Category Archive: Free Speech

Jun 09 2012

The Disgusting Hatred of Homosexuals via KRK

Lest we forget that the hatred of people based on their sexuality is not exclusive to fanatics in the United States: For those who may not be able to read the graphic, Mr. Khan tweeted this gem on 21 May 2012: “Today I accept tat if I shall have homosexual son or lesbian daughter then …

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May 20 2012

Everybody Draw Mohammed Day, 2012 Edition

Today is the 20th of May,the anniversary date of the first Everybody Draw Mohammed Day. Today I submit my own image of Mohammed, the prophet of Islam. Mohammed Much criticism has been leveled at the basic idea of Everybody Draw Mohammed Day. It has been called inconsiderate, petulant, childish, rude, crass, and offensive. I suppose …

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Feb 13 2012

NO LAW respecting an establishment of religion…

The First Amendment and Religion The title of this blog post is from the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America. The words “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,” are commonly known as the Establishment Clause. Together with the Free Exercise Clause, they make up what are …

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Nov 09 2011

Shit Stains on the Underwear of Humanity, № 2

This series of posts points out entities I encounter on the Internet which I find to be more ignorant than average, more worthy of a facepalm, and generally unaware of the hideously misguided appearance they present to the Internet at large. This, my second post in the series, highlights an individual I only encountered briefly …

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Sep 30 2011

Blasphemy Day 2011

Happy Blasphemy Day! Yes; it’s that time of year again. Let the shameless blasphemers raise their voices in decrying the ignorance and stupidity of any laws against that thing some call blasphemy. I’m lucky to be living in the United States, where the thing some people call blasphemy is not against the law. “Congress shall …

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May 20 2011

Christian Supremacy Rears Its Ugly Head

Damon Fowler, a senior at Bastrop High School in Bastrop, Louisiana, is graduating this evening. Many people in his community are wishing that he weren’t graduating, or that he kept his mouth shut, or that he went to school elsewhere, or that he simply didn’t exist. You see; Damon is an atheist. As Damon explained …

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Apr 27 2011

Help! Help! I’m being repressed!

It has recently come to my attention [by way of a post at Dispatches From the Culture Wars] that a group of Christians in the State of California feel that they need to codify their rights to evangelize and spread the gospel because those rights are in grave peril. They think that an amendment to …

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Dec 28 2010

Indignation and Projection

You KNOW it's a Myth

A newspaper column was brought to my attention the other day. I had never before heard of the newspaper, The Daily Star of Oneonta, New York, nor the author of the column, Tom Sears. Mr. Sears writes a regular opinion column for The Daily Star. Many of his columns’ titles are prefixed with On the …

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Nov 07 2010

Can’t take a joke? Confirmation bias too strong?

Stand aside... Serious Business!

I read a blog post today. It was one of several that I took time to look at. This post in particular was made by someone who was angry about something they saw on the Internet. What was it they saw? They read an article from The Onion. For those of you not familiar with …

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Nov 06 2010

Good without god. But… Isn’t that impossible?

Warren Buffet Secular Samaritan Ad

The mere idea that there are individuals who do not believe in god, and some that even have the audacity to say so, is tremendously offensive to a certain segment of the population. If someone implies that it is possible for people to be good people without that belief, some of the offended people might …

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