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Ted Cruz's opening remark in Indiana

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel W on Saturday. 15 Replies

The first thing Cruz said when he got to the podium in Indiana was "GodBless Indiana." It's a lucky thing that God was listening because He didn't know that He was supposed to do that today.Continue

Tags: bless, god, speech, indiana, cruz

"Dog groomers.com" has One Nation Under God on its trucks

Started this discussion. Last reply by eric stone Apr 26. 8 Replies

Just happened to be driving behind one of its vehicles and was really miffed when I saw their bumper sticker sign.   Don't dare give any business to all those secular atheist dog groomers, eh? What a…Continue

Tags: atheist, hate, company, religious, groomers

More words we atheists can use in our struggle with religion

Started this discussion. Last reply by tom sarbeck yesterday. 18 Replies

I previously suggested we start using the term "god-myth" instead of god whenever the occasion arises.I am  now adding to this list the suggestion that we use the term "religious totalitarianism"…Continue

Tags: dictatorship, democracy, totalitarianism, religious, tyranny

a great 2011 article by Frank Schaeffer on religion and the 1%

Started this discussion. Last reply by Loren Miller Apr 12. 8 Replies

it is also fairly short…Continue

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tom sarbeck replied to eric stone's discussion More words we atheists can use in our struggle with religion
"The establishment Repubs earned their problem. They needed the xian vote to win elections but, and happily for us, did not reward the xians by enacting their social program. In short. establishment Repubs exploited the xians. Trump found the…"
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Daniel W replied to eric stone's discussion More words we atheists can use in our struggle with religion
"Cruz seems to relish being hated.  This strikes me as the ultimate bully psychology - to thrive on being loathed and feared.  To call him Lucifer incarnate, and refer to him as a miserable son-of-a-bitch, feeds his ego, reassures him that…"
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Daniel W replied to eric stone's discussion Ted Cruz's opening remark in Indiana
"I don't think we'll have a total takeover of the US by christianist forces, but  I do think there would be repurcussions, with more demonization and marginalization of non-christians or people who don't fit the christianist…"
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Loren Miller replied to eric stone's discussion Ted Cruz's opening remark in Indiana
"They'll try ... whereupon the atheists and the less-than-fundamentalist christians and other somewhat more sensible believers will react after a fashion none of us has ever seen before ... I HOPE!I'd like to think that dominionist…"
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Michael Penn replied to eric stone's discussion Ted Cruz's opening remark in Indiana
"Having not been around my wife in the last 2 years, Jerry, I'm reminded of a recent phone conversation that we had. She does not share my atheist views but I have her laughing when I recall the preacher asking in his sermon "do you know…"
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eric stone replied to eric stone's discussion More words we atheists can use in our struggle with religion
"Tom, I don't think that authoritarian conveys the situation in America where suppression of the criticism of religion comes widely from a good part of the population. Of course we're splitting hairs here as authoritarian societies can have…"
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Jerry Wesner replied to eric stone's discussion Ted Cruz's opening remark in Indiana
"I always enjoy watching people speaking before an audience telling the creator of the universe what to do.  As if they have superior knowledge or judgment."
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Jerry Wesner liked eric stone's discussion Ted Cruz's opening remark in Indiana
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Gary S replied to eric stone's discussion Ted Cruz's opening remark in Indiana
"If he becomes president I think we will watch the next coming of the Salem, NE witch trial and the Spanish inquisition."
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Michael Penn replied to eric stone's discussion Ted Cruz's opening remark in Indiana
"Vampira was strictly her creation and a forerunner of Elvira, Queen of the Dark. She was Mailia Nurmi and Tor Johnson (Tore Johansson) was a Swedish wrestler. They each did a few movies. "
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Daniel W replied to eric stone's discussion Ted Cruz's opening remark in Indiana
"I hope so as well - and that he shows the leadership to campaign for his followers to do the same, especially vote."
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Bertold Brautigan replied to eric stone's discussion Ted Cruz's opening remark in Indiana
"Yes, Tor Johnson and Vampira ("I don't have to blow some goddamn dentist to get a part.") make quite the lovely couple. (Stole it from A|N on farcebook.) Thanks for the memories, Ed Wood Jr.!"
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Daniel W replied to eric stone's discussion Ted Cruz's opening remark in Indiana
"Oh - much more attractive than I thought."
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Loren Miller replied to eric stone's discussion Ted Cruz's opening remark in Indiana
"Have to say, I don't see Bernie as a sore loser.  He recognizes how bad the GOP has gotten and the damage they could do to this country.  He may go all the way to Philly ... but I think he'll be a mensch once he gets there."
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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 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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