Monthly Archives: July 2009

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BILL S-207 and the UN Secretary-General’s Study on Violence Against Children

Image via Wikipedia BILL S-207 and the UN Secretary-General’s Study on Violence Against Children: Submission to Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights Summary The Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children urges the honourable members of the Standing Senate Committee … Continue reading

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Intersection of Stephen Law and Stefan Molyneux

Image via Wikipedia “The War for Children’s Minds” is a brilliantly clear and convincingly argued defense of liberalism in moral education. Stephen Law examines and demolishes all the arguments in favor of authoritarian ways of teaching, and shows that in … Continue reading

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Atheism is not a belief system, ok? Got that? Why must we repeat ourselves?

Image via Wikipedia The people who promote the position that atheism is a belief system are no doubt confused between humanism and atheism or they lack fine control over their gun sights. Not all atheists are humanists, but probably the … Continue reading

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On Truth, The Tyranny of Illusion

Image by arimoore via Flickr http://freedomainradio.com/board/blogs/freedomain/archive/2008/09/11/book-on-truth-the-tyranny-of-illusion.aspx On Truth, The Tyranny of Illusion From a short-term, merely practical standpoint, you really do not want to read this book. This book will mess up your life, as you know it. This book … Continue reading

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The words of God do not justify cruelty to women

Jimmy Carter via last.fm The Guardian/The Observer – UK July 12, 2009 Discrimination and abuse wrongly backed by doctrine are damaging society, argues the former US president by Jimmy Carter | Opinion “Everyone is entitled to all the rights and … Continue reading

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Influence without indoctrination

The fourth in a series on nonreligious parenting. Hosted by Dale McGowan, editor/co-author of “Parenting Beyond Belief” and “Raising Freethinkers.” (Next video: “What if my child becomes religious?”) Dale McGowan is a source of inspiration and guidance for thousands of … Continue reading

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Innaiah Narisetti

—– Forced Into Faith: How Religion Abuses Children’s Rights by Innaiah Narisetti (Prometheus Books) In 1989, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child, proclaiming elementary rights for children worldwide. Among other provisions, the Convention … Continue reading

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Religion is Not about Tolerance

VIDEO LINK ABC Middle East correspondent Anne Barker became the target of an angry mob of Orthodox Jews.  The protest she was filming was happening because a local council decided to open a municipal carpark on Saturday.  As she filmed, … Continue reading

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Children afraid to tell their parents

Image by giopuo via Flickr http://www.tucsonweekly.com/tucson/godless-in-tucson/Content?oid=1086115 Annie and Brandon Kelly, both 26, are a married couple who grew up in evangelical families. They both now call themselves atheists. Their parents have not officially been told. The Weekly met with the … Continue reading

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