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Saudi Arabia declares atheists terrorists under new laws targeting citizens who 'call for secular thought in any form'

Saudi Arabia has officially identified atheists as terrorists in sweeping new laws that threaten up to 20 years in prison for almost any criticism of the government or Islam.

The regulations place secular citizens who commit thought crimes in the same category as violent terrorist groups such as Al-Qaeda's Yemen branch and Saudi Hezbollah.

Under the new decree by King Abdullah, Saudi Arabia will jail for up to 20 years anyone who fights in…

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Added by Dan on April 1, 2014 at 9:06am — 20 Comments

Hate Monger Fred Phelps Dead.

Wesboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps dies…

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Added by Dan on March 20, 2014 at 1:30pm — 12 Comments

The destruction of woo..

I'm married to a conspiracy theorist.

I used to think like him.

I don't and can't anymore.

I can't help but be painfully aware of how his thinking has bled into our daily lives.

I consider divorce a last resort.



As uncomfortable as it is to be on the receiving end of his lack of trust and subtle paranoia, I imagine it must be much more difficult to live in his head, unsure of the people you live with and love most.

I am compelled to help, I love him, and I'd do…

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Added by Aim on March 5, 2014 at 7:50pm — 11 Comments

What’s a Physeter? A post about metaphors and prophecy

This is a post about finding meaning. Also crossposted at thephyseter.wordpress.com.

Why do I call myself The Physeter online? My internet moniker is the name of a beautiful and majestic creature:

The sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus), or cachalot, is the largest of the…

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Added by Physeter on March 5, 2014 at 9:06pm — 9 Comments

Think Atheist has made me a true atheist I am truely Free!



Well, I did it. I really did it! I told my parents that I am atheist. As some of you have known that I was deathly afraid of coming out to my parents about atheism. When I joined the site I was was acting like a child and being generally dumb but this was because I was lying to myself. This site threw me over the edge. But the problem in my head is that I can not be a atheist until I tell my family because I do not like to lie to people.… Continue

Added by Kate on January 16, 2009 at 12:00am — 11 Comments

Episode 18: Religious Rights or Preferential Treatment (Part 2/2)

In This Episode: (Warning! Potentially Offensive Content! As usual.)

  • Religious prisoners sue for ceremonial food.
  • Muslim prisoners sue for 5 prayers a day.
  • Woman sues United States Council of Bishops for directing Catholic hospitals to put religious beliefs above her safety.

Reoccurring Segments:

  • Who Said…
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Added by Facts Before Faith on January 2, 2014 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Family and Friends Trying to Save Me

So I have this friend who keeps talking about how awesome her church is every time I see her...which is weird. I get it, you love your church. I'm sad that you're wrapped up in the lies of a religion, but relieved that you're not part of a particularly evil sect...and if you're happy, I'm happy for you. Can we not talk about this for a sixth time? I think she has this fantasy where I'm supossed to say, "Oh yea, they don't hate gays at your Church? The music is modern!? Your husband doesn't…

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Added by Kairan Nierde on December 4, 2013 at 11:13am — 17 Comments

Thank you to all the Veterans out there.

As a former service member I wish to extend my thanks to all military members. Both current and retired.

Whether you are for a particular conflict or against it the troops are not the one to take your anger out on.

Added by Dan on November 11, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments

Bus Driver Fired After Forcing Prayer on Students

A bus driver for the Burnsville school district was fired last week for leading kids in Christian prayers on his bus, even after he was warned to stop — a move he considers a violation of his freedom of speech.

George Nathaniel, 49, of Richfield, who is also a pastor for a…

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Added by Dan on November 7, 2013 at 4:00pm — 12 Comments

How did it happen?

How did it happen?

I live alone on 10 acres and I have lots of time to think and weigh out how the world got so crazy. I watch news and when I see people who are in the highest positions of power talking about "God" and how he influences their decisions my stomach churns and I go into a cold sweat. I don't know about you but to me its scary, real scary, Its to the point where I don't want to even go out of the property unless its a absolute necessity.  Why are people who seem to have…

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Added by steven rodriguez on October 31, 2013 at 5:00pm — 34 Comments

The Ten Commandments Are Pointless.

In the grand scheme of Christianity, The Ten Commandments are pointless.

If a serial killer can be allowed into Heaven simply because he repented right before his life came to an end, then Thou Shalt Not Kill doesn't mean sh*t as a commandment.

If every bad thing that we have ever done is wiped off of our records simply because we ask God for forgiveness, then commanding people not to kill or lie or steal is useless.

"Don't kill people...but if you do, just say you are…

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Added by Horacio Martinez on October 9, 2013 at 7:57pm — 12 Comments

Thank you, Think Atheist.

Thank you for existing, I have been a member for less than a day and I'm already proud and excited to be associated with such a great collaboration of (mostly) intelligent minds. Whoever runs and/or started this site, I would like to shake your hand and thank you in person, and if the opportunity presents itself, I will do so with gusto. Indeed, my point is not yet clear, I dislike the bullshit of social networking in most cases, blah blah, bitch bitch, but here people clearly express there…

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Added by Keenan Fry on October 3, 2013 at 7:52am — 11 Comments

Bleh. Shark Week.

From the webcomic Rock Paper Cynic. Full of intelligent, funny, and just plain weird comics, jokes and songs.

Added by H3xx on August 12, 2013 at 2:15am — No Comments

High School Graduation: Attack of the Fundies - Public Prayer During Ceremony

I posted this yesterday on my Facebook page**; however I decided to post it here as well, in its entirety. I suspect that there are fellow atheists who find this to be an especially frustrating time because of the continuing fight over sanctioned prayer at high school graduations. At a minimum you may find yourself irritated and disgusted with this whole, ongoing, mess - such as the story of the Valedictorian in Pickens County, SC.

Or your…

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Added by Rocky Oliver (LotusGeek) on June 8, 2013 at 8:21pm — No Comments

A friendly Reminder.

Greetings everyone! 

From time to time we will post the guidelines in a blog to make sure everyone has had a chance to read them. 

We have just crossed 18000 members and that number continues to climb! Thank you all for your support and contributions!!

~Dan,

 Administrator

ThinkAtheist.com.

The Guidelines have been and can always be found above in the "ABOUT" tab, or by going to; …

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Added by Dan on June 6, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Space Oddity- (First music Video From Space?)

 ( http://youtu.be/KaOC9danxNo )

Published on May 12, 2013

A revised version of David Bowie's Space Oddity, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station.



With thanks to…

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Added by Dan on May 12, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

On Calling people 'Trolls'

Don't get me wrong, there are some cases where it does need to be said, but I feel people are too quick to level accusations of trolldom.  Furthermore, there is an assumption that because a troll thread continues, the troll was successful, but it doesn't work that way.  If the people in the thread are having fun, or are getting fulfillment out of the dialog the thread generates, it's not a very successful troll.  No one really fell for anything.

Outside of fair warning for others in…

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Added by kris feenstra on July 13, 2012 at 2:30pm — 10 Comments

'Atheism is for white people'

"My friends joke that I am a coconut: brown on the outside, but white on the inside." - Alom Shaha, The Young Atheist's Handbook.

I wrote a post fairly recently for the Rationalist Association's blog (soon set to be in New Humanist…

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Added by Carnun Marcus-Page on May 8, 2013 at 3:00pm — 13 Comments

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