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Chris Anderson

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Saw this on my Facebook news feed and just had to share this bit of ridiculousness with the good people of this community. Enjoy XD
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Well, fuck you, Jesus, you weren't invited!
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Sam Polter

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Wow, he says its about 450 feet long so that is about 522 rail carts then calculates how long that is...
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TIL - 522 rail carts are 450 feet long or 8 miles long. yeah.
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Tam McDonnagh

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Most people on the planet adhere to a different ideology. The attempt to impose uniformity through violence must end.

"Mr Brown drew specific attention to murder of bloggers in Bangladesh, the arrest and lashing of Raif Badawi and others in Saudi Arabia and the imprisonment of freethinkers in Egypt.

Mr Brown challenged Saudi Arabia, which has a seat on the Human Rights Council, over its "fear of atheism and freethought".
"Saudi Arabia has equated atheism with terrorism, but it isn't atheist jihadis who are terrorising the world", he said."
Secular human rights organisations have called on the United Nations Human Rights Council to promote "genuine respect for freedom of religion and belief and freedom of expression".
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+Tony Tasmaly BS!

Theists are cowards and bullies who harm others because theists cannot "justify" their idiotic beliefs any other way.
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PoliticusUSA

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Republicans Crushed In Oklahoma As Supreme Court Rules 10 Commandments Monument Must Come Down

In a decisive 7-2 ruling, the Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled that the Ten Commandments Monument erected at the State Capitol must be removed. The monument was a gift from Republican State Representative Mike Ritze. However, plaintiffs argued that the monument’s placement at the Capitol involved the use of public property for the benefit of a specific religion. They argued, and the court agreed, that the Oklahoma Constitution clearly prohibits such a display promoting one religion over others.
In a 7-2 ruling, the Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled that the Ten Commandments Monument erected at the State Capitol must be removed.
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I'm sad. I mean how cool would it have been to see everyone's faces when the statue of Baphomet went up!!
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Ayden Koyanagi

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SUCK IT CHRISTIANS! ACCEPT THE FACT!
 
Note to Christians:

IF the bible is the word of god, you HAVE to accept this.

No ifs or buts,... it's god's Will
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+Christopher Norulak

http://www.gotquestions.org/civil-disobedience.html

Submission insofar as the government doesn't show itself to be explicitly opposed to God. 
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Steve Hardie

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Note to Christians:

IF the bible is the word of god, you HAVE to accept this.

No ifs or buts,... it's god's Will
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+jaf faj Well, it is basically saying there should be no separation of church and state...which is bad.

Even most of the religious nut jobs that get elected into an office don't want that. So it is a verse that most every one doesn't want to bring up. I actually haven't even thought of this one till I saw this meme...it is probably the one verse even atheists don't want to examine because who knows what sort of hornets nest it might wake up if Christians actually learned of its existence. 

Though really it could go either way...if government says no to religious legislation...all Christians should take that as God's word. At the same time, the Christians could say that the government has to do what the religion says because the church is God's presence on Earth. 
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Nostalgic Artist

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Bible Humor:

Deuteronomy 22:23-24

"23 If a man happens to meet in a town a virgin pledged to be married and he sleeps with her, 24 you shall take both of them to the gate of that town and stone them to death—the young woman because she was in a town and did not scream for help, and the man because he violated another man’s wife. You must purge the evil from among you."

Numbers 23:22

"God brought them out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn."

Malachi 2:3

"Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces, even the dung of your solemn feasts; and one shall take you away with it."

How to cure leprosy, hehe.

Leviticus 14:6-7

"As for the living bird, he shall take it , and the cedar wood, and the scarlet, and the hyssop, and shall dip them and the living bird in the blood of the bird that was killed over the running water: And he shall sprinkle upon him that is to be cleansed from the leprosy seven times, and shall pronounce him clean, and shall let the living bird loose into the open field."

Numbers 22:9

"And God came unto Balaam, and said, What men are these with thee?"

I made everything, and I know all, but who the fuck are they?

Psalm 137:9

“Happy is he who repays you for what you have done to us – he who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks.”

Isaiah 45:7

I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil; I the Lord do all these things.


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+Ded Jezter Wow. That's just incredible.
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Pimpmunkx

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Who is killing religion
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Andrew Seymour

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Needless to say, this guy needs to go!

Here is where you should send things...

Alabama Administrative Office of Courts
Winthrop E. Johnson, Director, Legal Division
300 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
Phone: (334) 954-5052
Email: win.johnson@alacourt.gov

http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2015/06/roy_moores_lawyer_to_gov_bentl.html
In harsh words and a lecturing tone, a lawyer who works for Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore has written a letter seemingly directed at Gov. Robert Bentley rebuking him for saying Alabama will obey the U.S. Supreme Court...
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Guys like this need to have 'separation between church & state' tattooed on their forehead in reverse writing so they see it whenever they look in the mirror
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Kenneth Baumann

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US residents: Hold your nose and watch Fox News tonight?

Excerpted from an email from the FFRF Chicago chapter:

FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor will be appearing on the Sean Hannity Show on Fox News tonight at 9:00 PM central time.

She will be discussing the Oklahoma State Supreme Court ruling to remove the Ten Commandments from the State Capitol grounds, and will also address the claims of some Christians that their beliefs are "under attack."

