All Blog Posts Tagged 'law' (20)

Is government a more powerful force than love?

I didn't join this site to take other people's words out of my mouth.

I attempted to emphasize the importance of love amid the current trend of legalized gay marriage. I'm not anonymous, so anyone can go to Facebook to verify my support of my gay friends' new marriage intentions.

Marriage is a much older religious institution than a governmental one, and marriage is younger than love. Tell me ThinkAtheist, does law matter more than love?

Added by Andy Hoke on May 25, 2014 at 1:00am — 14 Comments

How uncommonly generous!

Crossposted from here:

Every once in a while you read something that makes you seethe.

In a generous display of clemency a woman from Norway is…

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Added by SteveInCO on July 23, 2013 at 2:44am — 14 Comments

Case for judicial reform

Lady justice is blind, its the law and facts that will drive the results of the court cases. But unfortunately judges are deciding cases based on their political beliefs and judges who decide the cases impartially are being removed from their job. 

In the 1800's after the civil war blacks were given voting rights in the south but the supreme court ruled people are separate but equal leading…

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Added by atheistrising on October 4, 2012 at 5:52pm — 1 Comment

Anatomy of a Decline: the case for Zero-Zero Banking

Anatomy of a Decline: the case for Zero-Zero Banking

by kirkomrik

Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false and by the rulers as useful – Seneca

Hi all,

I’ve been asked several times to give a description of the economic situation in the world today and how the United States ended up where it is. For…

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Added by Kir Komrik on January 15, 2012 at 12:26am — No Comments

On General Federalism

Here is an executive summary of General Federalism, which can also be found here

 

 

On General Federalism[1][1]

A Canonical, Executive Summary of the essentials of General Federalism

Cyrus “Kir” Komrik

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Added by Kir Komrik on January 12, 2012 at 5:07pm — 5 Comments

A Constitution for a General Federation

Hey all,

 

I'm restoring a blog I previously deleted. Hope you enjoy!

 

The file is too large to insert all of it here, so I've provided an excerpt that should give you a feel for what  it is about. You can download the entire document in word format here:

aGeneralFederationFLaw

You can…

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Added by Kir Komrik on January 9, 2012 at 12:54pm — No Comments

When it supports their absurd arguments,only then will they believe in separation of church & state

The following is from The Religion Clause, an excellent blog that I  read to keep updated on lawsuits/cases and other such occurrences that  relate to religion and the law.  

 

Herman Cain is pretty much a nut.  OK, there's no "pretty much" about  it. In this case,  I love how all of a sudden he believes in the  separation of church and state so he can make his argument - a pathetic  and nonsensical one at that.  Any other time they're (Cain and many, many others like him) saying the…

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Added by Melissa M. on July 18, 2011 at 6:38pm — No Comments

What Has and Has NOT Changed? (The New and Not-So-New Normal of Marriage Equality)

Near the end of the first act of Kander and Ebb’s musical “Cabaret”, the character Herr Schultz observes, “How the world can change, it can change like that, due to one little word:  ‘Married.’”  Just a little over two weeks ago, on June 24, 2011, it seemed as if the world had changed “like that.”  The State of New York extended the legal right to marry to same-sex couples—something it had declined to…

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Added by ProfMTH on July 10, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

The price of freedom is justice - ban religion!

The rights and freedoms you enjoy are neither rights nor freedoms - they are privileges. When you break a law, the first thing that happens is that you lose most of them after having had an unfortunate run-in with the justice system. In most countries, even at this point you are awarded a few privileges - prison law is a fairly abbreviated version of civilian law, more on par with military law.

Law is an ever increasing body of knowledge of behavior we find to be anti-social. It is…

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Added by Arcus on June 18, 2011 at 3:01pm — 6 Comments

BLASPHEMER!

This is a great video in response to Ireland's Blasphemy Law that was passed in 2009.  Check out Shane's Page when you get a chance, he's got some really great stuff on there.

 

Added by Merlin Mercer on June 14, 2011 at 1:56am — No Comments

The Abstruseness That Drives Faith

"I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars..."



- Og Mandino



I try my best to conclude what drives a person's faith. The abstruseness of the universe -- its complexity and incomprehension -- seems to be a channeling element of the ignorance (and fear) that stops a person from looking up. I'll never come to a defining explanation, because the…

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Added by Gaetano on April 11, 2011 at 12:45am — 2 Comments

Top Ten Harmful Spiritual Beliefs Part One

In no particular order of preference, here is part one of the most harmful spiritual beliefs and why.



