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The US definition of a hate crime
Possibly interesting to some people reading this, I'm curious how this differs from the UK definition. Interesting that some major stuff doesn't get prosecuted as such, because they're already going to get life imprisonment or execution, and the prosecutor doesn't want to have to prove the hate crime element as well
Interesting  crime  law  bigotry  USA  religion  death 
february 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
Louisiana Upholds Ban On Oral Sex, While Necrophilia Remains Legal
'while the law cannot be enforced and sodomy can’t be used as a cause for arrest, the House refuses to remove it from the books.'
WTF  USA  sex  law  crime  necrophilia  religion  culture 
january 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Satanic Children's BIG BOOK of activities
Link is to a PDF. A Florida county let Christian organisations distribute action books in schools. So they have to let other religions do so too. And The Satanic Temple (who've also erected a statue to Baphomet near a Ten Commandments momument in some US park), put together a fun activity book!
amusing  Awesome  religion  Christianity  Satanism  equality  Interesting  clever  law  freedom  USA 
september 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Church of England General Synod approves female bishops
Finally entering the Century of the Fruitbat. Though I do wonder if this'll result in a fair bit of splintering off.
news  Christianity  Church-of-England  equality  UK  religion 
july 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
UK storms are divine retribution for gay marriage laws, says Ukip councillor | Society | theguardian.com
Former Tory David Silvester says 'natural disasters' are result of David Cameron acting 'arrogantly against the Gospel'
WTF  UKIP  religion  people-saying-stupid-things  politics  flood  natural-disasters 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Satanic Temple Unveils Design For 7-foot Statue In Oklahoma
'The Satanic Temple maintains that the Oklahoma Legislature's decision to authorize a privately funded Ten Commandments monument at the Capitol opened the door for its statue.'
amusing  religion  law  fairness  USA 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
King Tut's penis may help penetrate the mystery of his death
From the sands we come, to the sands we return, Horus guard our souls. (Also, tee hee, penetrating penis!)
history  religion  Egypt  interesting  penis 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Why does Wonga even exist? It's a question no one on the left asks | Zoe Williams
"Why do you need a payday loan? Could there be something wrong with your actual pay?"
Christianity  UK  business  culture  money  politics  religion 
december 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Prince George rejects Christianity
He was also heard to comment "But *why* can't I call him 'not-Mum'? It describes him perfectly...
religion  babies  silly  the-monarchy  Christianity  amusing  UK  The-Daily-Mash 
october 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Outrage over Brighton bondage bridal fair (From The Argus)
"From a Catholic point of view, marriage is sacred and I think dressing up in fantasy outfits risks damaging that."
religion  sex  posttofacebook  BDSM  fail  Brighton  Catholicisim  marriage  wtf  relationships 
september 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Arjem Choudary controversy sparks debate over TV censorship | UK news | guardian.co.uk
'Anti-terror law reviewer David Anderson QC says broadcasters should decide whether to show radicals on their channels'
religion  posttofacebook  free-speech  censorship  media  TV 
may 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Legal recognition of humanist marriages blocked in Commons
Gits. IIRC the real reason is more about stopping more non-religious marriages, and other groups such as pagans getting in on the act.
equality  marriage  politics  posttofacebook  religion  via-James-Graham  Westminster 
may 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Belief in biblical end-times stifling climate change action in U.S.: study | The Raw Story
'Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) said in 2010 that he opposed action on climate change because “the Earth will end only when God declares it to be over.” He is the chairman of the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy.'
religion  posttofacebook  environment  republican  USA  fail  Christianity  people-suck  wtf  climate-change  what-the-everliving-fuck 
may 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Russell's teapot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
'an analogy first coined... to illustrate that the philosophic burden of proof lies upon a person making scientifically unfalsifiable claims'
religion  belief  philosophy  clever  science 
april 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Facing the future: an interview with Jim Al-Khalili | Rationalist Association
Theoretical physicist and star science presenter Jim Al-Khalili has just become the President of the British Humanist Association.
