Query to Political Candidates Regarding Separation of Religion and Government

This post is prepared specifically for political candidates concerning their positions on policy issues related to church-state separation.  It is adapted from The Reason Revolution: Atheism, Secular Humanism, and the Collapse of Religion, a short, free e-book available at dandana.us/atheism

The number of nontheistic Americans is now about 20% of the general population (higher among those with college degrees), and is…

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Added by DAN DANA on September 17, 2014 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Catholic Parents: Oh No! Don't Give Our Children The Gay!

My wife and I both work and we have a two year old kid. This takes up a lot of my time so lots can happen in this world of ours without my noticing it. Like natural disasters, revolutions, whole continents disappearing into the sea and Bill 13, which is making its way through the legislature in…

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Added by Godless Poutine on May 12, 2012 at 4:43pm — 2 Comments

Canada: Muslim Posters In Subways, Gideons in the Schools and Creeping Albertan Theocrats

Things have been busy over at my blog.  Here's a roundup of my most recent posts.

Toronto transit authorities refuse to take down Muslim ad

Well, it's the war of the subway signs again, this…

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Added by Godless Poutine on April 17, 2012 at 5:55pm — 6 Comments

Lawsuit accuses Quebec Catholic Church of coercing adoptions

On the heels of my previous post about the ever dwindling influence of the Church in Quebec, here's yet another possible contributing factor.

The Montreal Gazette describes a class action suit against the Catholic…

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Added by Godless Poutine on March 18, 2012 at 12:21am — No 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

The c-word

I refuse to capitalize christian/christianity (unless it begins a sentence). It’s not that I don’t respect your right to believe as you please, in fact if you are truly a christian I respect your beliefs and would like the same in return. What I don’t respect, and in fact resent, is the level at which christianity is ever increasingly being shoved down the throats of those of us who don’t happen to subscribe.  Christianity is used as a vehicle to dictate cessation of behavior that you… Continue

Added by Honjii Li on August 15, 2011 at 5:27pm — 7 Comments

Be Good For Goodness' Sake

Holy cow — the atheists are proselytizing! I unveil Connecticut Valley Atheists' latest offering to the Vernon Green and demonstrate how the myths of religion and Santa Claus teach believers to behave in order to earn a reward, while atheism offers the only path to true, unrewarded morality in this week's CVA Vlog.…


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Added by Dan Xenatro on December 7, 2010 at 4:49pm — 1 Comment

FUNDAMENTALISTS, THE BIBLE IS NOT INHERENT part thirty-seven





First, ask if they believe if the Old Testament still applies to a Christian Today. This will guide the rest of the discussion. As stated earlier, many fundamentalist state that they think the Bible is free of errors and contradictions. For my purpose and definition I would call “free of errors” as meaning that internally or externally is there anything inconsistent with the or contradictory in the text of the Bible or reflected in reality.

The good thing about this… Continue

Added by Thomas True on November 12, 2010 at 1:00pm — No 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

Why Separation?

I had a victory on Oct. 31, 2001, got one of my essays printed in the Roanoke Times, at the top of the "commentary" page.


Wednesday, October 31, 2001
Authority from the governed, not from God
Church-state separation stands to reason




By JOHN…
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Added by John B Hodges on July 7, 2010 at 2:03pm — 1 Comment

The United States was not "Founded" as a "Christian Country"

I am an American.

On top of that I am also a Texan.

I was born in Texas and can trace my family coming to Texas in the 1850’s.

Most of my family came from the United Kingdom. The rest came from Europe.

Some have been in the United States since the early 1700’s. Some fought in the American Revolution against England.

For what I can tell, they all were “Christians” of some sort or another.

I am an Atheist.

I’ve been an Atheist since the age of six.…

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Added by Rick on June 9, 2010 at 7:14am — 9 Comments

California church 'tweets' candidate to victory, but AU goes after them with the IRS!

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…

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Added by Carol Everhart Roper on May 19, 2010 at 5:20pm — 1 Comment

Times Square bomber arrested in dramatic plane recall

http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-44168-Philadelphia-Freethought-Examiner~y2010m5d4-Times-square-bomber-arrested-in-dramatic-plane-recall



In an arrest which was a pure movie-script high-tension last-second drama, the Department of Homeland Security had airport officials call Emirates flight 202, headed for… Continue

Added by Carol Everhart Roper on May 4, 2010 at 12:03pm — 2 Comments

The Good Friday Turtle stops by (while James Madison does a facepalm)



The yummy treats that the Good Friday Turtle (if he exists) might bring us next year!



Unlike Christmas and Easter, which unfortunately have become widely commercialized and somewhat secularized, Good Friday remains very unambiguously a religious holiday: specifically a Christian one. Very few people would claim that Good Friday is a secular holiday.… Continue

Added by IAmTheBlog on April 3, 2010 at 12:30am — 4 Comments

State-Church Separation (parody of The Who's "My Generation")



Here's my latest project, which I've just posted on YouTube. It's called "State-Church Separation", and is a political parody of The Who's song "My Generation." I wrote the song last month and just finally was able to finish recording and make a quick YouTube video. It's a very nice coincidence that The Who will be doing the halftime show at the Super Bowl! When I found this out, it gave me even more…
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Added by IAmTheBlog on February 7, 2010 at 10:07am — 2 Comments

My Response to ""Nation must return to its spiritual roots"

My response to the this letter to the Editor:



http://www.moultrieobserver.com/opinion/local_story_335230601.html





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 — 2 Comments

Glenn Beck: Demolish the Separation of Church and State



He is actually suggesting the wall of separation of church and state should be demolished...(yes.. i know there is no actual reference to such.. but it IS implied)... He says "its not what we were founded on"



Oh really? REALLY? The same founders he says actually wanted this to be a religious nation.. are the same ones that drafted the Constitution which said:



"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of… Continue

Added by Woody Bass on November 28, 2009 at 11:12am — 4 Comments

Angie the Anti-Theist needs your love!

Hey party people (and non-party people, too). I've got a bunch of new posts up at Angie the Anti-Theist for you to check out, comment on, and ya know, pimp around the internet :)



I regularly post new updates on my Twitter (@antitheistangie) and on my Facebook (Angie Jackson). So feel free to stalk me on the internet (within reason ya'll - I know where the restraining order office is.)



Without further ado:…



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Added by Angie Jackson on September 22, 2009 at 11:09am — 1 Comment

The hypocrisy of "love thy neighbor"

They preach to their choirs about values to pander for votes... but when it comes to a matter of a necessity to life and well being... the Governors of Alabama, Florida and Georgia fall short of practicing such values. WoodyBass.com

Added by Woody Bass on September 6, 2009 at 8:36pm — 1 Comment

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