All Blog Posts Tagged 'Freedom' (16)

God's Will and Human Freedom

I am sure that most of you, weather you be Atheists of Theists have heard a whole lot about God's Will. This is thrown out like verbal diarrhea every time that someone dies or a natural disaster occurs. I have often questioned why people are so quick to say that a kid that gets caught in the crossfire of a gang shooting received a "gift" and that it was God's Will that she get shot and killed in a park. How is that a gift? What proof is there that she is in a better place? Who are you to…

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Added by Real Life James Bond on March 18, 2013 at 10:30am — 137 Comments

Open Letter to Christians #3: Freedom From Religion? Yes.

Crosspost from here:

Dear Christian,

Well, you've heard it said... and I imagine many of you have said it yourself, exasperated with some atheist complaint about prayer in school or a creche scene in front of a courthouse:  "It's freedom of religion not freedom from religion."

Well, actually it is both; you cannot…

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Added by SteveInCO on February 10, 2013 at 11:52pm — No Comments

Freedom of Speech

I've seen so many groups get all upset over different issues ranging from the Occupy Wall Street movement to anti-war protesters to Creationist propaganda.  I also see from time to time the hate spewed by the Westboro Baptist Church and I cringe each time. I've seen people accuse and believe political propaganda and spout off repeated twists of the truth to serve their own agenda knowing its a lie. I've seen people con others into scams, political ideology and all around social nonsense. But…

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Added by JustNorrik on August 8, 2012 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Freedom of, not from, religion.

How is freedom OF religion also not freedom FROM religion? It doesn't say "freedom of any available Christian denomination" So that would infer, freedom to choose Buddhism or Hindu, or (as Abraham Lincoln said) "when I do good, I feel good" THAT is my religion."

Added by Violet Chartreuse on May 1, 2012 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Today is a great day for humanity and freedom we must all embrace

I wanted to just tell everyone how excited we should all be today for the freedom of Libya for the Libyan people as most of Tripoli has already been liberated from Ghaddafi's thugs and two of Ghaddafi's sons are already reported to be under arrest. This is a great day because it demonstrates to the entire world and to the thugs and dictators that remain that your day is also near. I hope to see the liberation of Syria to follow as well as Iran. Very important to note that after the…

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Added by Sassan K. on August 22, 2011 at 1:20am — 13 Comments

All signs say Iran is racing toward a nuclear bomb

Published 02:29 23.06.11

Latest update 02:29 23.06.11

All signs say Iran is racing toward a nuclear bomb

Iran's leadership is undaunted by the sanctions imposed on the country and seems unhindered by the damage the Stuxnet computer worm caused to the centrifuges at the uranium…

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Added by Sassan K. on July 8, 2011 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Two female MPs brawl in Afghan parliament

The fact that two FEMALE MP's were able to speak out and one of them was a former army general says a lot about how we have helped improve the lives of people in Afghanistan over the last 10-years. We have enabled women to be…

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Added by Sassan K. on July 6, 2011 at 12:33am — 34 Comments

Wilders: my message to Muslims

Wilders: my message to Muslims…

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Added by Sassan K. on June 24, 2011 at 1:46am — 4 Comments

Hurray for Freedom of Speech!!!!

Anti-Islamist politician Geert Wilders cleared by Dutch court of inciting hatred

By Daily Mail Reporter

Last updated at 11:25 AM on 23rd June 2011

 

Right-wing politician Geert Wilders was today cleared by a Dutch court of inciting hatred and discrimination against…

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Added by Sassan K. on June 23, 2011 at 10:32am — No Comments

No to kosher/halal slaughter: Political extremes unite in the Netherlands

I thought this story was interesting because of the alliance between parties on opposite ends of the political spectrum.

 

AP: Dutch consider banning religious animal slaughter

by Staff

The Associated Press



One of Europe's first countries to allow Jews to practice their religion openly may soon pass a law banning centuries-old Jewish and Muslim traditions on the ritual slaughter of animals. In the Netherlands, an unlikely alliance of an animal…

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Added by Atheist Exile on April 10, 2011 at 3:36am — 6 Comments

Idol Chatter

Of all the days of my 13th summer in Paskaloochee, none stands out so clearly as the day Bent Turner completely lost his mind. He had always been a little off; thus the name, Bent. What his true first name was I never bothered to ask. Bent he was to the town, the nomenclature applied with varying degrees of affection depending upon factors such as age, social status, or denominational affiliation. I say denominational rather than religious, for all in my hometown claimed kinship in the same… Continue

Added by Buck O'Roon on September 18, 2010 at 3:13am — No Comments

No Dominion: The Lonely, Dangerous Fight Against Christian Supremacists Inside the Armed Forces

In his fight against British imperialism, Mahatma Gandhi described the life cycle of successful civil disobedience: "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you

win." Mikey Weinstein, the 55-year-old founder of the Albuquerque, New

Mexico-based Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), likes to

quote it, knowing full well he's crossed the line into a…

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Added by Cara Coleen on July 11, 2010 at 8:31pm — 3 Comments

Morality and Purpose in Life

Being my first blog post on TA, I felt I should start with my basic principles for how I live my life. While I am not a militant atheist (I tend to consider myself agnostic leaning toward atheist) I don't hide my views when the topic of conversation leads to the spiritual. I have seen how people of religion wonder how someone who doesn't follow a religion can be good and moral, and how we can see a purpose in our life without a higher power guiding us. Here are my two simple rules for living a… Continue

Added by Darrell Hobbs on May 31, 2010 at 2:31pm — 4 Comments

Ten Humanist Commandments

I am re-posting this only because I think that everyone, regardless their beliefs or lack of them, should live by these rules.



TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR A GLOBAL HUMANISM





1- Proclaim the natural dignity and inherent worth of all human beings, in all places and in all circumstances.



2- Respect the life and property of others at all times.



3- Practice tolerance and open-mindedness towards the choices and life styles of others.



4- Share with… Continue

Added by Monica McGee (Monicks) on November 19, 2009 at 6:54pm — 4 Comments

Seattle Freedom From Religion Foundation Convention

For those that may be interested, next weekend (6-8th) the Freedom From Religion Foundation is putting on a convention all weekend at the Red Lion on Fifth Ave. Go here for more info.



For those that don't know, they fight for us on legal points on a regular basis and put out a pretty decent paper 10 times a year or so. There are few months that they take off. Their website I… Continue

Added by Gaytor on October 30, 2009 at 2:14am — 4 Comments

Just an Idea



So this idea just sort of hit me. We the Atheist community are against the attempted theocracy that the religious lobby's attempt to create day in and day out. I think we need to join other fights other than just the basic ones. Many of us, I have gauged from discussions posted on this site, support things such as Gay rights. It doesn't have to be just Gay rights. Anything that you feel like protesting, if you go to these events we need to get… Continue

Added by Frank on May 30, 2009 at 5:19am — 7 Comments

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