All Blog Posts Tagged 'secular' (33)

Atheist Group to Give Invocation at City Council Meeting in Huntsville, Alabama

I'm sure they will get hate mail, but it sounds like this city council wants to do the right thing.

In an email between the invocation coordinator and the atheist leader, the coordinator says, "We recognize that your drawing from the Free Thought Tradition will mean there will be no references to God, but in your own words, 'will offer some inspiration, ethical principles/norms, challenges for civic virtue, wisdom, and/or something else that will help those present…

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Added by John Gibbs on September 24, 2014 at 8:54am — 1 Comment

Bad Friday

Upon reviewing some of my old content posted on Yahoo! News. I came upon an article I read some time ago about a restaurant who chickened out of the Bring your Own…

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Added by Nerdy Keith on August 12, 2014 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

Bullied for Not Believing in God

JAMES HAMBLIN SEP 13 2013, 9:01 AM ET

Earlier this year, while no one was looking, Gage Pulliam took a photo of a plaque that listed the Ten Commandments, as it hung on the wall of his Oklahoma high school's biology classroom.

Pulliam emailed the photo,…

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Added by Rob Klaers on December 26, 2013 at 11:24pm — No Comments

Missa Charles Darwin: A Secular Mass by Gregory Brown

Just for shits and giggles, I decided to type "Charles Darwin" into the Spotify search bar, and I came up with this intriguing piece: Gregory Brown's Missa Charles Darwin.

And no, this is not a joke;…

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Added by A. T. Heist on September 20, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Atheists to Unveil Florida Courthouse Monument

Press Release: Atheists to Unveil Florida Courthouse Monument

Posted on: May 29, 2013

Stone Bench Featuring Secular Quotes Will Sit Beside Religious Tribute

Cranford, NJ—Following a settlement with Bradford County, Florida, American Atheists will unveil a new monument in front of the Bradford County Courthouse: a 1,500-pound granite bench engraved with quotations from Thomas Jefferson,…

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Added by Rob Klaers on May 29, 2013 at 2:11pm — 8 Comments

Eggs for the Kids at Kasese Humanist Primary School Fundraiser

I've been working with Bwambale Robert, the project director of the Kasese Humanist Primary School in Uganda on a way to get more nutritious meals to their young students

I'm pleased to announce the launch of a two-phase project to get a large secure coop built on the school!  Chickens mean eggs.…

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Added by Godless Poutine on July 17, 2012 at 12:47pm — No 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

Hope Lies on the Horizon - A New Generation Might Reverse the Increasing Theocratic Trend in the US

In a country that is becoming increasingly theocratic, there may be hope on the horizon. I am 22 years old, part of Generation Y, which has now been named "The Millennials" (because most of us have come of age - 18 years old - in the first decade of the new millennium.). The Millennials are defined as anyone who was born since 1982. Most Millennials are now in middle school, high school, college, or the young adult world. Most of us are not even married yet. We don't hold the reigns of power…

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Added by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on September 3, 2011 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

Ireland: Beyond Belief?

So, it’s the 21st Century and many of the things that were promised to us as kids have not yet come to pass. Flying cars?  Nope.  Entire meals in pill form?  Afraid not.  Robot butlers programmed to speak in haughty British accents that let us know exactly what they think of the meat-bags they work for?  Not even close. All forgivable I suppose.  There is, however, one thing that we really don’t have any excuse for not having.  Secular governance.…

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Added by NotinMyName2050 on July 5, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Let's Put Claus Back Into Christmas

Let’s Put Claus Back Into Christmas:

A modest proposal

 

Remember Christmas when you were a child?

The Season was a time to come together as family and friends...and even make Peace with your enemies for at least a few days.  Christmas was all about bringing people together.  Religious differences were just like social class or politics or even gender...every town was like Mayberry and had their…

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Added by Philip Jarrett on June 19, 2011 at 6:36pm — No Comments

This explains eeeverything!



Another great comic by Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.

