Discussion: Should atheists make themselves more visible? If so, how?

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    • Liz P.

      So much simpler to Just say "God did it" LOL

      1 · June 19

    • Norman A.

      LMAO...... That is what the Vatican said to Galileo.....Galileo triumphed but the Vatican still has gold in its coffers and black-holed minds to give it all....Ignorance is blessed....

      1 · June 19

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    June 19

  • C.K. Dexter H.

    Thanks for a great meeting to you all.

    1 · June 15

  • A former member
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    Hyper-Representative Democracy: Every single Republican in Congress is Christian

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - With the quick embalming of Eric Cantor, a Jew, the House Republican Caucus has lost its one and only non- Christian member. Every Republican Senator is a Christian. Every single Republican in Congress is a Christian. Rinse. Repeat: Every single Republican in Congress is a Christian. The exit of the only non-Christian among House Republicans is essentially symbolic. The Jews of America did not feel empowered by Cantor’s presence. But it does create this incredible, antediluvian factoid: the People’s House is really the White Christians People’s House. The Congressional Republican delegation looks about like Idaho, though with a smaller Hispanic slice.

    Read more: http://www.kshb.com/decodedc/hyper-representative-democracy-every-single-republican-in-congress-is-christian

    June 13

  • eric s.

    Raising hands was an interesting protocol, although we still rambled far afield from the topic-- aspects and facets, by a stretch, I guess. Not that this is a terrible thing.

    June 12

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes, rambled far, question should have been "Should rational people stand up to the lunatic right wing xtians more often"

      1 · June 12

    • Rachel H.

      With that many people, it's hard to stay on topic unless there is a strict moderator.

      June 12

  • Clifton S.

    Interesting research that touches on what we talked about last night... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3ZA-nrU-w0

    June 12

  • Rachel H.

    Good thoughts on the topic shared patiently and friendly for such a large group.

    2 · June 11

  • Norman A.

    I would call this as a meeting of free thinkers, without being concerned about the theo. I would think it was a meeting of those who give precedence to constitution, science, rules of logic...

    June 11

  • Erin T.

    Last minute student request. :( I may have to wait until next time.

    June 11

  • Liz P.

    Had to change my rsvp to "no", not gonna make it tonight. :-(

    June 11

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    ‏@JuddLegum
    With Eric Cantor out, there are no non-Christian Republicans in the House or Senate.

    June 11

    • Rachel H.

      Steven, you should consider joining Secular Texas if you haven't already. We are a political action and watchdog org. I can talk to you about it tonight if you're interested.

      1 · June 11

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    Tea Party Hopeful: Death to Gay People
    Bible based genocide. (Or God will be very, very angry..)
    http://firebrandprogressives.org/oklahoma-tea-party-candidate-calls-for-homosexuals-to-be-stoned-to-death/
    Meet Scott Esk, Tea Party candidate for Oklahoma State House District 91. Esk, on his political website, believes that our rights come from God, and not from government, and is a big proponent of state rights. And he offers the usual Tea Party platform, being 100% pro-gun, pro-family, pro-life and low taxes.
    Esk first claims that Leviticus 20:13 gives people the right to judge others, and goes on to claim that it is man’s role to put others to death for homosexuality. Then he goes on to claim that if we don’t start killing homosexuals that God may send a series of “calamities”
    And then it gets worse...

    June 11

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    Legislation is moving through Pennsylvania that would allow and encourage the display of the phrase "In God We Trust" in every public school building. This is a blatant attempt to favor religion with a public statement of faith in every school, and to expose a captive audience of school children to religious ideology.
    State legislators are elected to represent all citizens, including those of us who do not believe in a monotheistic god or any gods. http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/member_information/contact.cfm?body=S http://ffrf.org/news/

    1 · June 10

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    http://www.salon.com/2014/01/11/15_ways_atheists_can_stand_up_for_rationality/
    We atheists, however, need to buck up, assert our rationality, and change the way we deal with the religious, with everyday affronts delivered (at times unknowingly) by believers, with the casual presumptions that historically have tended to favor the faithful and grant them unmerited respect. A lot is at stake. Religion .....sometimes translating into violence, sexism, sexual harassment and assault, and sundry legal attempts to restrict a woman’s right to abortion or outlaw it altogether, to say nothing of terrorism and war. Now is the time to act. Most of Europe entered the post-faith era decades ago. Americans need to catch up.
    http://www.salon.com/2014/01/11/15_ways_atheists_can_stand_up_for_rationality/

    June 10

  • John M.

