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Michael Penn commented on John B Hodges's blog post Reference comment on Christianity
"The gospel of John was written in stages and was most likely all complete by 100 AD. (100CE) The fact that the "Jesus message" has changed in this book as compared to the 3 other gospels has to do with early christians believing Jesus…"
May 25
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Reference comment on Christianity

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 four…See More
May 25
Michael Penn commented on John B Hodges's blog post John Adams quote re. non-divine origin of United States government
"My first time reading it, but such a wonderful quote by John Adams. Now watch someone come along again and claim that all of our founding fathers were theists. I'm sick of it."
May 22
Larry Taylor commented on John B Hodges's blog post John Adams quote re. non-divine origin of United States government
"Not to throw cold water, but I have seen this quote many times. And a well read xtian will usually finish the quote. "The experiment is made, and has completely succeeded: it can no longer be called in question, whether authority in…"
May 19
k.h. ky commented on John B Hodges's blog post John Adams quote re. non-divine origin of United States government
"Excellent, John, Excellent."
May 18
Sentient Biped commented on John B Hodges's blog post John Adams quote re. non-divine origin of United States government
"Great quote!  Thank you! I wonder when "men [and women] are now sufficiently enlightened to disabuse themselves of artifice, imposture, hypocrisy, and superstition,?  In US govt?"
May 18
Pat commented on John B Hodges's blog post John Adams quote re. non-divine origin of United States government
"John, this is an excellent quote. And as usual, the truth will be ignored by the bible thumpers and tambourine bangers in favor of the Big Lie that "America is a Christian nation."  That piece of modern lying propaganda is really as…"
May 18
Loren Miller commented on John B Hodges's blog post John Adams quote re. non-divine origin of United States government
"I had seen this quote before, but I agree that it deserves a further and wider airing.  This is a portion of US history which is barely covered, if it is covered at all, which leaves room for those who want to promote the idea that the US is a…"
May 18
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Idaho Spud commented on John B Hodges's blog post John Adams quote re. non-divine origin of United States government
"Thanks for that quote John."
May 18
Randall Smith commented on John B Hodges's blog post John Adams quote re. non-divine origin of United States government
"I was unaware of this particular Adams quote. His "Treaty of Tripoli" quote is widely known among atheists, however."
May 18
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John Adams quote re. non-divine origin of United States government

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 governments is at…See More
May 17
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…"
Mar 12
Randall Smith commented on John B Hodges's blog post Quotes from the "Founding Fathers" on religion
"Unfortunately, all the "patriot" quotes in the world won't prevent idiots from espousing their "We are a Christian nation" beliefs."
Mar 10
Votaw commented on John B Hodges's blog post Quotes from the "Founding Fathers" on religion
"These guys were my type of Patriots. The current generation of tea baggies are giving actual Patriots a bad name."
Mar 9
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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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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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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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