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Bullshit Detection Kit

Started Sep 10, 2014 0 Replies

.....aka Rules for Critical Thinking, brought to you by Carl Sagan: …Continue

Praise Be Unto He........

Started this discussion. Last reply by booklover Sep 2, 2014. 6 Replies

He  is everywhere, in the Heavens and Earth.He makes the stars shine, yet He cannot be seen.He is noble, abundant, and fills the universe.He can lift you into the sky and bring you gently down.He can…Continue

The rights of private buisnesses

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christine Aug 24, 2014. 3 Replies

The AFA mailing list emails are usually infuriating and insulting, but I do like to know what's going on at the "dark side." To be open-minded means to consider the other point of view, after…Continue

Reformed catholic church

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Aug 22, 2014. 9 Replies

The church nearest to us turns out to be "reformed catholic." That's nice to know- it's not affiliated with the vatican. I looked at the web page, and it has its own thrift store, and a youth club…Continue

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Christine replied to Atheist in FundyLand's discussion How do you deal with being disliked / hated?
"My born again cube neighbor (the one who equated atheism and criminals) has been saying lately how her perceptions of things have been changing, and how she's been reflecting on her own thoughts and such. She admitted that sometimes she reacts…"
Sep 11, 2014
Christine replied to Atheist in FundyLand's discussion How do you deal with being disliked / hated?
"Wow that is rough, hormones are definitely a challenge! As I've posted before, I have to constantly sort our my hormonal thoughts from the rational ones. I once joked to my friends, when we were discussing PMS, "Never make important…"
Sep 10, 2014
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Christine replied to Ryan Sikorski's discussion Isolation and Depression
"When it comes to depression, it's easy to fall into the habit of blaming outside influences. The fact is, though, that depression comes from within. Regardless of one's circumstances in life, it can hit hard (Robin Willams for one recent,…"
Sep 6, 2014
Christine replied to Bertold Brautigan's discussion Interesting Article - 5 Reasons to Suspect Jesus Never Existed
"The lack of evidence never mattered to the religious, hence their faith. While it's interesting from a historical perspective, it doesn't matter. Atheists have to argue whether or not the character Jesus is worth being worshipped. I…"
Sep 3, 2014
Christine replied to Bertold Brautigan's discussion An Interesting Account of a Former High-level Christian Activist Who Had a "Crisis of Faith"
"Exactly. I told my atheist co-worker that we need to start our own religion, and he agreed completely. But we were thinking of it more as a money-making scheme on the side. I like the idea of getting people to re-think their religion by turning it…"
Sep 3, 2014
Christine replied to Adam's discussion UUA
"Hmmm, so they study the bible. Might be a good way to keep up with biblical nonsense and getting to know people in the 'hood, while maintaining spiritual distance. Interesting! By all means go for it and see what they're all about."
Sep 3, 2014
Christine replied to ShroudedAtheist's discussion Mars Hill Church
"I read something about this guy, definitely not surprising. I had no idea the ministry was THAT misogynistic (sp?)- all I remember was that it was the kind of message guys liked. Thought he was just making church "hip" and…"
Sep 2, 2014
Christine replied to Christine's discussion Praise Be Unto He........
"Oops, sorry about that- figured it was too perfect not to have been posted before, but figured if it were, a repeat post wouldn't be the worst thing. Luara- I guess that H, C and He make up the Scientific Trinity of sorts. (That's the…"
Sep 2, 2014
Christine replied to Luara's discussion Nonbeliever's equivalent of wearing a cross
"Seems like it's the scarlet letter "A" at least as far as jewelry is concerned. The humanism symbol is cute, you can also Google "atheist jewelry" and such. I haven't decided what sort of symbol I'd like to wear,…"
Sep 1, 2014
Christine replied to Fiona Hawke's discussion Trouble meeting other atheists
"That does sound isolating, but you'll be *moving* eventually, lucky you!! What sucks is that church has a stranglehold on everything social. There are definitely loads of other atheists out there, only they're stuck with the…"
Aug 31, 2014
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Emma Lennon replied to Christine's discussion Praise Be Unto He........
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Luara replied to Christine's discussion Praise Be Unto He........
"Except that He is more like the ashes of the star fires, and the making of life.  H makes the stars shine ... by being fused into He. and He is fused into carbon (C) and other elements, and became us. "
Aug 28, 2014

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At 6:51pm on July 23, 2014, Luara said…


You might really enjoy the Street Epistemology group at

There are a lot of smart, articulate people there.  Quite nice too.  If you're interested in finding out more about the Socratic method in practice. 

There's a guy who posts videos of his Socratic encounters with religious people, and lots of discussion.

At 6:39am on April 11, 2014, Luara said…

Hi, what "friending" means to me is that I'm ok with exchanging email with the person.  I like your posts and relate to a good deal of what you say.  I'm not ex-religious though. 

At 6:54am on March 8, 2014, Luara said…

the cardiologist laughed and said he wasn't being serious, but figured by telling people to drink that much would make them drink just enough
This is truly unacceptable. People can DIE from too much water.  People have died in water-drinking contests.  You were lucky you weren't so dutiful you followed his advice! 

I suggest complaining about this cardiologist to the medical board or whatever.  It might save someone's life.

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Greetings! Welcome to the site!

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