Also appearing in the segment will be Priest Jonathan Morris, Catholic League President Bill Donohue and host Sean Hannity. 
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I can't stand Donohue!!
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Tam McDonnagh

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A little knowledge, coupled with arrogance and in-group conformity, is a detrimental thing.

"Some figures show the impact of religion: compared to the 31.4% who approved of transgenesis overall, just 23.3% of Orthodox Christians did so. The situation is reversed for cisgenesis with 57.1% approving overall, but Greek Orthodox Christians now more supportive with 60.9% approving. It is now Muslims who are substantially less supportive with only 40.6% approving."
Whether commanding the attention of rock star Neil Young or apparently being supported by the former head of Greenpeace, genetically modified food is almost always in the news – and often in a negative light.
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problem with GM foods is the increased use of herbicides and pesticides. The whole idea of GMO's was applied to make crops resistent to toxins manufactured by companies such as Monsanto, who incidentally also make the cancer causing shit that will end up in your intestines. No matter how great it sounds in theory, practically herbicide use has tripled since the introduction of GMOs as opposed to the false promise that it will reduce the use of weed and bug killers. A lot of countries banning GMOs are not exactly considered very religious such as China, Russia and Hungary. Opposition to GMOs is not based on religious superstition but reflects, if anything common sense. Sustainability vs. the corporate hack job for short term profit is the dichotomy here. Not faith based BS vs a rational application of beautiful scientific achievements, as the GMO shills would like to have you believe. To buy the Monsanto/Beyer propaganda hook, line, and sinker isn't all that different from believing in, say the Bible or the Koran.
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Ben C. O. Grimm

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Today in seminal art:
~ Pope portrait made out of 1,700 condoms scandalises art-loving Catholics ~ [Telegraph] :: A portrait of Pope Benedict XVI made from 17,000 multicoloured condoms has caused stirrings amid the Catholic community after it was added to the permanent collection of a prominent US art museum. The Milwaukee Art Museum said that it had received about 200 complaints about Niki Johnson's artwork Eggs Benedict, but around an equal number in its support.  :: #atheism
Eggs Benedict, a $25,000 artwork made from multicoloured condoms, has split the Milwaukee community
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If that was of muhammed there would be protests and attempts at suicide bombings.
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Eric Rios

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Interesting article about "Jesus", and what some people don't know, or think they know, about him. What those devoted believers think they "know" about their bible and it's main character shows their flawed thinking, time and time again.
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Poised Atheist

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Exodus Chapter 4 brings us a bunch of scientifically impossible events as well as a section on the foreskin.  It's not biblical if there's no mention of foreskin.  :-)

https://thepoisedatheist.wordpress.com/2015/07/01/exodus-chapter-4-signs-for-moses/
The story of Moses leading his people out of Egypt continues in Exodus 4.  The chapter begins with Moses questioning God on what to do if the people don’t believe him.  God then turns Mosess staff ...
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Given your god is obsessed with removing foreskin...something he created...then yes, that's an argument illustrating the silliness of the biblical god.
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Joe Minutillo

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"Freedom of Religion", translation - Freedom of discrimination. These peoples' idiologies have been dragged kicking and screaming into the year 2015. Guess we have to wait for them to die out and hope they didn't train their kids to be just like them....

For some officials, faith overrules same-sex marriage ruling
http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/30/us/same-sex-marriage-supreme-court-ruling-holdouts/index.html
The Hood County, Texas, clerk isn't going to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, she said Tuesday, because she has rights.
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Of course you should be free to discriminate. Otherwise how could you claim you are free?

+Andrew DeFaria - Absolutely.

Yes - but you should not be able to allow your personal decisions to compromise your job in a public office.

+Peter Cooper - Absolutely.

Those are not contradictory positions. No one forced me to get a job with the state (although it could be argued plenty drove me away from that disaster). I can choose to work with a group that can't discriminate without reasonable cause. I can choose to work for myself. If I choose the latter, I should be able to choose to refuse to serve anyone for any reason. That is the same choice enjoyed by customers. Free market, baby.

The problem is too many people are hypocrites on the matter of forcing people to act a certain way by force of law. It is freedom when others are forced to act like them. It is oppression when forced to act like others.
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Kerunie

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Is it wrong for me to listen to a song that's religious even though I'm Athiest. I think this may be a dumb question cause you know athiest don't have a code or anything to follow. 
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I like 'oh happy day' Hawkins singers, plain chant and Beethoven's ninth.
Still doesn't change my viewpoint
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Richard Taylor

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We're forever talking about the difficulties of debating with theists.
The ideas that we try to convey can be so complex; some best described in math; that it become an almost impossible task to get your point across.

An archive of press releases, status reports, interviews, biographies, and other materials and guidelines for the media and the public.
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+David Yonge-Mallo the problem is that I don't. I'm not really bothered about what religious people like to believe.
But they do tend to congregate on scientific forums and it's hard not to get 'sucked in'.
Ironically, I was having an interesting discussion with a Christian about Prigogine's work trying to reconcile evolution with the second law of thermodynamics. When a whole bunch jumped in. I think they achieved more in alienating him than I ever could. :)
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Edward Treu

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It works... bitches! Lol
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