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Open Discussions => General Discussion => Topic started by: Unbeliever on June 15, 2007, 02:30:52 PM

Title: Atheism and the American Dream
Post by: Unbeliever on June 15, 2007, 02:30:52 PM
Taking an objective look at atheism and the American dream (http://www.collegiatetimes.com/news/2/ARTICLE/9099/2007-06-13.html)
TEACHING ABOUT EVOLUTION AND THE NATURE OF SCIENCE (http://www.nap.edu/catalog/5787.html)
Statement from the Council of the Biological Society of Washington (http://epsc.wustl.edu/~spozgay/home/id_statement.pdf)
Department Position on Evolution and "Intelligent Design" (http://www.lehigh.edu/~inbios/news/evolution.htm)
Is it Science Yet? Intelligent Design Creationism and the Constitution (http://law.wustl.edu/WULQ/83-1/p%201%20Brauer%20Forrest%20Gey%20book%20pages.pdf)
Why Most Published Research Findings Are False (http://medicine.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-document&doi=10.1371/journal.pmed.0020124)
Power of prayer found wanting in hospital trial (http://news.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2003/10/15/npray15.xml)
E. Noether's Discovery of the Deep Connection Between Symmetries and Conservation Laws (http://www.physics.ucla.edu/~cwp/articles/noether.asg/noether.html)
Index to Creationist Claims 1302 (http://www.talkorigins.org/indexcc/CI/CI302.html)
Candide (http://www.literature.org/authors/voltaire/candide/)
Anthropics (http://www.colorado.edu/philosophy/vstenger/anthro.html)
Fitting the Bible to the Data (http://www.infidels.org/library/modern/vic_stenger/schrev.html)
The Jury Is In:The Ruling on McDowell's "Evidence" (http://www.infidels.org/library/modern/jeff_lowder/jury/)
Essays on the James Ossuary and the Temple Tablet from Bible and Interpretation
The Scandal of the Evangelical Conscience (http://www.christianitytoday.com/bc/2005/001/3.8.html)
The Real Ten Commandments (http://www.infidels.org/library/modern/features/2000/carrier2.html)
Code of Hammurabi, c. 1780 BCE (http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/hamcode.html)
Rabin's killer convicted, sentenced to life in prison (http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/9603/amir_verdict/)
Excerpts From Condemned Abortion Doctor Killer Paul Hill
Despair, Optimism, and Rebellion (http://www.infidels.org/library/modern/evan_fales/despair.html)
Faith No More:Texas’ record shows dangers of faith-based policy (http://inthesetimes.com/comments.php?id=105_0_2_0_C)
Title: Re: Atheism and the American Dream
Post by: Sandy Price on September 20, 2007, 06:50:43 AM
Trying to describe The American Dream, we only have to read the writings of people who worked so hard to move to America.  What drove them from their homelands to the new world?  I did some reading on this subject and found that our Bill of Rights was so unique in that it guaranteed individual freedoms not found in other nations.  Even the early Americans learned that to follow the Bill of Rights they had to make Amendments to it to guarantee individual freedoms.

Since the religious right declared America to be a Christian Nation, the prohibitions coming from the Christian Coalition have begun to limit the freedoms of half the American people through Amendments to the Constitution and that is the start of our destruction.  That removes our American  values and replaces them with Christian values that have already destroyed many other nations. 

In our Federal Government, Atheism is the only answer to keep our freedoms safe and secure.  I fear we lost that battle.