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George HW Bush, while not an overly favorite person of mine, he had his moments. So I have his funeral on now. Why ? I am fascinated by pomp and circumstance - though not always the circumstances....
Posted by By evergreen | 10 comments | Inthemiddleof, USA | Dec 5, 2018
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LINK Lost Cause for the Confederacy For those who think the civil war has ended think again
Posted by By JackPedigo | 9 comments | Lopez Island, Washington, USA | Dec 3, 2018
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LINK Humanists call for abolition of blasphemy law in proposed hate crime legislation - Scottish Legal News
Posted by By Douglas | 6 comments | Wellsburg, USA | Nov 29, 2018
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LINK Tucker vs. Bill Nye the Science Guy - YouTube
Posted by By paul1967 | 6 comments | Pacific Palisades, USA | Nov 28, 2018
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Should churches and clergy pay regular taxes? Why should the fireman teacher and nurse have to work to support the freeloading clergy? How is that a separation of church and state?
Posted by By MauiMike | 14 comments | NC, USA | Nov 21, 2018
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It's been my observation that when folks speak on religious freedoms they are not talking about the right to unencumbered worship in their private space but rather the freedom to come into the public ...
Posted by By MauiMike | 4 comments | NC, USA | Nov 21, 2018
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Are you a Centrist? Centrism is a political ideology based on reason and pragmatism considerate of short and long-term thinking - Centrism is not defined by compromise or moderation, it is ...
Posted by By balou | 22 comments | Houston, USA | Nov 14, 2018
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There is a problem far bigger than Trump in this country and it is the very reason he is Pres today. Can we PLEASE stop screaming about him and start screaming about stuff that will actually give us a...
Posted by By jniece | 17 comments | Siskiyou County, USA | Nov 12, 2018
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Fellow defenders of freedom, free speech. It is a sad moment for those values. The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled that defaming the Prophet Muhammad exceeds the permissible limits of ...
Posted by By Lucignolo | 7 comments | FL, USA | Nov 5, 2018
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POLL Blue Wave or Blue let down?
Posted by By paul1967 | 16 comments | Pacific Palisades, USA | Nov 5, 2018
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No matter who you decide to vote for in the mid-term elections, just VOTE! November 6th is THE BIG DAY if you didn't do early voting. 7am - 7pm! Don't know where to vote? Click here! ...
Posted by By SleeplessInTexas | 6 comments | TX, USA | Nov 4, 2018
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There are posts here about the recent shooting at the synagogue in pittsburgh. most people realize that this was a horrible event and that antisemitism itself is horrible, but i am alarmed to see ...
Posted by By genessa | 31 comments | A Twin City, USA | Nov 1, 2018
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If you support shutting down a site because it's members are allowed to promote anti-semitic views (Gab.com)... ... would you also support shutting down a site because it's members promote ...
Posted by By TheMiddleWay | 48 comments | CA, USA | Oct 30, 2018
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Interesting news out of Idaho regarding the gubernatorial race there. Any Idahoans want to comment? HuffPost: In Deep Red Idaho, Voters Are Fanatic About Democrat Paulette Jordan. ...
Posted by By Condor5 | 9 comments | CA, USA | Oct 23, 2018
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Has your Atheism affected your patriotism?
Posted by By JazznBlues | 82 comments | MN, USA | Oct 23, 2018
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Is the world becoming more atheist?
Posted by By jonnylou | 58 comments | UK | Oct 21, 2018
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I've finally given some responses to the people who responded to my not thought out post about homeless people being lazy and/or stupid. I apologize for such a shallow question. It stemmed from ...
Posted by By marlayne | 23 comments | CA, USA | Oct 19, 2018
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LINK Men and Christians experience higher amounts of discrimination than other groups, Trump voters claim – ThinkProgress
Posted by By HippieChick58 | 39 comments | Omaha, USA | Oct 18, 2018
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The legal drinking age
Posted by By Shelton | 42 comments | OH, USA | Oct 18, 2018
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Suppose that what the Ukranian geneticist,Theodocius Dhubzansky, said is true: Any book on philosophy or religion written before 1859, the year of Darwin's Origins, is worthless. How would that ...
