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Go to: Today, Congress Will Vote to Reaffirm ‘In God We Trust’ As the American Motto

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How about "In God we Trust that through evidence we know"?

Tue, 01 Nov 2011 20:56:37 UTC | #886123

Go to: Clergy told to take on the 'new atheists'

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The clergy is finally losing their battle in keeping people ignorant of the facts that destroy religion. The stories of Genesis can no longer be regarded as true based on modern scientific findings in the fields of evolution and cosmology and that is freaking them out.

Original sin "eating fruit from the tree of knowledge" is the force that has been used for centuries to keep otherwise intelligent people from questioning the teachings of the bible by equating knowledge with sin and people are getting tired of walking the theocratic tight rope that results as knowledge is paramount in functioning in our modern age.

Religious leaders are facing an uphill battle trying to convince people to ignore reason, evidence and common sense in order to believe the teachings of the church. Everyone needs to be vigilant in pushing back on the clergy to keep religious dogma out of politics and policy making because it is nothing but pure fantasy.

Sat, 03 Sep 2011 14:17:20 UTC | #866897

Go to: Bang Goes the Theory: Evolution Made Simple

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I can actually see natural selection being a part of this demonstration. A person trying to copy the previous line who was an artist or student of drafting would have a much better chance of copying the line more accurately than a child or someone with parkinsons disease. If rules were applied like those in nature that eliminates copies veering too far from the one being traced, that could be thought of as natural selection. Maybe not, but thought I would give it a try.

Great demonstration for teaching subtle gene mutation as a mechanism for evolution to children and a lot better than the creationists method of turning children away from evolution by teaching "if man evolved from monkey's, why are there still monkey's?"

Mon, 29 Aug 2011 16:37:40 UTC | #865214

Go to: We Are Atheism Campaign

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I think as humans given our brain structure and stereo view of the world, it is easy for people to feel like there is something more than ourselves, To come to the realization that there isn't by excepting scientific research and empirical evidence can be a pretty hard thing for most to do.

Atheism is not a religion, but it can be a subject that brings people of a like minds together with common interests and goals.

Something as big as giving up the religion that you were inundated with as a child and reasons why you have serious doubts about all things supernatural is something to share with others.

How you do we do this while having fun and not look like a religion?

I think I'm answering my own question.

Tue, 23 Aug 2011 02:04:15 UTC | #863310

Go to: Christianity: a faith for the simple

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I believe that Intelligence and gullibility are mutually exclusive. My father was one of the most intelligent people I ever knew with a tested IQ in the 160's but he was also one of the most gullible, believing in faith healing, reincarnation, the power of crystals etc. and spent tens of thousands of dollars on many different "miraculous" cures believing in them at first and then ultimately rejecting them when they did not work. He would then start looking for the next one. It always amazed me that he could hang on to beliefs that would often contradict each other. There must be a gullible gene at play.

Tue, 01 Feb 2011 15:21:30 UTC | #586672

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