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ASMR and Personal Experiences related to Religion

There is some debate over whether ASMR, Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, is just some big hoax or if people actually are experiencing something real. I feel this relates to atheism as a common defense of theists is their subjective personal religious experiences. The argument opens up the rather difficult arena of subjective and objective, of the properly basic nature of the senses, and of how to define 'real' in general.

Anyone unfamiliar with ASMR should type that…


Added by Gregory Phillip Dearth on July 29, 2014 at 6:17am — No Comments

The Reason Revolution in Historical Context

This is excerpt #1 from The Reason Revolution: Atheism, Secular Humanism, and the Collapse of Religion, a short, free e-book available at Smashwords, Goodreads, and Amazon

Readers are invited to post online reviews at the download site. …


Added by DAN DANA on July 28, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

reaching out

well.. i've reached out on one of those internet help sites. did state i was an atheist. given the layout of the site could've been missed or maybe just ignored. getting some 'bless you' & 'praying for you' etc etc. guess i shouldn't be too surprised & really i'm not.

just really need to find a secular help site online or offline. 

hunt continues.......


Added by Cyn X on July 28, 2014 at 3:04pm — No Comments

Interview with Dan Dana (from

This interview is copied from, one of the book retailers where my short, free e-book is published: The Reason Revolution: Atheism, Secular Humanism, and the Collapse of Religion.  More info:

There are many popular books about atheism. Why did you write another?

I applaud Richard…


Added by DAN DANA on July 28, 2014 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Do We Exist?

I'm not trying to be philosophical here. 

Recently I’d been lurking in a string linked by AlterNet News on that bastion of objectivity WND faith, on which some character named Bob Unruh ran a most entertaining article titled  "Scientists: Atheists May Not Exist."

 Needless to say the ensuing string of comments was bursting at the seams with enthusiasm over this proposition.

Here's one of the first posts that caught my eye:

"No such thing as evolution or atheists,…


Added by Bertold Brautigan on July 27, 2014 at 3:24pm — 21 Comments

Individual life in Islam

Individual life is not appreciated in islam

Islam is very clear about the life, it worth nothing, because the valuable life is after death !!!

"So let those fight in the cause of Allah who sell the life of this world for the Hereafter. And he who fights in the cause of Allah and is killed or achieves victory - We will bestow upon him a great reward."

Quran 4:74

"Those are the ones who have bought the life of this world [in exchange] for the Hereafter, so the punishment… Continue

Added by Rick Springfield on July 27, 2014 at 2:25pm — 7 Comments

hello again......

well hello 'my page', long time no see. heh. wonder what is going on w/ any think atheist type folks in TX. if there are any. if so...stop by & say howdy.

Added by Cyn X on July 26, 2014 at 2:55pm — 2 Comments

Why religions did not stop slavery

Imagine that there passed an international law that illegalized the ownership of private cars, and enforce people to use only public transport.

of course this is good for our environment and to reduce pollution and reduce consume of oil energy.

But this will be very strange law, many people will complain and motor industry will protest this law.

But may be in the future there will be such a law that prohibit using private cars, maybe because people became more aware of…


Added by Rick Springfield on July 26, 2014 at 4:33am — 2 Comments

A 9 year old girl was mentally tortured after being accused as witch.

Borogora village in District Purulia of West Bengal. Last week, a 9 year old girl Sumitra Hansda was mentally tortured after being accused as witch by the villagers. Sabujmoni, mother of Sumitra left the village and took a safe shelter. She told us villagers are demanding 1 lakh rupee as a fine. She also told us,…


Added by BIPLAB DAS on July 26, 2014 at 2:26am — 7 Comments

Demythologizing Science and Religion (cont'd)

Several people have questioned the dominance of mechanistic thought in the sciences, and I must admit that my understanding of the scientific community comes from reading historical accounts and from conversations with scientific colleagues who began their careers half a century or more ago now -- and from reading works by scientists whose belief systems also go back a number of decades.

