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Authority's Most Important Duty Is To Protect Itself!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Tuesday. 4 Replies

"Of course!" I told myself. "And my most important duty is to question authority."A moment of remembering twelve years in Catholic schools can do all kinds of stuff to a guy's mind.Continue

Tags: question, authority

The Strong See Themselves As Entitled to Brutalize the Weak. Only the Weak, by Uniting, Can Stop Them.

Started this discussion. Last reply by tom sarbeck Jul 8. 1 Reply

We (and our numerous cousins) are descended from blue-green algae, aka cyanobacteris, aka pond scum, who engulfed (ate) their weaker neighbors. From time to time, some of the weaker disposed of a…Continue

Tags: cooperation, poor, wealthy, weak, strong

Sex, Religion, and Law from America’s Origins to the 21st Century

Started this discussion. Last reply by Compelledunbeliever Jul 14. 57 Replies

If you're unsure of your ability to demolish the "Christian Nation", lie, this book is for you. Geoffrey Stone opens “Sex and the Constitution” with the words of SCOTUS Justice William Brennan from…Continue

Tags: separation, state, church

What Did I Learn First at Atheist Nexus? Did It Surprise Me?

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What stood out first was that so many people here said reading the Old Testament drove them from their religion."So that's why we in Catholic schools didn't read it. Starting in first grade we…Continue

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Books:- Non-fiction

Where can freedom from religion be found, if not in books? Emphasis here on non-fiction.See More
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tom sarbeck replied to John Dumaker's discussion Is the word agnostic a cop-out ?
"John, I tell non-militant theists I don't know. We both win. I tell militant theists I want evidence. They lose."
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Ruth Anthony-Gardner replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Authority's Most Important Duty Is To Protect Itself!
"So is it just a coincidence that the new fascist Republican party alters members' identity to insure the survival of ITSELF?"
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Books:- Non-fiction

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Tuesday
Thomas Murray replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Authority's Most Important Duty Is To Protect Itself!
"   To balance that authority out, we need both the elders and the young. I like the idea that the elders are needed to pass on the wisdom and experiences and the younger generations to question the old rules and to update the current…"
Tuesday
Loren Miller replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Authority's Most Important Duty Is To Protect Itself!
"In line with that primary goal is authority's desire to convince everyone that it is, indeed, an authority.  Correlated with that: Christianity alters your identity to insure the survival of ITSELF. -- from Prplfox's video series -…"
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Joan Denoo replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Authority's Most Important Duty Is To Protect Itself!
"If "Authority's Most Important Duty Is To Protect Itself!, then the masses most important duty is to carefully monitor authority!""
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Authority's Most Important Duty Is To Protect Itself!

"Of course!" I told myself. "And my most important duty is to question authority."A moment of remembering twelve years in Catholic schools can do all kinds of stuff to a guy's mind.See More
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Daniel W left a comment for tom sarbeck
"Yes, baker of sourdough breads every day in many permutations.  Its fun and delicious and Im always learning something new!"
Sunday
tom sarbeck replied to tom sarbeck's discussion STEP TWO in the group POWER FOR HER (and Him Too)
"Joan, I heard the term "individuation" in the child care course I took four decades ago. Babies DO NOT individuate by obeying, though you will not easily design the research that will tell you their motives. While I was designing these…"
Saturday
tom sarbeck replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion The Democratic Right Wing Party
"Thomas, people who contribute large amounts to candidates do NOT talk to the candidates as if they are demigods. The candidates know they are to do earn the donations by obeying their donors. If you find that hard to believe, become a candidate for…"
Saturday
Joan Denoo replied to tom sarbeck's discussion STEP TWO in the group POWER FOR HER (and Him Too)
"That's interesting. I went on the hunt to see if there has been research on how babies individuate themselves from parents and siblings. Found nothing of substance, found some opinions. That is an intesting thought and one I want to…"
Saturday
tom sarbeck replied to John Dumaker's discussion Church and State
"Comp, you got it! That's as weird as anything I heard during 12 years in Catholic schools. As to the trinity stuff, we boys figured it was like Three-in-One oil. And sexy stuff? When nuns asked if we were entertaining bad thoughts, we…"
Saturday
tom sarbeck replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion The Democratic Right Wing Party
"Okay, Abbey was feeling cynical--distrustful--when he wrote those words. To see how cynical we're feeling, I'll edit his words slightly. "... Some of our elected officials, like some of our bureaucratic functionaries, like even some…"
Saturday
tom sarbeck replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion The Democratic Right Wing Party
"In the 1787 Constitutional Convention, Alexander Hamilton said the rich and well born should govern. President Kennedy inspired many of us with his, "Don't ask what your country can do for you. Ask instead what...." Combine their…"
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Born Dec 1930. Atheist 6yrs; Catholic 20yrs; Agnostic 52yrs; Atheist 6yrs; Materialist.
Cincinnati until 1947, St. Pete FL until 1950, US Navy until 1952, St. Pete until 1954, Gainesville (UofF) until 1961, Tallahassee (FlaStUniv) until 1962, into computers where I became a migratory worker (St. Pete, Daytona Beach, Houston, Austin, Phoenix). Retired to San Francisco then Yountville.

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At 9:30pm on July 15, 2017, Daniel W said…

Yes, baker of sourdough breads every day in many permutations.  Its fun and delicious and Im always learning something new!

At 8:10am on May 16, 2017, Loren Miller said…

Tom, regarding how to add pix, all I can tell you is how I've long since done it on my "How To Do It" page.  If you can show me a specific instance where you want to add a picture and it isn't working, I can look at that.  Otherwise, I have nothing to go by.

At 2:11am on February 28, 2017, Diane Berlin said…
Well I have a good friend who just moved to Nolensville. She loves it there but she is very Christian and has already joined a church. So that will be her social life. I want to be able to fit in and make friends without having to join a church. She knows that I'm not religious but doesn't know about my growing hostility with religious Bible thumpers who seem
M to be getting more judge mental than ever. My mom is Evangelical and has stopped trying to save me. I hate living in Southern California because it is so crowded and expensive and there is no nature but I'm not sure if Tn would work. It would be a place to retire to. Husband is in the music business
At 7:34am on February 26, 2017, Jean Larsen said…

I was initially raised Catholic by my grandmother. My father hated the Catholic church. Its good to be in touch with like minded folk instead of biting my tongue.

At 8:50pm on February 17, 2017, Dorsite Doe said…
Thank you for the nice welcome. My area of geophysics is seismology (earthquakes), but I onow you can find seashells in the Sahara. That would be a fun field trip.
At 10:04pm on February 9, 2017, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Thanks for friending me.

At 10:02am on June 2, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

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

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