All Blog Posts Tagged 'freedom' (20)

Human Rights...

Human Rights are not 'god given', if they were, we'd have a terrible time deciding what a human is. As an Atheist it's simple for me - all homo sapiens are human beings. No religion can change this! So, if you're reading this and are indeed of the homo genus, you are human; if you're not  -…

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Added by EMil Wentzel on March 22, 2014 at 11:23am — 3 Comments

The problem with cherry-picking

I recently watched a youtube post from Hemant Mehta, who I absolutely love by the way, where he spoke about "9 things Atheists should stop saying".  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2L9nuGVKdg0

It's a brilliant video and filled with lots of great tips. However, I had to take note with the point about calling Christians out on cherry-picking. Allow me to explain.

We have all accused believers…

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Added by Ray K on March 18, 2014 at 10:45pm — 6 Comments

Bus Driver Fired After Forcing Prayer on Students

A bus driver for the Burnsville school district was fired last week for leading kids in Christian prayers on his bus, even after he was warned to stop — a move he considers a violation of his freedom of speech.

George Nathaniel, 49, of Richfield, who is also a pastor for a…

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Added by Dan on November 7, 2013 at 4:00pm — 11 Comments

Egyptian Atheist risks her life and poses nude for freedom and human rights!

I absolutely admire this young brave lady and her boyfriend for standing up against tyranny. In a country that has Islamic fervor, these brave young individuals have sent a statement to those who value freedom to not be afraid of speaking up for your values. And what are those values? FREEDOM. Deciding what to do with your life and how to express yourself. I stand with these brave young souls for 110% - and this is coming from an…
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Added by Sassan K. on November 20, 2011 at 3:46pm — 2 Comments

How the dice landed

I've had a relatively good life. I was never abused, impoverished or homeless. I was born with loving parents, who raised me in a Baptist household. They were missionaries for years and I was a child, impressionable and naive. I was raised on a diet of the usual well-minded christian brainwashing. But my story only becomes applicable 2009.

 

Till I was 15, I coasted. Sure I prayed occasionally, went to church with my parents, believed in Jesus as the lord and all that, but I…

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Added by Ashik Ibrahim on October 2, 2011 at 10:21am — 2 Comments

Iran’s Dirty 9/11 Secrets

http://atimetobetray.com/blog/iran%E2%80%99s-dirty-911-secrets/

Iran’s Dirty 9/11 Secrets

09/09/2011

By: Kenneth Timmerman

It has taken nearly ten years, but the real story of Iran’s direct, material involvement in the 9/11 conspiracy is finally coming to light. And it’s being…

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Added by Sassan K. on September 9, 2011 at 6:09pm — 5 Comments

Blasphemy is a right (says the UN)

What a lucky day. By chance i found something that obviously escaped my notice before and which i haven't found much reported in the media either.

Already last month the UN issued a statement concerning the freedom of speech in relation with the human rights convention.

 

Here is the good part (emphasis mine):

 

 

48.  Prohibitions of displays of lack of respect for a…

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Added by wazaghun on August 16, 2011 at 4:58am — No Comments

Damon Fowler- An Atheist Hero

Damon Fowler, a high school senior at Bastrop High School in Louisiana, is being called an Atheist Hero in many forums and blogs this morning. Damon called for his school not to use a Christian prayer during their graduation ceremony, citing Louisiana law. Due to a threat of the ACLU, the school district decided to remove the prayer from their graduation program...but things only got worse for Damon. He has received death threats from other students, been slandered by his teacher, and has…

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Added by Scarlette Blues on May 20, 2011 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

It's better not to believe in God

Religion disallows people to make their own plans. Many things were not done due to worshiping. It takes away time and money. Theism doesn't protect freedom.

Added by Maciej Matiaszowski on April 13, 2011 at 3:02pm — 3 Comments

One Step Closer

On Thursday, March 24th, the following article was printed on YAHOO NEWS, via the Associated Press:

“Who's in hell? Pastor's book sparks eternal debate

By TOM BREEN, Associated Press Tom Breen, Associated Press”  

 

YAHOO NEWS LINK:…

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Added by delapruch on March 27, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

A Better world=No religion

HEy all

Its been awhile since i blogged here but i had some thoughts on my head.

