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7 Things Not to Say to the Atheist in Your Family, Thanks Herb Silverman

7 Things Not to Say to the Atheist in Your Family

"Are you an atheist; but you are so nice!" Have you heard this statement? I have.

People often think terrible things about atheists. Well, why not? They hear all kinds of things about us that just are not true. People are afraid of us and they want to keep their children away from us. It takes time…

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Added by Joan Denoo on March 23, 2015 at 8:22pm — 8 Comments

Friendly Neighborhood Atheist - Steam Gaming Group is growing

My Steam group is growing with new members joining daily.

Now we are over 1,800+ members and growing.

We have lively discussions and many members to converse and play games with.

In the future we will plan some Events like Atheist game night.

Many possibilities for stress free fun.

Feel free to join the group and enjoy your stay. 

Added by Steph S. on March 23, 2015 at 4:05pm — No Comments

The Despicable Reality and Perfidy of the Islamic State

I wouldn’t have believed it, but I’m pissed off about persecuted Christians.  Whoa, you’re saying, Loren’s lost his grip on reality.  No, I haven’t.  I just wonder if you can maintain YOUR grip on your temper, having seen this CBS News 60 Minutes report by Lara Logan.



American Christians make foolish noises about being persecuted.  Iraqi Christians ARE being persecuted for…

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Added by Loren Miller on March 23, 2015 at 8:27am — 33 Comments

Tony Dorsett has CTE

 

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This is how he looked as a running back for the Dallas Cowboys

I always feel sad when I write about ex-football players. Too often, the stories are about death, brain disease and violence. When I read about Tony Dorsett, the story involved the last: brain disease. He was…

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Added by kenyatta yamel on March 22, 2015 at 10:15pm — No Comments

Emotion Commotion, Agh!

A few years ago, I am sure that someone slipped into my house and drugged me. I don’t know what they gave me, but it has turned me into an emotional wreck. That has to be the case. Simply said, I was drugged because the person I am now would be despicable to my former self. It may not seem a big deal to some, but lately…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on March 22, 2015 at 5:19pm — 6 Comments

Red Pill, Blue Pill, Green Pill, Fix You Up Cocktail

It was one of those little paper cups that one can put ketchup or tartar sauce in. A white little bowl of pressed edges and a crimped rim. Almost origami like. Just a shallow condiment cup that, at its bottom, held two impossibly small pills that held too many promises to believe.



Help me…

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Added by Zomberina Contagion on March 22, 2015 at 8:21am — No Comments

Religion at work

One of the most painful topics I have found in the Black Nonbelievers Facebook group ts the people who feel ostracized at work by religious co-workers. This is a particular problem when you work with African-Americans. Co-workers share their religious experiences at length at break, during a crisis or just hanging out in the hallway. It can seem awkward not chiming out “bless you” automatically when someone sneezes.…

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Added by kenyatta yamel on March 19, 2015 at 10:33pm — 17 Comments

The BJV Bible! Glory!

Glorious news! I now have the entire BJV New Testament online! It is intended for the use and entertainment of atheists, agnostics, humanists, and other freethinkers. You can see it here:

http://bjvbible.com

Enjoy! Glory!

Added by Jeff Reid on March 17, 2015 at 7:12pm — No Comments

Radio Show

The Garin Hoover Radio Show is on line.  It was recorded March 12 and featured a Jew (Manny), a Christian (Rev Terry Jones), an imam and an atheist (moi).  The discussion was centered around the question, "Is Islam a Religion of Peace?"

The debate was often heated and vituperative. Rev Jones, I thought, was very good with an all-American cowboy mentality. He told the imam, "we don't want your Sharia Law, so don't even try to bring it here."  He made national news last year by trying…

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Added by Richard Goscicki on March 16, 2015 at 11:30am — 26 Comments

Where Am I Again?

