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Our new freethought banner of the web of human knowledge

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck on Monday. 4 Replies

We tried to depict the fantastic…Continue

Tags: science, freethinking, inquiry, knowledge, human

Why isn't religion inspired harassment and ostracism illegal or a hate-crime?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joan Denoo Dec 11. 10 Replies

It seems to me that religion incites the harassment of its critics and enemies by millions of it followers.  They send down their military style command, orders to the priests to vilify their critics…Continue

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Rick Santorum rears his ugly head

Started this discussion. Last reply by eric stone Dec 8. 24 Replies

Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), who’s reportedly gearing up for another Republican presidential campaign, told a right-wing audience this week that “the words ‘separation of church and state’ is…Continue

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Tom Sarbeck replied to eric stone's discussion Our new freethought banner of the web of human knowledge
"Oh, the wonderful San Francisco Bay Area. There's enough freethinking here to satisfy the greediest/neediest of mental palates. Thanks, eric. I'll be in touch. The happiest of solstice holidays to you. And to everyone at AN. "
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eric stone replied to eric stone's discussion Our new freethought banner of the web of human knowledge
"Thanks. Rossmoor senior community in Walnut Creek CA. Comeon down!"
Monday
Tom Sarbeck replied to eric stone's discussion Our new freethought banner of the web of human knowledge
"Now I'm wanting to visit your town square. Where is it? "
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eric stone replied to eric stone's discussion Our new freethought banner of the web of human knowledge
"We placed this in our town square near the community's crèche."
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Our new freethought banner of the web of human knowledge

We tried to depict the fantastic web of human knowledge that the enlightenment spawned in the last 400 years.  As is obvious from the above image, we never even came close....but we tried!!See More
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Joan Denoo replied to eric stone's discussion St Paul Archdiocese trying to evade paying damages to abuse victims
"If the bible doesn't protect a child, which it clearly does not, then the rights of a child have to be spelled out by law! "
Dec 11
Joan Denoo replied to eric stone's discussion St Paul Archdiocese trying to evade paying damages to abuse victims
"A priest, who works under the supervision of whoever in the church, commits a crime against a child. Who compensates the victim? Who is accountable? The clergyperson's behavior is his or her behavior, not an act of god. It doesn't compare…"
Dec 11
Daniel W replied to eric stone's discussion St Paul Archdiocese trying to evade paying damages to abuse victims
"You are right Loren.  I don't think the culture of the bible regarded kids as having human rights.  Or for that matter, most people didn't have human rights.  Slaves, women, people who were not Hebrew... "
Dec 11
Joan Denoo replied to eric stone's discussion Why isn't religion inspired harassment and ostracism illegal or a hate-crime?
"Oh! This cartoon is a jewel worth keeping! "You're oppressing our religious freedom!" EXCUSE ME!  You're oppressing our freedom from religion!"
Dec 11
eric stone replied to eric stone's discussion Why isn't religion inspired harassment and ostracism illegal or a hate-crime?
"Richard Dawkins refers to a poll in England that showed the most frequent reason that people stay with religion is because it make them feel that they are good people.  If this is true, it gives us a way to fight back against fanatical…"
Dec 11
eric stone replied to eric stone's discussion Why isn't religion inspired harassment and ostracism illegal or a hate-crime?
"Yes, of course. But that shouldn't stop us from telling the public that these religions are using their tyrannical majority in our country to get away with what most civilized people consider to be crimes. They are just politically powerful…"
Dec 11
eric stone replied to eric stone's discussion St Paul Archdiocese trying to evade paying damages to abuse victims
"nice!!"
Dec 11
eric stone replied to eric stone's discussion Why isn't religion inspired harassment and ostracism illegal or a hate-crime?
"Nice!!"
Dec 10
Michael Penn replied to eric stone's discussion Why isn't religion inspired harassment and ostracism illegal or a hate-crime?
"I would say go for the class action lawsuit but only the lawyers win in that one."
Dec 10
k.h. ky replied to eric stone's discussion St Paul Archdiocese trying to evade paying damages to abuse victims
"The 'acts of god' clauses is a major irritiant to me. What's wrong with an act of nature? And if anything should fall into the 'acts of god' it should be the church .  That's one place I would have no trouble…"
Dec 10

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I am a retired neuroscientist and professor of pschiatry and pharmacology. I headed Westchester Atheists when live in NY and now head Rossmoor Atheists in Rossmoor, Walnut Creek, CA

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At 1:01pm on April 17, 2012, Brent Feeney said…

Welcome aboard! =)  Hope you're doing well today...

At 1:52pm on April 15, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 2:11pm on April 14, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, luna! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. You might also like Young Atheist Women, Atheist Singles, Psychology, and possibly Feminist Atheists. After you've searched for stuff that interests you in "Groups" above and in the "Forums", don't forget to look at recent activity which hides along the right margin of the page all the way at the bottom.

At 11:41am on April 14, 2012, Joseph P said…

Welcome.  Your parents were hippies, weren't they?

Don't get me wrong.  I love the name, but it's usually an indicator of your parents' leanings.  ^.^

 

Oh, and did you mean post-doctoral?  As in you already have a Ph.D.?  Freaking impressive, at your age, if that isn't a typo or misstatement.

At 10:58am on April 14, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hi Luna Maubneits
Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense and science lead to freethinking wisdom --- as you know as an atheist. 
  
We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 680 discussion topics and 3400 members.
 
 
 

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