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A happy median?

Started by Noh Name. Last reply by Cane Kostovski Jan 23. 9 Replies

I've tried not to be hostile towards theism, not that I think it is something to be tolerated or protected, but bc I once was a theist.  I know that if an anti-theist like Hitchens would get going I…Continue

My new Youtube channel "Saving You From Your Religion"

Started by Shane Starr. Last reply by Tonya Wynn Dec 19, 2013. 2 Replies

So I had a run in with one of those bible thumping "I'm going to save the world for jesus" types today in a restaurant and after much debate I decided to start a YouTube channel to vent some of my…Continue

Atheist v Anti-theist

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joan Denoo Dec 13, 2013. 5 Replies

Good blog to read feel it’s time I clarify…Continue

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Comment by Loren Miller on July 17, 2013 at 3:48pm

Patricia, regarding your "oh-groan write-up," the following was one of the finalists in the Center for Inquiry Blasphemy Contest of a few years back:

I wouldn’t even follow your god on Twitter.
-- Michael Hein of South Carolina;

Comment by Loren Miller on February 13, 2013 at 1:49pm

Shermer had a nice idea.  Shame is that Morris West had it first with his book and subsequent movie, The Shoes of the Fisherman.  No one wanted to hear that back then, either.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 23, 2012 at 11:36am

Oh! the wisdom of the ages Patricia and Loren

Fascist: tells people how to think and act. 

Religion: where knowledge ends, religion begins. 

Comment by Loren Miller on August 20, 2012 at 7:05pm

Sometimes even priests run up against their own bullshit, eh, Patricia?

Comment by Regina Goodwin on July 23, 2012 at 4:17pm

What I hate about theists is that they invade your space and ask if you are saved by the blood of Bubbles (aka Jesus Christ)?

Comment by Steph S. on July 18, 2012 at 10:52am

I have been reading through the posts. Very good graphics and I like the 8 premises Joan. Prayer is futile. I agree.

Comment by Loren Miller on June 29, 2012 at 5:29am

Hell, yeah, I'll call a doctor ... and when you've got the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals within shooting distance, that actually MEANS SOMETHING!

Comment by Alan Perlman on June 15, 2012 at 1:46pm

That was an excellent alternative, and I'm glad there was family consensus.  Death is prime-time for religious folks.  Lots of fear and obedience.

Comment by Alan Perlman on June 15, 2012 at 11:11am

It's regrettable that atheists have to develop strategies for dealing with believers.  But their strategies for dealing with us - torture, murder, condemnation, ostracism -- have been well-practiced for millennia.  We're newcomers to the argument and have to play catch-up.  I'm thinking of George Carlin's challenge to God to smite him and his audience.  God decided to do neither, surprise, surprise. 

And how do I deal with my Judaism-lite family (I keep thinking ahead to Mom's funeral), whose beliefs are shaky and practices superficial?  I love these people, but I have just as much contempt for this as for hard-core believers.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 13, 2012 at 5:49pm

The first bit of evidence that astronomy, as defined by ancients, was based on old myths and stories and religious dogma. Over centuries, even more than a millennium, the church opposed any thought other than the Earth is  the center of the universe and it was created for the benefit of human beings.  

When I realized astronomy had been able to break the code of movement of the stars and even of the size of the universe I realized the notions about human beings could be wrong as well. Am I really created to serve and love god? is my purpose to be a sacrificial lamb to others? is my meaning bound up in submitting to some high power/husband? 

The astronomy question has been around since at least 500 B.C. and we are still learning of the size and scope of the universe. Hubble  discovered the expanding universe in 1927 and we still learn new things each day. 

"In 2000, Pope John Paul II issued a formal apology for all the mistakes committed by some Catholics in the last 2,000 years of the Catholic Church's history, including the trial of Galileo among others.

Pope says sorry for sins of church

There are a few more churches and religious who need to offer their sorrow for sins committed in the name of their gods. 


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