Blogs

  • People pressing senator during town hall for Universal healthcare.

    I absolutely love this. In Town Halls across the USA, people have been stepping it up. In Las Vegas during a town hall, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto was getting pressed about Universal healthcare. After skating around it a few times, people were not satisfied with her answer. Link here:…

    By Jennifer W

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  • Dear Mr. President: Regarding Climate Change...

    Rigorous science is critical to my administration's efforts to achieve the twin goals of economic growth and environmental protection.  My administration is committed to advancing scientific research that leads to a better understanding of our environment and of environmental risks. As we do so, we…

    By Loren Miller

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  • Happiness. Positivity. Avoiding Negativity. Social Media. News.

    Over and over again in life, things happen.  Things that don't make us happy today, and won't make us happy tomorrow, or probably, ever.  Hearing about those things, or reading about the repeatedly, won't make us happy, today or tomorrow, or the next day.…

    By Daniel W

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  • Revealing my "Raison Detre"

    Srikanta Swamy (SS): What do you say to someone who is struggling with the pain of withdrawal symptoms of leaving his religion and coming to the realization that this is all there is and that there are no personal Gods - Brahma, Vishnu or Shiva, speaking in the context of our Hinduism?Me: Deal with…

    By V.N.K.Kumar

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  • The Politics of Distraction

    Variations on the following have just been sent to the feedback sites for CBS, NBC, and ABC News: I may be mistaken regarding your current journalistic focus, but a bunch of ineffectual cruise missiles in Syria, then one large bomb goes BOOM in Afghanistan and any attention the media may be paying…

    By Loren Miller

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  • Prayers -The Pros & Cons (Through the eyes of a Secular Humanist)

    WHY PRAYER "WORKS"  Prayer is a unique combination of meditation, wishful thinking, simple greed, conscience-clearing and a desire for peace of mind. It’s all rolled into one! And it’s all quite selfish when you examine it.Since most people begin prayer with their eyes closed and their hands…

    By V.N.K.Kumar

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  • O Canada Lyrics exclude many Canadians including atheists. These New Words Fix That.

    With Canada's 150th anniversary just around the corner (July 1) our national song should be one that everyone can sing with gusto (being on key not required). Unfortunately, the official words in both official languages exclude many Canadians (National Anthems Act, 1980)Immigrants are excluded in…

    By Doug Thomas

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  • What are the healthy traits of Non-Believers?

    A mentally healthy person whether a believer or non-believer has to have these nine characteristics: - Self interest, - Self direction, - Tolerance, - Acceptance of Uncertainty, - Flexibility, - Scientific thinking, - Commitment, - Risk Taking, & - Self acceptance.These characteristics are…

    By V.N.K.Kumar

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  • Why even Smart People Believe Religious Claims

    Of course it is true that some highly educated people believe religious claims. Why is that?Permit me to offer some explanations.FIRST, smart persons are very good at defending ideas that they believe for non-smart reasons. They want to believe something, say for emotional reasons, and they then…

    By V.N.K.Kumar

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  • Me & god(s) are both atheists !!!

    Faith is belief in illusory things that are not based in fact. Since gods know everything, they can't have faith. So gods are atheists.Because they are already the highest power, they don't believe in a higher power. So they are atheists because atheists do not believe in higher powers.Specific…

    By V.N.K.Kumar

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