All Blog Posts Tagged 'of' (115)

Freedom of, not from, religion.

How is freedom OF religion also not freedom FROM religion? It doesn't say "freedom of any available Christian denomination" So that would infer, freedom to choose Buddhism or Hindu, or (as Abraham Lincoln said) "when I do good, I feel good" THAT is my religion."

Added by Violet Chartreuse on May 1, 2012 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Pastor Agnostic's Genesis

In the beginning, god was created in the image of Man.



And the earth was without form, and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep.



And 14.4 billion years ago, all matter was created, and from this explosion eventually came atoms and matter, which grew large and firm, and when sufficient amount of matter gathered together, the matter could not help itself,  and began to fuse and from that fusion of matter escaped particle wave forms of various frequencies, and… Continue

Added by Robert kezelis on April 29, 2012 at 9:13am — No Comments

American Paradise of Christianity

Lets say we removed all non Christians from and area of the US. What do you suppose would happen? I think Christians have some crazy notion that everything would be just peachy. Life would be paradise! There would be no violence, no differences and peace for all. Right? Does history show otherwise? Without something for them to disagree on would they slowly divide and destroy themselves over time? What do you think would happen?

Added by Natalie on March 19, 2012 at 3:20am — 13 Comments

Freethought Social + Meetup!

Yesterday morning, representing the Houston Atheists, I joined roughly fifty other secular Houstonians for a freethought coffee social. The meetup was organized by the Houston Freethought Alliance, with a goal of bringing our groups together for secular fellowship.…

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Added by Emilyhasbooks on February 6, 2012 at 2:07pm — 1 Comment

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…

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

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

Emery Emery walks through the airport TSA with The Bill of Rights printed on a metallic card that he got from Penn Jillette.

Emery Emery walks through the airport TSA with The Bill of Rights printed on a metallic card that he got from Penn Jillette.

Emery…

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Added by Heather Henderson on October 15, 2011 at 1:59pm — 1 Comment

Why a football player might offer prayer after scoring a touchdown?

  • Maybe because he taught religion by parents since he was kid in bible studies, sunday school?
  • Maybe he went through very stressful times and he found it very comforting to believe in god?
  • Maybe he constantly taught in the church that being religious is a good thing?
  • Maybe he was taught in the church by the preacher who picked and choose only the good parts of the bible left out the mean and the voilent parts?
  • He has been working his tail off to get…
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Added by atheistrising on September 26, 2011 at 10:53pm — 2 Comments

Russell's Teapot, God and Proof

"If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way." - Bertrand…

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Added by Martin Pribble on September 13, 2011 at 11:48pm — No Comments

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper says "Islamicism biggest threat to Canada" & Tony Blair says "Iran is our Real Enemy"

It is refreshing to see that our northern border ally has too come to see the true threat facing humanity in the 21st century. It is also refreshing to see the visionary and bold former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom taking a clear stance against the illegal regime of the Islamic Republic - especially since he has strong influence with the Quartet - I am feeling more and more confident that the international community will soon stand more firmly with the Syrian people…

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Added by Sassan K. on September 9, 2011 at 10:30pm — 29 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

Up from the Bottom of the gene pool

Up From the Bottom of the Gene Pool,

Describing a unique living anthropology of people from all over the world that met online to discover we might have done the impossible.

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Added by rich shull on August 11, 2011 at 10:59pm — 11 Comments

The Missing Years of Jesus

The Christian bible never tells anyone what happened to Jesus from when he was a kid to when the story picks back up at 33. So I have taken the liberty to making up a timeline of the missing years of Jesus. Enjoy!

 

The Missing Years of Jesus

  • Age 5 or 6:  The Bible lifts off of Jesus.
  • Age 7:  Jesus joins the local baseball team, Yahweh’s Fighters.  He was the famous hitter.
  • Age 8:  Jesus hits a baseball into the local bakery in a game of…
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Added by Andrew Lafont on August 2, 2011 at 2:46am — 5 Comments

The Dark Gnosis of Job - A Freethinker's Guide to the Mythology

If there is any text in the bible that presents us with a clear cut case against god[1], it’s the Book of Job. If it isn’t an outright cry for atheism then, at the very least, if you still insist on theism, you might find yourself saying, “Not this god.”…

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Added by Ezra T. Klatt on July 22, 2011 at 12:56pm — 3 Comments

Texas can’t catch a break.

(Cross-posted from my actual blog, hosted by the good folks here at Think Atheist!)

When it comes to its education standards, Texas has had a lot of bad luck these last few years.

Whether they were contending with a willfully ignorant dentist whom Texas Governor Rick Perry somehow thought was qualified to chair the State Board of Education (SBoE) and who…

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Added by MikeTheInfidel on July 17, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Wilders: my message to Muslims

Wilders: my message to Muslims…

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Added by Sassan K. on June 24, 2011 at 1:46am — 4 Comments

I May Have Created My Own Religion

Back in 1999 I found myself out of a job with time on my hands.  To amuse myself and, perhaps, contact others with my condition (Sleep Associated Altered States of Consciousness...night terrors, OBEs in the popular vernacular.  I had been troubled with these experiences for years but I stubbornly continued to believe that I was a competent judge of my own experiences. Ten years before I had decided that, rather than fight against these things, I would go along with…

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Added by Philip Jarrett on June 19, 2011 at 9:20pm — No Comments

The Meaning of Life

I know boring and quite overused title but my limited imagination at this time is not allowing for creativity. I can totally identify with the cultures and peoples who were approached by the missionaries in the past and unfortunately in the present. It is clear that we all experience a need to create meaning and to also move beyond this life into another more pleasant life beyond our death. For myself I have come to the conclusion this it is highly unlikely that my spirit will remain intact…

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Added by Aimee Eisiminger on June 7, 2011 at 10:25am — No Comments

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