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support bill to limit RFRAs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Compelledunbeliever Aug 21. 21 Replies

RFRAs (Religious Freedom Restoration Acts) are very dangereous to us freethinkers.  What they do is give the relgious rights that nonreligious do not have thus making us into second class citizens.…Continue

I was just following Holy Orders

Started this discussion. Last reply by eric stone Jun 30. 16 Replies

Don’t you freethinkers, atheists and humanists understand that I’m not guilty? This heretic was threatening my faith, my church, my mosque or my synagogue.  I was just following orders from God, my…Continue

Anyone know of an "emergent phenomenon" that now has been explained on simpler principles?

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Elder Jun 23. 17 Replies

It's been my impression that things that were called emergent years ago have now been explained on the basis of simpler principles. For example reproduction before DNA code was discovered was thought…Continue

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Compelledunbeliever replied to eric stone's discussion support bill to limit RFRAs
"Are you suggesting that we should just use common sense? How would we ever get that passed through Congress!?!???"
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Compelledunbeliever replied to eric stone's discussion support bill to limit RFRAs
"I never thought of it that way. I personally know many people who would be more than qualified to be politicians!!!!!!"
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Daniel Wachenheim replied to eric stone's discussion support bill to limit RFRAs
"Not only is there no law against being stupid, that may be an extra special qualification for some political offices, such as to be governor of Oklahoma."
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Daniel Wachenheim replied to eric stone's discussion support bill to limit RFRAs
"Essential point. If businesses, health care providers axillaries, critical and exxentisl service providers state "I cant do X because you are Y" then they are not just practicing free speech. They are practicing discrimination. If your…"
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Bertold Brautigan replied to eric stone's discussion support bill to limit RFRAs
"Freedom of religion should mean everyone can believe whatever the hell they want. It should not mean people in their professional capacities can force others to conform to their religious beliefs."
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Michael Penn replied to eric stone's discussion support bill to limit RFRAs
"If everyone got involved the best solution for RFRA's would be that both sides had these tremendous imaginary super powers granted by government but each side was prevented from using them. That's just the attention that everyone wanted,…"
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Grinning Cat replied to eric stone's discussion support bill to limit RFRAs
"The "religious freedom restoration acts" are misnamed. They're actually "religious privilege acts" that elevate religious beliefs (or sometimes "sincerely held beliefs") above the law, and above others'…"
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"This is a very slippery slope that is very complex. I believe in personal freedom on the one hand and am very much against discrimination on the other. I do not believe there is a simple solution. If we create draconian laws we will limit freedom.…"
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I am a retired neuroscientist and professor of pschiatry and pharmacology. I headed Westchester Atheists when live in NY and now head Rossmoor Atheists in Rossmoor, Walnut Creek, CA

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At 9:30pm on August 31, 2016, Daniel Wachenheim said…
Hi Eric,
I love Ingersoll. A true inspiration, and a reminder to all of us that Atheism and freethinking are not new, but rather are part of a long tradition.
At 1:01pm on April 17, 2012, Brent Feeney said…

Welcome aboard! =)  Hope you're doing well today...

At 1:52pm on April 15, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 2:11pm on April 14, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, luna! 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 Young Atheist Women, Atheist Singles, Psychology, and possibly Feminist Atheists. 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 11:41am on April 14, 2012, Joseph P said…

Welcome.  Your parents were hippies, weren't they?

Don't get me wrong.  I love the name, but it's usually an indicator of your parents' leanings.  ^.^

 

Oh, and did you mean post-doctoral?  As in you already have a Ph.D.?  Freaking impressive, at your age, if that isn't a typo or misstatement.

At 10:58am on April 14, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hi Luna Maubneits
Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense and science lead to freethinking wisdom --- as you know as an atheist. 
  
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when relatives push their religion on you or your kids

Posted on April 1, 2016 at 3:44pm 1 Comment

Some of us inform them that we will gladly supply them with freethought materials  to help them better understand reality, free of charge. For example you can give them a gift subscription to FFRF's  newsletter, Freethough Today.  Or make a donation to American Atheists, FFRF or some other atheist org in their names.  In other word you can use your secular freedoms to push democracy and free speech. If you hadn't already noticed, we are at war here in the USA for the survival of the…

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