Handling delicate news items
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http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2010/09/0...terrorism/

This particular news item talks about how Hindus are being persecuted in West Bengal by Muslims. It also brings up some delicate points about raising the issue in public. The purpose in starting this thread is to discuss how as atheists and freethinkers we can talk about these issues with the general public without giving an impression of being non-secular. Talking of it among ourselves is not a big deal, given that we now have a well developed position on religion in the Nirmukta Network.

It is better to avoid such topics with the general public, or is there a nuanced way to bring this up in the religiously charged political climate of India today?
Aditya Manthramurthy
Web Administrator & Associate Editor
Nirmukta.com
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#2
IMO, there is no need to avoid any topic provided the news items are from credible sources. See where the above link leads to :
Fox News
- http://www.phyllis-chesler.com/
- http://www.facebook.com/pages/Phyllis-Ch...7822421806
- http://pajamasmedia.com/
In general forums, we have such links quoted as evidence though these are unverifiable from alternate sources. It is difficult to have a purposeful discussion with people with ideologically motivated bias.
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(16-Sep-2010, 01:13 PM)donatello Wrote: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2010/09/0...terrorism/

This particular news item talks about how Hindus are being persecuted in West Bengal by Muslims.

Be very wary of the "news" on Fox. In this particular article, there's no independent corroborating evidence. Its pretty much "Mr Ghosh told me".

In general, Fox news is a right-wing propaganda machine, and spews hate against anything non-christian. for e.g See this anti-atheist rant.



You can imagine how Fox New's followers are in general.. (Here's a sample from Glenn Beck's Washington DC rally recently)


Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has - Margaret Mead
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#4
LOL, That is fox new!! Well know for making ship up!! they have supported sarah palin in 2008..

Their core values are republican party and christian theology..

seth macfarlane made lot of jokes about foxnews on familyguy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dUoxruCh8c

And their top reporters are bill o'reilly, sean hannity, glenn beck etc.. In my network, i never anyone taking foxnews seriously..
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#5
This was so irritating fox news:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzVxHF8T0Hk
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