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Michael Penn commented on John B Hodges's blog post Quotes from the "Founding Fathers" on religion
"In a world of Internet you would think that every human would be able to get and read these quotes from our "Founding Fathers." Apparently the fundies believe you can "put anything on the Internet" so they are not believing what…"
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"Unfortunately, all the "patriot" quotes in the world won't prevent idiots from espousing their "We are a Christian nation" beliefs."
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"These guys were my type of Patriots. The current generation of tea baggies are giving actual Patriots a bad name."
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"Thanks, John. I'll put some of these on business card stock and hand them out to "patriotic" xians I know."
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Quotes from the "Founding Fathers" on religion

These were collected by Bill Perdue, I copied them from a comment he made on AlterNet. -JBH-----------------------------------"I have examined all the known superstitions of the Word, and I do not find in ourparticular superstition of Christianity one redeeming feature. They are all alike, founded on fables and mythology. Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined and imprisoned. What has been the effect of this…See More
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John B Hodges replied to Tony Jiang's discussion Christian moralilty-necessarily objective?
"Religious morality is necessarily subjective and relative, because it depends on faith. WHAT IS "ETHICS"? Ethics, generally, are rules, principles, policies for behavior, with the goal of ______ (fill in the blank). Religious ethics…"
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John B Hodges replied to Hiram's discussion Why Atheist Libertarians Are Part of America's 1 Percent Problem
"When I was 17, I discovered the books of Ayn Rand and was taken by storm; she was in a different league from anything else I had seen in High School. Rand said that all rational people were atheists, so I became an atheist. So, THAT is one way an…"
Dec 7, 2013
Michael Penn commented on John B Hodges's blog post Quotes from Thomas Jefferson
"Very nice collection here, but my own dead mother wouldn't believe it. She always said "you can't believe anything on the Internet" and would rather think that Jefferson's words had been doctored, nice christian man that he…"
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Loren Miller commented on John B Hodges's blog post Quotes from Thomas Jefferson
"Oh, but Thomas Jefferson was REALLY a christian!!!  David Barton said so, so it MUST be true!Yeah, right ... and I'm an Episcopalian ... NOT!  Excellent collection!"
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Quotes from Thomas Jefferson

I cannot take credit for this compilation of quotes from Thomas Jefferson. I found it in the comments section of an article on Alternet.===================================Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined and imprisoned; yet we have not advanced one inch towards uniformity. -Thomas Jefferson, Notes on Virginia, 1782 But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. It neither…See More
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Michael Penn commented on John B Hodges's blog post Open Letter to the Saved
"Yes, the church world got it all wrong! Some of us have tried to be covered by Calvinism in the "once saved, always saved" doctrine. (My taxes are due. Save me.) We know that Jebus taught that if you do what he says you won't see…"
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Quotes from the "Founding Fathers" on religion

Posted on March 8, 2014 at 5:15am 6 Comments

These were collected by Bill Perdue, I copied them from a comment he made on AlterNet. -JBH

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"I have examined all the known superstitions of the Word, and I do not find in our

particular superstition of Christianity one redeeming feature. They are all alike, founded on fables and mythology. Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined and…

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Quotes from Thomas Jefferson

Posted on November 6, 2013 at 3:58am 2 Comments

I cannot take credit for this compilation of quotes from Thomas Jefferson. I found it in the comments section of an article on Alternet.

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Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined and imprisoned; yet we have not advanced one inch towards uniformity.

-Thomas Jefferson, Notes on Virginia, 1782



But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there…

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Open Letter to the Saved

Posted on August 26, 2013 at 4:57am 1 Comment

John B. Hodges

September 25, 2007.



Greetings-…



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A Letter_to_the_Editor regarding Ethics.

Posted on May 4, 2013 at 4:23am 1 Comment

On April 19, I read a commentary in the Roanoke Times by Clonnie_Yearout; Yearout (gender unknown) was arguing for Creationism and against "Darwinism". I sent the following in reply. The Times printed at least two letters (by other people) replying to Yearout, but not this one.  



FROM: John B. Hodges

(contact info)

TO: Editor, letters page

I would like this considered for a COMMENTARY or OP-ED.



Greetings-



Clonnie Yearout's commentary ("A Tale of…

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At 9:20am on July 15, 2011, Sentient Biped 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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