Added by Monica McGee (Monicks) on April 23, 2011 at 2:19am — 10 Comments

A confusing bit of writing

I find it quite difficult to find a reliable news source that doesn't interject too much of their own biases into stories. As a result I tend to gravitate towards BBC news, as I find their coverage usually to be somewhat more middle of the road.

 

I was reading this article this morning:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13068133

 

For those who are of the TL;DR crowd…

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Added by Kai on April 19, 2011 at 10:51pm — No Comments

So much for the “inerrant” word of god.

And here you have it, yet another version of the inerrant word of god is on the works, because we (well, not we, they - but you know what I mean) need to make the bible make sense. Yes, that's exactly what I meant to say.



So, we are in for a new set of semantics and mythological animals brought to life by the editors that will probably change "unicorns" for "rhinos" - who knows! Maybe even Noah's Ark story will make sense this time, no?  Okay, sarcasm is not very easy to… Continue

Added by Monica McGee (Monicks) on March 4, 2011 at 1:27pm — 1 Comment

New atheist event needs your help

The Ancestor's Trail http://www.ancestorstrail.net/ (see also the Think Atheist events page) was inspired by Richard Dawkins’ book the 'Ancestor's Tale' and combines atheism, biodiversity, walking and evolution. Effectively it is a secular pilgrimage celebrating our shared ancestry with all life. This is the second Trail but the event remains at a vulnerable stage. Currently the event is 'booking'…

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Added by Chris Jenord on February 27, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

I'm not a Christian Anymore

In August, 2010, Anne Rice came out and said, “I quit being a Christian. I’m out. In the name of Christ, I refuse to be anti-gay. I refuse to be anti-feminist. I refuse to be anti-science. I refurse to be anti-life. In the name of Christ, I quit…

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Added by LovelyGirl on February 5, 2011 at 12:12am — 51 Comments

The WAR on CHRISTmas!

I'm so sick of hearing about "the war on christmas" and seeing any

non-christian (or anyone willing to stand up for any non-christian)

being vilified in the news. Tonight there was a segment on one of my local news affiliates (WTAE Pittsburgh) about a nativity scene being moved from in front of the borough building in a local town after one woman (bravely) wrote in and asked that it be moved. It was moved a whole 20 yards from it's original… Continue

Added by Amanda Artman on December 8, 2010 at 6:56pm — 1 Comment

The Upside Down Nature of Church Budgets

Imagine receiving this pitch from the American Cancer Society:



"Donate $100 today, and $15 of it will go directly to cancer research and to alleviate the suffering of cancer patients! Better still, $50 of it will be used to pay a lecturer who holds weekly meetings to explain why cancer is bad, why donating to the Society is good, and what cancer patients did to give themselves the disease! The other $35 will pay for our building, our other staff, general overhead, fundraising costs and… Continue

Added by Henry Ruddle on December 6, 2010 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Ann Druyan, talking about her husband, Carl Sagan



“When my husband died, because he was so famous & known for not being a believer, many people would come up to me — it still sometimes happens — & ask me if Carl changed at the end & converted to a belief in an afterlife. They also frequently ask me if I think I will see…

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Added by Monica McGee (Monicks) on October 27, 2010 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

marriage

I've seen discussions in the community about marriage among atheists. Some people don't feel that it is necessary to be married. That is totally up to the life style that you chose to live. There certainly are benefits that come from marriage, and there is nothing religious about it.



In these discussions, people were talking about our rights and benefits. I think that a lot were left out so I decided to make a list for myself.



On the order of 1,400 legal rights are conferred… Continue

Added by Jon Heim on October 2, 2010 at 8:13pm — No Comments

Islam: Why the Separation of Church and State Must be Absolute

With license from God to wipe out cities, kill all the males and take all the females, the Old Testament is every bit as violent and hateful as the Quran (if not more so). But modern Judeo-Christian religions and their adherents ignore these antiquated verses. Islam, on the other hand, has not enjoyed the same kinds of reforms that Christianity and Judaism have. Extreme violence might be shared by both scriptures but, as a percentage of text, the Quran exhorts the faithful to violence more than… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on August 5, 2010 at 2:00am — 3 Comments

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