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Forever Cursed

Forever cursed is how I see organised religion. I call them corrupt or forever cursed, because that is exactly how I see them. They (the institutions) try to make amends by seeming to have mended their ways; but then somehow go back to their roots. Then you see them for what the really are, they…

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Added by Nerdy Keith on February 25, 2015 at 8:00pm — 8 Comments

JOURNEY OUT OF DOGMA

Introduction

I grew up within Catholicism since the age of 6years during the 70's, my parents were not practicing religious folk, they were freethinking in all respects. Like all good parents they wanted to send me to the…

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Added by Mai on February 25, 2015 at 2:30pm — 6 Comments

Christian Assumptions

In responding to a phone message left by a potential customer I called back to see what they wanted. We discussed what they were looking for and whether I could accommodate their woodworking request. Then there was this: "So what church do you go to?" I explained that I was not religious and therefore had no need to attend any church. They commented that they would leave a "pew" open for me.

Is it just ignorant southern U.S. fundamentalist Christians that make these assumptions about…

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Added by Ed on February 16, 2015 at 10:02am — 19 Comments

Telescopes 101

It had the same effect on Galileo. Have you ever discovered a telescope eyepiece in the pocket of your pajamas? Have you ever measured your roof for a dome? Do you know how to pronounce Cassiopeia? If so, you may have wondered, "is there hope for…

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Added by Brad Snowder on February 14, 2015 at 2:07am — 5 Comments

The Score of Guilt- From Charlie Hebdo to Chapel Hill

For a moment I felt a pang of guilt. After getting into countless arguments about atheism not promoting a radical and hateful agenda there it was in black and white:

An Atheist killed 3 young Muslims over a parking spot.

What are we to do? Obviously our moral leaders should get together and condemn…

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Added by Carol Foley on February 11, 2015 at 6:01pm — 1 Comment

Dealing with cancer is easier than dealing with the "prayers"

I was recently diagnosed with stage III malignant Melanoma (it is in my lymph nodes) and yes it is difficult and of course I'm terrified that I might miss out on some amazing future events.  The biggest problem I am having right now is dealing with people who want to "save" me and "pray" for me.  I was actually told that without "god" I cannot be cured.  I take solace in the fact that due to my belief system I live my life and fight to live rather than pray and hope for some imaginary…

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Added by Donald Tanquary on February 11, 2015 at 1:04pm — 4 Comments

Solar system at the speed of light

This has done an amazing job as best as anything can at giving us an idea of the emptiness of the solarsystem (universe).

What was new to me was seeing how quickly the terrestrial planets pass by.

Added by Davis Goodman on February 10, 2015 at 9:39am — 5 Comments

Stonehenge

"There is something in Stonehenge almost reassuring; and if you are disposed to feel that life is rather a superficial matter, and that we soon get to the bottom of things, the immemorial gray pillars may serve to remind you of the enormous background of time." ~ Henry James 1875 CE…

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Added by Brad Snowder on February 7, 2015 at 5:09pm — 2 Comments

Avoid Blasphemy in pakistan

You could be burnt alive in a kiln, decapitated with an axe, have your career destroyed and basically your existence taken away from you in one way or the other if you are accused of blasphemy. Now with people queuing for blasphemy proofing measures, we’ve come up with a few tips that collectively form a security jacket against blasphemy allegations.



Here’s what the jacket is composed of:



Don’t be a non-Muslim



This one’s obvious. If you’re a Muslim the odds are… Continue

Added by Muhammad ali on January 25, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Planets

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The old school definition of the planets was "Any of these seven celestial bodies, Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, that shineth and wandereth about the starry heavens" or something like that. The specific language has been…

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Added by Brad Snowder on January 24, 2015 at 2:58pm — 10 Comments

Arkansas legislative proposal to remove state's dual celebration of Lee & King

Little Rock, Ark. • Two Arkansas legislators said Wednesday it is inappropriate to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and the leader of the Confederate Army on the same day and proposed ending the state's decades-old tradition of honoring Robert E. Lee.

Arkansas is one of just three states to jointly celebrate King, the black civil-rights leader, and Lee, the white Confederate general, on the third Monday of January. Some have labeled the practice…

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Added by Ed on January 24, 2015 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Fruit of the Womb (Loss Edition)

Anembryonic gestation (also known as a blighted ovum) is a pregnancy in which the very early pregnancy appears normal on an ultrasound scan, but as the pregnancy progresses a visible embryo never develops or develops and is…

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Added by Carol Foley on January 21, 2015 at 5:04pm — 9 Comments

Who didn't see this coming? :(

Why there are laws that protect spiritual and religious morons from abusing their children and letting them die...is beyond me. Canada and other Nordic countries and their false-liberalism often leaves me aghast.…

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Added by Davis Goodman on January 21, 2015 at 2:22pm — 20 Comments

Marriage and Alcohol

I got married Thursday and it was the greatest thing to ever happen to me. However....we already had our first fight. Well, not so much a fight, just a confrontation. She thinks I drink too much. Now, granted I drink a lot but that's because it's really hard for me to get drunk. Even when intoxicated I'm very well coordinated (physically) and in control (mentally). But her father was a violent drunk. And the last thing I would ever want is for her to be scared of me like she was of that…

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Added by Cato (Kaito) Rigas on January 17, 2015 at 2:08pm — 14 Comments

The Hive & The Honey Bee

Sometimes we can be surprised by the comments of an author when reading a book. I am currently reading a book first published in 1878 concerning the inner workings of a honeybee hive. The author, L.L. Langstroth, was one of the first individuals to propose using what is today the 'frame and box' method of housing honey bees; a movable comb hive, if you will.

In the book much discussion is presented about the impregnation of the queen and the ratio of drone to worker bee eggs that are…

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Added by Ed on January 17, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Violence and monotheism

I don't agree with everything in this article but it's an interesting read.

http://www.skeptic.com/eskeptic/15-01-14/#feature…

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Added by Davis Goodman on January 14, 2015 at 8:07pm — 14 Comments

Scientists are now admitting that nuclear power is greener than other alternatives

The full read from which the following quote is taken is here.

Nuclear power is one of the least damaging sources of energy for the environment, and the green movement must accept its expansion if the world is to…

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Added by Unseen on January 8, 2015 at 12:29pm — 36 Comments

The sounds of sodomy

I thought Reg would get a kick out of this:

The best way to get Children from becoming gay or supporting gay marriage is to play sounds of sodomy in their baby crib!…

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Added by Davis Goodman on January 8, 2015 at 9:25am — 4 Comments

The Keeling Curve

I think the following graph speaks for itself. We can discuss whether or not humans are responsible for the sudden, unquestionably drastic spike in CO2 represented on this particular graph, but I'm primarily interested in learning if anyone of significance in science disputes the overall accuracy of the graph?

Click on the graph to see a selection of more recent timeframes (X-axis).…

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Added by Pope Beanie on January 7, 2015 at 5:58pm — 6 Comments

The Meaning of Death

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And who shall separate the dust

Which later we shall be?

Whose keen discerning eye will scan

And solve the mystery?

The high, the low, the rich, the poor,

The black, the white, the…

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Added by Brad Snowder on December 31, 2014 at 3:40pm — 10 Comments

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