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Michael Penn commented on John B Hodges's blog post Essay- "The Other People" by Oberon Zell
"A well put together tale that would make a lot of sense to anyone unless they are a dyed in the wool believe every word true in the Bible type person. What believers want to do instead is tell "incest stories" in order to get these…"
Nov 13
Grinning Cat commented on John B Hodges's blog post Essay- "The Other People" by Oberon Zell
"Thanks for sharing that! I especially appreciate the description of Oberon, Diane, and Morning Glory's home (no need to put on clothes to have your morning tea!), as well as the parallel between the serpent and Prometheus. Apropos: Dr.…"
Nov 12
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Essay- "The Other People" by Oberon Zell

(This is an article by a man named Oberon Zell, founder (if I recall Correctly) of the Church of All Worlds. I think it deserves wider distribution. -JBH)============================================="We Are the Other People" by Oberon Zell"Ding-dong!" goes the doorbell. Is it Avon calling? Or perhaps Ed McMahon with my three million dollars? No, it's Yahweh's Witlesses again, just wanting to have a nice little chat about the Bible... Boy, did they ever come to the wrong house!So we invite them…See More
Nov 12
John B Hodges commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post An exhaustive study of THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
"Very similar to a post I made some time back, "The Uncensored Ten Commandments"; I found a place where the Second clearly gets the death penalty also. see http://www.atheistnexus.org/profiles/blogs/the-uncensored-ten"
Sep 22
Michael Penn commented on John B Hodges's blog post reference comment re. "This country was founded on Christian Principles"
"America was founded on christian principles, eh? If that's the case, there should be mention of christianity and Jesus all through the US Constitution ... and yet there is NOT ... ONE ... REFERENCE to god or Jesus in all of that document.…"
Aug 15
Bertold Brautigan commented on John B Hodges's blog post reference comment re. "This country was founded on Christian Principles"
"Soldier - you are so right. And that coupling began with Reagan and was fully consummated with Bush the Dumber. Both the Christian and Muslim religions are death cults, and fabulous tools for those pulling the strings."
Aug 14
Christian Soldier commented on John B Hodges's blog post reference comment re. "This country was founded on Christian Principles"
"Theocrats hold forth a vision of America as a "promised land." A people (preferably white and Anglo Saxon) bequeathed by God in holding dominion over the rest of the world. It all rolls into Aryan and Teutonic racist mythology. Painting…"
Aug 14
Bertold Brautigan commented on John B Hodges's blog post reference comment re. "This country was founded on Christian Principles"
"Maybe I'm a bit more cynical, but I think they may understand the difference with crystal clarity. They're just trying to change it."
Aug 14
Amanda Ashcraft commented on John B Hodges's blog post reference comment re. "This country was founded on Christian Principles"
"The tough part about the whole Christian principles ploy is that many theocratic wannabes do not understand the difference of being INFLUENCED by something and FOUNDED on something. Was our nation influenced by Christianity? Absolutely. Was it…"
Aug 14
Loren Miller commented on John B Hodges's blog post reference comment re. "This country was founded on Christian Principles"
"Pat, you and I both know what the christers are doing: they're grasping for straws (no great surprise, since they so often deal in straw men!).  They can't find anything in the Constitution to support their position, so they try to…"
Aug 14
John B Hodges commented on Scot Hinson's blog post Can We Please Get A New Solid Definitive Term For Non Belief Besides ATHEIST
"Any name we gave ourselves would be used as a derogatory term by the theists.  There are dozens of terms. Infidel, heretic, miscreant, goyim, nonbeliever, freethinker, latitudinarian, and so forth. (I don't have a thesaurus.)  I use…"
Aug 14
Bertold Brautigan commented on John B Hodges's blog post reference comment re. "This country was founded on Christian Principles"
"Good one, Deirdre32! Reminds me of a comment I saw somewhere about how biblically appropriate Washington State was for passing both legalized pot and marriage equality, since the Bible says men who lie together should be stoned."
Aug 13
Pat commented on John B Hodges's blog post reference comment re. "This country was founded on Christian Principles"
"To follow up with Loren, and as attorney, I'll make this quick. Read Article VI, Section 2 of the United States Constitution. In case you missed it, here it is. This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in…"
Aug 13
Loren Miller commented on John B Hodges's blog post reference comment re. "This country was founded on Christian Principles"
"My approach is somewhat different, to wit:America was founded on christian principles, eh?  If that's the case, there should be mention of christianity and Jesus all through the US Constitution ... and yet there is NOT ... ONE ...…"
Aug 13
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reference comment re. "This country was founded on Christian Principles"

