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Go to: Mr. Deity and the Rights

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Some may not like the libertarian slant of part of this article, but it makes some really good points !!!

Ayn Rand's Theory of Rights: The Moral Foundation of a Free Society

http://www.theobjectivestandard.com/audio/ayn-rand-theory-rights.asp

Fri, 25 May 2012 10:07:53 UTC | #943449

Go to: Jon Stewart Rips Fox News Christians For Comparing Obama Birth Control Mandate To Nazi Germany (VIDEO)

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"In boundless love as a Christian and as a man I read through the passage which tells us how the Lord at last rose in His might ... that He had to shed his blood upon the Cross."ADOLF HITLER

I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator. - Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, Vol. 1 Chapter 2

Secular schools can never be tolerated because such schools have no religious instruction, and a general moral instruction without a religious foundation is built on air; consequently, all character training and religion must be derived from faith ...we need believing people. - Adolf Hitler, April 26, 1933, speech made during negotiations leading to the Nazi-Vatican Concordant

Hitler and the Nazis are often cited as an example of the horrible crimes which atheists have committed in the 20th century. They are only assumed to be atheists, though, because people can't imagine Christians doing such things; in reality, Hitler explicitly appealed to Christianity on a regular basis and this was part of why he was popular. Not every Christian supported the Nazis, of course, but he was most popular with conservative Christians seeking a restoration of traditional values.

Sun, 19 Feb 2012 11:56:58 UTC | #919567

Go to: It's not a phobia – it's rational to fear Islam

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Sam Harris: The Problem With Islamic Fundamentalism Are the Fundamentals of Islam

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLiku08FlRg&feature=player_embedded#!

Mon, 24 Jan 2011 12:53:19 UTC | #583416

Go to: Ricky Gervais says atheism shouldn't offend

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I watched the Golden Globe Awards just for Ricky Gervais

He was hilarious !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sat, 22 Jan 2011 13:17:53 UTC | #582497

Go to: Intolerance breeds intolerance – no matter what religion or race you are

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I agree with 44 prettygoodformonkeys that 19 Steve Zara makes a great point,

the problem is NOT "fundamentalism", the problem is that specific ideas/opinions/beliefs are fundamentally a real problem.

Sam Harris: The Problem With Islamic Fundamentalism Are the Fundamentals of Islam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLiku08FlRg&feature=player_embedded#!

and the problem is NOT "intolerance", we should NOT tolerate violence, and who who promote violence, nor those who seek to deny others of basic civil/human rigths

The Open Society and Its Enemies (1945) Karl Popper paradox of tolerance: "Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them..."

"Secularism is the concept that government or other entities should exist separately from religion and/or religious beliefs.

In one sense, secularism may assert the right to be free from religious rule and teachings, and the right to freedom from governmental imposition of religion upon the people within a state that is neutral on matters of belief." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secularism

"A secular state is a concept of secularism, whereby a state or country purports to be officially neutral in matters of religion, supporting neither religion nor irreligion. A secular state also claims to treat all its citizens equally regardless of religion, and claims to avoid preferential treatment for a citizen from a particular religion/nonreligion over other religions/nonreligion. Secular states do not have a state religion or equivalent..." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secular_state

Tue, 11 Jan 2011 16:45:57 UTC | #576663

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