Alan Perlman
  • Male
  • Rindge, NH
  • United States
Share on Facebook
Share Twitter

Alan Perlman's Friends

  • Provocative Primate
  • Irrelevant People
  • Lord Ainsworth
  • James Yount
  • Steph S.
  • booklover
  • Russell Pangborn
  • Tammy S
  • Jedi Wanderer
  • Keith O'Connor
  • bobh
  • Joan Denoo
  • Loren Miller
  • Richard Goscicki
  • Asa Watcher

Music

Loading…

Alan Perlman's Discussions

Chomsky and the end-times

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alan Perlman Apr 6. 12 Replies

I have a longer familiarity than most people with Chomsky, since I too was trained in linguistics. I haven't always agreed with him, but this assessment seems right on.  …Continue

Tags: nuclear, war, change, climate, end-times

Snake-worship and death: what to make of it?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Feb 25. 2 Replies

Another snake worshiper dies of snake-bite.  Hew refuses medical treatment.  It's against his religion.See …Continue

Tags: religious, freedom, psychiatry, atheist, worship

Basic Torah facts

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alan Perlman Jul 6, 2012. 21 Replies

Unlike 99% of all non-clerical Jews, I read the Torah (first 5 books of the Bibole, sacred to Jews) in its most authoritative translation. The first thing to note, once you get past the notions that…Continue

Tags: Exodus, Bible, Torah

Gifts Received

Gift

Alan Perlman has not received any gifts yet

Give a Gift

 

Alan Perlman's Page

Latest Activity

Alan Perlman commented on Alan Perlman's blog post Can we please call the enemy by its real name?
"GC, Yes, whether you are regarded as a member of the tribe makes all the difference, as with your examples. Jewish Humanists have produced many beautiful and dignified alternatives to the traditional prayers. This is all especially ironic because my…"
yesterday
Grinning Cat commented on Alan Perlman's blog post Can we please call the enemy by its real name?
"Religious funerals and weddings are often attended by people who don't share the religion, and everyone understands when those people don't participate in specific rituals. (I've attended plenty of Masses, for example, and didn't…"
Sunday
Glen Rosenberg commented on Alan Perlman's blog post Can we please call the enemy by its real name?
"nice Alan"
Sunday
Alan Perlman commented on Alan Perlman's blog post Can we please call the enemy by its real name?
"Thanks to those who offered support.  A religious service is a presumably inviolable sequence of events, and for one person to go off-script and step outside the framework of consensual illusion could be disruptive and have unpredictable…"
Sunday
Loren Miller commented on Alan Perlman's blog post Can we please call the enemy by its real name?
"The believers expect us to go along to get along because that's what we've "always" done.  What happens when we stop going along?  Maybe they'll realize there is another POV out there, one which: Doesn't…"
Saturday
Glen Rosenberg commented on Alan Perlman's blog post Can we please call the enemy by its real name?
"Pat, I get it too. I applaud Alan for his stance."
Saturday
Pat commented on Alan Perlman's blog post Can we please call the enemy by its real name?
"Glen, I understand Alan's stance perfectly. At my mother's funeral, as a pallbearer, I refused to stand for the reading of the gospel, make the sign of the cross, take communion, or engage in any of the other obligatory rituals to appease…"
Saturday
Glen Rosenberg commented on Alan Perlman's blog post Can we please call the enemy by its real name?
"Alan, that takes guts. I doubt many will understand your stance."
Friday
Bertold Brautigan commented on Alan Perlman's blog post Can we please call the enemy by its real name?
"It's not that big a leap from One batshit crazy set of beliefs should be thrown into the garbage bin of history  to All batshit crazy sets of beliefs should be thrown into the garbage bin of history. Unfortunately it's…"
Friday
Alan Perlman shared their blog post on Google +1
Friday
Alan Perlman liked Alan Perlman's blog post Can we please call the enemy by its real name?
Friday
Alan Perlman commented on Alan Perlman's blog post Can we please call the enemy by its real name?
"Point made by Glen deserves to be repeated, vocally and publicly: while apologists for religion may praise "moderates" ("Islam is a religion of peace" -- NOT), it is these very people who allow the extremists to flourish. And…"
Friday
Glen Rosenberg commented on Alan Perlman's blog post Can we please call the enemy by its real name?
"I wonder whether the rise of Isis will ultimately shift the perception about extremism. Instead of being seen as a departure from the religious norm it will be seen as a natural consequence. If Isis turns out to be more competent militarily than al…"
Friday
Deidre32 commented on Alan Perlman's blog post Can we please call the enemy by its real name?
"I think that it is better to "witness" (sorry, using a religious term as I'm very sleepy lol) our beliefs, than become "noisy" atheists. For when you actually get people to view life outside of the confines of religion, they…"
Friday
Glen Rosenberg commented on Alan Perlman's blog post Can we please call the enemy by its real name?
"Zola sounds like Diderot...Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest. The absurd and bold propaganda equating religion with morality ought to be challenged with utter confidence. That greatest…"
Friday
Joan Denoo commented on Alan Perlman's blog post Can we please call the enemy by its real name?
"The old paradigm:  RELIGION, DOMINATION, HIERARCHY, BRAINWASHED, DARWIN EATING FISH, and BELIEF. It looks like we have the makings of an intense logo.  SECULAR, COOPERATIVE, PARTICIPATORY, RATIONAL, CORROBERATIVE, COMPETENCE.   "
Friday

