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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

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Joan Denoo commented on Alan Perlman's blog post Can we please call the enemy by its real name?
"Michael, I see that my response to you that I wrote while in the garden didn't get through ... the Wi-Fi is weak out there.  What I meant to convey is that many women feel shame and gilt for having sex before marriage and they need a…"
Sep 8
Alan Perlman commented on Alan Perlman's blog post Can we please call the enemy by its real name?
"Joan...You comments gave me a chuckle. But he's right about Jewish guilt.. I hereby designate this thread as a depository for atheist gentiles' views of Jews.  Then Jewish atheists like me can respond with how it really is.…"
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Joan Denoo commented on Alan Perlman's blog post Can we please call the enemy by its real name?
"Ye gads! What a string of nonsense! This has gone on for generations? There continues to be people who follow these practices/laws/traditions? No wonder the Jewish people feel like victims. Well, obviously, you don't follow these practices.…"
Sep 7
Michael Pianko commented on Alan Perlman's blog post Can we please call the enemy by its real name?
"I have not seen bill Mahar's movie yet. But it does seem like at the same time that Judaism has so many obsessive-compulsive behaviors, there re also many efforts of followers to psych themselves into bending the rules while still not feeling…"
Sep 7
Alan Perlman commented on Alan Perlman's blog post Can we please call the enemy by its real name?
"I will never again try to one-up you with Shabbos trivia. Wow!  Did you see Bill Maher's example (in his movie) - the Shabbos wheelchair ("you're going to a lot of trouble to obey the rules of the god who put you in that…"
Sep 6
Michael Pianko commented on Alan Perlman's blog post Can we please call the enemy by its real name?
"My aunt does the exact same thing, she has a little plastic basket in her bathroom with a stack of pre-separated toilet paper sheets, each sheet being two up separated squares. And then there are timers for the lights, and the special switch plates…"
Sep 6
Alan Perlman commented on Alan Perlman's blog post Can we please call the enemy by its real name?
"Ye gods, what a reliography (I made that word up)!  .Judaism offers a buffet of options, no question, from old-school Torah obsession to New Age feminist seders.  I agree with your "degree of personal guilt" criterion. Atheists,…"
Sep 6
Michael Pianko commented on Alan Perlman's blog post Can we please call the enemy by its real name?
"Every person is different in terms of which percentage of the religion they are exposed to that they have to do in order avoid feeling too guilty due to the possibility of not doing it. For example, my mother and aunt were both exposed to the same…"
Sep 6
Alan Perlman commented on Alan Perlman's blog post Can we please call the enemy by its real name?
"Michael...excellent summary of religion -- applies to every religion (and every religious individual) I know.  I would like to see it as a banner on the A/N home page.   I would like to know what determines one's level of involvement,…"
Sep 6
Michael Pianko commented on Alan Perlman's blog post Can we please call the enemy by its real name?
"Joan, are you sure you think that all women think they have to get permission from the government in order to meet their companionship needs and that women all think they are just supposed to passively make no effort to interact with men and just…"
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Michael Pianko commented on Alan Perlman's blog post Can we please call the enemy by its real name?
"People are smart. Animals are not smart. A side effect of being smart is that people are very easily infected with mental disorders. Religions are just mental syndromes consisting of bizarre, typically but not always inherited, maladaptive, abusive,…"
Sep 6
Alan Perlman commented on Alan Perlman's blog post Can we please call the enemy by its real name?
"Thanks, Glen and Joan.  Two things I have no hope of seeing in my lifetime: (1) Western political leaders stop ignoring the elephant in the parlor, per my post; (2) Islamic women have equal rights and liberties with men. "
Sep 5
Joan Denoo commented on Alan Perlman's blog post Can we please call the enemy by its real name?
"Glen, females have the same problem as males when it comes to selecting a mate, our decision making organ is not our brains. And Deirdre is correct, girls have to wait for an invitation to marriage and to be the one inviting is to kill the…"
Sep 5
Glen Rosenberg commented on Alan Perlman's blog post Can we please call the enemy by its real name?
"Alan, spot on!"
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Can we please call the enemy by its real name?

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 2:30pm 36 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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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.
 
 
 

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