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Would people remain Christian if Christians were outcast? An Easter Rumination

I always wonder how many Christians there would be if Christianity was frowned upon.  In the Easter services there are passages of Christ proclaiming his faith even tho others spit on him, beat him, despise him, and even kill him.  How many Christians would there be if they were treated like homosexuals in the 50's; or black folks in the deep south under jim crow? (Someone please tell me how to punctuate the previous sentence.)

 

What do you think and do you know anyone who…

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Added by Shannon on April 12, 2011 at 9:15am — 3 Comments

Coming Soon- The American Theocracy

The move toward American Theocracy by the empowered evangelical 'elite' in the US has made it almost impossible for an atheist or difficult for a non-christian to be elected to office.  Schools are having their curriculum undermined by creationist who wish to revise history, remove evolution from science, and prevent teaching sexual health and pregnancy prevention.  Atheist fear reprisals for not being christian and are often discriminated against at work, socially, and most especially in…

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Added by Shannon on February 15, 2011 at 10:57pm — 6 Comments

What 'made' you an Atheist?

What event, book, lecture, or insight 'made' you and atheist? HMM?

 

While he was sick with cancer my dad once cut my religious comments off by saying, "I don't believe in that stuff."   It was like a thunderclap at the very moment he said he didn't believe.  I no longer believed.  I had essentially been given permission to leave god.  I had flirted with it before but it was just too far a leap for me.  His moment of honesty gave me permission.  After watching my parents suffer…

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Added by Shannon on February 15, 2011 at 10:16pm — 13 Comments

God vs John Galt! Is John Galt a secular replacement for god?

There seem to be a contingent of thinkers out there who think that "the answers to life, the universe and everything" are the philosophies of Ayn Rand in "Atlas Shrugged."  It somehow seems fitting that this may be the case since, when asked to cut some of her novel she replied, "Would you cut the Bible?" 

 

Calling a philosophy "Objectivism" confuses me.  No one is perfectly objective and the first hurdle to being objective is realizing that no one is truly…

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Added by Shannon on January 2, 2011 at 6:35pm — 3 Comments

Why I will never come out of the closet as an Atheist

It's cowardly I know, then again most people are cowards about most things. I will never come out as an Athiest. My two sons are scouts, my daughters best friend is a fundamentalist, and my boss is an Evangelical. Scouts have to believe in god as well as be heterosexual. My daughters friend would not be allowed to play with her if it was known that we are athiest. My boss would hound me mercilessly if he found out I didn't believe, first in an attempt to save me, and later in anger when I…

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Added by Shannon on December 12, 2010 at 7:37pm — 19 Comments

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