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k.h. ky replied to Dr. Terence Meaden's discussion "All pupils in non-faith schools must study atheism", judge rules. in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"stupid and drugged up on religion is exactly what has happened. Any fundie will argue that we were founded as a christian nation. That's part of the stupid part : )"
Loren Miller replied to Dr. Terence Meaden's discussion "All pupils in non-faith schools must study atheism", judge rules. in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"My point precisely.  People who are educated objectively about all religion are far less likely to maintain their religiosity.  The only exception are those who are so indoctrinated that extraordinary measures (Bogdossian's Socratic…"
Gerald Payne replied to Dr. Terence Meaden's discussion "All pupils in non-faith schools must study atheism", judge rules. in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"Nicky Morgan can be expected to hinder the implementation of the court ruling as effectively as she can. One wonders when the penny will finally drop, and parliament will wake up to the fact that the vast majority of people in the UK are atheist; no…"
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"Loren, thanks for the recommendation. I will certainly check out the book. I went to a public high school way back in the late 60s, and though there were no classes on atheism/humanism/secularism per se, teachers found ways to get the message…"
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"Thanks for the pointer to One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America! Here's the Worldcat link to find it at a nearby library."
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<b>The Towering Strength of Science versus the debility of dogmatic religion</b>

The Towering Strength of Science
Millions of atheist scientists and other rational freethinkers know full well, through the application of unbiased commonsense and the results of millions of complex experiments and the calculations of astute experimental and theoretical physicists, that we humans inhabit a tiny part of what is a vast godless universe of immense age; and that we have good reason to infer that gods exist nowhere but in the imaginations, stories and lies of faith-driven men.

So how can bible-believers seriously defend their ever-shrinking part of the world against the supreme logic produced by elite scientists when there is no case to answer? Why are there faith-believers at all?

A principal reason is that once the fictions of faith get into people’s heads it is difficult to be rid of them. Indoctrinated when young, they indoctrinate the young of their own and of others, and the cycle of merciless irrationality continues.

These dogmatic bigots never let go—and that is because they never listen, their minds are already made up, and they are incapable of understanding and absorbing new knowledge no matter how thoroughly well-tested and proven the latter may be.

If freethinkers could only reason with the religious, there would be no religious. 
Lord Byron: “Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves”.

Only freethinkers and scientists see the universe clearly and correctly for its materiality and man’s place in it as an evolutionary accident but a marvel nonetheless.

Religionists sink inside the mental quagmire and nightmare of their own making for it is philosophically incontestable, when the evidence is well presented and the listener has a high enough level of intelligence and freedom of thought, that gods exist nowhere but inside people’s heads—and that is that.

Terence Meaden. 27 August 2008. Planet Atheism/ Enlightened Observer

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I wish a Merry IsaacNewtonMas to everyone, everywhere.

Posted on December 25, 2012 at 3:20pm 4 Comments

I wish a Merry IsaacNewtonMas to everyone, everywhere.

We know to 100% accuracy that the great scientist and mathematician was born on 25 December, whereas there is only a 1 in 365 chance that Jesus was.

Burnt Toast: Atheist Sees Image of the 'Birth of Earth' in a Piece of Toast

Posted on August 26, 2011 at 5:30am 12 Comments

Atheist Sees Image of the 'Birth of Earth' in Burnt Toast

Yes it’s true.

This genuine picture was photographed in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England by science atheist Dr. Terence Meaden earlier this month.

He could barely withhold his excitement.

“I was having breakfast when this piece of ciabatta toast got burnt,” he said. “Suddenly I was aware that the pattern of light and darkness across the toast resembled what could have been…


Origin of the term WINTER OF DISCONTENT as used for British Industrial strife from 1975 onwards

Posted on March 19, 2010 at 5:30am 3 Comments


(Extract from the Editorial of The International Journal of Meteorology January 2010…


A nerdy test

Posted on October 30, 2009 at 4:34pm 16 Comments

I came across this test a few minutes ago, so I had a go.

I am nerdier than 99% of all people. Are you a nerd? Click here to take the Nerd Test, get geeky images and jokes, and talk on the nerd forum!

Today is the first anniversary of founding the "Origins" group

Posted on September 15, 2009 at 4:30pm 11 Comments

Today 15th September 2009 is the first anniversary of founding “Origins”.

I had joined Atheist Nexus in August 2008 and soon thought that a group discussing the ideas and problems of “origins” of any kind, whether real (through responsible scientific research, discovery and rational contemplation) or fallacious (as with unproven beliefs including the fraudulent religions and other swindles, impostures, deceits and hoaxes) would be helpful.

