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Blog Noir: Are Democrats locking atheists out in advance of 2012?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard K. Emms Jun 29, 2012. 5 Replies

In order to lock religious votes -- especially Independents, Catholics (including Hispanic votes) and the highly-religious African-American community?I ask this because I've had a helluva time…Continue

Tags: blogs, 2012, election, liberal, underground

Noob to Missouri farm-country & openly atheist

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nerdlass Jun 11, 2012. 2 Replies

I'm a mathematics major (pure) wrapping up my last semester, and my GF and I just moved to very rural Missouri, on a farm, with Amanda's grandma. (For reference, my first AN blog post suggests that…Continue

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The Banned Atheist Network (The B.A.N.) going live.

Posted on June 29, 2012 at 2:08pm 0 Comments

In case you hadn't tried it, (DU) is a popular liberal blog, with an occasionally good Religion forum for believers and Nones to try and discuss issues reasonably.

After I was banned from DU, I asked here at A/N, in this discussion, "Are Democrats locking atheists…


Angry Atheist in MO - Morals and ethics without rules (3)

Posted on June 23, 2012 at 7:46pm 2 Comments

(Note: I decided to change the title - it's one of the great things about episodes! They're adaptable.)

Following the suggestion of AN's own Steph S., I lurked moar before continuing this series on atheist morals and ethics. I'm glad I did. In addition to the discussion Steph S. started, which I found edifying, I was also…


Angry Atheist in MO - Morals and ethics in atheistic anarchy (2)

Posted on June 22, 2012 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Last time: I blazed through the observation that a-theism and an-archy share certain similarities, both in how each word is defined, and how each idea is redefined by its critics in order to dismiss either without addressing the problems each poses for ethics. I concluded by mentioning that these redefinitions serve to cut each idea off from the moral center of the individual. This time, I'll clarify what I mean by that, and introduce my thesis - tentatively one could call this a theory of…


Angry Atheist in MO - Morals and ethics in atheistic anarchy (1)

Posted on June 21, 2012 at 3:44pm 2 Comments

In today's installment of this new episodic essay, I harangue readers with some thoughts on what I'll call "existential anarchy" from an angry, atheistic point of view. I want to consider the roots of two ideas:

A-theos: without gods.

An-archos: without rules.

Both words are defined by what they lack. Without the missing subject, each object would be meaningless, just as "no-thing" is ill-defined without the implicit missing subject -- the…


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At 9:57am on June 4, 2012, Brent Feeney said…

Welcome aboard! =)  Hope you're well - I'm over in St. Louis myself.

At 6:03pm on June 1, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hello Joseph

Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense and science lead to freethinking wisdom --- as you know as a proud atheist and freethinker.

We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 700 discussion topics and over 3400 members.


At 2:45pm on June 1, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…
At 2:44pm on June 1, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Joseph! Glad you could join us. :D

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