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Will Secularization Reduce Our Militarization?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carl Pastor Sep 3, 2011. 96 Replies

Is the Christian ethic militaristic?  Bertrand Russell in "Why I Am Not A Christian and other essays" said [A]s the Mohammedans first proved, belief in Paradise has considerable military value as…Continue

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Carl Pastor replied to Cheryl's discussion Will Secularization Reduce Our Militarization?
"voyager, actually if america is a democracy,(Which is debatable) no matter who you voted for, you bear responsibility for the actions of the government. that's how i read it antway. ypur last sentence "its a shame xtianit and islam are to…"
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TNT666 replied to Cheryl's discussion Will Secularization Reduce Our Militarization?
"Nice answer Carl, thanks for bringing this back on topic."
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Carl Pastor replied to Cheryl's discussion Will Secularization Reduce Our Militarization?
"actually, i'd like to discuss the topic, will secularization reduce our militarization. yes sweden is secular, and yes they prolly have a powerful military for their size.  it seems to me that the number of troops that america has is…"
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At 4:37pm on August 22, 2011, Jim DePaulo said…

Hi  Cheryl,

I guess "Old Smiley" is better than "old grumpy bastard". 

  There are, I agree, some interesting (and very intelligent) people on this site; some of the discussions become very long and detailed on a wide variety of subjects - it is an enjoyable web site.
At 3:52am on August 22, 2011, atheistscot said…
Thanks, Cheryl, for the tip about the origins group. I see there are lots of interesting groups available. I'll probably join quite a few of them. I've only joined the parenting group so far - I have a 10 year old son.
At 9:31pm on August 17, 2011, Tara said…
Thanks!  I think I checked them out awhile back and that's how I discovered AN. :)
At 7:33pm on August 16, 2011, alexa penzner said…

cheryl - i don't know why i thought you lived in texas - i'd much rather visit oregon.  don't tell anyone, but i do go to a pagan group for seasonal celebrations.  it makes me feel so much a part of the earth instead of so separated like i am in the city.  (new york)


"...the Powers of Earth keep their own account."  Ursula K. LeGuin 

At 7:25pm on August 16, 2011, alexa penzner said…
og + of  !!! argh!
At 7:24pm on August 16, 2011, alexa penzner said…
hi cheryl - i feel much better knowing there are kindred spirits out there.  what kind og area do you live in? i know Tx. has may different habitats from deep forest to desert plains. :]
At 2:22pm on August 16, 2011, Jim DePaulo said…
I went to school at CU as well as CSU.  I love Boulder, my wife and I tried to buy a house there but the housing prices were/are outrageous.  I currently live about 20 miles south of Boulder.
At 12:52am on August 16, 2011, Natalie A Sera said…
I don't post a lot, but I do read! It's refreshing to meet people who have their heads in the right place, LOL!! We're having a special election here in Nevada District 2 to replace Rep. Dean Heller-R who was appointed to the Senate. The Democrat, Kate Mitchell sent out well-reasoned literature citing her political history and what she had done for Nevada as treasurer, while the Republican, Mark Amodei, sent out scare literature with old people making horrified faces saying that Kate would destroy Social Security and Medicare. Now, who do you think the stupids will vote for?????
At 11:20pm on August 14, 2011, Elveera said…

Not at all and glad to :)

I'm relatively new in a new city, while old friends in the old city haven't been too thrilled with me since I "came out" on facebook [people are either truly protective of their myths or uncomfortable with someone who doesn't believe in any] - either way like-minded people to chit-chat with is why I'm here!  :)

At 5:45pm on August 9, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hello Cheryl and welcome to this rational world of Internet atheism----a haven of truth and peace, far from the superstitions and fictional god of the masses. 

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