Khoda :"What if you watch a film and whenever you pause it, you face a painting? This idea inspired Reza Dolatabadi to make Khoda. Over 6000 paintings were painstakingly produced during two years to create a five minutes film." posted by dhruva at 5:45 PM PST - 41 comments
Shortly after recording "Revolution 9", John Lennon allegedly went around telling friends that his new song was the music of the future. Well, here we are, 40 years later, and I don’t see the pop charts filled with experimental song collages featuring recording engineers, chanting football crowds, mangled orchestras, and bizarre non-sequiturs. [...] [more inside] posted by swift at 2:59 PM PST - 116 comments
On January 20, the HHS "Provider ConscienceRule" went into effect, allowing employees and volunteers at government-funded hospitals and clinics to deny patients access to a variety of medical services, based on moral objection.
The Rule is one of the Bush Administration's parting midnight regulations. Ostensibly focusing on abortion and sterilization, it is consideredby some to be written so vaguely that it might be applied to "contraception, fertility treatments, HIV/AIDS services, gender reassignment, end-of-life care, or any other medical practice to which someone might have a personal moral (not even religious) objection.”
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A clinic nurse first removed her intrauterine birth-control device without permission, says the patient in a federal action, then told her that "having the IUD come out was a good thing," because "I personally do not like IUDs. I feel they are a type of abortion. I don't know how you feel about abortion, but I am against them." posted by tehloki at 12:31 PM PST - 128 comments
"The government of the United States is in no sense founded on the Christian Religion."
~ George Washington/ "I do not find in Christianity one redeeming feature."
~ Thomas Jefferson/ "The Bible is not my book, nor Christianity my religion."
~ Abraham Lincoln/ "A just government has no need for the clergy or the church." ~ James Madison/ "I believe in an America where religious intolerance will someday end... where every man has the same right to attend or not attend the church of his choice." ~ John F. Kennedy/ "We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus -- and nonbelievers." ~ Barack Obama posted by 0bvious at 11:40 AM PST - 270 comments