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Monoatheism sucks!

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Richard Francis commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"I'll soon be publishing a satirical deconstruction of the flaws in human cognition, seen through the lens of dangerous cults. Some examples can be seen at 'A Cult is for Life' on facebook. Please 'like' and enjoy.…"
Nov 8, 2013
Gila Guerilla replied to Richard Francis's discussion Monoatheism sucks!
"I don't know why you think that we have been corralled I haven't experienced such a phenomenon. One aphorism which I like to trot out to theists now and then is “I contend we are both atheists, I just believe in one less god than you…"
Apr 28, 2012
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Monoatheism sucks!

I have recently come to the conclusion that atheists, over the centuries, have slowly been corralled into a type of monoatheism, where we have become 'without one god'.  However, if we go back to the original, classical view of atheism (from the Greek period), it actually meant that atheists were 'without the practise of fabricating supernatural stories'.The Greeks fabricated a multitude of gods for everything, whether it be a geological, physiological or neurological phenomena.  They had gods…See More
Apr 27, 2012
Richard Francis replied to Madhukar Kulkarni's discussion EVOLUTION BY GOD in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"There are several problems with this argument.  Firstly, that there is no evidence (yet again) of 'assistance'.  There are no examples of irreducible complexity and therefore we are back to the same old "They are just making…"
Jan 22, 2012
Richard Francis replied to Maruli Marulaki's discussion What Is A SECULAR COUNTRY? in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"India is clearly NOT a secular country.  Religion has many privileges above the law.  The Ganges River is extremely polluted and is continually ranked as one of the top polluted rivers of the world.  If it were happening in most…"
Jan 12, 2012
Richard Francis replied to Madhukar Kulkarni's discussion WHITHER ATHEISM? in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"Communication is an important key to change.  In the past, it was relatively easy to control what the masses heard and talked about.  Now it is almost impossible (even China is struggling!)   I feel good about the future;)"
Nov 24, 2011
Pamela left a comment for Richard Francis
"I work for a little old war bride from the London area. She was there training as a nurse during the London bombings. Tell me a little about present day life in London, I enjoy so much hearing how other's live around the world.  "
Oct 17, 2011
Richard Francis replied to Richard Haynes's discussion NEED YOUR INPUT: Social Networking Buttons
"Simple X, thanks."
Sep 8, 2011

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Go Naked

Posted on September 8, 2010 at 8:12am 23 Comments

I feel like that little boy in front of the naked emperor, looking around thinking "Can't anyone see this? What am I missing?" Of course we should ban the Burqa. It is an icon of discrimination. No one defends the wearing of the Burqa on the grounds that it isn’t discrimination; that would be ridiculous. Religious and cultural justifications are also red herrings. Liberty is the…

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Faith is a defective insulator

Posted on May 25, 2010 at 6:30am 0 Comments

I was thinking of writing to the Oxford English Dictionary recommending a new definition of the word ‘faith’.…



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Ban the Bible and the Quran

Posted on May 25, 2010 at 6:00am 7 Comments

The law states that any material that "incites violence or hatred" is ignoring the responsibilities of liberty/free speech and therefore should be banned. Unless it is religious. Then, of course, it is exempt from that law.


Think about this.


On the one hand, an individual could produce a leaflet that incites violence or hatred; only a few hundred people may get to see it, most of whom will dismiss it out of hand. The law argues that if there is a risk…
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'Agora'. A powerful feature film for Atheists

Posted on April 26, 2010 at 1:36pm 11 Comments

I have just got back from watching this film and it was incredible.



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At last, a feature film from the atheist's viewpoint. This doesn't mean…
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Man Created God In His Own Image.

Posted on March 7, 2010 at 8:35am 3 Comments

I see that there is trouble afoot in India with yet another 'holy man' abusing his power.




But don't forget, it's what God does all the time. He kills, rapes, threatens, bribes, cheats, deceives and manipulates; all for his own…
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At 11:13pm on October 17, 2011, Pamela said…

I work for a little old war bride from the London area. She was there training as a nurse during the London bombings. Tell me a little about present day life in London, I enjoy so much hearing how other's live around the world.

 

At 7:21pm on May 16, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…
Greetings, Richard I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus lately. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.
At 5:39pm on April 15, 2010, Murtad Fitri said…
Hi Richard,
Isn't it great to be part of a global community of good people striving to make the world a better place for all?
Participating in the conversational intolerance of bad ideas wherever we find them.
At 3:17am on March 4, 2010, VIVEK KRISHNAN .V said…
hi, I'll be free on those dates..
At 6:31am on February 25, 2010, uglyhunK said…
you can message me the details...

Cheers
At 6:28am on February 25, 2010, uglyhunK said…
Hey Richard, I saw your post on "Indian Atheists" group. We have an active group here in Bangalore. Not sure if Bangalore is in the list of your itinerary. Anyway, we can discuss in length later.
At 10:16pm on December 11, 2008, Clarence Dember said…
Glad to find your incite here.
Cla
At 6:46am on December 10, 2008, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
That is a kind and splendid invitation to all.
Cheers.
At 2:05pm on December 7, 2008, Richard Francis said…
Hello, What a great community based site that is free from religion. Another step towards taking ethics and passion back from religion and proving that it can be for everyone.

Anyone travelling to London who would like a free guide then let me know. I will do my best to show you the sites.
 
 
 

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