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I identify as an atheist.  Empirically, I've never seen any evidence supporting the existence of a deity, and rationally, none of the major religious belief systems make any sense to me.  Cosmologi...
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+The 7 Cosmic Circles of Experiential Soul Growth I don't think he's looking for God.
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Jews gave the world .... the idea that all people—not just kings—are created in the image of God.
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A moment of sympathy led to the end of slavery:

It was an ill-treated black servant in England who sparked the beginning of the campaign to end slavery. In 1765 a lawyer by the name of Lisle turned a half-blind slave out on to the London streets. He had bought the man, known as Jonathan Strong because of his physique and capacity for hard work at a Barbados auction and brought him home to England to show off to his acquaintances. Loving to flog and humiliate his servant, he so wrecked Jonathan's health that the man proved incapable of any further work whatsoever, and so was discarded. 

Seen queing at a surgery for free medical treatment, Jonathan was approached by a civil servant, Granville Sharp, who sent him to hospital and later found him a job. 

Recovering, Jonathan was seen in the street by his former master, who at once seized him and sold him to a plantation-owner shortly to depart for the West Indies. Lisle committed Jonathan to prison to await embarkation, but Jonathan got a message out to Sharp, who had him released from custody only to be sued for damages by Lisle and the plantation-owner. 

Sharp was advised by all his legal contacts to pay up and drop the case. But 'I cannot believe' declared Sharp, 'that the law of England is so injurious to natural rights as so many great lawyers are pleased, for political reasons, to assert.' 

He fought the case on his own, and finally his opponents dropped the charges. The results of his two years of legal studies were published under the title of The Injustice and dangerous Tendency of tolerating slavery in England, and in 1772 Lord Mansfield, though in general no great humanitarian, ruled that in law a slave who set foot on English territory was thereupon free.
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Wonderful. Thanks for sharing and inspiring for humanity. +John Stewart
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Equal protection under the law and due process mean that you can't deny gay couples from having relationships open to the rest of the public. 
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This documentary has some great clips (James Baldwin, Gore Vidal).  In one, Norman Mailer is the guest at a women's lib lecture.  He is purposely provoking them, which is what they must have wanted.  At one point, Susan Sontag gets up to ask a question and Mailer says something outrageious again.  I noticed that all the women on the panel and Sontag, who is in the audience, is smiling at the things he says.  I can't imagine that similar women would smile at a similar man saying similar things today in the 21st century.
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By Isaac Asimov (rationalist)
The soft bonds of love are indifferent to life and death. They hold through time so that yesterday’s love is part of today’s and the confidence in tomorrow’s love is also part of today’s. And when one dies, the memory lives in the other, and is warm and breathing. And when both die — I almost believe, rationalist though I am — that somewhere it remains, indestructible and eternal, enriching all of the universe by the mere fact that once it existed.
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Forbidden funk is considered proibidão or extremely forbidden in the country and originated in Rio de Janeiro's iconic hillside slums or favelas.
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