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FABULOUS Article in US News!

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Joseph P Jan 9. 21 Replies

Good Without God in 2016 Media should…Continue

A straight up truth from Pope Frankie's mouth!

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Gerald Payne Dec 3, 2015. 12 Replies

Pope says fundamentalism is 'disease of all religions'Aboard the papal plane (AFP) - Pope Francis said fundamentalism is "a disease of all religions", including the Roman Catholic Church, as he…Continue

Tags: Fundamentalism, Catholic, Vatican

Valerie Tarico Interviews Chris Johnson, Creator of Atheist-Themed Book and Documentary Film, A Better Life

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Aug 31, 2015. 25 Replies

I hadn't run across the name Chris Johnson before reading this article from Alternet/Salon, but Johnson published A Better Life last year, a coffee table book in which he details the lives of various…Continue

Tags: morality, atheism

This Church Service In Tennessee Includes Everything But God

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 4, 2015. 8 Replies

There is, however, one rather fundamental missing ingredient that sets this congregation apart from the hundreds of others turning out to worship this Sunday morning in Nashville: this is a church…Continue

Atheists Become More Visible and Vocal in Zambia

Started by Daniel Wachenheim Jul 3, 2015. 0 Replies

Institute for Ethics and Emerging  Technologies. is a very religious nation... officially declared a…Continue

Tags: skepticism in Africa

Former Megachurch Pastor Convicted of Molesting his Sisters.

Started by Daniel Wachenheim. Last reply by Plinius Jul 3, 2015. 5 Replies

Christianity Today."megachurch pastor Geronimo…Continue

Tags: Pastor Convicted

Norway Accuses Catholic Church of Fraud.

Started by Daniel Wachenheim. Last reply by Daniel Wachenheim Jul 2, 2015. 11 Replies

We all know the Catholic Church is a fraud everywhere, and in many ways.  It's nice to see they were caught with their financial pants down, instead of the other kind.…Continue

Tags: Catholic Fraud

Brother Kills Brother Over Ramadan Fasting

Started by Pat. Last reply by Joseph P Jun 26, 2015. 9 Replies

Well, the religion of peace has shone its amity and kindness yet once…Continue

Warren city Atheist sues to set up alternative to prayer station at city hall

Started by Joe. Last reply by Loren Miller Jun 16, 2015. 6 Replies

A Warren atheist filed a federal lawsuit today saying his free speech rights were violated when Warren Mayor Jim Fouts turned down his request to place what he called a “reason station” inside city…Continue

Previously Unpublished Interview with The Hitch

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Ian Mason Feb 13, 2015. 1 Reply

Why Evolution Is True claims to have a 2005…Continue

Tags: Hitchens, Christopher

Humanist Marriage "Demonic?" - Angry Christian Rails Against Humanism — This Atheist’s Polite Response Is Perfect

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Grinning Cat Feb 9, 2015. 7 Replies

British TV Show The Big Questions showed Discuss Jesus founder Taiwo Adewuyi holding forth hilariously on how "humanist marriage," legal in Scotland but not in England, is demonic. He gets his…Continue

Lawsuit: State trooper preached about Jesus during traffic stop (

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Oct 12, 2014. 51 Replies

I am just going to get out of the way of this one ... though when I saw the headline on…Continue

Tags: police, Indiana, proselytize

S.E. Cupp: I’m a ‘Better’ Atheist than Bill Maher

Started by Joe. Last reply by Regina Goodwin Oct 12, 2014. 45 Replies

In a new online video for Crossfire the pundit makes the claim that conservative atheists are actually “better” than liberal ones,…Continue

Anti-Islam ads coming to NYC buses, subways (CBS News)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Pat Sep 20, 2014. 1 Reply

NEW YORK -- Anti-Islamic ads will begin appearing on a hundred New York City buses and at two subway entrances next week.The six ads include an image of American journalist James Foley, just before…Continue

Tags: islam, ads, American Freedom Defense Initiative, Islamophobia

Pennsylvania teen faces two years in jail for Facebook photo of "desecration"

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 13, 2014. 21 Replies

A 14-year-old in Everett, Pennsyltucky Pennsylvania has been charged with…Continue