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At 9:30pm on November 3, 2015, Fred Mundy said…

Dr. Meaden, thank you for your warm welcoming to this group.  I am a very busy contractor and will only have time to check in during my slow times.  But I am already impressed with what I see and I know I'm going to be inspired by fellow heathens here.

Fred Mundy

At 10:14am on October 28, 2015, Glenn Kersten said…

Thanks for the welcome, Terry, as well as the suggestions. I look forward to exploring.

I'm only sorry that I hadn't discovered the Nexus years ago.

At 9:52pm on October 27, 2015, francine halvorson said…
Hi, and thanks for the warm welcome. I just recently walked away from religion. B
At 7:33pm on October 26, 2015, Gynxusa said…

Thank you very much, I will look around.

At 11:26am on October 21, 2015, Karen C. said…

Thank you. I've taken your suggestion and joined the group. It's much appreciated. I'm still finding my way around.

At 3:55pm on October 19, 2015, sallie wald said…

Thanks Terry, appreciate you taking the time to extend a welcome.  Looking forward to enjoying your site.  Best to you...

At 3:27pm on October 19, 2015, Yaakov Litman said…

Thank you for the welcome! It's greatly appreciated! :-)

At 7:27am on October 5, 2015, Morpheus said…

Hi Terrence, Thank you very much for the warm reception :)

At 9:07pm on October 4, 2015, J Marks said…

Thank you for the welcome, Terence!

At 12:16am on September 30, 2015, Gary Canup said…

I am new to A/N -- haven't even been here a week yet -- and the groups that I have joined so far do not have a great deal of activity, but this one is different, and I am happy to become a member. Thanks for bringing the group to my attention.

At 10:28pm on September 18, 2015, Faisal said…

Thank you Terry for welcome me, I am so glad to join this community.

At 11:40am on September 16, 2015, Red Bard said…

Thanks! It really feels good to know there are so many like-minded fellow free thinkers out there!!!

At 8:47pm on September 13, 2015, JOHN CARREY said…
Thank you Dr.Terence,
For such a warm welcome.
I just wish I could find critical rational thinking people in real life!
But I thank you again, so good to be free of relgion and the nonsensical ridiculousness of it all - free at last
At 5:58pm on September 12, 2015, Ron M. said…

Hello Dr. Terence and thank you for your comment. I will surely be involved. I have just posted my first blog, please let me know what you think of it. Thanks.

At 7:54pm on September 10, 2015, Sepia said…

Hello and thanks for the welcoming

At 5:44am on September 6, 2015, Timothy Power said…

Thank you so much, Dr. Meaden! It's nice to actually talk with someone who understands "living with cancer!" I must admit thatI've not been as open with it as I know I should be.

At 8:03am on September 4, 2015, Richard P. Lara said…

Funny. I went to Catholic school thru 8th grade. The nuns were good teachers. One fine day in choir practice, I realized I didn't /couldn't believe it. Both sides of my family are fervent, instinctive, untroubled Believers.

I found my stance in junior year HS, w/the help of a terrific English & French teacher.

Everybody feared Mrs. Rigsby but me. The sternly attractive Southern lady took a shine to me. Loaned me books. Assigned me college-level term papers. Introduced me to Camus.

I developed my own ontology. From which I've never wavered, even in the worst of VN and the worst to come.

I'm an Agnostic Existentialist, Camus-Kafka Division. The Absurd. Sisyphus. The Void. The Frightful Mystery.

I know nothing, believe nothing (except the US Founders and their bequests to us). Science keeps finding new horripilating mysteries. Yet I go on.

One night my company was deep in the jungle. Surrounded by an elite NVA Regiment. We were surely going to die.

We, mostly boys 18 to 22, solemnly shook hands and said Farewells to each other. Went to our emplacements to die.

Obviously didn't happen. My best guess is the NVA thought it was a ruse, a trap. Maybe it was, with us as bait.

Never thought about God or the afterlife, just Camus.

That's my little story. Best -- Rich


At 1:33am on September 2, 2015, Fux Ache said…

Thanks for the info, Terence.

At 12:16pm on August 26, 2015, Scott Daniel said…

Thanks. I'll be online soon. I just moved from Fla. To Pa.

At 10:36pm on August 16, 2015, errol meadows said…

thank you for welcoming, I hope to become good friends with everyone here and also meet some fellow Bahamians in the group


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