All Blog Posts Tagged 'politics' (55)

The Constitution is an atheistic document.

This recent quote by former House Majority Leader Tom Delay shocked me.  “I think we got off the track when we allowed our government to become a secular government,” DeLay told host Matthew Hagee, the executive pastor of the Texas Cornerstone Church. “[W]e stopped realizing that God created this nation, that he wrote the Constitution,…

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Added by Duane Smith on March 15, 2014 at 12:56pm — 11 Comments

Arkansas Politics

Just spent an hour or so reviewing the legislative proposals/bills for the past year submitted by our esteemed elected politicians here in Arkansas. The state senator from my area is a real PITA. She managed to spearhead changing the abortion law to 4 months max after which it is a crime unless incest or rape is involved. Not happy with that she then submitted a bill to limit and severely control the application of morning after type chemical substances. Fortunately it…

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Added by Ed on December 31, 2013 at 8:59am — No Comments

We're an atheist podcast from Michigan...

We're an atheist podcast from Michigan. Facts Before Faith asks you to get the facts before putting your faith in ideas, institutions or individuals.



The show started out a in 2011 as a way for me to document my departure from religion. It was rather cathartic. Now I have co-hosts and…

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Added by Facts Before Faith on December 20, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Notorious Ex-Gay Conversion 'Therapy' Ministry Apologizes, Will Close Its Doors

Exodus International Ministry, the conservative institution which promoted the idea that orientation could be changed through a close relationship with God, 'therapy,' and sheer determination, announced Wednesday that it would be closing its doors. The institution, which has been open for more than forty years, declared its intentions to close on its website less than a day after releasing an apology to the LGBT community. 

Here are some fascinating statements from the now…

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Added by Kairan Nierde on June 20, 2013 at 11:19pm — 6 Comments

~~Religion is Politics~~

In this country, the country of Saudi Arabia, there are living creatures that resembles us humans. Sorry, couldn't help but start with sarcasm. There are humans, not very intelligent ones. These -not so intelligent- humans make up about 80% of the population. What you are about to read is not an exaggeration. In fact, I might be a little conservative.

The government of Saudi Arabia plays with these humans as they see fit. A current situation, for instance, in the light of the revolutions… Continue

Added by mohammed ibrahim on November 27, 2012 at 11:41am — No Comments

Tale of Two Fathers Which Art (Not) In Heaven: My Charles Dickens Versus Paul Ryan's Ayn Rand

I've been waiting for years for Paul Ryan to be named on the 2012 GOP Presidential ticket.  I had tiny worries of Santorum or fellow Minnesotans Bachmann and Pawlenty being serious considerations, but have anticipated that Paul Ryan would be the BoyWonder they would pick in the end. …

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Added by Christine Vyrnon on August 12, 2012 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Bishops in politics

Should we ever applaud a church leader making a political statement?

I ask because of reports in the UK that the Archbishop of Canterbury, head of the Church of England, is ready to slam the government's Big Society programme, saying it will be an excuse to cut state support for the vulnerable. http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jun/23/rowan-williams-big-society-cameron

Like most liberals…

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Added by Mark Say on June 24, 2012 at 11:27am — No Comments

OH...dear...god

this convo ensued after someone belittled my friend for posting a picture of the White House from her vacation and saying it's "Obama's crib" and hoping for 4 more. 

  • Really girl? That man stands for everything that is…
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Added by Andrea on June 1, 2012 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Survey Says: 78% of Quebecers are not religious

"Personally, do you consider yourself to be a religious person? (Total % YES)"

This last weekend I was at the pharmacy waiting for a prescription to be filled and picked up a copy of the Journal de Montreal.…

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Added by Godless Poutine on March 15, 2012 at 4:39pm — 1 Comment

Putting Politicians on the Spot...A Call to Arms for all Atheists.

