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  • Exclusive: Facebook Has Been Regularly Shutting Down Atheist and Ex-Muslim Groups

    05/11/2017 12:08:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    HEATSTREET ^ | May 9, 2017 | Masha Froliak
    Yesterday, Facebook restricted and then shut down the public pages of Ex-Muslims of North America (24k followers) and Atheist Republic (1,6 million followers) –groups that advocate secularism and provide support to “apostates” (people who leave Islam and who often face persecution). In fact, the ex-Muslim group claims that for the last several years, Facebook has been continuously blocking groups like it. The ex-Muslims have written an open letter to the social media giant, calling on it to “to stop exercising intellectual persecution” against atheist and ex-Muslim organizations and to “whitelist” such vulnerable groups from organized false flagging attacks. On Monday,...
  • Youtube's most Senile and Liberal pinko oldfartrants

    03/22/2017 8:17:19 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 11 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    Several days ago, one of my arch nemesis oldfartrants, a senile old hippie bum from West LA who has a YouTube channel advocating socialism has now called for the overthrow of Donald Trump. This, after spending nearly a decade referring to Conservatives as traitors and opponents of Barack Obama as seditionists. He attacks Trump comparing him to Hitler and attacking other conservatives such as Ron Paul, Paul Ryan, John Boehner, Sarah Palin and so on. Yet now its not treason anymore to be in dissent, its no longer treason to want to overthrow an elected official like Trump or...
  • Atheist Woman Tells Shocking Story of Her Horrid Treatment at a Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic

    03/17/2017 1:17:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    life news ^ | march 17, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    The Christian women’s blog Sheologians received a powerful testimony recently from an atheist who visited Planned Parenthood looking for adoption information. That’s not what she got. In her letter to Sheologians, she described how the abortion group repeatedly pressured her to abort her unborn child, ignored her desires to make an adoption plan and tried to manipulate her emotionally. The Blaze reports Apologia Studios created a video of blogger Summer White reading the woman’s letter. The woman’s name is not used. “I am a victim of rape, but I’m also a victim of feminism. I was lied to,” the woman...
  • Pope suggests 'better to be atheist than hypocritical Catholic'

    02/23/2017 8:48:34 AM PST · by detective · 42 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Feb 23, 2017
    Pope Francis delivered another criticism of some members of his own Church on Thursday, suggesting it is better to be an atheist than one of "many" Catholics who he said lead a hypocritical double life. In improvised comments in the sermon of his private morning Mass in his residence, he said: "It is a scandal to say one thing and do another. That is a double life." "There are those who say 'I am very Catholic, I always go to Mass, I belong to this and that association'," the head of the 1.2 billion-member Roman Catholic Church said, according to...
  • 'Words can't describe how excited I am about the new Philip Pullman books': [tr]

    02/15/2017 6:26:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 15, 2017 | Keiligh Baker
    His Dark Materials author Philip Pullman has announced he will release the long-awaited follow-up to the popular trilogy - sparking an online frenzy from his delighted fans. The next trilogy of books, which the Cambridge-based writer describes as an 'equel' rather than a prequel or sequel, begins with The Book Of Dust which will be published on October 19 by Penguin Random House Children's and David Fickling Books.
  • "..Staunch liberal and anti-abortion" Nat Hentoff, in his own words)

    01/09/2017 5:21:06 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 12 replies
    BVT News ^ | January 9, 2017 | Nat Hentoff
    [Jazz critic and longtime Village Voice columnist Nat Hentoff died Saturday at age 91. Though a self-identified man of the left, he was hard to pigeonhole. This op-ed appeared in the Inquirer on Feb 28, 1988.] ***** As a former board member of the American Civil Liberties Union, I am nonetheless considered a bewildering heretic by many of the ACLU's officers and members. They can't understand how I became pro-life. The lawyer for the ACLU's Reproductive Rights Division refers to me rather contemptuously as having been "born again." Yet I remain an atheist. What changed me on the question of...
  • Pilot killed in Marengo plane crash identified as atheist activist Rob Sherman

