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How insecure is the deity that blasphemy has the death sentence? http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28439518

Started this discussion. Last reply by Freethinker31 12 hours ago. 8 Replies

This article is on the BBC site. It is truly horrifying that this happens at any time let alone this time of the internet and information.It amazes me that people can rationalise support for this as…Continue

Prager unviserity proof for god video

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean Green on Sunday. 7 Replies

Just wondered if you guys have seen this video. Came across this bunch who seem to be supporters of Israel, bush, etc. Watched this video who just seems to want to knock atheism basically as a…Continue

Ever had a troll deconverted on this site?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cory Corwin Jul 17. 12 Replies

Hi thereI have been reading through some of the discussions and am always appreciative of the well considered responses to what is some times just crap or obviously trolling.Has there ever been a…Continue

Can a catholic be a vegetarian?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Jun 29. 41 Replies

I was just thinking about the host supposedly be the body and blood and all that. Wondered other than the cannibalistic nature of the concept what a vegetarian catholic would feel about this idea.Do…Continue

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Freethinker31 replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion How insecure is the deity that blasphemy has the death sentence? http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28439518
"There must be something about  religion that empowers people  to go ballistic when said  religion is  criticized.....I believe  religion is like a cult  to  many people....and anyone  in a cult follows their…"
12 hours ago
The Devian replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion How insecure is the deity that blasphemy has the death sentence? http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28439518
"If your ideas are so pathetically bad, that they do not hold up to scrutiny, then they deserve to be criticized and mocked. If your beliefs were in fact, the perfect word of an all knowing, and all powerful god, then it would not matter who said…"
14 hours ago
Pat replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion How insecure is the deity that blasphemy has the death sentence? http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28439518
"The cowards who promote blasphemy laws believe their world view is the monopoly on truth. I say cowards, because allowing blasphemy could bring the wrath of the invisible sky man down on your village, town, city, state, or nation. And that wrath…"
21 hours ago
Loren Miller replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion How insecure is the deity that blasphemy has the death sentence? http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28439518
"They also know at some level that their deity and the religion associated with it cannot tolerate scrutiny.  Any kind of investigation, questioning or detailed examination will reveal the uncounted problems it has.  That upsets the power…"
23 hours ago
Michael Penn replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion How insecure is the deity that blasphemy has the death sentence? http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28439518
"Why would blasphemy have the death sentence? It is because those that created the deity want you to take it very seriously. They also know that on its own the deity can do nothing. So now we will defend and rationalise support for this as…"
23 hours ago
Loren Miller replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion How insecure is the deity that blasphemy has the death sentence? http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28439518
"The complaint goes on: "Because this book has hurt the religious feelings of all Muslims… the complainant pleads that the strictest action be taken against the accused."-- from the articleBlasphemy is a problem for all religions but…"
23 hours ago
Jerry Wesner replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion How insecure is the deity that blasphemy has the death sentence? http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28439518
"Before retiring, I taught government.  I would tell the students that one of their rights was the right to be offended.  Your might belong to a religion I consider silly.  (I didn't mention that all were included.)  Or you…"
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Future replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion How insecure is the deity that blasphemy has the death sentence? http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28439518
""The complaint goes on: "Because this book has hurt the religious feelings of all Muslims… the complainant pleads that the strictest action be taken against the accused." Hurt their feelings?! I don't understand how every…"
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How insecure is the deity that blasphemy has the death sentence? http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28439518

This article is on the BBC site. It is truly horrifying that this happens at any time let alone this time of the internet and information.It amazes me that people can rationalise support for this as culture. Culture is just the defence invoked because then your own crazy beliefs will have to be analysed. Truly terrifying stuff out there.See More
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Christopher Cosgrove replied to Joan Denoo's discussion How Creationists in Texas Are Pressuring Schoolbook Publishers to Bring God into Biology
"What would they actually teach? Don't they have to draft a curriculum with supporting references, etc? It seems so bizarre that something which quite obviously will be without foundation can even be considered in education. Guess that they…"
Tuesday
Sean Green replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion Prager unviserity proof for god video
"Funny he talks about multiverses and the big bang, but leaves out big crunch theory. Probably because it doesn't fit in with his everything is in a line and has a cause going back and there has to be a first cause and that has to be god, if…"
Sunday
Michael Penn replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion Prager unviserity proof for god video
"This video has some classic arguements, most of them false. People need to understand that it's OK to say "I don't know." The video attacks existence by explaining that you can know the cause of everything, and that goddidit. No…"
Sunday
Freethinker31 replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion Prager unviserity proof for god video
"Well said  Future....I couldn't  agree more"
Sunday
Freethinker31 replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion Prager unviserity proof for god video
"Good point Pinius.....I was trying to  be polite..."
Sunday
Plinius replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion Prager unviserity proof for god video
"How can the professor be an intelligent scientific person when he is distorting everything to fit his beliefs?"
Jul 20
Freethinker31 replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion Prager unviserity proof for god video
"Why is it that  intelligent people  like this  Professor  Kreeger....believe that  god  is the one  who was the original starter   of the Big Bang.....What a stretch!!!!!!...Especially since  the Bible…"
Jul 19

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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.

GetEQUAL

Dear Christopher --

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

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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

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. You might also like The Knife & ForkPolitics, Economics & Religion and Wine. After you've searched for stuff that interests you 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 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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