All Blog Posts Tagged 'Theocracy' (3)

Ark Encounter, Kentucky Creationist Theme Park, Gets Generous Tax Breaks In Budget Proposal

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) has proposed a 2012-2013 budget that includes heavy cuts to some key departments while giving a $43 million tax break to a massive creationist theme park.

In his plan, Beshear calls for a 6.4 percent cut to Kentucky's higher education department, a…


Added by sjtoupin on January 23, 2012 at 4:11pm — 2 Comments

Atheist faces jail after Facebook remark

An Indonesian civil servant who declared himself an atheist on Facebook was arrested and is now facing jail for blasphemy after being attacked by an angry mob, police said today.

Alexander An, 30, who wrote "God doesn't exist" on his Facebook page, was beaten by a mob of dozens on Wednesday in his hometown in Pulau Punjung, West Sumatra province.

"He is suspected of having blasphemed against Islam," local police chief Chairul Aziz told AFP.

"The man told police…


Added by sjtoupin on January 23, 2012 at 2:57am — 18 Comments

Christopher Hitchen's article in Newsweek about Theocracy and the Islamic Regime

(This is taken from the Newsweek website, but I read it in my issue today and found it interesting. Take a look, he mentions that nations choosing to rule under religious doctrine fail and expands a bit on that.)

Christopher Hitchens: The Death of Theocracy

The term "theocracy" trips readily enough off the tongue and is an accurate description of a system where mortals claim the right to dominate other mortals in the name of God. But it is also a word that has… Continue

Added by Samantha J. on January 12, 2010 at 7:19pm — No Comments

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