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Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Apr 28. 3 Replies

I'm at a point, I need to do more than just free hosted atheist blog sites. I have the time, and commitment available to truly start a site, among the sea of many, I know. It will focus on humanism,…Continue

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Bluegrass Skeptic replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Nationalism Is A Form of Religion
"I get maligned all the time for emphasizeing the importance of participating in elections. I just can't help but want to know what my government is doing."
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Bluegrass Skeptic replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Nationalism Is A Form of Religion
"///If you grew up in a religion, did you lose it and nationalism together?/// Nationalism wasn't big in my household, which is ironic for a Pentecostal family household. I mean, my parents always voted a straight red ticket, but they never…"
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Bluegrass Skeptic replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Nationalism Is A Form of Religion
"I agree that nationalism and religious belief are synonymous anymore. Thank the Red Scare of the '50s for that. You weren't a good American unless you were a Christian. I think that's why things really have hit a bit of a fever pitch.…"
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Gerald Payne commented on Bluegrass Skeptic's blog post Trial and Error Isn't All That Complicated
"It's ironic that one has to disbelieve so much to be a believer."
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Bluegrass Skeptic commented on Bluegrass Skeptic's blog post Trial and Error Isn't All That Complicated
"///He knows this because the elements in us and the animals come from close to the earth's surface, backing up the idea that god created us "from the dust./// Yeah... Forget all of the elements of earth can be found in the cosmos....so if…"
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Bluegrass Skeptic commented on Bluegrass Skeptic's blog post Trial and Error Isn't All That Complicated
"///like the idea that Christians need to explain why they teach their kids right and wrong if morality is something that comes directly from god./// That was my point with the group of witnesses at the Communion For All Event. They couldn't…"
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Bluegrass Skeptic commented on Bluegrass Skeptic's blog post Trial and Error Isn't All That Complicated
"///Come to think of it so are Christians: unless their considering Christians./// Or seeing a prime time to kick folks while they are down and scream,"You need GAWD up in here!" A la Nepal being sent Gideon Bibles anyone?"
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Bluegrass Skeptic commented on Bluegrass Skeptic's blog post Trial and Error Isn't All That Complicated
"///Point being, we're not just talking about trial and error, both in evaluating the bible's morality and creating our own.  The one notable value I'm not certain the bible ever mentions is Empathy, the ability to understand or…"
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Bluegrass Skeptic commented on Bluegrass Skeptic's blog post Trial and Error Isn't All That Complicated
"///Many atheists seem to buy into the dreck with retorts that amount to saying that we are equally moral./// That, right there is what really just chaps my ass when christards are going on and on about morality, forgiveness, etc. Like I'd…"
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Michael Penn commented on Bluegrass Skeptic's blog post Trial and Error Isn't All That Complicated
"Well written, Amanda. I like the idea that Christians need to explain why they teach their kids right and wrong if morality is something that comes directly from god. Then the stove example stands out very well because nobody is going to say god…"
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Glen Rosenberg commented on Bluegrass Skeptic's blog post Trial and Error Isn't All That Complicated
"Another point about religion and morality involves the motility or transfer of the lessons of indoctrination, namely obedience and willingness to subordinate empathy to the secular sphere. If you want good little soldiers, nazis, or killers of any…"
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Glen Rosenberg commented on Bluegrass Skeptic's blog post Trial and Error Isn't All That Complicated
"It is also interesting how right wing christians are so in love with the notion of draconic criminal penalties. They assume two things. First, that justice is vindictive and for the purpose of retribution. ...You have violated man's law and you…"
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Glen Rosenberg commented on Bluegrass Skeptic's blog post Trial and Error Isn't All That Complicated
"Well said, Loren. The bible discourages empathy. It is filled with lessons in which the actor must abandon his humanity which requires empathy (psychopaths lack empathy) like Abraham who is asked and willing to sacrifice his son. The lesson is…"
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Gerald Payne commented on Bluegrass Skeptic's blog post Trial and Error Isn't All That Complicated
"Right on."
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About Me:
What to know about me. I was formerly Zomberina Contagion on this website, but she crumbled to dust on April 28th, 2015, around 11:32 a.m. Her job and the state she lives in just couldn't give her enough of an outlet, but not everyone likes zombies. " Did you see them repressing me? You saw them didn't you?" were her last words.

Ironically, as her decayed creepiness fell away, the skeptic in her shriveled little brain wouldn't give up the fight. A mad scientist discovered it before it was too late and transplanted it into a new body.

Ta da! Here I am. The Bluegrass Skeptic. Kentucky has me loving the field of science, the practice of reason, and its many varieties of bourbon. It's tough being an atheist in the South, but at least I have bourbon.

In all seriousness, I'm a very real, down to earth, goofy, socially missing clues left and right, kind of person. My name is Kate Ashcraft. I work for the mail service, have a passion for writing, a huge lack of sleep, and I've discovered that living in Kentucky has some up and down sides. Mostly down in my opinion. Between crappy seasonal weather, Republican dominated politics, and God? This free thinker is screwed in all the wrong ways but the good one!

My website TheBluegrassSkeptic.com, will be up and running May 15th 2015. You should check it out if you liked Zomberina's style. The only thing that has changed is things are more organized and centrally located. You might find there is more to see than you realize. Kind of like a flea market, there will be something for everybody.

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Trial and Error Isn't All That Complicated

Posted on May 2, 2015 at 6:00am 16 Comments

"You're an atheist. How can you know right from wrong then if you don't have God to show you?"

I was asked this by a representative of a local Catholic church at a community small business event last night. You know the type of event, where the businesses stay open extra late and let…

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The Padded Cell Of Apologetics

Posted on April 27, 2015 at 1:10am 7 Comments

Friend of mine (M. Penn) brought up his increasing frustration with how easily the religious swallow ridiculous doctrine and unhesitatingly apply it to everyday life. He cannot stand how easy it is to live with a mind so warped that even the word "the" might mean that the End of Days will happen by noon time after…

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Hello, World. I'm Openly Secular.

Posted on April 23, 2015 at 4:00pm 8 Comments

Hi, from Covington, Kentucky! The neighbor of Cincinnati, Ohio.



My name is Amanda Ashcraft. I work for the postal service, write numerous articles about ex religious life and childhood abuse, parent four beautiful children, and live openly secular as a humanism practicing atheist.



I grew up in a…

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No Tattoo For You!

Posted on April 20, 2015 at 5:30pm 2 Comments

For the last few months, I’ve been scrimping away money to restart my tattoo collecting. I currently have three altogether, all from different shops in my area, and out of the three who did the work, I decided to return to one in particular. I liked the artists that worked there, and trusted their professionalism so…

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At 4:29pm on February 3, 2014, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 2:26pm on February 3, 2014, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Greetings Amanda 

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