    Because this what I have encountered all my life. Anti-Viet Nam, anti-war, anti-Pro Life ... we aren't going to make a difference until we advocate what we are for. Separation of church and state ... the Humanists have a good spiritual sell, but what about the non-thiestists who aren't humanists? We can't only be against religion, we must have a moral, value system that addresses our human condition better than religion. Thanks all I'm saying. QuakerSmile. John

    June 8

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    from DemocraticUnderground
    http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025067315
    Ron Reagan appears on commercial during Cosmos (support separation church & state)
    Ha, son of Saint Ronald Reagan just appeared on a commercial during Cosmos to support the separation of church and state. He gives a link to check out, can't remember which one At the end, he says he's a life-long atheist and isn't "going to burn in hell.".
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7INIhD9P0Pw

    June 8

  • John M.

    Let us remember the topic, should we try to be more visible in the larger society? Rather than a bitch, rant against religion session I hope to hear positive ideas about how we can better present our views to the public. When our only message is "anti-religion" we cannot build a movement with any traction and will even hurt the policy of separation of church and state which our liberty depends on. Looking forward to seeing you there.

    June 8

    • A former member
      A former member

      Why do you think it will be a bitch/rant session?

      June 8

    • Steve B.

      I think he merely wants it to go beyond the situation that comes up from time-to-time when folks simply gripe about religion and do not focus on the positive possibilities.

      June 8

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    he top judge in Alabama believes that the law and the courts cannot function without God.

    Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore made that claim at the Pierce County Prayer Breakfast in Tacoma, Washington in May while discussing the addition of “under God” to the Pledge of Allegiance.

    The chief justice said Americans had forgotten that there was no comma between “one nation” and “under God” in the Pledge.

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/06/06/alabama-chief-justice-roy-moore-warns-that-courts-cannot-function-without-god/

    June 6

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    Bud Roth is a court appointed officiant in Franklin County, Virginia. He performs wedding ceremonies for couples who go to the courthouse to get married. Atheists, however, have no right to get married as far as he’s concerned. When Morgan Strong and Tamar Courtney contacted the county courthouse to seal their love for each other after six years together, they were directed to Roth. Roth refused to perform the ceremony at the courthouse and only agreed to marry the couple if they tied the knot at his church. A deal was struck and the cost and date were set. Strong and Courtney would go through the legal part of the ceremony at Roth’s church. That’s when the whole situation turned ugly. Roth asked the couple about their religious beliefs and upon hearing that he would be performing a ceremony for an atheist and an agnostic, turned the couple away. http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/05/31/marriage-only-for-christians/

    June 2

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    On a list of the qualities that would make a person worth voting for, what do you think would come in dead last? It’s not a history of infidelity. It’s not prior pot smoking. It’s not even being gay or lesbian. Nope, according to a new Pew Research survey, it’s a lack of religion.

    http://www.salon.com/2014/05/20/vote_for_atheists/

    May 21

    • eric s.

      the Emperor is nekkid, innit?

      June 1

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    NE Mayor Violating First Amendment Tells Atheist ‘Take Me to F*cking Court – I Don’t Care’
    http://www.forwardprogressives.com/ne-mayor-violating-first-amendment-tells-atheist-take-fcking-court-dont-care/

    May 28

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    1 · May 25

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    FROM DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND
    Seeing that the SCOTUS has said prayer to start government meeting is OK I have decided to
    convert from Atheist to a new religion just so I can say prayers at the start of meeting that everyone who does not get up and leave will be forced to endure prayers to my god(s). It is getting hard to decide on just one so I am also open to converting on a monthly basis, weekly conversion would just look silly and I was not serious about my religion. So here are the ones I am considering so far: 1. Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth Obviously spelling is not a fundamental part of this religion! Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth (TOPY) was founded in 1981 by members of Psychic TV, Coil, Current 93, and a number of other individuals. The ever-evolving network is a loosely federated group of people operating as a unique blend of artistic collective, and practitioners of magic. MORE WEIRD RELIGIONS HERE
    http://listverse.com/2009/09/10...­

    2 · May 14

    • eric s.

      but i hope you won't open the Old Quarry discussion with an interminable convocatoin

      1 · May 20

    • A former member
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      ha ha

      May 21

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