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Fundamentalism by Proxy and the Guilting of the Godly

Fundamentalism by Proxy and the Guilting of the Godly

A general suspicion of religion comes to mind easily enough. Hell, even religious people frequently exhibit this suspicion (tempered as it is with whatever thoughts they’ve assembled into their own beliefs). There is something about the whole range of religious beliefs as such that invites a degree of doubt, even contempt. It would be easy to believe religion could be refuted.

Easy.

Just like nailing jelly to a…

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Added by Dan Wall on November 22, 2017 at 5:58pm — 1 Comment

The steps a person needs to take to be Religious

1. First, choose your parents. At least one of them should be religious. If you say it is impossible to choose parents, then wish for dame luck to favour you with religious parents.You should also love your parents and be obedient to them. It now becomes easy to believe in gods, because you love your parents and your parents told you that there are Gods.

2. Next, understand that believing in Gods in the absence of evidence is especially noble. What is the big deal in believing in…

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Added by V.N.K.Kumar on November 22, 2017 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)

In the delivery of voice communications and multimedia sessions, various technologies are utilized. Under this case, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is one of the common technologies that are utilized in the execution of this particular task. The technology operates on a basic principle of converting analog voice signals into digital data that become easier to be transmitted via a network. The technology utilizes phones…

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Added by Liam Jonson on November 20, 2017 at 10:24am — 1 Comment

Sexual Rules in the Power Game

Why are there so many cases of sexual misconduct? What is causing this surge of revelations? Why is everyone so shocked and surprised?

Those were always the rules to the game.

You knew it. I knew it. Our parents knew it. The presidents down through the ages knew it. The preachers and priests knew it. By the time we were twelve years old, maybe younger, we…

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Added by Teresa Roberts on November 17, 2017 at 10:00am — 9 Comments

The Future of the world is in our hands

Sreeni: Prof. Kumar, What could be the mission of Atheism & Secular Humanism?

Me: Well, if Atheism is the first step taken by someone, Secular Humanism is the 1000 steps thereafter that one has to take. Atheism has no mission besides declaring one’s non-belief in celestial beings. But Secular humanism is Atheism+ & does not believe that man’s mission on earth is merely to love and glorify…

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Added by V.N.K.Kumar on November 12, 2017 at 6:23am — 3 Comments

The Atheist Pig's Take on Mass Shootings

Is this the new normal?  Over 500 mass shootings in the past year, more in the past decade possibly than in all the 20th century.  The trend gives no appearance of abating, indeed, quite the opposite.  Frequently, gun sales surge in the wake of the more publicly reported shootings, owing to the mistaken impression by the gun lovers of the US that maybe, just maybe, THIS TIME the government will clamp down ... and yet they don't.  The push to regulate the bump stocks which were used in the…

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Added by Loren Miller on November 8, 2017 at 9:20am — 18 Comments

Dawn Wouldn't Exist

Dawn Wouldn’t Exist



As a lifelong night person, morning to me is a four letter word. I hate mornings & prefer to avoid anything before 10:00 a.m., which is plenty early enough for my comfort level.

Over the last several months, I've had to have tests, see doctors, see specialists, & have hip replacement.

Many of these appointments were also out of town, which naturally has transportation in the....you guessed it....mornings.

Now, what could…

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Added by Patricia on November 8, 2017 at 1:12am — 6 Comments

America Doesn't Fix Things Any More

Mass shootings can happen anywhere, but they are only a matter of routine in the United States. 

Oddly, I've encountered many Americans who seem resigned to this fact of life in our country. They have no suggestions to remedy the situation except the occasional call for more guns. Americans, however, already have more guns than any other nation.

So if that were…

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Added by Teresa Roberts on November 7, 2017 at 12:30pm — 17 Comments

Atheism is Empowering

Sreeni: When someone declares “There are no gods”, others regard this as an expletive of a highly depressed person. When people hear or say this, it is often associated with nothing going right in the life of the person proclaiming it, or it is heard being said after a tragedy occurs.

Me: Yes that happens but these four words do not need to be linked to a fatalistic or bleak outlook but instead can be reassuring, refreshing & empowering.

Sreeni: Empowering?

