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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, 2014. 12 Replies

Here is the complaint http://ffrf.org/uploads/legal/IGWTComplaint.pdf (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, 2014. 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 Belle Rose's discussion 'I don't understand Brexit'
"That would support my suspicion:  That perhaps it's possible to have the free trade/free travel without all the bullshit being rammed down your throat.  The decrees coming down from Brussels don't seem to have anything to do with…"
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SteveInCO commented on navid's blog post 'Pride Parade & Muslims'
"That's clearly not true, even from a Muslim viewpoint.  Nowhere does it list the five pillars, nowhere does it instruct you on how to pray, nowhere does it say you must pray five times a day (it went as far as three), nowhere does it…"
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SteveInCO replied to Davis Goodman's discussion 'How to easily manipulate people into voting for something utterly against their best interests'
"So if, as Davis suggested, the UK remains in the Free Trade area, but leaves the full blown union, how many of these economic arguments (which assume the loss of free trade with the continent) still apply? Was the UK voting to get completely out or…"
33 minutes ago
SteveInCO replied to Unseen's discussion 'Is Donald Trump in the early stages of Alzheimer's?'
"Ah. For what its worth, most conservatives find George Will to be not very conservative, except by comparison to anyone else the major media turns to for commentary.  He's the token "conservative" they run so they can claim not…"
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SteveInCO replied to Unseen's discussion 'Is Donald Trump in the early stages of Alzheimer's?'
"Which one?"
13 hours ago
SteveInCO replied to Davis Goodman's discussion 'How to easily manipulate people into voting for something utterly against their best interests'
"I certainly wasn't trying to deny the fact (whatever the fact turns out to be). It certainly looks like a case where most people here would be yelling "Yay, Scotland!" if it turns out to be true, and I wanted to point out to those…"
18 hours ago
SteveInCO replied to Unseen's discussion 'Unfortunately, Virginia, it seems we are alone in the universe'
"@Unseen, I have no idea.  But then again, the same complaint could be made about the Higgs Boson and gravity waves.  There's no notion of a practical application for any of them.  (On the other side of that coin, most people do…"
18 hours ago
SteveInCO replied to Davis Goodman's discussion 'How to easily manipulate people into voting for something utterly against their best interests'
"As I said, I'm not a believer in pure democracy, and you happened to pick an instance that shows why--an individual right should never be voted on.  (Of course that opens up a can of worms, "what is an individual right"...but I…"
19 hours ago
SteveInCO replied to Davis Goodman's discussion 'How to easily manipulate people into voting for something utterly against their best interests'
"As long as we both understand you're only positing it's true in most cases, then I don't have a problem with what you said. What trips people up and causes these arguments is that the phrasing "Black Americans like soul…"
19 hours ago
SteveInCO replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School June 26th 2016' in the group Sunday School
"...and "The Josiah Effect" should be required reading amongst the Christian right."
19 hours ago
SteveInCO replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School June 26th 2016' in the group Sunday School
""In defence of Ayaan Hirsi Ali" should be required reading amongst the Left in this country.  I'm finding myself increasingly impatient with the ones who insist on kowtowing to Islam."
19 hours ago
SteveInCO replied to Unseen's discussion 'Unfortunately, Virginia, it seems we are alone in the universe'
"I don't think that any serious, educated proponent of the idea claims it's anything more than speculation without evidence.  But they think it's likely to be true based not on direct evidence, but on indirect evidence--the…"
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SteveInCO replied to Davis Goodman's discussion 'How to easily manipulate people into voting for something utterly against their best interests'
"That would be a gigantic miscarriage of democratic principles (mind you I don't myself believe in pure democracy), allowing a small part of the country to block what the entire country as a whole wants."
20 hours ago
SteveInCO replied to Davis Goodman's discussion 'How to easily manipulate people into voting for something utterly against their best interests'
"You're offering up a stereotype and offering to apply it to a lot of different people. However...I think it's likely, based on what I've seen personally (a most unscientific standard) that that stereotype is true more often than not…"
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SteveInCO replied to Davis Goodman's discussion 'How to easily manipulate people into voting for something utterly against their best interests'
"It's complicated, for sure, and if your suggestion is followed, it will become more so, since there would now be one flag that's in CoE and EEA but in no other circle. Level 1 sounds like what I was describing as something that would be…"
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SteveInCO replied to Shane Michaels's discussion 'Questioning the nature of friendship'
"It sounds like, for whatever reason, you never really made friends with the people in your atheist group (with the one exception).  That sort of thing happens.  And road trips can test a friendship, believe me I know this!  You might…"
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Surprise! Colorado Springs NOT in the Bible Belt.

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

Crosspost:

http://letreasonreign.wordpress.com/2013/07/27/most-and-least-religious-places/

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…

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How uncommonly generous!

Posted on July 23, 2013 at 2:44am 9 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…

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Advice for Pope Francis I

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

[Crosspost from here: http://letreasonreign.wordpress.com/2013/03/13/advice-for-pope-francis-i/].  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:…

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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 7:48am on June 15, 2016, Andie Bourne said…

It's just a lot of smoke and mirrors. Agree!

