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When parents pick prayer over health care
Children die, of course. This tragedy occurred in 2013 but is in Calgary court now. According to testimony, Emil and Rodica Radita returned from church to find their 15-year-old son not breathing. They waited 2 whole fucking hours before calling … Continue reading
Posted in Awareness Issues, In the Media, religiosity Tagged children, court cases, death, health, laws, naturpaths, prayer Comments Off on When parents pick prayer over health care
Atheist Scruples: Police! Police!
Today’s question: Arriving home late, you see a flashlight in your house and call police. They take an hour to arrive and the thieves escape with your valuables. Do you complain to the civic authorities? In the heat of the … Continue reading
Posted in consumerism, Question of Atheist Scruples Tagged crime, laws, property, Question of Atheist Scruples, theft Comments Off on Atheist Scruples: Police! Police!
To serve and protect drivers from going to hell apparently…
I see this as an abuse of power, personally. Ellen Bogan expects police to protect and serve — not proselytize. But she says Indiana State Police Trooper Brian Hamilton pitched Christianity to her when he pulled her over for an … Continue reading
Posted in In the Media Tagged Christianity, jesus, laws, lawsuits, police 6 Comments
Guardian angels, road safety and risk taking: connected?
If the details reported by New York Magazine can be believed, then yes. Interviews with 198 people showed that 45 percent believed in “a personal spirit or supernatural power” that watched over them. Further questions were designed to assess the … Continue reading
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Drunken man bathes in church’s holy water
And that’s not all: A Stoney Creek man has been arrested on a series of charges after a drunken rampage through a downtown church – which allegedly included bathing in the holy water, vandalizing religious objects and trying to light … Continue reading
South Carolina Pastor gets jail time for being too loud in church
Neighbours had complained repeatedly about Johnnie Clark and his “turn it up to 11” approach to his church’s sound system, often running it at crazy volumes for evening services. The police had to go there dozens of times and the … Continue reading
Posted in In the Media, religiosity Tagged bylaws, church, cities, laws, music, noise, urban sprawl Comments Off on South Carolina Pastor gets jail time for being too loud in church
I wonder how effective “Don’t Say the Pledge” will be.
Being Canadian, I can’t quote any part of the Pledge of Allegiance without looking it up. (Thanks, Wikipedia, for the rundown of how many times the Pledge has changed over the years, and when.) On Monday, Sept. 8th, the American … Continue reading
Posted in atheism, Awareness Issues, current events, religiosity Tagged Canada, controversy, god, laws, national anthems, pledge of allegiance, United States 2 Comments
Public parks should not endorse religion says FFRF yet again
A sculpture to honor World War II vets is set to be placed in an Indiana State park but the Freedom From Religion Foundation wants it know that creating a sculpture including the shape of a cross within it isn’t … Continue reading
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Atheist Scruples 2014: women and boobs
A couple different issues trigger this one. First, should women be allowed to go topless like men can? I think the answer should be yes but that doesn’t mean I’ll want to be one of them. I’m pro-choice in many … Continue reading
Posted in Awareness Issues, culture, In the Media, Question of Atheist Scruples Tagged babies, breastfeeding, children, clothes, culture, feminism, laws, Question of Atheist Scruples, women's rights Comments Off on Atheist Scruples 2014: women and boobs