Posted by By Aristopus | 5 comments | FL, USA | Oct 16, 2018
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This lengthy article should alarm every agnostic/atheist! Texas School textbook review board sets the standard that the majority of school boards around the nation end up adopting. This is nothing ...
Posted by By MikeInBatonRouge | 11 comments | Baton Rouge, USA | Oct 16, 2018
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Why are humans so slow to learn? Over 2000 years later, Plato’s philosophy is increasingly applicable to what we must learn today. His writings are based on justice, politics and political ...
Posted by By josephr | 35 comments | Victoria, Canada | Oct 11, 2018
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Is there such a thing as an agnostic, or atheist conservative/Republican? Can't say I've ever spoke with or met one.
Posted by By Ron_R | 17 comments | VA, USA | Oct 6, 2018
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Atheist political party
Posted by By Davekp | 41 comments | Canada | Oct 5, 2018
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I keep seeing people posting about the allegations of sexual assault against Bill Clinton and how Democrats turn their head when it's one of their own. (This is coming from people who either believe ...
Posted by By Duke | 43 comments | CO, USA | Sep 30, 2018
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Road to theocracy
Posted by By DannyC137 | 35 comments | Chicago, USA | Sep 25, 2018
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LINK Be More. PBS.Right
Posted by By Akfishlady | 7 comments | Grays Harbor County, USA | Sep 22, 2018
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LINK We’re asking the wrong question about Medicare-for-all - The Washington Post
Posted by By HippieChick58 | 14 comments | Omaha, USA | Sep 22, 2018
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LINK Forget wedding cakes. ADF now wants to keep transgender women out of homeless shelters. – ThinkProgress
Posted by By HippieChick58 | 13 comments | Omaha, USA | Sep 21, 2018
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Britian is having a terrible time with their Muslims. The Muslims want their own neighborhoods with Sharia law and are setting up groups to police the areas. Women not dressed in a burka are asked to ...
Posted by By Grecio | 11 comments | Fitzgerald, USA | Sep 20, 2018
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Are You a Voter? Or are you in the same mind set as being connected to a certain Religion likewise being political coincides with being affiliated with a certain belief that influences how you cast ...
Posted by By Nevermind345 | 27 comments | MD, USA | Sep 12, 2018
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This is a good piece and worth the read from The Atlantic The Supreme Court Is Headed Back to the 19th Century [theatlantic.com]
Posted by By KateZilla | 11 comments | TN, USA | Sep 9, 2018
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LINK The rise of post-truth liberalism -
Posted by By Matias | 15 comments | Germany | Sep 7, 2018
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POLL Questions for Democrats: Which Candidate is your top choice to run for President in 2020?
Posted by By balou | 72 comments | Houston, USA | Sep 6, 2018
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Is it time for us to be a political force? Be you Republican or Democrat, the one thing that unites all parts of the political spectrum on here (and its become less of a spectrum and more of a ...
Posted by By 273kelvin | 12 comments | Liverpool, UK | Sep 6, 2018
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LINK Climate change: local efforts won't be enough to undo Trump's inaction, study says | Environment | The Guardian
Posted by By zblaze | 11 comments | OR, USA | Sep 5, 2018
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If I started an anti-Republican, non-Democratic group on here, would you join? ;)
Posted by By LimitedLight | 35 comments | CO, USA | Aug 31, 2018
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I'm currently reading Winners Take All by Anand Giridharadas, and a fascinating question pops up early on in the book: What's the best way to enact change? By building something good, or by tearing ...
Posted by By ARToftheJ | 14 comments | CO, USA | Aug 28, 2018
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Troubles because of freethinking and views expression?
Posted by By Michael84 | 11 comments | UK | Aug 28, 2018
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LINK ‘No One Is Ever Really Ready’ Death with Dignity
Posted by By JackPedigo | 12 comments | Lopez Island, Washington, USA | Aug 28, 2018
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LINK CHURCH & STATE | The Kavanaugh Nomination: How Screwed Are We? - TheHumanist.com
Posted by By zblaze | 9 comments | OR, USA | Aug 27, 2018
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Has any Republican summed up Trump better than McCain did?