Tags: trespassing, photos, stupidity, 'right' not to be offended, Facebook

Judges rule that Ground Zero Cross can stay at 9/11 museum

Started by Joe. Last reply by Luara Aug 3, 2014. 4 Replies

In 2011, the American Atheists – a group dedicated to fight to “protect the absolute separation of religion from government and raise the profile of atheism in the public discourse” - sued to keep…Continue

Atheist TV Officially Launches; David Silverman Criticizes History Channel for Presenting Bible as History

Started by Joe. Last reply by Pat Aug 1, 2014. 5 Replies

The world's first ever all-atheist TV channel officially launched Tuesday, with American Atheist president David Silverman declaring it is geared toward all atheists, everywhere.…Continue

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 4, 2015 at 9:19am

@ Joseph - You really put it in a nutshell (so to speak):

>You have to be honest, before this sort of stuff becomes a problem.  They aren't.

In their minds, their holy and superior ends justify any means.

Comment by sk8eycat on July 3, 2015 at 10:45pm

The First Amendment says nothing about "respecting" someone's delusions.  Walking on eggshells, maybe, but not "respect."  That's why my usual reaction to doorbell-ringers is guffaws, and/or, "Do you really believe that shit?  I pity you."

And that's why my sister and I have not discussed religion for more than 50 years....we have to share this house, and I can't handle constant confrontations.She means well, and that's what George Bernard Shaw said is the worst thing you can say about somebody.

Comment by Joseph P on July 3, 2015 at 8:21pm

This opens a genuine Pandora's Box, because ALL beliefs must get respected under the First Amendment.

That's the way it would work, if the Dominionists weren't busy trying to take over the government, yes.  They're busy trying to slip in conditionals about the number of adherents your faith has, before it can actually be considered a religion and qualify for first-amendment protections.  They'll try to slip in bits about religion relative to the beliefs of the founding fathers, as if that would make a damned bit of difference.  They'll make arguments based upon frequency of worship ... or the necessity of worship, for that matter ... before it can be considered a deeply-held religious belief.

You have to be honest, before this sort of stuff becomes a problem.  They aren't.

Comment by sk8eycat on July 3, 2015 at 4:56pm

Our friend, R.A.H. wrote that an ice rink could legally be a non-profit place of worship if the majority of the skaters agreed that was the way they needed to "glorify" their deity. 

Janet Lynn always skated as though that was her reason for living.....and even as an atheist I sometimes got that "runner's high" which can be mistaken for a "god is with me" feeling.  Beta endorphins are fantastic things. (Karl Rove gets it from the money he collects from his clients.).

Comment by Loren Miller on July 3, 2015 at 3:21pm

A "sincerely held religious belief" can be ANYTHING, because a belief can be rational or irrational.  This opens a genuine Pandora's Box, because ALL beliefs must get respected under the First Amendment.

Which is actually fine, so long as they recognize that their right to wave their beliefs about Stops At My Nose!!!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 3, 2015 at 3:13pm

An excellent point, Carl. I think you're absolutely right about this. The rest of the saga is really only fit for a cartoon show (much like the Repuglican primary).

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 3, 2015 at 1:30pm

No court could seriously take on the task of defining exactly what is and what isn't a sincerely held religious belief.  Xtians have created a situation that demotes the legitimacy of their beliefs even further. They thought they could strengthen their voices and actions by legislation, but they have only lowered the bar to farcical levels.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 2, 2015 at 6:50pm

This talented duo strikes again - Weed Card

Comment by sk8eycat on July 2, 2015 at 6:19pm

In California you can now get medical Marijuana for YOUR PETS!  Srsly.  You still need a valid prescription, but if it keeps an elderly cat, dog, horse more comfortable....why the hell NOT?  (And if they think they "see god" I wonder what she-he-it looks like.  An animal or a human.....or something else altogether.)

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 2, 2015 at 4:21pm

Maybe they're trying to say it with flowers (or buds, anyway). In fact the Church of Cannabis is no less absurd than the church of anything else. Argument doesn't work with Christians; maybe a vivid lesson by example will. Various satanist groups are attempting more or less the same ploy with public displays of religious paraphernalia. And if they're having fun doing it, that's a hell of a lot more than one can say for most church members!


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