July 2014 Blog Posts (52)

documentry based on anti witch craft movement in india.

DEAR MEMBERS,

I am requesting to all members please watch this - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpLc8MX70_k   .It is a documentry based on anti witch craft movement in india.  It is available in youtube also. name- 101 a curse in the family.…

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Added by BIPLAB DAS on July 31, 2014 at 11:49am — 2 Comments

"Against the Charlatans" Philodemus quote

Men who are charlatans, too, divert many, seizing them after some stress and enchanting them with their subtle kindness.”

— Philodemus, On Frank Criticism, Fragment 60
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Added by Hiram on July 30, 2014 at 3:40pm — 4 Comments

RR Excerpt #2: Questioning Belief

This is excerpt #2 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. …

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Added by DAN DANA on July 30, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

"Justin Bieber is Gay" -- 12-Year-Old Fan

When my little friend Lilia told me of her heartbreaking shift in affections from Justin to One Direction's Harry Styles, it simply broke my heart. I had just begun to appreciate Justin. Who is this Styles guy? A name like that, you'd think he was a fashion model, but he comes off as a scruffy kid with a lot of energy. About the only thing the two have in common is tattoos. Harry does not have that fabulous Bieber chest, abs, and tattoos. Justin has more of them. I guess. Lilia, when asked…

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Added by James M. Martin on July 30, 2014 at 8:16am — 2 Comments

This Is How the Gaza War Will End

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Added by DAN DANA on July 30, 2014 at 8:00am — 8 Comments

project brother-in-law

We've been busy this year. Brother-in-law fell on his head in January and contracted brain damage..  So we went to the hospital (the rest of the family is dead or not interested) and kept contact with the staff, took decisions, shared information and did whatever was necessary. Then we went to his apartment and found that his cat was phobic about people, and the apartment was totally neglected, dirty and full of broken stuff. We found a cat-nanny who accepted the bizarre situation and tried…

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Added by Plinius on July 30, 2014 at 1:47am — 6 Comments

Pastor hit with $200,000 in student loans

http://money.cnn.com/2014/07/28/pf/parents-student-loans/index.html

When his 27-year old daughter Lisa died suddenly of liver failure five years ago, Steve Mason was as devastated as any father would be.

He and his wife Darnelle immediately took in Lisa's three children -- ages 4, 7 and 9 at the time -- even though they knew it would be a huge struggle to support them. Steve earns…

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Added by Greg Smith on July 29, 2014 at 11:17pm — 5 Comments

Noah

I haven't been on here in a while lol. Right now my parents are watching Noah, and while I would like to watch it, they keep talking about all the "science" behind the "historical accuracy" of the bible story. So now I just can't enjoy the movie for what it is without being bothered about how...would stupid be the right word? It's my parents, and it feels mean to call it for what it is.

Added by Greg Smith on July 29, 2014 at 9:22pm — 6 Comments

Why I am here

Hello everyone!

You may want to know why I am here. I am not really sure. I consider myself to be a former Catholic girl. I guess most of you are former Christians, Muslims, Jews etc. as well. So you will get why I am interested in meeting people I can have discussions about religion with. But that is not the only reason. I am stunned at how people reacted to me being no longer Catholic. I thought I was surrounded with tolerant, progressive and accepting people who couldn't care less…

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Added by nice girl on July 29, 2014 at 2:09pm — 6 Comments

ASMR and Personal Experiences related to Religion

There is some debate over whether ASMR, Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, is just some big hoax or if people actually are experiencing something real. I feel this relates to atheism as a common defense of theists is their subjective personal religious experiences. The argument opens up the rather difficult arena of subjective and objective, of the properly basic nature of the senses, and of how to define 'real' in general.

Anyone unfamiliar with ASMR should type that…

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Added by Gregory Phillip Dearth on July 29, 2014 at 6:17am — No Comments

RR Excerpt #1: The Reason Revolution in Historical Context

This is excerpt #1 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. …

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Added by DAN DANA on July 28, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

reaching out

well.. i've reached out on one of those internet help sites. did state i was an atheist. given the layout of the site could've been missed or maybe just ignored. getting some 'bless you' & 'praying for you' etc etc. guess i shouldn't be too surprised & really i'm not.

just really need to find a secular help site online or offline. 

hunt continues.......

 

Added by Cyn X on July 28, 2014 at 3:04pm — 6 Comments

Interview with Dan Dana

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Added by DAN DANA on July 28, 2014 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Do We Exist?

I'm not trying to be philosophical here. 

Recently I’d been lurking in a string linked by AlterNet News on that bastion of objectivity WND faith, on which some character named Bob Unruh ran a most entertaining article titled  "Scientists: Atheists May Not Exist."

 Needless to say the ensuing string of comments was bursting at the seams with enthusiasm over this proposition.

Here's one of the first posts that caught my eye:

"No such thing as evolution or atheists,…

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Added by Bertold Brautigan on July 27, 2014 at 3:24pm — 21 Comments

Individual life in Islam

Individual life is not appreciated in islam

Islam is very clear about the life, it worth nothing, because the valuable life is after death !!!



"So let those fight in the cause of Allah who sell the life of this world for the Hereafter. And he who fights in the cause of Allah and is killed or achieves victory - We will bestow upon him a great reward."

Quran 4:74

"Those are the ones who have bought the life of this world [in exchange] for the Hereafter, so the punishment… Continue

Added by Rick Springfield on July 27, 2014 at 2:25pm — 7 Comments

hello again......

well hello 'my page', long time no see. heh. wonder what is going on w/ any think atheist type folks in TX. if there are any. if so...stop by & say howdy.
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Added by Cyn X on July 26, 2014 at 2:55pm — 2 Comments

Why religions did not stop slavery

Imagine that there passed an international law that illegalized the ownership of private cars, and enforce people to use only public transport.

of course this is good for our environment and to reduce pollution and reduce consume of oil energy.

But this will be very strange law, many people will complain and motor industry will protest this law.

But may be in the future there will be such a law that prohibit using private cars, maybe because people became more aware of…

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Added by Rick Springfield on July 26, 2014 at 4:33am — 2 Comments

A 9 year old girl was mentally tortured after being accused as witch.

Borogora village in District Purulia of West Bengal. Last week, a 9 year old girl Sumitra Hansda was mentally tortured after being accused as witch by the villagers. Sabujmoni, mother of Sumitra left the village and took a safe shelter. She told us villagers are demanding 1 lakh rupee as a fine. She also told us,…

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Added by BIPLAB DAS on July 26, 2014 at 2:26am — 9 Comments

Demythologizing Science and Religion (cont'd)

Several people have questioned the dominance of mechanistic thought in the sciences, and I must admit that my understanding of the scientific community comes from reading historical accounts and from conversations with scientific colleagues who began their careers half a century or more ago now -- and from reading works by scientists whose belief systems also go back a number of decades.

The gist of the conversations I recall was that people without an acknowledged commitment…

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Added by Joseph Hilton on July 25, 2014 at 7:36am — No Comments

We Are Not Alone in the Universe

I just read  a fascinating article  in the Washington Post, that  our  scientists now believe  that  we are getting  very close  to finding Earth's  twin in the Universe......This  planet  is  about as far away  from its sun  as we are to ours...This planet  seems  to show a presence  of  liquid  on its  surface....Scientists  conclude  that  its  atmosphere  is conducive  to life.....A new  telescope  is set  to begin  operation  by 2016  called  the Wells  telescope, and it  will be  much…

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Added by Freethinker31 on July 24, 2014 at 12:14pm — 18 Comments

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