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The Dinosaurs and Chump video

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christopher Cosgrove Oct 28. 4 Replies

Hi there - saw this on Slate. Brilliantly prescient about the chump phenomenon. Scary how neatly it fits and highlights the nasty event you guys are experiencing over the. Cheers form a bemused South…Continue

Tags: horror, comedy, dinosaurs, trump

Classic quote from Word of the day - very eloquent

Started this discussion. Last reply by Compelledunbeliever Oct 5. 3 Replies

Just saw this today and think it describes the religious nonsense rather eloquently.Wandering in a vast forest at night, I have only a faint light to guide me. A stranger appears and says to me: 'My…Continue

Tags: quotable, humour

From word of the day - pertains to us - nullifidian. New to me.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Jun 23. 1 Reply

This word it new to me so thought I would share it.nullifidianPRONUNCIATION:(nuhl-uh-FID-ee-uhn) MEANING:noun: An atheist: a…Continue

Tags: atheist, day, the, of, word

Sports and the whole thanking god thing - aargh!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jun 28. 14 Replies

I was watching the end of a rugby match between Ireland and South Africa. South Africa had an incredible comeback and the man of the match naturally thanked his lord jc and all that kind of thing.…Continue

Tags: sport, god, thanking

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Christopher Cosgrove replied to Thomas Murray's discussion Is America getting to be more and more like Buy-N-Large?
"Lots of things talk to you. My pet peeve is the microwave telling my to enjoy my meal. Way too intrusive and embarrassed that it it rarely a meal anyway."
Nov 21
Christopher Cosgrove replied to Michael Penn's discussion The Ramifications of Donald Trump
"Sadly you and maybe us in South Africa are going to find out the ramifications of chump. I am gobsmacked and truly terrified that the vacuous blob is now your leader. Terrifying times ahead. Fuck! Walking around in a daze so can only imagine how you…"
Nov 9
Christopher Cosgrove replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion The Dinosaurs and Chump video
"Scary where to run? Our bunch here are pretty crazy with zuma impervious to any evidence exactly like chump. Haven't watched District 9 - have it but so much to watch."
Oct 28
Jerry Wesner replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion The Dinosaurs and Chump video
"Thanks for the working link.  Might this dinosaur have been modeled on Trump?  The likeness is uncanny.  (I posted this on my Facebook page.)"
Oct 27
Daniel Wachenheim replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion The Dinosaurs and Chump video
"Christopher, that was perfect! Thanks for posting? After the Trump coup - I mean election - will South Africa be accepting a few million boatloads of immigrants from the former USA? Has District 9 been cleared out yet?"
Oct 27
Loren Miller replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion The Dinosaurs and Chump video
"Your link doesn't work (missing a colon after https), but this one does.And yeah it's absolutely on the nose.  The problem is that it's preaching to the choir.  Trump supporters will either ignore it or lambast it (not…"
Oct 27
Christopher Cosgrove posted a discussion

The Dinosaurs and Chump video

Hi there - saw this on Slate. Brilliantly prescient about the chump phenomenon. Scary how neatly it fits and highlights the nasty event you guys are experiencing over the. Cheers form a bemused South AfricaTrump and the dinosaurs show compared.See More
Oct 27
Christopher Cosgrove replied to Daniel Wachenheim's discussion Can you imagine this in the hands of theocracy?
"Frank Zappa touched on this kind of thing a while ago.  FRANK ZAPPA LYRICS "I'm The Slime" [backing vocals Tina Turner & The Ikettes]I am gross and pervertedI'm obsessed 'n derangedI have existed for yearsBut…"
Oct 8
Compelledunbeliever replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion Classic quote from Word of the day - very eloquent
"It expresses the universal theology of all theist, you must have faith. That is you must believe in the unbelievable. Unfortunately this is the very qualifying test of the unreasonable. All religions that are invalid require faith because they are…"
Oct 5
Jerry Wesner liked Christopher Cosgrove's discussion Classic quote from Word of the day - very eloquent
Oct 5
Grinning Cat replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion Classic quote from Word of the day - very eloquent
"Reposting this expanded "Black Cat Analogy": (posted by Kandice Goldenbeld) "
Oct 5
Grinning Cat liked Christopher Cosgrove's discussion Classic quote from Word of the day - very eloquent
Oct 5
Loren Miller replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion Classic quote from Word of the day - very eloquent
"Theology is never any help; it is searching in a dark cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn't there.-- Robert A. Heinlein, JOB: A Comedy of Justice"
Oct 5
Christopher Cosgrove posted a discussion

