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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 (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 Unseen's discussion 'The Problem of Omniscience'
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SteveInCO replied to brant feivou's discussion 'Ezekiel 23:20 WTF! Is this not the greatest passage ever?'
"Zeke 23:20 is actually "best" in the NIV: "
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SteveInCO replied to Jeff Ulinski's discussion 'Are Christians who don't follow the Mosaic Law hypocrites?'
"I'm willing to acknowledge only three main assumptions: Reality actually exists I am conscious My senses allow me to perceive reality Those are a lot more basic and simple than what most people with religion will tell you. A cautionary note…"
SteveInCO replied to Beth's discussion 'I Just Finished Reading the Bible'
"Daughters weren't mentioned because sexism.  Seriously. Often times when women were mentioned...they were merely identified as so-and-so's wife or daughter instead of by actual name."
SteveInCO replied to Jeff Ulinski's discussion 'Are Christians who don't follow the Mosaic Law hypocrites?'
"Sikh and ye shall find."
SteveInCO replied to Unseen's discussion 'If God exists...'
"Perfect new opener...showing dark matter doing some gravitational lensing!"
SteveInCO replied to Joey Collins's discussion 'Understanding the definition of "sexual deviation"'
"Between consenting adults the only valid definition I can think of for "sexual deviation" is when you're so clumsy the parts don't go where you intended them to."
SteveInCO replied to Stijn Bruers's discussion 'A quasi-objective morality without God: the anti-arbitrariness principle'
"Ah, OK then.  I misunderstood where they were coming from. Still, I'd have to question their basis for making such a statement.  It could just be because our impressions of what is "Jesuslike" are largely formed by that…"
SteveInCO replied to Unseen's discussion 'Bad news regarding the American presidential election'
"Hillary has been a senator and also secretary of state.  Those are significant qualifications, and shouldn't be ignored.  (I agree with you that being ex-First-Lady is not a qualification.) Probably still not as significant as…"
SteveInCO replied to Heather Spoonheim's discussion 'Hubble Successor Telescope'
"There was no closed form solution to the general 3 (or more) body problem back then. There still isn't. That's a problem with the state of the art in mathematics, not an issue with Newton's theory (and the same problem exists with…"
SteveInCO replied to Keith Pulley's discussion 'At the Edge of the Observable Universe'
"Still won't work, for the other reasons I've mentioned.  The earth will slow the car down unless it has some way of counteracting the pull of the earth.  If it's applying thrust to do so, it is then, by definition, not a…"
SteveInCO replied to Keith Pulley's discussion 'At the Edge of the Observable Universe'
"Well the statement talked about driving to the sun, presumably on a road.  There IS friction in space, whenever two bodies touch.  There's no atmospheric friction, but there'd still be rolling friction between the car and the…"
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"In re: what Unseen said:  The ancient Greek logic was, if you were caught in battle and allowed to live, you owed it to the man who didn't kill you, you were bought and paid for.  The Romans also used this reasoning. Some American…"
SteveInCO replied to Heather Spoonheim's discussion 'Hubble Successor Telescope'
"Einstein accomplished a lot.  That's a no brainer. But I think Newton accomplished more, and that's not altered by what his starting point was, nor is it altered by the fact that Einstein refined a lot of what Newton did. Archimedes,…"
SteveInCO replied to Heather Spoonheim's discussion 'Hubble Successor Telescope'
"Here's another reason to name the Hubble Successor after Newton. Newton invented the reflecting telescope, and laid the foundation for optics as a science. Who better to name a big honking reflecting telescope after? Other possibilities: …"
SteveInCO replied to Stijn Bruers's discussion 'A quasi-objective morality without God: the anti-arbitrariness principle'
"Try checking the footnotes in many modern translations...they'll tell you the stoning story does not appear in the earliest manuscripts.  This is true in both the NIV (often dishonest, and aimed at fundies) and NRSV (probably the most…"

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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 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…


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

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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 11:54am on December 23, 2015, Julia West said…

Thanks, Steve :-)

At 5:58pm on September 30, 2015, Christina Knowles said…

Really? I am in a wonderful local atheist group with hundreds of members, but it still seems like an insanely religious place.

At 9:44am on August 17, 2015, Reg The Fronkey Farmer said…

Thanks for the add SteveInCO.

At 4:02pm on June 26, 2015, Becky Long said…

Yes, we did.  It was great meeting you and Marianne!

At 10:38pm on March 30, 2015, Belle Rose said…
We were until I deleted my acct then came good to see you back Steve :)
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



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