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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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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…"
22 hours ago
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."
Friday
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
tom sarbeck commented on Jerry Wesner's blog post Atheism requires religion to prosper.
"CU, you appear to be adding "emotional" to dictionary definitions of spiritual. A person's insignificance in the universe, the beauty of a flower, or a baby can stir emotions. I am a materialist; they do not stir a soul I don't…"
Jan 6
Compelledunbeliever commented on Jerry Wesner's blog post Atheism requires religion to prosper.
"Jerry I love your positive outlook! There has been a change in our culture over my lifetime a mere 47 years. Secular ideas do seem to be more prolific. This is great! I'm not yet inclined to hang up my hat.  Most people are spiritual in…"
Jan 6
tom sarbeck commented on Jerry Wesner's blog post Atheism requires religion to prosper.
"Jerry, atheism will attract people until theism no longer attracts people. Similarly, peace will attract people until war no longer attracts people. You are free to not join in the battles, but as Loren says they will continue."
Jan 6
Future commented on Jerry Wesner's blog post Atheism requires religion to prosper.
"The concept of atheism as a necessary movement is so strange at face value. Is aleprechaunism necessary? What about asantaism? Aunicornism? Atoothfairyism? Aflyingspaghettimonsterism? Unfortunately, there is one ridiculism that does need to be…"
Jan 2
Glen Rosenberg commented on Jerry Wesner's blog post Atheism requires religion to prosper.
" almost nobody worships any more. So you say. Which planet are you on?"
Jan 1
Loren Miller commented on Jerry Wesner's blog post Atheism requires religion to prosper.
"Certainly, the only reason for atheism to exist is because: Theism exists Theists attempt to push their theistic point of view on individuals and governments. Such theistic beliefs, dogmas and doctrines have a demonstrably negative impact on…"
Jan 1
Jerry Wesner replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Should Senate Democrats Give Senate Republicans 100% Payback?
"With that I totally agree. But a total blockage of all action is immature, whether out of hate (Republicans) or retribution (if Democrats did it). Block, to the degree possible, all negative and dangerous actions. But in the unlikely case that…"
Dec 29, 2016
Jerry Wesner replied to eric stone's discussion Catholic Church Bulletin Says You'll Go To Hell If You Vote Democrat | The Huffington Post
"Not to mention that, with his plan to cut almost every agency and department's budget by 1% a year, before long the IRS may have to limit itself to processing payments. "
Dec 27, 2016
Jerry Wesner replied to eric stone's discussion Catholic Church Bulletin Says You'll Go To Hell If You Vote Democrat | The Huffington Post
"If the I R S wanted to they could stop this.  Cracking down quickly and harshly on churches who endorse (usually Republican) candidates would bring others into line.  But they don't.  Pity."
Dec 27, 2016

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