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The Burial Waltz

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Donatien Alphonse François on Wednesday. 4 Replies

Hi everyone,It was almost a half-century ago, at age 15 or so, that I encountered one of the more important influences in my life: a crazy group of poets/musicians who called themselves The Fugs.They had a huge impact on me in that, though raised in…Continue

Some William Blake to Ponder

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Donatien Alphonse François on Tuesday. 6 Replies

Hello all,I'm new here, and so hope this isn't old hat. But, I just had to point you toward a marvelous poem by William Blake in case you've never read it. Despite his sometimes heavily tinged biblical references in his other art and poetry, this…Continue

God's Not Dead - The Christian Persecution Complex (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Annie Willis Apr 20. 7 Replies

Doubtless most if not all of you have heard about that sorry piece of cinema known as God's Not Dead, and perhaps its sequel, cleverly entitled: God's Not Dead 2 (wow, how original!).  Personally, I have wasted neither time nor money on either,…Continue

Tags: God's Not Dead, patheos, Neil Carter, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Confirmed: flagged by religious people for "bullying."

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Apr 19. 4 Replies

According to Seth Andrews @SethAndrewsTTA  Apr 16"Confirmed. TTA was flagged by religious people for "bullying." Apparently, criticism and skepticism = persecution. #GodHatesFacts"Others reported as "Flagged" and taken off line: @The Thinking…Continue

Tags: @SethAndrewsTTA, @morehead_sarah, @Matt_Dillahunty, @jteberhard, confirmed

The Value of Atheist Nexus ... and of Keeping Contact

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 17. 13 Replies

I don't know about you, but the last 24+ hours were VERY uncomfortable for me.  Why?  Because something I value a LOT, being Atheist Nexus and the people I care about on A|N were temporarily unavailable to me.  No, we're not Facebook; I don't think…Continue

Tags: maintenance, community, availability, Atheist Nexus

Atheist Pig STRIKES AGAIN!!!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Apr 5. 1 Reply

There's no getting around it, Atheist Pig is fast becoming my fave secular comic, and as evidence, I refer you to the following.  Jesus and Mo had better watch their respective asses, 'cuz they got a porker coming up on the outside, and I'm pretty…Continue

Tags: Atheist Pig

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Comment by Sylvia on July 30, 2012 at 11:45pm

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Comment by Sylvia on July 30, 2012 at 11:42pm

I am about to post a conversation from a few months ago. I will start with the first post and work my way up. Hope you all enjoy it! 

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 30, 2012 at 11:05pm

Thanks. I reworded it for me from someone. I wish I had kept track of where I found it. I would reword on sentence:

"I am also a face and a target of religious hatred as a woman and as an ATHEIST." ...

I am not a victim, nor are any of us, IMHO. 

Comment by Steph S. on July 30, 2012 at 10:51pm
Joan that was a beautiful personal statement.
Wonderful!
Comment by Joan Denoo on July 30, 2012 at 10:38pm

@ Sylvia, this is a manifesto I wrote for myself. You may get some ideas for yourself. This helped me clarify my position and face the hate mail I get on a regular basis. I also get a lot of affirmative responses as well. 

"I am one face among many before me. I am a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, a best friend, an activist, I am 76 years old and I have participated in civil rights movements, marched, picketed, lobbied, debated, and worked for women's health and rights. 
I am also a face and a victim of religious hatred as a woman and as an ATHEIST. 
I will not concede to the Christian majority's opinion about what I should think or do as a body, a female, a human on this pale blue dot of a planet.
Religion lost the power to make me feel guilty when I was abandoned by the superstitions of religion. 
I am good without god, and I do believe in something. I believe in humanity."

Comment by Sylvia on July 30, 2012 at 7:11pm

I will see you all tomorrow! I'm out! 

Comment by Sylvia on July 30, 2012 at 6:50pm

sk8eycat and Paula, Thanks for the reply. I agree!!! I am looking at the video now!!! It's funny! 

 

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