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Rallying for Post-theism

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chiropteran Jan 5, 2009. 25 Replies

How Did You Arrive at Atheism?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rebecca Sep 8, 2008. 29 Replies

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Richard ∑wald replied to Ruth Dickson's discussion Free Will?
"I've always been fond of Christopher Hitchen's answer to the question, "Do you believe in free will"? Hitch; "I have no choice"."
Feb 28, 2012
Sassan K. replied to Ruth Dickson's discussion Are There Any Conservative Atheists?
"Wow Michael, thanks for sharing your unique experience and insight."
Sep 28, 2011
Sassan K. replied to Ruth Dickson's discussion Are There Any Conservative Atheists?
"I am a moderate Democrat but I consider myself as someone who leans to the right on such issues such as illegal immigration, foreign policy, and keeping our homeland safe and going after terrorists and rogue regimes. I admire Christopher Hitchens…"
Sep 28, 2011
TK replied to Ruth Dickson's discussion Are There Any Conservative Atheists?
"I'm a libertarian atheist.  If you had to classify me as conservative I guess you could, but it wouldn't be really true.  I believe in the non-initiation of force.  That being no man or government has the right to…"
Sep 28, 2011
ETres replied to Ruth Dickson's discussion Are There Any Conservative Atheists?
"+1,000 to Michael!"
Sep 20, 2011
Michael Walker replied to Ruth Dickson's discussion Are There Any Conservative Atheists?
"There are plenty of conservative atheists.  I'm one of them.  But the main reason that you don't hear much from them is that they tend to not speak up about being conservative.    As most of them discover, admitting to…"
Sep 19, 2011
Keith O'Connor replied to Ruth Dickson's discussion Free Will?
"Excellent and true. You stated the case beautifully. Add to this the physics viewpoint that time is a block, with the past, present and future all there, all happening at the same time and eternally, and free will disappears. If the future is…"
Dec 11, 2010
Ruth Dickson commented on Ruth Dickson's video

Atheist Song - First hymnal for Atheists

"I think we should get together and change this state of affairs by writing at least one atheist anthem."
Oct 8, 2010

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A Question for Believers that you might find useful in discussions.

Posted on August 29, 2009 at 4:17pm 3 Comments

The following was published on after the posting of still another xtian rant. Feel free to use it whenever it might apply.

A Question for Believers

August 29, 2009 04:29 PM EDT

I posed this question in several different forms on the thread of a post that declared those of us who could or would not accept the "fact" of god's existence were just being obstinate, obdurate, obtuse or, in her words "intentionally ignorant". The gist of her… Continue

A Grandmother's Lament

Posted on June 12, 2009 at 3:36pm 7 Comments

I thought I had done everything right. I knew they had to be carefully taught to stay on the path, strong in their convictions, to resist peer pressure, reject conventional thinking and make their own decisions. I assiduously kept them from the insidious influences of dogma, ritual, superstition and belief in mythical beings, including Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, unicorns and gods of any kind. I taught them to read everything, believe nothing until proven to their… Continue

Merry...uh,, Joyous...

Posted on December 24, 2008 at 7:58pm 1 Comment

So what DO atheists wish each other at this time of year?

He's Coming a Theater Near Me!!

Posted on October 9, 2008 at 1:30pm 9 Comments

This modest little flyer was found in my (Jewish) podiatrist’s office, amidst the copies of Esquire, Rod and Gun, Modern Maturity and a pile of similarly unrelated publications. Just lying there, virtually unnoticed! How can this not be an international headline? A scheduled appearance by The Savior himself in one small Florida landfill community! Why was this earth-shattering event not heralded by trumpets and hosannas from on high? Why… Continue

Punk'd Again, By God!

Posted on September 28, 2008 at 1:55pm 29 Comments

The following was written last year, after a tornado ripped through a nearby area. I thought it would be enjoyed by my fellows in faithlessness.


Once more, that loving Christian god has shown his capricious sense of irony by hurling killer tornadoes at still another Florida trailer park. (Oops.. make that “mobile home community”…wouldn’t want to be p.i. in a godicle). The sick humor here is that this most recent assault was on a retirement community,… Continue

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At 11:47pm on May 18, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…
Greetings, Ruth! I see you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus since Oct. We have a new group where you might feel more at home. Please consider joining Hang With Friends  , where we can share our stories and laugh, and discuss anything on our minds.
At 6:33am on March 19, 2010, John Jubinsky said…
Hi Ruth! Have a very happy birthday.
At 10:34pm on January 21, 2010, Roy The Infidel said…
Kilroy was here. :)
At 5:09am on March 19, 2009, Patch said…
Happy birthday you old broad! Can't believe YAHWEH has let you live this long. You must have some dirt on him huh? Come on, what is it?
At 10:08am on March 18, 2009, Shlarg said…
Happy birthday!
At 10:40am on March 1, 2009, Cena W said…
Thanks for the invite to join this very interesting group. Interesting because even when we begin with a seemingly singular and unifying idea of non belief in god, we are as different from each other as any group formed for any reason. There does seem to be a more humor here, or is it our shared and highly developed irreverence for all hardened ideas?
At 6:40pm on February 21, 2009, Nate said…
Ouch! That stings, Ruth. Especially coming from someone that I respect so much. However, I understand and appreciate your opinion. Take good care.
At 7:23am on February 12, 2009, Nancy Spivey said…
Hey, Ruth. I've missed you, but that is of course my fault. I've been absent a lot, but think of you often. Hope you are well.
At 8:30am on January 22, 2009, skye AKA rembrandt said…
yes i was trying to be sarcastic in my post
At 11:31pm on January 20, 2009, Jude Johnson said…
Hi Ruth! You seem like someone I need to know -- I love your spirit! I'm also a huge LOST fan and noticed you mentioned it here somewhere.

I'm looking forward to reading more of your writings and checking out your books.

Maybe we can talk LOST sometime.

Fellow fiercely devout atheist,



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