The World Humanist Congress adopted a declaration Sunday proclaiming, “There is no right not to be offended, or not to hear contrary opinions.” Yet nearly 100 countries have laws banning blasphemy, apostasy and defamation of religion.
Posting this in full now. I’ll comment in a subsequent post. The Oxford Declaration on Freedom of Thought and Expression The 2014 World Humanist Congress, gathered in Oxford, UK, on 8-10 August 2014, adopted the following declaration on freedom of thought and expression: All around the world and at all times, it is freedom of […]
Richard Dawkins told the World Humanist Congress in Oxford that “mild pedophilia” is not as bad as “something that would scar you for life.” Attempting to use logic and reason to rank others’ emotional scars — now that’s irrational.
This weekend’s World Humanist Congress (#WHC2014) focuses on freedom of thought and expression, AKA my life. I couldn’t be more excited.
Hobby Lobby ruling prompts calls for the Religious Freedom Restoration Act to be scrapped. Mosul’s Christians are ordered to convert to Islam or face death. And Zimbabwe might ban circumcision because foreskins could be used in witchcraft, obviously.
Olivia Taters started life as an oracle Twitter bot designed to deliver absurd truths. Now she’s an emotionally erratic, highly opinionated teenager with some wild thoughts on religion.
A video released by the Christian…no Jewish…no Christian group Jews for Jesus depicts Jesus as a Holocaust victim sent to the gas chambers. Holocaust fiction aside, where should we draw the line when one group’s beliefs conflict with and offend another’s?
“Hail Bacon, Full of grease, The Lard is with thee.” Secular advocate and United Church of Bacon prophet John Whiteside discusses the power of pork and puns over prayer.
On a recent trip to Myanmar, a Buddhist monk told me that his brethren can’t be terrorists “because of Buddha’s teachings.” Being religious doesn’t preclude you from doing terrible things.