We have re-opened posting on the Atheism United wiki, it was closed due to uncontrollable spam. Over the years many people have asked me to put a link to their website on this site or one of the other sites I manage. My solution was to help all atheist sites by making the longest list of atheist sites ever created. I can always use your help, even if just to be a watchful eye attacking spammers. Please link to the list on your own blogs and sites. Why?
When someone searches for information on atheism, many of the sites that come up are full of nonsense from a theistic perspective. This page will increase the relevance of all atheist sites in those searches. This way some of the good stuff will be a little higher in the search results. The more people that link to the atheist link list, the more it increases the rank of every site. This list doesn’t play favorites, we list ‘em all. If you own an atheist themed site, I want to help it grab more readers!
Quite a few #Republicans should be out of a job because of their negligence. I want to fight back. But I refuse to accept this idea from the DNC that a donation will do the job. Democrats don’t need my money to do their job. They will get their paychecks tomorrow even when others will not. The democrats must learn how to respond to the dishonest tactics of Republicans better. When the Republicans say “the american people want this” someone needs to be there to say “actually polls show the american people don’t want this.”
You don’t need my money to fight something that the Republicans promised to their base. The Republicans promised gleefully they would shut the government down as a tactic. They are getting what they want… the destruction of America so they can get their own sick twisted ideological goals based on a misinterpretation of a bronze age book and whoever is willing to give them the most money.
On a scale of 1-10 how mad are you at the Republican party for holding us hostage, risking our credit rating, and trying to restrict us from affordable health care? I am a 10. It makes me sick that they are treating our fiscal health and literal health like a game. Oh how ironic, I’m sick… I don’t have health insurance!
There are a few stories about the amazing teachers who died protecting the lives of their students. I just wanted to take a moment to honor her.
This is Victoria Soto born 11/04/85. She was killed protecting her students in Newtown. She made her children hide in closets and in the bathroom and in doing so put herself in harms way. I will remember her and I honor her courage and dedication to the well being of her students. And unlike the person who I found out about this story from, I refuse to use her story to make a political point. I believe she deserves to be honored simply for what she has done. Her bravery goes above and beyond the call of duty.
Here is a snippet from the news:
Miss Soto, who had taught at the school for five years was described by one of her deeply distraught 10-year-old pupils as ‘really nice and funny’, was trying to shield her students and usher them into a closet when she came face-to-face with the gunman.
Miss Soto’s cousin, Jim Wiltsie, said: “She put herself between the gunman and the children and that’s when she was tragically shot and killed.
“I’m just proud that Vicki had the instincts to protect her kids from harm. It brings peace to know that Vicki was doing what she loved, protecting the children and in our eyes she’s a hero,” he added.
Jacob Riley added that Miss Soto liked to chew gum in class – something not usually allowed for teachers. He said he often teased her about her habit – and she playfully teased him back.
As you may know I have dedicated a small portion of my activism to helping inform you on some great American products. I have a list and slideshows of made in America products at Rational Responders. Due to Barack Obama’s recent visit to the K’Nex toy factory in Pennsylvania, I now have learned about K’Nex manufacturing their awesome toys right here at home.
There are some people from the red states that are currently having a public temper tantrum to secede from America. Why not let them? The red states are a drain. They have higher rates of homicide, infant mortality, suicide, and unemployment. They tend to take higher amounts of federal funds, they are less educated, less diverse, less tolerant, have a lower IQ, and are more religious.
I’m all for embracing America, I believe we should try to work together rather than divide. I would never propose a secession for my state when I am frustrated. When George Bush won as a result of fraud and the Supreme Court selected him in another election you didn’t see me proposing we secede. I knew the damage he would cause, I was disgusted, I lived every day of those 8 years upset at who was in the White House. I lived every day of those 8 years fearful of what he would do next and sad about the extreme damage he was causing to this country. I did not propose a secession. Instead I fought to inform the public. And in doing so I’d like to believe that I played a very small role in ensuring that we have a better leader now. Now it’s their turn.
If you’re upset about the nomination of Obama I understand that feeling, I lived with that feeling. During that time I spoke out, it’s a right that we get as Americans. A right that you would probably have restricted by an [almost] theocratic style government that you would slowly move towards in your new red state country. A petition to secede sent to the White House, does nothing but paint you as unpatriotic immature and butthurt. Man up.
Many of the people signing these petitions on the White House website to allow X state to secede from the Union are not from the states that are asking for a way out. I am one of them. That’s right, I signed every single petition asking for a red state to secede. If they want to play 2 year old I’ll let them. Let them taste what it would be like to be without the strength of the collective America. They claim patriotism? I think not!
Other analyses paint the same picture: the United States is unique among wealthy democracies in its level of religious adherence; it is also uniquely beleaguered by high rates of homicide, abortion, teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease, and infant mortality. The same comparison holds true within the United States itself: Southern and Midwestern states, characterized by the highest levels of religious literalism, are especially plagued by the above indicators of societal dysfunction, while the comparatively secular states of the Northeast conform to European norms. While political party affiliation in the United States is not a perfect indicator of religiosity, it is no secret that the “red states” are primarily red because of the overwhelming political influence of conservative Christians.
If there were a strong correlation between Christian conservatism and societal health, we might expect to see some sign of it in red-state America. We don’t. Of the twenty-five cities with the lowest rates of violent crime, 62 percent are in “blue” states and 38 percent are in “red” states. Of the twenty-five most dangerous cities, 76 percent are in red states, 24 percent in blue states. In fact, three of the five most dangerous cities in the United States are in the pious state of Texas. The twelve states with the highest rates of burglary are red. Twenty four of the twenty nine states with the highest rates of theft are red. Of the twenty two states with the highest rates of murder, seventeen are red.
By the way, The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1869 that states cannot unilaterally secede from the union. The position the court took was “once in (the union), always in”
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