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Optical Illusions

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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

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If God Exists (DarkMatter2525)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Dec 23, 2015. 4 Replies

"Practice makes perfect."  That's the concept, isn't it?  Work diligently at something, especially something you enjoy and are adept at, and your skills sharpen, your judgment improves, and the product of your efforts demonstrate that improvement. …Continue

Tags: religion, YouTube, god, DarkMatter2525

Mental health in the age of violence: Dr. Elliott Ingersol

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randall Smith Dec 1, 2015. 1 Reply

I literally just discovered Dr. Elliott Ingersol yesterday, as a part of a discussion I had with other members of the Northern Ohio Freethought Society.  Dr. Ingersol is a licensed psychologist and clinical counselor in Ohio, as well as a professor…Continue

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Comment by Chris Dodds on August 24, 2011 at 6:37am
Anyone else hear about that preacher that kidnapped four women and raped three of them behind his own church?!  His name is Dale Robertson.  How many more Dale Robertsons are we gonna hear about before people learn?
Comment by Chris Dodds on August 24, 2011 at 6:33am
Julie, the Jon Stewart thing I'm taliking about is in fact the 9/11 cross thing.  I don't think that he meant to attack atheists, but it just came off like that since he only cited Fox News as his source.  I actually sent him a letter detailing why we were suing and even telling him that after an interview about on Fox News, the entire atheist community received death threats via Fox News' facebook page.  I don't think it did anything.
Comment by sk8eycat on August 24, 2011 at 6:19am

This video should be viewed full-screen...and be required viewing by all the undergodders in our midst...I know, I know it will never happen...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-CkrOuFPZ8&feature=related

Comment by Grace Fitzpatrick on August 24, 2011 at 12:43am
It sounds like the building most damaged was a church.  Of course, it's a message from god.  Personally, I think the big guy was saying "don't waste anymore money on this church."
Comment by Natalie A Sera on August 23, 2011 at 11:52pm
Paula, I read them, and what saddens me is that they were so ignorant, with bad grammar and spelling, and so many of them were written about god punishing us for gay marriage, by blacks and Latinos -- who, of all people, should know about discrimination!
Comment by Paula T. on August 23, 2011 at 11:00pm

Here is a sample of comments by so-called Christians regarding today's earthquake.

 

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/ridiculous-explanations-for-the-east...

Comment by Julie Carter on August 23, 2011 at 10:57pm
Chris, which Jon Stewart thing? About the cross at the 9/11 museum? I haven't heard much more about it.
Comment by Natalie A Sera on August 23, 2011 at 10:44pm
Carl, the earthquake in Colorado was east of the Rockies, and that area is considered to be on the "stable" continental plate. But actually earthquakes can happen anywhere -- they're just much rarer in some areas. And don't you think the Fundies will claim that it was god making a statement about how evil we all are?
Comment by Chris Dodds on August 23, 2011 at 10:37pm
Is anyone still upset about that whole Jon Stewart thing or has that thing pretty much just run it's course?
Comment by Chris Dodds on August 23, 2011 at 10:23pm
You don't necessarily need a faultline to have an earthquake, you just need it to have them frequently.  For example, St. Paul, MN has on avergae one earthquake every ten years.  True these aren't the destructive tremors we usually associate with earthquakes, but they're just severe enough to register on a Richter Scale.
 

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