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Obama angers trailer trash with comments critical of both Islam and Christianity

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Feb 6. 14 Replies

I put this in the Political section because although it is a prayer breakfast speech, we all know the ultimate goal is to string up Obama, if only figuratively.The article link is below:…Continue

I am sooooo depressed now...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Jan 17. 10 Replies

Bought the book, saw the movie, slept in the t-shirt every night. I'd have sent them money but I couldn't find my checkbook.…Continue

Houston, first take the cover off the eyepiece

Started this discussion. Last reply by Susan Stanko Oct 2, 2014. 2 Replies

I was mindlessly snooping the web today, trying to give meaning to my life, when I came across this article:…Continue

Atheist Church: Do we look foolish now???

Started this discussion. Last reply by k.h. ky Jan 13, 2014. 21 Replies


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Greg replied to Michael Pianko's discussion Parents, guilt, and traveling alone
"Michael, You do need to talk to someone. You need to just say yourself. Of course you should be reasonable. Plan your trip as well as you can. The plans should keep your roughly within your personal limits. If you're doing something…"
Sep 1
Greg replied to Michael Penn's discussion GOP Rape Advisory Chart
"I may be wrong on this but it appears none of these men can actually get pregnant...oops, I meant to say "get themselves pregnant"."
Sep 1
Greg replied to Michael Penn's discussion GOP Rape Advisory Chart
"Yes, but it's Gift-From-God FUCK!!!"
Sep 1
Greg replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Climate Refugees Innundate Europe
""Even if they did speak up, the current makeup of the US Congress would make any action unlikely to the point of impossibility" Just one more issue being met with "I've got mine, the hell with everyone else". I'm just…"
Aug 19
Greg replied to Russell Pangborn's discussion How many of you despise Edward Snowden?
"A couple of months of $49.95 savings and you'll be able to pay for your funeral...right after they receive a call from a suspicious neighbor, break into your house, inexplicably fear for their lives and shoot you dead. Still, I think as a plan…"
Aug 13
Greg replied to jay H's discussion Philosopher: Logic is racist
"True north is used to differentiate from magnetic north. Compasses point either north or south.Pick one...according to this guy, people in the unchosen hemisphere have a right to feel discriminated against. What a waste of time this type of thinking…"
Aug 6
Greg replied to Joan Denoo's discussion A Christian Nation? Since When?
"Joan, I think success with a third party will only happen with the right candidate married to the right issue. Unfortunately, the electorate is afraid of change, which might effect the pocketbook. This is understandable to a point, but they should…"
Jul 26
Greg replied to Russell Pangborn's discussion Perpetuating Myth of Unreasonable Atheist
"Whoops, I see a mistake in there. Loren, I'll leave it to you to clean that up. ;-)"
Jul 24
Greg replied to eric stone's discussion note to george bush sr
"Very impressive Ted. I appreciate your contribution. Yours is a very clear eyed understanding of war. Being physically unfit for the service (hearing and eyesight), I have no similar experience, Most of what I know came from my Dad, who was…"
Jul 20
Greg replied to eric stone's discussion note to george bush sr
""Ours is an exceedingly belligerent nation, founded on domination and sustained by war." I think this is one more reason why we need to grow up. The world is a dangerous place. Threatening to kill anyone who gets in our way is not going to…"
Jul 20
Greg replied to eric stone's discussion note to george bush sr
""Thing is, he would fall to the left of almost all of today's GOP, as would every president we've had so far." If I remember correctly, he was elected because he appeared to be a reasonable person. He was not Pat Buchanan or any…"
Jul 20
Greg replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion The discovery of the pentaquark by LHC - how can creationist rationalise their lunacy?
""Some idiot planted the wrong tree in the garden so he must be blamed for what happened." Same old story. "You've got a hardware problem". "No, it's a software issue". God: "I don't care who's…"
Jul 15
Greg replied to Atheist in FundyLand's discussion First measles death in US since 2003
"That's horrible. I can't imagine the guilt one must live with, knowing it could have been prevented."
Jul 14
Greg replied to jay H's discussion Atheism growing? Depends on where and what the questions are.
""Atheism as a belief system has peaked and its share of humanity is shrinking, demographic studies indicate." I'm not sure how "I don't believe in the existence of god(s)" became a "belief system". I do…"
Jul 14
Greg replied to George Chase's discussion "Stone them with stones."
"It's worth considering the effect stoning has on the crowd. The message is "I'd better toe the line or this will happen to me". Incredibly effective as a conservative tool to maintain social control. I'd say…"
Jul 13
Greg replied to George Chase's discussion "Stone them with stones."
"By that metric America is indeed becoming the promised land."
Jul 12

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At 9:02pm on February 6, 2015, Daniel W said…


How about changing your post title to take out the "trailer trash" comment?  It's not appropriate and doesn't make sense.


At 7:22am on May 16, 2014, Randall Smith said…

Appreciate your comment (with a chuckle). Few people grasp the magical 50% threshold, or any other percentage for that matter. If one person in 300 survived a mining collapse, for example, it would be a "miracle" from god (and "thank god" uttered). Bad luck for the other 299. Crazy.

At 3:16pm on March 12, 2013, Loren Miller said…

To try to encompass all of Robert Heinlein's philosophy by recommending one book is likely impossible.  I COULD be tempted to suggest Time Enough For Love, even though it (sort of) requires that you read Methuselah's Children first (it really CAN stand on its own, though). There is a lot of RAH's philosophy in Time Enough and in many of his other books.

If you want to have a hard, strong look at his attitude on religion, I have three suggestions:

Job: A Comedy of Justice. This REALLY gets to the heart of the matter ... and it should have been his FIFTH Hugo Award winner.
Stranger In a Strange Land. All you have to do is look at the gross parody which is Fosters "Church of the New Revelation" to see what he thinks of current-day organized religion.
If this goes on... from the collection, Revolt in 2100. One of the first pieces Heinlein wrote which dealt directly with religion and its leanings toward imperialism.

These are among my faves. We can talk about this if you like or you can go your own way. In any case, I'd be interested in hearing your reaction to whatever you do get into.

At 5:39pm on July 5, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 6:07pm on July 4, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, ! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. You might also like Atheist Defense Network. After you've searched for topics of interest in "Groups" above and in the "Forums", don't forget to look at recent activity which hides along the right margin of the page all the way at the bottom.

At 4:02pm on July 4, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Greg

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We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 700 discussion topics and 3500 members.



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