Tag Archive: blasphemy

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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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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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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Oct 25 2009

Simply Mention “no god” and Some People Really Get Upset

Between the ‘no god’ escapades on Twitter (on 20 October) and the varied responses to godless signs and billboards in New York and Chicago, I found quite a bit of entertainment last week. On Twitter, many thousands of religious people were upset that the phrase ‘no god’ was the number one ‘trending topic’ for several …

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Sep 30 2009

Blasphemy Day Rebuttal to Paul Kurtz

Blasphemy Day International is already past the halfway point for me here. Don’t forget that it’s still okay to blaspheme every day, unless you happen to live in one of those places where repressive legislation has given religious ideas special privileges which trump your rights to discuss them. There was a post the day before …

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Sep 30 2009

Blasphemy Day International: Can I get a Hell-Fucking-Yeah!?!?!

Ideas Don't Need Rights: People Do. The Campaign for Free Expression: Protect Dissent

Yes, dear readers, I am aware of the fact that the concept of blasphemy encompasses much more than using words that are considered offensive by some. At least the title might keep some of those with delicate sensibilities from invading my space for a few moments. Today is Blasphemy Day! Blasphemy Day International is a …

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Sep 28 2009

Is Bill Donohue Simply Misinformed, Or Is He a Liar

The Catholic League published an item on their web site today, entitled Blasphemy Day Targets Christianity. Their title alone is rather disingenuous. Here’s what the Center for Inquiry web site has to say about Blasphemy Day International: Blasphemy Day International takes place every September 30th to commemorate the publishing of the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons. Blasphemy …

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