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Freethinker31 replied to James M. Martin's discussion Because Men and Women Had Shameful Same Sex Lusts, God Created Them as Gay and Lesbian (Please Pick Me Up Off the Floor When I Quit Laughing)
"Excellent point  GC.....Humans  evolved  from Apes or Chimpanzees as science  has proven...Obviously they are animals ergo we are animals......Tell  that  to a Theist  and they will deny it......They  still…"
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Bertold Brautigan replied to James M. Martin's discussion Because Men and Women Had Shameful Same Sex Lusts, God Created Them as Gay and Lesbian (Please Pick Me Up Off the Floor When I Quit Laughing)
"You're right about this, GC. There's something about the fact that we are (just) another product of nature that they absolutely can't abide. It's sort of a "human exceptionalism" that's about as respectable and…"
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Bertold Brautigan replied to James M. Martin's discussion Because Men and Women Had Shameful Same Sex Lusts, God Created Them as Gay and Lesbian (Please Pick Me Up Off the Floor When I Quit Laughing)
"Absolutely, and I would add Republican to the list too. I know there are gay Republicans, but I don't get it."
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Grinning Cat replied to James M. Martin's discussion Because Men and Women Had Shameful Same Sex Lusts, God Created Them as Gay and Lesbian (Please Pick Me Up Off the Floor When I Quit Laughing)
"Are there religions that accept that we humans are animals? The Abrahamic religions that many of us are familiar with insist, despite overwhelming evidence, that our distinction from other animals isn't a matter of degree but of an entirely…"
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Michael Penn replied to James M. Martin's discussion Because Men and Women Had Shameful Same Sex Lusts, God Created Them as Gay and Lesbian (Please Pick Me Up Off the Floor When I Quit Laughing)
"OK, I'm back to this one more time. So when did god "give them over?" Since he is all knowing he must have known they were like this ( or would do this) even before they were born. That would mean these people had no choice in the…"
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Michael Penn replied to James M. Martin's discussion Because Men and Women Had Shameful Same Sex Lusts, God Created Them as Gay and Lesbian (Please Pick Me Up Off the Floor When I Quit Laughing)
"Eric, I don't know what Ann Coulter believes but the "Jewish Zombie" spiel that you just quoted is a mockery of what christians do believe. It's very much anti-religious. I've heard it before and cannot tell you if it's…"
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Freethinker31 replied to James M. Martin's discussion Because Men and Women Had Shameful Same Sex Lusts, God Created Them as Gay and Lesbian (Please Pick Me Up Off the Floor When I Quit Laughing)
"I agree with that too Pat.......Sexuality  has nothing  to do with faith....so any LGBT should  be rational thinkers, and denounce  religious  myths...."
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Pat replied to James M. Martin's discussion Because Men and Women Had Shameful Same Sex Lusts, God Created Them as Gay and Lesbian (Please Pick Me Up Off the Floor When I Quit Laughing)
"I would add to that James. Anyone who is gay, bisexual, transgender, straight, or finds their niche on other place on a spectrum of human sexuality, who would believe in Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, etc, are fools."
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Many are Called but Few are Chosen: My Belief -- Yes, Belief -- in Euhemerus

Posted on August 24, 2014 at 2:00pm 3 Comments

This is essentially a piece I originally wrote in one of my occult fanzines either late 80s or early 90s, when I was still in the thrall of Crowleyanity (also known as Thelema) and began to really wonder why man makes deities in his own image. I consulted many works on mythology and god-making, learning that all religions begin as cults, so it is redundant to call, say, Scientology a cult of Old Mother Hubbard. It's a religion we could even call Hubbardism. I read of an ancient Greek…

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"Justin Bieber is Gay" -- 12-Year-Old Fan

