I havn`t watched this yet, but an atheist friend of mine who is interested in american politics recomended it. Let me know if you like it.
The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life has occasional events for journalists and scholars in Key West. Last month, they held one in which Wilfred McClay, professor of history at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, gave a talk about the relationship between secularism and religion in America. McClay basically argues there is philosophical secularism -- of which the recent "new atheists" like Richard Dawkins are a type -- and political secularism, which could allow religion a place in the public square. An interesting observation is that it's part and parcel of the American system to find our way about all this through conflict. Not particularly encouraging, in one sense, but seems to fit our current situation as well.
Another example of how peacful islam is,visit the link to read the rest of the article.
Islamic law has already accounted for 23 executions, five hands and five feet in Iran, and that’s before the first two full weeks of 2008 are out.
Great list. Visit the page to see the interesting flame war that started with the fundies.
Many of these have been posted before is various lists, but what the heck, somebody might have missed them.
Religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few. - Stendhal All religions are the same: religion is basically guilt, with different holidays.
-Cathy Ladman Anyone who can worship a trinity and insist that his religion is a monotheism can believe anything--just give him time to rationalize it. Forgive me for being blunt.
- Robert Heinlein
Another example of the peace-loving christians in america show tolerance.
The "Tree of Knowledge" erected in front of the West Chester county courthouse by the Freethought Society of Greater Philadelphia was vandalized at least four times during the month of December. The tree also drew many complaints. It seems that many Christians do not think atheists should be allowed to have any sort of holiday display.
A while ago PBS did a special on religion in america, worth a watch imho.
This has abosultly nothing to do with the RRS or atheism, but I found it hilarious and thought I would share.
A Polish man got the shock of his life when he visited a brothel and spotted his wife among the establishment's employees.
Polish tabloid Super Express said the woman had been making some extra money on the side while telling her husband she worked at a store in a nearby town.
"I was dumfounded. I thought I was dreaming," the husband told the newspaper on Wednesday.
The couple, married for 14 years, are now divorcing, the newspaper reported.
I found this article on the web while surfing aimlessly as I am wont to do.
Speaking at Adath Yeshurun Synagogue in Aiken on Monday, Millies said the campaign is suggesting three key situations – the decline and rebirth of the Religious Right, and with Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, a 21st-century introduction of "faithful Democrats."
An interesting analysis of the current state of religion in american politics.
A blog from a former christian, detailing what it was like to be one of the kids in a camp like the ones shown in jesus camp.
As you'll find out by reading, the reason I fight is actually quite personal--I hope that by educating people that we can stop kids--including the "Jesus Camp" kids--from living with the same longterm scars that myself and other walkaways deal with every day...and hopefully also to keep the whole country from living in that hell.
I look forward to reading more on that blog, anyone else interested in the topic might enjoy doing the same.
Found on youtube.
Any woman not wearing a headscarf is asking to be raped?
Islam, the religion you least want to have as your next door neighbour.