“Religions are all alike – founded upon fables and mythologies.” – Thomas Jefferson
“In no instance have . . . the churches been guardians of the liberties of the people.” – James Madison
“Lighthouses are more helpful than churches.” – Benjamin Franklin
“I beg you be persuaded that no one would be more zealous than myself to establish effectual barriers against the horrors of spiritual tyranny, and every species of religious persecution.” – George… Continue
Added by Rick on May 18, 2014 at 6:30pm —
Added by Bud the Wonderer on April 22, 2014 at 11:05am —
First off I'm not a blogger but I have a question/statement that doesn't seem to go anyplace else.
Am I the only one who thinks the president has given in to the repubicans enough? This last go around about death benefits for veterans families. I can see where the families need the money. I would certainly fall into that category. But....if Obama gives in here isn't he just setting himself up for more piecemeal,paying out to progams of the republicans choosing? And… Continue
Added by k.h. ky on October 9, 2013 at 4:25pm —
Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on June 24, 2012 at 5:46pm —
Ah the old smoke and mirrors through faith-fronting-corporate offshore stuff has never been so clear aye?
Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on June 16, 2012 at 3:42pm —
I feel disgusted. You probably do too.
I watched this week's episode of Bill Moyers and Company with their guest, Marty Kaplan (found here: http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-big-money-big-media-big-trouble/).
In it, Marty Kaplan said; "People say they know it's a con, just as they say that they are not being swayed by the ads for products that they see on television. If… Continue
Added by AtheistTech on May 1, 2012 at 1:25am —
The "Occupy Wallstreet" movement is no longer dominating headlines but I still find people debating the "haves" and the "have-nots" and what to do about them. Like most in the Occupy Wallstreet movement, I'm a political independent. I consider myself moderate: a centrist with beliefs spanning both liberal and conservative ideals. I saw a list of 18 demands allegedly made by Occupy Wall Street but their official website denies there are… Continue
Added by Atheist Exile on January 20, 2012 at 10:30am —
Religion seems to have played an important role in government throughout history. As we have seen through religion through many years, it has been an effective tool to “teach” and to bestow obedience among people. Religion has been so good at this in fact, that it is not uncommon to see absolute obedience among avid people who participate among religion. Religion throughout the years has avidly taught not to question much, to work hard, and to suffer, with the hope that you may one day be… Continue
Added by KickingtheCross on November 25, 2011 at 8:00am —
That is what Gov. Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota
, said in a statement today about the latest restriction on abortion that he signed into law. And by “good choices
” he means change your mind and give birth like a good Christian.
If you haven’t made yourself familiar with the law yet, it requires women to wait three days after meeting with the doctor that will perform the…
Added by FeminAtheist Mumbo Jumbo on March 22, 2011 at 11:00pm —
“We voted for them because they promised less interference from government, a simplification of the tax codes and common sense legislation. They lied.” Read More: http://wp.me/pDkAX-5I
Added by David Rosman on February 16, 2011 at 11:07am —
Did the new RNC chair, Riense Priebus, set a new tone for the question of Church and State separation? Read more: http://wp.me/pDkAX-5r
Added by David Rosman on February 16, 2011 at 11:03am —
I was looking at the comments of a video on Youtube and I come across an anarchist with the typical anarchists argument
meaningless rhetoric about taxes: "its extortion" and "its theft".
These anarchists will call taxes theft and whine and wangst about the problems in our… Continue
Added by Lone Wolf on September 19, 2010 at 11:00pm —
Consider the human mind metaphorically as a… Continue
Added by LaPlace on August 9, 2010 at 9:30pm —
With mere days before the primary election and with early voting underway, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey is making controversial remarks about Islam. One could argue that he doesn't have a large Muslim constituency to offend, but that should not excuse a current public official from making degrading comments of questionable validity.
Ramsey was quoted by Talking Points Memo as having said, "Now, you could even argue whether being a Muslim is actually a religion, or is it… Continue
Added by God is Pretend on July 29, 2010 at 1:12pm —
I ran across this (rather long) public domain essay by Robert Ingersoll (a 19th century atheist) and found that it's still contemporaneous. I kept thinking of Islam as I read this, even though it's really directed at Christians. There are some really good points covered: particularly the secular nature of our constitution and the the break it represents from the divine authority previously assumed…
Added by Atheist Exile on July 23, 2010 at 10:30pm —
It seems that everywhere I go these days I am being beseeched by someone or something. It used to be that other than the random bum on the corner, the only time I would be harassed was from the government in the form of taxes or other types of theft, but lately it seems like I can’t go anywhere without being besought . I had become accustomed to the bum on the corner with the “I will work for food” sign in hand and the occasional parking lot confrontation of “hey brother can you spare a… Continue
Added by Mike Wasdin on July 8, 2010 at 11:46am —
I am an American.
On top of that I am also a Texan.
I was born in Texas and can trace my family coming to Texas in the 1850’s.
Most of my family came from the United Kingdom. The rest came from Europe.
Some have been in the United States since the early 1700’s. Some fought in the American Revolution against England.
For what I can tell, they all were “Christians” of some sort or another.
I am an Atheist.
I’ve been an Atheist since the age of six.… Continue
Added by Rick on June 9, 2010 at 7:14am —
Hey party people (and non-party people, too). I've got a bunch of new posts up at Angie the Anti-Theist for you to check out, comment on, and ya know, pimp around the internet :)
I regularly post new updates on my Twitter (@antitheistangie) and on my Facebook (Angie Jackson). So feel free to stalk me on the internet (within reason ya'll - I know where the restraining order office is.)
Without further ado:…
Added by Angie Jackson on September 22, 2009 at 11:09am —
On July 5th, 1983 the US Supreme Court ruled that a practice of opening each legislative day with a prayer was constitutional stating, “In light of the unambiguous and unbroken history of more than 200 years, there can be no doubt that the practice of opening legislative sessions with prayer has become part of the fabric of our society.” What does it mean? It’s been around for 200 years and that means it is constitutional. Oh really? One would think that Supreme Court justices would be… Continue
Added by V1ktor on August 19, 2009 at 5:26pm —
I didn't find this out until just now, but a couple of weeks ago, Congress passed a bill that outlaws clove cigarettes and all other flavored tobacco products. It goes into effect in less than three months.
Supposedly, this is to keep kids from smoking. I call BULLSHIT.
It would be an understatement to say I'm not exactly a fan of Big Tobacco, and I'm certainly not a habitual smoker. And I think most flavored smokes taste like shit. But why the fuck is the government… Continue
Added by Femina Irata on July 10, 2009 at 5:58am —