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Hobby Lobby does invest in birth control

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Jul 2. 1 Reply

They need to change their name to Hypocrisy Lobby. …Continue

If you don’t approve of the church then don’t take part in its rituals

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sentient Biped Jul 6. 8 Replies

I often wonder how many atheist sit in church each Sunday going to the motions of singing hymns, receiving communion and praying to a god they don't believe exists.Opinion: Each spring, thousands of…Continue

Pope Francis Is Wrong About My Child-Free Life

Started this discussion. Last reply by booklover Jun 11. 22 Replies

From what I've read most Catholics and others are impressed with Pope Frankie and his back to basics Christianity. No   Prada shoes, no bling, fire a couple of Bishops and Cardinals who love the…Continue

The Results Are In: America Is Dumb and on the Road to Getting Dumber

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Maxwell Jun 9. 11 Replies

Excellent article and frighteningly true. …Continue

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"I dusted of my copy of the Qur'an and found the following: Surat Al-Hijr (15:43-45) Hell is the promised place for all these, with seven gaes, each gate having it's allotted share of them.  Surat Az-Zumar (39:71)And those who…"
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Sentient Biped replied to John Aultman's discussion If you don’t approve of the church then don’t take part in its rituals
""thousands of non-believers still allow their prepubescent daughters to don wedding dresses for the distinctly creepy, coquettish ritual that is First Communion." The author used the word I would use, "Creepy"."
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Freethinker31 replied to John Aultman's discussion If you don’t approve of the church then don’t take part in its rituals
"I bet  many  go to church or synagogue and just go through the motions..I was one....The only reason  I did  was because  it was expected  of me...I tried  to fit in  but  religion  was just…"
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Michael Penn replied to John Aultman's discussion Hobby Lobby does invest in birth control
"This is one more reason that Hypocrisy Lobby cannot regulate sexuality and their ideas of birth control using their religious beliefs. It appears that much of the media is on this just like we are. In view of the actual facts the decission for Hobby…"
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"Welcome Misha"
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"Cory check out this link for New Mexico Coalition for Reason.  The other links are all atheist groups in New Mexico and there are more on the MCR website.  Hope this…"
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Future replied to John Aultman's discussion If you don’t approve of the church then don’t take part in its rituals
"I enrolled my kids in a parochial school, but I never went to church. If I did go into the facility for a wedding, and they did communion as part of the ceremony, I was that guy who sat alone while everybody near him went to eat flesh and drink…"
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Grinning Cat replied to John Aultman's discussion If you don’t approve of the church then don’t take part in its rituals
"Religious music can have strong emotional associations, too -- we had some threads about reclaiming and repurposing some of it (mostly but not entirely about Christmas songs). Jerry Phillips' Humanist Hymnal is one example; George…"
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booklover replied to John Aultman's discussion Pope Francis Is Wrong About My Child-Free Life
"This is true Jerry!  It frightens me too.  Well I think my son wants to get married and have kids, so that will add a couple smart Atheists... ;)"
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Tennessee judge oversteps in ordering name change for Baby Messiah

Posted on August 14, 2013 at 10:17am 5 Comments

This may have been posted previously.  A Judge named Lu Ann Ballew who is a Child Support Magistrate in Jefferson County, Tennessee ordered a couple to change their child's name from Messiah to Martin.

She said her ruling was in the child's best interest, and wrote, "'Messiah' means Savior, Deliverer, the One who will restore God's Kingdom.  'Messiah' is a title held only by Jesus Christ."

She went on to say, "Labeling this child, 'Messiah' places an undue burden on him  that…

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Catholic Church: Italy's dwindling congregations

Posted on March 8, 2013 at 11:27am 4 Comments

And may it continue to dwindle into oblivion.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21694860

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At 3:46pm on November 6, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hi John and welcome to this wonderful world of atheist truth and peace
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At 11:09pm on November 5, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, John! 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.

 
 
 

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