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Started this discussion. Last reply by Alan Perlman Mar 25, 2015. 4 Replies

My stepson found the following online:"I call my weed the Koran, 'cause when I burn that shit, I get stoned.""Having a religion is like having a penis: it's OK to have one, it's OK to be proud of…Continue

Just when you thought...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patricia Mar 15, 2015. 6 Replies

...America was making some progress towards becoming a secular nation, what with all our many secular/atheist organizations, you realize what an uphill climb the progress of reason will be.  The…Continue

Tags: Constitution, Bible, state, and, church

Article alert: It's about RELIGION, stupid!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Craigart14 Aug 27, 2015. 36 Replies

I recommend to all my fellow heretics the cover story of this month's Atlantic.  "What ISIS Really Wants" makes it eminently clear that defining motivation of ISIS is indeed religion, the most…Continue

Tags: Quran, Islam, religion

Does Obama love America?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 8, 2015. 50 Replies

The media are all ablither about Rudy Giulani's recent accusation that the President does not "love America."  What does it mean?  It must mean something -- or more than one thing -- because so many…Continue

Tags: patriotism, America, Obama

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"Michel, You raise complex psychological answers to which I have no answer.  My observations are based on the behaviors of those who associate with some religion or other.  I know Judaism best, and among the Orthodox and Conservative (main…"
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"This is for Joan. Some people might think that I do satire. The seriousness of this whole thing is that nobody prays. They all say they do and cops have the "in god we trust" on the back of cars but it's a lark. Nobody prays possibly…"
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"Thanks to commentators. Loren, I'll bet most Congresscritters at heart are atheists, agnostics, or hypocrites, but above all afraid to appear unreligious. As far as "in God we trust" (the motto of my alma mater, I'm ashamed to…"
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"Michael, are you serious? Do police pray as they show up on calls? I have never heard of such a thing. I wonder if the police who shoot first and then sort out the chaos pray before they put their hands on their guns "
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"Some people think "in god we trust" is our national motto. Maybe our national bird is a turkey? I hate seeing "in god we trust' on the back of police cars. Everyone knows that when they show up the first thing they do is start…"
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"The hell of it is, our own government violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment all the time, but even they should be embarrassed about something this egregious."
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Another National Day of Superstition and Shame

Today is another National Day of Prayer, a day when all Americans are supposed to talk to their imaginary friend (who never answers).  The President, like his predecessors, shamelessly merges church and state and reaffirms, for the world to see, that we are still a nation awash in religiosity, still clinging to the notion that our imaginary friend hears it all, will somehow will be affected by the prayers, and change his immutable plan to grant every one of the zillion wishes that come his…See More
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Happy Easter, Bloody Easter

[I thought this was worth re-posting on this very special day, especially since some fellow heretics may not have seen it. Hope you agree.]“In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it, You’ll be the grandest lady in the Easter Parade…On the Avenue, Fifth Avenue, photographers will snap us And you’ll find that you’re in the rotogravure…”Irving Berlin“They tried to nail him down, but he got away.”Marquee outside church in MassachusettsWell, it’s that day again, and our Greek Orthodox…See More
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Alan Perlman replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Truth in the group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Joan, Not sure what you're referring to.  Pronouns are a very complicated and fundamental aspect of a language that tell a lot about you; see http://www.secretlifeofpronouns.com/book.php .  Some languages have both formal and familiar…"
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Alan Perlman replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Truth in the group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Thanks again.  Here's the post on pronouns: http://www.language-expert.net/category-political_correctness-3/ ; Best, Alan"
Jan 14
Alan Perlman replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Truth in the group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Thanks, Joan, for your kind words.  "Truth" is one of the most persuasive words in the language -- see http://www.language-expert.net/persuasive-words-language/ . Both believers and skeptics lay claim to it."
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Alan Perlman replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Truth in the group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
""Faith means making a virtue out of not thinking.  It's nothing to brag about.  And those who preach faith and enable and elevate it are intellectual slave holders, keeping mankind in a bondage to fantasy and nonsense that has…"
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Another National Day of Superstition and Shame

Posted on May 2, 2019 at 12:38pm 6 Comments

Today is another National Day of Prayer, a day when all Americans are supposed to talk to their imaginary friend (who never answers).  The President, like his predecessors, shamelessly merges church and state and reaffirms, for the world to see, that we are still a nation awash in religiosity, still clinging to the notion that our imaginary friend hears it all, will somehow will be affected by the prayers, and change his immutable plan to grant every one of the zillion wishes that come his…

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Happy Easter, Bloody Easter

Posted on April 21, 2019 at 12:59pm 0 Comments

[I thought this was worth re-posting on this very special day, especially since some fellow heretics may not have seen it. Hope you agree.]

“In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it,

You’ll be the grandest lady in the Easter Parade…

On the Avenue, Fifth Avenue, photographers will snap us

And you’ll find that you’re in the rotogravure…”

Irving Berlin

“They tried to nail him down, but he…

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Facing the end

Posted on May 5, 2018 at 4:00pm 9 Comments

I had not meant to post again so soon, but circumstances compelled me.  I'm writing partly in response to Joan Denoo's hopeful response that we atheists can do better in creating a world free of religious fantasy and conflict.

Maybe religion will retreat only so far and under certain conditions.  Maybe we can't cause major change. I think it was Shimon Peres who said that if a condition resists all effort at change, perhaps it should be considered a permanent part of the…

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National Day of Shame

Posted on May 3, 2018 at 4:00pm 11 Comments

All your Western theologies, the whole mythology of them, are based on the concept of God as a senile delinquent.”

Tennessee Williams

 

Hey, it’s National Day of Prayer!  What are you atheists doing as your superstitious fellow-countrymen, led by a hypocrite who exemplifies their values in no way whatsoever, declare their obeisance to their Imaginary Friend, and ask him for lots of stuff?

Mel Brooks compared God to a Chinese waiter,…

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At 6:30am on July 14, 2013, Randall Smith said…

Thanks for you comment. "Disrespect" is a pretty strong word, and, although I'd like to think I respect other opinions (religion, in this case), deep down I think "believers" are foolish and illogical.

At 9:18pm on December 10, 2012, Wyatt said…
Thanks Alan, I agree that the education system could do with a major overhaul. Speaking of education, if you haven't seen it already, check this out: "Texas is the large hadron collider of denying science - All God, no particle"
Stephen Colbert with the Word:
http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/416535/july-17-2012/the-word---on-the-straight---narrow-minded
At 8:04pm on June 22, 2012, Loren Miller said…

Well, you and I both know there are plenty of BOOBS out there ... enough to form a class, for sure!

At 12:48pm on June 22, 2012, Loren Miller said…

Ummm, the "booboisie"?!?  That be a NEW one on me.  Care to elucidate?

At 7:38pm on May 30, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Alan! Glad you could join us. :D Did you hide your groups? Perhaps I'll suggest groups to which you already belong. It's great to see the way you jumped right in with a blog.

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. You might also like Jewish Atheists

and LINGUAPHILES & SESQUIPEDALIANS. After you've searched for topics of interest in "Groups" above and in the "Forums", don't forget to look at recent activity which hides along the right margin of the page all the way at the bottom.

At 3:01pm on May 30, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello Alan
Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense and science lead to freethinking wisdom --- as you well know as a life long atheist and freethinker. 
  
We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 700 discussion topics and over 3400 members.
 
 
 

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