God is Not an American ValueLadies and Gentlemen of Congress, thank you for allowing me to speak today.
I do not stand before you with a hate filled heart.
I do not stand before you today wishing to destroy anyone's beliefs or ways of life.
I do not stand before you today hoping to achieve a victory for one group while hurting another.
Instead, I stand before you today in the hope that you listen open-mindedly.
That is all I ask.
In 1956, "In God We Trust" was adopted as the United States official motto. This motto has been on our coins since 1864 and on our paper currency since 1957. In 1954, the words "Under God" where added to the Pledge of Allegiance. The question of whether or not these phrases are constitutional has been argued on all levels, from the dinner tables of average Americans, all the way up to the Supreme Court. I personally believe that these phrases are unconstitutional, but the arguments for it have been so overused that I feel repeating them would be beating a dead horse.
No, instead I will b
9 Stupid Arguments Against Gay RightsThese days gay rights are a huge issue for many people. There are many people that are for and against it. I am for gay rights. I see a lot of people against gay rights, because, although I am non-religious, I haven't always been that way and still keep in contact with a lot of Christians via social media. My immediate family is also Christian, and mostly against gay rights, even though they avoid bringing up the issue with me. I have never heard a rational argument against gay rights. In this article I am going to refute some arguments against gay rights.
Just so we're clear on it's medical and psychological effects, here is an article written by the American Psychological Association that talks homosexuality in a little more depth http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/sexual-orientation.aspx.
Stupid argument #1: We're fighting to protect traditional marriage. Really? I don't see how allowing gay marriage would prevent straight peo
99 Reasons Atheism is Superior1. No need to pray because there's nothing to pray to.
2. No eternal damnation.
3. Myths and fairy tales are entertaining stories, nothing more.
4. Ethical and moral behavior comes by choice, not by commandment.
5. No bullshit justifications for sectarian violence.
6. Women marry as they choose.
7. Daughters are not the property of their fathers.
8. Gender equality really means something.
9. Questions are not hampered by dogma.
10. Proof has a better chance of changing opinion.
11. Eat whatever you like if it suits your diet.
12. You can sleep in on Sunday (or Saturday, depending...).
13. No obligatory pilgrimages.
14. Wear as little or as much clothing as you like.
15. Shame isn't an effective tool to force obedience.
16. We know what Darwin said because we're more likely to have read it.
17. Dinosaurs and humans together – never happened.
18. You get one shot at life. Make the most of it.
19. The simplest rule applies – Respect each other.
20. “Because the Bible say
Vagina Vagina VaginaSo I heard about this happening in which Michigan House Democrat Lisa Brown was banned from speaking after she said vagina. Specifically referring to her own vagina. “Mr. Speaker, I’m flattered that you’re all so interested my vagina, but no means no.” She and other representative are fighting for women's reproductive rights and I could see it if she referred to her vagina in a derogatory way but..all she said was vagina.
If you watch the video, she talks about how religious freedom doesn't mean someone can force their religious beliefs on others. She being jewish, keeps her kosher practices at home and even her religious beliefs say the life of the mother is more important than a fetus. Why not force her religious beliefs on everyone then?
Lisa Brown actually wasn't told why she was banned but she jokes that she might never know if she was banned for being Jewish or saying vagina.