All Blog Posts Tagged 'america' (9)

Boycott The Scouts

 

 

It has long been common knowledge that Boy Scouts of America and the LGBT Community or indeed the Atheist Community don’t exactly see eye to eye. 

The Boy Scouts of America is a large private youth organisation in the United States. I has very strict policies which prohibit atheists from membership in its…

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Added by Nerdy Keith on July 18, 2012 at 3:30pm — 42 Comments

Rise of the Coffee Party - The Tea Party's Nemesis?

Shortly after Barack Obama was elected, a bizarre phenomenon came, seemingly out of nowhere. Suddenly the news was full of stories and images of a group of angry protesters calling themselves "The Tea Party." Although they claimed to be "populist" and "non-partisan" it should be obvious to anyone who has been following their political positions and the candidates they choose (all hard-right republicans) that they aren't "progressive" nor "populist"; and they are especially not…

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Added by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on October 12, 2011 at 8:26pm — 2 Comments

Hope Lies on the Horizon - A New Generation Might Reverse the Increasing Theocratic Trend in the US

In a country that is becoming increasingly theocratic, there may be hope on the horizon. I am 22 years old, part of Generation Y, which has now been named "The Millennials" (because most of us have come of age - 18 years old - in the first decade of the new millennium.). The Millennials are defined as anyone who was born since 1982. Most Millennials are now in middle school, high school, college, or the young adult world. Most of us are not even married yet. We don't hold the reigns of power…

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Added by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on September 3, 2011 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

"BORING!" - A short rant about what is wrong with American Education.

American education has a reputation for being abysmal for a developed country. There are many factors that go into this... but one that is not addressed enough is the problem of "parrot learning." In recent years american citizens, parents, and educators have started to learn about this deep problem [at least they have found the tip of the iceberg] - standardized tests. The SAT has come under fire - which it deserves - because it promotes parrot learning. It encourages children to memorize…

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Added by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on March 13, 2011 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

First blog, let's talk about the futility of politics on the internet

Ok I just heard about this story so the details may not be entirely be

accurate but apparently the Republicans decided to create a website so

regular Americans, like me, you, and the Mushroom Kingdom, can send and post

suggestions. The site is called http://www.americaspeakingout.com

and all you do is post ideas so the Republicans can make their policy

based on your suggestions!



I guess they are trying to be… Continue

Added by Jay on June 4, 2010 at 3:05am — No Comments

Repost: Out, atheist and American

In much of the American South and Midwest church membership and religious faith are assumed. Not at Lake Hypatia



By Susan McCarthy guardian.co.uk Tuesday 4 August 2009



At the Lake Hypatia Advance, a social gathering hosted by the Alabama Freethought Association, a frequent metaphor was "coming out" as an atheist. "I am out to my parents." "A few… Continue

Added by Reggie on August 5, 2009 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Stephen King Never Wrote Anything This Terrifying...



Over the weekend I began reading Jeff Sharlat's "The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power." I'm quickly finding out that not only is the media in America spending WAY too little time on this C Street "church" for conservative Christian politicians. They're ignoring the important part of the story.



Forget the scandalous affairs of which so many of it's members are guilty. They are of little importance in the grand scheme of… Continue

Added by SabreNation on August 3, 2009 at 9:01am — 2 Comments

Ed Buckner Presents

Yesterday I attended a lecture by Ed Buckner, President of American Atheists. His lecture, titled "This Is a Free Country, Not a Christian Nation: In Freedom We Trust", was informative and provoked a few thoughtful questions from the audience.



Basically, Buckner discussed why the United States is not a Christian nation. He challenged other freethinkers to ask people who make this claim to explain what they mean by it. One could certainly argue that America has a Christian majority,… Continue

Added by Pam on May 4, 2009 at 3:21pm — No Comments

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