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BE SURE OF WHAT YOU SPEAK

Recently, a friend on Facebook made a brave break by positing that Christianity hangs about the necks of African Americans like a millstone and is responsible for much pain and suffering. Of course, his claim was immediately rejected and shot down with some even saying that "My Jesus would never do such a…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on July 24, 2017 at 10:30am — 10 Comments

The world needs a newer, better religion. A religion based on evolutionary law.

This is the beginning of my attempt to create a religion based not on a god or gods, but on our understanding of the evolutionary forces that created us and what they can teach us about how to survive and thrive in our evolutionary universe. https://youtu.be/PdZhNSBbjaM

Added by Paul Tripp on July 23, 2017 at 6:32pm — 3 Comments

A Collision at the Intersection of Islam and Feminism

My article on Islam, Feminism, and how incompatible they are just got published by the Alt Left Journal. See it here: https://altleftjournal.wordpress.com/2017/07/22/islam-and-feminism/

Added by Paul Tripp on July 22, 2017 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Campaigning: Take Back Our Country

While campaigning I had a group (8-10) of protesters at my rally saying all sorts of things, which is their right. However, when they came to shouting “Take Back Our Country” I was deeply offended but I didn’t show it. Instead, I gave them a history lesson about “our”’ country starting with the genocide of Native American Indians through slavery. My trail is already difficult and my chances of winning are an…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on July 20, 2017 at 8:51am — 2 Comments

A Never-Ending Battle?

I have no illusions that there’s an endgame.  These problems never go away.  You have to educate every single generation about this and make sure it doesn’t creep back into our society.  There’s no sense in which the job is ever done.

-- Tim Gill



Just for the record, Tim Gill is a software engineer and rights advocate, who has been an integral part of the thrust for LGBTQ equality.  His influence spans from the 2003 Goodridge v Dept. of Public Health case to the…

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Added by Loren Miller on July 12, 2017 at 8:00am — 10 Comments

I Haven't Croaked

I've been so busy trying to get new Congresspeople elected for the 2018 elections that I haven't come past. I have a bunch of stuff I want to drop out here for opinions and reactions. I'm also busy running for City Council. I call it working from the inside. I will start again in a few weeks.

Don

Added by Donald R Barbera on July 11, 2017 at 1:50pm — 9 Comments

The Ten Commandments of Common Sense

  1. Thou shalt not need to fear a god or gods to practice morality. Were you raised by wolves or something?
  2. Okay this jealous god shit was more important than thou shalt not rape, thou shalt not beat and/or molest children, thou shalt not bully sexual partners, thou shalt not fuck relatives or beasts; and thou shalt not enslave? But yeah, don't buy a fucking Hari Krishna incense burner thingamajig because your god thinks it's worse than fucking the dog.
  3. What kind of god…
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Added by Jennifer Miller on July 9, 2017 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

How to transform our Irrational Society

There might be many ways of doing this, but my way is this. Forget some of the older people whose ideas are ossified & calcified. Let them wallow in their delusions as long as they are happy in their illusory world. But catch hold of your children, grandchildren at an impressionable age and do the following:

- To counter worshiping god(s) to fulfill their desires, teach them that human beings are capable of fulfilling their desires by their own honest effort. If desires are…

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Added by V.N.K.Kumar on July 8, 2017 at 11:51pm — No Comments

One reason for atheism is coming into contact with a variety of religions.

It isn’t unusual for an atheist to have been raised in a religious household and to have grown up living with the assumption that their religious tradition represented the One True Faith. However, after learning more about other religious traditions, this same person may adopt a much more critical attitude towards his own religion and even religion generally, eventually coming to reject not only the religion but also belief in the existence of any gods.

My own…

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Added by V.N.K.Kumar on July 8, 2017 at 4:50am — 6 Comments

Atheist Mary Kay Consultant working to make a difference

   I have been in Mary Kay cosmetics for 8 years now and when i originally wrote this blog i had been in for 3 years. I grew up in a fundamentalist Christian home. I have been an atheist for about 6 years now and have become LESS frustrated... i was VERY frustrated in the beginning of this change of life....i will leave the rest as it was 6 years ago and update at the end!…

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Added by Stephanie Moreno on June 23, 2017 at 1:30pm — 7 Comments

Made Up Stories

I've been talking to my mom about a med change for my wife, and how I can convince the doctors to put her back on certain meds that work. My mom says my dad was given a shot to help him, but it in fact it turns out that it made him really sick and took and month to recover. That next month, the doctor wanted my dad to take another shot. My parents explained to the doctor that the shot had made him sick, like he had had the flu, but the doctor, my mom said, was determined it was the right med…

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Added by Richard M. Thomas on June 10, 2017 at 7:03pm — 2 Comments

Make believe

Isn't it good that we, as atheists, understand that none of the Judaeo-Christian/Islam religions are true; in fact, that no religion is "true." What a discovery we have made! 

