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Americans Are Losing Faith In The Bible According To Recent Study

Americans are losing faith in the Bible, continuing humanities slow awakening from a long superstitious slumber. According to the American Bible Society’s latest “State of the Bible 2014″ poll young Americans in particular are less likely to view the Bible as sacred literature. 52 more words


Professor A.C. Grayling's Brilliant Cambridge Union Lecture

Professor Anthony Grayling is a leading British philosopher, lecturer and master of the New College of the Humanities in London and a representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council for the International Humanist and Ethical Union. 49 more words


Ramblings on Amsterdam in Spring

You can fall in love with a city. Unlike a masterful symphony or great book, a city engages the totality of one’s senses simultaneously. The sights, sounds and smells and general ambience of a new city, create powerful impressions which sometimes take a measure of time to mature into insightful thoughts. 1,065 more words


Transgender, Sexuality, and Cruelty

**I wrote this without a lot of awareness of terms and uses of pronouns. This is new to me. Please forgive them before I get to a full edit.** 295 more words


Nasty Girl vs Independent Women

Young boys and girls born in the last 15 years must be as confused as the cast of Twin Peaks (no disrespect, loved the show. I’m being facetious). 1,430 more words

Why Learn About Fundamentalist Religion?

I’m currently reading a book about Hasidic Jews written by a secular author. One might wonder why I would be interested in a book about the most religious Jews on the planet. 330 more words


Letter #2 to Sydney Morning Herald

The following is a community letter responding to an article written by Jacqueline Maley in the Sydney Morning Herald on Saturday March 22nd 2014. You can read her article… 2,140 more words

ThePoliticalVagina reblogged this on thepoliticalvagina and commented:

Love and compassion always trump wilful ignorance and fear (mongering). The mainstream media seal their own dwindling fates by not acknowledging the true intent of the masses of people who showed up that day. It was the current theme of the people who came to speak to me on the day - their profound disenchantment with the system as it is and how very reassuring it was to see so many people (and I have goosebumps as I write this) show up to express their concern too. Extreme feelings of relief and validation. We are not being told the truth about so many issues. We are being treated with contempt by our government and we are being treated with contempt by the media - that hurts. Especially when the major theme of the day was based around the concept of empathy. A foreign concept to those who support the system as it is and a major failing. *Here's an update on the Jaqueline Maley story from a different source; http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-03-27/dunlop-rage-against-the-mainstream/5348152?WT.mc_id=newsmail It looks as though some journalists in the mainstream media are finally being held accountable. Tim Dunlop from The Drum makes some very astute critical observations. I agree, we do still need quality investigative, factual, non partisan journalism. Shoddy lazy reporting does a great disservice to the reader and the news industry itself. Sharpen up your act or fade away into irrelevance!