"Personally, I don't think people have changed all that much, and the author is lacking context. There has always been cruelty, selfishness, and lack of empathy for others. There has also always been love, compassion, and mercy. People have…"
"I'm not a history scholar, but the only times I'm aware of religion being officially outlawed, it was done by repressive, totalitarian regimes, much to the detriment of religious practitioners or anyone else seen as being subversive or…"
"From my early childhood, I was inculcated into a fundamentalist xian church. By the time I was in my teens, I was pretty much in the full rebellion mode and totally eschewed the whole thing by adulthood. These people show their true colors when…"
"The big lie is that the persecutors claim to be the persecuted. It's an outrage that people are given a pass to discriminate by invoking their cockamamie bullshit religious beliefs. Adding insult to injury is that these entities are supported…"
"And today the House moved one step closer to dismantling the ACA, ensuring the exclusion of millions of Americans to affordable health care. This to divert more wealth to those who need it the least. I am furious and sickened."
"It's kind of hard for me to take this kind of absurdity very seriously, it's so laughable. I'm a science teacher in Texas, and despite the bullshit from some of the real crackpots, this "controversy" hasn't made much…"
"The contradiction is this: on the one hand they say they must rely on themselves for their protection, but in the next breath will tell you to place all your trust in their deity: "Let go and let god". Their fixation on guns is motivated…"
Hello Andrew Welcome to this friendly Internet community of rationality and peace, common sense and freethinking evidence-based wisdom.
We invite you to visit and join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 1100 discussion topics and 4180 members. http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin There are over 1100 groups in Atheist Nexus. Do go visiting and try "Hang with Friends". Terry
There are LOTS of groups and forums to explore here. I particularly recommend the active, relaxed, freewheeling Hang With Friends. Texas Heathens is worth a look too; and Writing to Congress offers inspiration on ways to respond to our "unpresidented" political landscape.
Groups don't clutter up a "timeline" or "news feed" page; some of us are members of many dozens.
And I keep discovering things through the "Latest Activity" in the lower right of each page. (Mobile view: menu, Activity.)