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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Ashby Aug 25, 2008. 4 Replies

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Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assaults of thoughts on the unthinking.
-John Maynard Keynes

However, if you pressed me, I’d say the purpose of life is joy in the present moment,
and anyone who tells you different is a lying conniving asshole.
-Pat Condell

As with dogs, so with gods - by and large, you should blame the owners.
Martin Rowson

Intelligence is what you use when you don’t know what to do.
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Heaven knows I'm confused now

Posted on January 9, 2010 at 10:25am 3 Comments

The idea of heaven (or paradise) sounds so...heavenly. And yet when I think about it, it doesn't make a lot of sense.

The idea of heaven implies a place where there is nothing but happiness. So to me, that means that I will be among the friends and family that I love. I don't think I can be happy all the time if I'm always on my own. Certainly when I have gone to Christian funerals, the implication has been that we're going to see the deceased person in heaven. On the other hand,… Continue

Dude, where's our Bible?

Posted on March 21, 2009 at 11:00pm 7 Comments

Having just gotten back from vacation it struck me how good a job the people of Gideon's bible have done of distributing their bible. It's truly amazing that pretty much every hotel room I stay in (in the U.S. at least) contains a copy. The unfortunate thing is that they (Gideon) seem to have somewhat of a monopoly at the moment. Wouldn't it be great if there was a book (or maybe even a pamphlet?) sitting next to their bible that provided details of what non-religious people believe, based on… Continue

To the Religious: Deep Down, You Probably Already Know That Your Religion is False

Posted on December 15, 2008 at 7:52pm 3 Comments

When push comes to shove, there aren't many religious people who truly believe in their religion. The litmus test is how a person feels about death itself.

Assuming you are a religious person, allow me to ask you a few questions:

Firstly, how do you feel about your own death? Are you afraid of dying or are you looking forward to it? Does death seem like a wonderful journey? Or are you scared?

How about any friends and family that you currently have that are… Continue

I Went to Church Today - So Sue Me

Posted on November 14, 2008 at 11:01pm 5 Comments

On my way to work today in Chicago I took a detour and stopped off at a local church. I sat there for a while and closed my eyes for a few minutes. I happened to be next to the confessional boxes and some fake flickering candles. The building itself was really impressive, lots of marble, and it was extremely peaceful. I thought to myself, these religious folks actually do have something, you know. If you take away all the words and beliefs and repeated gestures and intolerance for other faiths,… Continue

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Randall Smith commented on Buford Twain's group The Exit
"Kenny Rogers as died (age 81). While known as a country singer, he started in jazz and was a good bassist. Adios to "The Gambler"."
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"Valerie Harper of "Rhoda" fame died. Diagnosed with lung cancer, she was given 3 months to live, but hung in for over 5 years."
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"At 88 I suppose I can join. On the wall outside my digs under a name tag, I have a same-size tag saying “DNR dammit!” A few ask its meaning and I say “Do Not Resuscitate, dammit” and they too chuckle. Inside, I posted the…"
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A group that is all about the cheery subject of death. Let's talk about the inevitable event and help each other deal with it.
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Randall Smith commented on Buford Twain's group The Exit
"At age 99, former Supreme Court Judge John Paul Stevens died. Originally, a conservative, Stevens "saw the light" and became much more liberal in his decisions."
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At 11:47am on December 1, 2009, Little Name Atheist said…
Could you change the settings in the Do-Gooders group so that more of the discussions are visible than just the three that currently are?
At 12:07pm on April 15, 2009, Miranda said…
OMG I love your profile pic. It's sooooOOoooo adorable!
At 4:31pm on August 14, 2008, Jude Johnson said…
Welcome! Glad to see you in Indiana Atheists.
I posted a topic in that group for Hoosiers interested in forming a face-to-face discussion group. Check it out if you're interested!

At 10:10pm on August 12, 2008, HotMess said…
Thanks for joining us! We look forward to getting to know you!



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