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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 Deryl L Fisher's discussion Introduction of Der Fish
"Welcome, Deryl.  I love your handle.  A great many of us here are recovering from one form of religion or another.  Mine was less virulent than most, but it took me decades to become free of it.  I am an atheist, at least…"
Jerry Wesner replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Fresh Air in US Politics
"To me Bernie Sanders is the only viable choice for 2016.  He knows what needs doing, and he tells it right out in clear language.  But unless Democrats can take both houses his hands will be largely tied.  We -- everybody who…"
Jerry Wesner liked Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Fresh Air in US Politics
Jerry Wesner replied to Atheist in FundyLand's discussion A question about tactics recommended by David Silverman
"It might be something like Abraham's sacrifice of his son Isaac.  By accepting the request, Abraham had in effect already sacrificed his son.  By getting dead for two days (on the third?) Jesus agreed to die for the sins of all…"
Nov 12
Jerry Wesner replied to Jessica Chen's discussion A petition to classify Freedom from Religion Foundation as a hate group....
"They're losing members; they fear losing power; their entire belief system is based on fear.  The idea of people -- even family members! -- walking away from religion terrifies them.  And it's happening.  Many of us have…"
Nov 10
Jerry Wesner liked Russell Pangborn's discussion Proud of my Country Today
Nov 7
Jerry Wesner replied to Dyslexic's DOG's discussion Dr Ben Carson knows less about Biology than many First Year Students.
"First year student?  My eleven-year-old grandson has him beat on this -- and many other policy choices as well. "
Nov 2
Jerry Wesner replied to jay H's discussion Religious rights?
"Loren, I usually find your positions convincing.  The idea of the magic hand of capitalism solving the problem is appealing.  But I've lived in fairly isolated towns with one bakery.  It's like when the only hospital in a…"
Oct 30
Jerry Wesner replied to Sarah's discussion Weird ads
"There must be a key word, like god or religion, that draws such ads.  I get a chuckle from them now and then. "
Oct 28
Jerry Wesner replied to Michael Pianko's discussion Fasting in religion
"Why, while reading this, was I reminded of Linus and the Great Pumpkin?  Might Schulz have been doing a tongue-in-cheek satire on various religions' holy days?  If so, it worked for me. "
Oct 26
Jerry Wesner replied to Michael Pianko's discussion Offending the hell out of polite company
"I have a softer view than most posting here.  I do not keep my beliefs, and the absence of many, secret.  Anybody who knows me is aware that I'm a secular humanist.  But I don't go out of my way to offend.  When a…"
Oct 14
Jerry Wesner replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Do You Cohere? Tightly? Moderately? Loosely?
"I'm a humanist.  That is a large part of who I am.  I also belong to the American Humanist Association, and to the Humanist Society of New Mexico, of which  I was president for six years.  It's important to me, but…"
Oct 11
Jerry Wesner replied to Daniel W's discussion Tennessee Pol: Tell God it's not our fault, so he will spare us from smiting!
"It's kind of her to cue the all-knowing all-seeing magic guy in the sky that hers is the righteous county.  As to creating a gay-free county, I think that's been done in parts of the Middle East and Africa.  But if she's…"
Oct 8
Jerry Wesner replied to Dyslexic's DOG's discussion Nobody Chooses To Be Atheist! Disbelief just happens, regardless of intent.
"Intellectual curiosity is the beginning of atheism.  Right after W W II two evangelists were sent to "save" Europe, one Canadian one American.  They alternated preaching.  But the Canadian wanted to understand certain…"
Oct 6
Jerry Wesner replied to Dyslexic's DOG's discussion Islamic clerics linking sexuality with earthquakes should be locked away for life.
"I'd recommend instead of a padded cell that we all point and giggle loudly.  It would cost less and not clutter our prisons."
Oct 4
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…"
Sep 29

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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.

Terry Meaden
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"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.
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