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International Blasphemy Day

Sep 30, 2014 8:55:55 AM

Today is International Blasphemy Rights Day. Some don't like the provocative nature of it, but personally, I find it liberating to declare, publicly, that ideas and claims aren't guaranteed respect simply because 1) someone holds it dear and/or 2) it's part of a "sacred" religion. Think about blasphemy in the Christian context, as it's the one sin God will not forgive. Ever. “I promise you that any of the sinful things you say or do can be forgiven, no matter how terrible those things are...

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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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