All Blog Posts Tagged 'violence' (33)

Prayer, Does god answer prayer?

Promises that Jesus makes about prayer in the Bible:  

If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer. [Matthew 21:21]

If you ask anything in my name, I will do it. [John 14:14]

Ask, and it will be given you. [Matthew 7:7]

Nothing will be impossible to you. [Matthew…

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Added by Joan Denoo on August 6, 2014 at 7:14pm — 18 Comments

My response to a beloved cousin who recently appeared on my doorstep.

As you are well aware, I express my thoughts and feelings as honestly as I can, and it gets me into more problems than need to occur. In my 78 years of living, I gained nothing by remaining silent in face of what confronts me. I paid a terrible price for remaining silent when I should have screamed at the top of my lungs, and sadly, my kids paid the price for my cowardice. 

I don’t mean to imply that remaining silent is cowardice in all…

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Added by Joan Denoo on July 18, 2014 at 9:07am — No Comments

Bible verses religious people don't mention or preach about + art for the verses

Have you all checked out "Awkward Moments Children's Bible" yet? It's an Amazon award-winning book and concept. No, I don't own shares of this book or are related to it's creators but I really, really LOVE the whole concept asnd I often share the illustrations on my Facebook page. I'd like to see the author put the art+verse on the backs of T-shirts (large design so easily read) as I'd proudly wear that in public to get people to think - I'd even purposedly stand in lines and position myself…

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Added by LBGT Atheist/Secular Humanist on July 1, 2014 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Learning Life Skills

Violence after violence impacted my development. Those episodes developed defenses in me and impacted the ways I think and feel and act. Why? Who benefited by the violence? Who paid the price for each experience? Do other families have such memories? What makes a family healthy? 

I am a citizen of the United States of America, a questioner, doubter, thinker, dreamer, visionary. I know the feeling of fear and helplessness.…

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Added by Joan Denoo on June 15, 2014 at 3:38pm — 2 Comments

When Might Makes Right?

   Not half an hour ago, I called 911 for only the second time in my life.  Was there a car accident nearby?  Someone staggering around clutching their chest?  Screams in the night?  Blood?  

   Nope.  It was just my neighbors,exercising their Second Amendment rights as they do nearly every nice day or weekend, and, as irritating as listening to a couple of hours of target practice may be, it's nothing compared to the alarm of hearing assault weapons fire at night.  

  That's…

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Added by Dorris Journeay on May 31, 2014 at 1:36am — 14 Comments

No One Remembers—A Book Review of The Orangeburg Massacre

by Donald R Barbera

Tin soldiers and Nixon coming,

We're finally on our own.

This summer I hear the…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on February 5, 2014 at 7:54am — 4 Comments

Amazing documentary 'Private Violence' _Sundance_DemocracyNow...

wow! indeed the byproduct*s of... culture? System? gov!? traditions?



impressive do share:



http://www.privateviolence.com

http://www.democracynow.org./2014/1/22/private_violence_survivors_advocates_confront_victim



From the DN url found this:…

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Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on January 23, 2014 at 5:45am — No Comments

Violence Revisited

Chickens Come Home to Roost

Note: I wrote this piece in 2010 because of US involvement in constant war. I knew about many of the wars via the movies (World Wars I & II, Korea). I was in the Army during Vietnam and witnessed several other US "interventions since then. This piece is only here because of one paragraph, which I highlighted in red. I will say up front that it took no…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on December 30, 2013 at 7:24pm — 22 Comments

Tough Problems, Even Tougher Solutions

Although the rate of black on black homicide dropped from the rates of crack-fueled 90's, according to FBI statistics murder of black males under 20 is still the number the number one cause of death, nor is it any surprise that the majority of those numbers are…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on March 1, 2013 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Violent Video Games Reduce Violent Crime

With the recent shooting at a school in Newtown Connecticut and the shooting in Aurora Colorado violent video games are in the news again. The old men in the old media are blaming violent video games as they always do when a shooting hits the national news.

Violent video games have been the target of old media and conservatives for years. They will spout dubious studies and claim there is a link. They will blame any act of violence on violent video games even if the perpetrator never…

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Added by Lone Wolf on December 21, 2012 at 10:32pm — 1 Comment

Judge rewards religious violence and punishes free speech.