1. Karma, hell and punishment systems.

These are designed to create fear and control people through the belief that they will pay in some way for their thoughts, feelings and behaviours here on earth. As no-one is a master of their own minds then why would they be punished for not being in full control.  This expectation just creates guilt and stress as people try to… Continue

Added by Paul Sheppard on March 1, 2011 at 6:30am — 14 Comments

Spiritual Rewards

One thing I didn't realise when I moved away from traditional Christianity was that I was moving away from one punishment and reward system to another one which is actually even worse despite how it's cunningly disguised.





Spiritualist have mixed views of hell, some say it exists, some day it doesn't and others say we are here already. Even the ones who say it doesn't exist still have rewards and punishments filtered in their belief systems, sometimes they just don't realise… Continue

Added by Paul Sheppard on February 24, 2011 at 6:05pm — 6 Comments

Once Again the Daily Mail Falls Short of the Mark...

A few days prior to my writing this blog, an article was published in the Daily Mail, which was written by one Melanie Phillips, entitled "Yes, gays have often been the victims of prejudice. But they risk becoming the new McCartyites". In this article, Phillips is arguing that those in the LGBT community and the lobbyists therein, are going too far in their quest for equality, and it is having a detrimental effect on society. Unfortunately, this argument… Continue

Added by MicroKat on January 26, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

If people are not worried about Muslims, they should be!!

After seeing this video, it just further angered me and just made me dislike Muslims even more. I did not know anything about the practice of taqiyya. I always figured those fuckers were lying, always known that they are trying to impose sharia law on the entire world, because the Quran demands… Continue

Added by Terri~ on July 27, 2010 at 1:49pm — 25 Comments

Christians think that atheists are lesser people, heres the proof.

Christians think that atheists are lesser people, heres the proof.

- and i thought that god welcomed all peoples with open arms.. oh NO HE DOES NOT



This remark just hit me like a ton of bricks.



This was said in a very condescending manner:



-Gregory Baylor, a lawyer for the Christian Legal Society, said the ruling would…
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Added by Zero One on June 29, 2010 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

Right Wing Arrogance & Ignorance

“It won’t be long until this is a communist country,” it was said today during a business meeting. The conversation was in regards to a Chinese supplier and their ability to expand space and operations. One co-worker jokingly stated that the government could just throw out the neighbors and raze the building, allowing the supplier to expand. The reason for this, my co-worker explained with a chuckle, is because they are communists. I retorted that it happens all the time here in the United… Continue

Added by Reggie on March 19, 2010 at 8:00pm — 6 Comments

Maine, Marriage Equality, and Lessons

Several friends and a number of my YouTube subscribers have asked me to weigh in on the electoral success of Proposition 1 in Maine, which repealed a statute enacted by the Maine legislature and signed into law by its governor that extended the legal right to marry to same-sex couples in the state. 53% voted to repeal the statute, 47% voted to retain it – a result similar to the 2008 vote for Proposition 8 in California (52% in favor, 48% against), but well short of the trouncing same-sex… Continue

Added by ProfMTH on November 5, 2009 at 5:14pm — 7 Comments

Simon Singh is charming! Er, appealing!

Apparently I went to bed just too early last night to see the Twitterscape and blogosphere explode with the news: Simon Singh is indeed going to be appealing against the ruling in the preliminary hearing, in his legal case in which he is charged with libel by the British Chiropractic Association.



Yay!



His book Trick or Treatment, co-authored with Edzard Ernst, is currently in the process of knocking my socks off (quite inconvenient and uncomfortable, actually, especially… Continue

Added by Cubik's Rube on June 4, 2009 at 7:16pm — 6 Comments

What's Good for the Goose is Apparently Not Good for the Gander

More and more we see religious groups trying to push their agenda into laws, politics, and the government. Too many in the general religious populous think God has been kicked out of government, and they want him back in there. But what happens when the roles are reversed, and government proposes to push its policy into religion?



The church cries 'foul' and sputters quotes about 'the separation of church and state' and then holds a rally to gather support to stop the… Continue

Added by Johnny on March 11, 2009 at 8:08pm — 2 Comments

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