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Gods don't kill people;
people with gods kill people!
Faith does not give you the answers;
it just stops you asking the questions.
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"Eternal suffering awaits anyone who questions God's infinite love" - Bill Hicks
"I believe it’s a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the word of the living God.
And that’s what we need to do — to amend the Constitution so it’s in God’s standards rather than try to change
God’s standards so it lines up with some contemporary view.
There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell.
There is only our natural world.
Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds.
"Religion, a mediaeval form of unreason, when combined with modern
weaponry becomes a real threat to our freedoms. This religious
totalitarianism has caused a deadly mutation in the heart of Islam and
we see the tragic consequences in Paris today. I stand with Charlie
Hebdo, as we all must, to defend the art of satire, which has always
been a force for liberty and against tyranny, dishonesty and stupidity.
'Respect for religion' has become a code phrase meaning 'fear of
religion.' Religions, like all other ideas, deserve criticism, satire,
and, yes, our fearless disrespect."
- Salman Rushdie
Not everybody agrees, such as that kindly fellow the pope:
"There are so many people who speak badly about religions or other religions, who make fun of them, who make a game
out of the religions of others. They are provocateurs. And what happens to them is what would happen to [someone]
if he says a curse word against my mother. There is a limit."
See what "The Way of the Mister" says about this, in Recent videos: (below).
Francis’ new clothes: Why his progressive image is white smoke and mirrors
Saudi blogger sentenced to flogging with 1000 lashes, 10 years in prison
lawmakers demand release of Saudi blogger condemned to flogging
Saudi Arabia rejects rights criticism after flogging of blogger
Announcing the Recovering from Religion Hotline Project:
1-84-I-Doubt-It (1 844 368-2848)
Muslim militants assassinate American atheist in Bangladesh
Poll: 57% Of GOPers Support Making Christianity The National Religion
Do Racism, Conservatism, and Low I.Q. Go Hand in Hand?
Leading scientists: Children should be protected from religion
12 Worst Ideas Religion Has
Unleashed on the World
unleashes humanity’s most violent impulses
The Koran Does Not Forbid Images
of the Prophet
We are all Charlie Hebdo – and this is an attack on our rights
Sentenced to death for a Facebook post
2/27/15 Update: The Iranian Embassy has announced that Soheil no longer faces a death sentence and that his count of indictment has been changed.
Religion’s smart-people problem: The shaky intellectual foundations of absolute faith
We’re putting an end to religion: The exploding new American secularism
Ten Reasons Why Christianity Makes No Sense
How to Persuade a Christian to Become Atheist
The Bible: So Misunderstood It's a Sin
give religions more than $82.5 billion a year
The Way of the Mister: Fuck The Pope!
Introduction to Astronomy: Crash Course Astronomy #1
Idaho Christian sect
shuns doctors, children die
gather in Bible belt
Why More Millennials Are Becoming Atheists
GOP Prays to God for Health Care Defeat Oh Lord, come to our senators.
In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.
Richard Dawkins interviewed,
on the arrogance of religious believers
Richard Dawkins: Darwin and the case for 'militant atheism'
Sam Harris on Real Time with Bill Maher There is
no god, and Sam Harris is his prophet.
New Study Links Religion to Immoral Behavior
Andy Thomson: Why We Believe in Gods
Dan Barker vs. Bill Donahue
Secular Coalition for America - Religious tests in politics
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The Skeptics' “HOWL” (Warning: some coarse language)
The Totally Awesome Adventures of God and Satan
Mrs. Betty Bowers: Less is Mormon!
Atheist Video Pulled by YouTube
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Betty Bowers (America's Best Christian) on prayer
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An Atheist Holiday by Patty Fisher
- on SVCor, the Humanists, and ASV
29% of Americans say religion ‘out of date’
The Angry Evolutionist by Richard Dawkins
Atheists in office: Déjà vu all over again by Herb Silverman
Geography of No Religion 40% - 114 million people - claim no religious affiliation
New Study Links Religion to Immoral Behavior
Is Belief in God Hurting America?
Prosperity is highest in societies where religion is practiced least
New study of the brain shows that facts and beliefs are processed in exactly the same way
Godless advertise their goodness in Chicago
Homeless Held Hostage by Catholic Church in D.C. Fight for Gay Marriage
Is This Your Brain On God?
The Blair Witch Project: Former Prime Minister Warns of Atheists Among Us!!
FFRF had banners on SF Muni buses!
Man vs. God: Richard Dawkins vs. Karen Armstrong
CFI Profiles of the Godless:
Results from a Survey of the Nonreligious
Interview with Richard Carrier:
The Future of Christianity and Religion
Catholic League president: Atheists ‘out there to get us’
Ireland's new blasphemy law labeled return to Middle Ages
W. invaded Iraq to thwart Gog & Magog,
biblical satanic agents of the Apocalypse
FFRF asks Tracy to drop religion from invocations
God and Science Don't Mix by Lawrence Krauss
Born believers: How your brain creates God
Nonbelievers in America by Ronald Aronson
Non-religious on the Rise in all Regions of the Country
Most religious groups in USA have lost ground, survey finds
Research Finds that Atheists are Most Despised, Most Distrusted
American Humanist Association ads use Obama as atheist role-model
Bus Ads in Iowa for Atheists Stir up Free Speech Debate
Ads for Atheism Appear on Manhattan Buses:
"You don’t have to believe in God to be a moral and ethical person."
