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The Best Thing We Can All Do to Defeat Islamic Fundamentalism

Anyone who reads this blog at least occasionally should be well aware that I have no great love for the religion of Islam — nor for any other religion. 272 more words

Religion

The Satanic Temple: Atheism's Shock Troops

We mean this literally: these Satanists are atheism’s shock troops. Most famous for defending the First Amendment by suing to place a statue of Baphomet next to a Ten Commandments monument at the Oklahoma state capitol (the monument was removed as a result), … 522 more words

Religion

Definition of the Day 11-22-15 -- Hate Speech

HATE SPEECH, n. Speech the listener hates—and wants to outlaw. Given that everyone hates the same types of speech, and historical precedent, one can rest assured that religious believers would never use anti-“hate speech” legislation to suppress criticism of their religions, nor would the government use such laws to crush dissent. 64 more words

Humor

The Most Contemptible Political Argument

We’ve all heard this “argument” over and over. It’s so common that I don’t even need to cite examples. It’s constantly used by left and right, and by religious believers of almost all stripes. 511 more words

Politics

Is It Time for Greens and Libertarians to Join Forces? - Jay Stooksberry

Members of the Green Party and the Libertarian Party already share similar positions on many topics. It’s time for third parties to change the narrative. 199 more words

Commentary

Podcast: NYPD infiltration of Brooklyn College suggests surveillance of Muslims continues

The New York Police Department deployed an undercover officer named “Mel,” who “converted” to Islam and infiltrated Brooklyn College, according to a report published in the Gothamist. 1,637 more words

Unauthorized Disclosure