Added by Joan Denoo on July 1, 2015 at 7:57am — No Comments
It is past time for American religionist to grow up. For decades, Christians used the Bible to force their religion on others to conform to their beliefs while egregiously failing to follow their own beliefs, which they want to force on others. The US Supreme Court's decision to approve gay marriage across the…Continue
If there were a god he/she/it would be giving the same message to each nation on every continent. The imperative would be to live in peace with justice for all. The purpose would be to create a world of people making the decisions in the interest of the health of individuals, tribes, communities, and nations. There would be no fight over doctrine. There would be an emphasis on community building. Voluntary population control would be part of the litany. The focus would be on cleanliness to…Continue
On this episode we get an update from Jeff Stilwell and his Lightning March. We also cover the SCOTUS ruling on marriage and the reaction from the religious right.
Join us this weekend at the Freethought 4th of July Picnic. Bring a yummy dish to share, Play games and meet interesting people.
Learn about what the SCOTUS has to say about same Sex Marriage and how the right has reacted to it.
The Potter award…
Added by Robert Ray on June 29, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments
America has an addiction to guns. So much so, we have the largest gun lobby in the world- the NRA -with members serving in our government. This heavily skews gun rights advocacy and regulation, often stunting bipartisan ties during critical legislation opportunities. How did our constitutional right to be armed if our government needs us, or…Continue
It's rare to encounter a prophet who acknowledges the powerlessness of his gods to bring good, destroy evil, and fix the world. Rarer still to find one who acknowledges the evils that religion brings upon humanity. Habakkuk is one of the lesser, little-known prophets from the Old Testament, and one who bore witness against his own god and questioned him about the existence of evil, injustice, and suffering in the world. His disappointment is typical of those who …Continue
The week of 21 June, 2015 is likely one of the more momentous of the past several years or more that I am aware of. It was a week of amazing and impactful news, incredibly GOOD news from where I sit, news which will be far more benefit than detriment in the long haul or so I’d be willing to wager. Though all of those stories are important and worthy of comment, it is one in particular on which I wish to record a few thoughts.
And that is the confirmation by the United States…
Medicare and the American mistake
While rising costs in healthcare are becoming a serious burden to European governments who pick up the bill for their citizens health, the fear of electoral suicide prevents them from considering any form of private sector involvement. The provision of healthcare, free at the point of…Continue
Gay and lesbian couples around the nation can now legally marry. It is indeed a victory for equality, love and unity. It is a step in the United States moving into the 20th century. It is a potential financial bonanza for wedding planners, cake makers and flower shops. It’s all coming up roses. In…Continue
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This past week has been a political whirlwind. One the equality front civil liberties are winning, but on the economic front, the nation took a blow. The New York Times has covered the Trans-Pacific Partnership quite well.…Continue
Thanks, Judy. Here's a vignette about “DUI Story.” I've always considered Shakespeare to be the greatest writer. Not just for great stories, but many of his verses are a pleasure to listen to, just like music. Romeo and Juliette's balcony scene, surely Hamlet's…Continue
Anyone who listens to The Thinking Atheist radio podcasts knows well what kind of storyteller Seth Andrews is - damned good! That said, Opus 227 of his offerings is especially noteworthy. In this specific piece, Seth relates a variation on the story of Abraham and Isaac. This story was originally written by one Edwin A. Suominen, of Ed Suominen's Shitty Little Blog. Edwin has about as much patience with the bible in general and the…Continue
Added by Loren Miller on June 24, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments
This morning I posted a brief status update on Facebook about the fact I am black atheist mourning the deaths of nine people who were shot in a black church in Charleston, South Carolina. I began this message to help contribute to the community of mourning and to distinguish myself from others. I actually began speaking out at work this past week when I first hear about the attack because I knew my co-workers and clients had probably heard the news and might have been affected by…Continue
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The movie The Wizard of Oz, based off of L Frank Baum's book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is an American classic. The story is also often used in social studies classes as an allegory to the Populist era of the late 1800s. Baum did not write Oz as an allegorical tale, but it fits quite well. The Wizard of Oz can also be used as an allegory to an Atheists shedding of religion and superstition, on the Atheist's road to self-discovery. I will use the…
Added by Eric Biggers (Show Me Skeptic) on June 22, 2015 at 2:29pm — No Comments
When I was teaching, my classroom consisted of chaos, many things going on at once, few sat in their chairs, some sat at drawing boards, others in discussion groups, many in reading areas, clay and paper and paints and chalk existed scattered throughout with no sense of order. I do not…Continue