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: 695
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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. 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

Human soul

Started by Lemual Poot. Last reply by Lemual Poot Mar 29. 45 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

Atheism VS Islam

Started by Uzeal Eternal. Last reply by tom sarbeck Mar 28. 8 Replies

Atheist Guy together with Muslim Girl = Clash of the Titans.....who wins?Continue

Possession and Exorcism

Started by Philip Jarrett. Last reply by Liz E Nov 18, 2013. 10 Replies

I am beginning to realize I may not have time to complete all the different ideas floating around in my head.  I do a little here, a little posts and comments...but I can't see myself…Continue

Tags: Possession, Demons, Deliverance, Holiness, Pentecostal

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Comment by Steph S. on January 10, 2012 at 5:53pm

Yeah he is insane -- Santorum -- (Factotum)

Comment by James M. Martin on January 10, 2012 at 5:29pm

@matthew: That part got me, too, I mean especially.  I had to think it out later.  This is what he said: "It's a license to do things in the sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be."  First, exactly what does he have in mind.  By invoking "the sexual realm" and allowing the great unwashed to make of the suggestion what they will, he engages in classic generalization.  It is like saying, "even so-called 'married' gays have a thousand partners a year at least."  But it is all the more potent for its suggestions.  Too bad most of his followers are unaware of the old legal maxim: sometimes a half truth is the worst sort of lie.  Second, how are things supposed to be?  To you?  To me?  To the Pope?  To God?  Who are you to tell me I am supposed to stop before having any kind of sex soever and ask, "What would Jesus do?"  Why is your kind of sex (likely missionary position and, given his tribe, only for the purpose of procreation -- I mean, I think he had sex with his wife about seven times) superior to mine?  I am in the Old Testament as David loving Jonathan.  I am in the Old Testament as a horny goatherd newly arrived in Sodom and refused by Lot the right to a meal, a bit of wine, and sex with Lot's daughters: Rich condemns homosexuality (which was not what Sodom was infamous for) but fully approves of incest between Lot and his daughters, directly ordered by you know who.  Yep, God.  Mr. Factotum's problem is not that he is conservative and evangelical and part of the far religious right.  His problem is that he is insane.

Comment by James M. Martin on January 10, 2012 at 5:13pm

Factotum is only involved in straight bashing when it comes to women.  His evangelical view of women as "help mates" renders them subject to deprivation of rights (e.g. abortion).  A help mate is not as worthy of rights as a male.  Read your Bibles!

Comment by Carl Pastor on January 10, 2012 at 3:36pm

crap man, next hell ban masturbation and rhen where wud i be

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 Angela M. on January 10, 2012 at 12:10pm

@Greg...  1st off, married at 15?!  But wow, what a sad story.  :-(  I deeply admire her for continuing to resist them in spite of the torture, and for so long!

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.  


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