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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 Dyslexic's DOG's discussion Religious Faith ==> Cognitive Dissonance!
"DOG, you did notice that the first definition given was trust in a person or thing.  So I have lots of faith; just none of it involves supernatural beings.  The cognitive dissonance that fascinates me is the utter acceptance of two beliefs…"
Jerry Wesner replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Prosecute ExxonMobile
"So often we forget: The only function of a corporation is to maximize profits.  If a corporation does something decent and lessens the profit, stockholders can eject management and replace it with a more single-minded leadership.  If a…"
Sep 27
Jerry Wesner replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion Haj deaths - tragic but hard not to laugh
"I could never laugh at this sort of thing; premature death is horrible and even the foulest religious extremists have caring family.  But the irony is not lost; "God will care for you" isn't statistically supported and extremists…"
Sep 25
Jerry Wesner replied to tom sarbeck's discussion When Can Atheists Support A Person Who Prefers Dying to Living?
"Michael, you bring in the situation of parenthood.  I spoke from my position as a retired elder; a father with young children wouldn't have my freedom to depart.  I have even questioned the right of parents with dependent kids to…"
Sep 23
Jerry Wesner replied to tom sarbeck's discussion When Can Atheists Support A Person Who Prefers Dying to Living?
"First, I'd ask whether it's ours to accept or reject.  Life's most personal decisions are just that -- personal -- and must be made alone.  We can't gauge another person's pain or absence of pleasure, so unless…"
Sep 23
Jerry Wesner replied to Karl's discussion Death without God
"Karl, since a friend died recently at 83 I've been thinking on this more than usual.  Here goes: Are you comfortable facing death?  Mark Twain said he was dead for billions of years, then he was (is) alive for a few, then he'll…"
Sep 18
Jerry Wesner replied to Dyslexic's DOG's discussion Theists, Especially Creationists, Falsely Equate Meaning With Truth!
"Even if I could be shown conclusively that Jesus lived, taught, and died on a cross solely to rescue me from an earned fate, I wouldn't be affected by the knowledge.  My sins aren't sufficient to require a human sacrifice; no thinking…"
Sep 13
Jerry Wesner replied to roland707's discussion September 23 doomsday conspiracies
"These folks are scary -- not because of the absurd threats to humanity that the pose constantly, but because they are so unbelievably gullible.  When this one fails, there will always be another one to pick up.  Can't they just read…"
Sep 10
Jerry Wesner replied to Carrot Hare's discussion Atheists around the world! ASSEMBLE!
"Albuquerque.  Great place to visit -- and live without magic."
Sep 8
Jerry Wesner replied to Michael Penn's discussion GOP Rape Advisory Chart
"Anybody notice the amusing coincidence among all these?  Give up?  They're all statements made by men!  Republican men, of course.  The country's top rape…"
Sep 2
Jerry Wesner replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Object to Corporate Personhood
"I  have signed the petition, though I share some of Pat's concerns about the amendment's proposed wording.  But petitions do little.  I wonder whether a good argument against Republicans' support for the Citizens United…"
Aug 30
Jerry Wesner replied to Russell Pangborn's discussion Always Trusting The Church of Science
"Anybody remember when a university in Utah discovered fusion power generation?  It was a big deal, until other university laboratories followed their design and got ... nothing.  It was a classic lesson of science at work.  Science…"
Aug 14
Jerry Wesner replied to matthew greenberg's discussion the problem - American Anti-Intellectualism
"Wichita, Kansas, abortion doctor?  It's rare for a radical Christian to kill, but it does happen from time to time.  If nothing changes direction, I'm concerned that it'll become more common, and therefore more accepted by…"
Aug 13
Jerry Wesner replied to Atheist Andrea's discussion Are you open about being an atheist or are you in the closet?
"I'm going to a family reunion later this month.  I have proposed setting aside an hour to talk about politics and an hour to talk about religion.  Most who responded think I'm nuts, and playing with fire.  That's to be…"
Aug 4
Jerry Wesner replied to eric stone's discussion What to say to theist who asks you "what if God revealed Himself to you?"
"What would he do if a vision with a long white beard appeared before him and intoned "I am here to tell you: There is no god."?"
Jul 28
Jerry Wesner replied to Steph S.'s discussion Atheists: Inside the World of Non-Believers (2015)
"Thanks for making this video available.  I hadn't heard about it, and might have been skeptical about it (I tend that way, of course).  But it seemed fair and even-handed; the people chosen to represent atheists were across a spectrum…"
Jul 26

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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.

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