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
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Latest Activity: Dec 26, 2017

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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 Joan Denoo on March 22, 2015 at 10:53pm

I have a feeling the answer I found is not what you have in mine. I expect a shoe to drop any minute now. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 22, 2015 at 10:53pm

"Q.  When can a Catholic Priest have a wife and children?"

I have no idea! The hunt is on. 

"A. There are approximately 100 active priests in the United States who are married. Without exception they came to Catholicism from other churches. They formerly served the Episcopal, Lutheran, Presbyterian, or Methodist churches as ordained ministers. At some point they felt the call to communion with the Catholic Church and entered a process of transition. They and their families entered into full communion with the church, and the former Protestant ministers petitioned Rome for permission to be ordained as Catholic priests. They are now active in priestly ministry throughout the country."

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 22, 2015 at 10:47pm

Lemual Poot, I just read your post. How on earth could you breath? or walk? 457#, my goodness, what a challenge you faced. And t think you could get down to 284! That is unbelievable! 

How do you feel after your weight loss? Do you have energy and do what you want to do? 

I hope you are well, and healthy, and content with life. 

Comment by Lemual Poot on March 22, 2015 at 9:56pm

OK my brilliant atheist friends, a little witch-burner trivia.

Here's an easy one for you.

Q.  When can a Catholic Priest have a wife and children?

Comment by Tim Otheus on March 16, 2015 at 8:20am

Your sugar was 1.37 ... how were the seizures??

Comment by Randall Smith on March 16, 2015 at 7:44am

Good for you, Lemual!  It's hard for me to appreciate fully what you have to go through, since I've never had a weight issue (I weigh 125 lbs!). I just watch my sugar and carb intake. Keep up the good work.

Comment by Lemual Poot on March 15, 2015 at 7:10pm

I managed to lose over a hundred-fifty pounds so far, and my sugar was 1.37 last week.  

Two years ago, when I was first diagnosed diabetic, my doctor said it was good news because the insurance would now pay for one of those stomach reduction operations.  Somehow, through ignorance and an apathetic lifestyle, I had swollen to over four hundred and fifty pounds.

I went to the seminar about the operation and soon realized that it would alter my bodily functions for life.  It was time for some serious self-analysis.  I have always prided myself on my ability to solve problems put before me.  I was then facing the biggest problem of my life and hadn't even realized it! 

Through willpower, tenacity, and sheer Yankee stubbornness, I created a diet program and stuck to it.  I call it my Soy and Salad Diet, though it's composed of more than that.  It's not an inexpensive diet by any means, especially during winter months.  I buy Lots of sweet raspberry vinaigrette dressings, low fat honey mustard and the like, and plenty of tomatoes and greens.

 In the beginning, I drank chocolate flavored soy milk, but now I use organic unsweetened soy along with almond milk.  I’ve also been slowly consuming less-and-less mass each day.  In the morning, I eat low-fat yogurt and drink soy.  Lunchtime I make myself an enormous salad and eat it all.  For dinner I have a smaller salad with chicken or fish mixed into it.  I also take supplements and have my blood tested regularly but twenty seven months ago I weighed 457.  Yesterday, in the doctor's office, I weighed 284.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 25, 2015 at 1:00am

Felaine, like your to Quack! We do need quack buttons. 

Galen, Yes! "More skeptics; one less god, many less quacks!"

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 25, 2015 at 12:57am

Patricia, I think the book I read was "Eat Right 4 Your Type" by the same author.  I never did us it as a guide. Dr. Cox sent to a different dietician, and she worked with me and came up with a satisfactory solution. 

Tim, we worked to get control after being diagnosed my diabetes. I agree with you about the different diets. I'm doing fine, blood sugar wise. I do the blood prick every morning and since cancer I haven't been able to get it below 100 and that is still acceptable. Before the year of my cancer activities, it was never above 100. 

Comment by Galen Thurber on February 24, 2015 at 6:00am

thank you Tim for the great points.

Atheists need to be challenged into becoming skeptics;

one less god, many less quacks


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