Posted by By Paul4747 | 24 comments | Adrian, USA | Aug 26, 2018
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I just found out John McCain has died. While I didn't agree with him politically, I never forgot the time that he defended Obama during his running against him. I feel very sad as I watch the news ...
Posted by By LilAtheistLady | 12 comments | Albuquerque, USA | Aug 25, 2018
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LINK Satanic Temple Protests Ten Commandments Monument With Goat-Headed Statue : NPR
Posted by By zblaze | 8 comments | OR, USA | Aug 25, 2018
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Understanding the impeachment process... It is important, as the convictions and guilty pleas continue, to understand the nature of an impeachment. Article I, Section 2, clause 5 of the ...
Posted by By SageDave | 6 comments | Middle Of Middle-America, USA | Aug 23, 2018
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Is religion the cause of all (or most) wars?
Posted by By raines | 44 comments | OR, USA | Aug 23, 2018
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I confess!!!!! Italians and Canadians please forgive me! I've just obtained the following information from Wikipedia: Although a form of whoopee cushion was known in ancient Rome,[1] the modern ...
Posted by By Hellbent | 6 comments | Port Adelaide, Australia | Aug 22, 2018
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I’ve been very involved in my local town hall. At this month’s meeting they started the tradition of adding saying the Pledge of Allegiance (fine) and a Christian prayer (not fine). When I voiced ...
Posted by By Bethany | 48 comments | MD, USA | Aug 22, 2018
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This morning I called the offices of my two Senators, Diane Feinstein and Kamala Harris, and my Representative, Alan Lowenthal. I asked the aide at each office who answered the phone to pass along the...
Posted by By mcgeo52 | 14 comments | CA, USA | Aug 22, 2018
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LINK Rejecting Progress in the Name of "Cultural Appropriation"
Posted by By Hellbent | 18 comments | Port Adelaide, Australia | Aug 22, 2018
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This is really disturbing. All parties involved should be dealt with. Microsoft has uncovered new hacking attempts by Russia targeting U.S. political groups ahead of the ...
Posted by By Shelton | 5 comments | OH, USA | Aug 21, 2018
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An article in today's Guardian discusses the Socialistic uprising that is pushing the Democratic Party to the left. It references a Gallop Poll that found (for 1st time) over 50% are losing their ...
Posted by By cava | 21 comments | FL, USA | Aug 19, 2018
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Anyone interested in helping this catch on? I once complained on the comment card in a hotel that leaving a Bible in our rooms is offensive. I wonder if anyone read it. I had been disturbed to ...
Posted by By empirical | 34 comments | OH, USA | Aug 17, 2018
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When will we see an Atheist US president? I wonder at the silliness that gets bandied around politics, but honestly wouldn't we want someone who takes responsibility and doesn't just ask for ...
Posted by By ThisGuy | 23 comments | IL, USA | Aug 16, 2018
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Politics and the US November Election
Posted by By TheAstroChuck | 5 comments | NY, USA | Aug 15, 2018
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According to a Gallup poll published Monday, a majority of Democrats no longer hold a positive view of capitalism, while nearly 60 percent of them feel good about socialism. More than 70 percent of ...
Posted by By Michael67 | 29 comments | In A Marina, USA | Aug 14, 2018
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As a non theist, what are your top 3 political issues you would like to see addressed in the upcoming election?
Posted by By Magician | 61 comments | FL, USA | Aug 13, 2018
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LINK THIS IS WORTH TAKING A FEW MINUTES--Call your senators today to delay Kavanaugh confirmation hearing - Freedom From Religion Foundation
Posted by By KingofHarts | 5 comments | Fairfield County, USA | Aug 13, 2018
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I found this to be a very educational read. Things they never covered in history class. And this helps in some ways to explain many of the issues we still have to deal with in the Southern States. ...
Posted by By Barnie2years | 4 comments | Lancaster, USA | Aug 13, 2018
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Does it irritate the crap out of anyone else when polling places are in a church? I have to go to Christ the King Lutheran church tomorrow.
