All Blog Posts Tagged 'public' (9)

Churches resorting to Prayer when court cases and petitions fail.

New York Times

They have tried letter-writing, petitions and a lawsuit, all to no avail. So now the Christian congregations that are weeks away from…

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Added by Rob Klaers on March 19, 2012 at 2:48pm — 4 Comments

Atheism Vs Anti-Theism

 

Public discussion regarding Atheism, from a right of center perspective, usually involves the attack that Atheists are militant in their pursuit of changing public opinion and deeply held moral beliefs. While this may be true, I think Militant Atheism is not a very good term for the phenomenon.

I believe that Anti-Theism would be more suited to describing the feelings and actions held by our most outspoken activists. It is an understandable position; many of us do have some…

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Added by Jovan Morales on December 4, 2011 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Bully Culture

I was homeschooled, then attended Christian school, then went to 2 public elementary schools, 3 public middle schools, 3 public high schools (including 1 magnet school) and finally, GED school. We moved a lot. I had the un-enviable experience of being the New Kid many, many times growing up. In some schools I was bullied, but at others I wasn't.



School culture plays a huge role in the degree of bullying that goes on. Surely some teacher or gym coach at that Iowa elementary school… Continue

Added by Angie the Anti-Theist on June 20, 2011 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Brilliant? Hardly!!

I guess theists find these two questions "brilliant":

 

-Why do I have to swear on the Bible in court when the Ten Commandments cannot be displayed outside?

-Why is it our children can't read the Bible in school, but they can in prison?

(note: the capitalization is not mine. I copy/pasted.)

 

I think these are supposed to provoke thought or something. I came up with this:

 

First of all, no one has to swear on a bible in court. You take…

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Added by Mallory on May 15, 2011 at 5:10pm — 2 Comments

The godless and the gays; "The Man" is a control freak.

"...Foucault's (1975) concept of the Panopticon - an all-seeing, yet completely invisible source of power and control. This type of surveillance and control is particularly effective because we all unknowingly contribute to it unless we actively work to make it visible by questioning and challenging it."



Doesn't that make you think of religious oppression by, and fear of, a god? This was my first thought when I read this section of this article- but it's an article in a magazine… Continue

Added by Stefftastic on November 1, 2009 at 12:18pm — 3 Comments

Doctors Say Yes To The Public Option

On August 20th, a collection of doctors in Santa Rosa, California, assembled on a corner and lobbied the public to support the public health care option. EmpireReport.org reporter, John Stiffler, interviewed some of the doctors and created a video. What do you think?



Doctors Demonstrate for a Public Option in Health Care Reform!!! from Jon Stiffler on…

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Added by LaRae Meadows on August 23, 2009 at 6:33pm — 1 Comment

Public Enemies: Worth Looking At, Not Worth Watching

Based on the true story of a notorious depression-era bank robber, Public Enemies brings the crime spree and police hunt of John Dillinger to the silver screen. In a film that desperately attempts to provoke any emotion, Public Enemies fails to capture the imagination, create emotional dimension or shock the senses.



In 1933, during the height of the Great Depression, John Dillinger (Johnny Depp) and his crew crisscrossed the country, robbing banks and became folk heroes. During an… Continue

Added by LaRae Meadows on June 30, 2009 at 10:41pm — No Comments

My new atheist column at Examiner.com

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:



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Added by Paul Fidalgo on February 25, 2009 at 11:26pm — 3 Comments

Condescend to the Messenger

David Waters of WashingtonPost.com's On Faith blog takes a mostly-fair look at Michael Newdow's inauguration lawsuit by seeing what effect the messengers have on the substance of the case.

. . . I suspect the lawsuit would have generated less condescension if it had been filed by the…
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Added by Paul Fidalgo on January 7, 2009 at 1:31pm — 3 Comments

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