All Blog Posts Tagged 'Religious' (14)

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

Shameless Plug #1

Hi everybody. Dave Kilby here with a shameless plug:

I'm currently working on a new series of posts entitled "The Religious Wrong" on my "Grumbles From an Old Grouch" blog (grumblesfromanoldgrouch.com).

Drop by and take a gander at the work-in-progress and feel free to comment, suggest or tell me to "go to Hell" (even if it doesn't exist).

While you're there, check out my "The Theory of Evil-ution vs the Mythology of Creationism" posts. I think you might enjoy them.

Added by Dave Kilby on August 10, 2012 at 5:24pm — No Comments

Zealous atheists resemble religious fanatics

Published On Sun May 13 2012

ByDow MarmurColumnist

Some years ago I attended a meeting in the home of a prominent Toronto businessman. Probably because he recognized me as he let me in, he felt compelled to warn me that he was a devout atheist.

Atheism nowadays…

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Added by Rob Klaers on May 15, 2012 at 2:09am — 11 Comments

Obamacare, birth control, and religious freedoms

The Obama administration has recently adopted a very narrow definition of religious exclusions in the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. The effect of this is that ostensibly religious institutions such as Catholic hospitals and universities would be required, along with everyone else, to include coverage of birth control in their health insurance plans, even if they cite religious reasons why they would not want to. This move has several interesting legal, moral, and…

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Added by bazie on February 22, 2012 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Oh My God

As an atheist, I don't believe in any sort of supreme, all-knowing, benevolent, god-like being. I'm sure you all knew that already, but it's good to clarify.



Over the past few months I have developed a bit of a pet peeve. 



When I stub my toe and say something like oh my god that hurt so badly, orgoddamn it, I'm obviously not saying that in a literal sense of the word. But some people, especially anonymous people online, like to point out what they believe to…

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Added by John Galt on December 2, 2011 at 10:21am — No Comments

The "Abortion Agenda"

I need to talk about something. Read this article from the Washington Post, or this one from Philanthropy, and then come back here. 



You know, I fell like recently all…
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Added by John Galt on December 2, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

If religion has caused more death and destruction then anything else in the history of mankind, why do people still practice any form of religion.

Much of what people do is done in the name of God. Irishmen blow each other up in his name. Arabs blow themselves up in his name. Imams and ayatollahs oppress women in his name. Celibate popes and priests mess up people's sex lives, and allow the molestation of young boys in their churches, in his name.The achievements of religion in past history has only been bloody crusades, torturing inquisitions, mass-murdering conquistadors, culture-destroying missionaries, repression of women and… Continue

Added by Ethan Lofing on June 5, 2011 at 12:10pm — 18 Comments

Blood Sacrifice: The Violence of Western Religion

Contemplating Jesus on the cross it is hard to miss how violent religion really is. For all its talk about the “peace that passeth all understanding” religion, at least in its Western constructs, is one gigantic blood-letting. Before one finds peace and unification with God there must first be blood, destruction and death. This violence occurs at all levels personal, institutional and societal.

 

Violence can be self imposed suffering on one owns psyche and violence to the body…

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Added by Ezra T. Klatt on June 3, 2011 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

"Taking It Out On God"

Why do people assume something bad happen to me? Why do people assume that without god there is no happiness and you must be mad at god to be an Atheist? On several occasions I have encountered people who claim not to be religious or even Christan, but then say, referring to my being Atheist: " I feel so sorry for you...you have been hurt...your angry and taking it out on god."



um, I can not be mad at something I do not believe exist. No one has wronged me so profoundly, I just… Continue

Added by Mark Strange on September 15, 2010 at 5:00am — 10 Comments

Religious Holidays

The only Religious Holidays that I celebrate are based on Celtic Pagan Sabbots.

This is because my fiance is Wiccan/Pagan.

Actually...if anything, the only Christian holidays I celebrate are my own secular versions of Easter and Christmas. these are both taken from Pagan sabbots anyway, but I celebrate a secular version because of my Christian parents.....either way, christians celebrate them pretty much the same way Pagans did, except they threw Jesus in the mix. …



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Added by Jon Heim on September 7, 2010 at 3:30am — 2 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 CJoe on July 11, 2010 at 8:31pm — 3 Comments

How I turned my family onto atheism! Also my autobiagraphy & why my name is "luvtheheaven".

I'd like to establish why I have such a username. But more importantly, I want to truly establish myself here since I'm new. :D I want to tell you all who I am and how I became an atheist. :D And also I'll end up telling you how I turned my family onto atheism. I know this is LONG, sorry. Insanely long truly. But in the future my blog posts will probably be a LOT shorter.



I don't believe (and quite frankly have never believed) in Heaven. I've also never believed in God I don't think.… Continue

Added by luvtheheaven on December 23, 2009 at 4:36am — 13 Comments

Eli Stone

I truly hate Tuesdays. It hasn't got that 'fresh' feel of a Mondays which, although painful, lends a slight feeling of a page turned in the New Testament of Dave. Neither does it have the warm glow of "Almost There" Wednesdays, nor the near orgasmic release of Fridays. In short, Tuesdays are the perpetual boarding lounge in the holiday that is my life.



In sheer desperation, I turned to an old friend: Free-To-Air TV.



Entertain me, I said to my TV, a sense of hopeless… Continue

Added by Dave R on March 24, 2009 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

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