All Blog Posts Tagged 'values' (6)

Slavery in the Bible

The right to own slaves runs deeply in our history, creates traditions that benefit some while harming others. The moral teaching of the bible supports slavery in both the old and new version. To pretend that christianity supported abolition of slavery is to deny history and delude oneself into thinking that the scriptures are a fit place upon which to build…

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Added by Joan Denoo on August 8, 2014 at 10:31am — 9 Comments

Pat Robertson is Divorced From Reality

 



When you’re talking about the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) a good defense is apparently a good offense – and no one is more offensive than…

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Added by Omnipotent Poobah on September 15, 2011 at 3:37pm — 2 Comments

Christian College Bans National Anthem

In a bit of a twist, a Christian school has banned the National Anthem. “As a result of a thoughtful, thorough, prayerful period of listening, learning and discerning,” the Goshen College Board of Directors said, “it…

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Added by Omnipotent Poobah on June 16, 2011 at 8:39pm — 3 Comments

Children Good Without God

A concerned prospective father sent me a message asking,

"I'd like to learn something as a good father from you. Considering that you're an atheist, how can teach your children how to behave in good manner and ethic. Because when I was a kid, my parents used to tell me "Be good boy and tidy your room then God will bless you...etc." I don't want to say these words to my children as a prospective father. And i wonder what do you…
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Added by TJMorgan on March 26, 2010 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Looking Sexy

A co-worker and I were examining a picture of some extreme and very expensive high heeled shoes that were quite obviously extremely dangerous to wear as well as insanely uncomfortable. I commented on how bizarre they were and my younger friend said that they were supposed to make you look sexy.



"Look sexy," I said, "Don't you mean they're supposed to make you look fuckable??



First she looked at me with a slightly stunned expression, which I initially thought was from me… Continue

Added by Bitsy Haywood on October 1, 2009 at 12:59pm — 8 Comments

Part One: What Are Our Values?

I'm a fan of George Lakoff from his book Don't Think of an Elephant! and assorted videos of his presentations. His idea of frames presents good reasons why we can't just kick over a few theistic talking points (even when we're right) and expect to have believers drop everything and take up our banner. It doesn't matter that we have science and reason on our side; they'll keep inventing new ways to square their circles (to quote Hitchens) or find an excuse to duck out of the debate… Continue

Added by Zevaeros on September 28, 2008 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

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