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Waiting for the Rapture

Started by Neal. Last reply by Chris Jun 2. 8 Replies

Welcome to the CrazyIn Texas there's a case going to the Supreme…Continue

Tags: religion, atheist, universe, homeschooling, education

Saudi Muslim cleric claims the Earth is 'stationary' and the sun rotates around it

Started by Neal. Last reply by Stephen Jun 2, 2016. 40 Replies

Yes, religion does have all the answers. Saudi Arabian cleric has claimed…Continue

Tags: is, stationary, earth, claims, cleric

Bahraini Intellectual Describes the Problems in the Muslim World

Started by Stephen. Last reply by Mrs.B Jan 29, 2016. 1 Reply

Bahraini Intellectual Describes the Problems in the Muslim World  Men like this give me hope for the Middle East.Continue

Another decade, same old song.

Started by Neal Mar 30, 2015. 0 Replies

A decade or so ago, Judge Moore's ten commandments monument went on tour across the U.S. When it made it's way to Lansing, MI, I went to protest the monument sitting on the state capital grounds. There I ran into a fine christian man and his son who…Continue

Tags: song, old, same, robertson, phil

400 men cut their testicles off believing it would help them meet God.

Started by Neal. Last reply by Chris Mar 1, 2015. 3 Replies

Hell, this might be even better than the stationary earth dude. Cutting off your balls should be an action that all religious men partake in. …Continue

Tags: to, get, closer, god, testicles

Foundational Worldview Questions

Started by Brennan Bowman. Last reply by Chris Sep 24, 2014. 40 Replies

Hi everyone. i am working on project for a class and for it I am asking some questions on worldviews. If you are willing I would really appreciate it if you would answer these questions for me.1.What is actually reality? What is really real?2.What…Continue

How is this for the stupidity of Interpretation of an Old Book!

Started by Davy. Last reply by Suzanna Apr 1, 2014. 4 Replies

Council of Islam in Pakistan has declared that mere existence of women is against sharia and the will of their sky fairy! Read the full report in the following link.…Continue

Tags: Pakistan, council, sharia, ideology, islam

Creationist Version Of Neanderthal Human Interbreeding

Started by Davy. Last reply by Chris Mar 20, 2014. 10 Replies

Creationist Version Of Neanderthal Human Interbreedingvia The Panda's Thumb..Had to put this up. Apparently creationists have their own take on the recent findings that…Continue

Tags: Creationist, Earth, Old, Betiality, Neanderthal

Chris Cuomo Schools Catholic League's Bill Donohue

Started by Neal Feb 27, 2014. 0 Replies

Bill Donohue speaks to CNNCatholic League President Bill Donohue got a course on modern…Continue

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The spiritual scientist

Started by Davy Sep 5, 2013. 0 Replies

Science would not exist without an innate spirituality driven by a sense of wonder about the natural world, writes Paul Willis.Early this year my seven-year-old son Chester began his current obsession with the computer game Minecraft. It seems he…Continue

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Comment by Chris on October 3, 2017 at 8:49am

Getting married for love, or sex should be considered ancient history.  When traveling across the Southern U.S. in the late 1980's friends cautioned me to carry my marriage certificate with me to avoid trouble staying in hotels.

The only reason to get married should be for legal reasons. People used to get married for a variety of reasons including social requirements. Does that still matter?  Now that homosexuals have the oppertunity to go through a divorce, rather than just a break up maybe more will see marriage as a social contract that outlived its function so more advanced social legal partnerships can be implemented.   For example why aren't elderly relatives such as brothers, sisters, or cousins able to have a legal contract with the state such as a husband and wife have?  This seems to be a religious question rather than a legal question.

Comment by Chris on October 3, 2017 at 8:16am

Some areas of the U.S. may not be much better.

Over the past 15 years, more than 200,000 minors married in US, and in Tennessee girls as young as 10 were married in 2001.[3]

More than 200,000 children married in US over the last 15 years

Girls as young as 10 were among the minors who wedded under legal loopholes

More than 200,000 children were married in the US over the past 15 years, new figures have revealed.

Three 10-year-old girls and an 11-year-old boy were among the youngest to wed, under legal loopholes which allow minors to marry in certain circumstances.

The minimum age for marriage across most of the US is 18, but every state has exemptions – such as parental consent or pregnancy – which allow younger children to tie the knot.

In May, the high-profile Republican governor for New Jersey declined to sign into law a measure that would have made his state ... without exception. Chris Christie claimed it would conflict with religious customs.

