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Jerry Brown – Fear of the Lord or the Here and Now?

On Sunday, 10 December, 2017, CBS News 60 Minutes interviewed California governor Jerry Brown.  This interview, while dealing with multiple subjects, led off with Brown’s strong disagreement with President Trump regarding climate change.  Brown’s attitude, considering the current spate of wildfires ravaging his state, and the correlation to causes associated with climate change,…

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Added by Loren Miller on December 11, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

On Truth

I've been gone for a while searching for experiences to enlighten myself in search of answers. My wife and I went to Jerusalem, Eygpt, and Tunisia. Talking with the people was exciting and at the same time sad. We have it so good in the United States.…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on December 6, 2017 at 10:32am — 3 Comments

Republicans Hate Social Security and Medicare

If there’s one person out there who didn’t get the memo over 10 years ago that privatizing medicare and social security was high on the republican agenda, I’d like to have them tested for dementia.

The repubs have never made a secret of this.

Ultimately, what they want is to gut the two, gamble with the money until we end up with another…

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Added by Teresa Roberts on December 6, 2017 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Life In Spite Of Everything

As I awoke this morning, my first thoughts were of the Republican budget which was passed last night and our country's powerful plutocracy. If there has ever been a true representation by the people, which is highly questionable, we certainly have no voice any longer. I must admit that I felt deeply anxious. Anxiety is rife in our society these days and I had to remind myself not to join the feeding frenzy of fear, anger and despair. Why? Because that's the only…

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Added by Teresa Roberts on December 2, 2017 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Off With Their Heads!

Have we merely become a wealthier version of the banana republics we use to laugh about?

Typically, a banana republic consists of social classes that include a huge but poor working class and a smaller ruling-class plutocracy, composed of the business, political and military elites.

Christopher Hitchens wrote:…

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Added by Teresa Roberts on November 30, 2017 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

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 — 2 Comments

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 — 4 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 — 4 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

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