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Poll: do you trust science or religion?

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The results are in. A recent AP-GFK poll found that Americans tend…Continue

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Tell your Christian friends and family: keep the Ēostre in Easter

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Atheists, are you tired of getting flack from…Continue

Tags: Christmas, on, war, Ēostre, Easter

Happy zombie Jesus day

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Because Jesus saves......the eyeballs for last.Continue

Four blood moons: the end is nigh for sure (unless it isn't)

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Megachurch pastor John Hagee is warning his San Antonio congregation and international following of a “world-shaking event that will happen between April 2014 and October 2015.”Hagee, founder of the…Continue

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Gallup's Mirror commented on Dan's blog post 'Family sues N.J. district over 'under God' in pledge'
"It's interesting to see the way some of the news media is reporting this story. A sample: The usual disparaging stereotypes and misinformation (if slightly modified) are systematically repeated in several reports and editorials about the same…"
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Gallup's Mirror commented on Kairan Nierde's blog post 'Homophobic Coworkers Trolling--To Get Me To Come Out'
"What an absolutely awful situation to be in. After a lifetime spent living in the free world of the liberal, blue state northeast, backward states like Ohio-- with anti-LGBT discrimination enshrined in state law-- seem more like stone-age Pakistan…"
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Gallup's Mirror replied to Unseen's discussion 'Are homophobes really phobic?'
"The word homophobia has taken on additional meaning in the last 44 years, but the prominent role you suggest sexual revulsion plays in its etymology just isn't there."
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Gallup's Mirror replied to Unseen's discussion 'Are homophobes really phobic?'
"You're right. The root word homo is Greek not Latin. I stand corrected. Thanks for pointing that out, Kris."
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Gallup's Mirror replied to Unseen's discussion 'Are homophobes really phobic?'
"The word homophobe originally was coined as a reference to the fear of others realizing you are gay or incorrectly mistaking you as gay. It essentially means homo(sexual)phobia, or fear of homosexuals. If we really want to get down into the weeds,…"
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Gallup's Mirror commented on Kairan Nierde's blog post 'Homophobic Coworkers Trolling--To Get Me To Come Out'
"Before I reply, I have some questions, Kairan. Where this is concerned, do your co-workers seem hostile and belligerent, or clueless and inconsiderate? Are they all this way, or is there a ringleader? What are the employment laws in your state…"
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Gallup's Mirror commented on Nerdy Keith's video

Crucifixion Controversy

"I'm obviously glad to see a religious nutjob sent packing. Traffic safety issue not withstanding, what about the legal aspect of erecting a cross (human jockey or not) on public land, even temporarily? Is a median strip considered to be a…"
Gallup's Mirror replied to Steve Kelemen's discussion 'Alcoholism'
"These folks may be able to steer you in the right direction: Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS). Here is another list from Patheos."
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Poll: do you trust science or religion?

The results are in. A recent AP-GFK poll found that Americans tend to disregard scientific evidence wherever it conflicts with religious points of view. For instance, 96% are confident or extremely confident in science when it tells us that smoking causes cancer, but 55% are confident or extremely confident when the same science tells us that human beings evolved…See More
Gallup's Mirror commented on Greg Olson-Hyde's blog post 'Sometimes I envy the religious in death!'
"The last time someone close to me died, being surrounded by Christians who offered each other such comfort was like being surrounded by heroin addicts exchanging needles. They had their comforts and I never doubted they worked, but I never envied…"
Gallup's Mirror commented on Philip Jarrett's blog post 'Atheist Eulogy'
"Give a patronizing smile. Say thank you, but I don't believe in an afterlife. If they persist, drop the smile and say your mother's funeral service isn't the time and place to discuss their religious beliefs. If they still persist,…"
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Gallup's Mirror replied to Mike Donohoe's discussion 'What if Belief in a Higher Power is Not Belief in Anything Supernatural?'
"Mike, I can't decide if you're an extraordinarily poor communicator or a mundane woo generator, but as Doctor McCoy once said: "He talks a lot, but doesn't say much." My impression is that you're refusing to fully…"
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"George Romero covered that in Dawn of the Dead. "
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This describes my atheism: God is unproved, not disproved.

