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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 Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Republican Study Committee health care plan
" site can’t be reached This sounds as if it might sort of work, if you're upper middle class or above.   It sounds catastrophic for middle class and below. In other words,…"
May 9
Jerry Wesner replied to The Flying Atheist's discussion Study Contends There Are Twice as Many Atheists in America as Polls Show
"The system used in this poll is ... unorthodox ... but there's no reason it couldn't get accurate results.  It just seems a little shaky."
May 8
Jerry Wesner replied to Peter Kornis's discussion Science Fiction and Atheism
"Just this week I saw Neil deGrasse Tyson talking about a Sci-Fi movie (forget which one, sorry).  He said it has "more scientific blunders -- per minute ..." than any other.  That's a lot of non-science.  I still enjoy…"
May 1
Jerry Wesner replied to Peter Kornis's discussion Science Fiction and Atheism
"Michael, I see a clear distinction between science fiction -- Asimov, Heinlein, and Roddenberry's Star Trek -- and fantasy fiction -- which grew in popularity in the 1960s and has largely dominated ever since. What I call science fiction is…"
May 1
Jerry Wesner replied to Michael Penn's discussion Religious Belief is Stubborn And Not Logical
"Michael, you're trying to get the religious solution to mesh with scientific reality.   They weren't thinking of the physical movements necessary to get vehicles out of your way.  If asked some might suggest two objects were…"
Apr 27
Jerry Wesner replied to Joan Denoo's discussion ERA again, still!
"I read one study that said most young women believe the ERA has already passed!  They have more to worry about than equality -- until they realize they're constantly missing out, a little at a time."
Apr 25
Jerry Wesner liked Joan Denoo's discussion ERA again, still!
Apr 25
Jerry Wesner replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Will A Climate Catastrophe Improve the Human Gene Pool?
"You may end up with a tougher population, more able to withstand extreme weather. But you may not have the intellectual curiosity, the ability to create and adapt, that has been so important for the last few centuries.   Change is pretty…"
Apr 24
Jerry Wesner replied to Jaber Al Khayam's discussion Discussion with a new age muslim
"Don't forget Occam's Razor.  Religion almost always goes to a tortuous explanation when there are simpler, more likely, more logical ones.  Does it make sense for an all-knowing being to use unnecessarily complex methods for…"
Apr 18
Jerry Wesner replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Do we imagine ourselves exempt from natural selection and possible extinction?
"I thought that was what OED was doing. What species besides homo sapiens would consider whether extinction was a possibility? And I'd think that, at least for a long time, any species capable of considering this question would just naturally…"
Apr 17
Jerry Wesner liked Joan Denoo's discussion Epic Cassini Saturn Mission Begins 'Grand Finale' This Month
Apr 6
Jerry Wesner replied to Pharmer's discussion Conundrum of faith
"I wonder if I'm the odd man out here.  Debating, discussing, thinking about the existence of a magic guy in the sky holds zero interest for me. If there were such a being, since I already exist, it wouldn't matter to me.   That…"
Apr 3
Jerry Wesner replied to Halil Altintop's discussion Hello everyone, I have a HUGE favour to ask of you!!! I want to know ur opinions
"I saw nothing frightening there.  Boring, for sure, but not scary. If you find this frightening, you must believe in the supernatural.  We here don't.   You might be happier on a site more responsive to unbelievable beliefs."
Apr 3
Jerry Wesner replied to Halil Altintop's discussion I have a question on Christian visions about hell.
"And Tom, we are grateful."
Mar 29
Jerry Wesner replied to Halil Altintop's discussion I have a question on Christian visions about hell.
"Because, Loren, they are your only direct interface with the universe.  So we augment our own observations with learning the lessons of science, seasoned with a dash of skepticism."
Mar 29
Jerry Wesner replied to Halil Altintop's discussion I have a question on Christian visions about hell.
"Thanks!  Jerry Phillips, a New Mexican like me, has been a Facebook friend for years.  He has a humanist/atheist song book.  Good stuff.  Thanks for the reminder."
Mar 29

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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.
At 12:48am on February 21, 2010, Atheist Princess said…
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