    12/13/2016 7:08:35 AM PST · by blueyon · 55 replies
    WGNtv.com ^ | 12/12/16 | by WGN Web Desk
    MARENGO, Ill. — Officials have identified the pilot killed in a small plane crash over the weekend. 63-year-old Robert Sherman of Poplar Grove, Illinois died when his homebuilt Zenair CH601 crashed into a cornfield near Meyer and Pleasant Grove Rd. Sherman was the only person on board. The cause of the crash is not yet known. Local officials believe it may have gone down overnight, but it wasn’t spotted until around 7 a.m. Saturday. Sherman is an atheist activist known for his court battles dealing with the separation of church and state.
  • Atheist activist, Green candidate Rob Sherman dies in plane crash

    12/13/2016 6:39:53 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 52 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 12/12/2016 | Maureen O'Donnell and Jordan Owen
    Atheist activist, Green candidate Rob Sherman dies in plane crash Rob Sherman, who died over the weekend in a crash of his small plane in Marengo, operated a business helping people build aircraft from kits. But the 63-year-old was better known as a colorful political activist and Green Party candidate — some might say gadfly — who called journalists and introduced himself as “Rob Sherman, your favorite atheist.” At one time, he had license plates that spelled out ATHEIST. Though he came in for derision as a self-promoter, he challenged the use of government-sponsored Christmas creches and displays and anything...
  • Ky. man sues after turned down for 'IM GOD' license plate

    11/22/2016 1:58:08 PM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    wowk ^ | November 22, 2016 | wowk
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - An atheist's request for a personalized license plate saying "IM GOD" was denied by the state of Kentucky, which said it might distract other drivers, and would be in bad taste. Bennie Hart says that by announcing "IM GOD" on his license plate, he simply wants to show the impossibility of disproving anyone's claim to being "God." Besides, Hart says, he had the same plate for a dozen years when he lived in Ohio, without causing any problems.
  • Trump Should Pick Ayotte for Justice

    11/13/2016 8:51:18 PM PST · by budj · 100 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/13/16 | George Will
    "...The party's leader is at best indifferent to, and often is hostile to, much of the party's recent catechism: limited government, the rule of law, a restrained executive, fiscal probity,..."
  • Can an atheist lead a Protestant church? A battle over religion in Canada.

    09/30/2016 4:00:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 129 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 29, 2016 | Alan Freeman
    The Rev. Gretta Vosper is a dynamic, activist minister with a loyal following at her Protestant congregation in suburban Toronto. She is also an outspoken atheist. “We don’t talk about God,” Vosper said in an interview, describing services at her West Hill United Church, adding that it’s time the church gave up on “the idolatry of a theistic god.”
  • Atheist group cautions schools: No field trips to Noah’s Ark theme park

    07/19/2016 6:39:07 AM PDT · by Hube · 28 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 7/18/2016 | Dave Huber
    That ‘ol Freedom From Religion Foundation is at it again, this time sending out letters to “every public school district in Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, West Virginia and Ohio” warning them not to undertake field trips to a Noah’s Ark theme park — Ark Encounter — because they would “violate” the First Amendment. The FFRF specifically mentions the park’s owner, Ken Ham, stating he “is free to erect monuments to his bible, but public schools are not permitted to expose the children in their charge to religious myths and proselytizing.” In response, Ham lowered the admission price for kids to $1,...
  • 'This Is Not My Party': George Will Goes from GOP to Unaffiliated

    06/24/2016 6:50:59 PM PDT · by bkopto · 199 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6/24/2016 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Conservative columnist George Will told PJM he has officially left the Republican Party and urged conservatives not to support presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump even if it leads to a Democratic victory in the 2016 presidential election. Will, who writes for the Washington Post, acknowledged it is a “little too late” for the Republican Party to find a replacement for Trump but had a message for Republican voters. “Make sure he loses. Grit their teeth for four years and win the White House,” Will said during an interview after his speech at a Federalist Society luncheon. Will said he changed...
  • Atheists are embracing Gods and creationism

