Category Archive: Religion

May 24 2014

Virginia county board says no followers of ‘pre-Christian deities’ allowed to deliver prayers

Virginia county board says no followers of ‘pre-Christian deities’ allowed to deliver prayers (via Raw Story ) County officials in Virginia have apparently violated the constitution by designating which religious leaders can deliver prayers before public meetings, according to the state’s American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU sent a letter Thursday to the…

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Apr 24 2013

The Tide Has Turned

It was refreshing to read this article at the Rhode Island Public Radio web site this evening: Algiere, Bates join RI Senate GOP bloc in backing bill favored by same-sex marriage supporters. This marks the first time that a partisan state legislative caucus has expressed unanimous backing for a bill in support of same-sex marriage. …

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Feb 12 2013

Misinformation Works; Dangerously So

Yes; misinformation works. Places like Fox News excel at it. Nutjobs like Pam Geller and her ilk have been very successful at promoting fear of anything associated with Islam. They achieve this by simply lying, and playing into the xenophobia already present in many members of the far-right-wing. I follow someone on Twitter named Joe …

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Sep 11 2012

In Which I’m Not Convinced to Follow Islam, Part 1

By way of a conversation on Twitter, I was introduced to a gentleman, Tariq, who proposes that The Quran is a miracle in itself which is “proven” by scientific evidence. Those who use logic and reason, he infers, have little choice but to accept these facts and to follow Islam. Tariq was kind enough to …

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Aug 13 2012

Chris Rodda Debunks David Barton’s Jefferson Lies

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqMIOc7afZ0&list=PL5CFC7050BA485613&feature=plpp_play_all

David Barton, the über-right-wing’s darling ‘historian’ is a liar. What’s worse is that he’s a liar for Jesus. He and his ilk will stop at nothing to rewrite the history of our nation to reflect their own ideas about the way things should have been. They long for a place and time that never existed. …

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Jul 16 2012

On Atheism: So Many, So Wrong, So Often

I’m writing this post in response to a blog post that was published at two different places on 2012 July 10. That post was penned by Elad Nehorai, a writer who lives in Brooklyn, New York. The title of his post was “Atheism Is a Religion.” I find it frustrating that this issue comes up …

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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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Apr 20 2012

Sorry, Pastor: Atheists Neither Need Nor Want Your Faith

I saw a link posted on Twitter the other day that highlighted something I see all too often regarding faith and atheism. The link was to an opinion piece in the Nipawin Journal, titled “How much faith does it take to be an atheist?.” The short article was written by Pastor Ken Graham of the …

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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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