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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 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."
Monday
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
Jerry Wesner replied to tom sarbeck's discussion What Does Atheist Morality Require of Us?
"That they are not humanists.  Using the word doesn't make you one.   But I can't think of any evil atheists who called themselves humanists, though I suppose they could exist.   The term isn't copyrighted; it's…"
Jun 13
Jerry Wesner replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion All atheist are/can not be agnostic, and unicorns of course
"I've said this before, but it took me decades to reach this point, so I'll continue. When it comes to the idea that some being, some intelligence, created everything that is, ever was, and ever shall be, I doubt it. But since I can't…"
Jun 13
Jerry Wesner replied to tom sarbeck's discussion What Does Atheist Morality Require of Us?
"And our morality explains the distribution of our prosperity."
Jun 10
Jerry Wesner replied to tom sarbeck's discussion What Does Atheist Morality Require of Us?
"Nothing. Pol Pot and Josef Stalin proved that. They were atheists, and no more, and that just wasn't enough. Which is why I don't call myself an atheist, even though I consider the god of Abraham and Isaac a monster of fiction. I call…"
Jun 10
Jerry Wesner replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Republican Study Committee health care plan
"http://rsc.scalise.house.gov/solutions/rsc-betterway.htmThis site can’t be reached This sounds as if it might sort of work, if you're upper middle class or above.   It sounds catastrophic for middle class and below. In other words,…"
May 9
Jerry Wesner replied to The Flying Atheist's discussion Study Contends There Are Twice as Many Atheists in America as Polls Show
"The system used in this poll is ... unorthodox ... but there's no reason it couldn't get accurate results.  It just seems a little shaky."
May 8
Jerry Wesner replied to Peter Kornis's discussion Science Fiction and Atheism
"Just this week I saw Neil deGrasse Tyson talking about a Sci-Fi movie (forget which one, sorry).  He said it has "more scientific blunders -- per minute ..." than any other.  That's a lot of non-science.  I still enjoy…"
May 1
Jerry Wesner replied to Peter Kornis's discussion Science Fiction and Atheism
"Michael, I see a clear distinction between science fiction -- Asimov, Heinlein, and Roddenberry's Star Trek -- and fantasy fiction -- which grew in popularity in the 1960s and has largely dominated ever since. What I call science fiction is…"
May 1
Jerry Wesner replied to Michael Penn's discussion Religious Belief is Stubborn And Not Logical
"Michael, you're trying to get the religious solution to mesh with scientific reality.   They weren't thinking of the physical movements necessary to get vehicles out of your way.  If asked some might suggest two objects were…"
Apr 27
Jerry Wesner replied to Joan Denoo's discussion ERA again, still!
"I read one study that said most young women believe the ERA has already passed!  They have more to worry about than equality -- until they realize they're constantly missing out, a little at a time."
Apr 25
Jerry Wesner liked Joan Denoo's discussion ERA again, still!
Apr 25
Jerry Wesner replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Will A Climate Catastrophe Improve the Human Gene Pool?
"You may end up with a tougher population, more able to withstand extreme weather. But you may not have the intellectual curiosity, the ability to create and adapt, that has been so important for the last few centuries.   Change is pretty…"
Apr 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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