belief  atheism  religion  UK  interesting 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Linear A - Sunday Sermonette: The Prodigal
The Catholic church is saying 'Welcome home!" to its lapsed members. But are they listening?
religion  belief  posttofacebook  Christianity  atheism  image  Catholicisim  interesting  culture 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
The dark side of Buddhism | Rationalist Association
Is Buddhism harmful? Karma suggests your life's events can be dominated by a past life's misdeeds, & if the thought, "I am happy right now", can never occur without an accompanying, "And I am just delaying my ultimate fulfillment in being so", then what, essentially, has life become?
religion  Buddhism  Life-*is*-pain-Highness-Anyone-who-tells-you-differently-is-selling-something  joy  interesting 
january 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Church tax - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A church tax is a tax imposed on members of some religious congregations in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Sweden, some parts of Switzerland and several other countries.
weird  tax  religion  money  Germany 
january 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Gay marriage to be illegal in the Church of England
The Church of England and Church in Wales will be banned in law from offering same-sex marriages, the government has announced.
posttofacebook  Church-of-England  religion  LGBT  marriage  relationships  fairness  equality 
december 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
slacktivist » The ‘biblical view’ that’s younger than the Happy Meal
In 1979, McDonald’s introduced the Happy Meal.

Sometime after that, it was decided that the Bible teaches that human life begins at conception.
religion  abortion  Christianity  evangelical-Christianity  culture  belief  history  posttofacebook  image 
november 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BHA submits response to legal case over whether Government must publish list of proposed Free Schools
‘We believe that an important part of being able to scrutinise proposals for new schools, not least of all religious schools, is by knowing what schools have been proposed. Currently that is not the case with Free Schools until after the Government has backed them.’
Freedom-of-Information  politics  education  religion  interesting 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
High Court agrees to hear first ever legal challenge to new 'faith' schools because of religious discrimination, Government applies to intervene against BHA
'The High Court has approved an application for judicial review of a decision to open two state-funded highly selective Catholic schools in the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames'
schools  education  government  money  bias  religion  interesting 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Rick Perry Blames Satan For Separation Of Church And State | TPMMuckraker
'Rick Perry shared his thoughts on the origins of the constitutionally mandated separation of church and state. Rather than tracing the idea to the nation’s founders, Perry warned of a more nefarious source: Satan.'
USA  Republicans  religion  politics  wtf 
september 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Court says child circumcision 'an assault' - Europe - Al Jazeera English
German ruling says "fundamental right of the child to bodily integrity outweighed the fundamental rights of parents".
posttofacebook  law  culture  religion  human-rights  medicine  interesting 
june 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Jack Conkling, Kansas Teacher, Writes On Facebook That Being Gay Is 'The Same As Murder'
'writing that homosexuality "ranks in God's eyes the same as murder, lying, stealing, or cheating."'
bigotry  LGBT  homophobia  religion  fail  people-suck 
may 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
MPs try to overturn 'God can heal' ad ban | Total Politics
'they want the Advertising Standards Authority to produce "indisputable scientific evidence" to say that prayer does not work - otherwise they will raise the issue in Parliament.'
posttofacebook  politics  Westminster  Christianity  image  advertising  medicine  If-you-can't-prove-my-invisible-sky-friend-doesn't-exist-that-means-I've-proved-he-does-exist  belief  religion  wtf 
march 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Change to Sunday trading laws would force us into shops against our will, warn Christians
'Christians have insisted that the move could lead to the creation of an invisible force field that will lift them out of church and into their local branch of Dixons.'
interesting  shopping  Sunday  religion  Christianity  parody  amusing 
march 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Daily Kos: Do conservatives really think Obama is Muslim, or are they just dicks?