Posted by By Marcie1974 | 55 comments | Mankato, USA | Aug 13, 2018
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LINK Jeff Sessions announces new religious liberty task force to combat “dangerous” secularism - Vox
Posted by By zblaze | 6 comments | OR, USA | Aug 9, 2018
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This is important. Here in the US, it's obvious that a resurgent religious right is causing problems. It's even worse now that we have in incompetent buffoon in the White House who panders ...
Posted by By TommyNIK | 11 comments | Canal Fulton, USA | Aug 9, 2018
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Where do your facts come from? How do you discuss politics if you can't trust sources?
Posted by By Jess2zz | 26 comments | FL, USA | Aug 8, 2018
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What right does the atty general have to take on a job of increasing christian values within our government and country?
Posted by By Marine | 18 comments | HARTFORD, USA | Aug 7, 2018
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In G-d we Trust I am a plaintiff in a case against the government printing “In God We Trust” on currency. A major argument we will pursue is the burden that this imposes on non-believers to ...
Posted by By A2Jennifer | 46 comments | Ann Arbor, USA | Aug 5, 2018
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It bothers me that most US citizens don't know "In God We Trust" wasn't official for the first 180 years of our country's existence. Our country was 88 years old when it was first used on some, not ...
Posted by By Markss76118 | 24 comments | Richland Hills, USA | Aug 4, 2018
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Where do you like to get your news? What sources do you trust?
Posted by By AbramH85 | 15 comments | TX, USA | Aug 2, 2018
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Just curious how many people on here consider themselves 100% either liberal Democrat or conservative republican? ( in the “normal” way of thinking) Dont want to know which one, just whether you ...
Posted by By jonjones81 | 70 comments | TX, USA | Aug 2, 2018
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LINK GOP Congressional Candidate: God Says Women Are ‘Helpers’ Only
Posted by By snytiger6 | 14 comments | Battle Ground, WA. USA, USA | Aug 1, 2018
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LINK Why We’re Sharing 3 Million Russian Troll Tweets | FiveThirtyEight
Posted by By Lukian | 7 comments | Canada | Aug 1, 2018
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Social media and work.....has anyone had their place of employment ask their employees to post company information onto their personal social media accounts? For instance, the company I work for is ...
Posted by By Marcie1974 | 26 comments | Mankato, USA | Aug 1, 2018
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I just read an article about Tennessee's soon-to-be return to capital punishment. This, in my opinion, seems to be a very backwards move. What are your thoughts?
Posted by By pinklotus18 | 37 comments | TN, USA | July 31, 2018
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LINK Koch-backed study finds ‘Medicare for All’ would save U.S. trillions – ThinkProgress
Posted by By Lukian | 14 comments | Canada | July 31, 2018
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LOYALTY SIGNALING IN POLITICS My impression is that our political behavior is driven largely by coalition loyalty, by the desire to belong to a certain in-group or "tribe", and that the political ...
Posted by By Matias | 15 comments | Germany | July 31, 2018
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Does anyone listen to Sam Harris podcast, what you think about race politics, is affirmative action helping minorities or it's making race distictions bigger than it needs to be?
Posted by By peststudio | 19 comments | Australia | July 30, 2018
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They're at it again, folks. If the recent tax changes were not of sufficient advantage to the wealthy, no worry; Trump, Mnuchin and their merry band of thieves will fix it: The New York Times: ...
Posted by By Condor5 | 12 comments | CA, USA | July 30, 2018
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Are churches leaches to impoverished communities? Or do you think they still serve a positive purpose? Like cementing a community together or something?
Posted by By StevenMichael | 29 comments | PA, USA | July 29, 2018
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It does seem so
Posted by By HippieChick58 | 11 comments | Omaha, USA | July 27, 2018
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Look on the bright side... they're dying off! :) [news.gallup.com]
Posted by By PalacinkyPDX | 10 comments | OR, USA | July 27, 2018
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Been watching "National Geographic The Greeks Episode 3: Chasing Greatness." It tells of the Persian invasion, and Democracy fighting Tyranny. The Persian tyrants were the super-power of the day, and ...
