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Impact of Spotlight winning Oscar?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Loren Miller Feb 29. 3 Replies

How do you think the catholics are going to deal with the film Spotlight winning the Oscar? I haven't seen it yet but have heard extensive discussions and it is pretty hard to refute the extent of…Continue

Tags: up, oscar, winner, cover, abuse

Haj deaths - tragic but hard not to laugh

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 30, 2015. 10 Replies

I am listening to a radio discussion on the sad deaths at the haj pilgrimage. It is a talk about poor crowd management but everybody acts as though this is a sane and valid visit where are chasing…Continue

Tags: holy, places, at, tragedy, dissonance

Going to put the creationist in even more turmoil

Started this discussion. Last reply by Atheist in FundyLand Sep 16, 2015. 27 Replies

They just have named a new hominid - Homo Naledi. Found 14/16 complete skeletons unlike previous discoveries which were usually just fragments. Very exciting discovery. Check out the article from BBC…Continue

Tags: skeletons, complete, species, new

Fundamentalism - hard not to be paranoid?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gerald Payne Sep 5, 2015. 4 Replies

Hi there - here is a short clip from the BBC worth a watch. I guess the US has it fair view of nut jobs just on the other side of the lunacy. The people are all so reasonable when they are in the…Continue

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Christopher Cosgrove replied to Michael Penn's discussion Bathroom Transgender Hysteria
"It is frightening how such a non issue gets so much air time. What the hell do the god botherers get up to in the toilets that it concerns them so much? Perhaps talks to their repression and fantasy world  more than anything else. Here in South…"
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Christopher Cosgrove replied to Dominiq's discussion What's in a name? (If you are atheist BUT your given name has religious meaning)
"I am one of those sorts with the name Christopher. Don't like Chris and when I have the god bothering types who get it wrong, I suggest that I am considering shortening it to christ which amuses me. They don't get it wrong again. "
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Christopher Cosgrove replied to eric stone's discussion Is Leonard Cohen really just selling religion in new updated wrapper?
"Hi Eric - I am a huge fan but he certainly is based in the god bothering/spiritual/religion arena. But some of his best songs such as "Democracy" are very political. His album "The Future" is well checking out as it avoids that…"
Mar 22
Loren Miller replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion Impact of Spotlight winning Oscar?
"Bertold, I don't really expect the Vatican to learn ANYTHING.  My hope, though badly strained, is that PEOPLE will come to learn something more of the horror that the survivors of priest child abuse went through, and more importantly,…"
Feb 29
Bertold Brautigan replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion Impact of Spotlight winning Oscar?
"Ultimately you're probably right, Loren, as far as any long-term results are concerned. It's just not likely in the cards that the Vatican would actually learn and change anything just because of this film. You can bet there are some…"
Feb 29
Loren Miller replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion Impact of Spotlight winning Oscar?
"The Academy has made political statements in the past with some of their Best Picture awards, and sometimes the winners had their own statements to make (Michael Moore).  It would be nice to believe that Spotlight winning would have an impact…"
Feb 29
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Impact of Spotlight winning Oscar?

How do you think the catholics are going to deal with the film Spotlight winning the Oscar? I haven't seen it yet but have heard extensive discussions and it is pretty hard to refute the extent of the cover ups and complicity of the church. I hope to get a friend to watch it. He goes to the catholic church and I have pointed out to him that if he supports them with his attendance, he is complicit in the abuse. This winning the oscar is going to make it hard to ignore. Fun times ahead!See More
Feb 29
Christopher Cosgrove replied to roland707's discussion September 23 doomsday conspiracies
"Listen to the latest edition of the Skepticrat from Noah Lugeons and Heath Enright of Scathing Atheist fame. They do a great skit on the whole conspiracy theory thing. Very funny.Skepticrat on the conspiracy theory thing  It is about 8-10…"
Feb 22
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"Just started watching. Fascinating. Thanks"
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"Nice Justin - assume you are a fan of the Herd Mentality podcast. Adam does brilliant Ray Comfort skits."
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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.


Dear Christopher --

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


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. 
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