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‘Don’t Say the Pledge’ campaign takes aim at ‘under god’

Posted by Mr DoctorE on September 10, 2014


The American Humanist Association on Monday launched a national campaign encouraging Americans to “sit out” the Pledge of Allegiance until the words “under God” are removed from it.

Dubbed “Don’t Say the Pledge,” the campaign encourages people, regardless of their beliefs, to sit down during the Pledge and “make a statement for true inclusiveness.”

“We want everyone to know that the current wording of the Pledge discriminates against atheists and others who are good without a god, and we want them to stand up for fairness by sitting down until the Pledge is restored to its original, unifying form,” said association Executive Director Roy Speckhardt.

The campaign comes after a survey conducted by the organization found that 34 percent of Americans said they would like “under God” removed after being told it wasn’t part of the original text.

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Atheist US Air Force sergeant to take military to court over requirement to take oath with ‘so help me God’

Posted by Mr DoctorE on September 10, 2014


undergawdThe US Air Force has told a sergeant he will have to leave the military unless he agrees to take an oath with the phrase “so help me God”.

The atheist airman was last month denied his request to re-enlist because of his refusal to swear to God.

His lawyer, Monica Miller from the American Humanist Association, said he was now poised to take the military to court.

“We have not received word from the Air Force regarding our letter,” she said.

“It has not indicated a willingness to settle out of court.”

With the deadline for re-enlisting expiring in November, the technical sergeant at Creech Air Force base in Nevada, whose name has not been released, will be forced to sue the government in a federal court, Ms Miller said.

In the past, an airman could opt for an alternative phrase and omit the words “so help me God,” but the US Air Force changed its policy in October 2013.

The other branches of the American military do not require the reference to God and make the phrase optional.

“This is the only branch to my knowledge that’s actually requiring everyone in all instances to use the religious language,” Ms Miller said.

She said the requirement violated the US Constitution, which bars religious tests to hold office or other positions.
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Oklahoma woman claims spaghetti strainer as religious headwear in license picture

Posted by Mr DoctorE on September 7, 2014

ENID, Okla. – It may sound like a joke but an Enid woman says her Oklahoma driver’s license features a unique symbol of her religious freedom.

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Pat Robertson to 80-year-old women who can’t pay bills: Keep tithing and get a job

Posted by Mr DoctorE on September 5, 2014

Parasite Pat..

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Woman Marries Dog In Traditional Ceremony In India

Posted by Mr DoctorE on September 5, 2014

Religion/superstition in progress…

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Jim Jefferies Religion Compilation

Posted by Mr DoctorE on September 2, 2014

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Hercules (aka Kevin Sorbo) Chiming In Against Atheists

Posted by Mr DoctorE on August 28, 2014

“God Is Not Dead actor Kevin Sorbo provided one answer to the question he has been asking repeatedly on the film’s DVD promotional tour — “Why are atheists so angry at something they don’t believe in?” — on Christian radio host Rick Wiles’ show Tuesday.

Atheists, he claimed, secretly believe that God exists, and are upset with him because they know he is going to judge them. They are a “small group of people, and they get on Fox or CNN and they rant and they rave,” Sorbo said, “and I pretty much based my character [in God Is Not Dead] off of these guys that I see who are just angry — they’re just filled with anger and hatred.”

“On the one hand,” he continued, “I feel sorry for them, but then I kind of laugh at them. Why would anybody spend so much time ranting and raving about something they don’t believe in?”

After a brief digression about how “the chipping away of religion” has “brought the country down,” Sorbo claimed that “85 or 90 percent of the people in this country” believe in God, and that they’re offended when atheists use the courts to compel Christians to respect the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause.”

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OKC archbishop sues over Satanists’ ‘black Mass’

Posted by Mr DoctorE on August 21, 2014

A group of Satanists planning to stage a “black Mass” next month at a civic center is using a communion wafer stolen from the Cannibal Church, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday by the archcannibal of Oklahoma City.

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Commissioners in Brevard refuse to recognize atheist invocations

Posted by Mr DoctorE on August 20, 2014

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Why Are Saudis Tearing Up the Quran?

Posted by Mr DoctorE on August 19, 2014


proudatheistSaudi Arabia is not the go-to country when you think of atheism, being one of the world’s most repressive Islamic societies. Turns out we may have them pegged all wrong. A 2012 Gallup poll revealed that there is a similar proportion of atheists in Saudi Arabia as in the United States and parts of Europe, and what’s more, those atheists are being increasingly vocal, despite the threat of violence against them.

Atheists in Saudi Arabia tend to keep a low profile (because beheadings), and because Islamic law is the law of the land, they often maintain a semblance of religious observance in public. Not so online, where they’re skirting danger and expressing their atheism via anonymous accounts. The dual existence makes for some incongruous posting—like the user below, defiantly declaring atheism from Mecca, with the holy Qabaa stone in the background.

Twitter profiles dedicated to atheism in Arabic have large followings—the Twitter handle @Atheistguide has more than 30,000 followers, primarily from the Middle East. In the last month alone, the hashtag #Atheist in Arabic was tweeted more than 70,000 times.

When Saudi Arabia issued a decree criminalizing the practice of atheism this month, it sparked a blasphemous campaign in response. The hashtag #CampaigntoTearTheQuraninSaudiArabia was tweeted more than 7,800 times in the span of a week, circulating images of protest.
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