I feel that that there should be a separation of church and state, and the fact that churches are tax-exempt tells me there is not. Do you feel that churches should be tax-exempt? Why or why not? If you agree with me, please sign this petition https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/eliminate-all-churches-their-tax-exempt-statuses/1BWB3Cb3.
Added by Jordan Toney on April 3, 2013 at 7:54pm — No Comments
A member of the Louisiana House of Representatives who eagerly supported Gov. Bobby Jindal’s plan to fund private schools…Continue
Added by Rob Klaers on February 20, 2013 at 11:51pm — No Comments
If there was real separation of church and state there would be:
The Huffington Post | By Gregory Kristof Posted: 07/12/2012 3:31 pm Updated: 07/12/2012 3:36 pm
Religion watchdogs are warning of an amply-funded…Continue
Added by Rob Klaers on July 17, 2012 at 7:45pm — No Comments
The most important thing that keeps America safe. Exploitation of gods in politics is enough to make me sick! We need to keep gods out of government, separation is so important. It seems that those that are religious want to run the governments there way or the hell with you. People killing others over religion is just nuts! Holly books written as they believe by or inspired by there gods are the enlightened way to…Continue
I will be attending the Reason Rally with a group of fellow atheists and free thinkers from Mississippi State University. If there is anyone in the north Mississippi/Alabama area that would like to travel with us let me know ASAP. We are considering renting a van and/or carpooling to Tuscaloosa to "get on the bus" with the group there. The more the merrier, especially when it comes to logic and reason!
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I don't consider myself a militant atheist. If someone asks what I believe, I'll tell them, if someone attempts to use their faith as evidence, I'll challenge them, but I don't seek those discussions out. My view is that someones belief is their own damn business... mostly. What I am passionate about though, is the notion that the United States is a secular nation. That it was founded on basic principles that not only included religious tolerance for a variety of faiths, but freedom from the…Continue
Care must be taken to draw a distinction between a rational idea and an emotional truth. A rational idea is a construct of the conscious mind. An emotional truth is an expression of human feeling. It's just what someone feels to be true.
Jesus Christ never gave religious law in the tradition of the old religion (the Law of Moses) or Islamic law. He spoke in cryptic imagery and enigmatic parables. As a consequence, Christianity has no rational expression. It is pure…Continue
(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…Continue
Added by MikeTheInfidel on July 17, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Near the end of the first act of Kander and Ebb’s musical “Cabaret”, the character Herr Schultz observes, “How the world can change, it can change like that, due to one little word: ‘Married.’” Just a little over two weeks ago, on June 24, 2011, it seemed as if the world had changed “like that.” The State of New York extended the legal right to marry to same-sex couples—something it had declined to…Continue
Added by ProfMTH on July 10, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments
I decided to do a survey on Facebook to see how people felt about 1) the phrase 'Under God' being removed from the Pledge, and 2) creationism being taught in schools.
Here are the two questions I asked:
1. Should 'under God' be removed from the Pledge of Allegiance?
2. Should creationism be taught in public schools?
Both answers should include why or why not, not simply yes or no.
Here are some of the answers I…Continue
Unbelievable...the governor of Texas, Rick Perry openly did a "rain prayer"....where the hell is this world coming to when the governor of one of the most powerful states in the union does a "rain prayer"....does this violate the 1st amendment?? What the hell is going on with our country??
Billy Graham and many, many other Christian people get together to host "Rock The Fort." A convention full of Jesus-lovers that takes place on America's military bases. Now, you would think that the separation of church and state would apply here but good 'ol America ignored that part and funded the event.
From Rock Beyond Belief…Continue
last week i linked to the first news trickling out about a new paper by a NASA astrobiologist that purported to show that a meteorite contained fossilized bacteria. well, once people took a good look at the paper and its findings it became clear that the findings were absurd. lots of commentary on this one.Continue
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I'm so upset about this, and I don't see how any progressive, or supporter of liberty of any kind, can support President Obama, turn a blind eye to these policies yet call themselves politically aware. My article "Cult Politics" was published at OpEdNews.com about a week ago, and I will post that as well below, but read Glenn Greenwald's article, then listen to this poor kid and what happened to him.