"Friends that don't accept you for who you are aren't really friends are they? Just remember there are a lot of us who are scientists and reasoned thinkers... maybe we need to begin a chain of coffee houses or something!"
"Indeed, Bachmann is a bimbo... but don't take the threat lightly. These nutbags are holding up the House of Representatives and working hard on the ground to elect more of them. If they have their way, they will thrust their agenda…"
"Indeed, the Teabaggers are for the most part religious extremists. The libertairians are not as intense or hateful (maybe just irrational)! Many of you from other parts of the country will not realize that this is nothing new for the…"
"Ha! If the religious were capable of rational thinking they wouldn't vote for the crooks they put in office just because they repeate religious dogma. No-- they'll just come up with some silly excuse and ignore reality..."
"Clearly, Republicans in Florida are indoctrinated fools. This will have to be dealth with in court as the politicians act with impunity. The Constitution means nothing to them except to pay it lip service and use its name when…"
"Their strategies go much further than that. Walker of WI has specifically targeted a law with an attempt to overturn it. This law requires insurance companies to include contriception in insurance policies. He wants to overturn…"
"Hello American Atheists all! More disruption in the Middle East -- people seeking change from old authoritarian regimes. Although such efforts are often unpredictable (other authoritarians often step into the power vacumn that follows)…"
"LarryL, If you want a detailed story of how they capture the "framing" of issues just read Merchants of Doubt and see how organized, structured, funded and extensive their operation is. "They" are the right-wing, free-market,…"
"Indoctrination is indoctrination no matter what the topic. Many conservatives (I know this-- I live in the "Bible belt"!) spend their time watching Fox which continues to indoctrinate its viewers by feeding their political tendencies, lack…"
Hello Marcy, and welcome to this friendly meeting place where freethinking atheists recognise that gods are phoney and religion is a fraud used to control people;
and how tragic and inexcusable it is that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and more.
"I'm sorry I haven't posted at all; my mother was treated for ovarian cancer this past year, but I follow the discussions. Joan I'm glad treatment is going well. The ChemoBrain is a strange thing. The whole process was a whirlwind for…"
"11:00 PM had my first bout of nausea; Rx took care of it. I feel wonderful. Absolutely no pain, I can't finish a sentence or remember words so Cary, Laura and Laurie did their best to understand what I am trying to convey. I usually get enough…"
With all the media attention the on the Pope, important stories are being missed, human rights violations, Monsanto protection act, Russia march to blasphemy laws, and of the big story this week did Harry Potter vanquish dementors?See More
"The medical profession seems to have improved in some areas at least. Personally I think some of that is due to the higher level of education of society as a whole. We know too much to put up with bad treatment now. I saw a documentary last year…"
"Thanks. Now I have "Glory of Love" stuck in my head. ^^;
I'm not sure if I could get used to eating bugs. It's like... if they're mudbugs or sea-bugs, that's one thing, but it's hard to imagine them tasting good…"