We are very similar before birth!
I sometimes nearly cry when I see an educated person act childishly or with total stupidity. Why hell don't they see what is crystal clear?
I once asked my colleague teachers at a high school the rationale of teaching scientific facts they don't believe or pretend not to see. The answer was sincere:…
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“Faith is no reason.” That was the winning entry in…Continue
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J.K. Rowling Defends Free Speech—and Donald Trump
“He has my full support to come to my country and be offensive and bigoted there.”
J.K. Rowling wants to remind you that freedom of expression includes people whose opinions you find most “offensive and bigoted.” Chief among them, for her: presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.
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Many of my neighbors and family members are among the poorest of the poor, and I am no really big difference to begin with. But whose fault is it actually? Then what?
In Ten Decisions You Need to Make to Get Rich, Robert Kiyosaki gives an explanation:
“The rich are rich because they are not focused on day-to-day short-term survival, or the expense column as the poor are.…Continue
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Are you among those who say people are poor because they work less?
As usual, this morning I've been working on a workbook for helping the coachee during and after the session. [I'm a Certified Holistic Life Coach.] I was drawing a business structure to help the small business owner find out the profit-leadership-performance-life alignment, how common workplace problems occur, and what can be done.
The end image resembles a playground with a full one team, from the attackers to…Continue
Polemic is not my hobby, but when fiction is called fact, I feel chilly.
"Many nations with a Christian heritage or who are increasingly adopting Christianity are prosperous due to the contributions that Christianity brings to science, technology, economics and a nation's work ethic (see: Christianity and science and …Continue
Not believing what "everybody" thinks is true is a crime in this part of the world, worse than homicide.
You're literally pushing the whole society into earthquakes, storms, and misery! Having had enough of my wife's rebuking me for not going with the stream, I once angrily told her that if I did, I would have killed her back then. These words are terrible to tell a genocide survivor, especially when this survivor is your life partner who lost her father in the genocide.
100% true and contemporary
It would take insanity not to doubt God and God's crew from this event. I can give you a link to read the source for yourself.…Continue
You don't want to hear my case with God, or do you?
When I decided to get married, I requested someone--who willingly accepted. Everybody else, including the invisible god, was there either to witness, undermine, or just enjoy a drink and a cake. I remember having agreed with her on only 2 children, and sharing everything.
Today, a decade after, I'm forced to abide by everybody's fantasies--and especially God's--including having and raising as many children as…Continue
Another oldie but goodie here, or at least I think so. As always, your thoughts are more than welcome.
In an age characterized by science, technology and growth and development based on rational, objective criteria, religion is clearly anathema and anachronistic. Any analysis of any religion I am aware of boils down to a faith based on a book or books, none of which has any independent corroboration or historical referent. Put bluntly, they…Continue
Since I'm new to Atheist Universe, I figured I'd offer something of an introduction to where I'm coming from, via some of my writings. I penned the following some years back, but I stand by it ... and I'd be interested in hearing your comments.
The scene is a wooded field, somewhere in farm country. Three men sit around a campfire, sharing a joint and talking....
George Hanson: You know, this used to be a helluva good…Continue
A London council’s education authority destroyed evidence of children being educated in illegal faith schools at the…
German footballers 'black up' in protest at racist attack
Wearing 'blackface' often provokes outrage as it has historically been used to belittle black people
A German football club has responded to what it says was a racist attack on two of its players by digitally altering its team photo to make the players appear black.
Deinster SV, a…Continue
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I know some of you from the USA might not have heard of Ronnie Corbett but he was a huge star in the UK and I suspect in Canada and Australia. He will be sorely missed even by the more modern comics who thought of him as one of them.
Early days on the Frost report and That was the week that was.
Legislation to protect women and promote gender equality in Pakistan and Nigeria have generated a huge religious backlash – with Muslim and Christian senators saying the Nigerian law was an attack on religion.
The Nigerian Senate rejected a bill aimed at eliminating "all forms of discrimination" against women. The Gender and Equal Opportunity Bill would have given widows the…Continue
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Atheism on Trial in Russia's Stavropol
In a courtroom in Stavropol, Viktor Krasnov, a physician's assistant, is accused of the same crime as Giordano Bruno, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Salman Rushdie — atheism. Krasnov probably isn't thrilled to be in such illustrious company, just as no one else is thrilled by this felony case. Hopping into a time machine is a great fantasy, but not when it takes you to the dungeons of the Inquisition.
Watch the moment Tory minister squirms while justifying cutting disability benefits to help the rich
Plans to cut the disability benefit PIP were just a "suggestion", a Conservative Cabinet minister has said.
Nicky Morgan, the Education Secretary, appeared uncomfortable when asked about the cut on the BBC' Question Time programme.
The cuts would see 370,000 disabled people lose an average of £3,500 a year, reduce payments for disabled people who require…Continue
I know this is a somewhat sombre subject, especially for some of our more younger members. But has anyone made plans for their own funeral, and what type of service do they envisage having for themselves especially for us Atheist.
I myself have made plans for the British Humanist Society to officiate at my…Continue
A debate at Yale highlighted the disconnect between those who would downplay the problem, and the growing mass of evidence that they’re wrong.
At a recent Intelligence Squared debate, an audience filled an auditorium at Yale University to weigh the timely proposition,…Continue
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