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Religion has so many connections to political and economic beliefs, there needs to be a place to identify linkages, problems, goals, options, action plans and evaluation criteria.  

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An eternal question, what is the purpose of life?, occupied philosophers’ thoughts throughout history. Stone pictographs reveal even primitive peoples reflected on this query. Each one has the capacity to define his or her personal thinking about politics, economics and religion.

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Churches Get Creepy Facial Recognition Software to Track Members

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Alan Perlman Jun 24. 7 Replies

Valerie Tarico put up an excellent article yesterday on marketing efforts by “entrepreneurial” churches, including use of client…Continue

Tags: religious marketing

Christian privilege: A threat to our American values (Kristi Winters)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by tom sarbeck Jun 3. 5 Replies

I came to learn about Kristi by way of my favorite YouTube dude, Steve Shives.  She may not be as prolific as Steve as it comes to video production, but when it comes to taking a topic and being utterly, scathingly on point, she shows many of the…Continue

Tags: government, christian privilege

Republican Theocracy (AronRa)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Jun 1. 5 Replies

At least some of us here on Atheist Nexus know who AronRa is.  We know that he's a great well of knowledge, who tends to dig deeply into a topic, who researches thoroughly, especially on matters which impact the relationship between the secular…Continue

Tags: church, state, dominionism, R J Rushdoony, Texas

An Atheist / Antitheist Manifesto, by Brian Dalton

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller May 22. 8 Replies

The original title of the following video was: "The Way of the Mister: Atheist Fundamentalist," but having watched it twice, I can't escape the feeling that my moniker fits as well and perhaps a bit better.  In 20 minutes and change, Brian Dalton…Continue

Tags: fundamentalist, manifesto, antitheist, atheist, MrDeity

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Comment by sk8eycat on April 21, 2015 at 4:22pm

The only good thing I can say about cell phones is that we are finally seeing how poorly trained, paranoid, racist our police forces really are.

They ALL ought to remove "To Protect and to Serve" from their cars, and replace it with "Just Covering My Ass." 

Or disarm most of them.

Comment by sk8eycat on April 2, 2015 at 7:30pm

Grinning, what a bunch of tiny-minded crap in the Comments following the article!  Even at least one non-believer doesn't get it that when there are enough laws against LGBT people, atheists will be the next group on the chopping block.

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 2, 2015 at 2:11pm

Yes! And it wasn't an April Fool's joke.

It's socially significant that the amendment explicitly mentions "religion or nonreligion". (This is broader than the amendment's original language of "religion or atheism".)

More from the Milwaukee, Wisconsin Journal-Sentinel: http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/madison-city-council-adds-no...

The ordinance text: https://madison.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=2247102&...|Text|&FullText=1

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 2, 2015 at 6:15am

Way to go, Madison WI  !!!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 1, 2015 at 8:37pm

Per Think Progress:

Madison, WI protects atheists against discrimination.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 28, 2015 at 2:14pm

Bertold, your comment sent me on a hunt. This is what I found:

"Benjamin Franklin experimenting with electricity in a lightning storm is an iconic image. But Franklin was not alone. Many of the nation's founding fathers were citizen scientists. Like Franklin, Thomas JeffersonJohn AdamsJames Madison, and George Washington were all avid students of the natural and physical world."

We can proudly promote placing mottos on our currency in support of natural, physical and the scientific world. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 28, 2015 at 1:10pm

Why Evolution Is True:

The first U.S. penny touts science, not God

"The interesting part is the motto on the coin: "Liberty Parent of Science & Industry". Now we all know that the "In God We Trust" motto is a relatively recent innovation, but I was surprised to find (although I shouldn't have been) that the founders rated science as one of the boons of liberty. And nary a mention of the creator. Just another little nail in the coffin of 'America founded as a Christian nation.'" 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 26, 2015 at 5:11pm

Bertold, A must read. Michael Moore for president.

The underlying principles of our government as taught to our kids, remain so far from the truth, I kind of choke when I read the documents. 

An early rendition of The Constitution, a living document, defined people to be citizens if they were white, male and landowners. 

Can we live in a government that lied?

Tom wrote, "The "Free Market" label serves a purpose: it conceals the truth that from America's earliest years markets have been subsidized by taxpayers?"

Were we ever a nation of a government protecting the rights of people? Certainly not now. Government for the corporation, by and for the corporation does not define the kind of government in which I want to give my allegiance. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 26, 2015 at 4:44pm

I like a lot of Michael Moore's ideas.  He's a Catholic, but one interesting thing he said is "We will not back theocracies."

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 26, 2015 at 4:37pm

Loren, doesn't it feel like living on a roller coaster. We go along, enjoying the ride, watching the scenery, paying no particular attention to whether the nuts and bolts of the coaster work properly. All is cool, we feel so in charge of our lives, not a care in the world and that lovely climb to the top! One can see forever from there. 

Then whosh! fully engaged, eyes wide open, wind flashing past our ears, our mouths and noses unable to take in air and all we can do is scream. 

Well my grandmothers were at the same place on their roller coaster as we are right now. 

Who will be authors of our stories? Who will go crazy and who will commit suicide? Who will be prepared and ready for a rough ride? Who will come through it a little wiser and stronger and grateful to be alive? 

We live in interesting times. 

 
 
 

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