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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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tom sarbeck left a comment for Gerald Payne
"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…"
Nov 15, 2016
Gerald Payne replied to Jennifer Checki's discussion Are atheists arrogant?
"Dismissing peoples convictions as unworthy of consideration is probably taken as arrogance, but if people didn't hold these fantasies so dear they wouldn't take it so much to heart."
Sep 5, 2016
Grinning Cat replied to Gerald Payne's discussion Christian ethics and mental sewage.
"I recently read that (1) the Murrow Indian Children's Home declared that they'd refuse the atheist money even if it came through a church, and (2) the Wilbourns even tried to pay $5000 of the children's home electric or water bill!…"
Sep 2, 2016
Compelledunbeliever replied to Gerald Payne's discussion Christian ethics and mental sewage.
"Lol"
Aug 25, 2016
Michael Penn replied to Gerald Payne's discussion Christian ethics and mental sewage.
"I'll buy the fact that I said it wrong and you got it right. Christians are not ethical or moral."
Aug 25, 2016
Compelledunbeliever replied to Gerald Payne's discussion Christian ethics and mental sewage.
"Come on Michael I must take issue with your post for the first time. Of course I know you know better. Christians certainly have ethics and morals, they just are not ethical or moral."
Aug 25, 2016
Michael Penn replied to Gerald Payne's discussion Christian ethics and mental sewage.
"I agree with you totally, Gerald. Christians have no ethics or morals. It's all a dead horse."
Aug 25, 2016
Grinning Cat replied to Gerald Payne's discussion Christian ethics and mental sewage.
"In an update on their GoFundMe page, Matt and Keli write that they'll give $5000 of the money to the Indian Children's Home anonymously, either directly or through one of the churches that have been supportive. The rest will go to Camp…"
Aug 25, 2016
Grinning Cat replied to Gerald Payne's discussion Christian ethics and mental sewage.
"Thanks to Loren for sharing Seth Andrews' podcast episode about this, at "We Don't Want Your (Atheist) Money! (The Thinking Atheist)"."
Aug 24, 2016
Grinning Cat replied to Gerald Payne's discussion Christian ethics and mental sewage.
"Hemant Mehta updated his Friendly Atheist article: "Matt tells me he’s giving the charity until 7:00p tonight to accept the money or Camp Quest will get all of it.""
Aug 24, 2016
Grinning Cat replied to Gerald Payne's discussion Christian ethics and mental sewage.
"Update: that charity, which is not just Baptist-funded but actually a Baptist mission, has said they won't accept any amount from atheists, on principle. I guess Camp Quest is in for a windfall! ($14,000 and counting on the Wilbourns'…"
Aug 24, 2016
Grinning Cat replied to Gerald Payne's discussion Christian ethics and mental sewage.
"Another example of questionable Christian ethics: (via Friendly Atheist) A Baptist-funded charity in Oklahoma just rejected a donation once they learned it was given on behalf of an atheist group. "It makes you wonder what, exactly, they think…"
Aug 24, 2016
Gerald Payne replied to Jennifer Checki's discussion Are atheists arrogant?
"Atheism is far from an arrogant point of view, it's far more conceited to believe, as theists do, that a never-ending multiverse was created with just humans in mind. I must admit that I can't help feeling a cut above anyone who…"
Jul 3, 2016
Gerald Payne replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Bernie’s Greatest Weakness in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"I find it strange that the public vote to elect the leader of a political party, surely that's the business of the members of the party?"
Jun 4, 2016
Joan Denoo liked Gerald Payne's blog post Medicare and the American mistake.
May 13, 2016
Joan Denoo liked Gerald Payne's blog post Christians, Muslems, and mayhem.
May 13, 2016

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About Me:
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 8 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…

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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…

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The Black art of Christianity.

Posted on August 13, 2015 at 4:42pm 2 Comments

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-…

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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.

At www.newtoeu.com download the free PDF.

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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, k.h. 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 9:04am on March 17, 2015, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

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.

http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin

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

Terry

 
 
 

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