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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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Bertold Brautigan commented on Alan Perlman's blog post Facing the end
"One of my favorites is a New Yorker cartoon showing two older women standing in front of a gravestone. One of the women is saying "I told him it wouldn't kill him to be nice just once. I guess I was wrong.""
May 10
Alan Perlman commented on Alan Perlman's blog post Facing the end
"Agreed. Cartoon shows woman talking to robed figure on her front porch: "Wow, what a great Grim Reaper costume!  Harold, you have to see this!  Harold....?"
May 10
Bertold Brautigan commented on Alan Perlman's blog post Facing the end
"Humor is not only a survival mechanism in my book, but also a guiding light. You can never trust anyone who doesn't have a sense of humor, especially in regard to themselves."
May 10
Alan Perlman commented on Alan Perlman's blog post Facing the end
"Bertold, Mental strategies certainly include humor.  As for the point...you have only to look at the morning rush hour to know that an awful lot of people have not thought this through, this trading of precious life for meaningless dollars."
May 10
Bertold Brautigan commented on Alan Perlman's blog post Facing the end
"The point here is nothing new, but I thought this was quite a successful attempt to make it vividly visual."
May 8
Alan Perlman commented on Alan Perlman's blog post Facing the end
"Frankie, Thanks for your good wishes."
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Joan Denoo commented on Alan Perlman's blog post National Day of Shame
"Loren, I like your answer about "killing god" better, it is short, very clear, and stimulates thought. Thanks.  As to Franklin Graham's statement, "I found the president to be truthful with me, we just have to give the man…"
May 7
Loren Miller commented on Alan Perlman's blog post National Day of Shame
"Regarding Franklin Graham's Astonishing Ungodly Hypocrisy ... well, that's the link."
May 6
Frankie Dapper commented on Alan Perlman's blog post Facing the end
"Alan i hope the medical issue is limited.  "
May 6
Loren Miller commented on Alan Perlman's blog post National Day of Shame
"How do you kill something that never lived to begin with? [sigh] I'd give real money to see some of those children actually grow up ... except that it'd likely be a waste of good cash."
May 6
Joan Denoo commented on Alan Perlman's blog post National Day of Shame
"Loren, in response to Steve Deace: Congressional Freethought Caucus Members Want to “Kill God” The  Congressional Freethought Caucus members do not want to “kill god,” they want to establish that god existed in the minds…"
May 6
Bertold Brautigan commented on Alan Perlman's blog post National Day of Shame
"Interesting-- Alternet's email showed this story: But when you click on it you get "not found.""
May 6
Alan Perlman commented on Alan Perlman's blog post National Day of Shame
"Bertold...Trump is such a religious whore.  He'll say anything to ingratiate himself with these idiots.   Actually, he and the religious right are each other's whores -- he'll make pro-religion noises, while they overlook…"
May 6
Alan Perlman commented on Alan Perlman's blog post Facing the end
"Tom, I feel real sorrow for you and all others who were relentlessly brainwashed.  Judaism was real vague on the afterlife, so I escaped it.  But if there's no death payoff, why bother? Joan, sounds like you have practiced well.…"
May 6
Tom Sarbeck commented on Alan Perlman's blog post Facing the end
"There was a time when only Egypt’s rulers had an afterlife. That commoners and even slaves would have afterlives was ONE HELLUVA MARKETING TOOL. My dad put his five kids into Catholic schools, where there might have been a few days in a year…"
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Facing the end

Posted on May 5, 2018 at 4:00pm 12 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 17 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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Another Passover: Jews indulge in food and fantasy

Posted on April 1, 2018 at 12:30pm 6 Comments

"I have only a small flickering light to guide me in the darkness of a thick forest.  Up comes a theologian and blows it out."

Denis Diderot

“Imagine the religious principles which have, in fact, prevailed in the world. You will scarcely be persuaded that they are anything but sick men’s dreams.”

David Hume

The Non-Event

Another Passover is upon us. Jews around the world celebrate their founding…

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Happy Easter, Bloody Easter

Posted on March 31, 2018 at 10:00am 6 Comments

“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 Massachusetts

Well, it’s that day again, and our Greek Orthodox friends, as well as our Roman…

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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 5:05pm on May 30, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

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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