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So help me...

Started Jan 17, 2013 0 Replies

"Although the phrase (So help me g-d")was used in federal courtrooms since 1789, the first proof it was used in a presidential oath of office came with Chester Arthur's inauguration in September…Continue

Raising your children without...(CNN)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Laars Zwarte Jan 20, 2013. 11 Replies

This is written by an Atheist mom, who, for all I know may be a member of this site. I did not check, but I liked and agreed with everything she wrote. It is an opinion piece, of course.…Continue

Tags: g-d, parenting

Separation of what?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Laars Zwarte Jan 15, 2013. 6 Replies

I was just looking at a photo on USA Today, and it raised a question for me:Why do elected officials, most especially the POTUS swear on a bible to uphold the Oath of Office? I think they should…Continue

Tags: state, and, church, of, Separation

Why is my reaction the the g-d posts on Facebook so visceral?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Laars Zwarte Jan 12, 2013. 21 Replies

I mean these people have as much right to believe as I do to not, however I guess it's because the g-d fearing have had more freedom to speak about it than the g-d-eschewing. It just makes me want to…Continue

Tags: Santa, Xtian, Xmas

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Laars Zwarte commented on Irreverend Mike's group Atheist Buddhists
"Can anyone tell me which school of monks wear day glo orange robes? I wanted to speak with them, however the Xtians who were in the restaurant were openly rude to them, ("They don't believe in the bible") so I abstained. I am in…"
Jan 25, 2013
Laars Zwarte replied to Laars Zwarte's discussion Raising your children without...(CNN)
"Apparently the article resonated quite a bit, and also the bible-thumpers could not get it shut down."
Jan 20, 2013
Humble Pie replied to Laars Zwarte's discussion Raising your children without...(CNN)
"Sadly, they don't hear that nearly enough."
Jan 19, 2013
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So help me...

"Although the phrase (So help me g-d")was used in federal courtrooms since 1789, the first proof it was used in a presidential oath of office came with Chester Arthur's inauguration in September 1881. Every president since, including Obama, has followed suit."http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/01/16/obama-god-inauguration-religion/1837803/See More
Jan 17, 2013
Michael Black replied to Laars Zwarte's discussion Raising your children without...(CNN)
"I'm glad to see CNN essentially tell the christian extremist to essentially "shut your pie hole!"."
Jan 17, 2013
booklover replied to Laars Zwarte's discussion Raising your children without...(CNN)
"I like the 45,000 likes!"
Jan 17, 2013
Humble Pie replied to Laars Zwarte's discussion Raising your children without...(CNN)
"Also, this has over 45,000 likes on Facebook.  :)"
Jan 17, 2013
Pat replied to Laars Zwarte's discussion Raising your children without...(CNN)
"Laars, we are gaining ground. Which scares the be-Jebus out of the tambourine banging, arm waving, bible thumpers out there."
Jan 16, 2013
Laars Zwarte replied to Laars Zwarte's discussion Raising your children without...(CNN)
"I was surprised it stayed up that long. What ever happened to freedom of speech? Dbags indeed. We are the minority, but still gaining ground."
Jan 16, 2013
Loren Miller replied to Laars Zwarte's discussion Raising your children without...(CNN)
""Some douchebag" can't deal with opposing opinions.  [sigh] Big surprise..."
Jan 16, 2013
Michael Black replied to Laars Zwarte's discussion Raising your children without...(CNN)
"Some douchebag has already flagged the story as inappropriate.  That didn't take long."
Jan 16, 2013
Laars Zwarte replied to Laars Zwarte's discussion Separation of what?
"Nooo, I do not wish death on him. He's not been well of late, and having recall of Reagan's elaborate funeral. It's the hypocrisy of waste that gets me. I wish President Obama had departed from a traditional inauguration, and honestly…"
Jan 15, 2013
Laars Zwarte replied to Laars Zwarte's discussion Raising your children without...(CNN)
" think she is a blogger not a reporter, but yes, simple and easy."
Jan 15, 2013
Greg replied to Laars Zwarte's discussion Separation of what?
"Laars, So we agree Bush must not die for financial reasons. Wait, he's pulling in a pretty hefty pension. ;-) Actually, you're right about the expense of all these ceremonies and celebrations. I'd really like to support Obama in many…"
Jan 15, 2013
Loren Miller replied to Laars Zwarte's discussion Raising your children without...(CNN)
"Not a bad piece.  Maybe not as sophisticated in places, but it's honest and straightforward and calls a spade a spade."
Jan 15, 2013
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At 1:55pm on January 5, 2013, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 3:14am on January 5, 2013, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hello Laars Zwarte
Welcome to this world of rationality and peace, where you will find that pure common sense is enough to lead to the freethinking wisdom common to non-believers and critical thinkers like you and us.
We invite you to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 730 discussion topics and 3700 members.
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin
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