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Bangladesh [atheist] blogger Niloy Neel hacked to death in Dhaka

Started this discussion. Last reply by jlaz Aug 12. 5 Replies

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-33819032Bangladesh blogger Niloy Neel hacked to death in Dhaka5 hours ago From the section Asia"...A…Continue

Arian Foster (NFL Player) Atheist

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel W Aug 9. 8 Replies

I wonder if it is really true (that this is unprecedented). "... "This is unprecedented," says Todd Stiefel, chair of Openly Secular. "He is the first active professional athlete, let alone star, to…Continue

Membership signup process

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel W Jun 24. 1 Reply

Hi - thanks for making it possible for me to pay something as a member.  I think you have more or less struck the right chord - folks can participate for free, but there is a smooth path to paying…Continue

Patton Oswalt's comments on Atheism

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I don't really agree with all of Oswalt's comments, but noting them here:…Continue

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jlaz replied to Russell Pangborn's discussion Tax Laws in the U.S.
"Agree, I came here to post it, but you beat me to it.  Very smart comedy.  It makes some excellent criticism of the way that televangelists take advantage of vulnerable folks with health and financial issues.  It goes further by…"
Aug 17
jlaz replied to jlaz's discussion Bangladesh [atheist] blogger Niloy Neel hacked to death in Dhaka
"Imagine if there were a similar list of Christian or Jewish bloggers out there, blogging from areas with , and if four of them had been murdered... what kind of press that would get.  But... they're atheists.  I haven't had a…"
Aug 12
Daniel W replied to jlaz's discussion Arian Foster (NFL Player) Atheist
"jlaz, you are right to wonder if this is unprecedented.   Pat Tillman was a football player and a military hero, and well known for being atheist, who died in service of his country.  How soon we forget."
Aug 9
Daniel W replied to jlaz's discussion Arian Foster (NFL Player) Atheist
"It's refreshing to see a professional sports person come out as atheist.  There is so much religiosity in sports.  In addition to that, the African American community is one of the most religious in the USA.  A positive Atheist…"
Aug 9
Daniel W replied to jlaz's discussion Bangladesh [atheist] blogger Niloy Neel hacked to death in Dhaka
"According to an article that I read about this murder, there is a list of atheist bloggers going around Bangladesh.   From BBC -  All four men [Athiest bloggers] killed were on a list of 84 "atheist bloggers". The list was…"
Aug 8
jlaz replied to jlaz's discussion Arian Foster (NFL Player) Atheist
"Yes, funny you should mention Pujols with respect to Christianity.  I was just traveling outside the US and ran into a guy at a hotel and fell into conversation.  I think maybe there was some sports on the TV or something.  He asked…"
Aug 8
Michael Penn replied to jlaz's discussion Arian Foster (NFL Player) Atheist
"It's great that this man came out atheist. For those who think it's "unprecendented" you have to consider that America was always "god, sports, and apple pie." Personally I'm not fond of any of those, but when…"
Aug 8
Joan Denoo replied to jlaz's discussion Bangladesh [atheist] blogger Niloy Neel hacked to death in Dhaka
"OH! I AGREE! Atheist around the world need to make a big noise about violence and domination. Fundamentalism, it doesn't matter which kind, has to be confronted by those who oppose their tactics and stand up and speak out against them. We also…"
Aug 7
Loren Miller replied to jlaz's discussion Bangladesh [atheist] blogger Niloy Neel hacked to death in Dhaka
"Not good news at all. We as atheists need to make some serious noise about this. That may be the only way to impress those in power to intervene for the bloggers who come after Niloy."
Aug 7
Michael Penn replied to jlaz's discussion Bangladesh [atheist] blogger Niloy Neel hacked to death in Dhaka
"This is not good news. We need all the atheists we can get and countries with militant religionists need an atheist voice. A good one has just been silenced."
Aug 7
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jlaz replied to jlaz's discussion Arian Foster (NFL Player) Atheist
"Yes, agreed, I thought the fact that it was a lead story on espn.com was for me part of the significance.  This isn't some obscure matter covered on some website.  The fact that it was there in a more mainstream way was a step in the…"
Aug 6
matthew greenberg replied to jlaz's discussion Arian Foster (NFL Player) Atheist
"great article, i was shocked when i logged onto espn.com and saw this as the lead story.  great pub for us.  "
Aug 6
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to jlaz's discussion Arian Foster (NFL Player) Atheist
"Reason is not completely unknown even among professional athletes."
Aug 6
Loren Miller replied to jlaz's discussion Arian Foster (NFL Player) Atheist
"Damn!  I am very impressed, and I hope Arian is the first of many such celebrities, regardless of the venue."
Aug 6
Daniel W replied to jlaz's discussion Membership signup process
"jlaz, I'm glad it worked for you.  I hope your membership in Atheist Nexus will be enjoyable for you and give you a sense of community. Daniel Member since, I think, 2007 I think.  I remember there were Mastodons wandering around at…"
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At 1:48pm on May 28, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

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