Archive for the tag "christianity"
Watching the bible-bashing Liberal MP David Clarke ranting on Stateline why was one reminded of right-wing shill Alan Jones and flatulent royalist David Flint
Posted: 4 September, 2010 in Art, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Culture, Life, politics and government, Religion, Sex, values, Video.
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Here’s what Jefferson, 3rd President of the USA, principal author of the Declaration of Independence, Founding Father, said about religion in a letter to Adams:
Posted: 20 August, 2010 in Culture, History, Literature, politics and government, Religion, US Politics, values.
Tags: Adams, America, American history, B-grade, bigotry, chainsaaw, christian, christian nation, christianity, clergy, History, Jefferson, Jupiter, Madison, Minerva, Palin, persecution, politics, POTUS, president, President of the United States, Religion, religious values, serial killer, superstition, United States, USA, values
America’s Best Christian, Mrs Betty Bowers, explains to less informed Christians (and hell-bound others) the curious details of the Lord’s concept of marriage.
Posted: 8 August, 2010 in comedy/humour, Life, Literature, Religion, Sex, values, Video.
Tags: abel, baptist, Betty Bowers, bible, cain, christ, christian values, christianity, chronicles, Church, comedy, comic, concubines, conventional marriage, deuteronomoy, divorce, ecclesiastes, eve, exodus, family values, gay marriage, genesis, God, humor, humour, Islam, jesus, judaism, judges, kings, leviticus, Life, Literature, lord, marriage, massacre, Matthew, rape, rapist, Religion, religious values, samuel, satire, Sex, timothy, Video, virgin, virginity, whores, youtube
Sam Harris’s TED Talk will challenge even many heathens and infidels as he takes on the Christians’ last stand – that you can’t be moral without a god
Posted: 23 March, 2010 in Australian Values, Culture, Iran, Iraq, Life, politics and government, Racism, Religion, Science, values, Video.
Tags: Australian Values, bible, christianity, Culture, ethics, facts, falsifiable, future of civilisation, God, homosexuality, Islam, morality, neuroscience, proof, Proverbs, rape, Religion, religious values, Sam Harris, Science, society, TED, TED talks, testable, values, Video, women's rights
if Dennett and LaScola are right that belief is mostly aspirational for most people, it follows that few people actually do believe but merely wish they could
Posted: 21 March, 2010 in Religion, values.
Tags: agnostic, atheism, atheist, belief, christianity, creed, Daniel C Dennett, Danieol Dennett, Dennett, dogma, faith, LaScola, Linda LaScola, minister, pastor, preacher, priest, Tufts, unbelief
they voluntarily clap on their chains, hood their heads and lock their prison doors, while offering up a prayer of gratitude for their relief from uncertainty
Posted: 13 March, 2010 in Iraq, Life, politics and government, Religion, values.
Tags: apostasy, apostate, Australian religious values, Australian Values, belief, buddha, christianity, David Clarke, death penalty, death sentence, dogma, escalators, escalators can't break, execution, faith, fatwa, George W. Bush, Goody Two-Shoes, herman hesse, hesse, Islam, judaism, Keneally, Kevin Rudd, magisterium, morality, motivation, motivational poster, murder, Religion, religious values, siddhartha, Tony Abbott, Tony Blair, values, Why Religious People Can't Think
Children do what is natural because they are human. Then religious parents turn their “sinful” natural lives into a horror story in which they are the monster.
Posted: 6 March, 2010 in Australian Values, Education, Life, Religion, Sex, values, Video.
Tags: absolute, abuse, Australian religion, Australian religious values, belief, certainty, child abuse, christianity, credo, creed, Dawkins, dogma, epistemology, faith, Feynman, heaven, hell, Hermann Bondi, hindu, hinduism, Hitchens, Islam, jew, judaism, murder, muslim, obscenity, punishment, Religion, religious belief, religious values, retribution, sin, terror, terrorism, terrorist, Thomas Paine, values
The situation in Palestine now inexorably drives and inflames global politics. 9/11, Afghanistan, the rise of islamic fundamentalism all feed from this one trough. Not any amount of cosmetic or diplomatic pretense, no “negotiated compromise”, no artificial “roadmap to peace” will make any difference at all.
Posted: 8 January, 2010 in comedy/humour, History, Iran, Iraq, Life, Literature, Racism, Religion, US Politics, values, Video.
