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
"I opted out of taking biology in high school because they had to disect a fetal pig. They were too cute. So I didn't get any instruction about evolution, but I was already an atheist anyway. I was introduced to evolution in…"
"A 'chatbot' has had 65 million conversations with humans since 1997. Who is having conversations with a robot? At least in a forum, you're having conversations with real people. I don't see the appeal of…"
"My mother jumped on it when I said I believe evolution is true. She said I believe, so it's the same as religion. I said "Let's look it up." Belief, as in having faith in a religion, was only one of the…"
"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…"
"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…"
"John D thanks for that link. I've recently come out as an atheist after being quiet about it for 40 years. I didn't know exactly where I stood as an atheist, but since seeing David Silverman, I know that I am a…"
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.
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
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?????
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! :)