Category Archives: Politics

Australia’s New Prime Minister is an ATHEIST! (via Proud Atheists)

WOW… This is something that just could not happen here in the US right now… Congratulations Australia! Former prime minister Kevin Rudd was a regular at Canberra church services and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott is known as a devout Catholic. … Continue reading

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A Response to “Students AGAINST Universal Health Care”

I recently came across a facebook group “Students AGAINST Universal Health Care” and being a proponent of health care for all, I thought I’d respond to their “reasons” for opposing it. Universal health care seems to be the new thing … Continue reading

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Penn and Teller Sometimes Argue Really Badly

I don’t know how I had not come across this blog previously, but it seems there are still many great resources out there I have not yet tapped… [Originally posted at: The Gotham Skeptic] <snip> And now that I’ve praised … Continue reading

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What Is A Religion (And What Is NOT)

This is taken (mostly) from a post I did a while ago ( Is Atheism a (Religion/Faith/Belief System/etc)? ), but one point I made in that post has come up again in a different context, so I thought I’d expand … Continue reading

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Science Friction – Creation

It’s a bit dated in some instances now (such as not being able to take into account the Kitzmiller case), but it’s a very compelling look at the still ongoing debate:

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Why We MUST Unite Against “Blasphemy Laws”

I’ve talked briefly about blasphemy before; but rarely do I come across a good, current, example of how blasphemy laws can negatively affect people. So today when I saw the headline, “Singer Charged Over ‘Cooking Christ’ Spoof“, I thought that … Continue reading

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Christopher Hitchens In Depth

I saw Christopher Hitchens this weekend in Washington DC (courtesy of the Center For Inquiry – DC). And while I wait for the video of that to get posted, so I can give my thoughts on the talk in context, … Continue reading

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Should we “allow” a mosque at Ground Zero

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One Case For Still MORE Health Care Reform

“The US is the only major industrialized country that does not provide regular health-care to all its citizens. Instead, they are required to provide for themselves – and 50 million people can’t afford the insurance. As a result, 18,000 US … Continue reading

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Failed attempt to ban an atheist from holding public office

Along with 7 other states, North Carolina has a provision in their state constitution that prohibits atheists from serving in public office. Article 6, section 8 of the NC state constitution says: “The following persons shall be disqualified for office: … Continue reading

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