'Chuck Todd's argument is that these Republican respondents aren't stupid enough to think Obama is a Muslim, they're just hateful enough to associate him with a religion they despise.'
culture  Obama  religion  USA  interesting 
march 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Linear A - Sunday Sermonette: Pennies From Heaven
Quantum pennies; a rather good way of describing how some theists describe put over their beliefs. I particularly like the 'I'll meet you in the middle' bit.
clever  posttofacebook  amusing  religion  belief  culture  comment  interesting 
february 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Indiana Senate Backs Teaching Creationism Proposal
'as long as they include origin of life theories from multiple religions.'
So, you can teach beliefs with no scientific backup in science lessons, so long as you teach a range thereof. More time spent on non-science in science lessons. Also, why isn't the Flying Spaghetti monster on the list?
posttofacebook  politics  education  USA  creationism  science  fail  religion  interesting 
february 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Richard Dawkins Opposed to Temple for Atheists Planned for London | Christian News.
There does seem a pattern of the humanist atheists replicating aspects of religion, and often it feels like they're going "Look! This means we're alright people, really!"
posttofacebook  image  culture  UK  London  architecture  religion  belief  Richard-Dawkins  atheism  interesting 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
The New Muslim suffragettes of the United Kingdom
An increasing number of Muslim women activists are receiving death threats, fatwas and even hate-mail from extremist male and female Muslims. Their crime: Rescuing fellow Muslim women from violent and life threatening situations.
posttofacebook  fear  abuse  violence  Islam  religion  freedom  sexism  discrimination  news 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Unexpurgated atheist FAQ
'Although these are my personal answers, I am confident that I speak for all atheists…' (Potentially offensive, but also pretty funny)
atheism  religion  parody  posttofacebook  NSFW-text  potentially-offensive  rude  amusing 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Pope calls gay marriage a threat
Specifically "one of several threats to the traditional family that undermined "the future of humanity itself."
LGBT  I-think-a-song-by-Time-Minchin-is-appropriate-here  The-Pope  Catholicisim  discrimination  religion  wtf 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Notorious Nigerian witch-hunter to preach in the US
'…one of the leading figures in the persecution of alleged "witches" in West Africa, is to preach in the United States in March.'
dude...  interesting  Christianity  abuse  religion  belief 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Should animals be stunned before slaughter?
'The slaughter of conscious animals was widely abandoned in the 20th Century and is now practised mainly in the Jewish and Muslim communities. Consumers increasingly expect animals to be stunned before death - but would banning other slaughter methods be an unacceptable violation of religious rights?'
interesting  religion  cruelty  death  food 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
This $10 Tip Is Not The Best Way To Show Your Gratitude To Your Server - The Consumerist
'For a waiter who depends on tips to earn more than minimum wage, a $10 tip can be a welcome sight. But not in this instance.'
religion  atheism  interesting  amusing  people-suck  culture  money 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Appeals court upholds Obama's health care law as constitutional | World news | guardian.co.uk
'A conservative-leaning panel of US appellate judges on Tuesday upheld President Barack Obama's health care law as constitutional, helping set up a supreme court fight. [against a suit which] claimed that the insurance mandate violates the religious freedom of those who choose not to have insurance because they rely on God to protect them from harm.'
law  wtf  religion  USA  medicine  interesting  news 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Earliest Reference to Christ Found: Discovery News
'A team of scientists… recently announced that they have found a bowl, dating to between the late 2nd century B.C. and the early 1st century A.D., that, according to an expert epigrapher, could be engraved with the world's first known reference to Christ.'
interesting  religion  archaeology  history  Christianity  magic 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Walk this way! Yiddish sign orders women to move over • The Brooklyn Paper
'Why did the Orthodox Jewish woman cross the road? Because a Yiddish sign ordered her. A bold new religious decree was bolted to street trees this week that orders women to move to the side when a man is walking towards her on the sidewalk.'
wtf  people-suck  religion  discrimination  Judaism 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
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