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Do Your Best And God Will Do The Rest

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For many, many years, I have always found an unending fount of devilish giggles whenever I read sappy church signs. You know, the ones that are thought up by the honorary witty member of the church congregation that plays on puns, abuses homophones, and loves to dabble in sappy poetry attempts. What better way to market a deity than…

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Added by Amanda Ashcraft on September 15, 2014 at 11:04pm — 14 Comments

I see good things coming out of Atheist Nexus

Each one of you, Loren, Pat, Bertold, and Daniel, and others on this Atheist Nexus site are such decent men and women, full of experiences from life, and a healthy quality of skepticism. You see the cons of religious dogma and the terrible things people do in the name of their gods. We all know the good that religion has done, however, that does not mitigate the injury that is made possible through dogma. I feel distress when moderate religious remain silent in the face of atrocities done in…

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Added by Joan Denoo on September 15, 2014 at 2:26pm — 10 Comments

Religion is a creator of hate

History repeats itself, over and over and over again. This is why I think there is no such thing as a god, jesus, salvation, redemption, or any of the other claims people who act as if they know make. If there were a god, there would be a universal god, one who empowered all people around the Earth to flourish, they would know how to solve problems and resolve conflict. No, the gods that exist in the minds of Homo sapiens are constructs created in the mind of humans to explain things they do…

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Added by Joan Denoo on September 15, 2014 at 11:01am — 6 Comments

Sunday Assembly comes to Seattle

The Sunday Assembly is coming to Seattle on the 28th, and I'm going to be there. It's a church without religion, if that makes any sense. Here's my blog post about it. 

http://jonathan-tweet.blogspot.com/2014/09/sunday-assembly-in-seattle.html

Added by Jonathan Tweet on September 15, 2014 at 12:34am — 1 Comment

A Little Sunday Morning Humor

Added by Raymond Betancourt on September 14, 2014 at 6:57am — 3 Comments

all for theistic goals (poem)

atheist coming out

the brights

naturalists

center for naturalism…

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Added by Maciej Matiaszowski on September 14, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

"How is your lover?"

Ive been sick at home with pneumonia. My mind is going all sorts of strange places, including conversations I've never known what to do with.



It just popped into my mind. A few years back 5? 7? I was on the phone with my aunt. She was my dad's brother's wife. My family was highly puritanical - no mention of anything sexual, in any context, ever. No cursing, no smoking, no drinking, but especially, what seemed to be absolute sexual innocence.



I had planned a visit to… Continue

Added by Sentient Biped on September 12, 2014 at 9:30pm — 7 Comments

Isn’t it time to save the the U.S.A. from the South?

The religious South persists in maintaining the U.S.A. in some kind of 1860s time warp. The 1860s was an extremely turbulent decade. Many economic, cultural, social, and political disturbances occurred in Europe and U.S.A. Unrest occurred with people advocating for fundamental changes in power. This was a time…

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Added by Joan Denoo on September 12, 2014 at 9:29pm — 8 Comments

Are atheists spiritual? Yes! If you mean atheists posses a sense of wonder and love

Without a doubt, some animals have an awareness of life and death. One obvious example is the elephant. Even dogs and monkeys are known to grieve. There is something in the brain that registers those realities and humans are the only ones with verbal language to express their feelings of loss and grief. However, there are other languages, i.e. holding and carrying a dead baby, laying on a grave, touching the dead body. It is only recently that humans came to…

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Added by Joan Denoo on September 12, 2014 at 10:23am — 4 Comments

Allergy shots as a business

Yuck!  Yuck! 

I have been getting allergy shots at a local group allergy practice, headed by Dr. R.

I actually have an ugly history with this place. 

In 2002, I got allergy shots for awhile from Dr. T.   I get somewhat sick for several days after each shot, but Dr. T finagled me up to concentrate on my non-molds vial - the one with dog in it.  He felt that people tend to have worse reactions to the shots with mold allergens, so he was keeping the doses from the molds…

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Added by Luara on September 11, 2014 at 4:00pm — 6 Comments

Biblical atrocities, from Genesis through Revelation

I am dismayed by the joy with what I hear coming from the mouths of my religious, believing family and friends for the End Times, as though it will bring them eternal happiness. Little thought of the lives harmed and destroyed by current events, the ruin of homes, buildings, and infrastructures of whole communities, and the hatreds that continue to build between combatants. 

