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change.org

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Saving Number 90 - From Seth Andrews (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 1. 9 Replies

Seth says himself that the following is a departure from the usual fare his YouTube channel features.  Personally, I think it's a positive and constructive move, because it demonstrates that no, we are NOT just about atheism.  We're also very much…Continue

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Human Rights for Atheists, Agnostics and Secularists

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Jun 27. 11 Replies

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Comment by Joan Denoo on July 16, 2012 at 8:27am

I began to doubt the words preached from the pulpit and taught from the lectern because of what I saw, heard and felt as a result of their lies. I watched my grandmothers struggle with their roles as women trying to follow liars of their generation and being utterly abandoned by men who told them deliberate lies in order to appease them, to oppress them, to dominate them. I listened to the lying fool who told my mother to submit and obey. I believed the idiot who told me to crucify myself daily in imitation of the crucified christ, to yield, submit, turn the other cheek, obey, rejoice in my crucifixion and that of all women I was most blessed.
Were these men ignorant, stupid, lazy, foolish, insane, or were they betrayed by others who exploited them?
Were these women sheep, ready for the slaughter, willing participants in the comedy of false beliefs?
In my opinion, religion failed me, my mother, both of my grandmothers, and made brutes and thugs out of my husband, father, and grandfathers.
My splendid heresy occurred when I renounced submission to religion and claimed my ability to think and reason and question and examine and experiment and refuse to be a sheep preparing myself for the slaughter.

Comment by Steph S. on July 15, 2012 at 2:23pm

Hey Flying Atheist - it looks like no matter what state we live in there are ignorant people in charge. No state is immune.

Comment by booklover on July 15, 2012 at 1:57pm

So our IL governors are confusing as well. lol.  Wonder how Blago is doing his hair in prison ;)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 15, 2012 at 1:27pm

Two consecutive governors in prison.  One Republican, one Democrat.  Funny thing:  I voted for George Ryan, the republican, because he was pro-abortion, pro-gay, anti-gun and very liberal on social issues.  The Democratic nominee, Glenn Poshard, was anti-choice, anti-gay, anti-gay marriage, and pro-NRA and guns.  He wasn't very popular in liberal Chicago. 

Comment by booklover on July 15, 2012 at 12:31pm

@ The Flying Atheist, Damn!  I'm in Illinois, and I didn't hear about that!  Well, you know how smart our governors are, what with a few in prison and stuff... lol.  Also love being like the 2nd worst state economically after California.  Land of Lincoln!~ Melinda

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 15, 2012 at 12:21pm

I was going to post this in the Atheist Humor group, but I guess I didn't find it to be funny.....

I certainly don't hate my parents, I love them very much, but recently I have really resented the fact that I was baptized and circumcised.  (My little rant for the day.)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 15, 2012 at 12:14pm

@Steph S.   I'm not in Texas but I felt like I was here in Illinois on Friday when I read the following news story:  Illinois State Officials Say It's Time to Pray for Rain  Ugggghhhh!!  I guess I was naive and wasn't expecting that from our Democratic governor in our Blue state.    

Comment by Steph S. on July 14, 2012 at 10:55pm
Any Texans here? Please join me in the Texas Heathens Group and we can discuss the upcoming Texas Freethought Convention 2012 in Austin, TX. I just put up the discussion today! Many prominent Texas Atheists will be there!
Comment by booklover on July 14, 2012 at 6:35pm

El Solo Lobo, LOL

Comment by El Solo Lobo on July 14, 2012 at 4:46pm

nanoo, nanoo

 

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