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Addressing misconceptions about my life since leaving religion...

Alright sensitive eyes and minds…VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED. If you are opposed to any reality other than the doctrines you believe and follow, PLEASE don’t even waste your time reading this one. 3,157 more words

Religious Zealots Strike Again

A recent letter to the editor here in Arkansas perfectly portrays the bizarre mindset of certain Christians. The author wrote not about morally-bankrupt Trump, nor about people dying from chemical warfare and barrel bombs, nor about the continuing horror of mass shootings in our gun-mad country. 1,334 more words

American Culture

Movie: McCollum v. Board of Education

Heather Hastie called my attention to the existence of a movie, McCollum v. Board of Education, that exists in its entirety on YouTube. This case, which was argued before the Supreme Court in late 1947 and decided in 1948, decided the issue of whether public schools could support religious education by setting aside class time for religious instruction. 135 more words

Freedom Of Expression

Guardian columnist calls for banning "hate speech"

The UK is well on its way to legalizing censorship of offensive views, either by deplatforming those whose speech is politically inconvenient, by constructing proscribed lists of speakers… 1,308 more words

Freedom Of Speech

Thoughts on our Constitution, by President John Adams

    We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net.

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4 in 10 American Millennials, and half of Europeans, think that government should be able to ban "hate speech"

This 2015 Pew poll was mentioned by Lionel Shriver in her piece about the policing of literature tthat I discussed the other day. It shows a surprising degree of censoriousness in various Western countries.  590 more words

Freedom Of Expression

Dear Religious People #10

OR: Cling to Religion and Guns

In the days following the Las Vegas shooting, I ran afoul of a pro-gun advocate who felt that ANY government oversight of gun ownership was a slippery slope (no exaggeration, exact choice of words). 122 more words