Bill Burns

There is a petition to bring this judges decision to the attention of the governer:

https://www.change.org/petitions/judicial-conduct-board-of-pennsylvania-thomas-corbett-governor-of-pa-investigate-judge-mark-martin-for-condoning-religious-violence#



Judge’s dismissal of atheist's… Continue

Added by William Burns on February 28, 2012 at 4:15pm — No Comments

Will There Be A Coverup?

I have seen nothing on the news about the psychological history of the latest VT shooter.  It makes me wonder if we ever will.  I understand there is a lot of suffering going on and I do respect the privacy of the people who are victims of this horrific tragedy.  I am just wondering what motivated this killing.  My motivation to learn more is to see how this campus is targeted once again.   My suspicion is that the shooter was bullied or felt some kind of injustice.  Was there a violence…

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Added by Earther on December 19, 2011 at 9:18pm — No Comments

"More from the religion of peace" - 12-year old Christian girl kidnapped & raped until she converted to Islam

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2048261/Christian-girl-12-kidnapped-raped-beaten-converted-Islam.html

Christian girl, 12, kidnapped, beaten and raped for eight months until she converted to Islam

  • Asian Human Rights Commission claim girl was lured…
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Added by Sassan K. on October 13, 2011 at 6:35am — 3 Comments

Ignorance Knows No Limits

Despite being 11 years into the 21st century, in the United States the train of ignorance rolls on and shows no signs of slowing down. Before, I start in on this rant (yes, it is a rant) I must admit that I am highly disgusted by the colossal amount of misinformation the black church passes along. I am incensed by the ignorance it encourages and more importantly, I am frightened by the amount of, what else can I call it, bullshit the community actually…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on June 24, 2011 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Religion and "moderates"

I want to tell you all a little story. It involves my nephew, who was around 22 and living in Scotland at the time, where he played in a cricket team. The team was made up of various ethnicities and religions. During an after season party, my nephew happened to mention to one particular young man that he was an atheist. The man he told was a Muslim, around the same age as him, maybe a little younger. He was also supposedly a friend and team mate. So what did my nephew get as a response to this… Continue

Added by Rational-Thinker on May 12, 2011 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Mondo Diablo Episode 308: The Reformation in 20 minutes





A wondrous May Day for all of you! As you MUST know, this is the start of Beltane to end on Halloween with Samhain (SAW-Win). Whatever that means. I have an inkling, but as they say, a little too much information is a dangerous thing. Secularly, it has to do with fertility/new spring planting and ends with the harvest. Ah, the harvest. So what better way to celebrate the beginning of planting season with… Continue

Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on May 1, 2011 at 12:35pm — 1 Comment

Not Certain What to Say - Violence Against a Transsexual

My partner just read up what is one of the more disturbing videos I think I have ever seen on YouTube.  On it is recorded a violent assault against a transsexual woman in a McDonalds in Rosedale, MD.  The video was shot by an employee who actually egged the attackers on as the assault progressed.  Worthy of note, said employee is now looking for work.  A bit of Googling yielded more than a couple hits regarding this incident.  If you're curious, allow me to offer… Continue

Added by Loren Miller on April 26, 2011 at 6:56pm — 2 Comments

why cant guys wear eyeliner?

ok first of all girls do guy things and everything is normal... now a guy does a so called "girl thing" and you are fucked!!! what is with that? in a community if a girl does something a guy should be able and if a guy does something a girl should be able!!!! free country my ass!!!! Its like a gay guy walks up to a straight person and says "eww you are straight"... who cares about sexuality? jackasses?



people need to grow up and see the world for what it is!!!!! im sick of it!!!! oh… Continue

Added by Wyatt S Bennett on March 11, 2011 at 3:55pm — 3 Comments

Abuse Bowl Hoax

The Super Bowl is barely 24 hours away, and people across the country, even other parts of the world, are all gearing up for a marathon of beer, Velveeta topped Fritos, endless commercials (and, oh yeah,  probably a little head banging good ‘ole ‘Merican football, too). And many are also bracing for that annual orgy of misogynistic violence that accompanies it.
Or are they?

 

 

Domestic violence is a serious problem.…

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Added by pantagruel1 on February 5, 2011 at 7:05pm — No Comments

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