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Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer - Soceital Ills

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel W Dec 12, 2014. 15 Replies

The following is a Facebook conversation I had after watching the rather shocking classic Christmas film, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. Gregory DearthIt starts off with ashamed deer parents hiding…Continue

Death Penalty vs Abortion and Social Taboos

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Jul 10, 2014. 64 Replies

I have been engaged in a discussion elsewhere regarding my position on abortion. I wanted to run this by the atheistnexus community as the perspectives here are particularly rational and helpful most…Continue

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Two Analogies for the Christian God

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gregory Phillip Dearth Apr 2, 2014. 7 Replies

Imagine you were the smartest chemist ever. You already know how any substance mixed with any other substance will react. You don't even have to conduct experiments anymore because you know…Continue

Tags: god does not exist, human imperfection, Christian god

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Ruth Anthony-Gardner commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post Syrian Refugees
"This seems problematic to me. I didn't know about the problem jay H mentioned, "Indonesia, an Islamic based state itself, is having a  big problem with ISIS elements slipping into their country among refugees, and using that as a base…"
Nov 22, 2015
Ronald Murphey commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post Syrian Refugees
"Hi again, Indonesia and Malaysia are very different than Europe or North American scenario. I am good with Kurds or any minorities, but any number of people you wanna bring deserves very good screening. Rushing anything would not help. "
Nov 22, 2015
jay H commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post Syrian Refugees
""As the demographics of these refugees seems to be mostly widowed women, men over 60, and children, we would still be accepting most of the refugees." Actually if that were true, it would make more sense. However in Europe, at least,…"
Nov 22, 2015
Ronald Murphey commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post Syrian Refugees
"When you are addressing refugee, which group you are referring? Yazidi's, Kurd's,Shitte or Sunni's or mix of all? How would you screen? and how would you describe if you bring bunch of kid who will learn someday that USA destroyed…"
Nov 19, 2015
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Syrian Refugees

I have been discussing this on social media for the past few days and seen a variety of views and solutions to the Syrian refugee problem. I get the contentions of my more conservative friends. And even the most strict of them understand the humanitarian angle to this issue. I broke it down to potential outcomes to demonstrate my point. Consider the scenario where we blanket-reject ALL of these refugees. What would that do? 1. ISIS would have yet another great example of how the USA is…See More
Nov 19, 2015
Gregory Phillip Dearth commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post Morality: Subjective vs Objective - but does it MATTER?
"This is the type of discussion I was looking for. Good job.  I think there can be an objectivity to morality when it is defined properly. Jay, you hit on one metric of morality, that of equity. On its own it is insufficient for making a moral…"
Oct 16, 2015
jay H commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post Morality: Subjective vs Objective - but does it MATTER?
"True. You will always have considerable subjectivity in morality. Sam Harris argues for a rational morality, and indeed rationality and science can inform morality bu they cannot define it because ultimately it involves gut level…"
Oct 10, 2015
Michael Penn commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post Morality: Subjective vs Objective - but does it MATTER?
"Morality starts with a basis in objective reasoning and then quickly goes into the subjective mode, therefore it is a bit different in every culture. In the basic, if we do not want to be murdered, robbed, or have our eyes poked out, we declare that…"
Oct 10, 2015
jay H commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post Morality: Subjective vs Objective - but does it MATTER?
"Good subject. There's a whole lot to write about this, but rather than starting with a book-length post, I'll make a few comments. Morality is a complex thing. Humans have the most complex social instincts of any animal, which is a major…"
Oct 9, 2015
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Morality: Subjective vs Objective - but does it MATTER?