At 11:22am on June 14, 2016, Andie Bourne said…

Which bible? There are so many different versions, who can keep track? I have read many of them. The Quran. The Torah. And eastern religions. And animist religions. And Native American religions. And sci-fi religions. With and without a god. And with many gods. (Point of irony: all religions with gods are polytheistic in my view.) And in several languages. Anyway, just not a fan of the stupidity of it all. The hypocrisy bothers me, too, but it's really the lack of logic and its global impact that I would like to see diminished. I was raised as a Christian but with the right not to be. Nobody in my family forced me to believe anything, and luckily, they are readers, and they were open to philosophical discussions about the universe. For years, I co-existed with the religious, recognizing there are "sheep" and even crazies in every group no matter the group. Secretaries. Doctors. Teachers. Bartenders. Whatever. But the older I get, the more disturbed I am at how the modern global political machine is making a huge shift, killing public education and leveraging superstition. This is not a conspiracy theory. It's just what's happening. Sample the evolution of legislation from various countries. And that's fine. I can move when necessary...and then move again. But it really seems to me that any philosophy that relies on ignorance and subjugation of the mind and spirit is a threat to civilized society and personal freedom. I don't have a personal ax to grind with any particular religion. I don't have any more bad experiences with religious people than any other group of people. I just think religion as a concept is the strongest doctrine in the world limiting personal agency, scientific and socio-economic advancement, and political stability. In the United States, political values are so wrapped up social judgment, that the original meaning of liberal and conservative - the speed with which change is implemented in a given political system - has been lost. I believe there is a humanist imperative, a morality if you will, but I don't need the threat of a hell or the promise of a heaven to conduct myself ethically with a conscience. I also believe that I should be able to be a non-believer fiscal conservative who comes from a Southern WASP family married to a mixed race man from another country trying to raise my children with conservative moral values which are based on the notion of personal safety and consideration for others not on a voyeur god. I don't give a damn about sexual orientation or the color of your skin or what your parents and great-grandparents did. Are you a decent human being? Do you lie? Do you steal? Are you selfish? Or greedy? Do you manipulate? Do you use people? Do you pray instead of do something? Do you whine and blame instead of do something? Do you read? Do you think for yourself? Can we disagree intelligently? Are you discerning? Are you thoughtful? Can you admit your mistakes? Can you change your own thoughts and behavior based on the consequences of your actions? Are you considerate? Empathetic? Do you speak for what is right and defend those who need defending? I would like to contribute to making the world a place where nobody responds to tragedies with a hastag-pray-for picture. And where there's a national media industry devoted to news not propaganda. It's a pipe dream, but we've all got to work for something. And yes, I read a lot. Everything I can get my hands on. My (main) home library contains upwards of 5000 modern and antique books, and that doesn't count ebooks and audiobooks, and a/v materials like our purchased or saved documentaries, podcasts, etc. The main area downstairs, which is also the kids' study, is arranged according to the Dewey decimal system.There is a huge section on religion, with everything from the aforementioned books to the the Book of Mormon, books on witchcraft, (as in actual spell-casting books), the teachings of Confucius, American 1980's cult scare histories

At 2:43am on June 13, 2016, microdaft. said…

Thanks, man! I'm glad I decided to sign up.

At 1:16pm on June 12, 2016, Rose x said…

Thanks for the welcome :) 

At 7:16pm on June 8, 2016, Alexandra Rodriguez said…

Yes, the clinical lab is pretty amazing if you're into that sort of stuff. I'm a student still and will be graduating in 2018. If I were to lean toward a specialty in the lab it would be Microbiology, Blood Bank, or Immunohematology. And with a AS degree it pays pretty well and is high in demand.

At 1:10pm on May 29, 2016, Larry D. Pate said…

Thanks.   Dan Barker is one of the few contemporary clerics who has had the balls to publicly step away from both belief and vocation.  I would enjoy meeting and chatting with him.  There are, in fact, thousands of ministers of all stripes/denominations who leave their faith and faith traditions each year.  Of course they don't all depart as non-theists; but many - from all indication - do develop serious reservations if not doubt about the doctrines and creeds they are expected to espouse and to embody.  We need more Dan Barkers.  

At 10:33am on May 27, 2016, Robert Genisis said…

you made the perfect cut :D and If you need any help in arabic and islamic things , I am here and I can help you in anything ^_^ I think the only thing which make me happy about being a native arabic speaker that I can understand Islam completely on its reality :)

At 10:30pm on May 25, 2016, Robert Genisis said…

thanks for welcome :) I also agree with you in this part :D

At 4:24am on May 22, 2016, Gunay Kayahan said…

Thank you - but just to be clear - I'm a male.

At 9:49pm on May 21, 2016, Ralph Burks said…

The last and biggest mistake I made was being a Christian,changing my mind opened up and answered old questions.I know more now then I ever thought I could.Mistakes are for those who get involved I will just stand on the sideline and Learn.

 
 
 

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