The National Atheist Party is promoting a campaign, encouraging all Atheists,  to challenge politicians:

http://www.usanap.org/events/questioncampaign.html/

Currently there are politicians going through every state who would very much like to NEVER meet you. They are terrified and live their whole lives lying to even…

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Added by Brandon on January 1, 2012 at 12:56pm — 1 Comment

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

“Commemorating” 9/11

http://natehevens.wordpress.com/2011/09/20/%E2%80%9Ccommemorating%E2%80%9D-911/

 

I posted this on my Wordpress blog. You are welcome to comment here, but I would be much more appreciative if you commented on the blog itself at Wordpress.

 

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Added by Nathan Hevenstone on September 20, 2011 at 11:11am — No Comments

Cognitive Dissonance and Republicans

Growing up, I was what I would have thought of as a Moderate to Liberal Republican. Likely it was shaped by the very conservative community in which I grown up. Around 1994, Newt came along and the pandering to Jesus began. Today it's moved so far towards kissing Jesus's ass that they can't even stand Jon Huntsman being on the same stage as Rick Perry. One Governor has a successful record at running a state, and the other has a 25 billion dollar deficit with some of the worst education…

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Added by Gaytor on September 13, 2011 at 3:00am — 4 Comments

Rick Perry Fears The Lord. I Fear Rick Perry.

Republican presidential wannabe Rick Perry has no regard for science, alleging that man-made global warming is a hoax, and that creationism ought to be taught in classrooms. Here are some of his Godly ravings. Let them be a warning. And what does it say about the US political system that things get so bad that (nearly) every Republican front runner has to be a moron and that the Republicans aren't political pariahs despite this? Amongst the Republican candidates the only ones that believe in…

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Added by Luke Scientiae on August 19, 2011 at 4:30am — 23 Comments

Let's hope this man is not our next President.

I think he's too radical to get the Presidency.

 

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news,…

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Added by Sommer on August 11, 2011 at 5:42pm — 2 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

Boredom Redux

So just yesterday I posted on the forums (which I learned was the wrong place to post [Thanks Robert! :P]) that I was bored.



"None of my peers seem to offer me intellectual stimulation. I grow bored with their conversations (I realize how haughty that sounds, and I don't intend any egocentricity). I can no longer distract myself with YouTube or my Xbox. I need real, interesting, substantial, intellectual stimulation! Anyone care to help me out? Skype me or something.… Continue

Added by Jackson B. on June 29, 2011 at 11:44am — No Comments

Best of my Tumblr Part 6- The Liberty Amendment and its horrifying implications

Liberty Amendment

Section 1. The Government of the United States shall not engage in any business, professional, commercial, financial, or industrial enterprise except as specified in the Constitution.

No more: Welfare, Medicare, Medicaid, EPA, NASA Non-Military Research Branch (military applications still okay), and a whole host of other things. Basically: Bye-Bye non-violent or regulatory citizen protections. Probably not his INTENT but that’s what it…

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Added by Dylan Alexander Fick on June 26, 2011 at 2:55pm — No Comments

We Are the Insurgency

You'll pardon me; I've already made one long response on the subject of political activity by atheists, so I'm doing this as a blog post instead. 

I am responding to the post outlining the difficulties with organizing intellectuals and the statement:

"Can we overcome and find a way to remain relevant in the political arena without compromising our minds and conforming to the “majority rules” mentality?"

First, this is not an option.  If we don't do this, we don't…

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Added by Philip Jarrett on June 19, 2011 at 4:16pm — No Comments

The exploits of John E. Ensign, Christian Senator

http://ethics.senate.gov/downloads/pdffiles/Public%20Report_Preliminary%20Inquiry%20into%20the%20matter%20of%20Sen%20Ensign.pdf

 

Couldn't make this stuff up folks. It reads like a trashy romance novel. This is the guy that started the "National Prayer Breakfast" and "National Day of Prayer". C Street in Washington. I love it when…

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Added by Ryan E. Hoffman on May 15, 2011 at 4:31pm — No Comments

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