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"New atheism is the way to go. This is no time to make up to the religious. Religions are a menace! This was the point of the new atheism. Religion is a menace, and a danger to society, and a subversion of reason." ~ Eric MacDonald
Apparently, Sir David Attenborough is going to tell Kirsty Young that there is no inconsistency between evolution and belief in God. He may, perhaps, already have done so, since there is often a ti......
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"Indeed, when the courage to exclaim openly one's confirmation of mere reality leads to palpable prejudice -- rather than to stay hidden in the shadows of ancient dogma for societal acceptance, then one thing becomes abundantly clear: faith needs more criticism and scrutiny, not less." ~FJR
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“It was not the absence of ‘God’ in my life that led me to atheism, but too much understanding of ‘God’ that caused me to reject theism. In fact, there is nothing new or unusual about doubting the existence of gods, as mankind has invented, worshiped, doubted, and then destroyed thousands of gods long before mankind imagined and created the Judeo-Christian god.” —FJR
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“It was not the absence of ‘God’ in my life that led me to atheism, but too much understanding of ‘God’ that caused me to reject theism. In fact, there is nothing new or unusual about doubting the existence of gods, as mankind has invented, worshiped, doubted, and then destroyed thousands of gods long before we imagined and created the Judeo-Christian god.” —FJR
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As a skeptic and therefore an atheist, it's not nor has it ever been about your "right to believe;" rather, it's whether what you chose to believe is empirically true.
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"Disputation is the cornerstone to untrammeled free inquiry, discovery, and knowledge. Every idea, every thought, and every claim should be vigorously debated—distilling fact from fantasy, error from accuracy. In fact, the enlightened knowledge of modernity we possess today about the non-subjective world, came precisely in the opposition of the teeth of dogmatic and obdurate priests and monarchs of antiquity." —Frank J. Ranelli
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"A man is truly unwise when he enters willingly the irrational realm of female companionship, whether it is for consortium or congress. Admittedly, while no rational, learned person could ever believe the biblical account in Genesis chronicling the ostensible "fall of man" is true; however, any extended relationship with a woman easily justifies why ancient, male authors blamed the fictional Eve for all of the suffering in the world. In fact, a man need not be religious, fear a wrathful god or believe Satan is real in order to know evil; one only needs to be in the intimate company of woman for any length of time." ~Frank J. Ranelli
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“Faith is a cognitive sickness and should be given no countenance in the classroom. I believe our role as educators should be to teach students not just factual data, but the importance of critically examining beliefs by exposing them to facts, and then revising cherished notions when confronted with reliable but discomforting evidence.” — Professor Peter Boghossian, Portland State University
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When I speak of being “purple,” it is in the epictetian sense; I therefore speak of untrammeled liberty to pursue the entire spectrum of vicissitudes within our brief, fleeting moment of immortality, a human lifetime. I speak of a life's goal to realize a full and fulfilling existence, one that immerses the mind and body in creativity, joy, sexual exploration, and of the arts. A life that embraces critical inquiry over unquestioned dogma, contemplates with exuberance new discoveries in the sciences, and the maximization of individual autonomy imbued with all the hues of life’s teeming and vibrant prism. —Frank J. Ranelli
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Mr. Ranelli is a judicious, erudite, barbed, irreverent, nerdy, wonky, fierce scribe and debater with a blunderbuss for a pen…an iconoclastic, exegetical, provocative, irreverent contrarian and polemicist.
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    Polemicist, 2004 - present
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Independent scholar and essayist, a master of bon mots, a bon vivant and automotive aficionado.
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Frank J. Ranelli is an Independent scholar of comparative religious studies, author, and column essayist. His erudite and iconoclastic style of provocative writing has been extensively published—and debated widely, in a variety of news outlets, publications and across the Internet. These include The Naples Daily News, The Online Journal, Information Clearing House, Alternet, The Smirking Chimp, OpEdNews, and the former progressive journal of thought, Wicked Philosophy.

Mr. Ranelli currently lives in beautiful, picturesque, old-town Dublin, Ohio. As a physicalist with a worldview grounded in naturalism, he embraces critical thought over unquestioned dogma, reasoned contemplation over dutiful ignorance, eschews fatuous notions of gods or goblins, angels or demons, heaven or hell, an incorporeal or immaterial soul -- or a '"ghost in the machine," free will or 'original sin,' and the scientific method of inquiry and discovery.

When Mr. Ranelli is not writing or eviscerating theists’ feeble arguments for the existence of a god, he finds time to pen poetry, lift weights, hike, play his drums, dabble in black and white photography, read nonfiction, study philosophy and psychology, cook, enjoys fine erotic art in all its forms, loves vintage automobiles with a penchant for classic and modern muscle cars, and a special proclivity for all Corvettes and, most of all, spends time with his beautiful wife, Susan.

Finally, when asked to describe himself in one sentence, Mr. Ranelli said, “I navigate the avenues of life best when I traffic in words.”
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“It is the skillful quill of the pointed pen, and not the might of the blunted sword, that can quell even the most ardent of insurrections of inequities.”
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