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 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

Comment by sk8eycat on February 23, 2015 at 5:58pm

Euro: Looks Like a Duck, Quacks Like a Duck

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.


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