Alan Perlman's Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

Alan Perlman's Blog

Can we please call the enemy by its real name?

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 2:30pm 21 Comments

We now face a new menace in the Mideast: a body of fanatics (armed with weapons we left) who will kill anybody who gets in the way of their turning the clock back to 1500.  They're openly threatening the US.

Once again politicians dance around the real problem.  It's not terrorism.  It's not even Dubya's "evildoers."  

No public figure has the guts to call the enemy by its real name: RELIGION.  A vicious, ineradicable set of shared beliefs that is responsible for 90% of the…

Continue

The Battle for Zachary's Brain, IX; "Can I show that to Daddy?"

Posted on May 16, 2014 at 1:00pm 2 Comments

There is nothing that is too obvious of an absurdity to be firmly planted in the human head as long as you begin to instill before the age of five by constantly repeating it with an air of great seriousness.

– Arthur Schopenhauer

Followers of the riveting “Zachary’s Brain” series of posts will know that the narrative is not a Gothic horror tale…but something that is just as disturbing: resisting the religious programming of a child.

His step-mother,…

Continue

Jesus will never disappoint you” – Church sign boldly states religion’s Big Lie

Posted on May 9, 2014 at 8:43pm 13 Comments

“All religions are the same.  Religion is basically guilt, with different holidays.”

Cathy Ladman

"Praying is like a rocking chair.  It’ll give you something to do, but it won’t get you anywhere.”

Gypsy Rose Lee

 

Church signs are a never-ending source of wonder and speculation for us humanists: assuming that there is nowadays an endless source of them (the Internet assures an endless supply of…

Continue

Oy, vey! GM shoots itself in the other foot

Posted on April 29, 2014 at 4:16pm 0 Comments

“The more you want people to have creative ideas and solve problems, the less you can afford to manage them with terror.”

 

Daniel Greenberg

Chairman, Electro Rent Corp.

Newsweek, 4/25/88

 

“American management, in the two decades after world War II, was universally admired for its strikingly effective performance.  But times change.  An approach shaped and refined during stable decades may be ill suited…

Continue

Comment Wall (7 comments)

You need to be a member of Atheist Nexus to add comments!

Join Atheist Nexus

At 6:30am on July 14, 2013, Randall Smith said…

Thanks for you comment. "Disrespect" is a pretty strong word, and, although I'd like to think I respect other opinions (religion, in this case), deep down I think "believers" are foolish and illogical.

At 9:18pm on December 10, 2012, Wyatt said…
Thanks Alan, I agree that the education system could do with a major overhaul. Speaking of education, if you haven't seen it already, check this out: "Texas is the large hadron collider of denying science - All God, no particle"
Stephen Colbert with the Word:
http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/416535/july-17-2012/the-word---on-the-straight---narrow-minded
At 8:04pm on June 22, 2012, Loren Miller said…

Well, you and I both know there are plenty of BOOBS out there ... enough to form a class, for sure!

At 12:48pm on June 22, 2012, Loren Miller said…

Ummm, the "booboisie"?!?  That be a NEW one on me.  Care to elucidate?

At 7:38pm on May 30, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Alan! Glad you could join us. :D Did you hide your groups? Perhaps I'll suggest groups to which you already belong. It's great to see the way you jumped right in with a blog.

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. You might also like Jewish Atheists

and LINGUAPHILES & SESQUIPEDALIANS. After you've searched for topics of interest in "Groups" above and in the "Forums", don't forget to look at recent activity which hides along the right margin of the page all the way at the bottom.

At 5:05pm on May 30, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 3:01pm on May 30, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello Alan
Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense and science lead to freethinking wisdom --- as you well know as a life long atheist and freethinker. 
  
We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 700 discussion topics and over 3400 members.
 
 
 

Support Atheist Nexus

Donate Today

Donate

 

Help Nexus When You Buy From Amazon

Amazon

AJY

 

Latest Activity

© 2014   Atheist Nexus. All rights reserved. Admin: Richard Haynes.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service