A lot of politicians and congressional members have been making the headlines in some of the worst ways lately. Headline making behavior like writing treasonous sounding letters of hate and rebellion against diplomatic talks directly to Iranian leadership. Making the phrase "climate change" an…

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Added by Zomberina Contagion on March 14, 2015 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

What does money have to do with religion? Everything, apparently

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I have been rocking and rolling the past couple of days about a post on Facebook about a post by a multimillionaire minister named Creflo Dollar. Now isn't that a name that inspires confidence? This man had the nerve to post a gofundme campaign to implore…
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Added by kenyatta yamel on March 14, 2015 at 10:25pm — 14 Comments

On Emotional Vampires

Manipulative people. Insecure people. People who don't respect your personal boundaries. People who sulk, use temper tantrums, melodrama, head games, passive-aggression, imposing feelings of obligation, and other tactics with the aim of getting what they want - or just getting under your skin.

These types are emotional vampires, and are in my experience extremely toxic and corrosive to happiness and inner peace. They suck the joy, the life, and the inner peace out of one's life. An…

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Added by Mequa on March 14, 2015 at 5:51pm — 4 Comments

Just the Good Ol' Boys

Many Atheists consider themselves free thinkers, independent thinkers, rational thinkers, skeptical thinkers, and so on. Take your pick. They all mean essentially the same thing as far as I'm concerned. I tend to go with Skeptic myself, so I'll use that term to be inclusive of most of the atheist/humanist views for the purposes of this blog post. Despite our inclusivity claims, the skeptical movement is still principally a Boys Club. I'd even go so far as to say a White Boys Club.

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Added by Patrick Brown on March 14, 2015 at 5:29pm — 7 Comments

Epicurean Mean Girls: How Not to Revive an Ancient Philosophy

A repost from Mequa.com:

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After I created the Facebook group “Epicurean Philosophy”, I decided to leave the group.

Here I explain…

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Added by Mequa on March 14, 2015 at 2:40am — No Comments

Dissimulation, Exposure and the Vice of Expendability

This is a piece I wrote a while back, concerning dishonorable deceitful strategies in personal relationships, and strategies on aggressively fighting back against such malicious dissimulation in one's social sphere.

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For a person with a predatory mindset seeking to exploit others…

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Added by Mequa on March 14, 2015 at 1:47am — No Comments

God is the Shit!

A few years ago I realized that most Christians don't even know the Ten Commandments, so in an effort to learn them myself so that I may feel the smug sense of self-importance that many Christians feel, I came up with the following mnemonic to to aid me in my studies. I hope this helps a few of you learn them as well.

1 - I am The Shit. Put no other shit before me.

2 - Don't make shit look like The Shit.

3 - Don't call other shit The Shit.

4 - Treat…

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Added by Patrick Brown on March 13, 2015 at 5:00am — 4 Comments

Readings from the Quran: infidels beware!

“The Bible.  That is what fools have written, what imbeciles command, what rogues teach, and young children are made to learn by heart.”

Voltaire

 

In my continuing efforts (I’ll be writing letters to the editor on this subject) to confront liberal Westerners, especially PC mealy-mouthed apologists like Obama, with the vile truth of what Muslims are required to believe, I provide a few quotes from Sam Harris’ The End of Faith.

I cringe when I…

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Added by Alan Perlman on March 12, 2015 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

The Biggest Part of Me

I'm a joker

I'm a smoker

I'm a midnight toker . . .

Some people call me the space cowboy; some call me the gangster of love . . .

I'm none of those, although I might just be a bit of a joker. If you must choose how to label me, I made a short list. I am a published author, a million dollar sales manager, a musician capable of playing woodwinds, brass and keyboards, a marksman, a journalist, a teacher, a…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on March 11, 2015 at 11:42pm — 1 Comment

God is not a Good Theory (Sean Carroll)

Virtually nothing of quantum physics makes sense to me and it seems I am not alone. The laws do not follow Newton at all. Newton discovered the laws of the very big. Quantum physics involves laws of the very small; it "explains the nature and behavior of matter and energy on the atomic and subatomic level."

Reading has become very difficult for me as I age.…

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Added by Joan Denoo on March 10, 2015 at 8:27pm — 9 Comments

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