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July 15, 2017

(25) Did Jesus Exist? – YouTube

Filed under: Atheism, History, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 12:08

I talk to my pets…….. Hugs

Filed under: Atheism, Jokes, meme, Religion — Scottie @ 11:20

July 3, 2017

Religious discrimination in the military | Secular Coalition for America

Filed under: Atheism, Bigotry, News, Religion — Scottie @ 12:22

A 2004 report on religious preferences of military personnel conducted by the Population Reference Bureau found that 21% of service members identified as Atheists or as having ―no religion.(1) The report also revealed that 35% identified as Protestants, 22% as Catholic/Orthodox, 11% as ―Other Christian‖ and less than .5% as Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, and Hindu. Despite data indicating that one-out-of-five U.S. service members identify as ―atheist‖ or as ―having no religion, nontheists serving in the armed services are frequent victims of religious discrimination and coercive proselytizing.

The problem of coercive proselytizing in the military came into public view in 2005 when a report(2) was released showing that officers, faculty and cadets at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs promoted evangelical Christian beliefs and displayed insensitivity towards and harassed cadets who practiced a different religion or who chose to practice no religion at all.(3)

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Source: Religious discrimination in the military | Secular Coalition for America

religious discrimination in military

Filed under: Atheism, Bigotry, News, Religion — Scottie @ 12:21

Coercive evangelizing and official promotion of evangelical Protestantism is rife and systemic within the US military.  Soldiers at Ft. Eustis who would not volunteer to attend a command-sponsored evangelical concert were marched to their barracks and punished with a lockdown until the concert ended.  US taxpayers partially funded and Ft. Bragg chaplains co-sponsored an evangelical rally held on Fort Bragg’s Main Parade Field and intended to take “the Christian message to all of Fort Bragg and the surrounding community.”  Officers gave evangelical missionaries from the Gideons both an introduction and preferential access to enlisted recruits.  Cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy face a gauntlet of evangelical professors, staff, chaplains, and upper class members, with command authority, who pressure them to attend worship services, receive evangelical instruction, and evangelize their fellow cadets.  Commanders pressure soldiers to attend marriage conferences run by the evangelical Focus on the Family, which has a Department of Defense contract to host the conferences.

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June 15, 2017

As of dec 22 2013

Filed under: Atheism, Religion — Scottie @ 20:55

If Christianity is right — 5 billion people are wrong

If Islam is right — 5.5 billion people are wrong

If Hinduism is right— 6 billion people are wrong

If there is no god — 6 billion people are wrong

This is hard evidence that “Divine Revelation” , or sincere belief , is not a sufficient was to determine truth.

April 18, 2017

I celebrate a secular Easter….. I simply love chocolate 😁

Filed under: Atheism, Religion — Scottie @ 07:11

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April 11, 2017

Noah’s Ark-God, Giraffes & Genocide – YouTube

Filed under: Animals, Atheism, History, Magic, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 21:46

March 19, 2017

Makes sense to me. Hugs

Filed under: Atheism, Ideas, meme, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 09:51

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December 21, 2016

Vandals attack pentagram erected to protest Nativity scene

Filed under: Atheism, Bigotry, Criminal, Harm, News, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 13:23

Again the city and the religious leaders do not see how hypocritical they are being.  They claim the display is offencive and harmful, yet they don’t see the same about their displays.  They insist on their displays, not caring if you do not believe as they do, or even if placing it on government property is illegal.  Some said he should have placed it up in February and not in december, as if they owned the month or the holiday.  It is clear they do not even know or care about the history of the holiday.   I like the passerby who said there is freedom of speech, but wanted the free speech of the atheist monuments curtailed while having no problem with the religious symbols and speech.  Also she said the teacher just wanted publicity, well what does she think the religious items are being displayed for?  They do not even see how bigoted they are acting.  It is like they have incredible blinders on that keeps them seeing what is so clear.   That is why we have to keep doing everything we can to fight these displays, fight with legal action every attempt to push religion in the public areas, and get the word out loud and clear on what we stand for and why.  We can not let them bully us, deny us our rights, or refuse us our rights by having more financial resources.   Let’s stand together on this, let’s support the teacher and his attempt here with all the strength we can.  Thank you.   Hugs

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A 300-pound metal sculpture of a satanic pentagram, erected as an atheist protest to a public park’s Nativity scene, was severely damaged on Tuesday when i

Source: Vandals attack pentagram erected to protest Nativity scene

excerpt below:

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that government agencies can allow religious displays on public property, but if they do, they cannot discriminate. Both the Nativity scene and the Pentagram were installed with city permits.

A group of local religious leaders — 14 ministers, two rabbis and the president of the city’s mosque — placed a banner next to Smith’s sculpture criticizing its placement.

“The use of satanic symbols is offensive and harmful to our community’s well-being,” the banner reads. “We find it a shameful and hypocritical way to advocate for freedom from religion.”

The city issued a statement saying that while it respects Smith’s free-speech rights, it doesn’t support his message.

“In years past, the seasonal, religious displays in Sanborn Square have contained messages projecting the themes of peace, forgiveness and harmony,” it said. “This display appears to be more about shock value, attention and challenging our commitment to constitutionally protected free speech rather than promoting goodwill, respect and tolerance during the holiday season.”

Passer-by Judy Hill, a retired information technology worker, decried the vandalism but didn’t think Smith should have erected his sculpture next to the Nativity scene.

“I know there is freedom of speech, but there is a time and place for everything,” said Hill, a Methodist. “He just wanted to get publicity and he got it.”

December 19, 2016

This one got dropped from the last post

Filed under: Atheism, Facts, News, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 00:12

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