Classic quote from Word of the day - very eloquent

Just saw this today and think it describes the religious nonsense rather eloquently.Wandering in a vast forest at night, I have only a faint light to guide me. A stranger appears and says to me: 'My friend, you should blow out your candle in order to find your way more clearly.' The stranger is a theologian. -Denis Diderot, philosopher (5 Oct 1713-1784) See More
Oct 5
Christopher Cosgrove replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Howdy I'm happy to be here!
"Welcome. I think you should listen to the Bar Room Atheist podcast to get some insight from the point of view of a married couple Bill and Suzy who have changed. Suzy was reluctant to join but once Bill came out as an atheist she had to start…"
Aug 2
Christopher Cosgrove liked James's discussion Paradox of Free Speech
Jul 27

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Keeping religious exemptions out of the executive order

Posted on June 17, 2014 at 8:00am 4 Comments

Greetings from South Africa.

GetEQUAL

Dear Christopher --

For the past two years, GetEQUAL and our community of organizers have worked…

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When refuting that ridiculous notion that religion is a science who would be our heroes?

Posted on June 3, 2014 at 9:12am 7 Comments

I was just pondering the above question when you hear people accusing non believers of having science as their religion. A patently ridiculous notion but I think it would be amusing to list our gods (heroes) and how the list is constantly growing or being eliminated as we learn more.

And is there a single book or even one pure science example?

So many heroes that we could be accused of worshipping or should that be honouring?

Aristotle,Socrates,Newton,Dawkins, Darwin,…

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At 7:07am on May 23, 2013, Randall Smith said…

I somehow came across one of your comments which mentioned Alison Krauss. Her "Wayfarin' Stranger" blows me away (Union Station group)! Yeah, it is "religious", but I look beyond that. I'll check on your reference.

At 3:16am on October 13, 2012, Wendy Noder said…

Hello.  I am new to the nontheist site, and it appears many members are very young.  That is sort of cool, actually, but I was pleased to read your profile.  I am 62.  My mother was the daughter of a Congregational Bishop and on her death bed confided to me she didn't believe all "that nonsense" about heaven and hell.  What a weight off of my shoulders, as I also was a non-believer by then.  

I show American Paint horses as a hobby.  I live in northern Michigan.  We have had snow already!  It didn't stick but is cold and frosts almost every morning.  

My parents visited your country in the 1970's.  My mother said it was the most beautiful country she ever visited, and they traveled around the world.  Unfortunately, she bought into the "vacant land" theory of white colonization.  

Is religion pervasive in your government as much as it is ours?  It reminds me of the old serfdom ideology of soothing the wretched masses into accepting their fate as they will be the ones to go to heaven, not the wealthy.  

I am a retired school social worker.  Our schools are in big trouble right now due to tax cuts starving the public services.  I got out at the right time, but it still saddens me.  I am happy my child is out of school.  It is not a good situation.

Well, thanks for reading, I am enjoying the site. It is comforting to know there are lots of folks out there that believe in science and not mythology.  I've always felt on the outside looking in.  --Wendy

At 12:04am on April 12, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 5:48pm on April 11, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Christopher! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. You might also like The Knife & ForkPolitics, Economics & Religion and Wine. After you've searched for stuff that interests you 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 12:39pm on April 11, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello Christopher
You are so right.
Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense leads to freethinking wisdom --- as you will know being a long time atheist. 
  
We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 680 discussion topics and 3400 members.
 
 
 

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