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The Varieties of Self-Criticism (by Xians)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 13. 20 Replies

"You chose your parents."Having studied science, I once tried to answer that line with reasoned argument, That always failed and, frustrated, I started replying  to it with words less polite than…Continue

Tags: harm., religion

It Is Necessary to Trade; It Is Not Necessary to Live.*

Started Aug 2 0 Replies

The Trade Promotion battle we are now fighting is but one chapter in a long struggle between the few who live to trade and the many who trade to live.Greedy folk will quit being greedy when criminals…Continue

Tags: trade., TPA, religion, economics, enlightenment

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

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tom sarbeck replied to Grinning Cat's discussion "Science Isn't Broken" in the group Atheists who love Science!
"Loren, I'm less certain than you that they want to do things "deleterious to us, the planet, or both". My years in the retail business and later in hardball politics tells me a few people want stuff for themselves and like sociopaths…"
16 hours ago
tom sarbeck replied to Grinning Cat's discussion "Science Isn't Broken" in the group Atheists who love Science!
"Yeah, GB, it's interesting and important that laws require drug advertisers to disclose the dangers of pharmaceutical company laboratories. Many such disclosures mention the dangers to life and health. It's important to life and health to…"
23 hours ago
tom sarbeck replied to Grinning Cat's discussion "Science Isn't Broken" in the group Atheists who love Science!
"Science does face a risk: many projects cost so much that they require funding by taxpayers. Getting such funding requires persuading politicians. American education got a needed boost in the 1960s after the Soviet Union sent a man  into earth…"
23 hours ago
tom sarbeck replied to Russell Pangborn's discussion How many of you despise Edward Snowden?
"Joan, strong people can admit to failings. Weak people fear doing so. "
yesterday
tom sarbeck replied to Russell Pangborn's discussion How many of you despise Edward Snowden?
"This discussion's demise is overdue. All that really matters is that people whose views are inflexible are a minority at the polls. Bye. "
yesterday
tom sarbeck replied to Deidre's discussion What are u listening to?
"Any "phans" here? Phantom of the Opera fans? Decades ago I saw the 1940s Hollywood film with Claude Rains as the Phantom and never forgot the acid throwing that marred his face and life. It was a bit traumatic. When Andrew Lloyd…"
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tom sarbeck replied to Russell Pangborn's discussion How many of you despise Edward Snowden?
"Thanks, Russell. Hugh is filibustering. "
yesterday
tom sarbeck replied to Russell Pangborn's discussion How many of you despise Edward Snowden?
"Hugh, you are again relying on your imagination You know your motives better then you know mine, and you're projecting yours. "
yesterday
tom sarbeck replied to Russell Pangborn's discussion How many of you despise Edward Snowden?
"Hugh, you're tiring of the discussion you started If you won't summarize what you consider important at that site, you're filibustering. Please don't copy and paste the site here. In a legislative body, reading at length requires…"
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tom sarbeck replied to Russell Pangborn's discussion How many of you despise Edward Snowden?
"Joan, more than a mere "Good for you". Much more. "
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tom sarbeck replied to Russell Pangborn's discussion How many of you despise Edward Snowden?
"Hugh, do you see only those two motives? Explaining my motivations requires me to explain a scepticism of authority that results from growing up in a sometimes violent home and twelve years in Catholic schools. Before the attempt to frighten my…"
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tom sarbeck replied to Russell Pangborn's discussion How many of you despise Edward Snowden?
"My point, FT, is your naive or careless use of language. Power does not equate with greed. I didn't bother to point out that a need for power or greed (usually a need for wealth) motivate much of history, including the many wars in the western…"
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tom sarbeck replied to Russell Pangborn's discussion How many of you despise Edward Snowden?
"Hugh, please tell us the source for your 99% estimate. An imagination necessary for sci-fi writing does not qualify. "
yesterday
tom sarbeck replied to Russell Pangborn's discussion How many of you despise Edward Snowden?
"Wrong, Hugh. Twice. I did not go through legal channels and it was not handled through those channels. The attorney to whom I reported the sale was a professor of law at the state university. He was also--on his own time--an ally of the physical…"
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tom sarbeck replied to Russell Pangborn's discussion How many of you despise Edward Snowden?
"Hugh, where do you buy your flame-proof clothing? I live in an almost flameproof building but I often engage in political campaigns and want some clothing like yours. "
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tom sarbeck replied to Russell Pangborn's discussion How many of you despise Edward Snowden?
"FT: Your equating power and greed results from not having a definition for the word "power". If you will consult a dictionary, you might see that a need for power equates with greed. Some of us have more need/greed than others. "
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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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