• April 21, 2024

Petition to the UN to protect freedom from religion and barbaric blasphemy laws

If you haven’t signed this petition started by Michael Sherlock to ensure freedom FROM religion and barbaric blasphemy laws, please do so and share it. Note that I edited the letter that will be delivered to the United Nations high commissioner for Human Rights, and my name is appended to…

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Martyr for mythicism: Rev. Robert Taylor

When the Church of England’s Rev. Robert Taylor (1784-1844) began preaching Bible mythicism – the view that significant biblical figures are mythical, not historical – from his popular pulpit during the 1820s, he was subjected to a sustained campaign of abuse that lasted for many years. He was convicted twice…

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Blasphemy laws around the world

Anti-blasphemy legislation still exists in many countries around the world, including those dominated not only by Islam but also by Christianity. You’d be surprised at how many countries have blasphemy laws, even supposedly civilized “Western” nations! Americans, count yourselves lucky to have the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and…

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Help free Egyptian atheist activist jailed in Kuwait on blasphemy charges!

The least we can do for this poor man is to sign the petition, which I’ve done. If nothing else, the attention is giving him hope. http://www.change.org/petitions/government-of-kuwait-free-humanist-atheist-activist-abdel-aziz-mohamed-albaz Blasphemy laws are the mark of a barbaric culture. No one should be imprisoned for questioning religious doctrine. The West has already been…

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Nonbelievers in religion persecuted, executed worldwide under barbaric blasphemy laws

Welcome to the Planet of the Apes. “Nearly half (47%) of the countries and territories in the world have laws or policies that penalize blasphemy, apostasy (abandoning one’s faith) or defamation.” 47% – Laws Against Blasphemy, Apostasy and Defamation of Religion Are Widespread …Laws against defamation of religion were far…

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Anti-free speech efforts blaspheme MY religion

To the rabid rampagers globally attempting to silence us through their violence and through the imposition of “blasphemy” and “defamation of religion” laws designed to shut up criticism of the very ideology that causes them to rampage violently, your efforts at curbing my free speech are blasphemous against my religion,…

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The REAL blasphemy!

How about overkill for offenses that aren’t particularly egregious for the vast majority of humanity? I understand, of course, that some cultural context is necessary for certain taboo behaviors, which may have really been causing serious social disharmony at some point.  But let us not forget that the Babble is…

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