Added by Richard M. Thomas on June 10, 2017 at 6:19pm — 5 Comments

Are the Religious Entitled to Special Treatment?

I think not.

Further, religious "moderates" and "liberals" have enabled our creeping theocracy.

See: http://bit.ly/2rrlw6B

Added by Richard E. Wackrow on June 9, 2017 at 5:04pm — 7 Comments

Are the Religious Entitled to Special Treatment?

I think not.

Further, religious "moderates" and "liberals" have enabled our creeping theocracy.

See: http://bit.ly/2rrlw6B

Added by Richard E. Wackrow on June 9, 2017 at 5:04pm — No Comments

Dreaming of Utopia while a Dystopia prevails

THE UTOPIA I DREAM OF 

 1. Imagine a world where 99% of the population is voluntarily atheistic - where rampant belief in supernatural (SN) agency is not socially supported. Where the political leaders do not invoke the names of deities at the conclusion of speeches or use the blessings of such deities in justifying state-sponsored wars and the captains of competing cricket teams, when asked whether their team will win the game, will not feel compelled to say "Insha…

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Added by V.N.K.Kumar on June 7, 2017 at 3:21am — 3 Comments

Living beyond your Lifespan

When people learn that I'm a secular humanist, one of the most frequent questions they ask is, "What do you believe happens after death?"

So that there's no confusion, let me make my position on this clear. I don't believe that there is any such thing as a soul/mind/atma that survives the death of the body. I believe that the mind is a physical process, arising from and produced by the activity of the brain, and so when the body ceases to function, the mind ceases as well. Thus, I…

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Added by V.N.K.Kumar on June 7, 2017 at 3:17am — 9 Comments

Morals without Religion

I met with a pastor the other day. It was in response to a critique I sent him of his sermon. I'm sure he's probably never received such a thing:) He was civil and polite though and replied by saying "Thanks for the feedback!" My concern was him preaching that the Bible is the inerrant word of God. Now, I know it is a lot of things and people are real sensitive to it, but the truth is that there are errors, as I have learned from the wonderful evangelical Christian turned atheist, Dr. Bart…

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Added by Richard M. Thomas on June 4, 2017 at 7:36pm — 11 Comments

Holy Books – All Things to All People

These are puzzlements!

-- King Mongkut of Siam (allegedly)



How is it that Christianity and Islam are both sources to claims of peaceful intent and despicable savagery? Jesus Christ is regarded by some as the “Prince of Peace,” yet the religion bearing his name spawned the Crusades, the Inquisition, the usages and practices of the Malleus Maleficarum, and too many other atrocities to count. Muslims worldwide declare that Islam is “a religion of peace,” yet…

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Added by Loren Miller on June 1, 2017 at 8:00am — 16 Comments

My Christian Wife

It is difficult sometimes for me since I am an atheist and my wife is a devout evangelical Christian. We met 7 years ago Sunday, and she asked me when we first met if I was “saved.” I told her I had been, thinking I was. As it turns out I wasn’t. What happened was one day I went to church with a friend of mine’s mom. At the time I was pretty much homeless and her and her husband were letting me stay with them temporarily. I went to church with my friend’s mom, and at the end of the service…

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Added by Richard M. Thomas on May 30, 2017 at 7:14am — 23 Comments

Why are the religious folks disturbed by non-believers?

I was wrong. I used to think that ignorance of the scientific origins of the universe, life and mankind was behind the faith of the believers. And I used to recommend to my fellow atheists & Secular humanists that they should read the introductory literature on cosmology, astrophysics, evolutionary biology, anthropology & Evolutionary psychology so that they can convince the believers of the natural causes of origins (Universe, Life & Man) & hence persuade them to stop…

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Added by V.N.K.Kumar on May 23, 2017 at 8:50am — 10 Comments

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