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Rudy Ruddell replied to Elena Sandry's discussion "God" in the pledge of allegiance
"If you want to hear me rant, just mention ceremonial deism. The courts have stated the the god in In God We Trust is so meaningless that it is not religious. Yet, citizens still use the fact the In God We Trust (IGWT) is our motto to continue the…"
May 30, 2012
Rudy Ruddell commented on Rudy Ruddell's blog post Ceremonial Deism
"Thanks. I fixed it."
May 29, 2012
Jack Lee commented on Rudy Ruddell's blog post Ceremonial Deism
"Can't agree more. "In God We Trust" is absurd, and completely counter to the intentions of "The Founding Fathers". But I have to add..."billions" of Americans? Might want to get that fact right..."
May 29, 2012
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Ceremonial Deism

If you want to hear me rant, just mention ceremonial deism. The courts have stated the the god in In God We Trust is so meaningless that it is not religious. Yet, citizens still use the fact the In God We Trust (IGWT) is our motto to continue the myth that the U.S. is a Christian nation. Yes, maybe to you justices IGWT is so ridiculous that it is meaningless, but to millions of Americans, it says, "We are a Christian Nation." E. Pluribus Unim is much more appropriate for our diverse nation. We…See More
May 28, 2012
Alex Barnham commented on Rudy Ruddell's blog post Humanism is Tribalism on Steroids
"Millions of gods later, humans alone have survived.  Growing up a catholic, I was shocked when I found out there were millions of gods."
May 11, 2012
Alex Barnham commented on Rudy Ruddell's blog post Humanism is Tribalism on Steroids
"Humanism is antithetical to cannibalism, war, murder, treating humans as mere toy, objects, possessions and objects of worship.  Cannibalism is usually not related to starvation or eating meat...it has to do with psychosis, revenge,…"
May 11, 2012
Rudy Ruddell commented on Rudy Ruddell's blog post Humanism is Tribalism on Steroids
"While I find your comment interesting, since I too wonder why we glorify murderers, I am still unclear about its connection to the thread. After all, humanism is not analogous to vegetarianism:) "
May 11, 2012
Alex Barnham commented on Rudy Ruddell's blog post Humanism is Tribalism on Steroids
"Cannibalism is the eating of your enemy in the belief that their spirit will fill you with their strength.  Cannibalism was practiced separately in all parts of the world, not out of a need to eat meat, but rather as a religiious…"
May 11, 2012
Ruth Anthony-Gardner commented on Rudy Ruddell's blog post Humanism is Tribalism on Steroids
"I agree that "we need to unite to preserve our home on this small blue dot. Humanism is a worldview that looks beyond in-groups and out-groups of religion in order to pursue what is best for all of humanity." However, not all…"
May 10, 2012
Rudy Ruddell commented on Rudy Ruddell's blog post Humanism is Tribalism on Steroids
"Alex, I am not sure what you are talking about. I was not speaking of the West in decline and I was not worshiping any insane cannibals."
May 10, 2012
Alex Barnham commented on Rudy Ruddell's blog post Humanism is Tribalism on Steroids
"The West is NOT in decline...it is growing old, tired of all the killing, and cannibalism in any form ought to be outlawed.  What will happen as we hit the wall of sustainability, all the big hitters who can no longer sustain their insane…"
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I listened to the Gay Marriage episode on Unbelievable episode 4/21/12 (http://www.premierradio.org.uk/shows/saturday/unbelievable.aspx) and I must say something about this Catholic anti-gay marriage advocate’s arguments. http://rudyruddell.wordpress.com/2012/04/28/gay-marriage/See More
Apr 27, 2012
Alex Barnham commented on Rudy Ruddell's blog post Humanism is Tribalism on Steroids
"The world (all humans) is already united via telecommunications and transportation.  For the most part, humans are behaving well working and living together without a lot of tribal violence against each other.  The problem of planetary…"
Apr 24, 2012
Rudy Ruddell commented on Rudy Ruddell's blog post Humanism is Tribalism on Steroids
"Michael R, your point is well taken. My thesis is not that the world is going to unite as one big happy family. My point was that religion stands in the way of world peace. This blog entry was inspired by an Ardent Atheist Podcast (#62) in which a…"
Apr 23, 2012
Michael R commented on Rudy Ruddell's blog post Humanism is Tribalism on Steroids
"The facts don't support your theory. Where is the world headed? The Western World is headed for economic and military decline (not to mention internal cultural and demographic conflict), whereas Asia is becoming a group of racially homogeneous…"
Apr 22, 2012

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Ceremonial Deism

Posted on May 28, 2012 at 11:30pm 2 Comments

If you want to hear me rant, just mention ceremonial deism. The courts have stated the the god in In God We Trust is so meaningless that it is not religious. Yet, citizens still use the fact the In God We Trust (IGWT) is our motto to continue the myth that the U.S. is a Christian nation. Yes, maybe to you justices IGWT is so ridiculous that it is meaningless, but to millions of Americans, it says, "We are a Christian Nation." E. Pluribus…
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Gay Marriage Debate

Posted on April 27, 2012 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

I listened to the Gay Marriage episode on Unbelievable episode 4/21/12 (http://www.premierradio.org.uk/shows/saturday/unbelievable.aspx) and I must say something about this Catholic anti-gay marriage advocate’s arguments. …

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Humanism is Tribalism on Steroids

Posted on April 23, 2012 at 12:12am 12 Comments

Humanism is Tribalism on Steroids

                Many theists have difficulty in understanding how atheist/humanists get their morals if they did not get them by stealing them from Christianity. The answer is really quite simple: Tribalism evolved to become more and more inclusive until it reached all of humanity.

As descendants of a common primate ancestor, bonobos and Homo sapiens demonstrate altruistic behavior.  …

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At 12:09am on May 22, 2010, Roy The Infidel said…
Hi, Rudy.

Can you re-post the article on Craig Venter in the main A|N discussion forum?

Thanks.
Roy
At 10:53pm on May 17, 2010, BilLee Miller said…
In answer to your question, yes, strictly speaking both pantheism and paganism do qualify as nontheistic. There is actually a movement promoting scientific pantheism. Theism is the traditional concept of a god that is omnibenevolent, omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent. So yes, paganism is nontheistic but unlike pantheism is often uncomfortable with that fact. Paganism is usually polytheistic which has a variety of different conceptions of what they mean by gods from the traditional Greek, Roman, German, Norse, Hindu, Celt, etc. pantheons to simply "deifying" ideas like discord, environmentalism, feminism, liberty, etc. So always let a pagan define themselves for you and shouldn't get into too much trouble. Also, that will give you a chance to make a polite case against supernaturalism at least for those that are simply "deifying" concepts.
At 12:13am on May 17, 2010, BilLee Miller said…
Thanky you for joining my group on nontheistic religion.
At 12:10am on May 17, 2010, Stephen Moore said…
Thanks for the friend request, Rudy.
At 1:49pm on May 8, 2010, John Jubinsky said…
Hi Rudy! Have a very happy birthday.
At 5:15pm on February 19, 2010, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
We are pleased to welcome you here, Rudy Rudell of California,
among the sensible, rational people of this world who, like you, recognise religion for the superstition and fraud that it is --- and that God and gods are nothing but fictions inside people's heads.

Terry Meaden (physicist; academic)
originator of the busy discussion group
"ORIGINS: Universe, Life, Earth, Humankind, Fossils, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 250 discussion topics.

We invite you to come and see, and to make good new friends.
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin
At 11:06pm on February 17, 2010, Atheist Princess said…
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