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Chris commented on James Yount's group Music Lovers
"I just received this from Athist Universe.  It's a good reminder to me to  not become upset with people who celebrate Saturnailia.  Having acknoweleged that I have trouble with people who worship conspicuous consumption and…"
Dec 6
Chris commented on James Yount's group Music Lovers
"I recently receive th folowing from Atheist United.  It's a good reminder to me to  become upset with others who celebrate Saturnalia."
Dec 6
Chris commented on James Yount's group Music Lovers
"Whales & Dolphins ~ natural songs - without human music acompyment. The whales start at about time 20:44."
Dec 5
Chris commented on James Yount's group Music Lovers
"Sorry, not conspicurious   But Conspicuous consumerism."
Nov 29
Chris commented on James Yount's group Music Lovers
"I'm dreaming of  a "White  Chrismas" Bing Crosby.   Sorry for my contangerous attituted. Christmas in today's world is about conspicurious consumerisim."
Nov 29
Chris commented on James Yount's group Music Lovers
"I don't  like Bing Crosby's   music (any of it). - the White Cnristmas song inparticular in my opinoion  isterrible.  The movie in my opinion is terrible - the music is even worse. "Let it snow" Bing crosby…"
Nov 29
Chris commented on James Yount's group Music Lovers
"The Worst - Herb Albert. Let it snow. I suppose some musicians have to whore  themslelves  for xtriian  xtmas music.  Having said that  Herb Alpert ran outsid of the main…"
Nov 29
Chris commented on James Yount's group Music Lovers
"Har Har- Bet many didn't know that horse  hair was used for Violins."
Nov 29
Chris commented on James Yount's group Music Lovers
"Some of the suff about music and how instuments are made doen't mean much for the listener. I donno much, but think that musisicians are in a great way linguists, mathemetitions, and ambasidors able to comminicate through... The language of…"
Nov 29
Chris commented on James Yount's group Music Lovers
"Dont' mean much, How to clean a viilin Bow and horsehair. 10 facts about the horsehair on a string player’s bow Whenever you go to an orchestra concert, you’re hearing and watching a wonderful mix of our current, modern world and…"
Nov 29
Chris commented on James Yount's group Music Lovers
"Don't mean much. USAF Arimen of Note - Millemium State (September 6, 2017). Neat Jazz. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Jqo-st6wts Slow link doesn't allow imbeded post."
Nov 28
Chris commented on James Yount's group Music Lovers
"There is  this. Mitchell Yeoh Plays Bach On His Violin at Grand Central Station, New York, NY"
Nov 28
Patricia commented on James Yount's group Music Lovers
"I didn't get that either.....if it were me, I would have stood there listening, but would have been right near the piano to watch him play, while listening, & dancing in place!!!"
Nov 28
Randall Smith commented on James Yount's group Music Lovers
"Little wonder my packages arrive late!  But seriously, that was marvelous! What a shame not a single person stopped to listen. That speaks volumes in today's society. We don't "pause and smell the flowers" anymore. Whether…"
Nov 28
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Types of agnosticism

Agnosticism can be subdivided into several categories. Variations include:

Agnostic atheism
Agnostic atheists are atheistic because they do not have belief in the existence of any deity, and agnostic because they do not claim to know that a deity does not exist.
Agnostic theism
The view of those who do not claim to know of the existence of any deity, but still believe in such an existence.
Apathetic or pragmatic agnosticism
The view that there is no proof of either the existence or nonexistence of any deity, but since any deity that may exist appears unconcerned for the universe or the welfare of its inhabitants, the question is largely academic.[16]
Ignosticism
The view that a coherent definition of a deity must be put forward before the question of the existence of a deity can be meaningfully discussed. If the chosen definition is not coherent, the ignostic holds the noncognitivist view that the existence of a deity is meaningless or empirically untestable.[17] A.J. Ayer, Theodore Drange, and other philosophers see both atheism and agnosticism as incompatible with ignosticism on the grounds that atheism and agnosticism accept "a deity exists" as a meaningful proposition which can be argued for or against.
Strong agnosticism (also called "hard," "closed," "strict," or "permanent agnosticism")
The view that the question of the existence or nonexistence of a deity or deities, and the nature of ultimate reality is unknowable by reason of our natural inability to verify any experience with anything but another subjective experience. A strong agnostic would say, "I cannot know whether a deity exists or not, and neither can you."
Weak agnosticism (also called "soft," "open," "empirical," or "temporal agnosticism")
The view that the existence or nonexistence of any deities is currently unknown but is not necessarily unknowable; therefore, one will withhold judgment until/if any evidence is available. A weak agnostic would say, "I don't know whether any deities exist or not, but maybe one day, when there is evidence, we can find something out."
Spiritual Agnostic
Agnostics who follow a devoted practice to traditionally religious spiritual practices in the absence of the knowledge of God while being irreligious.

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Mom, there's an alien in my closet.

Posted on August 17, 2013 at 7:00pm 6 Comments

Well, religion is fun to trounce but there are also other extraordinary and unsubstantiated claims out there.  Aliens is a big one these days.  From the History Channel's "ancient alien theorists" to your Billy Bob abductees and even some politicians.  Take this guy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-0Ebn3qrBE…

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Ignorant and Hateful Quotes from Religious Leaders

Posted on May 16, 2013 at 8:09pm 10 Comments

I would like to compile a list of quotes from overrated religious leaders that highlight their ignorance and hateful theologies, any help?…

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You're a sinner, but it's ok because God loves you...

Posted on May 10, 2013 at 10:54am 5 Comments

An ex-friend wrote this in his blog.  Do you think he comforted this girl?  What real answers does he give her?

Friday, May 10, 2013

Thinking About Gay Stuff.

It's 5:03 in the morning.

I was just laying in bed, about to sleep and feeling tired finally after a nights work and mental stimulation. I was comfortable and I was ready to sleep. However, I couldn't stop thinking about a conversation that I had with someone while at work…

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Did Jesus Rise from the Dead Debate

Posted on February 7, 2013 at 3:46pm 0 Comments

This debate perfectly illustrates the difference between the Christian short sighted emotional appeals and atheist reason and free-thought. I hadn't heard of Dr. Richard Carrier before, but I'll definitely be watching more of his stuff.  Enjoy.

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At 8:17pm on June 21, 2017, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Great icon you choose.

At 7:56am on December 30, 2016, Chris said…

Raisin is a dehydrated grape.

At 7:20am on January 25, 2013, Randall Smith said…

Thanks for the comment. It's good to know our future is in good hands. Now if only we can get rid of those damn Republicans in D.C.!

At 3:09pm on July 30, 2012, James Yount said…
Man, I could really go for a Chic Fil A sandwhich. :)
At 10:50pm on July 11, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Ning's group search sucks. If you spell it slightly differently, such as plural instead of singular, it's "not found." I've had much frustration over that. I find the generalized search along the right margin above Latest Activity can be helpful sometimes.

At 12:03am on July 11, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

I see you've created a Music Lovers group, after failing to find Sound Advice.

At 10:19pm on July 10, 2012, Tony Carroll said…

Hey James. I really enjoy the music posts you are putting up. Just wanted to say thanks for them. Be well.

At 10:30am on July 8, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

I like your breaking chains icon. :)

At 4:48am on June 19, 2012, Major G said…
At 2:16pm on March 28, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hi James
Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense helped by science leads to freethinking wisdom as you know very well.  
  
We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 670 discussion topics and 3370 members.
 
 
 

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