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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 Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Could Phony Smile become POTUS?
"You ask "Could Phony Smile become POTUS?" You can ask?  Remember George Duh? Anything can happen, and sometimes it does."
Monday
Jerry Wesner replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Respecting Religion And Those Offended - Stephen Fry
"I do respect your right to choose your own religion, but you really should shut up about it.  If you choose to put your beliefs out into the marketplace, others have the right to tell you what value they see in it -- if any.  And any…"
Feb 3
Jerry Wesner replied to Atheist in FundyLand's discussion Holy crap, I just made the small jazz ensemble group!
"Excellent.  Thanks.  When she sings, she's beautiful."
Jan 13
Jerry Wesner replied to Atheist in FundyLand's discussion Holy crap, I just made the small jazz ensemble group!
"Ath, where do you sing in public monthly?  Since religion, without a church choir, I haven't had a place to sing.  By now, I'm too old, but I did enjoy it.  Congratulations on being picked."
Jan 13
Jerry Wesner liked Atheist in FundyLand's discussion Holy crap, I just made the small jazz ensemble group!
Jan 13
Jerry Wesner replied to eric stone's discussion How to protect your kids from religious bullies at school
"I have two grandkids in Albuquerque public schools.  They have been openly non-theistic since early elementary school.  They say the nearest they've had to bullying is threat of hell, which they point out doesn't exist for…"
Jan 8
Jerry Wesner replied to Atheist in FundyLand's discussion My cousin is losing her mind and there's nothing I can do.
"First, you have my sympathy, as does your cousin and especially her adopted daughter.  In some places there might be either a governmental, or perhaps privately funded, agency that could help.  As you are in FundyLand, that probably…"
Dec 24, 2015
Jerry Wesner replied to eric stone's discussion Should secular countries have the right to deny entry to religious fanatics?
"jay, most of the Muslims causing problems in Europe were born in the country where they did their killing.  For example, in the recent Paris attacks not one perpetrator was from outside France.  Also, for a dangerous idea to rise in…"
Dec 22, 2015
Jerry Wesner replied to eric stone's discussion Should secular countries have the right to deny entry to religious fanatics?
"How do you -- okay, how do we -- cope with the fact that the great majority of such opponents arrive in our country through birth? "
Dec 22, 2015
Jerry Wesner replied to Michael Penn's discussion Faulty Thinking
"Religion -- Christianity, anyway -- wants you scared.  Wants to to detest yourself.  A frightened person with a low self-image will believe anything.  Ramp it up a bit and these people will do anything -- even things that go against…"
Dec 13, 2015
Jerry Wesner replied to Daniel W's discussion An apparently serious scientific investigation into the reception and detection of pseudoprofound bullshit.
"Michael, you say "When your time is up you are done -- and similar Christian nonsense."  I realize that many people who hold this specific belief consider themselves earnest Christians.  But I've never seen any evidence that…"
Dec 8, 2015
Jerry Wesner replied to Daniel W's discussion An apparently serious scientific investigation into the reception and detection of pseudoprofound bullshit.
"I've been wrong before (once, in 1973), but I don't expect Carter to play that sort of game.  His announcement today, at least when I saw it, had no crediting of supernatural intervention.  From many others I'd expect it,…"
Dec 6, 2015
Jerry Wesner replied to Daniel W's discussion An apparently serious scientific investigation into the reception and detection of pseudoprofound bullshit.
"others'.  In the final sentence the word is others', not other's.  This prepares me to reject the entire paper, as research of value should be presented as nearly flawlessly as possible.  But then, I'm a skeptic."
Dec 6, 2015
Jerry Wesner replied to Edwin McCravy's discussion Theological noncognitivism
"Not only have I never heard a theist describe his god -- and I've spent time around many -- but I've never heard any aspect of this imaginary friend that would make him (her, it) appeal to me at all.  As Christianity shifted its…"
Dec 5, 2015
Jerry Wesner replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Every US President Since WW2 "Outrright War Criminals or Involved in Serious War Crimes"
"tom, I'd say life is harder yet for the non-gullible who have to live in the world created for the gullible by the gulling."
Nov 30, 2015
Jerry Wesner replied to Deryl L Fisher's discussion Introduction of Der Fish
"Welcome, Deryl.  I love your handle.  A great many of us here are recovering from one form of religion or another.  Mine was less virulent than most, but it took me decades to become free of it.  I am an atheist, at least…"
Nov 24, 2015

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