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Who is Ozzie Safa?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn on Saturday. 3 Replies

And will I regret asking??…Continue

What exactly is "sin" anyway??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bud the Wonderer Jul 25. 17 Replies

Today at work, got a teeny bit of intellectual discourse (shop talk doesn't count!) with my born-again cube neighbor (the one who equates "atheists" with "murderers" etc.)She mentioned something…Continue

Finally attended an atheist lecture!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Loren Miller Jul 22. 15 Replies

And it was great. Last-minute decision to go into the city and hear Don Kennedy Albert talk about his experience as an elder with the JW's, and the way they go about recruiting people. He also talked…Continue

AFA Action Alert! Help me hack the petition....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Jul 16. 5 Replies

Thanks to my MIL, I'm on the American Families Association mailing list, which helps me stay in the loop of religious hate.Tonight I got an "action alert" asking me to send an email to Burger King…Continue

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Christine replied to Joan Denoo's discussion How Rooftop Farms Yield 20 Times More Produce Than Traditional Farms
"Oh how I long to transform our garage roof into a garden. My handy husband can't be bothered, sadly, and it's probably too expensive and impractical for us. Don't know how I'd get up there but even to make it into a green roof…"
Christine replied to Shy_Metamorphosis's discussion New Teacher Question
"I was afraid of misspelling his name so I'm glad Joan came along! Also (by another name I'll probably misspell, a professor of critical thinking) A Manual for Creating Atheists contains an ancedote about the time a student's father…"
Christine replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Faith and Reason article in NYTimes
"Sadly, some fundies would say that they do. It would be their defense against their absurd belief. Because that's what faith is all about, and the more absurd their belief, the stronger their faith. Therefore, belief in what others consider…"
Christine replied to Shy_Metamorphosis's discussion New Teacher Question
"Greetings and kudos for maintaining your integrity! If you haven't already, check out YouTube for "The Friendly Atheist," he's a math teacher who wrote a book about the time he decided to sell his soul on eBay. His students, when…"
Christine replied to Kalista Whitney's discussion Was there a particular event in your life that contributed to you becoming atheist?
"What's funny is that my BA cube-neighbor and I were discussing whether or not we'd be attending the wake of a co-worker's sister, and she said "I don't like funerals." I told her, "Nobody LIKES funerals!…"
Christine replied to Joan Denoo's discussion The Ethics of Atheism - A Conversation between Stefan Molyneux with Dr Peter Boghossian
"There's a difference b/w natural remedies and homeopathy. My MIL confused the two. Homeopathy is pure placebo effect- the active ingredients are diluted to a point where it's pointless. No question that natural remedies are often just as,…"
Christine replied to Joan Denoo's discussion The Ethics of Atheism - A Conversation between Stefan Molyneux with Dr Peter Boghossian
"My MIL was once telling us about her homeopathic remedy for something or other, and I corrected her on the efficacy of such things. "You realize that the potency of that is equivalent to an aspiring dissolved in Lake Michigan," which is a…"
Christine replied to Ryan Sikorski's discussion Isolation and Depression
"Ryan, so sorry you're going through all this, but hang in there!! It's not so much the atheism but all the other things that still happen to even religious people. Like so many prominent atheists remind us, you are NOT alone; there are…"
Michael Penn replied to Christine's discussion Who is Ozzie Safa?
"About Me My Photo Lime Lite Australia I am a 40-something ex-South African and now Australian citizen using this blog to rant. Enjoy or leave. Your choice. I looked up Ozzie for you on his blog spot. I agree with your…"
k.h. ky replied to Christine's discussion Who is Ozzie Safa?
"That's a great reply to any fundie anything."
Christine replied to Christine's discussion Who is Ozzie Safa?
"No doubt this will bite me in the a$$, but I replied with a video of Hitchens debating about the whole graven image thing: If she doesn't already know who Hitchens is (and if she does, she hates him), she…"
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Who is Ozzie Safa?

And will I regret asking??'s no info on her on the internet. My MIL just sent me this link, and I'm thisclose to responding that if you replace "Islam" with any other religion, it would be equally relevant.Although I know Islam is more violent than most, as it takes its holy book more seriously than most religions,…See More
Bud the Wonderer replied to Christine's discussion What exactly is "sin" anyway??
"In ancient Mesopotamia, each city had its own god who more or less 'owned' it, and was overseen by its king. A 'sin' could be a transgression against that city's god, or it could be what we now think of as breaking one…"
Jul 25
Future replied to Christine's discussion What exactly is "sin" anyway??
"I agree. Expecting someone to embrace the word "sin" is like expecting a Christian to embrace the word "Allah". It is religiously affiliated, and it's 'meaning' can vary wildly depending on which religion is…"
Jul 25
Michael Penn replied to Christine's discussion What exactly is "sin" anyway??
"Yes, Jerry, but the all loving god will forgive you. It does require a little blood and somebody has to be killed, but it doesn't have to be you. God does this because he loves you. So he killed his son (he was his own son) so the son could go…"
Jul 24
Freethinker31 replied to Christine's discussion What exactly is "sin" anyway??
"We are definitely  on the same  page  Jerry....I couldn't  agree more.....  "
Jul 24

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At 6:51pm on July 23, 2014, Luara said…


You might really enjoy the Street Epistemology group at

There are a lot of smart, articulate people there.  Quite nice too.  If you're interested in finding out more about the Socratic method in practice. 

There's a guy who posts videos of his Socratic encounters with religious people, and lots of discussion.

At 6:39am on April 11, 2014, Luara said…

Hi, what "friending" means to me is that I'm ok with exchanging email with the person.  I like your posts and relate to a good deal of what you say.  I'm not ex-religious though. 

At 6:54am on March 8, 2014, Luara said…

the cardiologist laughed and said he wasn't being serious, but figured by telling people to drink that much would make them drink just enough
This is truly unacceptable. People can DIE from too much water.  People have died in water-drinking contests.  You were lucky you weren't so dutiful you followed his advice! 

I suggest complaining about this cardiologist to the medical board or whatever.  It might save someone's life.

At 11:05am on December 30, 2013, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 3:57am on December 30, 2013, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hello Christine 

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

We invite you to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 880 discussion topics and nearly 4000 members.


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