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List of state constitutions in US excluding atheists.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ted Foureagles Mar 26. 3 Replies

Hi there - just got this on the Richard Dawkins newsletters detailing the states excluding atheists. Bizarre reading about how they openly exclude such a large portion of the population. Watching…Continue

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Hi thereMy current whatsapp tagline is: "Educate don't indoctrinate" and looking for some suggestions. I enjoy having some short and succinct that hopefully stimulates some thinking.My previous one…Continue

Civil forfeiture - is this real?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean Zipperer Oct 8, 2014. 3 Replies

I was watching the John Oliver show on Slate and am truly gobsmacked at this law. It makes Russia seem like a free state. I know this is a satirical show but is this really happening? Scary stuff.…Continue

What crazy rationalisations have you heard for the accident of birth that makes you xtian, muslim, etc?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christopher Cosgrove Oct 7, 2014. 14 Replies

I am always bemused when you point out the simple fact that being born to a family predetermines to a great extent your path forward including belief in an eye in the sky.A little while ago a…Continue

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"Grinning Cat is correct although Christians and a lot of our general public do not know this. The Christians would love for it all to be valid law."
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Keeping religious exemptions out of the executive order

Posted on June 17, 2014 at 8:00am 4 Comments

Greetings from South Africa.


Dear Christopher --

For the past two years, GetEQUAL and our community of organizers have worked…


When refuting that ridiculous notion that religion is a science who would be our heroes?

Posted on June 3, 2014 at 9:12am 7 Comments

I was just pondering the above question when you hear people accusing non believers of having science as their religion. A patently ridiculous notion but I think it would be amusing to list our gods (heroes) and how the list is constantly growing or being eliminated as we learn more.

And is there a single book or even one pure science example?

So many heroes that we could be accused of worshipping or should that be honouring?

Aristotle,Socrates,Newton,Dawkins, Darwin,…


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At 7:07am on May 23, 2013, Randall Smith said…

I somehow came across one of your comments which mentioned Alison Krauss. Her "Wayfarin' Stranger" blows me away (Union Station group)! Yeah, it is "religious", but I look beyond that. I'll check on your reference.

At 3:16am on October 13, 2012, Wendy Noder said…

Hello.  I am new to the nontheist site, and it appears many members are very young.  That is sort of cool, actually, but I was pleased to read your profile.  I am 62.  My mother was the daughter of a Congregational Bishop and on her death bed confided to me she didn't believe all "that nonsense" about heaven and hell.  What a weight off of my shoulders, as I also was a non-believer by then.  

I show American Paint horses as a hobby.  I live in northern Michigan.  We have had snow already!  It didn't stick but is cold and frosts almost every morning.  

My parents visited your country in the 1970's.  My mother said it was the most beautiful country she ever visited, and they traveled around the world.  Unfortunately, she bought into the "vacant land" theory of white colonization.  

Is religion pervasive in your government as much as it is ours?  It reminds me of the old serfdom ideology of soothing the wretched masses into accepting their fate as they will be the ones to go to heaven, not the wealthy.  

I am a retired school social worker.  Our schools are in big trouble right now due to tax cuts starving the public services.  I got out at the right time, but it still saddens me.  I am happy my child is out of school.  It is not a good situation.

Well, thanks for reading, I am enjoying the site. It is comforting to know there are lots of folks out there that believe in science and not mythology.  I've always felt on the outside looking in.  --Wendy

At 12:04am on April 12, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 5:48pm on April 11, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Christopher! Glad you could join us. :D

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At 12:39pm on April 11, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello Christopher
You are so right.
Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense leads to freethinking wisdom --- as you will know being a long time atheist. 
We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 680 discussion topics and 3400 members.

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