Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF)


Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF)

The Freedom From Religion Foundation, based in Madison, Wis., is a national association of freethinkers (atheists, agnostics) that has been working since 1978 to keep church and state separate.

Location: Madison
Members: 705
Latest Activity: Jun 10

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Annie Laurie Gaylor Addresses NOFS "Freethought Fiesta"

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 22, 2016. 6 Replies

This past April, the Northern Ohio Freethought Society sponsored a "Freethought Fiesta," which among other things featured some terrific Mexican cooking for attendees and a talk by Freedom From…Continue

Tags: Annie Laurie Gaylor, Northern Ohio Freethought Society, Freedom From Religion Foundation

Human soul

Started by Lemual Poot. Last reply by tom sarbeck Nov 3, 2016. 55 Replies

I've heard many so called atheists refer to the "soul" as if it actually existed.  My question is:  If you believe humans have a soul are you really an atheist? Continue

Be it enacted by citizens of United States of America, three citizens be designated as true patriots

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Lemual Poot Jun 6, 2015. 6 Replies

Whereas, Olivia McConnell, Eight-year-old, wrote her South Carolina state representatives; and Whereas, Olivia provided a legitimate reason to suggest this legislation:1. One of the first discoveries…Continue

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Comment by Troy Gorsline on January 10, 2012 at 1:16pm

I have seen clips of that interview. This lead to the classic quote I heard from Dan Savage, the author and activist eternally linked to Rick Santorum, "... he's not just about gay bashing. He is about straight bashing, too..."

Comment by matthew greenberg on January 10, 2012 at 1:07pm

wow, that is too much.  my favorite part:

" It's a license to do things in the sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be." 

and Santorum knows what we should or shouldn't be doing in the bedroom?  what nerve. 

Comment by David W on January 10, 2012 at 1:04pm

More Santorum absurdity.

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on January 4, 2012 at 8:22am

@Joan thanks for sharing. Check this out!

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 3, 2012 at 3:54pm

Is Christianity good for America?  My earliest ancestor to the Americas was a Puritan widow with a small son who arrive in 1632. She had been persecuted in England because of her religion, went to Holland because it was more liberal and found it too liberal.  She paid for their passage by agreeing to be "breedstock" in a new Puritan community in Massachusetts.  Over the years and generations, that religious community became as oppressive against other religions as the religious powers against her in England. 

Migrating from the poor soils of sandy Massachusetts shorelines, descendants moved into Pennsylvania and became Quakers.  From there, my grandmother at about 20 years of age, alone, migrated to the north Idaho woods and mining country to work as a nurse in Santa, Idaho, hospital. There, she met and married my grandfather newly migrated from Belgium where constant wars chewed up men and countryside like meat-grinders.   

D'Souza reported his ancestors converted to Christianity because of the caste system from which no one could escape. Christianity provided an option and his ancestors took it.  I respect D'Souza's history; surely there were challenges that needed to be confronted, however I think he is in error about solutions. He said as much when he reported that southern India is more Christian, conservative and poorer than some other parts. I don't know the facts, but that is what he said in the debate with Silverman. I believe there is a correlations between religion and politics and economics and I write about that in my group, Politics, Economics, and Religion. Remember, correlation is not cause, it means things co-exist. 

Turning to religion for solutions to human angst does not solve political, economic and theological questions, but adds a structure based on attitudes, beliefs, customs, traditions and values inherited from our ancestors that revolve around authority and power that was created. to support slavery, feudalism, and then capitalism.  

In my opinion, religion is bad for me, for my country, and for the Earth.  

Comment by David W on December 30, 2011 at 12:03pm

Old news but still entertaining. 

Congressional record and Intelligent Design

year 2000 p.H4480-H4482

Comment by Anthony Graham on December 27, 2011 at 12:42am

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Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on December 23, 2011 at 12:53pm

Comment by Steph S. on December 23, 2011 at 10:47am

Thanks for the book recommendation.

Comment by Troy Gorsline on December 23, 2011 at 9:24am

I officially have that book in the Wishlist. Thanks for the recommendation.


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