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Joseph Lewis's Blockbuster: The Ten Commandments
Mark Twain's Hilarious Satire: Letters From the Earth
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We insist on the right to insist on truthfulness in all discussions.

Positive Atheism is for atheists. Here we learn of the joys and hardships of being truthful about our own religion. We study our heritage as unbelievers, often finding that atheism is no big deal. Still, there exists a class of meddlers who seem unwilling to resist any opportunity to "tell those atheists a thing or two!"

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If you think you have a truly original argument to present to us, we will do our best to give it a fair look. Who knows? Everyone might learn something!

By the way, we've heard the rot they feed you in those "Refuting Atheists" videos shown at seminars with names like "Headlong Discipleship: Hook, Line, and Surrender," staged in venues such as The Tambourine Bangin' Fundamentalist Revival Temple.

Some of that stuff we've seen time and time again, actually, hundreds, or even thousands of times. "Apologetics" books and videos are spun with an eye toward keeping you from wandering astray from the fold; your leaders know better than to think any of it would affect a thinking atheist. The handful of us who do convert to theism do so as the result of an emotional fluctuation of some sort, not because of the cribbed arrogance sent to this forum and others like it.

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I have something to say to the religionist who feels atheists never say anything positive:

     You are an intelligent human being. Your life is valuable for its own sake. You are not second-class in the universe, deriving meaning and purpose from some other mind. You are not inherently evil--you are inherently human, possessing the positive rational potential to help make this a world of morality, peace and joy. Trust yourself.

     -Dan Barker, from his book, Losing Faith in Faith

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God is a Fraud!

 

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STOP the takeover of the educational and community radio bandwidths by the essentially commercial (read: "greedy") Fundamentalist and Evangelical Christian organizations!
The Evangelical Christians are the only organized religious groups actively usurping what was once strictly for the people, hijacking it unto their own profit-making needs greeds.

 
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