I have always wanted to ask WHAT "Christian Principles" they think this country was based on. "Please quote for me something Jesus taught that we could recognize as a founding principle of the United States." Not laying up treasures on Earth, but instead selling all you have and distributing to the poor? Not resisting evil, but instead turning the other cheek? Following the entire Law of Moses down to the last Iota, except the dietary laws? Abstaining from all sin even in your thoughts, even to…See More
Aug 13
Grinning Cat commented on John B Hodges's blog post The Uncensored Ten Commandments
"Orthodox Judaism also teaches that there was an "oral law" given in parallel with the written law. (Even now great precedence is accorded to earlier generations of rabbinic interpreters, who were "closer to the revelation at Mt.…"
Jul 12

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Essay- "The Other People" by Oberon Zell

Posted on November 12, 2014 at 9:39am 2 Comments

(This is an article by a man named Oberon Zell, founder (if I recall Correctly) of the Church of All Worlds. I think it deserves wider distribution. -JBH)

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"We Are the Other People" by Oberon Zell

"Ding-dong!" goes the doorbell. Is it Avon calling? Or perhaps Ed McMahon with my three million dollars? No, it's Yahweh's Witlesses again, just wanting to have a nice little chat about the Bible... Boy, did they ever come to the…

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reference comment re. "This country was founded on Christian Principles"

Posted on August 13, 2014 at 4:22pm 9 Comments

I have always wanted to ask WHAT "Christian Principles" they think this country was based on. "Please quote for me something Jesus taught that we could recognize as a founding principle of the United States." Not laying up treasures on Earth, but instead selling all you have and distributing to the poor? Not resisting evil, but instead turning the other cheek? Following the entire Law of Moses down to the last Iota, except the dietary laws? Abstaining from all sin even in your thoughts, even…

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Reference comment on Christianity

Posted on May 25, 2014 at 6:05am 1 Comment

As an atheist I spent some years reading philosophy to gain an understanding of the secular foundations of ethics, and reached an understanding that satisfied me. (for those interested, see http://www.atheistnexus.org/pr... ). Then I heard a Christian declare that the Absolute Truth about ethics was the teachings of Jesus. So I asked "What DOES Jesus teach about ethics?" I went through the…

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John Adams quote re. non-divine origin of United States government

Posted on May 17, 2014 at 10:32pm 8 Comments

In his, "A Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America" [1787-1788], 

John Adams wrote: 

"The United States of America have exhibited, perhaps, the first example of governments erected on the simple principles of nature; and if men are now sufficiently enlightened to disabuse themselves of artifice, imposture, hypocrisy, and superstition, they will consider this event as an era in their history. Although the detail of the formation of the American…

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At 9:20am on July 15, 2011, Daniel W said…
Hi, Your comment on "the Plain Truth" reminded me of my own past reading their literature.  WWCG had a big influence on me as a child and teenager.  WIthout them I don't know if I would have become atheist.
At 10:18am on September 14, 2010, Donald R Barbera said…
I need you as an editor. Every prize I won in the journalism field really belonged to my editor who made it presentable for public consumption--unsung heroes
At 12:31pm on January 16, 2010, Stephen Goldin said…
Welcome to the SFF group. Hope you have a lot of fun here.
At 9:28pm on October 30, 2009, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Welcome to this excellent site whose members quietly recognise that religion is a fraud, and God and gods nothing but fictions and superstitions in the heads of the credulous.

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