 

I think that religion (animism, poly, then monotheism) is so embedded in human history that its purpose was to articulate the chaos that makes up the natural world and also explains the suffering and frustration  afflicted by human inhabitants. In other words, religion provided a method for the worlds madness.

 

Now here's my question do you think that if we had world peace,…

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Added by Bluradio on January 4, 2011 at 9:59pm — 2 Comments

Atheist and want to hold Public Office? GO FOR IT!



Fortney Hillman "Pete" Stark, Jr. (born November 11, 1931) is an American politician from the state of California. A Democrat, he has been a member of the U.S. House of Representatives since 1973 (37 years), currently representing California's 13th congressional district in southwestern Alameda County. Currently he is the sixth most senior Representative as well as 8th most… Continue

Added by Rick on June 20, 2010 at 5:39am — 1 Comment

I am an American. On top of that I am also a Texan. I was born in Texas and can trace my family coming to Texas in the 1850’s. Most of my family came from the United Kingdom. The rest came from Eur…

I am an American.

On top of that I am also a Texan.

I was born in Texas and can trace my family coming to Texas in the 1850’s.

Most of my family came from the United Kingdom. The rest came from Europe.

Some have been in the United States since the early 1700’s. Some fought in the American Revolution against England.

For what I can tell, they all were “Christians” of some sort or another.

I am an Atheist.

I’ve been an Atheist since the age of six.…

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Added by Rick on June 9, 2010 at 8:19am — 2 Comments

Video: Why Muslims Hate Us -- Netanyahu Answers

Admittedly, one doesn't expect an unbiased answer from a Jew about why Muslims hate us. But in this congressional hearing Netanyahu gives an answer with the ring of truth. What do you… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on November 9, 2009 at 1:12am — No Comments

Who here has been attacked by a religious nutcase?

I have been verbally attacked on a number of occassions, i was yelled at by a christian who said i need to join a religion to be saved, i said saved for what and yep you guessed it my SINS.



I was told my cousin was going to hell because he is a homosexual and can only be saved if he accepts jesus and starts dating women lol.



I had a rip roarer argument with a 2 christians that said i believe in nothing because god is everything and cause i dont believe in him i believe in… Continue

Added by Shermon Burgess on June 2, 2009 at 1:54am — 9 Comments

What first made you become an Atheist?

I went to a place called the AOG (Assembly Of God) it was here that i thought i would give religion a try

however i had everyone coming up to me with this big hollywood type smile, old ladies hugging me young guys shaking my hand etc.



The preaching started and certain verses like you can be saved were spoken to which the pastor would look right at me when saying those certain types of verses, then the collection plate came around and people were flipping money in it all over the… Continue

Added by Shermon Burgess on May 31, 2009 at 11:56pm — 1 Comment

Why is this Atheist grumpy?

I wrote this on Facebook a few weeks ago. I intended there to be more added to it over time but I haven't gotten around to it yet...



Why is the Atheist Grumpy?



This atheist is grumpy for a couple of reasons.



Let me first establish something that I think many religious folk don't or perhaps refuse to understand about atheists. We are human beings, just like you. We have ears to hear what you say, we have eyes to see what you do, we have emotions that work the… Continue

Added by Jim Valentine on April 11, 2009 at 7:10am — 2 Comments

Privacy: What its worth...

I received the following email yesterday:



Read my reply after it....



################################################################################################



This seems a bit far fetched, but I guess it's true…



Subject: FW: PLEASE READ BEFORE WATCHING the ATTACHMENT



READ BEFORE WATCHING -



Most see airport security as a pain. Some feel violated. When you watch this clip, you'll understand why they want your cell phone… Continue

Added by Darkstar on February 16, 2009 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Pull the curtain...

A atheist friend brought this up and I thought I would share it. "Atheists need to come up with a fake religion and convince hundreds of thousands of people to join it. When we gain hundreds of religious members, we pull the curtain and let everyone that joined know that it was all made up, and show people how easy it is to be convinced to live a certain reality, even if that reality is not real. Just a thought."

Added by Morgan Matthew on November 6, 2008 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

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