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Will An Xian State Legislator Introduce A Bill to Secede from Today's Union?

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South Carolina was the first state to secede in 1861 and six more states quickly followed.In recent decades, Xian legislators have introduced thousands of bills on evolution, reproductive rights,…Continue

Tags: century, 21st, secession, church-state, religion

Ted Cruz's Closing Remarks in Indiana.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel W yesterday. 3 Replies

1) He's quitting, and2) Trump is a "pathological liar" and a "narcissist".Continue

Tags: 2016, trump, cruz

Atheist Epitaphs

Started this discussion. Last reply by tom sarbeck on Wednesday. 21 Replies

Alas, no more sex; no more beer.It's not original; a paleontologist found it in ancient Egypt.Hm-mm, if I want people to see it, I won't want an ocean burial.Continue

Tags: humor, epitaph, atheist

The Secretive US Government Wants to Know Everything We Do, Say and Think

Started this discussion. Last reply by tom sarbeck Apr 23. 4 Replies

C-SPAN's coverage of the Encryption Technology and Law Enforcement hearing in a House subcommittee on April 19 left me thinking that only what's in our minds will be safe from Government spying.…Continue

Tags: world-domination, whistleblowers, government-secrecy, encryption.

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tom sarbeck commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post The futile search for happiness & meaning
"A search for happiness or meaning might be futile. I sort of stumbled into the former and it made the latter possible. "
2 hours ago
tom sarbeck commented on Scott DeLong's blog post Byzantine paper
"Thanks, Scott, for your essay. It richly rewarded my decision to take it on now, instead of returning to it in a day or so. During my twelve years in Catholic schools I heard little more than mention of the Eastern church and at the Univ. of Florida…"
2 hours ago
tom sarbeck commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Any moron can believe in gods but it is more challenging to be Godless
"I like being Godless. I like being godless even more. "
3 hours ago
tom sarbeck commented on Loren Miller's blog post Is Nothing Sacred?
"That's an essay that rewards readers, Loren, and it inspired posts that also reward readers. I too like Neitzsche's thought; religion is pathological. Quitting it does make freedom possible. Your second definition of sacred -- to be set…"
3 hours ago
tom sarbeck commented on Loren Miller's blog post Is Nothing Sacred?
"Re Ruth's To me the bottom line is: avoid human extinction. Not for a split second do I believe that an extinction event will result in the demise all humans. The species with the arrogance to name itself homo sapiens (or more arrogantly, homo…"
4 hours ago
tom sarbeck commented on Loren Miller's blog post Is Nothing Sacred?
"Those words in the OP all but jumped into my face. Are there "cliche genes" in the human brain, genes that block words such as "I have only myself to blame? Or do religion-infected cells survive long after we (or I) discard religion? "
4 hours ago
tom sarbeck posted a discussion

Will An Xian State Legislator Introduce A Bill to Secede from Today's Union?

South Carolina was the first state to secede in 1861 and six more states quickly followed.In recent decades, Xian legislators have introduced thousands of bills on evolution, reproductive rights, LGBT rights and more. Most of the bills died in committees but hundreds survived and are now law.Does Xianity have as much influence now as economics/slavery had then?See More
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tom sarbeck replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion What's Happening to Atheist Nexus
"Ditto, Michael, except I usually paste to Notepad. Instead of shutting down I hibernate, which saves my desktop Notepad. "
17 hours ago
tom sarbeck replied to eric stone's discussion Ted Cruz's opening remark in Indiana
"Ditto. Bernie isn't a narcissistic spoiler. He is at least pulling Hillary to the left, which is where I want her to go. If she's nominated I will vote for her. I will then do what I for too long did not do: join with people who lean on…"
18 hours ago
Daniel W replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Ted Cruz's Closing Remarks in Indiana.
"I think Cruz is right about Trump. I also think Trump is right about Cruz. I've found Cruz frightnening from the beginning. There are few people who thrive on being hated, and Cruz seems to be one of them. He is pretty much hated by all, even…"
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Grinning Cat replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Ted Cruz's Closing Remarks in Indiana.
"We need to remember that our next president's judicial appointments can do great good or great harm over many decades! The awesome Ruth Bader Ginsburg ("Notorious RBG") is 83; Anthony Kennedy is 79; Stephen Breyer is 77. Even before…"
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Loren Miller replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Ted Cruz's Closing Remarks in Indiana.
"Re: Number 2 – Pot calls Kettle black?"
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tom sarbeck posted a discussion

Ted Cruz's Closing Remarks in Indiana.

1) He's quitting, and2) Trump is a "pathological liar" and a "narcissist".See More
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tom sarbeck replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion What's Happening to Atheist Nexus
"Tuesday pm, A/N is up again. "
Wednesday
tom sarbeck replied to eric stone's discussion Where is the "nones" vote going in a Clinton:Trump election?
"The establishments, both Dem and Repub, have been screwing the 99% for decades. I hope Bernie beats Hillary but I'm not damn-fool enough: 1) to stay home, 2) to vote Repub, or 3) to quietly let Hillary reward her donors. "
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tom sarbeck replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Atheist Epitaphs
"Now, if I can get them to happen at the same time."
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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 2:10am on May 16, 2015, Gerald Payne said…

That's true. I've looked on the internet but it's all a bit general. I'll take a stroll into town on Monday and check it up in the library.

At 3:54pm on May 15, 2015, Gerald Payne said…

HI Tom I've been thinking about that theory of yours regarding childhood happiness and political leanings. There could be more to it than I initially thought. In a couple of weeks I'll be visiting the library i'll see what I can dig up.

At 4:28pm on May 3, 2015, Gerald Payne said…

That electric Universe will blow a fuse Tom.

At 10:00am on March 2, 2015, Mojo said…
Tom thanks for extending the invite. I've been an athiest since the 70's and have become more so since.

I see religion as the handmaiden of fascism and oligarchs.

I find it absurd and pathetic that so many still embrace the superstition and denial of real humanity that religion demands.

You and I will be long gone before the world will be free of the bonds of theocracy, but every movement has to start somewhere.
At 10:22pm on February 28, 2015, Donald L. Engel said…

Thanks, Tom.  It isn't that well written, but I think I get my point across.

At 1:52pm on February 20, 2015, Donald L. Engel said…

Thanks for the invite, Tom.  Hope to have some good discussions with you.  Since we are close to the same age, there probably won't be too many disagreements though..

At 9:56pm on February 4, 2015, Čenek Sekavec said…

Thanks for clarifying. The reason I used the collective 'we' instead of the singular 'I' was because I was aiming for something inside the comfort zone of the reader. Hoping to rattle cages enough that maybe I get some folks to reconsider their stance on self-ownership. Sorry about misunderstanding your comment.

At 12:54pm on February 2, 2015, Čenek Sekavec said…

The place where you left the comment is at this link:
http://www.atheistnexus.org/profiles/blogs/personal-responsibility#comments

If you could let me know who I plagiarize I'd appreciate it. I didn't mean to.

At 11:55am on January 21, 2015, Čenek Sekavec said…

You wrote as a comment on my blog titled 'personal responsibility':

"Consider the words you borrowed from someone you didn't acknowledge:

As long as we are living the only power over us is that which we allow."

Tom, The idea is hardly new but from whom did I plagiarize?? I take it seriously, and I looked online to double check and found no quote that I failed to attribute.

At 12:52pm on January 15, 2015, Čenek Sekavec said…

Hey Tom, you said I borrowed words without acknowledging their source. From where??

I'm asking here instead of bumping an old post. I only just read the comments.

 
 
 

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