Without Fear

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high

Where knowledge is free

Where the world has not been broken up into fragments

By narrow domestic walls

Where words come out from the depth of truth

Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection

Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way

Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit

Where the mind is led forward by thee

Into ever-widening thought and action

Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.

- Rabindranath Tagore

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Anne Graham – Put down the Bible, Learn to be Nicer

The problem with assuming that a single book has all the answers to morality is that you do terrible things. Atheism as a group has a moral code that’s grown. Yes we have had “immoral” atheists but they were not immoral due to their atheism but due to their adoption of a moral code.

We decide on what is moral and what isn’t by a careful examination of the act and who it hurts and then seeing it’s knock on effects.

So drugs? We do not consider using drugs as immoral, merely a social ill in addicts. Murder? It’s the cessation of the opportunity to continue living. Thus it is immoral.

There is more complexity here but we do live in a social system where we have analysed things and done things because the analysis of the act has lead us to understand that doing this would benefit people. [Read more...]

The Last Spoonbender

Can you please try to ‘see’ where YOU believe the plane went down?

– Uri Geller

“Malaysia Plane Crash: what do you all think? If the plane did not crash is it possible for it to have landed in either North Korea or Iran?? How many of you think it crashed how many of you think it landed somewhere.” – Uri Geller

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MH370 – A New Hotbed of Conspiracy from Mike Adams

This post has 84,000 hits already courtesy of Facebook alone. This post is on a website whose traffic and income would put our totals to shame. This post comes from well known quack and conspiracy theorist Mike Adams.

This is not new, with every disaster comes a haze of shady conspiracy theories. From school shootings to air crashes, all are due to the shady governments. The very same governments that are often so incompetent and bloated are also sleek and capable of needless complicated plans.

Natural News has not one but TWO conspiracy theories up with regards to the fate of the plane. In short? Mike Adams who owns a website and lives in the USA has a better idea of the situation than the major rescue operation involving around 60 different vessels in the air and on sea searching for the missing aircraft.

What is puzzling is the lack of communication in an era when communication devices are universal. [Read more...]

Not All Weapons are Bullets

To a lot of us who don’t live in a war zone, we think of bullets as a personal way to kill. You sight the enemy and squeeze the trigger and a bullet stamped with his name on it hurtles towards him through the genius of chemistry in order to kill him for various reasons (Queen, Country, God, He took your stuff… whatever).

But not all ways to kill come at the hands of a bullet. [Read more...]

Co-opting the Dead

Nelson Mandela stood up against a great injustice and was willing to pay a huge price for that, and that’s the reason he is mourned today, because of that struggle that he performed…and I would make the argument that we have a great injustice going on right now in this country with an ever increasing size of government that is taking over and controlling people’s lives, and Obamacare is front and center in that.

This is from Rick Santorum.

This is not an argument that’s a good idea in any shape way or form.

Because on the scale of oppression the government forcing and pushing insurance companies to provide universal coverage thus enabling more Americans to get healthcare is no where near what Black South Africans went through in South Africa.

In fact as ideas go the encouragement of everyone to get insurance and so have a basic level of coverage so that they are capable of getting prompt healthcare is NOT an evil while the enforcement of segregation and the brick ceiling to the progress of non-whites. This is “racism”.  [Read more...]

News – Terror Attack In the UK

This is something Pat Condell didn’t really cover.

I know I am flogging the dead horse but really? There are still people who follow him and do so with a huge amount of respect for his “truthiness”.

He’s a staunch warrior against the Islamification of Britain, never mind that most atheists in the UK kind of dislike the fundie Islamicist irrespective of our sexual preference. [Read more...]