In the 21st Century how can this be?
In Paraguay, Niña El Peligro, a ten year old girl was abused, raped and impregnated by her step father, Gilberto Benitez Zarate.
Bad enough, but then she may have been betrayed by her mother, who allegedly assisted her husband escape the authorities.
Unbelievably, it gets even worse!
I was introduced to a documentary by my friend, Secular Scarlet (@naradee12) and it makes for compelling viewing.
It is called Watchers Of The Sky, and is dark, chilling, scary and I urge you all to watch it.
If I’m honest, I think it should be compulsory viewing in every school everywhere in the world.
But before you do, I would like to ask you a question, and that is, which is the odd one out from the following list?
Faith and trust are a couple of words that theists like to throw around with wild abandon.
They even like to tell us godless types that we require more religious faith to cling to our belief in the non-existence of God.
Let’s have a little look at that, shall we?
A fascinating concept. Everybody wants it, but fewer are willing to offer it to others.
Also, it is something that can be earned through one’s valiant efforts or hard work and diligence.
It can also be commanded due to one’s forceful personality or perhaps one’s leadership qualities.
Religion has produced some beautiful things it must be said. Grandiose architecture, fascinating and gorgeous imagery and as Godless Mom once said, the Islamic Call to Prayer is a beautiful thing.
I know that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but having seen for myself some of the buildings and creations inspired by religion, I’m forced to agree.
Religion has produced some truly beautiful things.
I found this website proclaiming five signs that the Bible is true.
It sounded intriguing so I thought I’d give it a look.
After all if they have, not one, not two but five separate pieces of evidence to prove the ultimate truth of the Bible then they must be pretty confident.
Anyway, here goes…
So… The International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) published their Freedom of Thought Report (A Global Report on the Rights, Legal Status and Discrimination Against Humanists, Atheists and the Non-religious) a couple of days ago.
And my goodness, but it makes for a fascinating read… And a frightening one as well!