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An exhaustive study of THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

I had added a review of the 10 commandments in my second edition of my book "Tools for Debating Atheism" wherein I not only listed the two versions of the 10 commandments, but referenced the prescribed punishments for each commandment, a feature overlooked largely (and thankfully) by Christians. As most commandments require a punisment of death, it is a good thing that most Christians ignore THOSE orders from their god by using their own morality. Of course, as atheists see it, we can just…

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Added by Gregory Phillip Dearth on September 22, 2014 at 1:38am — 4 Comments

Is Christianity for Losers?

About Christianity through history, the winners and the losers. Latest post to my blog, Atheist Sunday School.

http://jonathan-tweet.blogspot.com/2014/09/is-christianity-for-losers.html

Added by Jonathan Tweet on September 21, 2014 at 10:50am — 1 Comment

Please give me a Link. Need help!

Guys I'd really appreciate it if you were to show me a website where I can get a cheap bus ride to Florida.  I don't care if it takes 50 hours.  Ideally Tampa but wherever else a cheap bus goes to is fine.  I'll call my brother when I get there.  I need to get the Hell out of here.

 

I'm going to get discharged from this facility soon and want to be on the Bus that day.  Will let you know the day of my Discharge.  I'm in the twin cities.

 

I had 600 bucks but…

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Added by MattyLJ on September 20, 2014 at 2:55pm — 2 Comments

Capitalism can't work without a poverty class.

Capitalism can't work without a poverty class. In order to increase the numbers of people in the poverty class,

* withhold the kind of education that teaches critical thinking, stress obedience; 

* educate children to remain dependent on church and government as adults; 

* tax wages at a higher rate than investment income, otherwise known as unearned income; 

* spends tax dollars on expensive warring humans and material that creates wealth for the owners of…

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Added by Joan Denoo on September 19, 2014 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

What next?

Do you think we live in a democracy where we have opportunity, freedom, and equality? Well, take a look at what is happening all around us. If you are honest, take off your blinders, unwrap yourself from the patriotic flag and see what is really happening, you will understand that these words, beautiful as they are, just simply do not stand up to scrutiny. Those fine expressions in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America…

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Added by Joan Denoo on September 18, 2014 at 11:39pm — 5 Comments

Islamic Mauritania ♥'s Modern Slavery

This via The Friendly Atheist Blog, with links as added.  A big aspect of the story is one courageous Muslim man -  Biram Dah Abeid -   who is fighting Islamic - supported slavery in Mauritania.

 

"Slavery in Mauritania Is Alive and Well, Thanks In No Small Part to Islamic…

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Added by Sentient Biped on September 18, 2014 at 8:02pm — 1 Comment

Theodicy and the Black Experience

Why Lord?: Suffering and Evil in Black Theology—Anthony Pinn—Theodicy has to do with suffering under a loving and benevolent God. It is a difficult subject because it challenges why bad things sometimes happen to good people. This book will not make it any better, but you will see that someone is at least trying to explain it in a religious context.

As Harvard University’s Humanist Chaplaincy “Humanist of the Year" in 2006, Pinn provides a clear look at the idea of…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on September 18, 2014 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

A Query to Political Candidates Regarding Separation of Religion and Government

This post is prepared specifically for political candidates concerning their positions on policy issues related to church-state separation.  It is adapted from The Reason Revolution: Atheism, Secular Humanism, and the Collapse of Religion, a short, free e-book available at dandana.us/atheism

The number of nontheistic Americans is now about 20% of the general population (higher among those with college degrees), and is…

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Added by DAN DANA on September 17, 2014 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

The Middle East

     I’m at that point with the Middle East where honestly, I feel the ISIS issue is, well, their issue.

I also get the impression from the Arab League that they are just going to sit on their bottoms, sip tea and wait for the west, or NATO or the US to handle the situation.  But this seems the norm over there.

     As one person pointed out they (the Arabs) don’t or won’t attack another because they want to be “friend” and not upset anyone.

     Well maybe it is time…

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Added by Rick on September 17, 2014 at 3:33am — 1 Comment

I am offended

I am offended 

There is a peculiar phenomenon going around that I want to address. 

I feel deeply rooted offense when I see a person insult another, or belittle them, or assault another physically, mentally and emotionally. 

I am offended by parents who deliberately do not educate their children claiming they prepare their children for 21st…

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Added by Joan Denoo on September 16, 2014 at 10:35pm — 31 Comments

Religions Should Accept Findings Of Science:

I'm in discussions with Theists who are in constant denial of Science that goes anywhere near not supporting their Faith.

They claim to understand science and the findings of scientists, accept health warnings and findings in Cosmology and Geology, but only up to where the sciences don't interfere with their faith.

Once there is conflict with faith, they completely deny and deride scientific findings.

Now we know that Genesis and the…

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Added by Dyslexic's DOG on September 16, 2014 at 10:24pm — 1 Comment

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 — 20 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 — 13 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 — 3 Comments

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 — 10 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 — 13 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 — 8 Comments

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