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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 W Jul 3, 2015. 0 Replies

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

Tags: skepticism in Africa

Norway Accuses Catholic Church of Fraud.

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Daniel W 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Previously Unpublished Interview with The Hitch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 JayBarti on August 29, 2009 at 2:37pm
I wonder if you know what "freedom of speech" and "freedom of expression" really means.

If someone was to remove your comment for violating the terms of service of this community, that wouldn't be a freedom of speech issue. No one is stifling your freedom to say what you want. You go ahead, there are hundreds of places and thousands of people who would like what you have to say, this isn't one of those places.

It seems to me you are more interested in proselytizing then having a conversation.

One of our rights is the right not to have to listen. But I will screen-shot this and post it and my response in my pictures area. Just so that people can see, that your freedom of expression wasn't violated.
Comment by Robert Tobin on August 24, 2009 at 11:02pm
I subscribe to D.M. Murdock (aka Acharya S.) page on

On that page is an ad for "Cosmic Answers" with the line: "FINALLY: A Bulletproof, Airtight Case for Intelligent Design"

If you want to see the worst bullshit ever perpetrated read that site, especlally the PDF file "New Scientific Evidence for the Existence of God"

Here are the worst examples:
What encouraged me about Jeffrey’s statement was that even Jeffrey, as an atheist, recognized the equation, Big Bang = Jesus Christ. If you prove the Big Bang, you prove Jesus Christ.

I thought that you might be curious of the equation that convinced Albert Einstein that God exists, that God created the universe. This equation falls under the theory of general relativity.

Why do people always mis-quote Einstein for the purpose of using him to prove their misguided notion that there is a "god".
The same thing was done with Prof. Stephen Hawking.

Rev. Robert Tobin
Comment by MaleficVTwin on August 23, 2009 at 3:20am
I'm totally making a lolcat out of that.
Comment by Jo Jerome on August 23, 2009 at 12:12am
Ahh, the true enlightened cat-worshipers. And does your feline god/dess also curiously change color when rolling in the dirt?

Praise be to the catatonic state of ...

[Cat] "Silly hu-mans. Just wait until the mothership arrives and we retake our rightful place as rulers of the galaxy. Then it will be you who will eat dry food pellets and shit in a sandbox. All in good time, all in good time."
Comment by MaleficVTwin on August 22, 2009 at 11:41pm
Mary, I've been worshiping my cat for years, and my friend has been worshiping his as well. When we feel blessed by their divine indifference, we are in a 'catatonic' state. :)
Comment by Jo Jerome on August 22, 2009 at 8:09pm
My cat changes color. I let her outside and within a few minutes her white fur has taken on a tone much closer to that of the dirt surrounding the area.

You may all start worshiping my cat now.

Tithings can be made to my PayPal account.
Comment by Lori Wenger on August 22, 2009 at 6:38pm
Color Changing Frog Worshipped in India

Hundreds of people are flocking to worship a color-changing frog in India.

According to The Sun newspaper, Reji Kumar spotted the frog in a flower bed. Now the jar in which he keeps the frog has become an altar to those seeking miracles
Comment by Robert Tobin on August 17, 2009 at 7:27pm

Report: Atheism On The Rise In U.S.
August 14, 2009
A study by Trinity College in Connecticut reveals atheism is on the rise in the U.S. Host Michel Martin interviews Blair Scott, Founder of the North Alabama Free Thought Association to talk about what it means to be an atheist and how they're working to find acceptance in communities throughout the country.

Go to transcript:
Comment by Chris Highland on August 14, 2009 at 5:58pm
False Lincoln quote passes around ignorance.
“The Bible is not my book and Christianity is not my religion. I could never give assent to the long complicated statements of Christian dogma.” This is showing up on Democratic Underground, Think Exist, Positive Atheism and many other sites. According to Bryon Andreasen, Ph.D., Research Historian at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum in Springfield, Illinois:

"This is a question we are frequently asked. We have conducted various word-searches in our master data base of all known Lincoln writings and attributed sayings and can find no instance suggesting the quotation is authentic. The sentiment expressed in the alleged quotation (though not the wording) can be inferred from statements given decades later by some of the people who associated with Lincoln in his younger years (though different inferences can be drawn from the testimony of other Lincoln contemporaries)."
Might be good for non-theists to give "chapter and verse" on citations used to evangelize the faithful.
Comment by moJoe on August 14, 2009 at 2:32am
HEY, I'm from Orygun and we like to pulverize our A's here. Leave me alone. :P



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