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About that Bible

WE all tend  to make fun of the bible because  of God  and his many  miracles....However  the expression  `throwing the baby  out with the bathwater'  applies  here'......The bible should be renamed  the Book of Ancient history......My point is  if you take out  all references  to God  and his many  miracles, all that is left  are  stories  of real people  who  actually  shaped  our lives in many ways......The so called bible  gets  the dates  wrong, but  archaeological  digs  can  verify…


Added by Freethinker31 on August 19, 2014 at 6:02pm — 7 Comments

A Few Thoughts On The Whole "What If You Go To Hell?" Scenario

We have all had that conversation with friends, family, and even in our own minds have pondered the validity of the "What if you go to Hell?" scenario.

Images of devils, demons, exposed human flesh to flame, faces twisted in torturous poses, evil looking imps in observant reveries of delight. The overall themes being rejection, exile, physically unbearable pain, retribution, and guilt. Through many belief systems, Hell is a common thread that most agree upon.…


Added by Amanda Ashcraft on August 19, 2014 at 1:47pm — 7 Comments

Green Life, the 8 Weirdest Lakes in the World + Croatia's Plitvice Lakes National Park

There are so many different lakes of so many different colors, I find it hard to pick my favorites. This author choses these eight lakes of different colors.


She didn't pick my very favorite lakes, so far, Croatia's Plitvice…


Added by Joan Denoo on August 18, 2014 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Why America isn't the greatest country in the world anymore.

I like to think the U.S.A. is the greatest country in the world. I have heard it said, over and over. However, when I look around at the events and systems that hold our culture together, I know it is not true ... at least not now ... maybe never. We started out as a slave holding nation, which gives lie to the Declaration of Independence; we were founded on the principles of white, male, landowners as citizens, when suggested U.S. isn't a nation of the free, and we only made citizens of…


Added by Joan Denoo on August 18, 2014 at 12:29pm — 10 Comments

Green Gold - Documentary by John D. Liu

Human exploitation of nature's water, soil and sky results in degradation of each of these elements; they impact everyone on Earth, causing famines, droughts, diseases, pests, and all forms of political upheavals. Many people can see the degradation and work to reverse the manipulation of resources in harmful ways into observing the water, soil and sky to create a more livable, renewable, sustainable life. One such man is John D. Liu, a photographer. …


Added by Joan Denoo on August 18, 2014 at 11:53am — No Comments

RR Excerpt #6: The Accidental Human Population

This is excerpt #6 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 August 17, 2014 at 9:50pm — No Comments

NWO, Illuminati, Blood Moons, And Hot Dogs: Practicing Political Atheism While Living In A Zealously Theistic Country

It seems over the last decade we have more things to be afraid of.

Between the advent of engineered disease, and surreptitious attacks of mind boggling computer viruses that could potentially bring down banking systems globally, it would seem we need to look at everything we…


Added by Amanda Ashcraft on August 17, 2014 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Herd Mentality


It's everywhere I go. I remember it being something I witnessed a lot of in grade school, even high school. But, it's especially sad when I see it amongst adults.


Looks like it's a human quality, perhaps given to…


Added by Deidre32 on August 17, 2014 at 1:17pm — 13 Comments

Respect for other peoples culture

I am proud to be an Atheist and I enjoy  discussing various  topics  on A/N......I may  not believe in God  or all the  fables  in the  Old or New testament, but some of us do believe in traditions from our culture  unrelated  to any Theistic  belief.....Maybe  being  Jewish  is unique, because it is a rich culture with  a very long history as well as being a religious faith......I may  have  rejected the religious  part but  certain traditions are important to me  because  they define  who…


Added by Freethinker31 on August 16, 2014 at 6:03pm — 77 Comments

The most powerful book in human history

One can ask from where all the tales of bibles and Quran come from and why they found that acceptance among people.

The source of all books is tablets called Enuma Elish is a Babylonian creation mythos, at that time it's like General relativity book that explain the world, it was accepted by all people at that time.

The Cosmography

the Earth was thought to be a flat disk floating on water. The flat-disk Earth was seen as one big supercontinent surrounded by a superocean, of which… Continue

Added by Rick Springfield on August 16, 2014 at 11:11am — 5 Comments

Accountability of charity organizations to the public

We are social animals, with a strong streak of caring for others, especially in time of need. People give generously, and sometimes denying themselves things they need. Those organizations that receive money from the public have an obligation to tell how every cent is spent, including how much it costs them for public relations and salaries.  

