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My cult (very long; see end for list of local fronts)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Compelledunbeliever Jan 26. 2 Replies

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Junior Atheist League girl power, 1926

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Jan 20. 1 Reply

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Josh Karpf replied to Chris's discussion State of The Union Address
"Why “disgusting”? I’m politically informed yet I need a scorecard to tell the players as I watch. Better people depend on critical analyses if they’re going to pay minimal attention."
Jan 31
Josh Karpf replied to Carrot Hare's discussion Atheists around the world! ASSEMBLE!
"Hi from NYC, in Manhattan the past few years but returning to my beloved Brooklyn soon. I was a member till a few years ago. Atheist communities are great, in part, for reminding us that we are a community, not alone, not unique. I know I'm not…"
Jan 28
Josh Karpf replied to Lauren Ell's discussion Being atheist does not mean I obsess over religion
"Lauren, I'm not finding your personal advocacy of Republican politics any more persuasive for atheists than the Republican politicking anyone can experience. For credibility's sake, will you say more about whom you specifically represent…"
Jan 28
Josh Karpf liked Loren Miller's discussion Thousands of teens will undergo 'conversion therapy' in near future, study estimates (NBC News)
Jan 27
Josh Karpf replied to Loren Miller's discussion Thousands of teens will undergo 'conversion therapy' in near future, study estimates (NBC News) in the group Atheist News
"In NJ, which the article doesn’t mention (I live. nearby in NYC), it was indeed Christian groups, like the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality and the American Association of Christian Counselors, that litigated to…"
Jan 27
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Jan 27
Compelledunbeliever replied to Josh Karpf's discussion My cult (very long; see end for list of local fronts)
"Wow what a story!  It is good for people to see what appears to be ligit can be somthing else. Mine was called The First United Methodist Church. They are usually considered moderate, Mine consisted of extreme fundamentalist."
Jan 26
tom sarbeck replied to Josh Karpf's discussion My cult (very long; see end for list of local fronts)
"Josh, I too was once in a well-organized cult that demanded everything of its followers: Roman Catholicism. In 1957 I quit and everything in my life improved."
Jan 26
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My cult (very long; see end for list of local fronts)

I took this blurry cell-phone photo at a street fair. It's the table of the Coalition for Concerned Legal Professionals, which is a front for a Stalinist political cult that I used to help many years ago when I thought it was a liberal group that helped migrants. The woman on the left is jumping out of the frame. This is how I know…See More
Jan 26
Josh Karpf replied to Lauren Ell's discussion Being atheist does not mean I obsess over religion
"This reminds me of anti-choice groups, which claimed to be feminist, complaining of exclusion from the feminist DC Women’s March last year (https://nytimes.com/2017/01/18/us/womens-march-abortion.html ). And, for decades now, queer groups…"
Jan 22
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Religion has so many connections to political and economic beliefs, there needs to be a place to identify linkages, problems, goals, options, action plans and evaluation criteria.  See More
Jan 21
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Jan 21
Michael Penn replied to Josh Karpf's discussion Junior Atheist League girl power, 1926
"Interesting about Utley. I had forgotten all about her or McPherson. When reading backgrounds of early pioneers in religion you can note how some were almost connected at one time. I'm ex-Pentecostal and the early Methodists were sometimes…"
Jan 20
Josh Karpf replied to Lauren Ell's discussion Being atheist does not mean I obsess over religion
"Criticizing atheist groups as "obsess[ed] with religion" in your short post mischaracterizes their activism, and evades the real reason you disagree with such progressive partisanship: the conservative ideals you promote in your longer…"
Jan 20
Josh Karpf replied to Chris's discussion Recyclables
"Here in NYC, "Meat, bones, and dairy are all accepted. . . .The conditions at NYC’s industrial composting facilities allows for the breakdown of these materials."  The city's front-yard/sidewalk compost bins are extra-study…"
Jan 20
Josh Karpf posted a discussion

Junior Atheist League girl power, 1926

Please enjoy, via this link to a full-resolution image, a dramatic rant of a 1926 news story about Junior Atheist League teen spokesperson Christine Walker, and activist Charles Lee Smith's American Association for the Advancement of Atheism, daring to criticize barnstorming Pentecostal teen preacher Uldine Utley, who was, in turn, a disciple of Aimee Semple McPherson.Utley, a revivalist child star ("exploited," warned the…See More
Jan 19

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God? Loud Denials and a Few Shrugs (New York Times)

Posted on August 10, 2003 at 7:30am 0 Comments

God? Loud Denials and a Few Shrugs

By ERIN CHAN

AUG. 10, 2003

SITTING in on a social meeting of the New York City Atheists can be like walking through Times Square for the very first time.

A flurry of philosophical ideas assaults your senses. Arguments and theories dart into your…

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Atheists at Ground Zero (New York Times letter to the editor)

Posted on October 18, 2001 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Atheists at Ground Zero

To the Editor:

I hope that the out-of-town proselytizers in Lower Manhattan who approach those upset by terrorism will discover some local secular pleasures and stop preying on New Yorkers (''Delivering the Gospel to Ground Zero's Streets,'' news article, Oct. 18). Maybe they will learn…

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