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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 Compelledunbeliever's discussion What is God?
"tom, this was my first reaction to the question.   At one time -- a very long time -- this would have been important to me.  But as I grew, evolved, examined I realized there's no there there. But I keep going back to what it once…"
yesterday
Jerry Wesner replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Trump's Speech at the UN's General Assembly. Helpful or Harmful? Entirely So or Partly So?
"Trump's speech was what happens when a hot-headed immature jerk becomes a leader. To me it appeared he was saying "Bring it on" to a nuclear powered immature jerk.   He just might."
Thursday
Jerry Wesner commented on Teresa Roberts's blog post Empathy, Christianity and DACA
"Let's not forget in all this totally accurate criticism of nominal Christians who care nothing for others that there are Christians who do care, try to help others (both personally and through their votes), and live . . .  very much like…"
Sep 11
Jerry Wesner replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Anarchists & AntiFascists protected clergy and students
"Thanks, Ruth. The record needed your correcting."
Sep 4
Jerry Wesner replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Anarchists & AntiFascists protected clergy and students
""That is nice of them but antifa is a terrorist group." No. We as non-theists should be very careful about defining groups we don't understand; it happens to us all the time. This "antifa" is a fake name, made up by the…"
Sep 4
Jerry Wesner replied to Teresa Roberts's discussion I'm a new member
"Welcome, Teresa.  We hope you'll get some ideas by reading what others have posted here.  And we equally look forward to whatever questions you may ask, or answers you have to give us. "
Sep 2
Jerry Wesner liked Teresa Roberts's discussion I'm a new member
Sep 2
Jerry Wesner replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion What is God?
"Primitive man observed nature, and was frightened and confused. The sun shone.  The rain came.  Plants grew.  Animals roamed.  Great! Winter came with bone-chilling cold; snow covered everything; plants were dormant or dead;…"
Sep 2
Jerry Wesner replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Language Hides Nazi Rise
"Freedom of speech doesn't keep a demonstrator from being fired from his job for waving a Nazi flag, and some have been fired.  I'm not sure how I'd react if I found a neighbor had been with the Far Right group in Charlottesville,…"
Aug 29
Jerry Wesner replied to Jonathan Simeone's discussion I'm back too!
"Welcome back. I trust you'll answer questions, and question answers, from others in the group. And you're very welcome to initiate topics; fresh blood (not in the Catholic communion sense) is always welcome."
Aug 15
Jerry Wesner liked Jonathan Simeone's discussion I'm back too!
Aug 15
Jerry Wesner replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Atheist confirmation bias....
"I don't know whether he started the term, but Ben Franklin was said to believe in a "clockmaker" god.   One who put it together, wound it up, hit "start" and went away. I could come nearer accepting that than the…"
Aug 9
Jerry Wesner replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Atheist confirmation bias....
"To me it's this: Does their story make sense?  Is this the normal behavior of a supernatural all-powerful, all-knowing, loving being?  No. Should I believe it anyway?  Why?  Because it makes so much sense?  No. If I…"
Aug 9
Jerry Wesner replied to John Dumaker's discussion Is the word agnostic a cop-out ?
"I've probably said this before; I tend to repeat myself. I'm an agnostic on there being some being, force, mind, behind it all.  Seems unlikely, but what do I know? But on the god of Abraham and Isaac, I'm an atheist.   You…"
Aug 3
Jerry Wesner replied to Niki L's discussion What I Wish Countries Had Politically
"Bertold, as a protestant our only penalty for improper touching was going blind. Whenever I saw a blind man, I knew. I wondered if they didn't warn him, or if he went ahead anyway."
Aug 1
Jerry Wesner liked Joan Denoo's discussion WHAT WE MUST DO, Bertrand Russell Why I Am Not a Christian
Jul 24

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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
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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