Archive for March, 2007

Bill Gates backs immigration reform

March 21st, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire / Comments Off on Bill Gates backs immigration reform

"I'm a big believer that as much as possible, and there's obviously political limitations, freedom of migration is a good thing," Gates told reporters.

Religion and good behaviour

March 21st, 2007 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Religion and good behaviour

If that is true, then the United States should be heaven on earth, whereas Britain would be overrun with crime, sexual misbehaviour and the like. Paul examined the data ...

Theoretical is far more satisfying than 'supernatural'

March 20th, 2007 / Newswire, Science / Comments Off on Theoretical is far more satisfying than 'supernatural'

A fiendishly complicated mathematical challenge has finally been conquered by mathematicians. The team has exhaustively explored an esoteric 248-dimension structure called E8 and the results take up ...

Superstition + Corruption = HIV and Death

March 20th, 2007 / Newswire, Psychology / Comments Off on Superstition + Corruption = HIV and Death

Small outbreaks continue to haunt the developing world, however, especially the former Soviet Union, where corruption in the medical system is rampant and belief in the remedial powers of new ...

Chester County, PA DailyLocal Gets it Right

March 20th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Chester County, PA DailyLocal Gets it Right

In fact, we would just like everyone to do what they do best and stop making religion the new play toy. Coatesville City Council should run its ...

ABC News: Erasing the Pain of the Past

March 20th, 2007 / Newswire, Psychology / Comments Off on ABC News: Erasing the Pain of the Past

"The idea is that memories are vulnerable. They can be improved or weakened. The main point is that we're trying to understand how this all works rather than come up ...
Carnival of the Godless #62:

Carnival of the Godless #62:

March 17th, 2007 / Admin / 14 comments

Welcome to this St. Pat's edition of Carnival of the Godless, to celebrate the death in 493 CE of that pagan-basher known as Patrick from Ireland. Being of partly Irish ...

Russia Proposes Ban on Reporting Offender's Religion

March 16th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Russia Proposes Ban on Reporting Offender's Religion

The authors of the bill suggest imposing "a ban on the distribution of information about the ethnicity, race and religion of people who suffered from crimes, offenders and suspected criminals ...

Woman beheaded daughter 'to kill the demon'

March 16th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion Inspired Murders / Comments Off on Woman beheaded daughter 'to kill the demon'

When questioned about her daughter's disappearance, Spann told police she drowned Kyeimah in a bathtub. Spann beheaded the girl with an ax, believing it was the only way to kill ...

Castration 'victims' see no need for charges

March 16th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire / Comments Off on Castration 'victims' see no need for charges

The six men castrated in a sadomasochistic dungeon fashioned from an enclosed carport all told prosecutors they saw no need for criminal charges.
Pete Stark

Pete Stark

March 14th, 2007 / Atheist of the Week / 3 comments

The atheist everyone has been talking about this week is Pete Stark. He was elected to the House of Representatives on January 3rd, 1973. He ...

Brian Flemming Interview - The God Who Wasn't There

March 14th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Brian Flemming Interview - The God Who Wasn't There

The Blasphemy Challenge is radical compared to how we normally talk about superstitions such as Christianity, but it shouldn’t be. It should always be acceptable to declare one’s independence from ...

Iranian official lashes out at "300" for insulting Persian civilization

March 12th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Iranian official lashes out at "300" for insulting Persian civilization

An Iranian official on Sunday lashed out at the Hollywood movie "300" for insulting the Persian civilization, local Fars News Agency reported. Javad Shamqadri, an art advisor ...

Atheism: False Impressions

March 12th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Atheism: False Impressions

For example, I don't believe benevolent fairies from the trans-dimensional domain alpha-prime are preparing to whisk humanity to their paradisal home for all eternity. To the best of my knowledge, ...

Missing words on new coins mystify US Mint

March 9th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Missing words on new coins mystify US Mint

An unknown number of new US $1 coins bearing the image of George Washington are missing the words "In God We Trust" and other lettering along the edges, the US ...

US-Brazil deal to boost bio-fuels

March 9th, 2007 / Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on US-Brazil deal to boost bio-fuels

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim signed a deal making ethanol an internationally traded commodity and promoting its production in Central America and the ...

Pope says much of TV, Internet content destructive

March 9th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Pope says much of TV, Internet content destructive

"I appeal again to the leaders of the media industry to advise producers to safeguard the common good, to uphold the truth, to protect individual human dignity and promote respect ...

In Defense of Religion - Arizona Daily Wildcat

March 9th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on In Defense of Religion - Arizona Daily Wildcat

Spring is coming, and with it, a blossoming of religious intolerance...the most alarming and subtle form of religious intolerance in our world today - the intolerance of religion itself.
Go, Sarah!

Go, Sarah!

March 8th, 2007 / Television / 12 comments

Sarah Silverman kicked 'god' out of bed on Comedy Central, and proved a lot of people don't have a sense of humor. World Net Daily ...
David Gilmour

David Gilmour

March 6th, 2007 / Atheist of the Week / 9 comments

I'm an atheist, and I don't have any belief in an afterlife, you could say that I'm resigned to the fact that this wonderful life that we get here is ...