Category Archives: Politics

How Idiot America got that way

Image by permanently scatterbrained via Flickr atheism.about.com/b/2009/09/02/faith-religion-make-conservative-republicans-impervious-to-facts-reality.htm … increasingly frenzied claims have become so detached from reality that they often seem like black comedy. The right-wing magazine US Investors’ Daily claimed that if Stephen Hawking had been British, he would … Continue reading

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Why people believe in evolution, *not*

Image via Wikipedia Do you want to know why people believe in evolution? Read evolution denying Christian, Wayne Jackson. Here we have in one concise document all the contorted rationalizations you could possibly imagine for *not* believing in evolution. http://www.christiancourier.com/articles/567-why-people-believe-in-evolution … Continue reading

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Patriotism for all

  Image by uhuru1701 via Flickr A Patriotic Activity for Every Student It is a sad day in America when every child cannot join in a unified expression of patriotism, cannot stand with pride and declare, “I, too, am an … Continue reading

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Nate Phelps and Religious Abuse

  I hope to post several blogs inspired by the American Atheists Conference, but for right now, I’m going to write about the experience that was the most meaningful to me.  I mentioned before going that I was anxious to hear Nate … Continue reading

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UN Secretary General’s Report on Violence Against Children

Appendix: The 12 Overarching Study Recommendations Strengthen national and local commitment and action: This refers to establishing a national focal point on violence against children by the end of 2007, to coordinate actions, and especially to ensure that actions to … Continue reading

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The Island-Features

Image via Wikipedia Child soldiers root causes and UN initiatives by Radhika Coomaraswamy Let me begin my talk to you today with a description of my visit to a Maoist army cantonment site in eastern Nepal in December. The cantonment … Continue reading

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Blasphe-ME Event Planned for Convention « No God Blog

Blasphe-ME Event Planned for Convention American Atheists will stage a mass-blaspheming event at the American Atheists National Convention in direct defiance of the new BINDING UN Resolution restricting people from ridiculing religion, specifically Islam. Those who try to squelch criticism … Continue reading

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Liberals call for mandatory sex ed – The Local

Liberals call for mandatory sex ed Published: 6 Mar 08 08:13 CET Online: http://www.thelocal.se/10298/20080306/ Dictionary tool Double click on a word to get a translation The Liberal Party wants to remove the option for parents to request exemptions from sex … Continue reading

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Why is Secularism essential? Sweden, 8 March 2009 | International Humanist and Ethical Union

Why is Secularism essential? Sweden, 8 March 2009 Submitted by admin on 18 February, 2009 – 17:22. * Sweden * Conference news Meeting (people) Sweden The Organisation for Women’s Liberation is holding an international conference in Sweden on thr occasion … Continue reading

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Rights For Our Future: The New Child Health Insurance Bill Provides Momentum for the Systemic Reform of Child Rights in the US

In last year’s campaign for the U.S. Presidency, Barack Obama admirably deemed himself as “a champion for children.” Given his recent child advocacy plan, he has begun to show a serious intention to live up to that title. In the … Continue reading

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