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Akiko A.

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"And it must have seemed like a charitable area. One walking the short two blocks from the Great Miami River to the CVS would see the towering spires of at least four churches.

But he wasn't having any luck."
"It broke my heart," said Officer Steve Dunham, who took the boy to Subway for a meal.
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Shawn H Corey

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Having lived through some of this myself, I find this hard to read. What I find particularly hard to believe is how many people are closing their eyes to this when it doesn't take much for anyone to find themselves living out of foodbanks. No one is so "deserving" that they are safe from slipping into poverty...no one.
As wages stagnate and inequality grows, we’re approaching a moment. People can’t put up with this much longer, writes Dr Richard Hil. Let’s call her Marci – early twenties, a checkout operator – or is it consultant these days? Marci works and resides in Squamish, a small town (dubbed the “adventure capital of Canada”) about seventyMore
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Fabiana Bueno

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Wrote By Robin Gurwitch, PhD
Families around the country are coming together to talk about the officer-involved shootings in Louisiana, Minnesota, and the ambush of police officers in Dallas, Texas. These events come shortly after the violence in Orlando. In fact, it seems that acts of violence are in the news on a regular basis.
As a nation, we are trying to wrap our minds around what is taking place all around us. Protests related to police injustice, protests about gun violence, protests about tolerance, vigils for those killed in all of these events are happening in many communities across America.
In the aftermath of these events, we are also witnessing many acts of kindness. These have included hugs between protesters and police officers, hand-holding among all genders, races, and ages. Offering lemonade to those standing in the heat.
How do we begin to explain all of this to our children when we, as adults, are having our own difficulties with what is occurring?

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https://psychologybenefits.org/2016/07/12/how-to-talk-to-our-kids-about-the-tragic-shootings-in-louisiana-minnesota-and-dallas/
Families around the country are coming together to talk about the officer-involved shootings in Louisiana, Minnesota, and the ambush of police officers in Dallas, Texas. These events come shortly a…
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Akiko A.

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Dear Offended Christian, I’m terribly sorry that your feelings are hurt again. I feel badly about that. None of us likes to be criticized, so I totally get it. I know I’ve said some pre…
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Nina Trygg

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Humanism is one of the words we had to invent because of religion.

Without religion, we could all just be people.


Theism is having a belief system while atheism is not having one


pascal's wager is a false choice and he wasn't good at math by then, he was a drunk and fearing of his death and rationalizing religion
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Nina Trygg

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Question to Group:

Is Star Trek's United Federation of Planets organization most similar to the United Nations, NATO, the European Union, or individual federalized countries like the USA and Canada?


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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Federation_of_Planets
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Nina Trygg

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Humanists are interested in Human Achievement and strives for the best for everyone,

Part of that is having something to talk about other than religion, which people need to realize that there is a reason why we reject it, and it's because we've heard about it.

so, can we talk about something that is actual? real and exists?

https://dykewriter.wordpress.com/2014/09/24/space-race-india-to-mars/
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"Caverns of the mind"

Each poem, like a key, unlocks a cavern in my mind
Vast spaces are encountered with the treasures there to find
All journey's long, the patience laid, transcendence in its deed
The echoes of the cavern's walls reflect a certain creed
Lost inside of canyons, on occasion, I have come
Searching for the reasons in a simple rule of thumb
That all sum up to answers etched so deeply in the wind
There is a life's reality in which tumults rescind
Exploring canyon's resonance has brought the echoes round
There is a way on through without the wind and fury's sound


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© 2016 whickwithy
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Davide Cantelmo

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'Every believer is a cafeteria believer. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the simple fact that all believers agree 100% with their god on moral issues.'

By David Silverman, president of American Atheist.
Religion is no more than an extension of the personal opinions of the believer. It would be remarkable for such opinions to be used in the application of the law. Why, then, should religious beliefs not be held to the same standard?
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Nothing good can come from giving the Zealots any kind of governmental authority
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Rayhana Sultan

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The future is not the monopoly of a single religion. The future is a revolution of free speech, human rights, and curiosity. Welcome to the future. ‪#‎ExMuslimBecause‬
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+Randall Lee Reetz among the tribeless it is clear. 
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Fabiana Bueno

