In fact there are several of us. We had a atheist Meet-up here in the Jackson area recently with about 15 attendees. I have been a philosophical materialist/physicalist since 1977. As I see it my…Continue
"Wow. That is some personal history. I've lived in Mississippi all of my life and my story is not nearly as mind-bending as yours. E.g., the southern baptists had no problem with me showing my arms anywhere I wanted. lol. …"
"Gay marriage is legal now. This is my heads up. You might find a little trouble with this in Missouri. What love are we feeling? This is a blog about capital punishment. I don't think that killing people has to do with love at all."
If Jenny lived here in Mississippi with me she would have no choice about her children and vaccination. It is mandatory here. And in West Virginia. Two of the most backward states in many ways but ahead of the other 48…"
"The "collateral damage" of innocents murdered justified.
I can't argue with either of those apologetics. - Just like I can't argue with those who wish the sun would come out at night when we…"
"Being religious, or Atheist, has no bearing on whether we are for, or against, the death penalty. There are religious people who believe in the death penalty, and there are Atheists who believe the same way. There aare people in both categories who…"
"To be honest, I'm hereby confessing to being philosophically conflicted on this issue. In my earlier days I was unequivocally opposed, and I hope I'm not waxing more conservative with age. (That's certainly not the case with any other…"
"I'll play "Devil's Advocate" again (that's sort of fun on this particular site, if oxymoronic). James: I agree with what you said above, and disagree with the concept of a death penalty. Perhaps those who support…"
"OK, I'm back - to feed the animals - apparently.
So, redhands (as in "blood on hands"?) -
Are you insinuating that none of the countries that do not have the death penalty thus do not have a "functioning society"? Or…"
"We still have the death penalty because it is a necessary part of any attempt at a functional society. When certain people prove that they have a potential to harm society in an unacceptable way, then it's only natural to weigh that…"
Hello James G. Lee, and welcome to this friendly meeting place where atheists recognise that religion is a huge deception aimed at controlling vulnerable superstitious people, including defenceless children; and
how tragic and inexcusable it is that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and even longer.