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: 703
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 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

Open Positions, National Atheist Party

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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.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 21, 2011 at 6:10pm

Steve Keen, “Debunking Economics - Revised and Expanded Edition: The Naked Emperor Dethroned?”

A minority of economists has long known that neoclassical economic theory is wrong. Keen argues "The false confidence it has engendered in the stability of the market economy has encouraged policy-makers to dismantle some of the institutions which initially evolved to try to keep its “boom and bust” instability within limit.," An example of this is the repeal of Glass-Steagall Act of 1933 which established the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation FDIC to control speculation, and allowed the Federal Reserve to regulate interest rates in savings accounts.

Keen explains why the current crisis occurred, why it is proving to be unstoppable in spite of all the money poured into the black hole, and he defines what needs to be done to end it.

OH! I can hear the bankers screaming now.  If he isn’t assassinated to keep him quiet and prevent others from knowing what he knows, I will be surprised.

My son talked to me about a financial conspiracy years ago and I said, Bah Humbug!  Well, I’ve been watching and what my son said would happen is happening. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 21, 2011 at 6:08pm

Troy, as to "PC police" why are not the police chief, the mayor, the governor and all public employees out marching, protecting marchers and blocking banks, corporate headquarters, and making demands to restore public safety and services to people, and restoring taxes to the top 1%? After all, the police chief, mayor,  governor and all public employees suffer under these policies. 

Neoclassical economics is bankrupt. Obama, misled by Bernanke, Geithner, Greenspan, Milton Friedman and Ayn Rand, can't stop this intentionally induced crash as long as he listens to them.  

The only ones who benefit by recession/depression are the 1%.  

Keen's new book, 'Debunking Economics: The Emperor Dethroned'

Steve Keen Educates About Economic Right Wing Demagogues

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 21, 2011 at 5:00pm

David, of course public money should not be used to wish constituents "Merry Christmas" or any other religious expression and the public is just going to have to get over it.  If they want to send me a message that they are going to raise the taxes on corporations and wealthy 1% and lower taxes on small business and wages, or that social security is secure and will not be raided, or our municipal and state will receive help to restore education, public safety, and services, and want to wish me good health and prosperity, then I am willing to pay for that postage.  Otherwise, pay for their own religious sentiments.  

As to ""Senators may not use the frank to mail holiday cards. However, Senators may use officially related funds to mail holiday cards to constituents."

Isn't this double talks? Senators may not use the frank ... Senators may use officially related funds to mail holiday cards to constituents."  

What is it, may not or may?

Comment by Earther on December 20, 2011 at 7:33pm

James, I am with you, I don't like it either.  Sylvia, I am a teacher also.  I know it happens.  I guess that is why we are here on this website.:)


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