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Family members praying or thinking of you, when you need their help not their thoughts

Started this discussion. Last reply by Meddlesome May 17, 2011. 1 Reply

I have family members who are a bit self-absorbed and spend time only when it fits in their schedule.  Then they say "Oh well I've been praying for you" and “holding you in my thoughts” and "sending…Continue

Steve Martin "Atheists Don't Have No Songs"

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What do you guys think of the Steve Martin song on Letterman? Song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFWA1A9XFi8 Lyrics:…Continue

Non religious charitable organizations

Started this discussion. Last reply by New Atheist Feb 10, 2011. 5 Replies

I'm looking for a charitable organization to donate things to, such as furniture.  Continue

List of arguments against the existence of ghosts and spirits

Started this discussion. Last reply by Prog Rock Girl Dec 22, 2010. 1 Reply

Let's compile a large list of arguments against the existence of ghosts and spirits.  We can start with the obvious, that extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof...  Continue

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New Atheist replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Why Atheists can't be Republicans
"What I like to do is focus on commonalities instead of differences.  No matter what Party an individual supports, there is common ground between all of us.   Every activist who lobbies the government for something, no matter whether…"
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Joan Denoo replied to New Atheist's discussion Do religious "trigger words" bother you? in the group Real Talk for New Atheists
"Grinning Cat, these are great sites. Thanks "
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Grinning Cat replied to New Atheist's discussion Do religious "trigger words" bother you? in the group Real Talk for New Atheists
"Yes, the social and emotional part of the brain needs to unlearn all that stuff as well. Dr. Stephen Uhl (former Catholic priest, turned atheist and psychologist) urges us to be patient with people as they unlearn at different rates. Maybe…"
Feb 11, 2013
Regina Goodwin replied to New Atheist's discussion Do religious "trigger words" bother you? in the group Real Talk for New Atheists
"Chantal, it is going to take a long time to erase the programs in the hard drive.  I still hear that stupid song "Jesus love me" all of the time and it is making me sick."
Feb 11, 2013
Regina Goodwin replied to New Atheist's discussion Do religious "trigger words" bother you? in the group Real Talk for New Atheists
"What about "cold as hell?""
Feb 11, 2013
Regina Goodwin replied to New Atheist's discussion Do religious "trigger words" bother you? in the group Real Talk for New Atheists
"Here's a list of words and phrases that will set my teeth on edge and makes me want to pick up a baseball bat and go upside their heads. 1)  anoint 2)  anointing 3)  He's got that anointing. 4)  Just pray on it or is…"
Feb 11, 2013
Kittie Wilkes replied to New Atheist's discussion Do religious "trigger words" bother you? in the group Real Talk for New Atheists
"My religious father used to (and probably still does) say, "Hell is hot, even if you don't believe in it."  It's inaccurate, of course, but a darn clever word-weapon when you're battling a little person you've…"
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Chantal Wallace replied to New Atheist's discussion Do religious "trigger words" bother you? in the group Real Talk for New Atheists
"I was just talking to my friend about this the other day. I still fear devils and demons and sometimes hell, although I know its all crap! But the lies of indoctrination run deep and I know it may be a while before I (or any new atheist I suppose)…"
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"Wow, I love these!  Anyone have any suggestions for an inconspicuous card to send to the religious folk?   "
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Lisa Cox replied to New Atheist's discussion Do religious "trigger words" bother you? in the group Real Talk for New Atheists
"I know what you're going through. I have been going through a similar 'religious trigger' problem myself. I have found that reading "Christian No More - A personal journey of leaving christianity" by Jeffrey Mark to be…"
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Allison Rodriguez replied to New Atheist's discussion Need help again in the group Ex-Wiccans and Pagans.
"Hi Again :) don't worry about your answers being long. This dialogue has been helpful for me too. Especially around this time of year, I yearn for the spirits of my dearly departed (as you said, the "good parts" of the supernatural)…"
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"Thank you, Allison. You are very kind.  The last few days have been difficult.  After I posted here, I asked someone to help me find resources for deconversion so I could get over my fears – but instead they confirmed my fear that…"
Nov 21, 2011
Allison Rodriguez replied to New Atheist's discussion Need help again in the group Ex-Wiccans and Pagans.
"I'm so sorry that these beliefs are causing you distress. I applaud your efforts at seeking help and talking back to those toxic messages in your mind! I see though that you are still using black and white thinking. Good vs. evil, black or…"
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Need help again