Posted by By EdEarl | 4 comments | San Antonio, USA | July 27, 2018
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POLL How did your neigbors vote?
Posted by By MissaDixon | 25 comments | Memphis, USA | July 26, 2018
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LINK Trump administration is rewriting the official hisorical record in a very Orwellian way
Posted by By snytiger6 | 5 comments | Battle Ground, WA. USA, USA | July 26, 2018
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LINK More on Gaslighting
Posted by By purcascade | 7 comments | TN, USA | July 25, 2018
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Terran/world government
Posted by By EdmundCinister | 24 comments | Australia | July 24, 2018
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Let us listen to a Ashkenazi(European) Jew in Jerusalem. WW III anybody?? [youtu.be]
Posted by By Etre | 9 comments | Texas, USA | July 24, 2018
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LINK The Paris Agreement | UNFCCC
Posted by By Sirena | 4 comments | Pasco County, USA | July 24, 2018
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Has America become like the England it broke away from in 1776? Like America today, 18th-century Britain operated under a system that protected the powerful and rendered protests, like the 1780 ...
Posted by By josephr | 15 comments | Victoria, Canada | July 23, 2018
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Whom here have become much more aware politically over the last 18 month's? I know I went from "cruise controll" it is all in hand to holy shit, time to keep a eye on everything.
Posted by By GlenPoss | 12 comments | WA, USA | July 22, 2018
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I think it's funny when me, the atheist, defends the Pope to people of his own religion. I'm finding myself doing this more and more lately. The poor dude is trying to bring the Catholic church into ...
Posted by By lslatt1 | 41 comments | Long Island, USA | July 22, 2018
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LINK Republican Nominee: God Is A White Supremacist, Jews Come From Satan
Posted by By snytiger6 | 13 comments | Battle Ground, WA. USA, USA | July 22, 2018
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LINK Be Careful What You Wish For: Trump’s Tax Plan Has Led To Churches Facing Taxes - The Intellectualist
Posted by By snytiger6 | 8 comments | Battle Ground, WA. USA, USA | July 22, 2018
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[nypost.com] Why the Christian Right has Embraced Putin Hits the nail on the head about the new alliance between Christian right and Trump and Putin. Might we dare hope that at the end of the ...
Posted by By David1955 | 7 comments | Australia | July 22, 2018
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What is a word or term that instantly causes you to lose respect for someone when you hear it?
Posted by By Pangolinear | 56 comments | MO, USA | July 21, 2018
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Why do churches ( or more specifically, "ministers of the gospel) get to write off a housing allowance per IRS rules, while heads of other charities cannot do so?
Posted by By kozmic | 11 comments | WI, USA | July 20, 2018
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LINK Trump Only Has One Scandal - The Atlantic
Posted by By bobhoff59 | 9 comments | WA, USA | July 20, 2018
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LINK GOP Candidate Normalizes Pedophilia Because The Bible
Posted by By snytiger6 | 9 comments | Battle Ground, WA. USA, USA | July 20, 2018
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LINK House Votes To Repeal Johnson Amendment, Making Churches Super PACs
Posted by By Lukian | 4 comments | Canada | July 20, 2018
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My Saving Gaia gives a plausible reason why politicians across the world are so corrupt. They're not stupid and some have a splendid education. They know damn well heaven and hell religious dogma is ...
Posted by By Aristopus | 11 comments | FL, USA | July 20, 2018
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So, passed a bill where the IRS, can not investigate a church that has violated the 1st Amendment of the Constitution when it comes to donations to politicians and the such. Well now.... I just ...
Posted by By ssgchester | 7 comments | TX, USA | July 19, 2018
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SO... The House of Representatives passed a bill that say RELIGIONS THAT ARE GETTING INVOLVED IN ELECTIONS CANNOT BE INVESTIGATED BY THE IRS UNLESS THE HEAD OF THE IRS APPROVES IT.... Really... ...
Posted by By ssgchester | 9 comments | TX, USA | July 19, 2018
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