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Oklahoma State Senato Josh Brecheen is at it again.

OK State SEN Josh Brecheen has shown his hand before in the Statehouse. He is well known for acting like the Great State of Oklahoma is nothing more than his huge 77 county church.

Let me first say, I agree and support SEN Brecheen's right to worship as he pleases. I am glad he chooses to exercises his right to have a devout religious faith. I also and aware that his church as well as many others are tax payer supported institution by virtue of being tax free, which I do not support.…

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Added by Thomas True on February 9, 2012 at 11:53am — No Comments

Hitchens death will be used by adhernts to convert more followers.

Let me begin by saying these fools speak as if they have some sort of special knowledge. The only thing they possess is being alive after Christopher Hitchens died. I find their bold faced arrogance immoral and distasteful.

These quotes are from The Christian Post. …

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Added by Thomas True on December 17, 2011 at 7:52pm — 1 Comment

21st Centry American Slave Trade

This post is nothing new but it does bear repeating. In America, The United States of America, more than 1 percent of our population [3,000,000 people] is in jail. This is of great benefit to the prison corporations that make money off other people misery and leads to a system that is more interested in getting people in prison than having justice done.



I will post some numbers form the BBC show "QI" hosted by Stephen Fry with a four member panel and a link to that normally quite…

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Added by Thomas True on October 14, 2011 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

A few thoughts about the delusion of Adherents.

It is hard to explain the process that one takes to reject the facts of the world in favor for approval of the people that surround you. It is easy to accept approval when you can simply state facts from a story that you and another person feels is the “greatest story every told,” Which undoubtedly it isn't. I find the comparison to myself and my fellow “fans” at the time as being little different than going to a comic book convention to discuss which of the…

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Added by Thomas True on September 10, 2011 at 9:46pm — No Comments

Another Secular Student Alliance production, sort of...

I just learned, via facebook, that the SkeptICTs of Wichita State University are going to have a free event this May 21, 2011. It is being put on by the Air Capital Skeptics. I guess this is the day for "Rapture" as it is being held as a "Rapture Day" event. Apparently another religious adherent has taken it upon himself to figure out the day that Jesus is going to return to Earth. Or at least begin the Rapture.I think it should be May 22, so we wo0uldn't have to deal with their crap…

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Added by Thomas True on March 21, 2011 at 8:37pm — No Comments

Some well known people that I have interacted with.

This is a short list of about 40 people that I have meet in different capacity that are somewhat well known around the country. I may add more to the list as I remember more. If you name isn't on it, it must have slipped my mind.

 

James Randi – author, Flim Flam, Leading skeptic and magician, originator of $1,000,000 challenge, meal in Springfield, MO

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Added by Thomas True on March 20, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

A Really nutty paranoid website for Jesus

I am sure many, if not all of you, have seen these before but it just fills me with regret to see a website were the person puts out so much time and effort to create and support a delusion.

 

So without further dely here is a wacko website for Jesus.

 

http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/

Added by Thomas True on February 9, 2011 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

SOME THOUGHTS FROM THE GOD DELUSION

Observation and thoughts derived from the book The God Delusion: Chapter 10, Dawkins wrote the statement that 96 percent of the population of the United States thinks that they will survive their own death. If one was to say that should I jump off this 12 story building unaided, after I hit the bottom of the pavement, I will survive that fall. Any reasonable person would have no other recourse but to find the nearest phone and call 911 for emergency services. Because my statement would…

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Added by Thomas True on February 9, 2011 at 6:58pm — 2 Comments

Why I Am Skeptical About Global Warming

While normally my blog deals with issues of religion and some with politics this is the exception. Global warming is an issue that I have tried to wrap my head around and have dome some research into the issue.

 

Con't...

 

Added by Thomas True on January 16, 2011 at 6:08pm — 1 Comment

Westboro Baptist Church Threatens Victims in Arizona Massacre.

A leader of a Kansas church known for picketing the funerals offallen servicemen and blaming their deaths on the country'stolerance of homosexuality said Wednesday that members will notprotest at the funeral of a 9-year-old girl killed in a shootingrampage in Tucson, Ariz.

 

http://www.stltoday.com/news/national/article_af72beb0-4b96-5ac5-8195-84aa9d55110e.html

Added by Thomas True on January 12, 2011 at 6:56pm — 1 Comment

Joel Olsteen's representative explains admission price.

