6th August 2013
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One of the things that makes me most hopeful about the future of non-believers is the large amount of youth behind the movement. These people will grow up without the guilt and shame that religious brings to so many. Even as someone that escaped religion early in life I am sometimes reminded of the lingering superstitions I haven’t completely shaken off. The future doesn’t always look bright, but I am hopeful that with a generation of people who value the world and reality over fiction and fantasy, we can accomplish great things. We can accomplish more than any generation before. If you’ve escaped religion, consider yourself lucky, and pay that forward to the rest of the world for a brighter future.
12th February 2013
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Wanted to ask everyone if they maybe know of any good resources or information online related to Islam. I would like to find something that is preferably unbiased and would like something that can help explain the different branches of Islam a little bit better. I’ve been trying to study a lot more about Islam but am having a hard time finding information that I feel like I can trust instead of just propaganda. Anyone have any suggestions?
12th December 2012
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PARIS (Reuters) – France will deport foreign-born imams and disband radical faith-based groups, including hardline traditionalist Catholics, if a new surveillance policy signals they suffer a “religious pathology” and could become violent.
A French Islamist shooting spree last March that killed three soldiers and four Jews showed how quickly religiously radicalized people could turn to force, Interior Minister Manuel Valls told a conference on the official policy of secularism.
His warning came two days after President Francois Hollande announced the creation of an agency to track how the separation of church and state is upheld in this traditionally Catholic country with Europe’s largest Muslim and Jewish minorities.
Valls and two other cabinet ministers told the conference on Tuesday evening the Socialist-led government would stress the secularist policy called “laicite” that they said was weakened under the previous conservative President Nicolas Sarkozy. (click the link for the full article)
Personally I’ve been very excited and very happy with the work France has done to push back against religious extremism and fundamentalism. France has done a great deal of work to approach topics and issues that most countries in the world shy away from. France should be commended for the work that it is doing, and it is already starting to show that the way it is approaching religion is being adapted in some ways by other countries such as the Netherlands and Germany.
11th December 2012
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Personally I can’t understand how a woman with any level of self respect could willingly submit to the major religions.