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Non-Believers Have Rights

Feb 14, 2013 2:51:03 PM
Feb 14, 2013 2:59:40 PM

As the number and presence of nonbelievers grows, so do the number of cases in which we hear of fellow nonbelievers facing discrimination. Nonbelievers do have rights other than freedom of religion, and some of those rights are laid out in the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which was generally established to protect minorities. (For those outside the U.S., you might be protected by similar rights in your own country. I've included links for the U.K. and Canada at the bottom of this post, as well. ...

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Nov 2, 2012 4:28:46 AM
Nov 2, 2012 4:37:30 AM

No, it's not satire. It's a legitimate show targeted (of course) to young children. It's called Bibleman.  (Click HERE to check out an episode, but keep your nausea medication handy.)    The original incarnation of Bibleman starred Willie Aames. Yeah, one of the middle children on the classic TV show "Eight is Enough." Robert T. Schlipp took over from 2003-2011. The plot line is priceless: Miles Peterson was a man who had it all. Wealth, status, success. Still, there was something missing;...

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Myths About Islam

Sep 23, 2012 9:42:45 AM

Another contribution from guest-blooger Meg on the issue of Islam.  Worth reading and sharing.  -Seth____I wanted to clear up a couple of wide-spread myths as well as share this video:  Only 0.8% of the US population is Muslim. European countries have much larger Muslim populations, however Muslims still constitute a tiny minority within the general populace. There are about 1.2 billion (with a "b") Muslims on this planet. The voices you hear from...

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