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...but intelligent people believe in God (DarkMatter2525)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat 8 hours ago. 3 Replies

A ridiculous claim should be recognized as such as a matter of course, shouldn't it?  Shouldn't It?!?  What happens if that claim is so imbued and integrated into society over hundreds if not thousands of years that it has been taken as TRUTH…Continue

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This one seems a bit creepy, like the middle one shouldn't be able to change rotation like that. from Cheezburger.comContinue

White House Petition: Change National Motto Back to "E Pluribus, Unum"

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by k.h. ky Jan 22. 8 Replies

There is a petition being sponsored by whitehouse.gov to remove "in god we trust" as the national motto and replace it with the original: "E Pluribus, Unum" or "Out of Many, One."  As of this writing, there are around 11,000 signatures on it, with…Continue

Tags: E Pluribus, Unum, in god we trust, petition

There Is Only One Way to Destroy ISIS

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Dec 24, 2015. 3 Replies

There Is Only One Way to Destroy ISISGrowth in population, policies and practices that create a gap between the typical person and the wealthy,…Continue

coming out (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Atheist in FundyLand Dec 23, 2015. 6 Replies

Whether as atheist, agnostic, gay / Lesbian or whatever, the process of coming out has been a repeated topic of discussion here on Atheist Nexus and for good reason: it is at once a necessary yet potentially supremely painful process, depending on…Continue

Tags: Lesbian, agnostic, gay, atheist, TheraminTrees

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Comment by Grinning Cat on July 31, 2012 at 11:14pm

In Atheist Humor, Scott Ward pointed us to the The Oatmeal comic "How to suck at your religion".

A relevant snippet about indoctrination:

Comment by Paula T. on July 31, 2012 at 10:19pm
Thanks for sharing your conversation with your FB friend. And she just can't see that she, too, is brainwashed. I agree with Loren - children need to be skilled with critical thinking. It's sad that so many people discourage their child from being inquisitive, which comes naturally.
Comment by sk8eycat on July 31, 2012 at 3:16pm

"Chick-fil-A Lays an Egg" blog post by Annie Laurie Gaylor, FFRF co-prez:

http://ffrf.org/news/blog/chick-fil-a-lays-an-egg/

The comments following the post are interesting, too. 

(If Mr. Cathy runs his business on "biblical principles" as he claims, I wonder if he beats his "servants/slaves" when they make mistakes.)

Comment by El Solo Lobo on July 31, 2012 at 9:34am

God is a gentleman like Hitler was a great humanitarian.

Comment by Loren Miller on July 31, 2012 at 5:28am

Children should also be competent to understand, examine and analyze what they are being taught, particularly when it has been the church's longstanding history to get them young BEFORE they have such capacities.  That is called Indoctrination.

Teaching that an unsupported and unproven superstition is true is bad enough.  Insisting that one's life (or afterlife) DEPENDS on believing that superstition is far worse.

Comment by Steph S. on July 31, 2012 at 12:06am
Thanks for adding more FB conversations Sylvia.
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