You've had some really great advice for me in the past, so I didn't know where to turn with this. As you may recall, I was indoctrinated with beliefs in spirits, ghosts, demons, and all kinds of life-after-death.  I've been working with my psychologist on trying to unlearn all this.  She's been reassuring me that these things I'm afraid of do not exist.  She's told me a hundred times there are no spirits, demons, etc. and I have finally started to get to a point where the repetition - combined…See More
Nov 17, 2011
Terry Mitchell replied to New Atheist's discussion Resources for deconversion? in the group Ex-Wiccans and Pagans.
"There are good and bad people in every religion or non religion, Wicca does NOT encourage its followers to commit insurance fraud, lol, Im sorry these were your experiences but its not the norm for sure.   I was raised in Paganism, Im still…"
Nov 13, 2011

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How to undo years of indoctrination and significant phobias?

Posted on September 22, 2010 at 11:29pm 5 Comments

I was indoctrinated with catholocism in my early years to teen years. I also was indoctrinated with supernatural / occult / paranormal beliefs from middle school through my twenties. The occult has scared the crap out of me since I was a child and my family would play the ouija board, tell me there were poltergeists in the house and think they saw ghosts. When I grew up those fears were reinforced by psychics, healers, etc. who told me I had demons haunting me because they said my family…

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At 3:04pm on September 20, 2011, Steph S. said…
Hi there! Nice to see you on the site!
At 11:46am on May 12, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…
Greetings, New Atheist! I'd like to invite you to a group where we talk about anything on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D
At 10:24am on February 11, 2011, Pansy said…

so, these are the books i've read and highly recommend:

~ " Atheism, the case against god"...... george smith

~ "Morals without religion".....margaret knight

~ "Atheist universe".... David Mills...... he's a member on this site; his book is awesome!

~ "The god deludion"..... richard dawkins

~ "god in not great"..... christopher hitchens

~ "The homemade atheist"...... Betty Brogaard...... fantastic

~ "Atheism explained"...... David ramsey steele

~ "The atheists bible"...... edited by joan konner..... not really a bible, but a fun book of quotes

~ " The quoteable atheist"...... jack huberman..... very good comebacks and witty ammunition for beleivers.

~ "The atheist's way"..... eric maisel

~ "god, the failed hypothesis"...... victor j. stenger

~ "Women without superstition- no gods, no masters"...... edited by annie laurie gaylor...... she is co-president, with her husband Dan Barker of FFRF. Thie book is absolutely wonderful. Hoever, i think you can only order it from them directly.... Freedom from religion foundation.... well worth it!!

~ "godless".... Dan Barker.....  fabulous

 

Then, there are other books with a non-religion subtext.... authors like: ray bradberry, ayn rand, aldous huxley, franz kafka,  albert camus, friedrich nietzsche..... the list goes on.....

 

Happy reading!!   :)

At 9:04am on February 10, 2011, Pansy said…
Welcome, new atheist and congratulations for throwing off the cloak of darkness and evil...... have you read any books on atheism or humanities at all? if you're truly interested, i can offer some titles that are very good.
At 2:22pm on September 21, 2010, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
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At 12:11pm on September 21, 2010, Atheist Princess said…
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At 1:23pm on September 20, 2010, The Big Blue Frog said…
Welcome. You've come to the right place.
 
 
 

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