Monthly Archives: March 2009

Is faith good for us?

Sects and Violence Is Faith Good for Us? BY Phil Zuckerman Phil Zuckerman is an associate professor of sociology at Pitzer College in California. He is the author of Invitation to the Sociology of Religion (Routledge, 2003) and is currently … Continue reading

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Bill Maher on religion and society

Image via Wikipedia “The irony of religion is that because of its power to divert man to destructive courses, the world could actually come to an end… Plain fact is, religion must die for mankind to live. The hour is … Continue reading

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Oakland Politics:: US Congressman Pete Hoekstra and Phyllis Schlafly of Eagle Forum Discuss Parental Rights

US Congressman Pete Hoekstra and Phyllis Schlafly of Eagle Forum Discuss Parental Rights by: laryholland Sun Mar 22, 2009 at 19:41:00 PM EDT (Want your event or release here? Create an account and contact me. – promoted by chetly) US … Continue reading

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Pakistani youths embrace secular lifestyle | GroundReport

Image by wazari via Flickr by Abhishek Behl July 24, 2007 Abhishek Behl, www.merinews.com What happened at Lal Masjid in Pakistan haunts the world, but all Pakistani youngsters do not subscribe to this fundamentalist approach. They love to live life … Continue reading

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The Associated Press: God-less ‘congregations’ planned for humanists

Image via Wikipedia God-less ‘congregations’ planned for humanists By JAY LINDSAY – 3 days ago CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The monthly schedule is church-like, with its parenting classes, guest speakers and small group meetings to hash out shared beliefs. But … Continue reading

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Thought for atheist pride day

Image via Wikipedia We are not endeavouring to chain the future but to free the present. We are not forging fetters for our children but we are breaking those our fathers made for us. We are the advocates of inquiry, … Continue reading

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Quiverfull — A real and growing danger

  The Vagina Clown Car Movement is apparently picking up steam.  It’s certainly getting a lot of mainstream coverage.  This article in Newsweek gives us everything we need to be sure that this is a dangerous, sexist, and growing movement.  Forgive me … Continue reading

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Parents need not abandon their faith

Image via Wikipedia There are ways parents can approach the issue of guiding a child’s faith that respects the child’s rights and honors the parents own faith. Parents object that they do not see a way to have their religion … Continue reading

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Parental Inquisition | Democrat = Socialist

by Peter Kamakawiwoole writing at Parental Rights Sweden and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child There’s an old saying that once you reach the top, you can only go down. For the nation of Sweden, however, reaching … Continue reading

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Trying to convert people surely is a waste of time

Image by k.Akagami via Flickr I’m sure that people who favored slavery would have made the same argument. As would have those who did not want to grant women the right to vote, people of mixed races to marry, and … Continue reading

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