At least 207,468 minors married in the US between 2000 and 2015, according to data compiled by Unchained At Last, a group campaigning to abolish child marriage, and investigative documentary series Frontline.  The true figure is likely to be much higher because 10 states provided no or incomplete statistics. 

...

Nearly 3,500 children married in the state between 1995 and 2012. 

“That number was so much higher than I had thought it would be,” she told  (documentary link) Frontline “Then, the fact that the children were as young as 13 and the fact that it was mostly girls married to adult men.”

Eight-seven per cent of the minors who married across the country between 2000 and 2015 were girls, with the majority either 16 or 17. 

The youngest wedded were three 10-year-old girls in Tennessee who married men aged 24, 25 and 31 in 2001. The youngest groom was an 11-year-old who married a 27-year-old woman in the same state in 2006.

Children as young as 12 were granted marriage licences in Alaska, Louisiana and South Carolina, while 11 other states allowed 13-year-olds to wed.

More than 1,000 children aged 14 or under were granted marriage licences.

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I knew people who got married for the sole purpose of providing health insurance, attaining citizenship and other leagal reasons, though not with minors.  I knew someone who got married so his new spouce couldn't be legally forced to testify against him in court.

Comment by Chris on October 3, 2017 at 7:13am

The Daily Mail seems like a disgusting tabloid newsrag. 

It might be interesting to read about trials and convictions rather than what appears to be exploitation of abuse for the 'entertainment' of the reader.  What is the value of that article?

In some countries women  girls  who have been raped are forced to marry the rapist.

Moroccan teen, forced to marry her rapist, commits suicide

A Moroccan teen committed suicide last month after her family forced her to marry her rapist, rights activists told Al Jazeera after reports of her death surfaced in the North African kingdom's media on Friday.

The suicide happened amid protracted efforts to repeal a law, Article 475 of the Moroccan Penal Code, exonerating rapists who marry their victims, after the high-profile suicide last year of another teen, Amina Filali.

In March 2012, 16-year-old Filali killed herself in the northern town of Larache by taking rat poison after she was forced to marry her rapist. Her death provoked several demonstrations and the Twitter hashtag #RIPAmina to demand the repeal of Article 475.

The 16-year-old girl who died last month was from the northern port city of Tetouan and was raped by another minor, according to Abdel Ali El-Allawi, director of the local chapter of the international NGO the Moroccan Association of Human Rights (AMDH).  

The girl's family has refused to grant interviews to the press.

"He was put in prison," said Allawi. "The family of the rapist entered negotiations with the family of the victim. They proposed the two get married."

"These are things that are common here in Morocco. When a man rapes a woman or girl, the justice authorities say, you have a choice — you can marry the girl or go to prison."

According to Article 475, a rapist can avoid a prison sentence by marrying his victim. The law is based on a similar measure in France, repealed in 1994. Morocco was a protectorate of France until 1956.

In Moroccan society, a woman who loses her virginity — even by rape — is considered unmarriageable, explained AMDH president Khadija Riyadi....

Comment by Mrs.B on October 2, 2017 at 4:16pm

The attitude is "filthy"!

Comment by Stephen on October 2, 2017 at 2:11pm

'White girls are filthy': Wives of Asian men jailed for raping vulnerable British girls reveal why they blame the victims

  • Top Muslim writer persuaded the families of jailed rapists to share their stories
  • But behind their veils, the wives say they blamed the girls and their parents too 
  • One woman described victims as 'filthy' and said they dressed without respect

Read more= http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4936754/Wives-men-jailed-ra...

Comment by Chris on October 1, 2017 at 2:44am

Blasphemy laws continue through the world.

Piss Christ.

In all countries except Japan, the survey asked respondents whether being Christian or Catholic (reflecting religious traditions in the countries polled) was important to national identity. Across the 13 countries where the question was asked, a median of just 15% say it is very important to be Christian in order to be a true national. Only in Greece do more than half (54%) hold this view, while in Sweden fewer than one-in-ten (7%) make a strong connection between nationality and Christianity.

The survey question poorly worded.

Comment by Suzanna on September 30, 2017 at 4:24pm

Brave woman

Comment by Stephen on September 30, 2017 at 3:56pm

The longer you watch this video the better it gets !!!!!

Comment by Mrs.B on September 24, 2017 at 3:39pm

Agreed.

Comment by Stephen on September 24, 2017 at 2:54pm

I think that because we in the UK have an established church some people make the connection between the C of E and queen and country.

Its about time we disestablished the C of E. 

 
 
 

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