Tags: Bertrand Russell, bible, christianity, exodus, intelligence, Islam, israel, life of brian, monty python, palestine, philosophical values, philosophy, Religion, religious values, Russell, stupidity, values, Video
god may be dead but don’t let’s upset the natives – they’ve got guns and bombs and exploding underwear and if you’re unkind to them they might set them off. So let’s pretend for the sake of a peaceful life that he’s not dead, okay?
Posted: 6 January, 2010 in Australian Values, comedy/humour, History, Life, Religion, Science, values.
Tags: apologist, atheism, christianity, Christopher Hitchens, Foreign Policy Magazine, fundamentalism, human nature, imaginary friend, Islam, Karen Armstrong, politics, Religion, religious values, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, theology, values
Okay, so, we’re not saying Islam (qua Islam) is a necessarily violent religion but, well, let the islamists tell you themselves.
Posted: 3 January, 2010 in Culture, History, Iran, Racism, Religion, values.
Tags: Ayatollah, Ayatollah Khomeini, cartoons, christ, christian values, christianity, Denmark, fatwa, Iran, Islam, islamic values, jesus, Khomeini, Matthew, muslim, Pakistan, Religion, religious values, Rushdie, Somalia, values, violence, Westergaard
religious zealots and catholic crackpots taking over civil society to spread their preposterous beliefs and protect their absurdities from public critical scutiny. So the Republic of Ireland has just brought in its new Blasphemy Law. Not everyone is happy about that, including Atheist Ireland which has published a list of 25 so-called “blasphemies”.
Posted: 2 January, 2010 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, comedy/humour, Culture, Education, History, Internet, Language, Life, Literature, politics and government, Racism, Religion, Science, values, Video.
Tags: Allah, atheism, atheist, Australian religious values, belief, beliefs, bible, blasphemy, buddhism, Catholic, christianity, Church, Feldman, Flying Spaghetti Monster, FSM, George Carlin, God, Ian O’Doherty, Irish religious values, Islam, Jahweh, jehovah, Lehrer, Marty Feldman, muslim, Old testament, P Z Myers, Pharyngula, Pope, pope benedict, priest, priesthood, profit, prophet, Quran, Religion, religious values, Richard Dawkins, Tom Lehrer, Torah, transubstantiation, values, vatican, Vatican Rag, vatican rag outrage, Zola
Harlan Ellison on religion: Ellison is a Sci-Fi writer with a boxfull of credits. He’s proof not every Sci-Fi writer is a religious nutcake like Elron Hubbard.
Posted: 12 December, 2009 in Culture, Life, Literature, Media, Religion, values.
Tags: atheist, belief, christianity, faith, God, Harlan Ellison, Hubbard, L. Ron Hubbard, Religion, religious values, sci-fi, science fiction, SF, values
PZ MYers says, “religion should be strong enough to stand against academic rudeness and mockery without this pathetic bleating for shelter from skepticism.”
Posted: 10 December, 2009 in Australian Values, Blogging, Life, Religion, Science, values.
Tags: Amanda Marcotte, apologist, atheism, atheist, Australian Values, belief, christianity, Dawkins, faith, Hitchens, Marcotte, Myers, Pandagon, Pharyngula, Prothero, PZ Myers, Religion, religious values, Sam Harris, values
The Liberals and Nationals are positioning themselves way to the far looney right of Australian politics, like the teminally-twitching Republicans in the US.
Posted: 27 November, 2009 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, politics and government, values.
Tags: Australian parliament, Australian political values, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Barnaby Joyce, christianity, coalition, Copenhagen, CPRS, ethics, ETS, faith, garden of eden, global warming, government, holy ghost, holy spirit, Joe Hockey, Jolly Joe, Jolly Joe Hockey, leader of the opposition, Liberal Party, Liberal Party of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull, Natoinal Party, Nick Minchin, party room, political values, politics, politics and government, principles, religious belief, serpent, snake, spill, standards, talking snake, Tony Abbot, Turnbull, values, virgin birth
Transparency International has released its Corruption Perceptions Index for 2009. There are some very surprising results
Posted: 21 November, 2009 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, Culture, History, Iran, Iraq, Life, politics and government, Religion, US Politics, values.
Tags: africa, african countries, America, antidisestablishmentarianism, australia, buddhism, bureaucracy, bureaucratic standards, christianity, communism, corruption, corruption index, corruption perception index, eastern bloc, ethical values, ethics, faith, hinduism, huffington post, Indonesia, Iraq, Islam, moral values, morality, morals, muslim, New Zealand, principles, Religion, religious values, Russia, Somalia, standards, Transparency International, UK, US, values