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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

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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

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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

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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

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

This word it new to me so thought I would share it.nullifidianPRONUNCIATION:(nuhl-uh-FID-ee-uhn) MEANING:noun: An atheist: a person who has no religious faith or belief in god(s).adjective: Having no faith or belief.ETYMOLOGY:From Latin nullus (no) + fides (faith). Earliest documented use: 1564.USAGE:“Riding a backlash against centuries of Puritanism and uptight strictures, we’ve turned nullifidian.”James Royson; On Casino…See More
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Bertold Brautigan replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion Sports and the whole thanking god thing - aargh!
"God has far better things to do than help a sports team. Like helping me pass my test that I couldn't be bothered to study for. and getting my gravitationally challenged daughter on the cheerleading team, and making sure I don't have a…"
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Qiana-Maieev replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion Sports and the whole thanking god thing - aargh!
"Don't forget the dream date for the prom."
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Loren Miller replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion Sports and the whole thanking god thing - aargh!
"The idea of some deity helping some hotshot athlete hit a home run while kids are starving in Darfur and elsewhere by the millions to me is the height of absurdity."
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Michael Penn replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion Sports and the whole thanking god thing - aargh!
"Yes, Nascar. I remember it well. Here they come around the track again, and  again, and again. If they are fast enough you will exercise your neck. "
Jun 21
Qiana-Maieev replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion Sports and the whole thanking god thing - aargh!
"I notice there are still crashes..........."
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Rhonda Boyer replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion Sports and the whole thanking god thing - aargh!
"I think my least favorite thing is when my hubby watches Nascar, and they have a minister say a prayer before the national anthem. I get that they would like the racers to be protected and stay safe. Maybe they should say a special thanks to the…"
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Keeping religious exemptions out of the executive order

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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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