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Looks like somebody finally carried out the fatwa. There's no dealing with religious fanatics. They're beyond reason. https://www.bbc.com/news/live/uk-62524833 https://www.theguardian.com/books/2022/aug/12/salman-rushdie-attacked-onstage-new-york Author Salman Rushdie has been attacked onstage at an event in New York state, according to the Associated Press. Rushdie, the a
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Yesterday
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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-62423983 Iranian women who need certificates to prove they are virgins Being a virgin before marriage is still crucial for many girls and their families. It's a value that is deeply rooted in cultural conservatism. But recently, things have started to change. Women and men around the country have been campaigning to put an end to virginity testi
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5 days ago
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkT1-N0VqUc
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7 days ago
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Throughout the town, members of the group posted signage highlighting the library’s LGBTQ+ materials. The library, which has been receiving challenges about everything from specific queer books like Gender Queer to Pride month book displays to books that have nothing to do with LGBTQ+ people, has been painted as an institution with groomers and that books in the collection are part of indoctrin
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10 days ago
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Do they care about living, breathing children? NO! But if you're in Georgia, you can get a tax cut for the unborn... https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/aug/02/georgia-embyros-tax-dependents-fetus Georgia taxpayers can now list embryos as dependents on their tax returns. In a news release on Monday, Georgia’s department of revenue said it would begin to “recognize any unbo
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10 days ago
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9. HA! :)
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10 days ago
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https://www.salon.com/2022/08/02/the-gilead-playbook-right-wing-extremists-are-making-fiction-come-true_partner/ The change that felt natural to us between 1970 and the turn of the century was not natural to *them*. Not even faintly. Never in recorded history had there been such an upending of patriarchal power. We're now witnessing a real-life attempt to construct Atwood's once-fictional R
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11 days ago
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Rubicon Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The church leaders seem to want a church full of > true believing fanatics but you aren't going to > grow with that. In other words, it's a C.U.L.T. ‐‐ i.e. "cult."
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11 days ago
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This will sound familiar to ex-Mormons. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/01/revelations-shinzo-abe-death-unification-church-moonies-political-influence-japan Details emerge showing Unification church’s political ties go further than Japan’s longest-serving prime minister Japan was still struggling to make sense of the violent death of Shinzo Abe when the man suspected o
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12 days ago
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A cult is still a cult. https://youtu.be/JC0tqZfMv34 Just because you have money and resources doesn't make you any less of a cult.
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12 days ago
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And when they found out he wasn't, they killed him. https://www.grin.com/document/124335 https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/captain-cook-killed-in-hawaii https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lono Some Native Hawaiians may have misidentified Captain James Cook as Lono's incarnation, which may have later caused Cook's death (see Third voyage of James Cook). It is uncertain whether
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13 days ago
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And until very recently in human history, marriage was a contractual, arranged process between families for the preservation and maintenance of wealth. Love had nothing to do with it, and God didn't either.
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13 days ago
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https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdfl/pr/leader-genesis-ii-church-health-and-healing-who-sold-toxic-bleach-fake-miracle-cure Leader of “Genesis II Church of Health and Healing,” Who Sold Toxic Bleach as Fake “Miracle” Cure for Covid-19 and Other Serious Diseases, Extradited from Colombia to the United States Miami, Florida – Mark Grenon, 64, made his initial appearance today in federa
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15 days ago
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"Men create gods after their own image, not only with regard to their form, but with regard to their mode of life." —Aristotle
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16 days ago
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16 days ago
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16 days ago
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16 days ago
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and threaten you with "eternal consequences" if you don't. You have a choice -- you don't have to -- but you get scared and do it anyway. Another Example: Brigham Young, the Land Pirate, "orders" you to kill members of wagon train party on the way to California. "Gentlemen, do you duty!"
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17 days ago
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Agree with you on the patriarchy part. What I meant was something more like this: Preacher: Now I'm tellin ya, y'all gone burn... But I don't want to burn! Preacher, tell me what I must do! Preacher: You better get right with God! You better stop this gay marriage and the homo-sex-ual agenda! You better start having kids pray in school! Don't you know that God put man on separat
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17 days ago
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Assuming for the sake of argument that vampires have free will, they have to prey on the living to maintain their existence -- even if they don't want to. How is this different from you being told by a religious authority that claims to have the keys to the afterlife that if you want to enter the supposed afterlife, you have to play by their rules and do as you're told -- including being racist
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17 days ago
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What is more interesting is why someone cares about what others they don't even know do. More "I am special, I am favored, I am included because I can do what you can't" type stuff.
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17 days ago
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Religions like Mormonism and right wing Evangelical "Christianity" have a list of do's and don'ts you are supposed to follow, and if you do not, your place in a supposed afterlife is threatened. What is even more curious is just how many of these "rules" are meant to reinforce racism, sexism, exclusion, anti-intellectualism, intolerance, hatred, the rejection of fact-base
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21 days ago
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https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/22/us/utah-black-pioneers-monument-reaj/index.html Now this guy, Estevenico ("Stevie") had been a slave, but became a true explorer and pioneer. Along with Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca and two other men, he was one of the first explorers since the Vikings to set foot in North America: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estevanico Dorantes took Azemmouri
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22 days ago
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22 days ago
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America's class system is intra-racial and more subtle. The wealthy planters at first treated their poor white indentured labor and black slaves the same as they did back in England. But after several uprisings, Bacon’s Rebellion being one of the most notable -- the planters began to show a measure of favoritism towards their white workers in order to prevent them from joining forces with the
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24 days ago
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The bond between humans and dogs predates Islam by thousands of years, but the fundies don't care. Isn't religious extremism wonderful? https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-62205744 According to the proposed legislation, pet ownership would be subject to a permit issued by a special committee. There would also be a minimum fine of around $800 (790 euros; £670) for the "import
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