New version of Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents 2009 but relevant

New version of Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents

2009 new but packed with relevant info that most will find something useful.

The handbook offers practical advice and techniques on how to create a blog, make entries and get the blog to show up in search engine results. It gives clear explanations about blogging for all those whose online freedom of expression is subject to restrictions, and it shows how to sidestep the censorship measures imposed by certain governments, with a practical example that demonstrates the use of the censorship circumvention software Tor.


Stephen Fry Intelligence Squared Debate. Part 1

One day this will hopefully be looked back on with wonder and amazement that this was even a question. Is the Catholic Church a force for good?

Intelligence Squared debate Fry Part 2



The International Commission into the Global Government and Church Abuse Crisis (GCAC)

This Commission has been independently funded to establish itself. The Commission has been directed to operate in an independent self managing and self funding manner; its role is to investigate, document, review and to recommend and to instigate further actions based on its findings.

The Commission is seeking to make contact with individuals, groups, business and organizations across the world. Our initial areas of interest are:

Networking to establish working parties to further the aims of the Commission

Establish an online presence to receive, collate and to disseminate data and evidence of the GCAC

Display of the global scope and the global connections of these crimes across the world

Establish GCAC events and recommendations

Establish networks of proactive individuals

To seek further funding and support

The Commission is in its initial stages of development with this reach out being its first public announcement.

The Commission has established its first public access point here: Please visit and connect to show your interest and support.

We have been chartered to establish working panels to implement a web presence, gather, review data and information relating to instances of abuse instigated by clergy. The Commission will establish a working party to progress to the next levels in the establishment of the above. We look forward to your input and participation.


Anti-Theists Actively Opposing Religion.

 Atheists, Pantheists and Deists sharing an aim to oppose harmful religious doctrines.

MISSION: Non violently oppose religious doctrine that promotes hate, prejudice, non free thinking and where it causes harm. Not singling out any particular faith. Where the faith causes harm no longer can people of sense and reason stand by and be perceived to respect their dogma through this perceived unspoken agreement to not speak out for fear of causing offense. There is nothing we could say or do that could come close to the offense the doctrines of faith create to those of us with any sense of decency, fairness and love of all humanity. Ironically unlike the many conditions the faiths place upon their acceptance of certain people, groups etc... Our love for humanity is truly unconditional. If it harms none then do as you will.

 We do not welcome any far right wing organisations or their members that exist masking racism behind banners of anti-religion. e.g the EDL (English Defence League) claims to be anti religious extremism. If this is the case why do they not oppose all religious extremes and not just Islam. The answer is simple, they are the NF (National Front) and the BNP (British National Party) under a different name and a claimed different motivational aim. A different way to just vent their racist fascism. We find the EDL and groups similar the world over abhorrent and have zero respect for such groups and do not share their ideology at all.

Anti-Theism, opposing harmful religious doctrines is not racist at all.  We are not out to upset individual persons of faith. The opposition is with the religious organisations or orders themselves. What an individual believes is really no business of any other person.  To try and sway a person from harmless belief would seem quite unkind too. It's what's done with that belief that matters.  The church, mosque or synagogue of organised religion is responsible for the actions of the faithful.

The majority of religion promotes prejudice, racism and many other harmful doctrines to humanity.

Each to their own though. Who are we to judge?

Live and let live is a very fair tolerant and accepting ethos. However when religious doctrines of hate cost lives or faith comes at a human cost in anyway whatsoever, no longer can people of sense and reason stand by and not oppose these crimes against humanity, to do so would be party to these atrocities. It must be remembered that it only takes a few good people to not act to allow evil to prevail.

A great quote by Steven Weinberg the American Physicist:

With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.

Steven Weinberg, quoted in The New York Times, April 20, 1999

Richard Dawkins: An atheist's call to arms

The session was titled "The Design of Life," and the TED audience was probably expecting remarks about evolution's role in our history from biologist Richard Dawkins. Instead, he launched into a full-on appeal for atheists to make public their beliefs and to aggressively fight the incursion of religion into politics and education (quoting Douglas Adams in the bargain). Scientists and intellectuals hold very different beliefs about God from the American public, he says, yet they are cowed by the overall political environment. Dawkins' scornful tone drew strongly mixed reactions from the audience; some stood and applauded his courage. Others wondered whether his strident approach could do more harm than good. Dawkins went on to publish The God Delusion and become perhaps the world's best-known atheist.


Charles Darwin's Birthday

Sorry Charles Darwin No Exceptions

Militant Athesim Unjust Press?

Militant Atheism  does attract bad press as a term, justly or unjustly?

Irrespective of the answer that follows we Anti-Theists Opposing Religion have seemingly decided that ProActive atheism is a more appropriate term and does not imply violent actions in any way.

The term has been put down as offensive by some atheists. As offensive as hateful religious doctrines? From Wikipedia: The word militant refers to any individual or party engaged in aggressive physical or verbal combat, usually for a cause.[...] A militant engages in violence as part of a claimed struggle against oppression.[...] In general usage, a militant person is a confrontational person, regardless of the use of physical violence or pacifistic methods.
Non belief one would think would not require any further thought from the atheist. To be opposed to the harm caused by and in the name of religion and to actively oppose this is a different matter all together and requiring action. Though militant may conjure up a negative image to the benign atheists, it's not in our opinion inaccurate a term and as such the bad press is unjust.

Science Saved my Soul

Eye opening short film at the wonder and awe of our galaxy and universe. Great for putting things into perspective and explaining how Science saved me from religion. Science is knowledge. We are stardust or less romantically radioactive waste. We'll let the video do the rest of the speaking.

AntiTheists Opposing Religion Playlist

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