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August 26, 2012
You Didn’t Build That?

By Ronald Bruce Meyer (with a little help) “You didn’t build that” is a quote from President Barack Obama during a 13 July 2012 campaign speech in Roanoke, Virginia. While it was intended to emphasize the role of government in growing American businesses, the sound bite was quickly taken out of context across the conservative […]

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August 25, 2012
Report from the Republican Convention...

...And My Interview with God [Transcript of a LIVE report from Tampa, FL. John Mill is the radio voice of Ronald Bruce Meyer. This transcript is courtesy of the "American Heathen" Internet radio show which aired on Saturday, 8/25/12 on Shocknet Radio. The interviewer is "American Heathen" creator and host RJ Evans.] RJ: ... We […]

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August 25, 2012
Quick Comment: No Secular Prayers

Why I Don’t Like the Pledge of Allegiance I’ve spoken before about the soiled history of flag worship in the United States, that is, turning the Pledge of Allegiance into a prayer of devotion to the Christian God. I don’t object only to the insertion of the divisive words “under God,” which turns the Pledge […]

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August 25, 2012
Week in Freethought History (August 19-25)

Here’s your Week in Freethought History: This is more than just a calendar of events or mini-biographies – it’s a reminder that, no matter how isolated and alone we may feel at times, we as freethinkers are neither unique nor alone in the world. Last Sunday, August 19, but in 1921, the creator of the […]

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August 18, 2012
Drone Wars and Death Panels

My wife has a 17-year-old who loves playing video games on his computer. He’s not much different from a typical teenager in this decade: he relishes the chase. He loves the total destruction of an ugly monster, a magic demon, or even a human soldier. Even if he gets killed, he can regenerate! What’s not […]

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August 18, 2012
Week in Freethought History (August 12-18)

Here’s your Week in Freethought History: This is more than just a calendar of events or mini-biographies – it’s a reminder that, no matter how isolated and alone we may feel at times, we as freethinkers are neither unique nor alone in the world. Last Sunday, August 12, but in 1988, Martin Scorsese’s film, The […]

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August 11, 2012
Quick Comment: Man to Man

Whenever a guy says he wants to talk with me “man to man,” I assume he is up to no good. He either can’t get what he wants by just speaking right out; or he’s trying to get around my woman by playing me against her; or he’s trying to validate an uncertain masculinity. I’m […]

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August 11, 2012
Week in Freethought History (August 5-11)

Here’s your Week in Freethought History: This is more than just a calendar of events or mini-biographies – it’s a reminder that, no matter how isolated and alone we may feel at times, we as freethinkers are neither unique nor alone in the world. Last Sunday, August 5, but in 1850, French naturalistic writer Guy […]

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August 4, 2012
If Anyone Ever Tried It

As I mentioned in last week’s “Week in Freethought History,” Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw was known to quip, “Christianity might be a good thing, if anyone ever tried it.” Whatever we might think of the relative merits of the dominant religion in the United States, its got a lot of promise. I’m reminded of […]

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August 4, 2012
Week in Freethought History (July 28-August 4)

Here’s your Week in Freethought History: This is more than just a calendar of events or mini-biographies – it’s a reminder that, no matter how isolated and alone we may feel at times, we as freethinkers are neither unique nor alone in the world. Last Sunday, July 29, but in 1644, the pope who will […]

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