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The Death Penalty and Christianity

Started this discussion. Last reply by Napoleon Bonaparte Sep 29, 2011. 2 Replies

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Grinning Cat replied to Hambydammit's discussion Georgia's trying to back-door us into advocating religion on our cars.
"This week a Republican state senator introduced a bill that would put "In God We Trust" on all Georgia license plates. Motorists could buy a county decal sticker to cover it up. This would reverse the current situation, where Georgia…"
Nov 17, 2011
Napoleon Bonaparte replied to Hambydammit's discussion The Death Penalty and Christianity
"Qui s'en soucie? Ce n'est pas mon problème."
Sep 29, 2011
Sydney B replied to Hambydammit's discussion The Death Penalty and Christianity
"I have this crazy idea that killing people is wrong."
Sep 29, 2011
Hambydammit posted a discussion

The Death Penalty and Christianity

There are many reasons I don't support the death penalty, but the primary reason -- the overwhelming reason -- is that I'm a skeptic.  It's the same reason I'm an atheist, actually.  I base my entire existence on the constant awareness that no matter how sure I am of a thing, I could be wrong.  The death penalty is the only penalty for which there is no "undo" button.  We can let wrongfully accused people out of prison.  We cannot bring the dead back to life. Full Article:  …See More
Sep 22, 2011
mojo5501 replied to Hambydammit's discussion Is it OK to pretend not to be atheist for five years?
"I look at it like others have commented: Gossip.  We don't need more gossip in the workplace.  I have a hard enough time juggling all the drama (and work stress) on a day-to-day basis...I don't want to be ADDING to the…"
Aug 28, 2011
mojo5501 replied to Hambydammit's discussion Is it OK to pretend not to be atheist for five years?
"Good one...I'll use THAT one.   If you say "I'm not a member of a church" you're likely to get INVITED.   Personally, I just stay vague and neutral.  The opposite of militant.  I see no reason…"
Aug 28, 2011
Grace Fitzpatrick replied to Hambydammit's discussion Is it OK to pretend not to be atheist for five years?
"You're right, Sentient.  In the health care profession, patients may bring up religion on their own.  I have no advice there other than just to listen and if it's offensive, let it  go in one ear and out the other."
Aug 26, 2011
atheistscot replied to Hambydammit's discussion Is it OK to pretend not to be atheist for five years?
"Don't tell them anything. It's none of their business. Your personal religious beliefs (or lack of them) are your private affair. There's nothing cowardly about that. The workplace is no place for religion."
Aug 26, 2011
Cheryl replied to Hambydammit's discussion Is it OK to pretend not to be atheist for five years?
"Don't come out until it's safe.  There may not be any reason to come out in the workplace, anyway, it's a personal matter on your own time.  Coming out in your private life may be satisfying enough."
Aug 24, 2011
Steph S. replied to Hambydammit's discussion Is it OK to pretend not to be atheist for five years?
"Sentient Biped -- that is a great response.  People love to gossip in the workplace and can make your job miserable if they learn something "interesting" to tell.  I agree that you should be closed about non-work topics. …"
Aug 24, 2011
Sentient Biped replied to Hambydammit's discussion Is it OK to pretend not to be atheist for five years?
"Given the lousy economy, how hard it is to find work, and how prejudiced people can be in the workplace, it's reasonable to be a blank slate when it comes to religion. Or anything else. I've experienced discrimination, and it's a…"
Aug 24, 2011
Steph S. replied to Hambydammit's discussion Is it OK to pretend not to be atheist for five years?
"I like the answer that was given. "Remember that coming out in your private life doesn't mean you have to come out at work.  The workplace isn't an appropriate place for religion OR atheism.  If they're constantly…"
Aug 24, 2011
Hambydammit posted a discussion

Is it OK to pretend not to be atheist for five years?

