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And the Evening and the Morning Were the Fourth Day

Ancient Perception of Day and Night

Gen.1

[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…

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Added by WayneO on July 22, 2014 at 7:30pm — 2 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 — No Comments

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,…

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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…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on July 20, 2014 at 8:00pm — 6 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…

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Added by Joseph Hilton on July 20, 2014 at 10:15am — 3 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…

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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…

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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…

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

My response to a beloved cousin who recently appeared on my doorstep.

As you are well aware, I express my thoughts and feelings as honestly as I can, and it gets me into more problems than need to occur. In my 78 years of living, I gained nothing by remaining silent in face of what confronts me. I paid a terrible price for remaining silent when I should have screamed at the top of my lungs, and sadly, my kids paid the price for my cowardice. 

I don’t mean to imply that remaining silent is cowardice in all…

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Added by Joan Denoo on July 18, 2014 at 9:07am — No Comments

Irrational Christian Concepts

 Christian Irrational Concepts

There is a real problem in Christian beliefs that is worth outlining. The relation between free will, omnipotence, and omniscience are mutually incompatible concepts. Yet Christians never think deep enough to see the blatant irrationality of these beliefs. This is due to the dogma also teaching their believers to not rely on their own understanding and not question the validity of the…

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Added by Gregory Phillip Dearth on July 18, 2014 at 1:51am — 9 Comments

Religion as 'emulation of the adult by the child'

I simply wish to promote some of what I consider the best quotes about religion by the sci-fi writer Frank Herbert. In my opinion he is an very insightful and serious critic of religion, having explored it himself very thoroughly

Religion is the emulation of the adult by the child. Religion is the encystment of past beliefs: mythology, which is guesswork, the assumptions of trust in the universe, those pronouncements which men…

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Added by Robert Crichton Priddy on July 17, 2014 at 6:55am — No Comments

Brilliant 25 Lecture Series on Behavioral Biology by Robert Sapolsky and a couple of Neurologists

I have been viewing this series of lectures and the information has been not only Extremely Interesting, but overwhelmingly useful in my understanding psychology of both Animals and Humans.

I recommend these to anybody who has the time to view them.

Or they can pick just the subject in which they are most interested.

Such as I didn't realize that a species of birds has Theory of Mind.

I've known for years that apes have this ability.

I…

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Added by Dyslexic's DOG on July 17, 2014 at 5:02am — No Comments

Six Californias

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2014/07/15/californians-one-step-closer-to-voting-on-six-state-split/?mod=e2fb

I don't know all the details but I think balkanization could be really good for self-governance here in the United States. It could result in smaller and more responsive service. 

There are of course issues unique to each…

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Added by Čenek Sekavec on July 16, 2014 at 6:49pm — 5 Comments

Law of nature VS Laws others

A Brilliant speech by Naomi Oreskes on ted.com, which I found answers one of the most common questions "why should I believe in what science say?" 

although its impossible to understand every scientific discoveries, even scientists find it hard to understand discoveries made in other fields of science, you can't explain every discovery make in physics to a biologist.

you have to remember that the laws of nature and research are the fundamental of keeping a fair…

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Added by אייל טנדלר on July 15, 2014 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Are Christians afraid to discuss or think about Hell?

I suspect that the thought of eternal damnation is the psychological 'elephant in the room' for Christians. In my travels and discussions, Christians seem to be at their most evasive when questioned about Chez Lucifer, and they seem to never raise the subject.

They never discuss Hell, and I suspect the thought is really too traumatic for them to even entertain.

Thoughts??

Added by Andrew Bradford Hoke on July 14, 2014 at 7:05am — 24 Comments

Rape Fantasy

Many years ago I was dating a girl. One evening things between us were proceeding as they naturally do between two people who are attracted to each other. Things were quite hot and we were down to our underwear. I was removing her panties.

"Stop" she said. 

I did. We lay beside each other, eyes into eyes. A very intimate moment. She finished undressing me, with some unmentionable activity. I started to reciprocate.

"Stop" she said. 

It was our 6th date, we hadn't…

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Added by Čenek Sekavec on July 13, 2014 at 6:30pm — 21 Comments

Skin Politics: Propaganda and Reality

Do You Know Any of These People?

Skin politics in the African American community is dirty laundry rarely discussed in public…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on July 11, 2014 at 8:06pm — 26 Comments

Burqa Back to Babylon, Boo: This is the West

This week, The Humanist posted a poll on whether we support France’s ban on women publicly wearing burqas.

Bill Maher jokingly says that Arab men keep their women in beekeper suits, but this is no joking matter. Women are silenced, made invisible daily in many parts of the world and the incursion of Muslims into Europe is bringing many unwanted traditions, such as honor killings, arranged marriage of…

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Added by Hiram on July 11, 2014 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments

Islam vs Nazism

After reading the blog on this  and watching the video....It left me  depressed  and gave me the chills.....If  what they say is true...WWIII is coming.......The West  may be stronger  but  the Islamists  have us beat in numbers.........Since  Islamists feel their god is  the only true  god  and  they  are more than willing  to die  for their  cause  one can't  help but feel  like  something  Horrific  is  about…

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Added by Freethinker31 on July 11, 2014 at 11:09am — 1 Comment

The Sociology of Religion

QUESTION:

What have (and would) famous sociologists have said and written about religion?

Religion should be evaluated from a sociological point of view, shouldn't it?

What is the impact of religion on our species?

Added by Andrew Bradford Hoke on July 9, 2014 at 9:23pm — 4 Comments

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