This afternoon I was contacted by Andrea from Lakewood Church. The Houston Megachurch that Olsteen leads. When I asked her about the cost of the ticket. She explained that it covered the cost of paying

for the Scottrade Center employees and various things such as that. I tried to express my view that if this is a message that is good for everyone to hear that provision should be made for making the event

free. Andrea explained that they used to have free attendance at these events…

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Added by Thomas True on January 4, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

A tax free retirement plan for religious employess too?

It seems that the precious establishment of religion has pulled another trick on the rest of us tax payers. Back on 2007 a law was passed to let employees of churches have a special category of retirement plans.
Because their work is so much more important than everyone else work.

 

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Added by Thomas True on January 3, 2011 at 10:33pm — 1 Comment

Joel Olsteen Shares God's Message, For a Price.

Joel Olsteen and his Flight Attendant beating wife Victoria bring their brand of religion to the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. They will be here Jan 7th for the “A

Night of Hope” concert or whatever they call it. But you better be

prepared for a day or two of work because the tickets are available,

as of now, on TicketMaster for $22.70. However if you have the promo

code you can save the $7.50 fee and pay just $15.00 to get in to…

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Added by Thomas True on January 3, 2011 at 7:46pm — No Comments

Storm Damage From Tornado Near St. Louis.

Not really anything atheist per se about this other than people will say things like, "Thank God no one died."  But I though you all would like to see some local pictures.

 

New Year's Eve Tornado Damage:

Added by Thomas True on January 1, 2011 at 6:16pm — 1 Comment

Chapter Three; EVOLUTION AND RELIGION part ten

While many reasonable adherents do , to one level or another, believe in evolution. Why should evolution have any bearing on religion one way or the other? Some of these levels of belief range from belief in

“micro-evolution” to accepting most of the concepts and ideas of

cosmological and biological evolution, in view of an absent watchmaker.

So, what scientific reason can evolution have with such a seemingly

strong opposing view against it? After all, in March 2009, a…

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Added by Thomas True on December 31, 2010 at 4:53pm — No Comments

Josh Brecheen hits the big time.

Looks like newly elected Oklahoma State Senator is getting a real education in foot in mouth disease. Since his editorial has been posted in The Durant Daily Democrat on December 22, 2010 there has been

national reaction in the forums blogs and other places as well. Sadly it

looks like we [none creation people] are going to be the losers in this

battle. If you have been keeping up with my blogs you know that I have

mentioned the idea that those that are faced with facts…

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Added by Thomas True on December 30, 2010 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Chapter Three; LOOKING DEEPER part eight

While I was in the Army, stationed in The Republic of Panama, I started getting involved with hermeneutics. I was stationed there for 15 months and had a lot of free time to fill. I studied using The

Amplified Bible that was given to me as a gift from a good friend of

mine, in addition to other study books. Here is a quote from the web

site of The Amplified Bible about why it was made; “It attempts to take

both word meaning and context into account in order to…

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Added by Thomas True on December 29, 2010 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Chapter Three; THE RISE OF SCIENCE part seven

As mentioned before, the level of my religious experiences could fill many pages. So, while there is much more to be said, most is going to be skipped for now. I am just going to touch on a five main areas of why Christianity lost its hold on me.



1.The age of rocks on the Earth and the amount of time it takes for light to travel through space couldn't be rectified with text in the Bible. The best answer I received was, “God put all the things there when he created The Universe.” This… Continue

Added by Thomas True on December 28, 2010 at 6:01pm — No Comments

Another update on Josh Brecheen.

It has been good to see the mostly positive reaction to the ill-conceived comments of Oklahoma State SEN Josh Brecheen. If this man is looking to make a name for himself, he

certainly is. He put an editorial in the local paper from his senate

district, The Durant Daily Democrat. In addition to the uproar over

several things wrong with attempting to try to have creation taught

in public schools, the comments in the newspapers website have…

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Added by Thomas True on December 28, 2010 at 10:51am — 11 Comments

Response to Senator Josh Brecheen of Oklahoma.

One of the bills I will file this year may be dismissed as inferior by “intellectuals” so I wanted to devote particular time in discussing it’s merits. [You put intellectuals in quotes so we do not know

exactly what or who he is referring to here. “it's” means, “it is.” This

makes no sense grammatically.

 

It doesn’t address state waste, economic development, workers comp reform or lawsuit reform (although I have filed bills concerning each) but it is…

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Added by Thomas True on December 23, 2010 at 1:40pm — 1 Comment

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