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Religious Right Spreads Lies About Hate Crimes Bill

Religious Right Spreads Lies About Hate Crimes Bill

Pastors In Prison?: Religious Right Spreads Lies About Hate Crimes Bill

By Rob Boston Tue Apr 21, 2009 at 12:35:01 PM EST

Legislation that would target hate crimes is expected to start moving in Congress soon. The Religious Right is going bananas.

The legislation, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes… Continue

Added by Rick on April 23, 2009 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments


Why is it that the political party that most closely associates itself with Christianity, is the most vocal in defending the use of torture?

What Would Jesus Do could now be Who Would Jesus Torture.

Added by Paul Tidroski on April 23, 2009 at 6:32pm — No Comments

My Story

I originally posted this story on the Think Atheist website (another atheist community); but since I found Atheist Nexus, I thought it would be nice to mirror it here as well. I just wanted to share a little bit about my experiences growing up and general background with religion to give everyone a chance to know me a little better.

I grew up going to Pentecostal churches. The earliest church I remember from my childhood burned to the ground sometime around the age of 5 or 6. I don’t… Continue

Added by Pixy Giggles on April 23, 2009 at 5:54pm — 9 Comments

Creationist Boob in the Hot Seat in Texas

Ah, Don McLeroy, the creationist dentist and scourge of secular Texans. Don is in a lot of trouble you see, after thrusting Texas into the national spot light when he pushed for looser language in the education standards that would allow creationism in the classroom. More

Added by Randy Keating on April 23, 2009 at 4:41pm — 2 Comments

Religion vs. Non-religion showdown??

Tomorrow is "Partner Apreciation Day" at Starbucks. This means we can wear a regular tshirt rather than the standard 'uniform' of collar shirt (white/black) and slacks (black/tan). There's a good chance a certain coworker will wear a religiously themed tshirt. I'm arriving early to sit in the cafe, work on some personal stuff and see if he's wearing a religiously themed shirt.

If he's wearing a religiously themed shirt, I'm changing into a tshirt I purchased at the American Atheist… Continue

Added by Lisa Hamilton on April 23, 2009 at 3:21pm — 14 Comments

Dark Stranger

I met someone today.I had just signed in at the government building where I was doing some business this morning. After subjecting myself to the obligatory scanning, probing and prodding that occurs each time one steps into any public building now days,I was ascending the stairs. Then I sensed that someone was staring from behind,you know, that feeling you get when someone is staring intently at you.

I instinctively turned around, just checking. And lo and behold, standing at… Continue

Added by Micheal on April 23, 2009 at 1:08pm — 2 Comments

What's So Great About Christianity?

What's so great about Christianity?

Not much in my opinion. Nonetheless and despite my atheism, yesterday I checked out the book by the same name from my local library. The author, Dinesh D'Souza, has a big task ahead of him. I think he may have bitten off more than he can chew.

In the book D'Souza (supposedly) reveals the following, which is laid out on the inside flaps of the…

Added by Valles Marineris on April 23, 2009 at 7:28am — 2 Comments

A Letter to President Obama Concerning the National Day of Reason & the National Day of Prayer

Hello Freethinkers, Atheists, Humanists & Agnostics,

I composed this letter yesterday with the help of some of my fellow Cleveland Freethinkers, and sent it to the White House via their contact webpage.

Feel free to copy/personalize/edit/send this letter at will. Here is the White house contact page:…


Added by Mark Tiborsky on April 23, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

My Blog

You can find My Blog here
Dead Ryks Underground

Added by Derrick Maddy on April 23, 2009 at 12:02am — 1 Comment

Evolutionary Psychology

Evolutionary Psychology

I was honored to be able to be give the April presentation at the North Texas Skeptics.

I wanted to discuss something that was a legitimately debated topic in science, so I covered evolutionary psychology.

Darwin's theory of evolution is not considered controversial in science. But its implications on the development of the human mind over time are considered controversial by many legitimate critics.

To recap, evolution by natural… Continue

Added by Mindcore on April 22, 2009 at 11:58pm — 1 Comment

Tea Baggin for beginners....

Last week on April 15th I was at the dentists office. Nothing major, just a check up. Well, in this town I’m in FOX is on every TV that’s in a gym or restaurant or waiting room. They won’t turn it on MSNBC nor CNN….but only FOX. Yes, this is a small reactionary town that I’m currently in. In fact, the highway bypasses the place. It use to go through the town, but now it just goes past it.

Well, as you well know, it was the “Tea Bag” day. And of course, those there were calling themselves,… Continue

Added by Rick on April 22, 2009 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

So as not to leave anyone out...

I have a blog that you are welcome to read. Sometimes I post interesting things, but mostly it's just my thoughts every now and then. I also have a private blog, because my family was reading things and taking them the wrong way. Send me your email address for an… Continue

Added by Heather McIntosh on April 22, 2009 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

My article about the movement of Rational Sunday School...

just appeared in the Humanist magazine. You can read it here:

It includes an interview with Dale McGowan, and step-by-step information on how to start your own Rational Sunday School. I am also available for questions, if you have any.

Just comment here.

Added by Ute Mitchell on April 22, 2009 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

On Earth Day, Administration Sets its Sights on the Enviroment

Focusing on a cap and trade market and renewable energy, President Obama has thus far lived up to his campaign promise to reverse several Bush administration policies and combat global warming. President Obama will face stiff opposition to his agenda from the special interest firms of the “Big Polluters”.


Added by Randy Keating on April 22, 2009 at 1:31pm — 2 Comments

Heavy science pondering...

...I stepped outside for a smoke at work yesterday and overheard the following convo that cracked me up:

Brother A: "So what does happen when the irresistable force meets the immovable object?"

Brother B: "Well,I ain't sure. But somebody gone end up shittin' they pants."

Added by Scorpion Moon on April 22, 2009 at 11:24am — 2 Comments

Podcast #51 - Bart Ehrman

Hey, we've posted American Freethought show #51, our interview with Biblical scholar Bart Ehrman, author of "Jesus, Interrupted." Enjoy!

Added by John C. Snider on April 22, 2009 at 6:20am — No Comments

Too funny!

Next time I pass a car with one of these symbols, I'll have something to smile about.

I like what it says when the arrow is waved over the photo!

Added by vivian on April 21, 2009 at 9:21pm — No Comments

Westboro's opinion of Natasha Richardson.

Added by vivian on April 21, 2009 at 9:10pm — 7 Comments

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