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US Constitution

Started Oct 31, 2013 0 Replies

The First Amendment is a really nicely balanced piece of work. People are granted freedom of religion, so that they can believe any fantasy they want about invisible friends. I get freedom of speech,…Continue

twelve step programs and atheism

Started this discussion. Last reply by Glen C. Smith Nov 9, 2012. 6 Replies

I know there's a good deal of animosity toward xA (Alcoholics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, et cetera anonymous...) programs in our community, and here on TA. I've certainly had my problems with them…Continue

Tags: 12-step, recovery


Started this discussion. Last reply by Barry Eckert Jan 17, 2012. 22 Replies

Something I have experienced numerous times is having a theist, usually one I have just argued into a completely untenable position, claiming that I am "arrogant".This is what the definition…Continue

Tags: ad_hominem, Christian_last-ditch_nonsense

Atheist in the buckle of the Bible Belt, Nashville TN

Started Jan 4, 2012 0 Replies

Hello everyone. I'm glad to have discovered this site through some irreproducible sequence of links :) I am an atheist of the Richard Dawkins et al. variety, and also an out gay man. These conditions…Continue

Tags: Bible-belt, gay

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Gay and atheist, and out and proud of both.
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Why am I here? Can't I be atheistic without being existentialist? :)
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Rampant homophobia and endemic irrationality.
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Islamic "Science"

Posted on January 30, 2012 at 6:10pm 0 Comments

 Pharyngula details the advanced science of Islam. Just simply astounding ...

 "If a housefly falls in the drink of anyone of you, he should dip it (in the drink), for the one of its wings has a disease and the other has the cure of the disease."

So saith the Prophet, and so affirmeth these Islamic so-called scientists.



Two alligators discuss a diet of Christians

Posted on January 27, 2012 at 11:10am 0 Comments

Two Alligators were sitting around talking, and the smaller Alligator turned to the bigger one & said, 'I can't understand how you can be so much bigger than me. We're the same age; we were the same size as kids. I just don't get it.'

 'Well,' said the big Gator, 'what have you been eating?'

 'Christians, same as you,' replied the small Gator.

 'Hmm. Well, where do you catch them?'

 'Down the other side of the swamp near the parking lot by the…


Romney keeps his promises to god

Posted on January 22, 2012 at 7:00pm 2 Comments

Mr. Romney appeared on Fox News and dismissed concerns that with the release of his tax returns, he might lose support when voters learn how much money he had donated to the Mormon Church. He said he had made a promise “to God” to tithe 10 percent of his income to his church.

He said voters would be “pleased with someone who made a commitment to God and followed through on the promise.”…


"new atheism"

Posted on January 22, 2012 at 8:01am 1 Comment

I ran across this article Why I Don’t Believe in the New Atheism this morning. I have joined Wikipedia as an editor, and was reading the article on "New Atheism " after becoming part of the WikiProject Atheism, and the article was cited.

Anyway, Tom Flynn argues that there's nothing 'new' about "new atheism"…


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At 8:41am on January 4, 2012, Robert Karp said…

Welcome to the Think Atheist community Barry!


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