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: 689
Latest Activity: Jul 20

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

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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

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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

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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

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Comment by Tim Otheus on February 23, 2015 at 5:42pm

Any diet that consists of fewer calories going in than you are burning off will cause weight loss.  Some people find one or another such diet to be easier to adhere to, probably having to do with their food preferences.  BUT Atkins, Zone, "Blood Type" and other such diets' explanations for why they are the best and work best are the quacky parts.  Head-to-head comparison trials have not shown that the special claims made for Atkins and others are borne out.  Watch Penn & Teller's episode(s) on diets.

Comment by Visvakarman Svetasvatara-Upanish on February 23, 2015 at 4:48pm

As strange as this is going to sound, a lady I met in a park bathroom told me about FFRF, and I had to check it out. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 23, 2015 at 4:36pm

Randy, I went on the Atkins diet on the advice of a dietician. I was very faithful to it. Learned how to be disciplines as I weighed out food and became familiar with the amounts. Stuff like that. I got very sick, blood tests revealed a whole lot of problems, including anemia ... suprise! 

Anyway I was put on a strict diet of less meat and more balanced. It worked. 

So, I guess there is something to each person is different. There was a book about blood type and diet, can't remember its title or authour just yet ... it will come to me. 

I am glad it worked for you and you feel healthier using it. If you were on my diet, you may not do so well. 

Comment by Chris Brockman on February 23, 2015 at 4:26pm

Writing a book suggesting things for young people to think about is a precarious assignment.  Using philosophy as a framework might seem to make it even more problematic.  I think, however, and it took me a long time to figure it out, that this is exactly the framework that will work.  I used a similar technique to teach Intro to Philosophy in a women's prison for three years, and it worked amazingly well.

Comment by Randall Smith on February 23, 2015 at 8:04am

Tim, I wouldn't call the Atkins diet a "quack". I used to think that, but no more, once I investigated and used it. But, that's not the point of my original comment.

Chris, I'll check out your book. Thanks.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 22, 2015 at 8:17pm

Chris Brockman , I just downloaded your book and look forward to reading it. A quick glance through it seems to contain the kinds of questions some young people ponder. Thanks for writing this. 

Comment by Tim Otheus on February 22, 2015 at 6:41pm

Some atheists have other beliefs that need to be challenged, esp health-related delusions.  I have met atheists who are anti-vaxxers, believe that AIDS was created by the CIA, and the stories of promoters of quack diets like Sears, Atkins etc.

Comment by Chris Brockman on February 22, 2015 at 6:03pm

I don't enjoy destroying anyone's sensibilities, per se. I do very much enjoy giving people, and especially young people, better ways to think because, if you think about it, religion doesn't make good sense.

Comment by sk8eycat on February 22, 2015 at 5:36pm

Offending religious sensibilities is one of my favorite activities.

Comment by Chris Brockman on February 22, 2015 at 3:59pm

What to Think About:  Philosophy for a Thoughtful Younger Generation, by Chris Brockman is up on Amazon. Brockman uses his own definition of “philosophy” as a “systematic study of who I am, what’s out there, and what should I do about it,“to arrive at suggestions for things to think about.  Each chapter ends with scenarios and questions challenging the reader to think. This book is “written from a humanist perspective,” and may offend some religious sensibilities.  It is recommended for young adults.  Chris Brockman is the author of the classic of religious skepticism for children What about gods?


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