I didn't know you took Dear Abby questions, but here's mine. I'm a recent graduate in a "helping profession." I have a new job and everyone is a Christian. There's a local skeptic meet-up group that I'd like to be involved with, but I feel like if I come out as agnostic now I will never be promoted and my career will stagnate. But if I wait 5 years or so then come out, I will be in a better place to help the movement. Does that make sense or am I rationalizing cowardice? -- K. G.Read my answer…See More
Aug 24, 2011
Hambydammit replied to Hambydammit's discussion Arkansas atheist bus ads highlight perceptions of Christian hate.
"In fact, I'd say it's a pretty good strategy to continue putting pressure on companies by... well... existing publicly. If corporations get fed up with Christians' bad behavior, the *will* put a stop to it."
Aug 13, 2011
Hambydammit replied to Hambydammit's discussion Arkansas atheist bus ads highlight perceptions of Christian hate.
"Yes. Brian has a point: The insurance companies are probably right. The risk of vandalism is high. But the thing is... that's not the atheists' fault, and it's not fair for them to have to pay for the Christians' bad behavior."
Aug 13, 2011
Steph S. replied to Hambydammit's discussion Arkansas atheist bus ads highlight perceptions of Christian hate.
"Well at least the court found in favor of the Atheist group because the ad agency was clearly discriminating against Atheists. "In a victory for non-believers, a judge in Arkansas has ruled in favor of an atheist group that tried to place ads…"
Aug 13, 2011

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“Hear No Evil” Filter for Your TV, or Voluntary Fascism?

Posted on May 26, 2011 at 4:42pm 0 Comments



Focus on the Family is teaming up with TVGuardian to provide clean entertainment choices for families through the TVGuardian filter, a device that eliminates objectionable language from television shows.

Penned as a “foul language filter” for HDTV’s, the device seeks to protect children not only from all foul language, but also from offensive religious slurs, sexual references, and…

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In Which I Rip Atlanta's Apologist Examiner a New One on the Topic of Christian Education

Posted on May 26, 2011 at 12:27pm 0 Comments

Atlanta Christian Apologetics Examiner Terrence Albritton has penned an exhortation to good Christians to consider religious education "an order," not "a luxury." This is not an uncommon belief, especially among evangelicals and the far right. It is also a major point of contention for many non-believers, who claim that (1) religious "education" is really a euphemism for indoctrination and scare tactics, and (2) Christian education doesn't achieve measurably better societal or individual… Continue

Who's the more unreasonable Christian? Harold Camping or those who made fun of him?

Posted on May 23, 2011 at 3:19pm 2 Comments

In reality, nobody expected the rapture.  At least, almost nobody.  Impending doomsday theories are good lead stories, and they're fun to... well... make fun of.  And that's what everybody did.  The atheist blogosphere was full of scathing editorials.  Rapture parties were scheduled all over the country.  The Black Nonbelievers of Atlanta furnished refreshments for what turned out to be a huge event sponsored by the …

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Biblical theme park receives 40 million in tax breaks

Posted on May 20, 2011 at 2:00pm 1 Comment

Kentucky is quickly turning into Disneyworld for Creationists.  The state has awarded $40 million in tax incentives (tax breaks) to a proposed "Ark Experience."  The project will include a full-sized wooden ark, an aviary, and curiously... a "replica" of the Tower of Babel.

Set to open in 2014, the park will cost approximately $150 million.  "Governor Steve Beshear announced his support of the…

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What is the "Atheist Agenda?"

Posted on May 19, 2011 at 3:32pm 6 Comments

"Atheist Agenda" is a scary sounding term to a lot of people. To some, it conjures up images of burning churches and outlawing the ownership of Bibles. To others, it's a bit less sinister, but still sounds like a concerted attempt to take away people's sense of identity as people of faith.



In light of recent examples of the "Religious Agenda," such as Gwinnett County's own Mountain Park First Baptist's blatant and repeated attempts to lead public school children in prayer, it's… Continue

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At 6:07pm on May 15, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…
Greetings, Hambydammit
At 6:25am on April 19, 2010, John Jubinsky said…
Hi Hambydammit! Have a very happy birthday.
At 10:15am on February 18, 2010, Bryanderthal said…
Thanks for the comment. Very true, too. I always ask him what he thinks of position or story x and why. Using this method he came to the logical conclusion that Santa must use magic on his reindeer because they don't fly in the wild. Some bubbles are better left to burst on their own... hehe.
 
 
 

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