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Added by Jay Forrest on July 7, 2015 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Epidsode 9 Monu"mental"

This week we hear another update from Jeff Stilwell on his lightning march.

We also cover the Oklahoma 10 Commandments, Christian Flags and In God We Trust.

And don’t forget the Mr. Potter Award.

We also touched on one of Robert’s other passions, The Original Motto Project.

Find us on Facebook, and …

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Added by Robert Ray on July 6, 2015 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Religion and the Failure of Liberal Thought

Criticizing an ideology is often difficult, prone to hyperbole and notorious for, at least in the mind’s eye of the believer, being unable to differentiate ideas from the adherents themselves. When this ideology is a religion, all of these difficulties become like Bruce Banner when he gets angry.…

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Added by David Teachout on July 6, 2015 at 11:02am — No Comments

Faith Leading to Mob-Rule

The Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case has been handed down and then expanded quietly. The immediate response has been nearly constant criticism, calls for women to rise up and declarations of impending religious rule. I've hardly been lacking in reticence for my own shrill…

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Added by David Teachout on July 5, 2015 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

Friendly Neighborhood Atheist - Steam Gaming Group is growing

Would you like to have the company of fellow non-theists on Steam?

 

My Steam group is growing with new members joining daily.

Now we are over…

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Added by Steph S. on July 3, 2015 at 9:08am — No Comments

It's Not The Hatfield and The McCoys...But It's Pretty Close

You know, I love mug shots where the perps have big grins on their faces. Specifically, the cat ate the canary kind of look. This week’s headlines managed to present one that couldn’t be missed, and dare I say, I think there are even twinkles in the eyes of these men. In the…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on July 2, 2015 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Christianity Forced to Accept Gays

We have all probably seen annoying posts by Christians that say "love thy neighbor" and insisting that they be accepting of gays and marriage equality. That is nice. I do like to see Christians rationalizing on how to be accepting of others. But let us not forget that per their faith their position of acceptance is unwarranted.



Leviticus 20:13 (their god's law relayed by Moses)

"If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is… Continue

Added by Gregory Phillip Dearth on June 30, 2015 at 5:25pm — 3 Comments

OH, Grow Up! Marriage Hypocrites

It is past time for American religionist to grow up. For decades, Christians used the  Bible to force their religion on others to conform to their beliefs while egregiously failing to follow their own beliefs, which they want to force on others. The US Supreme Court's decision to approve gay marriage across the…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on June 30, 2015 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

If there were a god

If there were a god he/she/it would be giving the same message to each nation on every continent. The imperative would be to live in peace with justice for all. The purpose would be to create a world of people making the decisions in the interest of the health of individuals, tribes, communities, and nations. There would be no fight over doctrine. There would be an emphasis on community building. Voluntary population control would be part of the litany. The focus would be on cleanliness to…

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Added by Joan Denoo on June 30, 2015 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Episode 8-Marriage

On this episode we get an update from Jeff Stilwell and his Lightning March. We also cover the SCOTUS ruling on marriage and the reaction from the religious right.



Join us this weekend at the Freethought 4th of July Picnic. Bring a yummy dish to share, Play games and meet interesting people.



Learn about what the SCOTUS has to say about same Sex Marriage and how the right has reacted to it.





The Potter award…

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Added by Robert Ray on June 29, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Safety Of The Grave

America has an addiction to guns. So much so, we have the largest gun lobby in the world- the NRA -with members serving in our government. This heavily skews gun rights advocacy and regulation, often stunting bipartisan ties during critical legislation opportunities. How did our constitutional right to be armed if our government needs us, or…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on June 29, 2015 at 11:24am — 2 Comments

An Epicurean Answers Habakkuk's Questions

It's rare to encounter a prophet who acknowledges the powerlessness of his gods to bring good, destroy evil, and fix the world. Rarer still to find one who acknowledges the evils that religion brings upon humanity. Habakkuk is one of the lesser, little-known prophets from the Old Testament, and one who bore witness against his own god and questioned him about the existence of evil, injustice, and suffering in the world. His disappointment is typical of those who …

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Added by Hiram on June 29, 2015 at 9:33am — 1 Comment

The Week of Being Happy and Pissed Off

The week of 21 June, 2015 is likely one of the more momentous of the past several years or more that I am aware of.  It was a week of amazing and impactful news, incredibly GOOD news from where I sit, news which will be far more benefit than detriment in the long haul or so I’d be willing to wager.  Though all of those stories are important and worthy of comment, it is one in particular on which I wish to record a few thoughts.



And that is the confirmation by the United States…

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Added by Loren Miller on June 29, 2015 at 9:25am — 7 Comments

Medicare and the American mistake.

Medicare and the American mistake                                                                                                            

While rising costs in healthcare are becoming a serious burden to European governments who pick up the bill for their citizens health, the fear of electoral suicide prevents them from considering any form of private sector involvement.  The provision of healthcare, free at the point of…

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Added by Gerald Payne on June 28, 2015 at 6:02am — 2 Comments

Whoa—Put on the Brakes!

Gay and lesbian couples around the nation can now legally marry. It is indeed a victory for equality, love and unity. It is a step in the United States moving into the 20th century. It is a potential financial bonanza for wedding planners, cake makers and flower shops. It’s all coming up roses. In…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on June 26, 2015 at 10:53pm — 6 Comments

Bigotry is Finally Losing Ground in the US.

Original version with pictures and hyperlinks to sources can be found here:

http://showmeskeptic.blogspot.com/2015/06/bigotry-is-finally-losing-ground-in-us.html

This past week has been a political whirlwind. One the equality front civil liberties are winning, but on the economic front, the nation took a blow. The New York Times has covered the Trans-Pacific Partnership quite well.…

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Added by Eric Biggers (Show Me Skeptic) on June 26, 2015 at 8:57pm — 3 Comments

DUI Story

Thanks, Judy. Here's a vignette about “DUI Story.”  I've always considered Shakespeare to be the greatest writer. Not just for great stories, but many of his verses are a pleasure to listen to, just like music. Romeo and Juliette's balcony scene, surely Hamlet's…

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Added by Richard Goscicki on June 25, 2015 at 1:21pm — 1 Comment

Abraham's Excellent Adventure (The Thinking Atheist)

Anyone who listens to The Thinking Atheist radio podcasts knows well what kind of storyteller Seth Andrews is - damned good!  That said, Opus 227 of his offerings is especially noteworthy.  In this specific piece, Seth relates a variation on the story of Abraham and Isaac.  This story was originally written by one Edwin A. Suominen, of Ed Suominen's Shitty Little Blog.  Edwin has about as much patience with the bible in general and the…

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Added by Loren Miller on June 24, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Charleston; Exactly What New Lesson Was God Imparting?

As any decent human knows the slaughter of innocent people in any gathering, be it a movie theatre, a food franchise, a school or a church is a crime where the death of the perpetrator does little to overcome the immensity of the deaths of innocents much less the mental suffering of family, friends, and society at large.



It may seem callous to ask why it is that God never seems to in any way intervene in dissuading the killer, warning the the victims or just preventing the whole… Continue

Added by Mojo on June 23, 2015 at 6:31pm — 11 Comments

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