Columbus Day is usually met with outrage and indignation. This is an oversimplification of a complex matter that can’t —and shouldn’t— be reduced to the atrocities commited by Spaniards more than 500 years ago.
The burkini debate is a symptom of the weakness of Europe because it avoids facing the real issues posed by Muslim communities that reject Western values.
Besides the newsworthiness of the truth, there are at least three reasons why it is desirable that politicians and journalists begin to admit the relationship between religion and the terrorist acts it inspires:
hat would happen to the players of both teams if they requested uniforms as those of their opponents?
The problem is not taking a belief to an extreme, but the fact that said belief is extremist in itself — a football referee or a poker player can be very purist with the rules, a ‘extremist’ if you like, and he will never kill anyone because that is simply not in his book.
“When people pray before meals and you sit there wondering what you should do?”
I start eating. I don’t respect religious beliefs.
The interpretation of a text occurs when it is unclear in its literalness, so it is necessary to go to the context or the principles assisting it as motivation. Are they going to argue that god dictated its magnum opus in such a way it would lose consistency over time, or with metaphors that would cause confusion depending on who interpreted them?
In this video Myles Power explains how Rebecca Watson misrepresented Evolutionary Psychology — it’s only 15 minutes long and it’s worth a watch:
farfetched to claim that people who keep denying the relationship between religion and terrorism have blood on their hands?
So, when someone, anyone, says “Happy Holidays” or “All Lives Matter”, instead of getting mad, maybe you should ask yourself what is it with your pet issue that have alienated people away from your cause?
I don’t need to be black to reject racism, I don’t need to be gay to reject homophobia, I don’t need to be Muslim to reject the anti-Muslim bigotry, and I don’t have to be a woman to support abortion.
More than 100 Nobel laureates signed an open letter to Greenpeace urging them to stop sabotaging the Golden Rice particularly, and GMO’s research generally. The letter was also sent to the UN and the governments around the world
The only two actual feminists that still exist, Christina Hoff Sommers and Camille Paglia, sat down and talked about the current state of feminism and the authoritarian Stalin-esque streak that seized the women’s rights movement.
In 2000, eco-talibans destroyed an experimental field of GMO papaya in Lagunillas (Venezuela). Let’s help raise money for a documentary telling the story.
An interesting way to remove the superstitious enforcement in the last moments of life. How would you want your obituary to replace the religious symbol?
In this video JP Sears shows how ridiculous it would seem if meat eaters acted the way vegans do when they think theirs is a morally superior diet — it’s hilarious:
This a real, major threat to the skeptic movement. This is our actual hard target because if we don’t stand our grounds and our principles, there will be no skeptic movement left to fight pseudoscience, god-thumpers, the multiverse, the Singularity, or overmedication.
I don’t think there’s anything remotely positive or ‘affirmative’ about racism, sexism or any other kind of discrimination, whether it is regular discrimination or ‘reverse’ discrimination.
Maybe Weinberg wasn’t as accurate as he could have been, but his statement remains true to a certain degree. Some times evil is done without invoking a god; but it is always done with the psychological set of tools that characterizes religion.
I’m not in the swimsuit industry, but I just learned of the existence of this garment that will keep both…