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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 Halil Altintop's discussion I have a question on Christian visions about hell.
"And Tom, we are grateful."
yesterday
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."
yesterday
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."
yesterday
Jerry Wesner replied to Banjo's discussion Hello from Sydney Australia.
"Welcome, and sorry about your health situation. I've found this a good place for posting questions, answers, and comments on many topics.  (For a while I thought Quora was about as good, but the trolls have flocked in from the right.)…"
Mar 21
Jerry Wesner liked Banjo's discussion Hello from Sydney Australia.
Mar 21
Jerry Wesner replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Belief in god did not work for me. Why?
"Unfortunately, that time never comes for many; seeing through the veil doesn't occur. Our son was raised moderate protestant -- go on Sunday, short prayers before meals, little more. But an evangelical youth leader wormed his way into the…"
Mar 16
Jerry Wesner replied to tom sarbeck's discussion The More We Old Folks Lose Touch With Young Folks, the More Harshly We Criticize Them.
"Some years ago our Humanist group gave a $1000 award in an essay competition.   I served as a judge, along with a few others, but the only teacher.   When I came across an essay that I would have given a B or above before retirement, I…"
Mar 12
Jerry Wesner replied to Chuck Roast's discussion God Hating
"Thanks, Idaho.  Saved me saying it."
Mar 11
Jerry Wesner replied to Chuck Roast's discussion God Hating
"I didn't get far at all before I began to disagree with this. "Life for living things is cruel. That is undeniable." I hereby deny it. My life has, on the whole, been pleasant and at times delightful. I got bullied a bit in school,…"
Mar 11
Jerry Wesner replied to Joan Denoo's discussion AARP comes out against House GOP health care bill
"And we're finding out for sure what many of us expected: the promises he'll keep are the ones which damage the lives of citizens.  That he would break the ones about taking control of Wall Street was proven when he put Wall Street in…"
Mar 9
Jerry Wesner replied to Joan Denoo's discussion A Plan Set Up To Fail, Paul Krugman
"Any plan that combines "Republican" and "care" is lying.   They don't. They won't. And they will never admit that we're all in this together and need to stand up for each other."
Mar 8
Jerry Wesner replied to Joan Denoo's discussion A Plan Set Up To Fail, Paul Krugman
"Republicans are trying to put forward something that will convince the distracted that "See, we can give you health care too."  But the cost will doom it; many can't afford to join; others will bet that they'll stay well.…"
Mar 8
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…"
Feb 20
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's Blog

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
originator of the busy discussion group
"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.
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin
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