Florida Candidate Touts A Divine Endorsement From... →
We interrupt this scandal-dominated news cycle to bring you a lighter story… Florida mayoral candidate Anna L. Pierre has bagged an endorsement many only dream of: The endorsement from Jesus Christ. Indeed, Pierre’s campaign posters have touted her spiritual supporter â right alongside her promises about health care and job creation. She came in last. LOL. Thanks...
Large Survey of Muslims Around the World →
Regarding the question of whether there have been studies on extremist vs. moderate Islam, there is a very large survey that was recently published. It looks like a mixed bag to me. There are some good things, and some disturbing things. Thank you so much. -FA
Behind the rise of Bangladesh's Hifazat
aljazeera: Group that triggered deadly protests has surprised many with its rise to prominence. How is it that so many influential and powerful islamic fundamentalist groups exist if they are just a “perversion” of islamic teachings that the extreme majority of believers do not support? I am actually curious. Any studies out there? Are we over counting the moderates and under...
I thought, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m that chewed up piece of gum, nobody re-chews a piece...– Elizabeth Smart on being raped, Elizabeth Smart: Abstinence-only education can make rape survivors feel ‘dirty,’ ‘filthy’ (via msnbc) Abstinence-only education, what an oxymoron. -FA
Bangladesh clashes rage over blasphemy law
aljazeera: Leader of Hifazat-e-Islam forced to exit Dhaka after clashes between group’s supporters and police leave many dead. Religion of peace… Sure…
How do Fortune 500 companies pay zero in taxes while college loans go up to 6...– Elizabeth Warren, speaking at a town hall in Massachusetts (via newshook)
“Don’t you know that slavery was outlawed?” “No,” the guard said, “you’re...– Assata (via michellehuxtable) I tell my students this every single semester. (via notesofanativesister) Actually, most prisons I’ve seen the prisoners don’t work, they have food and better healthcare than most. I’m not saying prisons are cool, vacations spots or that...
Hello Friendly Atheist! I am a big fan of yours and was wondering if you might tackle a question I myself haven’t been able to answer. I don’t have a tumblr so I’m emailing it — feel free to post the question and answer on your blog if you have a good response (or don’t, whatever :) ) Anyway. I’ve often heard a quote that goes something like “without...