As the funerals and memorial services take place in Newton, CT, the recent school shooting is still fresh in all of our minds. Partly because the news media won’t report on anything else, but that’s a topic for another day. There have been countless media reports, blog posts, Facebook discussions, and dinner table debates around who was to blame and how to prevent another incident like this and the many that have come before it. The unfortunate truth is that attacks like these will…Continue
Biofluorescent Night Dive - Dahab/Red Sea (Egypt), Masbat Bay/Mashraba, "Roman Rock". You can see feather stars and hermit crab on fire coral, porcupine fish, pufferfish, scorpion fish, cuttlefish, anemones, among others.…Continue
To: Secretary-General of the UN
- Amnesty International
- Front Line Defenders
- Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
- Human Rights Watch
Raef Badawi, a Saudi who is one of the establishers of the "Liberal Saudi Network", which angered Ultra-orthodox clerics of Saudi-arabia could be beheaded soon for a claimed "apostasy" if no…Continue
The Almuslih Publishing Project
Almuslih (Arabic for 'The Reformer') aims to maximize the exposure and distribution of journalism and analyses promoting progressive thought in the Arab Middle East and the Muslim world. This new publishing project focuses on freedom of expression and progressive thinking, on religious pluralism and diversity. We are particularly interested in allowing courageous and counter-intuitive opinion to be heard, amid the growing tide of anti-democratic…Continue
I'm speechless. Perse
Former Arkansas governor and GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee attributed today’s deadly massacre in an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut to the lack of God and religion in public schools.
Addressing the tragedy on Fox News, Huckabee dismissed calls for stricter gun control and claimed that future violence can be…Continue
I am on a unionist mailing list, the admin just shared this email he got. It made my day.
When Gabby Douglas won the Olympic Gymnastics All-Around gold, she proclaimed, “...I give all the glory to God, it's kind of a win-win situation. The glory goes up to Him and the blessings fall down on me.” She will be reiterating this sentiment in front of thousands of fans at Canyon Ridge Christian Church in Las Vegas December 1st and 2nd, 2012. This is a paid speaking engagement, the church communique explains: The church enjoys bringing these…Continue
Tremendous achievements and advances in understanding what surrounds us and about us too have been made since early civilizations because of scientific discoveries. But at this time, science seems to be bandied about often erroneously or without backing or proofs.
I would like to hear what are the references of what I hear constantly "according to science" or "it has been scientifically proven". The words "I believe in science" are so common, sometimes I think it's almost like saying…Continue
Here's a few images for you to check out. What mighty city is this that needs such a show of force? Lansing MI, with a population of 114,000, is apparently under siege by the populace. At least one might think so looking at the following images. These are from today and there's not a protestor in site.…Continue
Blame it on my parents. They always told me to "think for yourself”. I doubt they ever considered what would happen if I really did that.
Now, I suspect what they meant was, "Think what we tell you but do it in your own words." Too late. When I was 13, I began to question everything and soon the total absurdity of religion became apparent.
Because I have been “encouraged” (forced) to read the bible…
Krampus is a beast-like creature from…Continue