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Fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil

But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

― Genesis 2:17



If we interpret this sentence in a certain way, it tells us almost everything we need to know about personal morality.

We normally talk about the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.  Fruit = consequences.  

Good and Evil can be seen as Good and Bad ― Liking and…

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Added by Simon Paynton on March 18, 2014 at 7:56am — No Comments

Atheists to Unveil Florida Courthouse Monument

Press Release: Atheists to Unveil Florida Courthouse Monument

Posted on: May 29, 2013

Stone Bench Featuring Secular Quotes Will Sit Beside Religious Tribute

Cranford, NJ—Following a settlement with Bradford County, Florida, American Atheists will unveil a new monument in front of the Bradford County Courthouse: a 1,500-pound granite bench engraved with quotations from Thomas Jefferson,…

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Added by Rob Klaers on May 29, 2013 at 2:11pm — 8 Comments

How do you feel about churches being tax-exempt?

     I feel that that there should be a separation of church and state, and the fact that churches are tax-exempt tells me there is not. Do you feel that churches should be tax-exempt? Why or why not?  If you agree with me, please sign this petition https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/eliminate-all-churches-their-tax-exempt-statuses/1BWB3Cb3.

Added by Jordan Toney on April 3, 2013 at 7:54pm — No Comments

Out Of The Randomness

One argument that I tackled in an earlier post was the fine tuning argument. I thought about it for a while, and I thought of one of my interests: Astronomy. I realized that there are thousands of galaxies and millions of stars and planets out there. So are we really "fine tuned"? Why us and not any one of the other millions of planets? Why haven't we found life on other planets? For those of you who do not know much about cosmology or astronomy there is a certain Goldilocks zone that a…

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Added by Real Life James Bond on April 2, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

How do people like this get elected..??

Louisiana Revelation: School Voucher Funding – It’s Not Just For Christians Any More

Jul 5, 2012 by Rob Boston in Wall of Separation

A member of the Louisiana House of Representatives who eagerly supported Gov. Bobby Jindal’s plan to fund private schools…

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Added by Rob Klaers on February 20, 2013 at 11:51pm — No Comments

Ideal separation of church and state

If there was real separation of church and state there would be: 

  1. No crosses on public roads and public highways
  2. No "In God We Trust" on the currency
  3. No "Under God" in pledge of allegiance
  4. No "Acts of God" in the books of law
  5. No taking oath to public office in name of god, or on the bible
  6. No adding of god to the party agendas
  7. No "In God We Trust" license plates issued for free on tax payers dime
  8. No laws banning…
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Added by atheistrising on September 23, 2012 at 2:00pm — 12 Comments

The Disregard For The Victims In Chrisianity Based Legal And Penal Systems

And What About The Next Victim?
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120816121825.htm



"A University of Utah survey of judges in 19 states found that if a convicted criminal is a psychopath, judges consider it an aggravating factor in sentencing, but if judges also hear biological explanations for…
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Added by maruli marulaki on August 17, 2012 at 5:11pm — No Comments

Cheryl Washington, Texas Shekinah Learning Institute Charter Founder, Teaches Religion In School, Americans United Alleges

The Huffington Post  |  By Gregory Kristof Posted: 07/12/2012 3:31 pm Updated: 07/12/2012 3:36 pm

Religion watchdogs are warning of an amply-funded…

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Added by Rob Klaers on July 17, 2012 at 7:45pm — No Comments

Churches resorting to Prayer when court cases and petitions fail.

New York Times

They have tried letter-writing, petitions and a lawsuit, all to no avail. So now the Christian congregations that are weeks away from…

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Added by Rob Klaers on March 19, 2012 at 2:48pm — 4 Comments

Death Calls for Saudi Poet and Blogger..Plz Sign Petition to save him!

 A young saudi writer, Hamza Kashgari, has fled the country for fear for his safety after receiving many death threats through the social media (twitter, youtube, facebook...etc.) Hamza is now detained by the Malaysian government after the King of Saudi Arabia requested his extradition to Saudi. We beg of you to help us with all you can to prevent his extradition to Saudi, as this may threaten his life.