I have been noticing for some time now that atheists tend to get into long drawn out discussions with theists over the objectivity of morality. The theists posit that we have no basis for our morality, as if some basis must exist for morals to have meaning. Atheists will then take one of two paths. They will argue for the subjectivity of morality or they will explain how a secular moral system could be objective as well. A counter-point discussion also often arises, where the atheist points out…See More
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Gerald Payne commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post Christianity Forced to Accept Gays
"While I think it's possible to soften the judgemental tone of the bible, the demands of the message are impossible to hide. Christians, if they're going to remain Christians, are forever going to be opposed to human values.…"
Jul 1, 2015
Pat commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post Christianity Forced to Accept Gays
"Morality is doing what is right, no matter what you are told. Religion is doing what you are told, no matter what is right. Attributed to H.L. Mencken"
Jun 30, 2015
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I was raised as a fundamentalist christian (First Church of the Nazarene) and broke away from religion after doing an in depth study of the Bible and various science subjects. I am an active blogger on weareatheism and a published author.

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Syrian Refugees

Posted on November 19, 2015 at 12:15am 4 Comments

I have been discussing this on social media for the past few days and seen a variety of views and solutions to the Syrian refugee problem. I get the contentions of my more conservative friends. And even the most strict of them understand the humanitarian angle to this issue. 

I broke it down to potential outcomes to demonstrate my point. Consider the scenario where we blanket-reject ALL of these refugees. What would that do? 

1. ISIS would have yet another great example…

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Morality: Subjective vs Objective - but does it MATTER?

Posted on October 8, 2015 at 3:30am 4 Comments

I have been noticing for some time now that atheists tend to get into long drawn out discussions with theists over the objectivity of morality. The theists posit that we have no basis for our morality, as if some basis must exist for morals to have meaning. Atheists will then take one of two paths. They will argue for the subjectivity of morality or they will explain how a secular moral system could be objective as well. A counter-point discussion also often arises, where the atheist points…

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Christianity Forced to Accept Gays

Posted on June 30, 2015 at 5:25pm 3 Comments

We have all probably seen annoying posts by Christians that say "love thy neighbor" and insisting that they be accepting of gays and marriage equality. That is nice. I do like to see Christians rationalizing on how to be accepting of others. But let us not forget that per their faith their position of acceptance is unwarranted.



Leviticus 20:13 (their god's law relayed by Moses)

"If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is… Continue

Indoctrination: Protecting the Virus

Posted on May 7, 2015 at 12:41am 10 Comments

A question I often get asked is how it is that people that would otherwise seem quite smart and logical could maintain irrational beliefs. How is it that my mother, an otherwise brilliant woman, can believe in a talking snake, a god sacrificing himself to himself, or that the biblical flood actually happened? 

Indoctrination.

By bypassing their rational reasoning skills early in childhood regarding this one group of beliefs, and by reinforcing those…

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At 7:50pm on March 14, 2014, John Jubinsky said…

Hi Gregory! Welcome to Atheist Nexus and the Origins group.

I saw your post to the discussion I started about some people being indifferent to music and I very much share your love for music. I have it in my bones. What kind do you compose? (I have composed some also - only melody - and I am wondering if there is an overlap in our tastes.)

Also, since you have published there is a group called Atheist Writers that you might want to join. You can check it out at:

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

I too have done a little writing. I wrote a very logical and succinct disproof of the Biblical god concept that was published by the Science and Rationalists Association of India. Not only are all of the premises self-evident but it is founded in human limitations rather than having the weakness of depending on the proposition that there is something a god can't do. It is almost solipsistic. If you think it is valid feel free to use it provided of course that you give appropriate credit. I have a copyright on it and It is located at:

http://www.srai.org/the-biblical-god-concept-nullified/

 

Please get back to me about your music. Welcome again and I hope you enjoy the site.

At 1:48pm on March 1, 2014, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Gregory     

Welcome to Atheist Nexus---this Internet world of rationality and peace, common sense and freethinking wisdom---a friendly haven from the superstitions and fictional god of the masses. 

We invite you to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 900  discussion topics and 4000 members. http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin

Terry

At 9:31am on March 1, 2014, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

 
 
 

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