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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. ieet.org...Zambia 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Previously Unpublished Interview with The Hitch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

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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 (Indystar.com)

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

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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

Atheist Philanthropist Makes $10,000 Donation to Support Right Wing Watch Blog

Started by Joe Aug 1, 2014. 0 Replies

People For the American Way and Right Wing Watch do critical work uncovering the vicious language the Right uses to attack anyone whose religious beliefs differ from their own — especially those with…Continue

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Comment by Joan Denoo on February 28, 2015 at 1:04am

Good night everybody. This string has been very stimulating and I hope that the same discussions are going on in atheist, christian, muslim talk. Maybe if enough of us start talking together the notion will spread and agree to make major changes. 

I can't remember if I sent this playlist but here is Richard Wolff with his explanation of how our economic world got into such a mess and some things we can do. 

Good night 

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 28, 2015 at 12:27am

James, indeed, ISIS concerns all reasonable people. As ISIS ratchets up its violence, christians think they have justification to ratchet up their actions. An escalation the planet cannot support. 

There was a time in christian history that men left their homes, families and business to ravage the Muslims. The Christians were as cruel as Muslims are today. Although the religions are different, even tho based on Abraham, they both have strong beliefs. We also know that Christians can be brutal in their treatment of slaves and serfs. 

It seems to me that everyone is harmed by all the violence and mayhem. Certainly, we can learn how to survive and thrive. The big bullies to get are the oligarchy that would make serfs of us all. Then the fundamentalists have to be stopped. 

I know I dream of a utopia and I make no apology for doing so. I know from personal experience that families can learn how to live in harmony. Get religion out of the way and communities and maybe nations can learn how to participate in a spirit of caring. 

Comment by sk8eycat on February 27, 2015 at 11:11pm

The fact that they are killing journalists and bloggers who are reporting the truth about the slap-dash, plagiarized religion called "Islam" has been bothering and depressing me for months.

The mainstream media in our own country has become so chicken-shirt that they are afraid to print, or report, in detail just how widespread and vicious the True Believers really are.  And they seem to be in the majority, NOT a small group (or groups) who have "hijacked" Islam.  The peaceful, or moderate, Muslims are a distinct minority (IMO), and they can't leave their religion AT ALL.  That's a capital crime in their way of thinking.

We have some across-the-street neighbors who came here from Pakistan more than 35 years ago.  They are ordinary people,  somewhat observant, at least they fast during Ramadan, but Mrs. Hussein does NOT wear a head scarf, for one thing, nor does the Mr. wear traditional robes.  They are just nice people. 

I've never asked them why they emigrated; I didn't want to be a nosy neighbor.  Their sons were born here...very sad.  The oldest died more than 10 years ago of some type of cancer, and the younger (about 25 now) has Fragile X Syndrome.  He w ill always be a child.

We have never discussed religion or politics...I hate to pry...they may have seen what was developing in Pakistan after India was partitioned, and came to the US to get away from it all right after they were married.

BUT I take the killing of journalists VERY personally.  And I am angry.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 27, 2015 at 10:26pm

Bertold, thank you for this news about opening a Hotline by Recovering from Religion.

This paradigm shift is not going to be an easy one. Calm, level heads need to prevail now more than ever. This effort presents a good effort to help individuals clarify their feelings about this major change in their lives, and the rationale why reason offers a far better tool than religion to solve such primordial conflicts. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 27, 2015 at 10:17pm

Felaine, this horrid news happens too often, so much so, it seems these are death throws of the end of radicalism. At least, that is what I hope. This incident is just one of many that impact the nations of the world. We need a united effort to rid countries of fundamentalism, and without killing whole communities to do it.  

This kind of war action I support without any hesitation. 

Extremist religious report from 06/26/2014 reveals the problems last year, and I cannot find a more recent record. Up-to-date reports will be cropping up soon, I hope. 

From Syria To Iraq, Kenya To Malaysia: A New Era Of Islamic Fundame...

Killings and destruction do not indicate Armaggeden, regardless what religious claim, this is the humans gone mad, people lashing out instead of sitting down and finding ways to live together in justice and peace. 

Comment by sk8eycat on February 27, 2015 at 6:41pm

Bad (Sickening) News

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/27/us-bangladesh-blogger-idU...

(Reuters) - Machete-wielding assailants hacked to death an American critic of religious extremism in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka, in the latest of a series of attacks on writers who support freethinking values in the Muslim-majority nation.

Avijit Roy, a U.S. citizen of Bangladeshi origin, and his wife and fellow blogger, Rafida Ahmed, were attacked on Thursday while returning from a book fair. Ahmed was seriously injured.
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I've forgotten where I read this comment, but a former Muslim (in hiding) said that "Islam is a very fragile religion."  Like all the Abrahamic religions, the True Believers must think their deity is incapable of defending his/her/it self. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on February 27, 2015 at 1:49pm


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Godless in Dixie blogger Neil Carter's post today noted that an international Secular Hotline Project has been launched by Recovering from Religion.

At long last, the Recovering from Religion Hotline Project is up and running! It has been years in the making, but as of this morning the real-time peer-provided secular support hotline is now fully operational.


In a press release that went out this morning, Executive Director Sarah Morehead described the hotline as:


"…an international peer support phone line for people across the many stages of religious disbelief…The Hotline also assists callers in dealing with the fallout of leaving their faith, and people who have friends or family facing these transitions. Offering emotional support and practical resources, The Hotline Project connects callers to a friendly voice with a listening ear, and provides immediate, anonymous, confidential, and compassionate encouragement with relevant resource referrals."

Comment by James M. Martin on November 9, 2014 at 2:07pm

Well, unfortunately, Richard C. Brown, Isis is all of our problem. Believers and non-believers alike. Although Christians are misogynistic, homophobic, and theocratic, I haven't seen any of them lately beheading anyone. So I guess their 2,000 years has made them somewhat more tolerant, while 1,700 years has only brought out the worst in groups like Isis.

Comment by sk8eycat on November 1, 2014 at 9:58pm

"HALP!!!! No moar wadder!  I'm melllllltinnnnnngggg!"

(I would have loved to have been Margaret Hamilton in 1939!)

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 1, 2014 at 9:06pm
 

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