Chomsky: America Has Consistently Opposed Secular Arab Nationalism In Favor Of Religious Fundamentalists

If, or to the extent that, this analysis is correct, it’s blood boiling: before 1967, the relationships were not very different from relationships among other powers. There was sympathy and support for Israel, which has many, many sources, including the Christian Zionism, which is a very powerful force that precedes and is numerically far stronger [Read More...]

Global Peace Index Shows Least Religious Countries Among Most Peaceful, Highly Religious Countries Among The Least Peaceful

Canterbury Atheist points out that the world’s top ten peaceful nations on the 2010 Global Peace Index are among the world’s least religious nations. CORRECTION:  I should have written, among the world’s top ten peaceful nations are a high percentage of the world’s least religious countries, measured in terms of personal religiosity metrics (like reports [Read More...]

The Best Of Shepard Smith: Taking On BP, Torture, Anti-Vaxers, Glenn Beck, Joe The Plumber, & More

FOX News’s one passionately sane and moral voice last week went after BP executive Tony Hayward for his flippant attitude towards the ecological disaster his company has recently wrought.  The man is an oasis amidst his network’s cynical demagoguery and sincere lunacy. And, of course, there is his passionate denunciation of torture from over a [Read More...]

Mus’ab Hassan Yousuf, Son of Hamas Leader in the West Bank: The God of Islam Suffers from Split Personality; Muhammad – a False Prophet

A brave atheist friend born, raised, and still living in Morroco, who has himself received death threats from his local mosque, wants me to pass this on: There are two ways to deal with the ugly teachings espoused by Mohammed: (1) Gloss over Mohammed’s violent, authoritarian, anti-progressive, and intolerant views and try to persuade Muslims [Read More...]

The Old Testament Continues To Be An Inspiration

…for judging one’s enemy’s children and anyone who has broken religious commandments worthy of death: Just weeks after the arrest of alleged Jewish terrorist, Yaakov Teitel, a West Bank rabbi on Monday released a book giving Jews permission to kill Gentiles who threaten Israel. Rabbi Yitzhak Shapiro, who heads the Od Yosef Chai Yeshiva in [Read More...]

Anti-Arab Sentiment Feeds Anti-Obama Sentiment In Israel Too

A dispiriting video: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

An Increasingly Messianic Military In Israel?

Seems like ours is not the only military turning to religious zealotry and desire for holy war for motivation. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Gays In Other Militaries

While we still discriminate, some of our allies have progressed ahead of us already.  The Huffington Post has a detailed account. In Britain, on the other hand, gay and lesbian service members marched in crisp uniforms in the annual Pride London parade July 4. Gay Australian soldiers and sailors had their own float in Sydney’s [Read More...]

Israeli Orthodox Jews Protest Parking Lot Opening On Sabbath

[Read more...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X