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Strong Atheists

A group for those who actively rebel against religious bullshit. Religions harm our society, poison our mind and threaten our mental health. This is an Anti-Religions-Group! No discrimination against a certain group of imbeciles, but all of them

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Comment by Keith Sewell on June 1, 2011 at 11:33pm

 

Mike,

 

In response to your message: 'I found myself in a large room, crowded with people. I smelled smoke and saw flames, so yelled "Fire!! Here's the door, let's leave." But nobody moved or spoke. Nobody even said "You're wrong about there being a fire because.....", or "Yes, OK, there is a fire, but we can't leave because......". There was no reaction at all.' 

Until I can get some feedback on my observation about the fire I just haven't got anything else that's important enough to discuss. But thanks for asking, and regards,

 

Keith

Blog URL:  http://www.poppersinversionapp.blogspot.com

 

  

Comment by mike larson on June 1, 2011 at 10:54pm
Ian: every victory over mysticism is a huge victory, sweeter when they have no one to harass! Cudos!
Comment by Ian on June 1, 2011 at 9:54pm

A (small) victory - My daughter was upset that her school were planning to include a prayer in her graduation. Public schools in the south are like that. She got the American's United for Separation of Church and State, AND the ACLU to contact the school board to complain/threaten this afternoon.

Tonight... no prayer! the first time I have been to a graudation or public event in Bob Jones's backyard and not had my intellect insulted with prayers to the invisible cloud being. I'm very proud of her for her finesse--she even managed to do this without the Nutters of God finding out it was her.

Brilliant.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 1, 2011 at 1:40am

Oh, it took a long time here, too.  As I said, I went to HS in the Dark Ages, pre-Sputnik.  The congressman we had for decades, before the one who put his bigoted foot in his mouth, sponsored a bill during the Reagan administration proclaiming 1983 The Year of the buybull, and Reagan signed it, of course.  I wrote Mr. Moorhead a letter of complaint, asking him when we could have The Year of the Kama Sutra, among other "holy" books.  He actually wrote back, and expressed surprise that anyone could object to "the good book."  At that time I wasn't well "versed" enough to write back and mention Hosea 13:16, or any of the other ugly parts of the OT.  Wish I had.

Were the bus ads some of the ones sponsored by FFRF?  They've been doing some very tasteful billboards and bus signs.  And T-shirts.

A couple of years ago I had spinal surgery, and the only hospital in town is very, very Catholic. I walked into Admitting wearing my "Imagine No Religion" shirt...at 5:30AM.  The clerks giggled.  So did some of the attendants before they crammed me into one of those backless wonders and prepped me.

I was in there 5 days, and one day I told my (brilliant young) doctor that I seriously objected to the "scarecrow" on the wall, he nearly fell down laughing.  Said the things grossed him out, too, but what can you do?

When they finally let me get out of bed and walk around, I hung the T-shirt over it; some of the nurses were amused.  The nuns were not.  Pity.

I've been a bit of a rebel all my life.  It's more fun than following the herd.

 

 

Comment by mike larson on May 31, 2011 at 11:07pm
Sk8eycat: congratulations! Its slower going here, the outrageously fanatics have been driven underground but have taken up terrorist like activities. Here two buses had atheist ads on them, and at night in the bus company's compound "someone professionally removed them. plus the company is refusing to replace them without being paid again! Sore losers eh?
Comment by sk8eycat on May 31, 2011 at 11:00pm

@Mike  Oh.  I understand. 

 

THIS used to be a conservative religious town, too.  When I was in high school (iin the Dark Ages), the principal frowned on dancing, so all we had for my first 2 years were the Winter and Summer Class Proms...they could NOT deprive kids of those.  Then he retired, we got a new principal, and had all kinds of dances, almost every Friday night (after the end of the football season).  NOW this town is so culturally and racially mixed that the last conservative congressman we had was booted out of office 12 years ago for saying something derogatory about a particular minority group near an open mic.  I was thrilled to see the last of him!

Comment by mike larson on May 31, 2011 at 10:50pm
Sk8cat: over 20years ago. I live in a conservative/religious town. It was in the last days they tried to pull that one over on the unwary!
Comment by sk8eycat on May 31, 2011 at 10:44pm

@Mike Larson

How long ago was it that you were asked to swear on a buybull in court?  I thought they'd pretty much done away with that years ago.

 

The last time I served on a jury was more than 5 years ago, and there wasn't a buybull to be seen in the courtroom.  At all.  People were just asked to raise their right hands, and nobody said, "S'welp me, ghod," either.  Maybe it was just that particular judge's option, but I found it refreshing.

Comment by mike larson on May 31, 2011 at 9:53pm
Hello! New here and like the theme of this group!
I stirred a lot of trouble when I was young, refusing the lords prayer. Bible humper teachers couldn't stand it! I throw out bibles in hotels, The one time I was in court I refused to swear on the bible. I oppose religion whenever it crosses my path!
Comment by ɟǝןıx dǝʇɹɐɹ on May 1, 2011 at 9:13am
What did you drink this morning, my friend?
 

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