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Ceremonial Deism

Posted on May 28, 2012 at 11:30pm 2 Comments

If you want to hear me rant, just mention ceremonial deism. The courts have stated the the god in In God We Trust is so meaningless that it is not religious. Yet, citizens still use the fact the In God We Trust (IGWT) is our motto to continue the myth that the U.S. is a Christian nation. Yes, maybe to you justices IGWT is so ridiculous that it is meaningless, but to millions of Americans, it says, "We are a Christian Nation." E. Pluribus…

Gay Marriage Debate

Posted on April 27, 2012 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

I listened to the Gay Marriage episode on Unbelievable episode 4/21/12 ( and I must say something about this Catholic anti-gay marriage advocate’s arguments. …


Humanism is Tribalism on Steroids

Posted on April 23, 2012 at 12:12am 12 Comments

Humanism is Tribalism on Steroids

                Many theists have difficulty in understanding how atheist/humanists get their morals if they did not get them by stealing them from Christianity. The answer is really quite simple: Tribalism evolved to become more and more inclusive until it reached all of humanity.

As descendants of a common primate ancestor, bonobos and Homo sapiens demonstrate altruistic behavior.  …


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At 12:09am on May 22, 2010, Roy The Infidel said…
Hi, Rudy.

Can you re-post the article on Craig Venter in the main A|N discussion forum?

At 10:53pm on May 17, 2010, BilLee Miller said…
In answer to your question, yes, strictly speaking both pantheism and paganism do qualify as nontheistic. There is actually a movement promoting scientific pantheism. Theism is the traditional concept of a god that is omnibenevolent, omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent. So yes, paganism is nontheistic but unlike pantheism is often uncomfortable with that fact. Paganism is usually polytheistic which has a variety of different conceptions of what they mean by gods from the traditional Greek, Roman, German, Norse, Hindu, Celt, etc. pantheons to simply "deifying" ideas like discord, environmentalism, feminism, liberty, etc. So always let a pagan define themselves for you and shouldn't get into too much trouble. Also, that will give you a chance to make a polite case against supernaturalism at least for those that are simply "deifying" concepts.
At 12:13am on May 17, 2010, BilLee Miller said…
Thanky you for joining my group on nontheistic religion.
At 1:49pm on May 8, 2010, John Jubinsky said…
Hi Rudy! Have a very happy birthday.
At 5:15pm on February 19, 2010, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
We are pleased to welcome you here, Rudy Rudell of California,
among the sensible, rational people of this world who, like you, recognise religion for the superstition and fraud that it is --- and that God and gods are nothing but fictions inside people's heads.

Terry Meaden (physicist; academic)
originator of the busy discussion group
"ORIGINS: Universe, Life, Earth, Humankind, Fossils, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 250 discussion topics.

We invite you to come and see, and to make good new friends.
At 11:06pm on February 17, 2010, Atheist Princess said…
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