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Ousmane Diop

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The atheist god
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+Ousmane Diop Um... you might want to check your dictionary. Look up "atheist" and read what it says.

Then read it again.

Then stop, understand it, then read it one last time.

Done? Good! Quick quiz: How many gods do atheists worship?
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Pamela Indo

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LOSING THEIR RELIGION: THE HIDDEN CRISES OF FAITH AMONG BRITAIN'S YOUNG MUSLIMS

Imtiaz Shams of Faith to Faithless: ‘At 20, I actually thought I was the only Muslim atheist in the world. I didn’t know you could leave. There’s not a concept of it.’

Nasreen: ‘I’ve had bouts of clinical depression. The thing is, Islam teaches you to grow up with a lack of identity. Without the collective, you’re lost.’

Sulaiman Vali: ‘This idea of belief… You can’t make yourself believe what you don’t believe.’ 

One of those was 22-year-old Irtaza Hussain, originally from Pakistan, who hanged himself in September 2013. He had written on the CEMB forum: “I hate how I am completely alienated from society and will never find a way to fit in.”
Ex-Muslims who dare to speak out are often cut off by their families and fear for their lives. A brave few tell us their stories
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CollegeTalkTV

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Josh Duggar of 19 kids and counting has been exposed for molesting multiple girls when he was between the ages of 14-16. The tv show 19 kids and counting has been cancelled.
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cecilia FXX
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The main and first reason I rejected catholicism is because I FELT that I was hated, disrespected and minimized 

I also felt I was being handed bullshit (intellectually insulted). But i really hated being treated like a second class person

Society will really be free when girls and women are completely FREE to think and be themselves 
In 1993, women comprised 16 percent of atheists and agnostics. Today that number is closer to 50 percent
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+Dusten Barker don't care to. Exit Christianity and enter Islam
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Dat Kraz Bastid

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+Ousmane Diop Which proposition might that be? My observations that not reading Arabic prohibits me from being able to quote from the Quran, as you suggested? Or are you referring to the OP?

While I do sincerely appreciate your concern for my cardiac health, I will decline your recommendation for taking a walk and invite you to begin employing some rational thought. I certainly have no difficulty with you disagreeing with the OP -- if that is indeed your objection -- but I did invite you to correct us. You declined.

There is much that could be inferred from this -- you don't know, you don't care, it's a valid point, there are no passages in the Quran in support of women's rights, et cetera -- but I find inference less compelling than discussion.

But, as you say. Why waste your time? Clearly, checking in and "contributing" to conversations between atheists in an atheist community is not wasting your time.

Perhaps you merely seek converts?
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inner locus

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Will Atheist always have part of their religion's oppression with them all of their lives? 
 
Escape the Bonds of Religious Beliefs 
A bond is an instrument of indebtedness of the bond issuer (religion) to the holders (people) of belief in that bond. 
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It depends on what sort of environment they grew up in.  A child of two atheists may be angered on behalf of those victimized by the activities of various religious groups, but I wouldn't expect them to have the same built-in level of distrust as someone who was raised in a strongly evangelical, judgmental, and/or willfully ignorant social group; that feeling of betrayal, of being lied to by the people you're supposed to trust can take a while just to learn how to live with, to say nothing of moving past it.
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Pamela Indo

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HINDU SWAMIS EXPOSED! - PART - 3

What OSHO's PA mentioned about him in her book:
http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/foot-soldier/bhagwan-rajneesh-not-a-nice-man-to-know/
 
HINDU SWAMIS EXPOSED! - PART - 3

Sex, Drugs, Lies & OSHO

Believe It or Not, It’s The ‘Guru’  Rajneesh aka OSHO. This one was a mash up (yes, he is dead too) and had quiet an international reputation. Popularly known as Osho since 1989, he was a break from the mainstream conventional hoodoo swamis.

Coming to the point, this singular swami was actually known as the ‘SEX GURU’ and was quiet a news maker owing to his provocative lectures in his ashrams. And you thought swamis are conservative huh?