    06/08/2016 7:14:12 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 26 replies
    The Spectator ^ | June 8, 2016 | Daniel Jackson
    Atheists are embracing Gods and creationism Elon Musk, the billionaire inventor and entrepreneur, the twenty-first century’s answer to Howard Hughes, believes we are living in a computer simulation. The chances that we exist in ‘base reality’ are billions to one, he says.Last week he told an audience of Silicon Valley tech evangelists: ‘Forty years ago we had Pong. Like, two rectangles and a dot. That was what games were.’‘Now, 40 years later, we have photorealistic, 3D simulations with millions of people playing simultaneously, and it’s getting better every year. Soon we’ll have virtual reality, augmented reality.’‘If you assume any rate...
  • Penn Jillette, Not Having the Courage to Confront Islam is Bull

    06/26/2010 6:56:21 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 71 replies · 2+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | June 26, 2010 | David Swindle
    It’s always a sad day when someone you admire tremendously, who has entertained and challenged you for years lets you down and reveals themselves to really stand up only for themselves instead of the ideas of freedom they claim to support. Reason Magazine highlights some deeply discouraging remarks from Penn Jillette, the libertarian co-host of the extraordinarily great Showtime show “Penn and Teller’s Bullsh*t”: Are there any groups you won’t go after? We haven’t tackled Scientology because Showtime doesn’t want us to. Maybe they have deals with individual Scientologists—I’m not sure. And we haven’t tackled Islam because we have families.
  • Why [Penn Jillette] Won't Call Out Islam or Scientology ("... because we have families.")

    06/26/2010 1:37:54 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 45 replies
    Reason.com ^ | 06/26/10 | Matt Welch
    Are there any groups you won't go after?We haven't tackled Scientology because Showtime doesn't want us to. Maybe they have deals with individual Scientologists—I'm not sure. And we haven't tackled Islam because we have families. Meaning, you won’t attack Islam because you’re afraid it’ll attack back ...Right, and I think the worst thing you can say about a group in a free society is that you’re afraid to talk about it—I can’t think of anything more horrific. [...]
  • Why I’m a Libertarian Nut Instead of Just a Nut

    07/08/2009 9:27:16 AM PDT · by r-q-tek86 · 59 replies · 2,167+ views
    The Glenn Beck Program ^ | July 1, 2009 | Penn Jillette
    I don’t speak for all Libertarians any more than Sean Penn speaks for all Democrats. I’m not even sure my LP membership card is up to date. I’ve voted Libertarian as long as I can remember but I don’t really remember much before the Clintons and the Bushes. Those clans made a lot of us bugnutty. When I go on Glenn’s show he calls me a Libertarian, I think that’s my only real credential. There are historical reasons and pragmatic reasons to be a Libertarian, but there are historic and pragmatic reasons to be a Democrat, a Republican or a...
  • Penn Jillette Destroys Modernist Cafeteria "Catholic" Piers Morgan

    03/07/2013 3:20:53 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 45 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | March 6, 2013 | HetmanWojtek
    The outspoken atheist Penn Jillette destroys the modernist Piers Morgan in a debate on Catholicism and the papacy.
  • I Vote Against You (for the Never Trump crowd)

    05/12/2016 9:53:39 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 6, 2016 | P Condell
    Isn't democracy wonderful? (A great rant - See video at link. If you can't vote FOR someone, you can always vote AGAINST someone. There are plenty of scumbags on the ballot to vote against)
  • Penn Jillette Gets Grief for Appearing on Beck TV

    10/21/2009 3:55:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies · 2,283+ views
    Crackle ^ | Oct. 21, 2009
    Jillette: "I sat on TV, while my hero Tommy Smothers yelled in my face how pissed off he was at me for appearing on Glenn Beck. It broke my heart."