Debating Islam on Facebook – The Shallow end vs the Deep end of the pool

There are two specific Facebook groups I’m in that have rather similar names, but are dominated by very different views. One, entitled ATHEISM DEBUNKED BY MUSLIMEEN (their caps not mine) is dominated by various strands of Islamic thought, and rather bizarrely has  a rule against logic and reason. No really, it reads, “Members are requested not to involve in … Read moreDebating Islam on Facebook – The Shallow end vs the Deep end of the pool

NFL Player explains Gay Marriage To a clueless Politician

Some folks really know how to write a great letter, and one such example concerns a response to an open letter by US Maryland politician and minister Emmett C. Burns Jr. This clueless troglodyte who somehow got voted into office, wrote a letter demanding that the Baltimore Ravens prevent their linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo (pictured left) … Read moreNFL Player explains Gay Marriage To a clueless Politician

Thought Crime: Alexander Aan beaten and jailed for not thinking correctly

Alexander Aan has been imprisoned for 30 months for posting “God doesn’t exist” on Facebook. This is described by Amnesty International as “a serious setback for freedom of expression in Indonesia,”. Tempted to think, “Oh, that is just about non-belief, but I’m a believer, so I’ll be OK”. Well, you might like to think again. There is … Read moreThought Crime: Alexander Aan beaten and jailed for not thinking correctly

Atheism – A Better Life : New York-based photographer putting together book of portraits of atheists

Chris, a New York-based photographer and filmmaker, has a fantastic idea that I truly love. He is putting together a book of photographic portraits of atheists as a direct challenge to the persistent myth that without some mythological supernatural entity, life is apparently pointless and that our lives are devoid of joy and happiness. Chris explains … I … Read moreAtheism – A Better Life : New York-based photographer putting together book of portraits of atheists

Worrying developments for freedom of expression in the UK

Paula Kirby writes here about the manner in which valid criticism of utterly insane ideas is being silenced in the UK. She cites three recent examples that happened in the past week. This includes .. Rhys Morgan,  a 17 years old,  who received threats of expulsion from his school if he did not remove a … Read moreWorrying developments for freedom of expression in the UK