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Texas recognizes rights of non-religious!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jul 14, 2016. 1 Reply

When an atheist group approached Texas' Democrats about including certain positions into their platform, they presented three items.  To their delight, all three were incorporated into the document!…Continue

Tags: platform, influence, Atheists

God sent the storm to help Obama?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Regina M Oct 31, 2012. 3 Replies

Isn't the obvious religious explanation for the storm that god wanted Obama to look presidential and thus get reelected?  How long before some televangelist comes forward with that explanation?Continue

Tags: Obama, storm, Sandy

Is there such a thing as conscience?

Started this discussion. Last reply by DarkBlack Oct 17, 2012. 8 Replies

Conscience is a concept extrapolated from the feeling I, and some people, get when contemplating a questionable action, or after having committed one.  It will either make me make a correct choice,…Continue

Tags: guilt, conscience

Does Any Rand represent your atheist philosophy?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roger Wehage Apr 23, 2013. 32 Replies

With Paul Ryan's selection as the vice-presidential candidate with Mitt Romney, much is being made of Ayn Rand and her philosophy of "greed is good, charity is evil."  Since Rand was an atheist, I…Continue

Tags: philosophy, Atheist, Rand, Ayn

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Jerry Wesner replied to BenGee's discussion A thought on our economic future.
"A couple of years ago I heard a presentation that, if accurate, is disturbing. American banks, said the presenter, have changed the way your deposit is handled. Instead of you owning the money you put into the bank, the bank owns it with a promise…"
Jerry Wesner replied to eric stone's discussion Trump shows he's just another closet liberal
"Yea! If he were a true conservative he'd bomb Beijing. Or create friction with all our allies. Or remove advantages to reusable energy sources. Or encourage oil drilling, fracking, and transporting. Or send all the furriners home. Or lower…"
Feb 12
Jerry Wesner replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Parental Abuse or Religious Indoctrination, which Interferes More with...
Feb 11
Jerry Wesner replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Parental Abuse or Religious Indoctrination, which Interferes More with...
"My parents were kind and loving; as an only child I felt I had an equal voice in family decisions -- until around age eight I did the math. Oh, well. My mother was a fairly devout Oklahoma Methodist, a pretty mild religion. We went to church, I was…"
Feb 11
Jerry Wesner replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Trump's Disregard for Truth Is Harming America, the Presidency and the GOP
"He claimed to know about terrorism not reported by the media.  So either he actually attended a briefing, or he heard it from the voice in his head.  The latter, I think.   "When the people who voted for him begin to care…"
Feb 9
Jerry Wesner replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Christofascist Grass Roots
"Ruth, one hope for our future could come from people like you -- raised to be part of the movement, but too engaged in thinking to remain part of the plot.   Do you have any idea how many like you there are?  I'd love to think…"
Feb 5
Jerry Wesner replied to Gwen's discussion Hi people!
"Oh, we are smart. As you read more and more of our comments and observations you'll be able to tell which ones among us. Welcome!"
Jan 26
Jerry Wesner replied to John Elder's discussion Scientist protest walk on Washingtone
"As a non-believer I base much of my philosophy on science. As a skeptic, I require evidence before belief. As a taxpayer, I know my funding of science has led to countless discoveries across a wide range of the sciences. We cannot afford an…"
Jan 26
Jerry Wesner replied to tom sarbeck's discussion After Trump's First Day in Office, Is Anyone 100% Opposed to His Actions?
"Where is a "like" button when I need it?"
Jan 25
Michael Penn commented on Jerry Wesner's blog post Atheism requires religion to prosper.
"A co-worker told me one time that I was spiritual. It's hard to know what she meant by that because she believes she is being guided in life by her dead husband. Some religious organizations claim we cannot see god because "god is a…"
Jan 16
Jerry Wesner replied to AgeOfAtheists14's discussion Rick Warren's kid commits suicide.. hey i'm just fwding this.. i have no opinion to be honest; at this juncture...
"I feel more sorry for the son who found life not worth living."
Jan 13
Jerry Wesner replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Why we should allow sex offenders to sleep with our children in their bedrooms.
"I see a huge difference between allowing a sex offender around children in a home and allowing Muslim families to come to our country to avoid violence in their home country. I believe both Mr. Trump and you are overgeneralizing in asking that all…"
Jan 10
Jerry Wesner liked Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Failing to Govern
Jan 10
Jerry Wesner replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion National Geographic Jesus and the origins of Christianity What a disappointment
"Do you remember the sale of National Geographic a while back? Rupert Murdoch. Any questions?"
Jan 8
Jerry Wesner liked Sassan K.'s discussion How does one go from atheism to religion?
Jan 6
Idaho Spud commented on Jerry Wesner's blog post Atheism requires religion to prosper.
"I enjoy learning about this incredibly vast universe.  I love the beauty of the earth, especially green growing things.  I love the technology that man has created.  I'm amazed at the versatility of our bodies and the great power…"
Jan 6

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Atheism requires religion to prosper.

Posted on January 1, 2017 at 11:44am 8 Comments

The atheist movement seems to be losing ground as its adherents grow in number.  I propose that this will continue until everybody who counts has no supernatural beliefs, and atheism as a movement is dead.

Here's why.  How many of you grew up religious?  (You may put your hand down.)  How many grew up in a culture saturated with religion?  How many, listening to adult conversation, remember on a first meeting "So what church do you go to?"  I suspect quite a few.

Do you still…


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At 11:00am on November 11, 2016, David said…

At 1:48pm on May 8, 2010, John Jubinsky said…
Hi Jerry! Have a very happy birthday.
At 1:23pm on February 22, 2010, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hi to Jerry Mesner in Albuquerque. Welcome to this great meeting place with its rational people who recognise religion for the superstition and fraud that it is --- and that God and gods are nothing but fictions inside people's heads.

Terry Meaden
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"ORIGINS: Universe, Life, Earth, Humankind, Fossils, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 250 discussion topics.

We invite you to come and see, and to make good new friends.
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