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A Question for Believers that you might find useful in discussions.

The following was published on Gather.com after the posting of still another xtian rant. Feel free to use it whenever it might apply.



A Question for Believers



August 29, 2009 04:29 PM EDT



I posed this question in several different forms on the thread of a post that declared those of us who could or would not accept the "fact" of god's existence were just being obstinate, obdurate, obtuse or, in her words "intentionally ignorant". The gist of her… Continue

Added by Ruth Dickson on August 29, 2009 at 4:17pm — 3 Comments

A Grandmother's Lament

I thought I had done everything right. I knew they had to be carefully taught to stay on the path, strong in their convictions, to resist peer pressure, reject conventional thinking and make their own decisions. I assiduously kept them from the insidious influences of dogma, ritual, superstition and belief in mythical beings, including Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, unicorns and gods of any kind. I taught them to read everything, believe nothing until proven to their… Continue

Added by Ruth Dickson on June 12, 2009 at 3:36pm — 7 Comments

Merry...uh, Happy...er, Joyous...

So what DO atheists wish each other at this time of year?

Added by Ruth Dickson on December 24, 2008 at 7:58pm — 1 Comment

He's Coming Soon...to a Theater Near Me!!





This modest little flyer was found in my (Jewish) podiatrist’s office, amidst the copies of Esquire, Rod and Gun, Modern Maturity and a pile of similarly unrelated publications. Just lying there, virtually unnoticed! How can this not be an international headline? A scheduled appearance by The Savior himself in one small Florida landfill community! Why was this earth-shattering event not heralded by trumpets and hosannas from on high? Why… Continue

Added by Ruth Dickson on October 9, 2008 at 1:30pm — 10 Comments

Punk'd Again, By God!

The following was written last year, after a tornado ripped through a nearby area. I thought it would be enjoyed by my fellows in faithlessness.



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Once more, that loving Christian god has shown his capricious sense of irony by hurling killer tornadoes at still another Florida trailer park. (Oops.. make that “mobile home community”…wouldn’t want to be p.i. in a godicle). The sick humor here is that this most recent assault was on a retirement community,… Continue

Added by Ruth Dickson on September 28, 2008 at 1:55pm — 29 Comments

An Atheist's Prayer

To Whom It May Concern:



Grant those who live in blind faith the ability to see the light of reason, that they may understand “faith” to be nothing more than a euphemism for self-imposed ignorance.



Let the self-righteous understand the damaging effects of their contemptuous dismissal of those who do not accept their dogma as truth.



Show those who use religion as an excuse to hate, murder, rape and torture the hypocrisy of their belief systems.



Expose… Continue

Added by Ruth Dickson on July 29, 2008 at 3:41pm — 6 Comments

A NEW NON-SECTARIAN SECT FOR NON-BELIEVERS

PREFACE:



Anyone who has ever met me knows I am rabidly anti-religion. Believing in the unbelievable, taking preposterous notions “on faith”, insisting that books written by people actually contain the words of some supernatural entity, are all anathema to me. The dogma and precepts of any organized religion strike me as both hilariously silly and dangerously evil. Eight-plus decades of questioning, thousands of days spent poring over “holy” books, infinite hours of introspection and… Continue

Added by Ruth Dickson on July 26, 2008 at 3:07pm — 4 Comments

I HEART FIREFOX!

While stalking The Chive (on Gather.com) today, as is my wont, I came across a sickening diatribe against gay people that included the word "Bible". As I skimmed, I saw a shadowy little word appear under the B. word that said "block". As I pointed my cursor at it, it amplified into the message "click here to block this object".



Firefox is as atheist! They know an ad when they see one! They have for some time been protecting me from all the banner garbage that clutters this and other… Continue

Added by Ruth Dickson on July 22, 2008 at 4:17pm — 3 Comments

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