A British atheist group has a bus ad campaign:
The American Humanist Association also has bus ad campaign:
“Why believe in a god? Just be good for goodness' sake.”
Who wants a similar campaign here? Email Mark.
Islamic Theologian: It's Likely
the Prophet Muhammad Never Existed
“With respect to public acknowledgment of religious belief, it is entirely clear from our nation's historical
practices that the Establishment Clause permits this disregard of polytheists and believers in unconcerned
deities, just as it permits the disregard of devout atheists.”
- Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia,
“...ideological rejection of God and an atheism of indifference, oblivious to the Creator and at risk of becoming equally
oblivious to human values, constitute some of the chief obstacles to development today. A humanism which excludes
God is an inhuman humanism.”
- Pope Benedict XVI, in his encyclical "Caritas in Veritate" (Charity in Truth)
“We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus, and nonbelievers.”
- President Barack Obama,
in his Inaugural Address
“Democracy demands that the religiously motivated translate their concerns into universal, rather than
religion-specific, values. It requires that their proposals be subject to argument, and amenable to reason.
I may be opposed to abortion for religious reasons, but if I seek to pass a law banning the practice, I cannot
simply point to the teachings of my church or evoke God's will. I have to explain why abortion violates some
principle that is accessible to people of all faiths, including those with no faith at all.”
- Sen. Barack Obama, 6/28/06
“The separation of church and state is critical and has caused our democracy and religious practices to thrive.”
- Sen. Barack Obama, Barack Obama on Faith
Christianity: The belief that a cosmic Jewish zombie who was his own father can make you live forever if you
symbolically eat his flesh and telepathically tell him you accept him as your master, so he can remove an evil
force from your soul that is present in humanity because a rib-woman was convinced by a talking snake to eat
from a magical tree. — unknown
"Imagine a world in which generations of human beings come to believe that certain films were made by
God or that specific software was coded by him. Imagine a future in which millions of our descendants
murder each other over rival interpretations of Star Wars or Windows 98. Could anything — anything —
be more ridiculous? And yet, this would be no more ridiculous than the world we are living in."
— Sam Harris, The End of Faith
"Religion is the process of unconscious wish fulfillment, where, for certain people, if the process
did not take place it would put them in self-danger of coming to mental harm, being unable to cope
with the idea of a godless, purposeless life."
— Sigmund Freud
Pope Benedict XVI stated in May, 2007 that the Church had not imposed itself on the indigenous peoples of the
Americas. He said that the natives had welcomed the arrival of European priests at the time
of the conquest as they were "silently longing" for Christianity. [Right, and rape victims "silently long" for rape.]
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In a 1999 poll, 48% of Americans said they would not consider voting for an atheist. Some dictionaries offer
an alternate definition of atheist as “wicked.” The Boy Scouts membership form says, “no member can grow into
the best kind of citizen without recognizing his obligation to God.”
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but we're sizable and growing. According to the American Religious Identification Survey, Americans who answered "none" when
asked to identify their religion numbered 29.4 million in 2001, more than double the 14.3 million in 1990.
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A recent Newsweek poll found that 26% of registered voters think that atheists are inherently immoral,
only 29% would vote for an atheist, and only 3% called themselves atheists.
A recent Pew Forum poll found that 67% of Americans believe the false idea that America was founded as a Christian nation.
Five evangelical Christian leaders signed the "Land Letter" to George W Bush in 2002 affirming a Christian theological basis to invade Iraq.
87% of all white evangelical Christians in the U.S. supported former President George W Bush's decision to go to war.
"We Americans have faith in ourselves, but not in ourselves alone. We do not know, we do not claim to know, all the ways of Providence,
yet we can trust in them, placing our confidence in the loving God, behind all of life and all of history. May he guide us now, and may
God continue to bless the United States of America."
- President George W Bush, State of the Union Address, 01/28/03
80% of white evangelical Christian voters voted for George W Bush in 2004.
Read Wayward Christian Soldiers about how Christians backed the Iraq war
A recent Gallup poll shows that 68% of Republicans still don't believe in the biological fact of evolution.
A Washington Post poll found that 80% of Katrina’s survivors said that the event strengthened their faith in
God. (With a god like that, who needs Satan?)
44% of Americans believe that Jesus will return to Earth sometime in the next fifty years.
In the recent
Gallup Millennium Survey of religious attitudes, 49% of Danes, 52% of Norwegians, and 55% of Swedes said God
did not matter to them. 64% of Czechs regarded God as not mattering at all. While 82% of Americans say God
is very important to them, less than 20% of Europeans make such statements. Source:
Utne Reader, 2004
Religion in Spain is mostly becoming tradition.
A 2004 ICM poll found that 98% of Nigerians claimed always to have
believed in God, while 90% of Indonesians said they would die for their God or religious beliefs.
A govt. study in Ireland found that 87% of the population believe in God. 19% said tragedies such as
the Asian tsunami, which killed 300,000 people, bolstered their belief.
In Kuwait, doubting the existence of God or Islam is punishable by law.
58% of Americans believe that it is necessary to believe in God to be moral. By contrast, only 13% of Europeans agree.
A recent world-wide
study shows that religion fosters bad behavior.
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