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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 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."
Tuesday
Jerry Wesner liked Jonathan Simeone's discussion I'm back too!
Tuesday
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
Jerry Wesner replied to Rob206's discussion Hello from Illinois
"Welcome.  Many of us here were Christians, some for a short time; others, like me, for decades. Those from an evangelical, Mormon, Jehovah's Witness or similar faiths may have had trouble leaving the church.  I was from a moderate…"
Jul 14
Jerry Wesner replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Do theist really, truly believe?
"I believe Ben Franklin proved once and for all time that god doesn't protect the property of a church.   After his lightning rod became well known (anybody could use any of his ideas without payment), two Italian churches were debating…"
Jul 6
Jerry Wesner replied to Jaber Al Khayam's discussion My Story On How I Left Islam
"Jaber -- if I may call you that?  Thank you for a post which is both analytical and self-exposing.  After reading every word (before breakfast even!) I feel I almost know you. Welcome to this group.  Please feel free to post anything…"
Jul 4
Jerry Wesner liked Jaber Al Khayam's discussion My Story On How I Left Islam
Jul 4
Jerry Wesner replied to tom sarbeck's discussion "There Is Not Strength Until There Is Unity."
"There are numerous non-theistic organizations.  In fact, that may be part of the problem. I belong to the A H A -- American Humanist Association https://americanhumanist.org/ .  I also belong to a not-exactly-non-theist group,…"
Jul 3
Jerry Wesner replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Going from Belief to Agnosticism
"As I've said here before, I'm agnostic about the possibility of some creative force, but with extreme skepticism.  It took me years to get here from Methodism."
Jun 18
Jerry Wesner replied to tom sarbeck's discussion What Does Atheist Morality Require of Us?
"Sometimes I ask "How big is your us?"   How many people do you care about?   For many "conservatives" it's themselves and immediate blood relatives.  For various Christians it's those of their specific…"
Jun 13
Jerry Wesner replied to tom sarbeck's discussion What Does Atheist Morality Require of Us?
""I have heard that so many times that without the Bible, atheists have no morals."  So have I.  But I find that when other people define me, the always mess it up.  This is a classic example.  Various surveys suggest…"
Jun 13
Jerry Wesner replied to tom sarbeck's discussion What Does Atheist Morality Require of Us?
"Thomas, it sounds as if you live the life, whether you belong to groups or not.  To me, humanists are by their nature secular, but not everyone agrees.  In Europe there are groups of religious humanists; they don't care whether I…"
Jun 13

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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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