Steve Ahlquist's Blog (6)

Religion as Negative Feedback Loop

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Added by Steve Ahlquist on March 29, 2011 at 9:16am — 1 Comment

The Discovery Institute and Human Exceptionalism

First Things, "published by The Institute on Religion and Public Life, an interreligious, nonpartisan research and education institute whose purpose is to advance a religiously informed public philosophy for the ordering of society," has come out squarely against bestiality and science fiction books that deal with such issues. Given that…
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Added by Steve Ahlquist on February 11, 2011 at 1:50pm — No Comments

Cranston, Rhode Island Prayer Banner Removal sparks Religious Meltdown

Following up on a local issue here in Rhode Island that has begun to mushroom into a full fledged First Amendment battle, we return to the issue of the prayer banner that has been ignobly displayed in Cranston West High School since 1958. I first covered the story here. In the interest of full disclosure, I am proud to report that Jessica Ahlquist, who has…
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Added by Steve Ahlquist on December 2, 2010 at 8:20am — 2 Comments

Sinead O'Connor: Potential Atheist Ally?

As usual, Sinead O'Connor has some choice words about the Catholic church and the Vatican. Speaking about the recent…
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Added by Steve Ahlquist on October 25, 2010 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Fundamentalists are Closing Ranks

Efforts to ban the niqab, an Islamic face veil required under some interpretations of Sharia, are met with resistance and hostility by fundy Muslims and even some moderate and liberal Muslims. This is terrible thing, but understandable given…
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Added by Steve Ahlquist on October 23, 2010 at 8:43am — 1 Comment

Sharia Law and the Stoning of Women

The government of Iran is upset because of a film made that accurately depicts the execution by stoning of a woman accused and convicted of adultery. This is the garden level hypocrisy of the religious.


According to Sky News:

The film's director, Cyrus Nowrasteh, has dedicated the screening to Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani currently…
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Added by Steve Ahlquist on October 22, 2010 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

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