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Thursday, September 21, 2006

SIGN THIS PETITION!

O mighty Ship of State!
To the Shores of Need
Past the Reefs of Greed
Through the Squalls of Hate
Sail on, sail on, sail on, sail on.
It's coming to America first, the cradle of the best and of the worst.
It's here they got the range and the machinery for change and it's here they got the spiritual thirst.
It's here the family's broken and it's here the lonely say
that the heart has got to open in a fundamental way:
Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.

Democracy – Leonard Cohen.

Thanks to my friend vjack at the Atheist Revolution for this heads-up.

This petition sums it up nicely:

  • Every American should have the right to make personal decisions -- about family life, reproductive health, end of life care and other matters of personal conscience.
  • American tax dollars should not go to charities that discriminate in hiring based on religious belief or that promote a particular religious faith as a requirement for receiving services.
  • Political candidates should not be endorsed or opposed by houses of worship.
  • Public schools should teach with academic integrity and without the promotion of religious preference or belief.
  • Decisions about scientific and health policies should be based on the best available scientific data, not on religious doctrine.

So waste no time – raise your voices, your fists, and be heard.

Religion, like any other right, has boundaries: it has transgressed these time and again, and in doing so, has trespassed where it has no right.

Let us not be the silent majority – rather, let us be the loud minority. The pebble that begins the avalanche.

Or, to co-opt a phrase, “Say it loud, say it proud, baby!”

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13 comments:

vjack said...

Thanks for helping to spread the word. Sometimes it is difficult to figure out how we can make a difference, and simply actions such as this certainly add up.

Krystalline Apostate said...

vjack:
Sure, least I could do.
I wonder if blogging will replace word-of-mouth?

Mesoforte said...

I signed it.

Aviaa said...

I signed. Mesoforte- you seem to have become smaller while your sword has grown larger. What happened?!

Krystalline Apostate said...

aviaa:
Mesoforte- you seem to have become smaller while your sword has grown larger
Evolution? Hehehehe.

say no to christ said...

I signed it. We really do have to start making our voices heard!!

I have been trying to organize a womens atheist group devoted to helping women escape religious abuse. We need to start putting ourselves out there as humanitarians. As it stands now people think atheists are the scum of the earth.

Krystalline Apostate said...

SNTC:
We really do have to start making our voices heard!!
Ramen, sistah.
As it stands now people think atheists are the scum of the earth.
I think we need to start talking to the 'liberal' media, as they tend to emphasize the 'belief' system only when it suits their needs.

say no to christ said...

I also think atheist organizations need to get out their and start doing humanitarian work in the name of no god, so that others can see that you dont need a good to do good things.

Mesoforte said...

Aviaa

Mesoforte- you seem to have become smaller while your sword has grown larger. What happened?!

I switched from 'Felix' from Golden Sun to Seigfried from Soul Edge.

I think I might switch to 'Ichigo' from Bleach next.

say no to christ said...

Hey Ka

Are you going to the Sanfransico atheist meeting and dinner on the 30th?

My husband and I are planning on going.

Krystalline Apostate said...

SNTC:
Are you going to the Sanfransico atheist meeting and dinner on the 30th?
Hey, if you're going, I'll be there.
I'll bring your books too, if you like.

say no to christ said...

Sounds great, I cant wait to see ya there. :D

karen said...

I signed the petition, and am jealous that SNTC and KA will get to rub elbows in SanFran! Have fun!