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No, America is not founded on Judeo-Christian values

As a secular humanist who was raised Jewish, I have learned to ignore the Christmas excesses and platitudes that inundate us for two months of every year. 

But one idea, especially on display at Yuletide, I have never accepted: America is founded on “Judeo-Christian values.”   This claim has no basis in reality.  “Judeo-Christian values” are either moral precepts so obvious (love thy neighbor) as to be ubiquitous among the world’s major religions, or they are rooted in the primitive…

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Added by Alan Perlman on December 11, 2015 at 9:29pm — 22 Comments

No, America is not founded on Judeo-Christian values

As a secular humanist who was raised Jewish, I have learned to ignore the Christmas excesses and platitudes that inundate us for two months of every year. 

But one idea, especially on display at Yuletide, I have never accepted: America is founded on “Judeo-Christian values.”   This claim has no basis in reality.  “Judeo-Christian values” are either moral precepts so obvious (love thy neighbor) as to be ubiquitous among the world’s major religions, or they are rooted in the primitive…

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Added by Alan Perlman on December 11, 2015 at 9:29pm — No Comments

Miracle to Reality Part 6 ( Trick of selling Gem stone )

video link -      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eo2yvBrUnVg

Subrata Dey is one of the astrologers who run their business on footpaths in several places of India.Once Subrata practised astrology on a…

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Added by BIPLAB DAS on December 4, 2015 at 6:25am — 3 Comments

Miracle to Reality part 5 (Tricks of Wicth Doctors)

   video link-       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZPjImBvTJk

It has been showed the violence related to witch hunting in our previous two articles and films "Miracle to Reality"- Part 3 and Part 4. There we…

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Added by BIPLAB DAS on December 4, 2015 at 6:18am — 2 Comments

Miracle to Reality part 4 (Witch Hunting)

video link-   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3BXUqd_Tf4

The tribal villages in India are surrounded by Jungles. Generally they lived far away from the urban culture. We visited those place and witnessed how deplorable life they…

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Added by BIPLAB DAS on December 4, 2015 at 6:10am — 2 Comments

Miracle to Reality Part 1 (Arrow piercing)

video link -    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzX0xIAQTa8

There are several places in India; there we see the physical torture in the name of religion, especially in…

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Added by BIPLAB DAS on November 28, 2015 at 7:00pm — 2 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

It's Either "One Nation Under God" Or Bite My Ass And Leave

Humanity can be so obstinate when it finds a cause to support. I deal with this stubborn natured characteristic all the time whenever I discuss politics, religion, or economics with the locals in my current home town. In particular, my next door neighbor Chuck epitomizes the title of this article in the very literal sense. Yes, this man has said to me…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on June 16, 2015 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

The elusive death.

In the murky world of organised religion it seems death, one of the linchpins of theism has been put on hold, indefinitely. Who’s ordered this change in the natural course of life? Nobody really knows. It appears death is not quite what it appears, not mental death anyhow. The soul apparently can’t die. The Sun the galaxy and the universe are all time limited cosmic phenomena but not the…

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Added by Gerald Payne on June 12, 2015 at 4:52pm — 4 Comments

Homosexuality and the Bible: Give Me a Break!

With the recent controversy over laws in Indiana and Arkansas that allow Christian discrimination against homosexuals, I am compelled to point out the hypocrisy of those implementing such laws, as being incompetent, irrelevant, and immaterial.



Constant debate regarding homosexuality is tiring,…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on April 3, 2015 at 12:00am — 6 Comments

Governor Pence and the Grim Silence of the Evangelical Right

"The tradition of all dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living... as they seem to be occupied with revolutionizing themselves and things, creating something that did not exist before, precisely in such epochs of revolutionary crisis they anxiously conjure up the spirits of…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on March 30, 2015 at 10:00pm — 14 Comments

Where Am I Again?

A lot of politicians and congressional members have been making the headlines in some of the worst ways lately. Headline making behavior like writing treasonous sounding letters of hate and rebellion against diplomatic talks directly to Iranian leadership. Making the phrase "climate change" an…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on March 14, 2015 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Red Light District

Okay. I tried to sucker you thinking this was going to be about prostitutes or at least the ones familiar to all of us. However, this about the so-called red-light traffic management systems used around the country and how they are full of whole for legal challenges, but to challenge the accuracy and effectiveness of…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on March 8, 2015 at 5:23pm — 4 Comments

The Christian Movie "Indoctrination", So Fallacious that it is Funny!

I just finished watching promos and the short version of the movie and realized it contains all the most common fallacies of reason.

Everythting from Strawman, False Analogy, False Dichotomy and even the Slippery Slope fallacy are so obvious in this movie.

Even the Title is a Fallacious.

The only Indoctrination about the Movie is the movie is an attempt to Indoctrinate viewers into believing that public schools are dangerous, which is indeed false.

The only thing…

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Added by Dyslexic's DOG on February 20, 2015 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

An another case torturing after accused as witch in January 2015

Pacho saren of remote village Baliguma, P.S.- Joypur, Dist Bankura was accused as a witch and then he was brutally  tortured  by the villagers. It was an incident of last week of December 2014. Pacho went to nearest hospital and he was admitted at that time. On 4th January 2015, when he released by the…

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Added by BIPLAB DAS on January 25, 2015 at 11:58am — 2 Comments

The Best Larping Around: Religious Services

Let's talk about a past time I thoroughly enjoy now and then.



LARP.



For those unfamiliar, LARP is an acronym for Live Action Role Play. Essentially, a bunch of similarly minded folks get together and collaborate to have fun pretending scenes out of their favorite movies, books, comics, etc. This is strictly pretending, of course, but with rules involved. The basic goal of LARPing (yes, you can make the acronym a verb, how cool!) is to create a desired fantasy environment… Continue

Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on January 11, 2015 at 5:00am — 5 Comments

Reviewing Christian & Islamic Apologetics: Still as Dumb As Ever, Nothing New, Still Totally Ignorant of Reality!

It's been a while since I reviewed religious apologetics.

So I have been searching for anything new on the Theistic landscape.

So far, I've found absolutely nothing new in their arguments for God and for defense of their Faith in God.

I've been also viewing all the latest debates between Theists and others.

Again the Theist debaters, both Islamic and Christian offer nothing new.

The most intelligent Apologists appear to be those on the Islamic front…

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Added by Dyslexic's DOG on December 22, 2014 at 6:30am — 10 Comments

Homosexuals: What Do You Really Know? (Part 11in14 Part Series)

Part 11

Same Sex Marriage

There is probably no other issue that highlights the Black Church's view of homosexuality than same-sex marriages. A recent Pew study indicated that the Black Church community was more opposed to these marriages…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on December 10, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Self Deprecation In Christianity: A Facetiously Emotional Sales Ploy

We have all been there and done it. Sitting on a couch, consoling a friend over a terrible mistake that has been made, and used our own personal flaws as a buffer before giving advice on what to do about the mess at hand. This is self deprecation, and while a very useful tool while navigating social situations, there is a fine line between using it as a tool, and using it as a facetious psychological mind fuck.



Usually, self deprecation is a general statement of flaws, like,"Well,…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on November 5, 2014 at 3:30pm — 11 Comments

Preaching On Social Media - via rottingthoughts.wordpress.com

We’ve all been there at some point. You log onto your favorite social media website like Facebook, and as you scroll through the many status updates in your news feed with highlights about your Aunt Martha’s cat, or your friend’s son that lost a tooth, you see this:

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If you are irreligious like myself, all you see is this:…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on October 16, 2014 at 1:26pm — 1 Comment

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