Same sex ‘marriage’ misses the point.

First, let me make it clear that I have no issues with what is a natural occurrence, i.e. that there may be duality of gender but there is certainly a plurality of sexualities. I will not, therefore, single out one or more of those sexualities as I will not, therefore, consider it logical or valid to single out one or more of those sexualities as being in some way “inappropriate”…

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Bigotry In The Name Of God: The Case Against Religious Exemptions – New Matilda

Religion and its representatives and adherents remains predominantly regarded as respectable individuals of good character, compassionate in attitude, peaceful in mood and caring and non-judgmental about others who are less fortunate in their lives. We all know that this picture is extremely flawed. It may certainly apply to some of the religious and adherents of many religions do indeed thrive on doing good works and helping those that are disadvantaged….

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7 Things You Should Know About The Death Penalty, Even If You Support It

No one with a developed and exercised intellect will support the death penalty. The death penalty is simply legalised murder. The death penalty is vengeance – not sanction. For the religious, it is just more hypocrisy for: “Vengeance is mine”, said the Lord and “Judge not others lest you be judged” For the non religious, it is no less a hypocrisy for: Many, many, completely innocent people have been convicted…

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The 10 worst typos in the Bible

Whatever the religion, it seems that the content of the “Holy” books which prescribe its dogma are interpreted differently be different individuals or groups within that religion. These works also appear to contain many contradictions, not least the Christian Bible. As none of the interpretations of these works can be proved or disproved as being “correct”, it is inevitable that the various denominations and separations of people within individual religions,…

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Denial of Palestinian rights is the real roadblock to peace

The oppression of the Palestinian people, blockading of Gaza, and right wing militarist attitude of Israel’s government is so obviously a cause of regional instability, pain, suffering, death and denial of opportunity for anything approaching normal life for Palestinians. That Israel has descended into the aggressive and militaristic nation it has and that it persecutes the very people who were dispossessed of their homeland to make way for the creation…

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Toronto’s Atheist Minister Faces Church Court After Questioning Christianity For At Least 14 Years

TORONTO (RNS) An ordained minister of Canada’s largest Protestant denomination is facing dismissal because she is an atheist. The Rev. Gretta Vosper, spiritual leader of West Hill United Church in suburban Source: Toronto’s Atheist Minister Faces Church Court After Questioning Christianity For At Least 14 Years If one considers that religion is considered as synonymous with and representing spirituality then it is perfectly reasonable for an Atheist to hold a…

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Not Justice: Purvi Patel to serve 20 years in prison for an abortion.

This is a gross abuse of human rights and yet another example of religious zeal becoming persecution with the connivance of the state. It is also a continuation of the notion that women should not have control over their own bodies. This decision is abhorrent and should be opposed by any civilised, rational and humane person. It has nothing to do with justice. It isn’t justice for Purvi Patel to…

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