The cause of much of this current turmoil is religious dogma. Why don't we say it out loud, religions cause…

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Added by Joan Denoo on September 11, 2014 at 11:41am — 5 Comments

When is an atheist not an atheist?

Well according to Jason Lisle, an Answers in Genesis stooge, an atheist is somebody who does not believe in gods, but does really believe in gods. Or at least, of all the gods that they could choose to believe in, they all believe in just one god. Strangely enough, it's exactly the god he believes in.

Anyhow, there is something that appears recently on the Answers in Genesis website. I'm not going to bother directing you to it because this is what it really says.

God Doesn’t…

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Added by Dave Godfrey on September 11, 2014 at 4:38am — 8 Comments

Paradise Lost?

Let me begin by saying there are many blogs on this site that deal with the topics of religion and atheism in a serious and insightful manner...this is not one of those blogs.

When it comes to art, literature and music I have no problem with the idea of poetic license. Metaphors, symbolism and wild flights of fancy...no problem..in art. However, when someone claims that the story they are telling me is historic fact, then the literal and practical…

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Added by Raymond Betancourt on September 10, 2014 at 5:50pm — 5 Comments

RR Excerpt #16: Science vs. Religion "Reconciliation Theories"

This is excerpt #16 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…

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Added by DAN DANA on September 10, 2014 at 10:05am — 2 Comments

Atheist Women: Why Are They More In The Boardrooms Than Heard In The Streets?

index Everywhere I scroll, I find many atheist and secular minded individuals with my same mindset. No God. No religion. Acceptance for all. On the television, it is always the same faces of Dawkins, Harris, Silverman, and occasionally Cupp. I run into the same issues on blog sites like Patheos, Freethought, Secular Coalition, and American Atheists. Same male faces and the dash of a female…

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Added by Amanda Ashcraft on September 9, 2014 at 10:56am — 10 Comments

Sobriety Diary

Here we go again. Got 24 hours of sobriety. Thought I was done playing this game.

why must you run away from reality. The more you do,the harder it is to face the world sober. Eventually we all have to.

A walk to the liquor store can make this pain go away. Then what? Bad judgment, acting idiotic, annoying people, then waking up hungover and worse than before.

Facing the pain and feeling it will help you grow and learn how to deal with it. Facing the pain will increase…

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Added by MattyLJ on September 8, 2014 at 5:28pm — 8 Comments

RR Excerpt #15: Hopeful Predictions (following the collapse of religion)

This is excerpt #15 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…

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Added by DAN DANA on September 8, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Spiritual Atheism

Laura asked me about being a spiritual atheist, and I had such a long answer that I turned it into today's blog post. Is there such a thing as spiritual atheism? What would spirituality mean to an atheist, to Sam Harris for example?

http://jonathan-tweet.blogspot.com/2014/09/spiritual-atheism.html

Added by Jonathan Tweet on September 7, 2014 at 10:39pm — 4 Comments

Spider got me out of jail

So as a result of a loss recently I got extremely drunk on Saturday. so in the early AM hours I was picked up by the police for public intoxication but also because of the parts of the metro area that I was walking on the middle of the road there was private property.

the police also found out that I didn't pay a ticket that I had received for illegally riding the outside of the metro and they took me to jail.

because I had a trantula in my backpack they said its your lucky day…

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Added by MattyLJ on September 7, 2014 at 10:00pm — 7 Comments

Religion and Violence - Do They Go Together Like a Horse and Carriage?

Ran across an interesting article on Patheos titled Religion and Violence by Keith Parsons

He walks through some supposed benefits of religion like community, social coherence, a personal sense of meaning, answers, and salvation, and then outlines the consequences of strongly held belief in these things. He notes that Religion only becomes a potentially dangerous force when people take it seriously.…

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Added by Bertold Brautigan on September 7, 2014 at 6:35pm — 3 Comments

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