"Doug White, a nonprofit expert who directs the fundraising management program at Columbia University, praised the Red Cross for dropping its…


Added by Joan Denoo on August 15, 2014 at 2:46pm — 2 Comments

Marrying young girls in Islam.

It does not discuss family photos.

This man is the father of the young girl.

The wife of this man's baby!

Yes! Married men with young girls permissible in Islam.

The tradition and the way that was done by the Prophet Muhammed.

Muhammad bin Abdullah,…


Added by Kambiz Nadri on August 15, 2014 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments


From the moment of my birth, silence has been my enemy. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins all remained silent about the violence in our family. No one spoke the truth, and if they did, they were told by other family members to not speak about it out loud, to remain silent, to act as if nothing terrible was happening.

My family has been my greatest enemy in matters of what was actually happening. To speak out loud, telling my truth meant shunning, scolding, chattering…


Added by Joan Denoo on August 15, 2014 at 12:18pm — 1 Comment

The theory of mind

The theory of mind is the ability to attribute mental states—beliefs, intents, desires, pretending, knowledge, etc.—to oneself and others and to understand that others have beliefs, desires, and intentions that are different from one's own.

It start at age of four and can be demonstrated by this simple experiment.

Now this ability is very strong in girls and decrease in boys, and disappear in… Continue

Added by Rick Springfield on August 15, 2014 at 8:17am — 3 Comments


God of the gaps means whenever you cannot explain some thing then "god did it." I know of no other thinking process, except superstition, to define it.

Science is all we have. All of life, indeed, all of the universe is so complex we can’t possibly know all the answers. We can observe and describe and think and still we don't have all the answers; we may never know them. It is to rationalize to say “god did it”! How do you…


Added by Joan Denoo on August 15, 2014 at 7:55am — 2 Comments

Reaganomics killed America’s middle class

Reaganomics killed America’s middle class

I watched it begin to happen. In the 1960s I kept track of the numbers and ratios of people living below the poverty line. Both were falling because of the war on poverty, the opening of community colleges for low income people to get a college education, the fair labor laws that protected workers and provided disability…


Added by Joan Denoo on August 14, 2014 at 7:05pm — 11 Comments

The God Delusion Debate!

Recently, I read the book, The God Delusion, by Richard Dawkins. It was very good, as expected, but I don't know if I'm 'as atheist' as Mr. Dawkins, to be honest. *blush*  lol

He is very passionate about his views of science and atheism. His main contention being that science proves atheism, it doesn't prove Christianity or any other religion. It doesn't prove that a god exists. His ability to explain this to others is rather remarkable. But, while I'm an…


Added by Deidre32 on August 14, 2014 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

Can We Please Get A New Solid Definitive Term For Non Belief Besides ATHEIST

This definition, misquoted, misunderstood, misused,  with many variations in different dictionaries, and as many are aware, has no counterpart in language. i.e. There are no aghost.

Almost since theism was given it's name, so to was the atheist. An understood opposite. Used primarily in a derogatory manner.

Yet for many this is not the case. Maybe for some but that's more of a hard view on it. I see it as any other supernatural phenomena. It's a cool story,…


Added by Scot Hinson on August 13, 2014 at 11:01pm — 16 Comments

how to get past bigotry

I wonder if it is theism which is the stumbling block? Or the unwillingness of those involved to give up on a lifetime of ideas, which in many cases, I think due to overwhelming support, is working.

Yes there are those believers for whom belief is strong. However I think the majority are simply adhering to a lifestyle learned from childhood out of fear. Not fear from scripture but fear from family and friends looking down on them. Most I have tried to talk with, are unwilling to…


Added by Scot Hinson on August 13, 2014 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

How do we fight unreason?

Our world is plagued with unreason. From left and right wing ideologues to extremist religious organizations, the enlightenment is under siege. As much as I enjoy talking to other like minded individuals about how wrong everyone else is in there fervent belief in unreasonable truth claims, I do not see what good that does in and of itself. I want to discuss how we excise the cancer of unreason from our societies, with the goal of building a better future for humanity. I am truly at a loss as…


Added by jacques lauperr on August 13, 2014 at 8:15pm — 12 Comments

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