Initially, in his Pune Ashram (which is flourishing like never before) some groups were allowed intimated relationship between the participants’. Osho argued, unlike other religious advocaters that psychological repression leads to suppression of significant feeling that later raises their ugly heads in some other guise (like rape); he added that sexual repression results in societies becoming obsessed with sex. Osho’s ideas on sex, marriage, family and relationships contradicted traditional views, arousing anger and opposition around the world.

Though being a candid supporter of homosexuality at the beginning, he later retracted this views and said “homosexuals…. were perverted, created the disease AIDS.” And just when you thought you were beginning to like this sex-swami. Alas!
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Pamela Indo

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GENOCIDE OF WOMEN IN HINDUISM
 
GENOCIDE OF WOMEN IN HINDUISM

A great book written by Sita Agarwal on Oppression, Sati, Dowry, Female Infanticide and all other Social Suppression of women in India.

The author dedicated this book to her Late Younger Sister, who was Murdered as a result of a Dowry related incident.

Impressive Writing, Highly Recommended.
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inner locus

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Most complete skeleton of ancient relative of man found
The real story below.
Most complete skeleton of ancient relative of man found
Telegraph UK ^ | Thursday, July 13, 2012 | AFP 
Posted on 7/13/2012, 7:18:56 PM by SunkenCiv

The remains of a juvenile hominid skeleton, of the newly identified Australopithecus (southern ape) sediba species, are the "most complete early human ancestor skeleton ever discovered," according to Lee Berger, a paleontologist from the University of Witwatersrand.

"We have discovered parts of a jaw and critical aspects of the body including what appear to be a complete femur (thigh bone), ribs, vertebrae and other important limb elements, some never before seen in such completeness in the human fossil record," said Prof Berger.

The latest discovery was made in a one-metre-wide rock that lay unnoticed for years in a laboratory until a technician incidentally saw a tooth sticking out of the black stone last month.

It was then scanned to reveal significant parts of A. sediba, whose other parts were discovered in 2009 in the world-famous Cradle of Humankind north of Johannesburg.

It is not certain whether the species, which had long arms, a small brain and a thumb, was a direct ancestor of humans' genus, Homo, or simply a close relative.

"It appears that we now have some of the most critical and complete remains of the skeleton," said Berger.

Other team members were equally enthusiastic.

"It's like putting together the pieces of a puzzle," university laboratory manager Bonita De Klerk said.

The skeleton is thought to be around two million years old and would have been aged between nine and 13 years when the upright-walking tree climber died.

De Klerk said: "It was in packing this (stone) up in the vehicle to go and be scanned that one of our technicians actually noticed a tooth sticking out on the surface and he called Lee over and said, 'Oh, I think this is a hominid tooth', and he was right."
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cecilia FXX
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How unsurprising
A story has emerged about a time when Michelle Duggar allegedly pushed to have a gay crew member of 19 Kids and Counting (the reality show featuring the Duggars) fired.
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+keith mains Several. The more sons a woman bears, the more likely later born sons will be homosexual. The Duggars aren't sufficiently emotionally functional to cope well with that, unfortunately for the sons.
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Richard Taylor

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News from the fringe. Minor sects are just as toxic.
A schoolgirl who left the Jehovah’s Witnesses after learning of its alleged failure to protect vulnerable women has blasted the organisation in a powerful speech to her classmates.
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Tragic
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Susan Martin

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so apparently the gist of this is along the lines of: "I can see the enemy/sense the future/ put-your-supernatural-talent-of-choice-here as long as i have long hair. samson and delilah? what a load of hokum. but i do wonder, does it apply only to males? i've had long (very long) hair my whole life and no super powers! damn!
This information about hair has been hidden from the public since the Vietnam War. Our culture leads people to believe that hair style is a matter of ...
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People have the amazing ability to believe in pure horseshit, don't they?
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sendtoanthony

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Peter Boghossion has defined faith as pretending to know what you don't know. This man exemplifies that.
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Faith isn't waiting for miracles
To put things at there right placew or getting jobs done for u

FAITH
R prayers which enables to reach to those lives which u might not be able to see or meet in person.