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 8:16am 2 Comments

When my little friend Lilia told me of her heartbreaking shift in affections from Justin to One Direction's Harry Styles, it simply broke my heart. I had just begun to appreciate Justin. Who is this Styles guy? A name like that, you'd think he was a fashion model, but he comes off as a scruffy kid with a lot of energy. About the only thing the two have in common is tattoos. Harry does not have that fabulous Bieber chest, abs, and tattoos. Justin has more of them. I guess. Lilia, when asked…

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George Will and the IRS: Conservative Ideology Blinds Pundit to the IRS's Biggest Problem: Underfunding Their Watchdog Operations

Posted on May 2, 2014 at 10:37am 2 Comments

It is a talking point on Fox and at the conservative caucuses that the IRS should be abolished or replaced with a more equitable taxing system such as ad valorem, no matter that institution of the latter would result in many if not most of us sleeping on discount off-brand mattresses while the Koch Cabal buys the major mattress factories (if they do not already own them). My interest in George Will as a spokesman for the Cabal (my word for the 1% owning 40% or more of the wealth) was dormant…

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Meeting William S. Burroughs

Posted on January 19, 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments

A friend took me to a dinner at the home of a Manhattan dowager who turned out to be the agent there for the paintings of Brion Gysin, Burroughs' co-conspirator in magickal displacement of time and space known as the cut-up (slicing pages of a manuscript in half or quarters, then, John Cage-like, rearranging the pieces in such a way that they create in a kind of Flash Gordonesque, Hegelian manner, new messages, some actually predicting future events. I had long been fascinated by Burroughs,…

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On Euhemerism, Yesterday & Today: Jesus, Elvis, and Antinous: Is Bieber Next?

Posted on July 23, 2013 at 11:30pm 3 Comments

While studying the occult for about a decade prior to becoming an agnostic, I read H. P. Blavatsky, Manly P. Hall, and, most valuably, Gerald Massey.  Blavatsky and Massey were sober critics of Christianity; the former became famous for saying "there is no religion higher than the truth," and the latter explored the death and resurrection myths that went into the making of the myth-in-chief: Jesus.  Blavatsky pointed out the similarity of the name, Krishna, to the name Christ, and Massey…

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At 10:54am on September 24, 2014, JanBodh said…
Agreed sir, 100%. It "circular". Depends upon perspective. Got to change that perspective of believers.
At 2:32pm on July 16, 2014, Patricia said…

Thanks for the request James. Gladly accepted.

At 10:48am on June 3, 2013, Lord Ainsworth said…

Self-expression is individuality, and our individuality is our self, which ought to be our chief concern.

At 12:04pm on April 21, 2013, Lord Ainsworth said…

I appreciate your comment.

Hope you're doing well.

At 9:44pm on March 7, 2013, Deepak Gupta said…

Thanks for the comments James.

Good to know about Osteen, the #1 Fraud in America today. Can we call Chopra #2? Pun intended.

At 12:16pm on October 16, 2012, Joan Denoo said…

I appreciate and value your comments and thoughts. Thank you for friendship.  

At 12:24pm on March 22, 2012, Sentient Biped said…

James, in case you are interested in discussions on this topic:

Justice For All

Justice For All

Atheists have our own ideas about what is just and what is unjust.  This group will explore the elusive concept of justice.  Topics include racial injustice, death penalty, imprisonment, crime, and other aspects of justice in modern society and in history.  Without gods, what is the basis for justice?  What do humanists and others say about justice?  What do you think about current controversies and cases regarding justice or injustice?

At 7:43pm on March 8, 2012, Aria Royce said…

I just posted my question up for duscussion. 

http://www.atheistnexus.org/forum/topics/who-do-you-think-jesus-is

I'd be honored if you answered this. Thank you

At 7:41pm on March 8, 2012, Aria Royce said…

Can I ask you a question, privately? I added you as a friend. Please accept so I can message you. I think you are a great mind. I would like to know what you think about a simple question

At 5:35pm on February 10, 2012, Lilium Baden said…

I wanted to thank you. Your blog about the super bowl brought me to this wonderful site. Seriously, you have my gratitude.

 
 
 

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