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The freethinkers' pictorial text-book 1890.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dyslexic's DOG Jan 12, 2016. 4 Replies

I came across this link on a freethinker bulletin.…Continue

Paul Howard and the foolishness of preordained knowledge.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gerald Payne Oct 13, 2015. 2 Replies

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Christian ethics and mental sewage.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Grinning Cat Sep 2, 2016. 22 Replies

After Constantine had advised that it was wiser for Christians not to be taught in the Greek traditions it was all but over for Christian education and all but ready for Christian ignorance. The…Continue

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I am a nominal catholic, bricklayer by trade, and have a naturalist worldview. I'm a member of Cardiff astronomical association although I'm more of an armchair supporter these days. I'm a staunch democratic socialist yet have sympathies for the liberal and green parties. I consider religious beliefs as a simple human reaction to the mystery of life, and organised religion of any creed as a dangerous authoritarian despotism no how many buttons and bows it camouflages itself with. My main concern is the unjustified privileges bestowed upon the various faiths, and the indoctrination of young children into superstitious beliefs and rituals in the name of state education.

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Christians, Muslems, and mayhem.

Posted on September 24, 2015 at 8:24am 7 Comments

Religious belief, piety, etc., has traditionally been regarded in society as commendable virtues and worthy of admiration. Governments have given privileged treatment to any religious organisation for no more justifiable reason than the organisation is faith based and therefore worthy of preferential treatment. They forget, to their chagrin, the dogmatic bigotry and ideological intransigence inherent in this piety they so esteem. This naiveté regarding the dangers of organised god belief has…


An argument for medical treatment.

Posted on August 23, 2015 at 7:48pm 2 Comments

When people believe in things beyond their senses reason leaves the safety zone of reality and goes off into areas it’s no way equipped to deal with. They go beyond a point where rational thought ends and imaginative dreaming takes over, and while there is no circumstance where this can be trusted to supply the mind with viable information, yet they believe this to be the very domain of the mind where truth is to be found, and the very opposite from which any rational consideration should…


The Black art of Christianity.

Posted on August 13, 2015 at 4:42pm 1 Comment

Throughout human history from the time of the cave drawings of stone-age art to the theistic religions of today men have always claimed knowledge of a spiritual realm. Everywhere people have settled contact has been made by the chosen few with the world beyond the senses, with each and every connection being different only in cultural aspects.  Consequently there’s no such thing as a hierarchy of religious authority; the pope in Rome is equally as deluded as a witch-…


Medicare and the American mistake.

Posted on June 28, 2015 at 6:02am 1 Comment

Medicare and the American mistake                                                                                                            

While rising costs in healthcare are becoming a serious burden to European governments who pick up the bill for their citizens health, the fear of electoral suicide prevents them from considering any form of private sector involvement.  The provision of healthcare, free at the point of…


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At 1:45am on November 15, 2016, tom sarbeck said…

That electric Universe will blow a fuse Tom.

Gerald, your word choice left me a huge opening. Thanks.

1) There are millions of amperes out there but no fuses to blow. The result? Humongous lightning bolts.

2) Will the fuses the Bangers put in your head blow when you learn that round "impact" craters result from a process similar to electric discharge machining, but humongously scaled up? Lightning bolts.

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Gerald, will you level with me? I don't scold folks whose beliefs about the universe are compatible with their sources of income.

My beliefs were compatible when I worked on the Apollo project. I didn't see putting a Yank on the moon as intended to hide from taxpayers the cost of America's anti-USSR missile defenses.

Who doesn't know America hides a lot of stuff?

At 12:39am on May 13, 2016, Joan Denoo said…

I am much happier back into my old home of 41 years. I had a rough patch and my family took very good care of me. I am so grateful for Laura, my daughter, her husband, Larry, and their two daughters, Michelle and Laurie. My great-grandchildren were especially sweet to me. They nursed me back to health. I no longer am able to do the things I like to do and I am finding my new normal. My son who is disabled takes very good care of my home and me when I am in it. We make a good team. 

The longitude of Spokane, WA is -117.4260° W

Thank you for your concern, Gerald. 

At 10:43pm on May 15, 2015, tom sarbeck said…

And this:

The Internet is the world's biggest library.

Try searching on financial security, happiness and children or similar terms.

At 10:34pm on May 15, 2015, tom sarbeck said…

Financial security might be reason for a kid's unhappiness but it requires a comparison with another kid's greater amount of financial security.

Without a comparison, a kid will see his/her own financial security as a normal condition and will adapt to it.

At 10:23pm on May 12, 2015, kathy: ky said…
Welcome Gerald, you fit right in. Glad you're here.
At 8:28pm on May 3, 2015, tom sarbeck said…

Wit is welcome, Gerald; evidence is required.

At 9:07pm on April 28, 2015, Xiana said…

Ignorance! I didn't realize there was such an active Atheist community online. I love it! Hope to see you around the boards. :)

At 6:30pm on March 15, 2015, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Gerald

That's a fine introduction. We agree. It's good to have you with us. Make yourself at home. Welcome to this friendly Internet community of rationality and peace, common sense and freethinking evidence-based wisdom. 

We invite you to visit and join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 1000 discussion topics and 4150 members.

There are 1100 groups in Atheist Nexus. Do go visiting and try "Hang with Friends".  



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