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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 Tezzie's discussion Did the gospel writers Matthew, Mark, Luke and John meet Jesus?
"Funny; I was brought up Methodist and the general understanding was that they lived at least a generation after Jesus arose."
Feb 13
Jerry Wesner replied to tom sarbeck's discussion America’s Founders Allegedly Used Biblical Concepts Everywhere
"I need to see the part about Ben Franklin's faith.  I know he once shelled out his cash to an evangelical, but that was in admiration of his skills, not belief of his product.  Franklin was, at most, a deist light, and only that…"
Feb 12
Jerry Wesner replied to Carrot Hare's discussion Atheists around the world! ASSEMBLE!
"Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A.  Bigger than Sacramento, Atlanta, or Omaha, but not as well known."
Jan 23
Jerry Wesner replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Authoritarian Leadership Style
"I'm waiting for him to snap his fingers and create a million jobs in the coal industry.  Considering that, at its peak, the coal industry was never a major source of employment."
Jan 11
Jerry Wesner replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Authoritarian Leadership Style
"Recent studies in the U.S. and Canada have shown that in general conservatives' brain patterns are more comfortable being led; liberals prefer to see evidence before deciding.  That's why in the 2016 election false statements…"
Jan 11
Jerry Wesner replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Corporations and profit from gameified hate
"Corporations exist to maximize profits.   That's all there is to them, and there are no limits on how to achieve this. No AI -- robot -- could be as lacking in conscience as corporations are. AI concerns me, but that it is owned by…"
Jan 6
Jerry Wesner replied to Teresa Roberts's discussion Does the Christian concept of man as a fallen creature influence our childrearing practices?
"I'm sorry to admit that I spanked our kids.  But it was beginning over 50 years ago; now I would hope is a different time. Our four children had a total of seven children of their own.  The first daughter had only cats.  The…"
Jan 4
Jerry Wesner replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Fundraisers Use Fear, Anger and Guilt. Which Emotion Gets Money from You?
"Occasionally I read something that rouses concern (rarely real fear), anger, or almost never guilt. When I do, my first reaction should be, and usually is, to fact-check. Often I find that the trigger was exaggerated.  I reassess my response…"
Dec 28, 2017
Jerry Wesner replied to Imaginary Cat Owner's discussion Germans take One nation under God to the next level
"What city hall?  Wouldn't that apply only to that city?  And a marker doesn't always indicate official approval of its message.  I might find it annoying, but not frightening."
Dec 23, 2017
Jerry Wesner replied to Chris's discussion What's the difference between a Conservative and Liberal?
"You appear to give "fairness" to conservatives.  I'd say yes, but it's their own brand.  It includes "I earned that money and you can't have it," "I'm in charge here; why would I let workers…"
Dec 15, 2017
Jerry Wesner replied to Chris's discussion What's the difference between a Conservative and Liberal?
"Some of my ancestors were German, often referred to as Deutch, or Dutch. Mitt Romney, not the richest of the rich, had a car elevator installed in his fifth house, of seven.  When first asked, he couldn't give the number of houses he…"
Dec 13, 2017
Jerry Wesner replied to Chris's discussion What's the difference between a Conservative and Liberal?
"Liberals want life to be better for everybody, inasmuch as it's possible.  But if feeding the hungry requires that somebody can't install the second auto elevator in the garages of his fifth house, so be it. To a liberal,…"
Dec 13, 2017
Jerry Wesner replied to Chris's discussion What's the difference between a Conservative and Liberal?
"I'll write my response before I read any of the others to avoid contamination.  Or copying.   A liberal is looking for ways to make things better.  For self, family, friends, like-minded people, but ultimately for…"
Dec 12, 2017
Jerry Wesner replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion Is America Warming Up for a Religious War?
"I can't envision how a religious war might start in this country.  Uh ... Trump is impeached and removed and evangelicals . . . shoot up mosques?  Attack the local Democratic headquarters?  (It wouldn't matter that only…"
Dec 8, 2017
Jerry Wesner replied to Russell Pangborn's discussion Will you change your mind about tipping?
"My mind wasn't changed; I've opposed tipping in theory most of my life. But.  I can't change the laws; if I were in charge things in the U.S. would be very different. So for now if I choose to eat out I am obliged to tip about…"
Nov 26, 2017
Jerry Wesner replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Sneaky Medicare Cut
"A year ago the American people, in their combined wisdumb, gave control of the country to the Republican party. We are only beginning to reap the results. And they still have over three more years.  Unless something happens to awaken the…"
Nov 21, 2017

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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.
At 12:48am on February 21, 2010, Atheist Princess said…
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