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  • The Most Hated Woman in America (The Thinking Atheist)

    Before Aron Ra and Matt Dillahunty, before Dawkins or Dennett or Harris or even Hitchens, there was Madalyn Murray O'Hair.  In the midst of an America where Christianity was being flaunted as a defense against the godless communists of the Soviet Union, Madalyn insisted on separation of church and…

    By Loren Miller

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  • Proud Dad is REALLY Proud Now!

    As some of you may or may not know, my daughter is a television news producer, currently working in Nashville, Tennessee.  Her assignment is the morning news, which means she blasts herself up at umpti-ump in the morning to organize and prepare a show which probably starts somewhere between 4:30 AM…

    By Loren Miller

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  • attacking ideas (TheraminTrees)

    Attacking ideas is a considerable portion of what we as atheists do.  Why attack ideas?  Ideas earn attack when they don't serve people, not just us but those who adopt said ideas, mistakenly thinking that they have value when they don't.  Our attitude is that an idea which doesn't serve a person…

    By Loren Miller

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  • bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees)

    The following is one of TheraminTrees' most thorough-going pieces, wherein he looks at the process and techniques whereby a "religious" organization (which will sound VERY familiar to most of us, once introductions are made!) takes a person who thinks s/he cannot be manipulated and does their…

    By Loren Miller

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  • The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

    I suppose it was the news that Playboy magazine was returning nudes to its pages after a year's hiatus that sufficiently perked my curiosity to check them out again.  I hadn't looked at Playboy since perhaps 2008, when I began to recognize that I was no longer a part of the demographic they were…

    By Loren Miller

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  • God's Annual Performance Review (Betty Bowers)

    I don't know about you guys, but there wasn't a performance review I had in 30 years of field service that I didn't LOATHE.  It seems as though Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is up for turning the tables on the person you would expect would be her immediate supervisor, though.  Yahweh's…

    By Loren Miller

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  • Learning a Language as a Mature Adult

    Trying to keep my mind exercised, and not interested in most of the reading materials that I can find.I decided to attempt to learn a language.  Actually, two.  The dilemma is, how do I do that without going to school - not an option - and without spending too much $$$.I read that mature adults are…

    By Daniel W

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  • Such Lyrics!

    Hello Friends,I was ruminating a bit today on my sixty-some years existence. My mind went back to teenage years when I first figured out religion is not only obnoxiously loud, but also nothing I wanted anything to do with. Truly. I knew by age 15 that these myths were only invented to hold every…

    By Donatien Alphonse François

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  • degrading love — part two (TheraminTrees)

    TheraminTrees set up religion with his left in Part One of his treatise on how religion demeans and degrades the value of love.  Here in Part Two, he brings in a devastating, "Mike Tyson" right, which negates and invalidates any claim that either Islam or Christianity may make on genuine love as an…

    By Loren Miller

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  • Questions......

       It has been 6 month now since I signed up for Atheist Nexus membership. The past year has been sort of a bi-polar wave of emotions for me. I hope I wasn't offensive to the folks on here and I think I have been but I don't know to who. My desire was to head on into the world of Atheist Nexus and…

    By Thomas Murray

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