Godless in DixieThe Bible’s Attitude Toward the Life of the Mind
“Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body. Here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind.” —Ecclesiastes Secularists like me became legitimately concerned when we first learned that our new president-elect selected billionaire right-wing megadonor Betsy DeVos to [Read More...]
The Gaytheist ManifestoBeing Androgynous & Having To Pee
empathy the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Empathy is something that comes naturally to me for the most part. But even in my natural bent toward it, I find there is always room for improvement. As I continue down my journey of finding the true “me” and embracing where ever that [Read More...]
SecularVoicesAn Atheist Walks into a Christian Meeting about Atheism…
I left my first Lifetree meeting feeling encouraged that common ground could be found between believers and nonbelievers if we take the time to listen to each other and make an effort to understand each other.
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Removing the Fig LeafVagina Power and the History of Christian Symbols
I saw the symbol for vagina on the back of a car the other day. I also saw one on a business card, a necklace, a church bulletin, and even a Bible. Vaginas are everywhere! People in America must really love female sexuality. Of course I’m talking about the fish symbol. The vulva-shaped ichthys or “Jesus [Read More...]
According to MatthewFake news stories received more clicks than real news during end of 2016 election season
Social media is a wonderful way to access a great deal of information and connect with new people. However, because information is so easily accessible, fake news can spread like wildfire. This was particularly apparent during the the 2016 election season. False claims like “Pope Francis Endorses Donald Trump” or “Hillary’s emails connected to murder” were shared all [Read More...]
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Freethought Now!Do Bannon and Ingraham’s White House ties signal ‘church militants’ vs. atheists?
By Annie Laurie Gaylor Co-President Freedom From Religion Foundation It’s astonishing that figures as polarizing and doctrinaire as Ann Coulter would seriously be in contention to serve as press secretary under Donald Trump. I suppose we should be grateful that so far Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly haven’t been mentioned. But their sometimes cohort, Laura [Read More...]
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A Tippling PhilosopherDebunking the Nativity: The Virgin Birth
This is the second instalment in the “Debunking the Nativity” series and I will concentrate on the virgin birth. These posts sit alongside my book The Nativity: A Critical Examination. The first thing to note is that the Gospel authors had an agenda. They were pro-Jesus non-eyewitnesses who were hoping to convince their readers of not only [Read More...]
Friendly AtheistA Former Orthodox Jewish Woman Explains How She Had to Take Her Panties to a Rabbi for Inspection - Friendly Atheist
Katia Aryeh, a former Orthodox Jew, writes in an article for Richard Dawkins‘ website about how, in addition to honoring the Sabbath and eating kosher, there was another... [Read More]
Progressive Secular HumanistJesus Statue Survives Tennessee Wildfire - Media Declares ‘Miracle’ - Progressive Secular Humanist
Face meet palm: CNN declares “miracle” after Jesus statue survives Tennessee wildfire. At least seven are dead and 74 more are injured in a devastating Tennessee wildfire, but it’s... [Read More]
Removing the Fig LeafVagina Power and the History of Christian Symbols - Removing the Fig Leaf
I saw the symbol for vagina on the back of a car the other day. I also saw one on a business card, a necklace, a church bulletin, and even a Bible. Vaginas are everywhere! People... [Read More]
Dispatches From the Culture WarsPlease Stop Sharing Links to These Sites - Dispatches From the Culture Wars
The liberal side of the internet has a serious problem in the form of far too many websites that people mistake for actual news sites that use clickbait headlines and highly... [Read More]
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