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Let's start a third political party openly sponsored by Atheists

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Apr 11, 2016. 9 Replies

Trump has shown that you don't have to spend a dime to get all the advertising you need to run for president.  I'm sure us Atheists would be just as entertaining to the general public as Trump is,…Continue

The next Dark Age is on the way

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Dec 2, 2015. 13 Replies

I was watching the news of the November 13, 2015 terrorist attack in Paris, and I started thinking of all the destruction, and killing being performed by ISIS in the Middle East, and aroud the world.…Continue

Electon-eating bacteria

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Mar 11, 2015. 3 Replies

Just found this on the internet, and thought some of you might be interested.  They eat, and crap electrons.  Kinda makes you wonder what nourishment can be gained if it goes out in the same form as…Continue

The United States involvement in the Middle East

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 10, 2015. 100 Replies

We were having a discussion on the Hopolophobia thread, and as so often happens, we started talking about everything but that.  It was getting hot and heavy on the subject of the U.S. role in the…Continue

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Donald L. Engel commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"I'm not hiding.  Just staying busy trying to maintain 1 1/2 acres of landscaping in this hot summer.  Plus I've been helping another guy build a pump house for a widow next door.  "
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"GC, may I copy this and paste it on my family web site?"
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Donald L. Engel replied to Russell Pangborn's discussion Atheist Reasoning on Gun Control in the U.S
"It's not a problem of guns.  It's a mental health problem.  Google "knife attacks in China".  If you take away all the guns in the world, the ones who are in this frame of mind will find other weapons such as…"
Mar 22
Donald L. Engel replied to Russell Pangborn's discussion Atheist Reasoning on Gun Control in the U.S
"When Obama became president, and started talking gun control, you would not believe how many guns were sold. I joined the NRA, and went down and bought an AK-47. The gun dealer said that Obama was the best gun salesman he'd ever seen. Every…"
Feb 16
Donald L. Engel replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Let's Take A Knee
"ha ha ha ha ha  "Why can't Donald see organized white nationalism as a big threat to racial harmony?"  If you are talking about the KKK, and the Neo Nazis, and other similar groups,  I do see that. But it's the…"
Nov 22, 2017
Donald L. Engel replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Let's Take A Knee
"Tom, you're only six years older than me, so please don't talk down to me.  I grew up in the poorer part of Seattle, WA.  We were surrounded by blacks, and Asians.  I joined the military in 1955, when the military was still…"
Nov 22, 2017
Donald L. Engel replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Let's Take A Knee
"Is tried to edit the above, but it wouldn't take it, so here is what I tried to add. I'm an activist also, but I write letters to who I think can make a difference. The instances we see on the news showing blacks being mistreated, or…"
Nov 22, 2017
Donald L. Engel replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Let's Take A Knee
"Mike, I've never heard of a neighborhood watch program that wasn't "self appointed".  I was the "captain" of our neighborhood watch program in Oklahoma City.  I sent fliers out to all of my neighbors to have a…"
Nov 22, 2017
Donald L. Engel replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Let's Take A Knee
"I sent this letter to the White House, CNN, and Black Lives Matter. An Open Letter to America On Race Issues Although I’ve never been prejudiced against blacks, I have to be honest; I feel a tinge of uneasiness developing within me. When I…"
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Donald L. Engel replied to Carrot Hare's discussion Atheists around the world! ASSEMBLE!
"Kelso, WA on the Columbia River, and about 40 miles north of Portland, Oregon."
Sep 17, 2017

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At 6:59pm on February 14, 2017, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Hi Donald. That link you shared in climate Concerns didn't lead to anything but a Google search page. Perhaps you could click into the particular article you want us to read, and make a new comment linked directly to it.

At 7:42am on December 29, 2016, Richard Ashley said…

At 7:42am on December 29, 2016, Richard Ashley said…

My original plan was research on illogical beliefs ie religion, then the psychology of belief,then propaganda, which is a very black area! With all the date gatherered, I can project that at least 6 volumes would be required! Although I started out to explain the idiocy of belief in the supernatural, I stopped & pondered the millions in Asia who believe in the medicinal properties of rhino horn or tiger's claws & realised that overal humankind has not evolved very much regardless of the progress made by scientists!

At 1:40pm on December 27, 2016, Jerri said…

TY, I am already interested in so much. I am serious about my family. I am 46 years old and a care giver for my disabled mother. Her sister (my 90 year old aunt) just stopped by 1/2 an hour ago, and started questioning me on things she had no business asking.

This being stuck in the middle between caring for my mother and dealing with right wing religious family is hard! I am glad to come to group and be around free thinkers!

I really really really want to get more involved! Richard Dawkins has been a huge inspiration, and it is great to see there are a lot more people who have enough sense to know how to think for themselves!

At 11:45am on December 15, 2016, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Donald, I appreciate your dialogue in Climate Concerns.

Incidentally, here's an entry from Lean Logic, a kind of dictionary, that explains better than I could why I never say things like, "Climate Change is our fault." or "Human beings are to blame from Global Warming."

At 6:56am on November 10, 2016, Roberto Comenale said…

Hi Donald good morning yes I do believe in evolution but also I believe in extraterrestres or others kinds of inteligente beans from other places of the universe. And as I already have said I believe that God is Nature. Greetings. Thank you.

At 2:54pm on November 9, 2016, Roberto Comenale said…

Hello Donald how are you friend hope very well thank you for accept me at the Atheist Nexus, as I told you before I am became an Atheist because I believe that the Nature is God that he is everywhere and I dont believe that Christ can replace God and I think that we all are like Christ because he and every creature of the Earth and of the Universe are all the same from the Creation. 

At 10:20am on April 16, 2016, Loren Miller said…

Peculiar - I can't find you in my A|N mail list.  If you can find me in yours, send me an A|N mail note and I'll answer it with my email, to get this business started.

At 5:27pm on August 25, 2015, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

You can be glad, at least, that your woods aren't on top of thawed permafrost, Donald. Things are much worse right now for people near Lake Baikal in Siberia than in Washington.

“It Feels Like Doomsday” — Massive Lake Baikal Wildfires Threaten Water Supply

For the burning comes due to added atmospheric heat thawing permafrost and providing billions and billions of tons of additional wildfire fuels by turning what was once ice into a peat-like under layer. This thawing creates an understory fuel for the fires spreading over large sections of Siberia. Now, trees will often burn all the way to the roots and the newly thawed land itself will burn to a depth of three feet or deeper. [emphasis mine]

At least your forest is on solid ground.

At 5:50pm on January 24, 2015, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Donald    

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