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John B Hodges replied to Pat's discussion Christian Monk to Lesbian Witches - We Used To Burn People Like You
"Some years back I attended some meetings of a student group of pagans on a nearby campus, seeking to educate myself about modern paganism. I had explained that I was an atheist, not seeking to join but just to learn. One evening in the course of…"
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Michael Penn commented on John B Hodges's blog post Comment on Camille Paglia's interview on Salon, July 29, 2015
"Regarding the interview, Paglia seems like an intelligent woman. That doesn't make politics and religion "art." I reserve the right to be snarky about religion simply because there is no valid evidence that any of it is true. I was…"
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Michael Penn commented on John B Hodges's blog post Comment on Camille Paglia's interview on Salon, July 29, 2015
"Actually, John, it has no relevance to your post. Sorry about that. What difference would it make if Jesus was caucasian? It's an impossibility. Then Michaelangelo came along and made if possible through his painting. Later, black people all…"
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John B Hodges commented on John B Hodges's blog post Comment on Camille Paglia's interview on Salon, July 29, 2015
"Michael Penn, certainly there are many Christians who think of Jesus as Caucasian. But if he really was Caucasian, what difference would that make? I'm afraid I don't see what relevance your comment has to my post, nor anything else."
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Michael Penn commented on John B Hodges's blog post Comment on Camille Paglia's interview on Salon, July 29, 2015
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John B Hodges replied to Bill_Hicks_Worshipper's discussion The reason Jesus' sacrifice doesn't make sense
"Many other problems with the theory besides this. The whole idea of substitutionary atonement(1) for Original Sin(2) by blood sacrifice(3) makes no sense."
Mar 18
John B Hodges replied to Matt Gabe's discussion The afterlife should still matter to atheists
"I received a revelation from God last Thursday. God has decided that the system of Heaven and Hell was just not working. Torturing prisoners had grown boring, and hymns of praise even more boring. So he has abolished Heaven and Hell and set up a…"
Jan 25
Michael Penn commented on John B Hodges's blog post Essay- "The Other People" by Oberon Zell
"A well put together tale that would make a lot of sense to anyone unless they are a dyed in the wool believe every word true in the Bible type person. What believers want to do instead is tell "incest stories" in order to get these…"
Nov 13, 2014
Grinning Cat commented on John B Hodges's blog post Essay- "The Other People" by Oberon Zell
"Thanks for sharing that! I especially appreciate the description of Oberon, Diane, and Morning Glory's home (no need to put on clothes to have your morning tea!), as well as the parallel between the serpent and Prometheus. Apropos: Dr.…"
Nov 12, 2014
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Essay- "The Other People" by Oberon Zell

(This is an article by a man named Oberon Zell, founder (if I recall Correctly) of the Church of All Worlds. I think it deserves wider distribution. -JBH)============================================="We Are the Other People" by Oberon Zell"Ding-dong!" goes the doorbell. Is it Avon calling? Or perhaps Ed McMahon with my three million dollars? No, it's Yahweh's Witlesses again, just wanting to have a nice little chat about the Bible... Boy, did they ever come to the wrong house!So we invite them…See More
Nov 12, 2014
John B Hodges commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post An exhaustive study of THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
"Very similar to a post I made some time back, "The Uncensored Ten Commandments"; I found a place where the Second clearly gets the death penalty also. see http://www.atheistnexus.org/profiles/blogs/the-uncensored-ten"
Sep 22, 2014
Michael Penn commented on John B Hodges's blog post reference comment re. "This country was founded on Christian Principles"
"America was founded on christian principles, eh? If that's the case, there should be mention of christianity and Jesus all through the US Constitution ... and yet there is NOT ... ONE ... REFERENCE to god or Jesus in all of that document.…"
Aug 15, 2014
Bertold Brautigan commented on John B Hodges's blog post reference comment re. "This country was founded on Christian Principles"
"Soldier - you are so right. And that coupling began with Reagan and was fully consummated with Bush the Dumber. Both the Christian and Muslim religions are death cults, and fabulous tools for those pulling the strings."
Aug 14, 2014
Christian Soldier commented on John B Hodges's blog post reference comment re. "This country was founded on Christian Principles"
"Theocrats hold forth a vision of America as a "promised land." A people (preferably white and Anglo Saxon) bequeathed by God in holding dominion over the rest of the world. It all rolls into Aryan and Teutonic racist mythology. Painting…"
Aug 14, 2014
Bertold Brautigan commented on John B Hodges's blog post reference comment re. "This country was founded on Christian Principles"
"Maybe I'm a bit more cynical, but I think they may understand the difference with crystal clarity. They're just trying to change it."
Aug 14, 2014

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Comment on Camille Paglia's interview on Salon, July 29, 2015

Posted on July 29, 2015 at 8:08pm 4 Comments

Camille Paglia has an interview posted on Salon July 29, 2015

http://www.salon.com/2015/07/29/camille_paglia_takes_on_jon_stewart_trump_sanders_liberals_think_of_themselves_as_very_open_minded_but_that%E2%80%99s_simply_not_true/

Two points. 

First, politics is not performance art. The State is…

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Essay- "The Other People" by Oberon Zell

Posted on November 12, 2014 at 9:39am 2 Comments

(This is an article by a man named Oberon Zell, founder (if I recall Correctly) of the Church of All Worlds. I think it deserves wider distribution. -JBH)

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"We Are the Other People" by Oberon Zell

"Ding-dong!" goes the doorbell. Is it Avon calling? Or perhaps Ed McMahon with my three million dollars? No, it's Yahweh's Witlesses again, just wanting to have a nice little chat about the Bible... Boy, did they ever come to the…

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reference comment re. "This country was founded on Christian Principles"

Posted on August 13, 2014 at 4:22pm 9 Comments

I have always wanted to ask WHAT "Christian Principles" they think this country was based on. "Please quote for me something Jesus taught that we could recognize as a founding principle of the United States." Not laying up treasures on Earth, but instead selling all you have and distributing to the poor? Not resisting evil, but instead turning the other cheek? Following the entire Law of Moses down to the last Iota, except the dietary laws? Abstaining from all sin even in your thoughts, even…

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Reference comment on Christianity

Posted on May 25, 2014 at 6:05am 1 Comment

As an atheist I spent some years reading philosophy to gain an understanding of the secular foundations of ethics, and reached an understanding that satisfied me. (for those interested, see http://www.atheistnexus.org/pr... ). Then I heard a Christian declare that the Absolute Truth about ethics was the teachings of Jesus. So I asked "What DOES Jesus teach about ethics?" I went through the…

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At 9:20am on July 15, 2011, Daniel W said…
Hi, Your comment on "the Plain Truth" reminded me of my own past reading their literature.  WWCG had a big influence on me as a child and teenager.  WIthout them I don't know if I would have become atheist.
At 10:18am on September 14, 2010, Donald R Barbera said…
I need you as an editor. Every prize I won in the journalism field really belonged to my editor who made it presentable for public consumption--unsung heroes
At 12:31pm on January 16, 2010, Stephen Goldin said…
Welcome to the SFF group. Hope you have a lot of fun here.
At 9:28pm on October 30, 2009, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Welcome to this excellent site whose members quietly recognise that religion is a fraud, and God and gods nothing but fictions and superstitions in the heads of the credulous.

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