After waking up and seeing that Maine didn't vote for Gay Marriage Rights under Prop 1, something clicked in me. I've never felt that love for an institution. Conservatives claim to want to protect the "institution" of marriage. They want to protect the traditions of America. They want to protect the way we are and always have been. I don't believe we have always been any particular way, and I don't find myself supporting any of these notions.
When I was in 1st grade back in 1980, stop… Continue
Added by Gaytor on November 5, 2009 at 1:00am —
How the History of Credit Cards Matters to the Future of Health Care
Interstate politics, federal regulation and oversight can teach us which direction we should go in, which we need to avoid and provides much needed wisdom to the discussion.… Continue
Added by LaRae Meadows on September 18, 2009 at 10:49pm —
This hint will likely not apply to any human being on this site. Not one. However, this hint should be well used on Youtube. My hint is this: do not insult another person's intelligence when you cannot type properly or have poor grammar in general. This is excusable if English isn't your first language, but more often than not the people who attempt to insult your intelligence tend to be American born English speakers. Additionally, even if you type properly, defiantly be sure to avoid typos in… Continue
Added by AJComix on September 15, 2009 at 5:57pm —
Cameron Todd Willingham has been executed for Arson that resulted in the death of three of his little girls. In a review of the evidence from the fire, an independent expert claims that there is no reason to call this fire an arson. His statements about the Texas State Fire Marshall were more acute, The state fire marshal on the case, Beyler concluded in his report, had "limited understanding" of fire science. The fire marshal "seems to be wholly without any realistic understanding of fires… Continue
Added by Gaytor on August 26, 2009 at 12:29pm —
I certainly would be doing a better job with it. I'm sorry, this may not be the perfect forum for my views on her, but what she represents happens to be a part of what I find to be harmful when religion mixes with politics... aka most of the Republican Party.
At first, I admit I was a fan of hers. We aren't all that far age-wise and she seemed to be fairly well-spoken. During all the campaigning I checked her blog frequently as it was a pretty good insight into what goes on behind… Continue
Added by Jess on July 11, 2009 at 3:44am —
It’s both exciting and frustrating to be a non-believer in our society, especially in the Bible Belt. However, I feel strongly that it is important to strengthen the separation of church and state, and encourage our politicians to support policies that end religious discrimination toward non-believers.
In spite of the vehement cries of the religious, specifically Evangelical Christian community, I just cannot see how there is an “attack” on Christianity in this country. The majority… Continue
Added by deletedSoul on April 19, 2009 at 7:30pm —
Jon O'Brien, the President of Catholics for Choice, has written a response to Pope Benedict's statement on condom use, posted on OpposingViews.com
As the pope traveled to Africa, he chose this moment to make what appears to be his… Continue
Added by Johnny on March 18, 2009 at 2:57pm —
Things are getting interesting at my Examiner.com column (the DC Secularism Examiner
). But of course, aren't they always? :)
the atheistic adventure as I...
Added by Paul Fidalgo on March 2, 2009 at 12:29am —
Here's my latest at Examiner.com
, under my new title, "DC Secularism Examiner." It's a brief history of what brought me to writing about atheist activism.
As I put my career in professional theatre temporarily aside (populated by a generally liberal and socially tolerant demographic) and toward politics, I came to realize that while my own… Continue
Added by Paul Fidalgo on February 27, 2009 at 3:56pm —
I haven't checked back at Think Atheist in a while, and partly this is because I have been busy working on my new column
at Examiner.com where I am the "DC Political Atheist Examiner
If you haven't been by, I'd love for everybody to check it out.
Here are some recent highlights:
Added by Paul Fidalgo on February 25, 2009 at 11:26pm —
Surprise, surprise. I'm a left social libertarian and I vote Democratic.
My Political Views
I am a left social libertarian
Left: 5.85, Libertarian: 3.89
My Foreign Policy Views
My Culture War Stance
Will wonders never cease.
Political Spectrum… Continue
Added by MikeTheInfidel on February 22, 2009 at 11:00pm —
In his inaugural address, President Barack Obama celebrated America as a "nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus -- and nonbelievers." Some Christians are taking issue with the approach to inclusiveness, saying the president misrepresented America's culture and heritage. Continue
By mentioning, for the first time in an inaugural address, the 16.1…
Added by Johnny on January 24, 2009 at 12:43pm —
A far cry better than the quote by former president George HW Bush back in 1987
. President Obama pointed out that “We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus - and non-believers.”
For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a… Continue
Added by Johnny on January 21, 2009 at 12:30pm —
There are several of these "suggestions for the new president" sites out there, and its tough to keep track of them all. The main ones I've seen though are:
Weather-or-not chiming in on these sites will make a difference, or weather-or-not the ideas will even make it to… Continue
Added by Johnny on January 16, 2009 at 3:51pm —
Today I stumbled upon a transcript on the National Public Radio site. It was a speech made by John F. Kennedy, given to a group of Protestant ministers a few months before the election. JFK was a devout Catholic, but he was also a big proponent of the separation of church and state; this speech has some excellent excerpts that exemplify this. JFK was the first Catholic elected president, and during the elections other religious groups (primarily the Protestant group) were concerned… Continue
Added by Johnny on January 12, 2009 at 4:30pm —