Category Archive: Tolerance

Apr 20 2013

Godless and grieving about Boston

Hi! My name is Brianne, and I’m godless! I have something that I want you to know, and then to deeply and fully understand and accept: “godless” doesn’t mean “evil”. The idea is that to know God means to know love. And that must mean that if you don’t know God then you don’t know …

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Dec 12 2012

Addie on Tolerance

Addie on tolerance

Reposted with permission:  Image is a capture from my friend Addie Kolm’s Facebook status update. Text reads: So I saw a post last night in my over tired state. It said a bunch of stuff about tolerance and how we need to teach it to our children. And I laid on the couch for what …

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Nov 16 2012

Hazrat Ali Shah – Another victim of blasphemy laws


Ugh. Rights activists in Pakistan must have their hands busy. Asia Bibi, Rimsha Masih, Malala Yousafzai. Here’s a list compiled by FP.com of ten women who have – for the most part – been high-profile victims of human rights abuses in Pakistan (Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy is an exception on the list; she made a movie about victims of …

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Jan 26 2012

Kids Know What’s Up

Twice yesterday I was blown away by the insight of young ladies who have an incredible grasp of the world around them. 13-year old schools you on slut shaming. This is fantastic. I am awed that this incredible teenage girl not only grasps the problem of slut shaming, but that she so thoroughly and eloquently explains it …

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May 18 2011

Boston SlutWalk 2011

I am very, very excited to introduce a guest post by Jo O. All words and photos are hers, and have not been edited from her original submission. For more of Jo’s photos from the Boston SlutWalk, please visit her BostonSlut Walk set on Flickr. ******************* Last Saturday I attended the Boston SlutWalk, one of …

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Mar 30 2011

Social Science and Stuff

Omigosh, I’m so excited to be going tonight to Party with the Pharaohs, the Science Museum of Minnesota’s first Social Science event for adults. I set up a page on Eventbrite to organize all of my fabulous science-minded friends for this evening, and some of y’all even accepted! I’m giddy. It’s going to be a blast, what with …

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Nov 19 2010

Hey Homos, Quite Picking on Christians.

‘Cuz you all are.  Don’t you know that when don’t let others threaten you, deny you civil rights and discriminate against you, that you’re infringing on their intellectual and religious freedom? Cardinal Giacomo Biffi is bummed out that a woman lost her position on an adoption panel because she was turning away gay couples because they were…gay.  …

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Oct 15 2010

Would you lie?

Seen on Nothing to Do With Abroath Original article: NZHerald New Zealand museum bans pregnant women from attending exhibit A clash of cultures over a rule forbidding pregnant or menstruating women to attend a Te Papa exhibit has been criticised by feminists. An invitation for regional museums to go on a behind-the-scenes tour of some of …

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Sep 17 2010

JFK Separation of Church and State

Thanks to Freethought Radio (9/11/10 episode) for reminding me of this wonderful speech, given by John F. Kennedy to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association in Houston, Texas on September 12, 1960.  This is just one excerpt, but there is a wonderful page completely devoted to this speech at the American Rhetoric website*, where you can find …

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Aug 24 2010

Of Alarm Clocks and the GZ Mosque

Darn alarm clock – how dare it go off and let me sleep through it this morning!  Darn work – how dare you be so…here?  (J/K – I love you job, and I hope we have a long and meaningful relationship).  So, in light of my slackerness let’s talk about someone else’s blogpost today! Jen McCreight from …

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