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Apr 20 2014

Dear Salon, What The Actual Fuck Man!

Dear Salon

If this is what passes for good articles today then sign me the fuck up!

Seriously! My grammatical error laden anger rants are more factually accurate and less idiotic than this drivel. I could certainly use the extra cash flow over August to make up for the hit I took during my exam time and this writing malarkey looks pretty easy!

Have some standards. If you let these drivel mongers then how are you any different from the Huffington Post’s fascination with woo?

Your’s sincerely.

Avi

(PS – Serious about the writing thing, hire better writers)

Apr 20 2014

Happy? No We Are Not!

One of the arguments I repeatedly use is that for Islam to progress you need to take on board genuine criticism and not hide behind issues. That real criticism helps improve something. If you place your benchmark at the 700 AD mark and decide the zenith of human achievement was achieved and since then everything else has been terrible.  Then you are categorically and provably wrong.

Without accepting and taking on board criticism, Islam is doomed to it’s echo chamber of “Stay the course”. Even if the course is the domination of the dialogue by extremism and fundamentalism.

So it’s nice to see Muslims do something positive.  Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19 2014

A Response to Damon Linker

The Week’s Damon Linker has an article up about how Atheism isn’t the answer. What the question is? I don’t really know. Maybe it’s the human condition he refers to. Well Mr. Linker is rather wrong.

Atheism is merely the absence  of a god. WIthout a god, you have to chose how you live your life. Most choose wisely and productively despite there being no objective point to being alive. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19 2014

Complaining About Gullibility Is Not A Recruitment Plan

Dave Shifflet of the Wall Street Journal doesn’t quite understand the role of American Atheists in his recent article.

See just because Atheists are outnumbered doesn’t mean we are quiet or a small minority. We are often quite loud. This weekend sees Salt Lake City host the American Atheists Annual Convention and there is a notion at the Wall Street Journal that the relatively small number of atheists means that we are not significant.

See there is a lot of truth in the fact that there are many ex-Mormons out there who are atheist but don’t say so. Perhaps because the price of completely turning to the atheist side is to be ostracised. Sometimes you need a vocal event to show that you don’t have to pretend to believe in a god and that there are others like you. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18 2014

Stormfront – Murder Machine

I think I am late to the party here. If you haven’t already heard? Ed Brayton is being a sued by a white supremacist. And while I was purchasing a new, sleeker and more powerful hamster to power my Internet, I was reading the Southern Poverty Law Centre’s look at the Stormfront.

I am aware of the Stormfront as I am aware of various racist groups due to contact with racist people on a normal day. It creeps up in a variety of places after all.

And there are some very very strange places where you find racism. Yes even us atheists. For those who haven’t clicked the links? The first is Pat Condell defending the English Defence League. Now I am of the opinion that the best way for English to be defended would be to ban the average EDL member from speaking it. The EDL are racists, the only difference between them and the Nazis is that the Nazis were snappier dressers. They are violent abusive thugs who have made life hellish for the people of the UK who just happen to be brown. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16 2014

Choice Implies Equal Value

This one’s from Barbara Loe Fisher at USA Today. 

Rather puzzling that the USA Today is giving a platform to a dangerous viewpoint.  Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15 2014

Not Even Gail Simone is Safe

https://twitter.com/GailSimone/status/456082673656557568

For those who don’t know who Gail Simone is?  Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15 2014

Age of Kali – The Doll

Gudiya means doll.

Warning!

TW – Rape, Child Molestation
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Apr 15 2014

A Voice for Me – It’s not Racism if you don’t know the Context

Racism against Asians gets a free ride.

Oh come now, we know this. For the most part the face of Asians is either Chinese or Indians (if we ever do get considered as being in Asia.), and we are generally considered an acceptable target for two very simple reasons. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14 2014

Foundation Beyond Belief’s First National Conference Needs You

To show up!  Read the rest of this entry »

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