My prayers r with all those 300 girls
Who r been kidnapped by
Boko Harum
(Libea)

My they have health n courage to fight against the injustice
N cruelty done with them.



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Ben C. O. Grimm

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Ben C. O. Grimm originally shared to Atheism:
 
~  Catholic Church Faces Murky Future After Same-Sex Marriage Vote in Ireland ~ [New York Times] :: The morning after Ireland learned it had become the first nation to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote, Diarmuid Martin, the archbishop of Dublin, looked out at the future of the Roman Catholic Church. It could be found at St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral here, in downtown Dublin, as two rows of children awaited confirmation before him in the lofty, column-lined church. “Boys and girls, I made my confirmation 60 years ago,” he told them, adding, “Your world is different from mine.” Not far away, the streets were quiet after a long night of celebrating. Revelers filled the bars, beeped horns, waved rainbow flags and drank Guinness after the result was announced on Saturday. The size of the victory energized supporters, with the referendum affirmed by 62 percent of the electorate and passed in all but one of Ireland’s 43 districts. :: #atheism
The campaign by activist groups seemed as much about putting behind a past entrenched in theocracy and tradition as it was about marriage for gays.
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+David Lettinga ""Pope is for homosexual rights""

Really? He said "who am I to judge?" and then he turned around and judged: 

"Pope Francis also allegedly said he did not appreciate the manner in which France had tried to put pressure on the Vatican by nominating a man – 55-year-old Laurent Stéfanini – who French officials knew would be controversial given the church’s views on homosexuality. The Vatican declined to comment to the Guardian about the veracity of the report or whether a meeting took place."

Since "allegedly" is a standard media litigation-avoidance-device, I think we can ignore it.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/22/pope-gay-french-diplomat-paper-claim-reject-ambassador

It's the standard love the "sinner" hate the "sin" tripe. Acting on urges that harm nobody are part of the person.

Why should others deny themselves on the say so of some supposed-celibate surrounded by others who weren't interested in marrying adult women?
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Richard Taylor

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+John Spade nearly every American I've met have been sensible, level headed people.
Where do all these tin foil hats come from?
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Adora Windsor

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Well there goes 'the philosophy of peace' theory.
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Tam McDonnagh

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This might explain why theists sound like parrots to so many of us.

http://phys.org/news/2015-05-alike-conversation.html
As social creatures, we tend to mimic each other's posture, laughter, and other behaviors, including how we speak. Now a new study shows that people with similar views tend to more closely mirror, or align, each other's speech patterns. In addition, people who are better at compromising align more closely.
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+Jason Bakey-Webb Not to mention spelling. 
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Sean Davis

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The Duggars most certainly are hypocrites and Matt Walsh is most certainly a douchebag for defending them. The Duggars publicly condemn homosexuality as an abomination while covering up crimes which the Bible clearly defines also as abomination in the very same chapter (Leviticus 18). As a matter of fact, the crimes the Duggars covered up are listed FIRST and they are listed a full 16 verses before homosexuality is called an abomination. Furthermore, I don’t know of a single specific condemnation of homosexuality attributed directly to Jesus, but he most certainly had something to say about those who harm children. Something about it being better for them to hang a millstone about their neck and to be drowned in the sea. But hey, let’s all be forgiving and understanding of the incestuous child molester because he believes in Jesus, while still condemning those 'nasty' homosexuals and their consensual acts .

Nope, no hypocrisy here.
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The fact that the police investigating the crime destroyed the records of it at the request of the district judge says a lot about the hold that religion has on large parts of the country.
Anyone thinking that an atheist in the same situation would have gotten the judicial assistance from a judge in Arkansas that a person who is believer in Christ that actively and publicly speaks out against homosexuals received is delusional.
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Ian Marshall

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So I've explained in the video with verses from the Qur'an itself and the bible that Islam false.  Also I explain that what is called Islam today was not what was intended by the Qur'an.
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Thanks +Ian Marshall
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