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If you follow Wikileaks on Twitter, the DOJ is after you

From @Wikileaks just a while ago:

 

"WARNING all 637,000 @wikileaks followers are a target of US gov subpoena against Twitter, under section 2. B http://is.gd/koZIA"

 

I wasn't following them, but after hearing about this, I started following them, cuz I'm one of those silly assholes who doesn't like government intimidation tactics like this one.  I encourage others to do the same.

Added by Galen on January 8, 2011 at 11:09pm — 11 Comments

"God is more important than a girl"

I'm just so damn disturbed by this, I needed to share it.



I teach computers to elementary kids, so I have a lot of friends on Facebook who are middle schoolers (former students of mine). Often, I find it entertaining to watch the myriad varieties of adolscent dramas taking place, but throw religion into the mix and it can get damn disturbing.



There's this one boy, who we'll call "Carl" (not his real name). At some point in the last few months, Carl got "saved" and nearly… Continue

Added by Galen on July 19, 2010 at 12:22am — 13 Comments

Richard Dawkins: I will arrest Pope Benedict XVI

(Note: This was posted elsewhere on T|A, however the text of the story was not included and the post was closed to comments, therefore I am reposting it properly)





RICHARD DAWKINS, the atheist campaigner, is planning a legal ambush to have the Pope arrested during his state visit to Britain “for crimes against humanity”.



Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, the atheist author, have asked human rights lawyers to produce a case for charging Pope Benedict XVI over… Continue

Added by Galen on April 11, 2010 at 4:48pm — 8 Comments

My Reply to An Abortion Protester

A few weeks ago, I commented on a post about Facebook that I had recently lost a dear childhood friend because I found out she protests abortion clinics on the weekend. She just now sent me a message via Facebook:



I get that we have different opinions on faith but does this mean we can't be friends? I value our friendship and I was excited to find you again - what's going on?



I thought I would share my reply with all of you.



Differences on faith is one… Continue

Added by Galen on April 9, 2010 at 8:26pm — 11 Comments

New Member Gone Due to Parents

A few days ago, we had a new member by the name of Tim. Tim posted an introductory blog telling us about himself. I can't link to it now, because it's gone. I'll get to that. First, let me repost Tim's blog.



Hi,

I'm a minor (17) and I'm wondering what exactly are my rights? I've tried researching around and I can't seem to… Continue

Added by Galen on February 17, 2010 at 10:07pm — 13 Comments

Divine impulses: Christopher Hitchens

This is a really good interview with Hitch. The first part has clips of the whole conversation while the rest of it is the entire conversation, so there can be a little repetition, but it's not bad. I don't know why it was done this way, but that's how it was done.



Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auS-1IWZ0Q0

Part 2:… Continue

Added by Galen on December 24, 2009 at 7:55pm — No Comments

Howard Stern Discusses Kirk Cameron

The "King of All Media" Howard Stern opens his show discussing Kirk Cameron's push regarding Darwinism.



Part 1 (9:22):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kENWGkRRjrY



Part 2 (8:53):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j54RWoTS1nc



Part 3 (7:48):…

Continue

Added by Galen on December 12, 2009 at 4:38am — No Comments

Reply to "Think Atheist run by Sexists"

This is in response to a blog posted earlier today by Ursula, which can be found here. Ursula is not allowing comments on her own blog entry, because as we all know, it's always the sign of utmost confidence in your argument when you forbid public challenge of it. Since this is the case, I am replying to her here and to all other women who may agree with her.



First, let me be completely honest by… Continue

Added by Galen on December 8, 2009 at 6:27pm — 58 Comments

The Court and the Cross

(The following is from the ACLU newsletter dated 10-16-2009)



The Court and the Cross



Last week, the Supreme Court heard argument in Salazar v. Buono, an establishment clause challenge to the federal government’s display of a Latin cross in the Mojave National Preserve.



The Court’s questions focused largely on esoteric procedural doctrine, and while it’s always risky to predict the outcome of a case based on an oral argument, it seems unlikely the Court… Continue

Added by Galen on October 16, 2009 at 10:43pm — 2 Comments

Holy Crap, I Picked A Stance On Abortion!

For years, I've taken an absolutely agnostic position on the whole abortion controversy. It has always been my contention that neither science nor religion could possibly know exactly the moment when human life begins in the womb. Since this face is unknowable at present, the debate is pointless because neither side has the facts needed to back up its claims.



But that was the position of an Agnostic Theist. Now, having become a "born again" Atheist, I've finally managed to pick a… Continue

Added by Galen on September 22, 2009 at 12:00am — 8 Comments

The Holy Bible: A Book Review

Just read this on cracked.com and thought I'd share it with you guys here. Enjoy!

http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-holy-bible-a-book-review/

Added by Galen on September 12, 2009 at 7:01am — 1 Comment

  

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