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Internet memes for atheists

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alan Perlman Mar 25. 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. 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 Alan Perlman Mar 24. 34 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. 51 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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Alan Perlman replied to Bertold Brautigan's discussion Churches Get Creepy Facial Recognition Software to Track Members in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"What is most disturbing is that the meme readily harnesses the latest technology to perpetuate itself.  George Carlin noted that although God is all-powerful,"he always has a problem with money."  He needs yours. "
Jun 24
Alan Perlman replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion We'll hit 2 degrees rise by 2036 in the group Climate Concerns
"Joan, Better plan: Spread the word via social media as well as personal example. More and more memes that ridicule the obsession with roaring machines between your legs (a male obsession, it seems).   I'm not optimistic.  Americans…"
Jun 22
Alan Perlman replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion We'll hit 2 degrees rise by 2036 in the group Climate Concerns
"Hope this goes viral.  It certainly deserves as much attention as the latest teen celebrity.  Thanks, Ruth."
Jun 22
Grinning Cat liked Alan Perlman's blog post Ravaging the Planet for Our Own Amusement
Jun 22
Alan Perlman replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion We'll hit 2 degrees rise by 2036 in the group Climate Concerns
"I ask only for a little awareness and common sense. Right now, I see no restraint in the consumption of fossil fuels."
Jun 21
Alan Perlman commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Thanks, Ruth.  Candidates will make their message bland and promise all kinds of govt. goodies.  It'll be as exciting as a Student Council election."
Jun 20
Alan Perlman replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion We'll hit 2 degrees rise by 2036 in the group Climate Concerns
"As a speechwriter who's obsessive about the accuracy of quotes, I grant permission.  I really have never seen it anywhere else.   Indy cars get 1-2 miles/gallon.  It's insane!!"
Jun 20
Alan Perlman replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion We'll hit 2 degrees rise by 2036 in the group Climate Concerns
"Actually, I humbly take credit for this observation: "Any society that is serious about energy conservation and climate change does not burn fossil fuels for amusement."  If anybody finds that anywhere else, let me know."
Jun 20
Alan Perlman commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Bernie is great theater, tremendous energy, and his critique of elitism and injustice are right on.  The solution is not more government, not to become like Sweden  It is to make government LESS intrusive and expensive, to restore the…"
Jun 20
Alan Perlman replied to Bader's discussion How Do You See Preaching and Calling
"Logically, yes.  Trafficking in psychotic fantasies, forcing children to play religious make-believe, and spreading your delusions should be taken as activities harmful to society, therefore subject to legal sanction...but once again…"
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Alan Perlman replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion We'll hit 2 degrees rise by 2036 in the group Climate Concerns
"Ruth, Keep posting.  Not that the politicians or oil corps. will do anything -- nor will Americans abandon their NASCAR or jetskis -- but we'll be around to say "told you so.""
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"Joan, Your comment alone made me resolve to come back to A/N and write more.  The hiatus is good news: it means I'm busy with money-making projects.  But I will be back more often.  Religion gives us limitless ammo.   My…"
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Who is a Jew?

Posted on June 7, 2015 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

A non-Jewish friend writes in an email:

"The Harry Potter film series star is Jewish. Radcliffe’s mother is Jewish, which makes Radcliffe a Jew in the eyes of the Halacha [Jewish law]. Plus, Radcliffe considers himself a ‘Jewish atheist.’  Willard is convinced I have Jewish ancestry. He's scheduled a DNA blood test to prove it.”

My response:

The question of "who is a Jew?" is right up there with "What do women want?".  Womb doctrine is the most enshrined and…

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Jewish Sabbath nuttiness hits a new high

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 3:55pm 34 Comments

I have often said that Judaism is a religion for the obsessive-compulsive, with rule after rule, hundreds of them, interpreted and extrapolated to the finest nuance by generations of rabbis.  It could easily keep you busy most or all of your waking hours.

Nowhere is Jewish OCD on more florid display than in the 24 hours called Shabbat, from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday. (NOTE: The following is about truly observant Jews; practitioners of Judaism Lite, like my family,…

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Readings from the Quran: infidels beware!

Posted on March 12, 2015 at 7:30pm 3 Comments

“The Bible.  That is what fools have written, what imbeciles command, what rogues teach, and young children are made to learn by heart.”

Voltaire

 

In my continuing efforts (I’ll be writing letters to the editor on this subject) to confront liberal Westerners, especially PC mealy-mouthed apologists like Obama, with the vile truth of what Muslims are required to believe, I provide a few quotes from Sam Harris’ The End of Faith.

I cringe when I…

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Suggested Obama speech draft: "The Real Enemy"

Posted on February 12, 2015 at 2:30pm 9 Comments

My fellow Americans,

Tonight I speak from the heart.  My words are not ghostwritten or focus group tested.  This is what I, as leader of the free world, truly believe.

Let me talk about the real nature of terrorism (the kind that most affects us, since many different terrorist groups wreak havoc around the world).  And let me call the enemy by its real name.

Violent Muslim attacks on Western countries -- and let's face it, they ARE Muslim, and I apologize for my verbal…

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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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