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Woo Hoo!!! Newdow and FFRF Sue over "In doG We Trust" on US Money.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy Hoke Mar 25. 12 Replies

Here is the complaint (a lengthy legal document)I've only skimmed it but it looks like…Continue

"You are just mad at god"--Are we actually encouraging this by mistake?

Started this discussion. Last reply by MikeLong Jan 28. 276 Replies

You've all heard the claim that we aren't really atheists, we are just mad at god.  (Or you will see such things as "so and so claims to be an atheist.")Today, though I saw an argument in chat with a…Continue

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SteveInCO replied to Gary's discussion 'In need of an believer to atheist "conversion kit"''
"It ought to.  It surely ought to (I watched a tiny snippet of it).  But I can guarantee that they will simply say that that was all just God laying the groundwork for sending his Son."
SteveInCO replied to Gary's discussion 'In need of an believer to atheist "conversion kit"''
"Just spotted this response.  Actually "The God Who Wasn't There" was the one thing in your list I personally haven't seen--but if it's that much like religulous I would tread cautiously.  Religulous I have…"
SteveInCO replied to Devlin Cuite's discussion 'Things you hate.'
"I personally thought the Matrix had some interest--the idea that this thing we call reality might not be is an old philosophical conundrum; I thought they handled that fairly well.  However the first sequel was full of nonsense babbling…"
SteveInCO replied to Devlin Cuite's discussion 'Things you hate.'
"A fictitious example of what I mean here would be typing "fude" for "food" by analogy with "nude".  Or for that matter "nood" for "nude" by analogy with "food.""
SteveInCO replied to Adam Weber's discussion 'Why Not Deism?'
" Is the text of the letter credited with getting the ball rolling in 1864. It's clear the motivation at the time was to recognize the Xian god. In hunting that down I tripped…"
SteveInCO replied to Adam Weber's discussion 'Why Not Deism?'
"I have to say I was thinking, basically of the Founding Fathers' version of it, and wasn't really aware of the others; thanks for edjumucating me."
SteveInCO replied to Adam Weber's discussion 'Why Not Deism?'
"I agree with both of you it wasn't founded on Christianity. I do believe "In God We Trust" IS a reference to the Xian god, though.  I can't point to hard evidence of this right off the bat, but it's an inference based…"
SteveInCO replied to Nicolas Gauvin's discussion 'Foreign languages'
"In fact that first vowel in "Australia" is generally an "uh" sound, at least to my ears.  And "Aussie" is apparently "Ozzy" Chinese is generally tricky because before the 1970s we generally used an old…"
SteveInCO replied to Devlin Cuite's discussion 'Things you hate.'
"There was, for a while, a regular column on a news site, "things that make you go grrr...." and shopping carts left all over the parking lot (not just three feet away) was a prominent complaint. Someone wrote in and explained why they, at…"
SteveInCO replied to Devlin Cuite's discussion 'Things you hate.'
"Oh I agree it's bad, don't get me wrong. I think with auto parts the additional complication is that the mechanic shops are delivery only customers.  In other words the guy standing at the counter cannot possibly be a big customer,…"
SteveInCO replied to Devlin Cuite's discussion 'Things you hate.'
"A friend of mine finally made it to the counter of an auto parts store only to have clerk's phone ring before he could start saying what it was he wanted.  The clerk took care of the call, asked him what he needed, then the phone rang…"
SteveInCO replied to Devlin Cuite's discussion 'Things you hate.'
""Rachel from Card Member Services." The calls seem to have died down lately, but they come in spurts as new bunches of crooks buy the equipment for making the robocalls.  One version of the scam made some money even if you didn't…"
SteveInCO replied to Devlin Cuite's discussion 'Things you hate.'
"I seem to be better and better at having my hands come up with creative and wrong (but phonetically valid) spellings as I age.  I'll go back and read it and wonder, "WTF?"  It can't just be fat-fingering; it almost…"
SteveInCO replied to Devlin Cuite's discussion 'Things you hate.'
"The paper used in dollar bills would probably make really bad toilet paper."
SteveInCO replied to Gallup's Mirror's discussion 'Is Pope Francis really revolutionary?'
"It's not new for the Catholic church to be doing this. I recall conservatives (even Catholic ones) kvetch about this as far back as the 1980s and I am sure it goes back further than that.  (I can't speak to what happens in board rooms…"
SteveInCO replied to Adam Weber's discussion 'Why Not Deism?'
"All the reasons given (in the last page or so--I haven't read the rest of the thread) not to be a deist are good ones. I'd much rather live in a community of deists than Christians, however.  (Though a community full of very tolerant…"

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Surprise! Colorado Springs NOT in the Bible Belt.

Posted on July 27, 2013 at 4:30pm 4 Comments


Unlike what I usually do when I crosspost from my blog (where I simply paste the text in), I'll provide a TL;DR here because I want to highlight the thing I found really surprising.

In a Gallup Poll where they classified people into "very", "moderately" and "non" religious, and did this…


How uncommonly generous!

Posted on July 23, 2013 at 2:44am 15 Comments

Crossposted from here:

Every once in a while you read something that makes you seethe.

In a generous display of clemency a woman from Norway is…


Advice for Pope Francis I

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 11:30pm 8 Comments

[Crosspost from here:].  Visit letreasonreign for more caustic commentary on religion.

In most matters (with one exception I will get to), here’s my advice, one moving picture worth a thousand words:…


Open Letter to Christians #3: Freedom From Religion? Yes.

Posted on February 10, 2013 at 11:52pm 0 Comments

Crosspost from here:

Dear Christian,

Well, you've heard it said... and I imagine many of you have said it yourself, exasperated with some atheist complaint about prayer in school or a creche scene in front of a courthouse:  "It's freedom of religion not freedom from religion."

Well, actually it is both; you cannot…


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At 4:01am on October 23, 2013, Lady Elizabeth said…

Thanks for the friend request. I love what I've seen of the Open Letter to Christians. I don't have time to finish it right now, but I'll be back :)

At 2:26pm on April 24, 2013, Missy Hollingsworth said…

Thanks for the friend request! Definitely accepted! :-) Can't wait to talk with you more on your philosophical views of religion... although logically there is really very little to go over other than arguments against and reasons why... anyway, you get my drift I think :-)

At 12:42am on April 8, 2013, Morgan Matthew said…
There is is a huge update coming in about 6 months to TA. (Maybe sooner if the testing on my end goes well.) Your the 1st one to know about it. :)
At 10:01pm on April 3, 2013, Brynja Knapp said…

There..accepted/approved..however that goes :)

At 12:22am on March 22, 2013, Unseen said…

Thanks for the friend request. Approved!

At 11:50pm on February 11, 2013, Jennifer Thompson said…

Thanks Steve ....Cheers oi oi oi lol

At 3:11am on January 29, 2013, Peta M said…

Woo hoo a friend cheers mate!

At 8:47pm on January 27, 2013, Peta M said…

Indeed and I'm liking it alot found you all on twitter quite by accident but i'm glad I did !

At 9:47pm on January 5, 2013, Kim said…

Thanks for being my pal!

At 6:22pm on November 17, 2012, Kat said…

My third friend! :)


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