• Americans: The world can't go on without them

    by kcjones10 posted: 18 Mar 2013 Category: Politics 33

    I now live in the 49th state.  I think it may be akin to living in the primordial stew.  Seriously, though, I have been thinking about the fall of civilizations.  Rebecca Costa's "Watchman's Rattle" has been a bit of a wake-up for me.  What does anybody else have to say?

  • What to make of ''state atheism'' ??

    by Albanist posted: 11 Feb 2013 Category: Politics 51

    Hello fellow atheistI am a 17 year old Student and English is my second foreign language so sorry for any errorsAlbania(Europe,Western Balkans) the country i come from was during Stalinist times the only...

  • How to make the UK a secular state

    by RobertCallan316 posted: 11 Jan 2013 Category: Politics 27

    There's not many things that I can say that I'm not proud of being a British citizen. This country has done me well as a 19 year old athiest, but the one thing that deeply saddens me...

  • Click. Sign. Help.

    by Sjoerd Westenborg posted: 06 Dec 2012 Category: Politics 9

    Dear fellow atheists/agnostics and anyone else with a rational outlook on freedom,If you're reading this, you're already passing time on the web. So why not make it a little more productive?I've collected a few petitions...

  • In Russia the law breaks YOU

    by MAXdotRU posted: 06 Dec 2012 Category: Politics 7

    I, myself, am Russian, but had lived abroad for most of my youth, now its been 3 years since i've come back and it turns out memes dont lie - its a circus over here. Recently,...

  • Primate Pride March

    by eduardo blasina posted: 19 Nov 2012 Category: Politics 15

    Just to inform you that next Saturday in Montevideo, Uruguay, we will be marching to celebrate our condition as primates. The day has been chosen to remember both the pubilcation of the Origin Of Species...

  • Referendum 74

    by Statler N Waldorf posted: 31 Oct 2012 Category: Politics 22

    I live in the United States, in the State of Washington. We vote entirely by mail, and voting began last week. The results of this election will not be known to us until after the...

  • Democracy or Meritocracy: Which is the Government of Reason?

    by Zeuglodon posted: 31 Oct 2012 Category: Politics 19

    Introduction: Democracy and MeritocracyOne of the breakthroughs of political history was the invention and implementation of democracy in the West.  Its virtue was that it could take absolute power away from despots, tyrants, autocrats, and...

  • OUST Rep. Paul Broun from the House Science Committee

    by Crush Endo posted: 19 Oct 2012 Category: Politics 7

    Here is the story: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/10/08/broun_petition_science_bible/Here is the petition: https://www.change.org/petitions/house-science-committee-remove-rep-paul-brounPlease share and get this petition signed! This lunatic can not be allowed to influence government policy on science or anything else for that matter.

  • West must learn to respect wishes of new Arab leaders [smh.com.au]

    by drummo posted: 29 Sep 2012 Category: Politics 39

    I was astonished to read this article in today's Sydney Morning Herald.http://www.smh.com.au/world/west-must-learn-to-respect-wishes-of-new-arab-leaders-20120928-26qmh.htm In a nutshell, he seems to be saying that Some new Arab Leaders don't like free speech.In some survey 43 per cent of Americans agree that...

  • Civil Rights of the Far Future

    by EODsplosion posted: 25 Sep 2012 Category: Politics 46

    I understand that civil rights are a pretty big deal in today's world. There is still a lot of prejudice against people of certain races, religions, non-heterosexual orientations, etc, but I'm curious about what the secular community thinks about the far future...

  • Middle East & North Africa - Secularism.

    by skeptatheos posted: 14 Sep 2012 Category: Politics 43

    What more do you feel can be done to bring -  and encourage/defend - secularism, free-thinking, and rationalism to the Middle East & North Africa?I would like to cast a light on Maryam Namazie, and...

  • Do we need a Minister of faith

    by SomersetJohn posted: 14 Sep 2012 Category: Politics 31

    David Cameron has made Mrs Warsi the minister for faith (and communities) in his reshuffle. Does this role have any place in our government, and even if the answer is yes (really?) is Warsi the...

  • John Hagee Ministries

    by kelphis79 posted: 26 Aug 2012 Category: Politics 43

    What can be done about a church that violates its requirment to stay out of the political realm? I read about a John Hagee Ministries(http://www.jhm.org/) which is a church located in San Antonio Texas....