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Loren Miller commented on Amanda Ashcraft's blog post Self Deprecation In Christianity: A Facetiously Emotional Sales Ploy
"This is what Christopher Hitchens was referring to when he talked about christianity insisting that humankind was created sick, then commanded to be well.  Not only that, but their belief system further demands that the only way to become well…"
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Grinning Cat commented on Amanda Ashcraft's blog post Self Deprecation In Christianity: A Facetiously Emotional Sales Ploy
"Sometimes (like right now as I'm writing this edited version :-) I notice a mistake in a comment I posted; if it's soon enough afterwards I just post a corrected version, then delete the old one. It looks like people can edit…"
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Amanda Ashcraft commented on Amanda Ashcraft's blog post Self Deprecation In Christianity: A Facetiously Emotional Sales Ploy
"Hi meant without moderator approval. The speech to text function on this phone lacks understanding of accent hahah"
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Luara commented on Amanda Ashcraft's blog post Self Deprecation In Christianity: A Facetiously Emotional Sales Ploy
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Amanda Ashcraft commented on Amanda Ashcraft's blog post Self Deprecation In Christianity: A Facetiously Emotional Sales Ploy
"I do not know how to change the settings. I allow for comments with moderation approval so it should allow to edit Michael. That is weirdly annoying to say the least! And as Bertold said, pre writing in a notepad set up is effective. I do a quick…"
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"I've found that composing in Word Pad and then cutting and pasting when completed helps with this. It also removes extraneous formatting if you copy something into your post."
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Michael Penn commented on Amanda Ashcraft's blog post Self Deprecation In Christianity: A Facetiously Emotional Sales Ploy
"I've noticed that some A/N blogs have an "edit" listed and others do not. Yours is a "do not" and I clicked the X to find it all gone."
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Amanda Ashcraft commented on Amanda Ashcraft's blog post Self Deprecation In Christianity: A Facetiously Emotional Sales Ploy
"Arg, I hate it when that happens. Especially when posting a blog!!!! The angst is ungodly.  (Hahah see what I did there!)"
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Michael Penn commented on Amanda Ashcraft's blog post Self Deprecation In Christianity: A Facetiously Emotional Sales Ploy
"Excellent article, Amanda. I had you a nice long answer giving 2 examples that agree fully with you, but clicked the wrong button to correct an error, and now it is gone. Oh, well. I won't re-do it now."
Nov 6
Amanda Ashcraft commented on Amanda Ashcraft's blog post Self Deprecation In Christianity: A Facetiously Emotional Sales Ploy
"Ah, thank you Deidre. This particular blog had been a long time coming. I hear such shallow self deprecation everyday from a particularly proselytizing coworker I deal with."
Nov 6
Barbara Livingston commented on Amanda Ashcraft's blog post What's Atheism Got To Do With It? Why Automatically Tagging Philosophy To Atheism Is A Bad Idea.
"Ah, Bertold thanks for the affirmation - it's nice knowing my "card" won't be revoked. I've made a note of Laird's book. "
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Bertold Brautigan commented on Amanda Ashcraft's blog post What's Atheism Got To Do With It? Why Automatically Tagging Philosophy To Atheism Is A Bad Idea.
"Well, some may disagree, but as far as I'm concerned, none of that will cause your atheist card to be revoked. Charlton Laird, author of a great little book titled The Miracle of Language, noted that "
Nov 6
Michael Penn commented on Amanda Ashcraft's blog post What's Atheism Got To Do With It? Why Automatically Tagging Philosophy To Atheism Is A Bad Idea.
"I agree. Ask one of them to give you a pot of gold.  :)"
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Barbara Livingston commented on Amanda Ashcraft's blog post What's Atheism Got To Do With It? Why Automatically Tagging Philosophy To Atheism Is A Bad Idea.
"I have Irish ancestry and I refuse to give up fairies and leprechauns ... or chocolate ... or letting my little dog sleep on my bed!  (';')  There has to be some silly and fun aspects to life. "
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About Me:
Zomberina Contagion was born into the world of hungry companies, disillusioned people, and unspoken ideas in 2006. After wandering aimlessly around in chat rooms and numerous social media outlets, in search of brains to eat and absorb useful knowledge from, she finally planted her first headstone on a small website called Ex-Christian.net. Since that fateful day two years ago, she has written many small essays about atheism, tragedies in the world, and the effects of religious belief in everyday world events. She has also given her general opinion on her favorite horror movies.
She is currently writing two novels. One that will be released in the late Summer of 2014 is entitled Sainted. A work of historical fiction set in 14th century Serbia that follows a pious prince whose decisions about his eternal soul end up changing the entire face of his country for centuries to follow. In time for Easter 2014, her short work called Christ’s Rebellion will be released as an e-book. This novel is part of the Nanowrimo.org project, and will follow the struggles Judas Iscariot faced when realizing Jesus had struck a deal with Lucifer in order to push Christianity out of the shadow of the ruling Pharisees’ dominion over religious interpretation.
She lives in the United States, where she blogs at http://rottingthoughts.wordpress.com, as well as:
http://www.ex-christian.net/blog/170-rotting-thoughts/.
You can also view some of her art works at http://ashcraftgirl.deviantart.com.
And she has an online store at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/RottedThoughts

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Self Deprecation In Christianity: A Facetiously Emotional Sales Ploy

Posted on November 5, 2014 at 3:30pm 11 Comments

We have all been there and done it. Sitting on a couch, consoling a friend over a terrible mistake that has been made, and used our own personal flaws as a buffer before giving advice on what to do about the mess at hand. This is self deprecation, and while a very useful tool while navigating social situations, there is a fine line between using it as a tool, and using it as a facetious psychological mind fuck.



Usually, self deprecation is a general statement of flaws, like,"Well,…

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Preaching On Social Media - via rottingthoughts.wordpress.com

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 1:26pm 1 Comment

We’ve all been there at some point. You log onto your favorite social media website like Facebook, and as you scroll through the many status updates in your news feed with highlights about your Aunt Martha’s cat, or your friend’s son that lost a tooth, you see this:

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If you are irreligious like myself, all you see is this:…

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When Secular Children Fly Solo At Church

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 7:56pm 5 Comments

This weekend was a personal test for my parenting. As an atheist parent, I am pretty adamant in presenting both sides of an argument and using context when discussing religious belief with my kids. The only confirmation of how fair of a job I am doing is when the kids end up in awkward…

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Do Your Best And God Will Do The Rest

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 11:04pm 20 Comments

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For many, many years, I have always found an unending fount of devilish giggles whenever I read sappy church signs. You know, the ones that are thought up by the honorary witty member of the church congregation that plays on puns, abuses homophones, and loves to dabble in sappy poetry attempts. What better way to market a deity than…

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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 

Welcome to Atheist Nexus---an internet world of rationality and peace, common sense and freethinking wisdom. You will find many like-minded freethinking people in this network--friendly, caring, rational people.

We invite you to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 890 discussion topics and nearly 4000 members. http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin Terry

 
 
 

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