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 An independent review into Kendall house, a children's home run by the Church of England, has reported "harrowing" findings where girls were sedated and abused.
Children as young as 11 were given powerful drugs, without any medical need and the report found "disclosures of unlawful sexual intercourse, to sexual assault and in a small number of cases, rape."
David Greenwood, the solicitor who represented 15 survivors of abuse at Kendall House, said: "I have been truly shocked at the way in which staff at Kendall House handed our heavy doses of drugs designed to treat schizophrenia to young teenaged girls. Many of the ladies I have represented have suffered poor quality lives as a result of this treatment. Many have been sexually assaulted and most were physically abused. It was only when the Home Office inspectors advised the church to alter the way they deal with drugs that this treatment was brought to an end."
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An independent review into Kendall house, a children's home run by the Church of England, has reported "harrowing" findings where girls were sedated and abused.
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They forgave themselves for their weakness, prayed for their victims....why their God didn't assist them in stopping is the question for the world. 
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Fabiana Bueno

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Thomas Paine, one of the founding fathers of the United States
Paine is most notorious for The Age of Reason, a deistic treatise that attacked institutionalized religion and the inerrancy of the Bible. It highlighted corruption in the Christian church, criticized the church’s attempt to gain political influence through religion, rejected the notion of miracles, and postulated that the Bible was just another literary work, as opposed to a divinely inspired text. One excerpt from the work, published in 1794 and 1795, reads:
Each of those churches show certain books, which they call revelation, or the word of God. The Jews say, that their word of God was given by God to Moses, face to face; the Christians say, that their word of God came by divine inspiration: and the Turks say, that their word of God (the Koran) was brought by an angel from Heaven. Each of those churches accuse the other of unbelief; and for my own part, I disbelieve them all.
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http://thehumanist.com/magazine/july-august-2009/commentary/thomas-paine-1737-1809
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Only 1 Mimi

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Gotta love her point of view here!
 
I hate how religions say everything happens for a reason. Like bitch no it doesn't. A school gets shot up its because God wanted that to happen. Well wouldn't that make god as bad as Satan or would Satan be as good as god.
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Following months of sternly refusing to accept that her "noble" initiative to open up Europe to over a million refugees from the middle east had adverse consequences in not only sending anti-immigrant parties soaring in the polls but also indirectly encouraging terrorism, German Chancellor Angela Merkel today admitted that some terrorists entered Europe among the wave of migrants that fled from Syria adding that the refugee flow was used in part ...
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+nigel thomas critical thinking isn't your strong suit. 
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Give happiness away.
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Nina Trygg

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Nina Trygg

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I remember reading an article a few years back by David Suzuki explaining that the reason why cancer is such a huge killer of people is because we’ve pretty much eliminated all the contagious…
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[ The narrative becomes upturned, and any cause that contravenes the ugly history of colonialism is one they would sign up to, regardless of the implications.

This pattern of taking an apologetic stance is increasingly expressed on the far-reaching left, reinforcing the idea that concerns of gender based violence become a separate issue to feminism if the perpetrator is brown or black. The issue is deemed as ‘their own problem’, inherent to their culture, which should be left to them.

While this response may at first be dismissed as the uninformed opinion of a fringe student minority, to what extent do they represent the politics within modern feminism? And how does this type of politics play out in the wider world? What is dangerous about this standpoint is how it fails minorities such as children, women and non-hetrosexuals within those minority communities. ]

[ According to the neutral stance prescribed on my course, I am not to celebrate Nigeria officially banning FGM in 2015, because it is actually reverting to the colonial standard, which deemed the practice as barbaric. Nigeria also banned the veil for girls at public schools throughout Lagos state, with a judge ascribing the policy to “values of plurality and the respect for the rights of others who have subscribed to a non-faith based educational system.” This is an immense achievement, and a testament to the growing secular pushback throughout countries that have been so wedded to religion. To write this off as ‘an internalized racist form of colonialism that continues the western patriarchal imposition’ is a disservice to the progress being made in the advancement of women’s rights and freedoms on the continent. ]
Veiling and female circumcision are longstanding practices that predate all the Abrahamic religions but remain dominant throughout society today. The former is a broad tradition practiced by women and girls across the world, that varies from the sartorial cloth over the hair as an extension of ...
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Stop all both male and female circumcision There is simply no justification for any of this bronze age butchery.
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Akiko A.

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It was January 20, 2001, and I was at George W. Bush’s inaugural ball. I had spent months campaigning for him, and it ha…
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