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December 30, 2018

I hope CS reads this. Someone please pass it on to him. Hugs

Filed under: Cartoons, History, Memes, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 06:13

December 29, 2018

Helping no one but themselves

Filed under: Cartoons, Memes, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 05:36

 

December 27, 2018

REPORT: Cell Signal Puts Cohen In Prague, Supports Steele Dossier Claim Of Secret Meeting With Russians

Filed under: Criminal, Facts, Harm, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 12:37

https://www.joemygod.com/2018/12/report-cell-signal-places-michael-cohen-in-prague-supports-dossier-claim-of-secret-meeting-with-russians/

December 26, 2018

That’s Just How It Was Back Then

Filed under: Atheism, Creator, Education, Ideas, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 05:45

December 25, 2018

Traditions

Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Memes, News, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 08:38

Happy Christmas Yule.

December 24, 2018

Christmas …

Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Memes, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 07:30

#TheReasonForTheSeason

atheistcartoons:
“ There has never been a scientific explanation which was later superseded by a religious explanation. Not once. Ever.
Science is chasing religion into boxes that are so vague and undefinable that it might as well not be there at...

 

Why the U.S. is an anomaly among democracies

Filed under: Education, News, Political, Reason — Scottie @ 06:56

December 23, 2018

A great post from Infidel753.

http://infidel753.blogspot.com/2018/02/video-of-day-dont-blame-atheists.html

Video of the day — don’t blame the atheists


Atheist activist AronRa speaks in Austin, Texas.  This is the kind of hard-hitting, confrontational stance toward religion that we need more of — and he doesn’t shy away, as so many do, from addressing the international aspect of the problem.  As the importance of technology in every area of life increases, a nation dominated by absurd superstitions and an irrational view of the world cannot maintain its leadership position, not when western Europe and the advanced East Asian nations have mostly left such encumbrances behind.  The influence of the Christian Right is hobbling the United States, slowing our progress and even dragging us backward, while others advance.

Oh, and if you think the humiliating picture he paints is attributable to Trump, this speech was delivered in 2012.  Since Trump took office and the anti-science party assumed full control of the government, the situation has gotten even worse.

December 22, 2018

How the Saudis ended up with so many American weapons

Filed under: News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 21:21

How the Saudis ended up with so many American weapons

Filed under: Fascism, Greed, History, Ideas, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 21:08

War on Christmas: The True Target

Filed under: Atheism, History, Music and Videos, Questions, Reason, Religion, You Tube — Scottie @ 20:09

Randy sent me these this morning. I am jsut getting to them now. They are grand.

Filed under: Cartoons, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 18:48

impeachtrump tried as an adult

Atheism is not a religion.

Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Memes, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 14:33

He promised, he lied

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 14:14

December 21, 2018

Response to Rohit in video form. Hugs

Filed under: Atheism, Creator, Ideas, Nature, News, Reason — Scottie @ 14:32


Religion the lowest common denominator

Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Memes, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 10:23

Happy Solstice.
I hope you’ll take a moment today to enjoy and appreciate the axial tilt of the planet, as it occurs in your location, as its angle with respect to the sun (either towards or away) will be at its most extreme.

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Woman Who Drowned and Burned Daughter to Please God Cleared of Murder Charges

Filed under: Atheism, Children, Criminal, Family, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 10:07

Basically if you follow what is written in the Abrahamic holy books you are violating the laws.   The books are violent and their god is nasty.   So is belief in such a god a mental illness in it self?   Hugs

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2018/12/20/woman-who-drowned-and-burned-daughter-to-please-god-cleared-of-murder-charges/

A woman who drowned her own four-year-old daughter then set her on fire in order to please God, basically reenacting a more violent version of the Biblical myth of Abraham and Isaac, has been cleared of all murder charges.

Carly Ann Harris, a mother from Wales, was on trial for the murder of her daughter Amelia. Harris apparently believed sacrificing her daughter would save mankind, and a jury was convinced she was legally insane, which means she won’t receive jail time.

The jury heard Ms Harris developed psychotic symptoms towards the end of 2017 which developed into an acute psychotic illness by Easter.

After drowning Amelia in cold water, she took her body outside before setting it on fire.

The court heard these two acts reflected Old Testament beliefs that they assisted in the process of going to heaven.Neighbours were alerted by children’s screams and called 999 after finding Amelia’s burned body.

If Harris is truly mentally ill, then this was the right decision, but the story still raises a question about what role religion should play in these situations. Suppose she wasn’t mentally ill, but still believed killing her child would make God happy, would that be considered a worthwhile excuse? I would hope not. But then why are we told to admire Abraham for his willingness to do the exact same thing to his son in the Bible? That’s meant to be a story of sacrifice and devotion, not a story about a cruel God making a troubling demand of a follower.

December 20, 2018

Aron Ra takes Matthew Powell to the wood shed.

Filed under: Atheism, Bigotry, Nature, News, Political, Prayers, Questions, Race, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 18:29

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aeQFo3MqP4

Worldviews of Knights and Knaves

 

From Miles. Nachricht an meine Enkelkinder [with Closed Captions]

Filed under: Children, Earth News, Education, Facts, Nature, News, Pictures, Reason, Science, Things I like — Scottie @ 12:33

MAJORITY OF U.S. MUSLIMS NOW SUPPORT GAY MARRIAGE, WHILE WHITE EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS REMAIN OPPOSED

Filed under: Atheism, Bigotry, Education, Gender, Homosexual, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Religion, Sex — Scottie @ 10:55

https://www.newsweek.com/muslim-white-evangelical-gay-marriage-907627?fbclid=IwAR3GwGAYA80W35IexwYFmjFWXH-z_cVlP3Q4TLYKvidmDkZWKCSR8NvVnJY

including a majority of U.S. Muslims backing same-sex marriage for the first time.

Muslims, by a margin of 51 percent to 34 percent, favor same-sex marriage, compared to just four years ago when a majority, 51 percent, were opposed. There were similar results for black Protestants, with 54 percent opposing gay marriage in PRRI’s 2014 American Values Atlas, compared with 43 percent in the latest findings.

Indeed, opposition to same-sex marriage is now limited almost entirely to white conservative Christians. Fifty-eight percent of white evangelical Christians and 53 percent of Mormons—an overwhelming majority of whom are white—are opposed to allowing gay couples to marry. The group with the most opposition, though, is Jehovah’s Witnesses, a group which is 36 percent white, 32 percent Hispanic and 27 percent black in the U.S. Just 13 percent support the law.

As a whole, 63 percent of Americans now back allowing same-sex couples to marry, up from 52 percent four years ago. All major racial groups now have a majority in favor. Republicans, though, remain opposed, 51 percent to 42 percent.

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