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African Missionaries

Posted on September 6, 2011 at 10:42pm 0 Comments

Just came across an old great quote from Jomo Kenyatta: "When the missionaries arrived, the Africans had the land and the missionaries had the Bible. They taught us to pray with our eyes closed. When we opened them, they had the land and we had the Bible." Isn't it remarkable how oppressed people embrace the gods of their oppressors?

The Origin of Consciousness

Posted on April 17, 2011 at 9:33am 4 Comments

The mystery surrounding the nature and origin of consciousness is the last toehold that non-rational thinkers have in the debate about human origins. If you accept everything that is known about science in general and evolution in particular, we are still left without a broadly accepted answer in the scientific community. And this leaves lots of room for illogical religious assertion. I have written a paper which places the origin of consciousness squarely within modern evolutionary theory as… Continue


Posted on April 16, 2011 at 4:59pm 0 Comments

There's a new addition to our toolkit: THAT PLAY ABOUT ATHEISM, a funny 3 act play now available on… Continue

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At 11:30pm on May 16, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…
Greetings, Mark! I'd like to invite you to a group where we talk about anything on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D
At 5:57pm on April 19, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Mark. Welcome to this rational world of Internet atheism---a haven from the superstitions and fictional god of the masses. 

We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 450 discussion topics and 2550 members.

Terence Meaden

At 8:11pm on April 18, 2011, Brent Feeney said…
Did the same thing to that "lovely mary." Been a run of spammers/scammers here lately. Not a regular thing, fortunately. It's irritating though.
At 7:44pm on April 18, 2011, Tam said…
I got the same financial scam message, I posted an unfriendly response on lovely mary's page and I sent a complaint under the about us - report an issue toolbar.
At 3:55pm on April 18, 2011, Kevin Benbow said…

Hi Mark:  My e-mail is

At 6:36pm on April 16, 2011, Ken said…
Hello and welcome to the Nexus.  We are very glad to have you join us.



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