tom sarbeck
  • Male
  • Yountville, CA
  • United States
Share on Facebook
Share

Tom sarbeck's Friends

  • Gerald Payne
  • Donald L. Engel
  • Brittany Mason
  • Bertold Brautigan
  • Freethinker31
  • Gregory Phillip Dearth
  • Bluegrass Skeptic
  • k.h. ky
  • Čenek Sekavec
  • Drew Carpenter
  • David Stephens
  • Michael Penn
  • Mojo
  • Robert Brown
  • Jonathan Chang

tom sarbeck's Discussions

White American Terrorists Hold The Record For Killing Americans

Started this discussion. Last reply by tom sarbeck Jul 6. 12 Replies

http://rt.com/usa/270142-white-americans-terror-threat/Why am I not surprised?I first saw America's penchant for violence --…Continue

Tags: violence., America

Do You Cohere? Tightly? Moderately? Loosely?

Started this discussion. Last reply by jay H May 26. 3 Replies

After you have joined an organization, here the fictional XYZ Society, do you tell your friends:1. I have joined XYZ.2. I'm an XYZ member.3. I belong to XYZ.4. Other.From Wikipedia: When discussing…Continue

Tags: state, church, politics, nationalism, religion

U.S. is 33rd best place to be a mother. Behind Portugal, Belarus, Croatia and 30 More.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Idaho Spud May 6. 9 Replies

That according to a Daily KOS story citing the 2015 State of the World's Mothers report prepared by Save the Children. Adding insult to injury, 33rd is two spots lower than last year's ranking. We…Continue

Tags: shame, ranking, exceptionalism, childbirth, children

The Bangers Are Getting Desperate.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gerald Payne Apr 26. 9 Replies

With good reason. They're finding it increasingly difficult to make the universe obey their math.Like the theocrats in Galileo's time who refused to look through his telescope at the night sky, the…Continue

Tags: plasma, electricity, woo, astrophysics, universe

Gifts Received

Gift

tom sarbeck has not received any gifts yet

Give a Gift

 

tom sarbeck's Page

Latest Activity

tom sarbeck replied to Bertold Brautigan's discussion America - A Second-amendment Death Cult? in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Rephrasing Matthew will help you swallow my logic, Gerald. Don't sweat a gnat when a camel is running over you. The gnat they are sweating is the small number of people being shot dead. The camel running them over is the vastly larger number…"
yesterday
tom sarbeck replied to Bertold Brautigan's discussion America - A Second-amendment Death Cult? in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"They are neither innocent nor guilty, Gerald. Rephrasing your question so it stirs less emotion, it becomes: You surely can't be saying that people getting shot dead has some sort of social value? Now you can answer it."
yesterday
tom sarbeck replied to Bertold Brautigan's discussion America - A Second-amendment Death Cult? in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Child rape fires up the emotions, but because culling the herd is not its purpose I will not grant you permission to be indignant about it--either graciously or ungraciously. "
yesterday
tom sarbeck replied to Bertold Brautigan's discussion America - A Second-amendment Death Cult? in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Bertold and Loren, both of you are rational and I'm sure you have reasons for not straining at a gnat and swallowing a camel. "
yesterday
tom sarbeck replied to Bertold Brautigan's discussion America - A Second-amendment Death Cult? in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Bertold, and Loren, do you and/or the Rude Pundit find it possible to see gun killings as a relatively unimportant threat to survival? It is, you know. By what number, a thousand or more, would the number of gun deaths per year have to be multiplied…"
Tuesday
tom sarbeck replied to Joan Denoo's discussion A New Majority Research Bulletin: Low Income Students Now a Majority in the Nation's Public Schools in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Joan, that and more is all too true. The various trade promotion acts that Obama's allies on Wall Street wanted and Congress recently supported will result in the world government that conservatives have long hated and protested. Corporations…"
Tuesday
tom sarbeck replied to Joan Denoo's discussion A Christian Nation? Since When?
"RIGHT!!! Dems AND Repubs massively redistribute wealth. They take their opponents' wealth and give it to their supporters. The two parties differ in that Repubs publicly deny their redistribution. "
Sunday
tom sarbeck replied to Joan Denoo's discussion A Christian Nation? Since When?
"I agree, Craig; churches are profit-making enterprises and should be taxed as such. I've seen reports in Americans United (for Separation of Church and State) newsletters that churches operating businesses for profit have been prosecuted for…"
Sunday
tom sarbeck replied to Steph S.'s discussion AtheistTV
"I get it on Roku and it has enough content to reward several visits. I don't know how often new content is added. "
Jul 24
tom sarbeck replied to Loren Miller's discussion Christian privilege: A threat to our American values (Kristi Winters) in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Wikipedia's "federal republic" clarifies the problem. It opens with A federal republic is a federation of states with a republican form of government. Usage of the term republic is inconsistent; [1] however, at its core, the literal…"
Jul 23
tom sarbeck replied to Loren Miller's discussion Christian privilege: A threat to our American values (Kristi Winters) in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Joan, I've heard many people say that and 1) am saddened that their teachers had compared apples and oranges, or 2) wonder which compact (oligarchy = democracy) dictionary they use. America's anti-democratic (anti-mob rule) founders…"
Jul 23
tom sarbeck commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Thanks, Bertold. With Catholic Vote producing stuff like that, the bizarre thinking of elderly Catholics will no longer amaze me. For instance, two evenings each month on a closed circuit tv system I was showing movies not approved by the Church and…"
Jul 22
tom sarbeck replied to eric stone's discussion note to george bush sr
"Daniel. a pragmatic idealist? Sometimes pragmatic and sometimes idealistic, I understand. "
Jul 21
tom sarbeck replied to eric stone's discussion note to george bush sr
"Ted, diplomacy is alleged to require several arts. One of them is the ability to say what you want to say and getting away before anyone understands it. "
Jul 21
tom sarbeck replied to Daniel W's discussion Cursing in America.
"Daniel, the online Urban Dictionary defines fuck boy and fuckboy. "
Jul 20
tom sarbeck replied to Steph S.'s discussion When god isn't on the guest list - Secular/Atheist Weddings
"Yeah, my ex-wife (we were both agnostics) started the website www.secularweddings.com some years after we divorced for people who didn't want church weddings. "
Jul 20

Profile Information

City (For Member Searching)
Yountville
State or Province (For Member Searching)
California
Country (For Member Searching)
USA
About Me:
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.

Comment Wall (35 comments)

You need to be a member of Atheist Nexus to add comments!

Join Atheist Nexus

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.

 
 
 

Support Atheist Nexus

Supporting Membership

Nexus on Social Media:

© 2015   Atheist Nexus. All rights reserved. Admin: Richard Haynes.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service