All Blog Posts Tagged 'abuse' (13)

Two Distinct Ways of Leading One’s Life

There are two distinct ways of leading your life. The first is to follow someone else into obscurity – blind, cold, and full of false promises. All over the world, there is a plethora of false prophets ready to abuse your faith and trust, ready to betray you at the next moment if it is to their own advantage.

The second, then, is to enlighten the way in front of you by your own lights – take reason as your guide, and it shall never betray you. You may be wrong from time…

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Added by ichbindaswortistich on March 28, 2012 at 2:05pm — No Comments

Fundamentalist Christian family, atheist me.

There once was a time when I was the most faithful and religious of them all... But through the process of higher education, and the use of logic and critical thinking, I could no longer deny the fact that I had grown into a full-blown atheist, leaving my parents and my brothers and sister behind in Never-never Land. I did not intend to tell them about it...not for a while at least (I planned on moving out first). I was reading Christopher Hitchens' "God Is Not Great" and left it on the…

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Added by Lindsey Harris on January 19, 2012 at 11:04pm — 25 Comments

Young girl in Iran gets arrested and manhandled for wearing bad headscarf!

A young girl inside of Iran (this happened recently but I do not have exact date) was arrested for "bad hijab" or headscarf and was forced into the car and kicked by the cop as a sign of disrespect that she is "trash" in their minds. We can only hope that this poor sister was also not raped and we can only imagine worse...the brutal Islamic Republic of Terror…

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Added by Sassan K. on May 30, 2011 at 9:53am — 1 Comment

Children being affected by the end of the world threats of delusional wackos

http://religiouschildmaltreatment.com/2011/05/how-end-times-beliefs-harm-children/#comment-10

Read this article by Janet Heimlich. Good stuff.

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I am one of the many people who chuckled at news stories about Harold Camping’s prediction that the world was going to end on May 21st. I heard about the rapture parties and the planned celebratory… Continue

Added by Kat Caldera on May 23, 2011 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Catholics Blame the "Sexual Revoution" for Priest Sex Abuse, sigh...

I found this article to be very interesting as it basically blames the social times of the 60s and 70s in America for the prolonged problem of sex abuse to young boys from Priests. More notable, there isn't one mention in the study (says the LA Times) that celibacy itself plays a role. Not surprising the Catholics (Vatican) would denote any such allegation that any of their stringent practices, especially the aforementioned one, would have anything to do with anyone in their organization doing… Continue

Added by Justin P. on May 19, 2011 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

More Details on the Pathetic Bishop from Phoenix

On Saturday I wrote about Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted, head of the Phoenix diocese, punishing a nun who tried to help save a dying woman's life by advising her to take her doctor's advice and abort her eleven-week-old fetus. The doctors and the hospital both agreed that the woman's pregnancy would probably kill her given her condition.



Olmsted evidently thought the woman should have rolled the dice and… Continue

Added by Thaddeus Dombrowski on May 19, 2010 at 2:14am — 1 Comment

Why We Speak Out

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Added by The God Critic on April 21, 2010 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

Your Emin. . .Ah screw it!

Dear Mr. Pope!



You're full of it! Another show of crocodile tears and empty promises that something will be done to give the illusion of

caring! Another call for prayers, as if THAT will get results!

Honestly, I don't expect ANYTHING to be done! You hide behind opulent

walls and wear threads of gold while you send your minions to starving

third world countries to preach the evils of birth control! When are

you going stop acting like putting two hands together… Continue

Added by Mario Rodgers on April 19, 2010 at 12:39am — 1 Comment

Catholics Say Baaa

I'm sitting back reading Nelson's Sunday School and something has occurred to me. After decades of this inaction on priests whom have raped children all over the world, we have seen little to no action from governments and parents. Governments aren't prosecuting the church for having protected these guys. They aren't prosecuting Priests and telling the… Continue

Added by Gaytor on April 18, 2010 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

The Woman's Role in the Home

I've been writing this series over on my blog http://AngietheAntiTheist.blogspot.com I've put this passage in it's entirety here, and the links for comments on this post, and follow-up posts in the series, are provided at the end.



Looking at "The Woman's Role in the Home" by Christian homeschooling mother Rachel Harkins makes me want to wash out my eyes with bleach. Or acid.

I enjoy coming up with acrostics…
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Added by Angie the Anti-Theist on January 27, 2010 at 8:14pm — 2 Comments

Catholic sex abuse survivor

From Not My God



Here in the Not My God penthouse, I focus on stories of atheists that are particularly difficult and moving for the purposes of illustration and because this obviously makes for a more interesting book. So if anyone out there thinks I cherry-pick the extremes, yes, I am, but that’s sort of the point.



I found this story on Dawkins’s Converts Corner.



“For many years I was a victim of… Continue

Added by Sarah Trachtenberg on November 5, 2009 at 4:08pm — 7 Comments

Blind Faith in Ireland leads to abuse

A new but predictable story out of Ireland was released today. The Irish institutions for juveniles (old tern for the jailing of juvenile criminals and incorrigibles) were often run by religious groups including the Catholic Chruch. It was announced that abuses had certainly occurred from 1940 to the mid 80's at "Endemic" rates.

The abuses ranged from emotional to physical beatings for no known reason to sexual abuse. The children lived in fear not knowing if the abuse was going to come… Continue

Added by Gaytor on May 21, 2009 at 1:01am — 3 Comments

Child Advocate Wastes Precious CPS Resources in the Name of God

In my work as an advocate for foster children in America, I’ve seen personally a level of abuse that might damage the psyche of an average person. I once saw a two year old child, with a face still so swollen he couldn’t open his eyes, returned to abusive home after two weeks in the hospital because “it was just the first time it happened.” So when I hear the abuse word thrown out willy-nilly, devaluing the plight of children who are actually abused, it makes me want to start a crusade.… Continue

Added by LaRae Meadows on May 4, 2009 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

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