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Internet memes for atheists

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alan Perlman Mar 25. 4 Replies

My stepson found the following online:"I call my weed the Koran, 'cause when I burn that shit, I get stoned.""Having a religion is like having a penis: it's OK to have one, it's OK to be proud of…Continue

Just when you thought...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patricia Mar 15. 6 Replies

...America was making some progress towards becoming a secular nation, what with all our many secular/atheist organizations, you realize what an uphill climb the progress of reason will be.  The…Continue

Tags: Constitution, Bible, state, and, church

Article alert: It's about RELIGION, stupid!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alan Perlman Mar 24. 34 Replies

I recommend to all my fellow heretics the cover story of this month's Atlantic.  "What ISIS Really Wants" makes it eminently clear that defining motivation of ISIS is indeed religion, the most…Continue

Tags: Quran, Islam, religion

Does Obama love America?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 8. 51 Replies

The media are all ablither about Rudy Giulani's recent accusation that the President does not "love America."  What does it mean?  It must mean something -- or more than one thing -- because so many…Continue

Tags: patriotism, America, Obama

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Alan Perlman replied to Loren Miller's discussion Atheists: In godlessness we trust (CBS News) in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"I think it's great that atheists criticize the media for their pro-religion bias.  They should know that many of their viewers really don't care to Find Jesus. "
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Alan Perlman replied to Loren Miller's discussion Richard Dawkins - Intelligence Squared debate: "Atheism is the New Fundamentalism." in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Loren...Thanks for this.  If anything, he was too polite.  The older I get, the less patience I have with religious crazies and their endless wars.  The insults against atheists -- most of the antagonism, IMHO -- comes from the…"
Thursday
Alan Perlman replied to Loren Miller's discussion 76 Things Banned in Leviticus in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"As usual, the religious believers are selectively reading in order to yoke the Biblical prohibition against homosexuality to their own fear/hatred of it.  Christians who proclaim the inerrancy of the Bible don't do any of this stuff.…"
Apr 2
Alan Perlman replied to Joan Denoo's discussion ISLAMIC INVASION OF SWEDEN HAS LED TO RAPE CRISIS. in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"If true,  it's absolutely disgusting.  And I'll bet the Quran actually tells them to go out and rape infidels."
Mar 29
Alan Perlman replied to Alan Perlman's discussion Internet memes for atheists
"DOG, I am one of those cockeyed idealists who believes the entire world would be a better place if, as Bob Dylan put it, everybody must get stoned.  Let's all be Rastafarians!"
Mar 25
Patricia replied to Alan Perlman's discussion Internet memes for atheists
"Sounds like a plan!"
Mar 25
Dyslexic's DOG replied to Alan Perlman's discussion Internet memes for atheists
"LOL Alan, Though a far better way to get stoned. Maybe Islam should replace their stoning practice with dope instead of rocks. They would suddenly gain a far bigger following. "
Mar 25
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Patricia replied to Alan Perlman's discussion Internet memes for atheists
"Saw it too Alan, should be forwarded everywhere."
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Internet memes for atheists

My stepson found the following online:"I call my weed the Koran, 'cause when I burn that shit, I get stoned.""Having a religion is like having a penis: it's OK to have one, it's OK to be proud of it,. just don't show it off in public -- and don't try to shove it down my child's throat."See More
Mar 25
Alan Perlman replied to Alan Perlman's discussion Article alert: It's about RELIGION, stupid!
"Thanks for the info.  I supposed you could say that the seeds of the Civil War were planted in the 1600s."
Mar 24
Craigart14 replied to Alan Perlman's discussion Article alert: It's about RELIGION, stupid!
"The schism between Puritans and Cavaliers occurred in England a bit earlier and resulted in the Civil War there as Parliament and Charles I struggled for control of Church AND State.  Cromwell et al were Puritans, the party of business and…"
Mar 21
Alan Perlman replied to Alan Perlman's discussion Article alert: It's about RELIGION, stupid!
"Hey, that's only one of them.  I would call my own area "the Historic Southeast." My home town is right near Phila. and Valley Forge.  I grew up 3 mi. from the Battle of the Brandywine. "
Mar 19
Alan Perlman replied to Alan Perlman's discussion Article alert: It's about RELIGION, stupid!
"Really well said (I'm a writer)!  I read the book years ago, and I've often thought that war has its own momentum, especially in the quagmire of the Middle East.  Cycles of revenge pit one tribe against another.  The US…"
Mar 19
Ted Foureagles replied to Alan Perlman's discussion Article alert: It's about RELIGION, stupid!
"Barbara Tuchman's 1978 masterpiece, "A Distant Mirror" chronicles the late 14th century in Europe with an eye toward the self-destructive nature of sectarian factionalism. It looks at the waning period of Crusades and how those wars…"
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Readings from the Quran: infidels beware!

Posted on March 12, 2015 at 7:30pm 3 Comments

“The Bible.  That is what fools have written, what imbeciles command, what rogues teach, and young children are made to learn by heart.”

Voltaire

 

In my continuing efforts (I’ll be writing letters to the editor on this subject) to confront liberal Westerners, especially PC mealy-mouthed apologists like Obama, with the vile truth of what Muslims are required to believe, I provide a few quotes from Sam Harris’ The End of Faith.

I cringe when I…

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Suggested Obama speech draft: "The Real Enemy"

Posted on February 12, 2015 at 2:30pm 9 Comments

My fellow Americans,

Tonight I speak from the heart.  My words are not ghostwritten or focus group tested.  This is what I, as leader of the free world, truly believe.

Let me talk about the real nature of terrorism (the kind that most affects us, since many different terrorist groups wreak havoc around the world).  And let me call the enemy by its real name.

Violent Muslim attacks on Western countries -- and let's face it, they ARE Muslim, and I apologize for my verbal…

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The meaning of "Groundhog Day"

Posted on February 2, 2015 at 11:59am 6 Comments

“Now that I’ve shed my skin completely,

One true reality alone exists.”

Zen saying

 

Amid the twin excitements of Super Bowl and blizzard, we vaguely recall that today is also Groundhog Day, which was nothing more than a rather witless locally-oriented celebration until Harold Ramis’ brilliant movie of the same name.  It was and is my all-time favorite message film.

Groundhog Day explores the everydayness of life with an ingenious premise…

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More nuttiness from chabad.org: why Jews obey rules

Posted on January 1, 2015 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

I have often observed that Judaism is a high-input, low output religion.  There are countless commandments (over 600) and obeying them is a full-time job...yet there is no well-defined promise of punishments or rewards in the after life.

So why do it?  Why bother with dietary laws, 3x/day prayer, a zillion Sabbath regs, and much more?

Occasionally my wife or I will take a walk on the wild side and visit chabad.org,, a nexus for Modern Orthodox Jews and a platform on which they…

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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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