Growing up during the Jim Crow era introduced many to the virulent racism of the South. Negroes were not allowed to use the same bathrooms as whites. Now with the hysteria transgender bathroom use sweeping through the country it is not difficult to draw a parallel with blacks being banned from…Continue
(The sign on the right is in a Kroger grocery store in Texas. It has been…Continue
A friend of mine (I'll call him D.B) is a high school student at a public school in Florida. He's a believing Christian. In a recent conversation he aggressively asserted that he no longer believed evolution was valid having been persuaded by his teacher. He badly summarized the worksheets that persuaded him. The worksheets were given by his biology teacher to the students. I asked him to send me a few photographs. This is what he sent me. …Continue
“Faith is no reason.” That was the winning entry in the Center for Inquiry’s 2009 Blasphemy Contest and it’s been the headline to my Atheist Nexus profile page since I joined here. I think that faith and reason are antithetical qualities; they have nothing to do with each other and are effectively mutually exclusive by their very nature. Upon recent reflection, I realized that there are other positive qualities which are at odds with faith and which show it to be the false value which it is.…Continue
One of the most liberating ideas, which is now strongly supported by science, is that we are made up entirely of atoms and that we make up the gods. These ideas precede Christianity and are liberating because it makes revealed knowledge impossible. The only way we can build knowledge is through hard work, study, science, debates, criticism, and just plain rationality; there is no easy way. One cannot just simply sit in the desert, suffer from dehydration and see visions of "The Truth" and…Continue
I am working on building a school in Kahendero which will serve educating young children aged between 3 years to 8 years.
At this site there is also a small clinic built with funds from a generous person and will be named Jane Shrimpton Clinic which is aimed to serve the medical needs of the children going to this school plus attending to the local people in the Kahendero Fishing village area.…Continue
I ran across this post on Facebook from Ben Andrews on May 6, 2016. It offers a good, solid response to those who want proof there is no god!
"Proof there is no god?
"How often have we encountered the Theists, when you ask for proof that god exists demanding that you 'prove' that God does not exist, and then get in a discussion who has the burden of proof instead of answering the question…
Justice is the only worship.
Love is the only priest.
Ignorance is the only slavery.
Happiness is the only good.
The time to be happy is now,
The place to be happy is here,
The way to be happy is to make others so.
- Robert Greene Ingersoll
Thanks, Daniel W
The world’s economy faces a puzzle In which growing numbers of citizens find it harder to maintain a superior quality of life. Workers do all required of them by their various elected governments, over many decades, yet they continue to fall behind, economically.
This documentary collects hard…Continue
Added by Joan Denoo on May 3, 2016 at 5:07pm — No Comments
Hmmm, good question. First thing we would need to do, I suppose, is define “sacred.” At least initially, I will defer to dictionary.com:
That second definition seems to be the most on-point here, but it also begs a question: what entitles anything “to veneration or religious…Continue