The gist of the conversations I recall was that people without an acknowledged commitment…


Added by Joseph Hilton on July 25, 2014 at 7:36am — No Comments

We Are Not Alone in the Universe

I just read  a fascinating article  in the Washington Post, that  our  scientists now believe  that  we are getting  very close  to finding Earth's  twin in the Universe......This  planet  is  about as far away  from its sun  as we are to ours...This planet  seems  to show a presence  of  liquid  on its  surface....Scientists  conclude  that  its  atmosphere  is conducive  to life.....A new  telescope  is set  to begin  operation  by 2016  called  the Wells  telescope, and it  will be  much…


Added by Freethinker31 on July 24, 2014 at 12:14pm — 18 Comments

Things That Make You Go Hmmm . . . (Humor)

Have you ever asked yourself why we do things? Why do we do things that irritate others? What is it we do or say that make other laugh. Have you ever wondered why the most embarrassing things always happen when you think no one is around? Why? The following are just a few things that make us wonder what people are thinking.…


Added by Donald R Barbera on July 23, 2014 at 5:30am — 4 Comments

And the Evening and the Morning Were the Fourth Day

Ancient Perception of Day and Night


[1] In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

[2] And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

[3] And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

[4] And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the…


Added by WayneO on July 22, 2014 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

Let's guess what Cardinal Law is doing right now...

As of this post, it is afternoon in the Vatican, so I'm going to guess that Cardinal Law is playing checkers with the Pope.

Added by Andrew Bradford Hoke on July 22, 2014 at 10:27am — 1 Comment

Satan extended

The idea of satan is extremely dangerous let’s take one example

If you live in desert, heaven will be green , water , rivers, fruits , bird meat, honey and wine, -And because of masculine society -of course there will be virgin brides (how about women who goes heaven) and beds – yes beds!!!.

“In the Gardens of Pleasure,” “There will circulate among them young boys made eternal With vessels, pitchers and a cup [of wine] from a flowing spring No headache will they have therefrom,…


Added by Rick Springfield on July 21, 2014 at 4:51am — 2 Comments

Nipples, Nipples, Nipples

There, I’ve said it. Outside of a conversation on breast feeding, nipples seem to be off limits for television. Recently, a television show featuring reconstructive surgery featured breast augmentation among other procedures aired on The Learning Channel. Breasts of all shapes, sizes and colors filled the screen, but…


Added by Donald R Barbera on July 20, 2014 at 8:00pm — 7 Comments

Demythologizing Science and Religion

The usual way of creating a myth is very straightforward: You simply take an entity as it has come to be defined in ordinary experience and grandly alter some of its basic attributes to remove its limitations.

In Christianity, for example, the god myth was created by…


Added by Joseph Hilton on July 20, 2014 at 10:15am — 4 Comments

Why satan have influence in religions

The monotheistic religions cannot be sustained without the satan, and that’s because in their development towards monotheistic they faced a big problem.

To understand this problem lets go back to the beginning when there was many gods and goddesses and each have specialized power.

One come and say these are many gods lets reduce them to just two gods one for good and other for evil.

so after that , when it was time for monotheistic, the writer faced this problem, how to…


Added by Rick Springfield on July 20, 2014 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Young Forever

In the last years of the eighteenth century, Thomas Young began to think about the properties of light, and in 1801, he presented a paper to the Royal Society on what has come to be known as Young's Double-Slit Experiment.

What he discovered was that light from…


Added by Joseph Hilton on July 19, 2014 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

How 'out' are you?

How 'out' are YOU?

As for me, I'm telling my parents I am a humanist. It's a gentle way I think to advance some understanding, and advance it in a positive way. Who can be assailed for being pro-human??

As for social media, I'm pretty 'out' on twitter (@andyhoke). I'm not 'out' on Facebook. I'm kind of 'out' on YouTube. I'm anything but 'out' on LinkedIn.

Lastly to the anonymous and nom de plume... I completely appreciate and welcome all of the considerate and…


Added by Andrew Bradford Hoke on July 18, 2014 at 9:57am — 11 Comments

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