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Free talk by Sean Faircloth Saturday May 5th

Sean Faircloth will speak at the Washington Secular Humanists meeting (MDC chapter)  Saturday on "Attack of the Theocrats."  The talk is at the Wheaton Regional Public Library,  11701 Georgia Ave. His new book will be available for purchase.  See http://www.facebook.com/events/284638361619455/

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Added by Gary Berg-Cross on May 3, 2012 at 9:31pm — No Comments

Freethinkers and Skeptics In Ancient Literature Part I: Thersites the Contrarian

As an outlet for the repressed literature student in me, I'm starting up this new series that focuses on characters in ancient Western literature who show some sign of skepticism or freethinking. By extension I'll also show the quacks, charlatans or authorities they dare to annoy with their tiresome voices of…

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Added by Godless Poutine on April 28, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Underhanded and Illegal

The Pledge of Allegiance

This is one that I should leave alone, but this morning I got one of those “Bible bumper notes” talking about the pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. People are free to write whatever they want, but as thinking people I think it is important that we hold ourselves to higher standard moral excellence.

The Facts…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on April 21, 2012 at 7:16pm — 2 Comments

The Poetry of My Reality

In On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin said: “There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved."  That, to me, is such an apt view of what reality is. Lots of people feel it is a…
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Added by Nontheist Central on March 28, 2012 at 9:34am — No Comments

I Smell Crapweasles

Proving the Poobah’s posts are prescient, it’s seems the threat to smite the Mormons over posthumous baptisms caused them to collapse into mint jelly and quash the practice.

Maybe.

After the recent string of religious recycling, the…

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Added by Omnipotent Poobah on March 9, 2012 at 11:33am — 2 Comments

Mormons! I Smite Thee in the Name of Common Sense

Get a Brain Mormans Theists, I appreciate your prayers for my heathen soul, but there’s no need. Really. I’m an atheist. I’m good. And Mormons, posthumous baptism is even more than one step over the line. That’s even more unneeded, creepy, and unwanted – unless you want to modify that whole…

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Added by Omnipotent Poobah on February 15, 2012 at 7:08pm — No Comments

Freethought Social + Meetup!

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Yesterday morning, representing the Houston Atheists, I joined roughly fifty other secular Houstonians for a freethought coffee social. The meetup was organized by the Houston Freethought Alliance, with a goal of bringing our groups together for secular fellowship.…

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Added by Emily Dietle on February 6, 2012 at 1:06pm — 1 Comment

Quantum Mechanics

Quantum Mechanics, which is the study of the smallest elements and forces of matter and how they react and interact and create all that we know

All things are made up of Atoms both living and nonliving all matter is made up of Atoms. But now we know that an Atom isn’t the smallest thing in our universe of reality. We also know that electromagnetic force, or light hold electrons and protons together in Atom and which hold Atoms together to make molecules.

At it’s must basic…

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Added by KickingtheCross on December 8, 2011 at 6:19pm — No Comments

Science vs. God: How About Some Peace on Earth?

As America rearms for the annual War on Christmas™, a new study from the…

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Added by Omnipotent Poobah on December 2, 2011 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Is This Really Necessary?

God Fearing Guy
IN GOD WE TRUST - This religious display is quite appropriate and didn't need an act of Congress to do.

I'm an Atheist, but I like most Theists. Really, I do. Admittedly I don't agree with them, but I'm also…

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Added by Omnipotent Poobah on November 1, 2011 at 4:55pm — 7 Comments

Opium of the People

Until a few days ago, I always interpreted Marx's famous quote "Religion is the opium of the people" as a metaphor.  



A few days ago, I changed my mind.   I was sitting at a bus stop and got into talking with the woman sitting next to me, who in less than a minute presented herself as a Jehova's witness.   Usually I avoid religious discussion as a completely futile attempt to get through the believers' delusion.   They believe, what they feel a…

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Added by Maruli Marulaki on October 22, 2011 at 6:13pm — 4 Comments

christian propaganda

   Hello fellow free thinkers, I was recently at a local muncipal government health clinic. There on a stand with information purtaining to the clinic, and it's services was a stack of issues from a local, "community monthly publication". The title is: "Changing Times", and evident by the cross accompaning the title, and the content within; this is a christian publication! This clinic is run by the local municipality, which in turn is part of the state's department of health & hospitals,…

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Added by Giuseppe D'Avanzo on October 1, 2011 at 3:25am — 1 Comment

Pat Robertson is Divorced From Reality

 



When you’re talking about the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) a good defense is apparently a good offense – and no one is more offensive than…

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Added by Omnipotent Poobah on September 15, 2011 at 3:37pm — 2 Comments

Pledges

Since my upcoming backwards pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago is as symbolic as it is going to be painful on the feet, I've began to wonder if I should see if anyone would be interested in pledging money per kilometer walked which could then be donated to the Ayaan Hirshi Ali Foundation or some other brilliant organization. Any thoughts? I've never done a pledge type thing and don't know if it'd be more work than it's worth, but then again I've never walked a thousand miles between two… Continue

Added by mistercliff on September 14, 2011 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper says "Islamicism biggest threat to Canada" & Tony Blair says "Iran is our Real Enemy"

It is refreshing to see that our northern border ally has too come to see the true threat facing humanity in the 21st century. It is also refreshing to see the visionary and bold former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom taking a clear stance against the illegal regime of the Islamic Republic - especially since he has strong influence with the Quartet - I am feeling more and more confident that the international community will soon stand more firmly with the Syrian people…

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Added by Sassan K. on September 10, 2011 at 12:48am — 3 Comments

Pastor Mike is a Back Seat Driver

Disclaimer: I'm a former Christian who is now an atheist. I have nothing against most theists and respect their beliefs - up to the point where they step on mine. However, even in my Christian days I would've been appalled by the hubris of this plan.

Bash atheist I'm overjoyed so many religious people are so protective of my soul that they insist upon preaching to me at every…

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Added by Omnipotent Poobah on August 31, 2011 at 6:16pm — 2 Comments

The glory of sin!

      Timothy Keller informs us that we can get that true happiness by acknowling that we are sinners! God would then take away that guilt of sin and make us truly happy. We must never tempt Him by sinning, but we'll sin and get that absolution. When bad things happen, we can still have happiness as knowing that He loves and protects us.

        As His own  son,  [amongst His others who had children by…

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Added by mlg.lamberth on August 30, 2011 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

The Plan

So enough with the suspense already, here's the first part of my plan:

So I'll fly to Spain in either February or March of 2012, volunteer for about a month, and then bike the pilgrimage trail, the Caminho, or Way of Saint James. I'm preparing for about two months. It'll be an adventure unlike any I've yet done!
Saint James is the patron Saint of travelers.…
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Added by mistercliff on August 28, 2011 at 1:11am — 2 Comments

Blasphemy is a right (says the UN)

What a lucky day. By chance i found something that obviously escaped my notice before and which i haven't found much reported in the media either.

Already last month the UN issued a statement concerning the freedom of speech in relation with the human rights convention.

 

Here is the good part (emphasis mine):

 

 

48.  Prohibitions of displays of lack of respect for a…

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Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on August 16, 2011 at 4:04am — No Comments

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