Me: Yes…

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Added by V.N.K.Kumar on November 4, 2017 at 1:22pm — 3 Comments

Kasese Humanist School 7th Anniversary Celebration

The event will be about Kasese Humanist School marking 7 years in existence and appreciating its growth over the years from the rented Railway building properties to its new home located in Scheme ward, Kyondo cell , Rukoki in Nyamwamba Division, Kasese Municipality.





The…

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Added by Bwambale Robert on November 2, 2017 at 6:13am — 1 Comment

Peaceful & Natural Death Is A Well-deserved Reward Of Permanent Rest

Even after seeing the death of my parents, relatives, acquaintances & friends over the years and realizing the inevitability of death from age if not from accidents, I have not been able to come to terms with death.

When visiting the bereaved people who have just lost some loved ones, I do not know what to say to them. Well-meaning people say these platitudes:

"He/She is in a better place"…

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Added by V.N.K.Kumar on November 1, 2017 at 12:35pm — 6 Comments

America's Battle is with the Religious Right

People keep asking, what is going on in America today? Why is it so different than anything we can remember before this? And, I've taken to screaming this in their ears:

The religious right is doing this to us!

Most people don't or can't keep their eye on that ball because their liberal religions claim to idealize equality and many progressive…

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Added by Teresa Roberts on October 26, 2017 at 9:30am — 9 Comments

Everything is designed by god(s), did you say?

Sreeni: Prof. Kumar, I have been having a lot of debates in our book club meetings with many religious people. They claim that the universe is a special creation designed by a supreme creator. However, I can’t understand how a sane person can persuade himself that beneficent and omnipotent gods would have created such a vast number of animals in our planet with the specific purpose of spending their entire life tormenting and devouring other…
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Added by V.N.K.Kumar on October 23, 2017 at 6:59am — 10 Comments

5 ways to destroy christian arguments

5 ways to destroy christian arguments 

http://www.freethoughtpedia.com/wiki/5_ways_to_destroy_christians

Added by Phillip Loco on October 21, 2017 at 7:59pm — No Comments

Why Liberal Christians Annoy Me

Liberal Christians seem so benign. They hold many of the same political points of view as I do. To one degree or another they also support a secular society. Unlike the conservative Christian or even worse the radicalized Christian, the liberal Christian is less strident, more open minded, less dogmatic and more accepting of other belief systems. Do they do less harm than the more militant fellow Christian soldiers? I contend that in some ways they actually contribute much harm to…

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Added by Teresa Roberts on October 20, 2017 at 2:00pm — 12 Comments

Atheist Foundation of Australia are at it again!

I'm beginning to think that the AFA is a little anachronistic organisation desperately trying to make itself seem relevant. It appears to be joining the ranks of the theists in making all sorts of unsupported scientific claims. Is it not enough just to be atheist? Is it not enough just to state that they lack belief in god(s)? Unfortunately for us besieged Australian atheists, it is not enough for them. The particular statement that sticks with me is the following:

"No personality or…

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Added by Vangelis on October 17, 2017 at 6:25am — 34 Comments

THE DANGEROUS CASE OF DONALD TRUMP

THE DANGEROUS CASE OF DONALD TRUMP



This is must reading for anyone concerned for the country's well being under the leadership of Donald Trump. Twenty seven psychiatrist specifically look over almost 30 years of tapes, newspaper articles and social media to evaluate Donald Trump as Commander-In-Chief and the picture isn't pretty. What they write is hardly a surprise for any watching his first 297 of Trump's time in the Oval Office. Already there are doubts regarding Trump's stability… Continue

Added by Donald R Barbera on October 15, 2017 at 5:55pm — 13 Comments

The Bronte Sisters and the Evolution of Societies

I have long loved the works of the Bronte sisters, Emily, Anne and Charlotte. Such disturbing stories like Jane Eyre provided me with endless hours of entertainment as a young person. I was forbidden the reading of fiction in my devout Christian home, but I managed to hide books from the library and read them after dark with a flashlight under the sheets of my bed. As a young person, I related with the bleak outlook that the Bronte sisters captured in their books.…

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Added by Teresa Roberts on October 13, 2017 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

NONBELIEVER'S READING LIST

Don’s Abbreviated Reading List

Many of the books I'm going to list you’ve read. Nevertheless, many haven’t read them and this overview might be of interest to those who haven't had the opportunity or time to read any of them.

The first book, I’m going to suggest is King James Version Bible.…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on October 10, 2017 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

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