Crackpot: God exists!
Me: Evidence, please.
Crackpot: There is none.
Me: I don't believe you.

That's it. That's all it is. The rest is just the crackpot employing some bit of dishonesty to obfuscate or deny it.

He'll shift the burden of evidence onto me. ("Prove God doesn't exist!").
He'll claim to have evidence when he does not. ("Lookee here! Purely abstract mathematics! That's evidence!").
He'll say he doesn't need evidence. ("God is too big for evidence!")
He'll completely ignore the request for evidence and won't respond at all. (This is very popular.)
He'll restate the request for evidence as an accusation or insult. ("You hate God!" "How dare you question my faith!")
He'll pin God to ignorance. ("You can't explain X so God is the only explanation!")
And on and on and on. Anything but evidence.

There is no case to be made for the existence of God. There is nothing to debate, nothing to consider: no evidence, no data, not a shred of the scientific whatsoever. The rest is just the outraged caterwauling of the crackpot, desperately insisting that any such "debate" over God exists at all.

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2016 Presidential Election: Who do you think will run?

Posted on February 26, 2014 at 7:30pm 18 Comments

The New York Times published the results of a poll today in which 64% of all American adults said they would like to see Hillary Clinton run for President in 2016. Among independent voters, 52% would like to see Clinton run. These percentages are nearly double those for the most-preferred Republicans; Ron Paul, Jeb Bush, and Chris Christie. Clinton…


Happy March Equinox

Posted on March 20, 2013 at 12:00am 2 Comments

Today, March 20, 2013, the day and night will be of equal length, an event which is the Vernal Equinox in the northern hemisphere and the Autumnal Equinox in the southern hemisphere. For some reason, Christians like to celebrate this as the time Jesus rose from the dead, hungering for the flesh of the living, and longing to paint chicken eggs with vinegar dye. Or something like that. Anyway, enjoy it. It only happens twice every year. The equinox I mean, not the zombie…


Happy 204th Birthday Charles Darwin

Posted on February 12, 2013 at 3:34am 2 Comments

Charles Darwin 

12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882

FFRF Attorney Andrew Seidel destroys Bill O'Reilly on Fox "News"

Posted on January 30, 2013 at 10:15am 3 Comments

I enjoyed watching Freedom From Religion Foundation Staff Attorney Andrew Seidel go on Fox "News" and destroy goon Bill O'Reilly on January 18, 2013.

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At 4:06am on February 28, 2014, Jamie Maclean said…

Thank you.

At 3:15am on February 28, 2014, Jane Sandler said…

Why thank you!

At 8:47pm on February 26, 2014, Tod Randall Bothom said…

I am very glad to be here and hopefully contribute something.

At 10:09pm on December 7, 2013, Diane said…

Hi there. I don't think we've interacted much, but I read a lot of things you've written.  Never a dull moment!

At 3:40pm on June 26, 2013, kris feenstra said…

Hi Gallup's Mirror,

I am following up on an issue reported to me as a moderator regarding the 'Fawn in a field on Summer Solstice' image. A user reported that their computer crashed and started back up while viewing that image -- oddly enough -- around the time you posted the following comment: "Hmmm. Joke crash. Joke reboot required."

I am double checking to see if your comment was strictly a reference to a joke not being received properly, or if you also experienced computer issues while viewing the image.

It seems highly unlikely that the image is relevant to that user's computer crashing, but I am compelled to check if it wasn't an isolated case.



At 11:19pm on April 7, 2013, Belle Rose said…

Hey Gallup's Mirror - Thanks for your wisdom. I think you're pretty awesome!

At 10:16pm on February 19, 2013, Jen said…

Thank you... My loved one is in Rehab getting help they are Christian and Im obviously am not. I want the help in copeing with his alcoholism

At 4:58pm on January 2, 2013, Heather Spoonheim said…

But it always comes down to step 3, ha ha ha!

At 10:43am on December 28, 2012, Heather Spoonheim said…

Hey!  This cracker tastes like....people!!!

At 5:07pm on December 15, 2012, Reg The Fronkey Farmer said…

Sorry just saw your reply. Yes Tom Morello is in both bands.


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