The story started on Saturday, when Hamza wrote three…

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Added by Hope on February 9, 2012 at 8:19pm — 6 Comments

Ark Encounter, Kentucky Creationist Theme Park, Gets Generous Tax Breaks In Budget Proposal

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) has proposed a 2012-2013 budget that includes heavy cuts to some key departments while giving a $43 million tax break to a massive creationist theme park.

In his plan, Beshear calls for a 6.4 percent cut to Kentucky's higher education department, a…

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Added by sjtoupin on January 23, 2012 at 4:11pm — 2 Comments

Thankful For

I would like to give thanks for all of those that have made this comfortable life possible. For all who had the ability to forego the dogma of their day and think freely. For these are the people who have made possible our freedom from oppression, our freedom from persecution our freedom from a primitive existence. True freedom only happens when the mind is free from preordained modes of thought. Embrace your mode of thought no matter who may condemn you. Ask yourself if the way you think…

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Added by TDM on November 25, 2011 at 11:26am — No Comments

Please sign petition defending a free and Secular Middle East and North Africa

Defend a free and Secular Middle East and North Africa.

Manifesto for a Secular Middle East and North Africa.

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Added by Hope on November 18, 2011 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Reason and Emotion

     Care must be taken to draw a distinction between a rational  idea and an emotional truth. A rational idea is a construct of the conscious mind. An emotional truth is an expression of human feeling. It's just what someone feels to be true.

     Jesus Christ never gave religious law in the tradition of the old religion (the Law of Moses) or Islamic law. He spoke in cryptic imagery and enigmatic parables. As a consequence, Christianity has no rational expression. It is pure…

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Added by Kenneth Low on September 16, 2011 at 7:08pm — 2 Comments

Do Moderate Christians Need an "Adam"?

Jesus and Adam  Previously, I discussed the idea that we can now definitively show that there was no single couple from which all of humanity descended, and discussed a few points made by ProfMTH, namely that Paul references Adam in same way he references Jesus. To me, this seemed a clear and inescapable contradiction to a foundational principle of Christianity, since Paul is obviously wrong in referencing Adam. Now this assertion faced…

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Added by HonestDiscussioner on September 6, 2011 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Hitler was a Catholic

Christians on the far right who want to soothe themselves with the untruth that Hitler was an Atheist need think again. Hitler was a Roman Catholic with a profound interest in occult matters. That he had support of influential church leaders is also an unavoidable fact. It is also interesting to note that as a young man the future dictator and mass murder considered the priesthood - something he shared in common with Stalin.

 

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Added by Ezra T. Klatt on August 8, 2011 at 11:12am — 36 Comments

Secularization Religiosity and Doctrine

Good afternoon everyone! I hope you’re all having a great day. Despite a rather shaky start to the day, everything is now going well and I just read a great article inThe Vancouver Sun, titled …

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Added by Brian Bridson on August 6, 2011 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Texas can’t catch a break.

(Cross-posted from my actual blog, hosted by the good folks here at Think Atheist!)

When it comes to its education standards, Texas has had a lot of bad luck these last few years.

Whether they were contending with a willfully ignorant dentist whom Texas Governor Rick Perry somehow thought was qualified to chair the State Board of Education (SBoE) and who…

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Added by MikeTheInfidel on July 17, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

If religion has caused more death and destruction then anything else in the history of mankind, why do people still practice any form of religion.

Much of what people do is done in the name of God. Irishmen blow each other up in his name. Arabs blow themselves up in his name. Imams and ayatollahs oppress women in his name. Celibate popes and priests mess up people's sex lives, and allow the molestation of young boys in their churches, in his name.The achievements of religion in past history has only been bloody crusades, torturing inquisitions, mass-murdering conquistadors, culture-destroying missionaries, repression of women and… Continue

Added by Ethan Lofing on June 5, 2011 at 12:10pm — 18 Comments

Life, the universe, and everything

As an opener I'd like to state that my worldview has absolutely nothing to do with my atheism. I like to think that were I a theist I would still hold life, the universe, and everything in exactly the same regards. This post is not intended to answer any questions about nor explain my view on theism. Correlation does not imply causation. That being said, let us proceed.

 

Where did we…

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Added by A. Dave on May 1, 2011 at 11:42am — 3 Comments

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