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An eternal question, what is the purpose of life?, occupied philosophers’ thoughts throughout history. Stone pictographs reveal even primitive peoples reflected on this query. Each one has the capacity to define his or her personal thinking about politics, economics and religion.

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Atheists: In godlessness we trust (CBS News)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Alan Perlman on Sunday. 4 Replies

A Sunday morning in church is not in the cards for those who say they're "beyond belief" -- beyond belief in the God of Scripture, anyway. And for some, the abandonment of their faith wasn't easy. Our Cover Story now from Mo Rocca:Visit Jackson,…Continue

Tags: CBS, atheism, Sunday Morning, Openly Secular, CBS News

Worker's Compensation Disappearing Fast

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Thursday. 3 Replies

Employers who kill their employees on the job used to at least have to pay into Worker's Comp, which would pay some small compensation to families and for the funeral. Not anymore.…Continue

Tags: corporate depraved indifference, Workman's Compensation

Richard Dawkins - Intelligence Squared debate: "Atheism is the New Fundamentalism."

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Alan Perlman on Thursday. 4 Replies

We've all heard the argument: "Atheism is just another religion," "Atheists are strident / angry / whatever," "Atheism is just another form of fundamentalism," and doubtless you are as sick of these vacuous assertions as I am.  Allow me, then, to…Continue

Tags: Richard Dawkins, Intelligence Squared, debate, fundamentalism, atheism

Violence in Defense of Christian Privilege - Ed Brayton - Reasonfest 2014

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Apr 11. 3 Replies

One of the first things I wrote as a member of Atheist Nexus was a blog entry I called Easy Rider Redux, wherein I mused about the possibility of the…Continue

Tags: Jessica Ahlquist, christians, Reasonfest, violence, Ed Brayton

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Comment by sk8eycat 5 hours ago

The only good thing I can say about cell phones is that we are finally seeing how poorly trained, paranoid, racist our police forces really are.

They ALL ought to remove "To Protect and to Serve" from their cars, and replace it with "Just Covering My Ass." 

Or disarm most of them.

Comment by Patricia 6 hours ago

Comment by sk8eycat on April 2, 2015 at 7:30pm

Grinning, what a bunch of tiny-minded crap in the Comments following the article!  Even at least one non-believer doesn't get it that when there are enough laws against LGBT people, atheists will be the next group on the chopping block.

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 2, 2015 at 2:11pm

Yes! And it wasn't an April Fool's joke.

It's socially significant that the amendment explicitly mentions "religion or nonreligion". (This is broader than the amendment's original language of "religion or atheism".)

More from the Milwaukee, Wisconsin Journal-Sentinel: http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/madison-city-council-adds-no...

The ordinance text: https://madison.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=2247102&...|Text|&FullText=1

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 2, 2015 at 6:15am

Way to go, Madison WI  !!!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 1, 2015 at 8:37pm

Per Think Progress:

Madison, WI protects atheists against discrimination.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 28, 2015 at 2:14pm

Bertold, your comment sent me on a hunt. This is what I found:

"Benjamin Franklin experimenting with electricity in a lightning storm is an iconic image. But Franklin was not alone. Many of the nation's founding fathers were citizen scientists. Like Franklin, Thomas JeffersonJohn AdamsJames Madison, and George Washington were all avid students of the natural and physical world."

We can proudly promote placing mottos on our currency in support of natural, physical and the scientific world. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 28, 2015 at 1:10pm

Why Evolution Is True:

The first U.S. penny touts science, not God

"The interesting part is the motto on the coin: "Liberty Parent of Science & Industry". Now we all know that the "In God We Trust" motto is a relatively recent innovation, but I was surprised to find (although I shouldn't have been) that the founders rated science as one of the boons of liberty. And nary a mention of the creator. Just another little nail in the coffin of 'America founded as a Christian nation.'" 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 26, 2015 at 5:11pm

Bertold, A must read. Michael Moore for president.

The underlying principles of our government as taught to our kids, remain so far from the truth, I kind of choke when I read the documents. 

An early rendition of The Constitution, a living document, defined people to be citizens if they were white, male and landowners. 

Can we live in a government that lied?

Tom wrote, "The "Free Market" label serves a purpose: it conceals the truth that from America's earliest years markets have been subsidized by taxpayers?"

Were we ever a nation of a government protecting the rights of people? Certainly not now. Government for the corporation, by and for the corporation does not define the kind of government in which I want to give my allegiance. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 26, 2015 at 4:44pm

I like a lot of Michael Moore's ideas.  He's a Catholic, but one interesting thing he said is "We will not back theocracies."

 
 
 

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