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“...Threats to the Special Place of Humanity Caused Uproar and Resistance”*

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 7. 2 Replies

The first threat might have been the discovery that the earth was not the center of the universe. Did the first known uproar and resitance occur in ancient Egypt?Another early threat was the…Continue

Tags: resistance, uproar, fear, threat, superstition

Social Power Can Be Hurtful. Has Anyone Not Been Hurt By Its Use?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Mar 15. 26 Replies

A single mother told me she would teach her son that power is evil.Her manner told me someone had hurt her, so I did not ask what kind of power she would use to produce that result.The shortest…Continue

Tags: politics, power

The Three Happinesses — Money, Power, and Sex — and Religions Try to Take Them Away

Started this discussion. Last reply by Compelledunbeliever Mar 20. 3 Replies

Back when I was in college and comparing world religions, I might have dallied with Tantric Buddhism for a while. I liked that Tantra held sex to be a spiritual good. But then I found that it too…Continue

Tags: religion, sex, power, money, happiness

Politics. Where Can People Better Perfect Their Ability to Fool the Innocent (the Naive)?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Mar 4. 7 Replies

Donald Trump doesn’t try to conceal his lies. Most politicians do. For one instance of many, JFK.“If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.”Who debunks…Continue

Tags: quotations., oligarchy, democracy

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Tom Sarbeck replied to tom sarbeck's discussion The USA Is Becoming More Secular in An Important Way (Despite the Pessimism of A Few of Us)
"Joan, re “...HAS to be addressed”: Of the several ways to rise to leadership, education and/or inspiration are more effective than the language of desperation. Re my rejecting trolleyology as a method: Testing a research method for…"
Jun 21
Joan Denoo replied to tom sarbeck's discussion The USA Is Becoming More Secular in An Important Way (Despite the Pessimism of A Few of Us)
"Tom, why do you use the term "trolleyology" in this incident? Climate change, which many believe is human-caused, as do I, "HAS to be addressed." To fail to act spells death and destruction for living things. If one takes action…"
Jun 21
Joan Denoo replied to tom sarbeck's discussion The USA Is Becoming More Secular in An Important Way (Despite the Pessimism of A Few of Us)
"I do too, Loren, and the approach I take causes some non-believers to advise me to not be so disrespectful of religion. I think religion is silly and want my position to be known; if believers and non-believers don't use that approach, fine. I…"
Jun 21
Compelledunbeliever replied to tom sarbeck's discussion The USA Is Becoming More Secular in An Important Way (Despite the Pessimism of A Few of Us)
" This is a great pice of information! Thank you!"
Jun 21
Tom Sarbeck replied to tom sarbeck's discussion The USA Is Becoming More Secular in An Important Way (Despite the Pessimism of A Few of Us)
"Loren, in your post you wrote the words “...climate change HAS to be addressed.” I differ; it doesn’t have to be addressed."
Jun 17
Frankie Dapper replied to tom sarbeck's discussion The USA Is Becoming More Secular in An Important Way (Despite the Pessimism of A Few of Us)
"kathy, in my state the witness is asked ...do you swear or affirm the truth.. Hand on the bible and swearing in front of judge, jury and god is an affront to civilization.  So things have progressed. "
Jun 17
kathy: ky replied to tom sarbeck's discussion The USA Is Becoming More Secular in An Important Way (Despite the Pessimism of A Few of Us)
"Frankie, the only ones I knew of to use affirm were theists. Because swearing was against their religion  :)"
Jun 17
Loren Miller replied to tom sarbeck's discussion The USA Is Becoming More Secular in An Important Way (Despite the Pessimism of A Few of Us)
"Acts of god are one thing.  Acts of his putative representatives are quite another, especially when they turn to government interference and an attempt to maintain Christian privilege where it doesn't belong.There isn't much you can…"
Jun 17
Frankie Dapper replied to tom sarbeck's discussion The USA Is Becoming More Secular in An Important Way (Despite the Pessimism of A Few of Us)
"Yes, acts of god, is used in many legal documents and insurance docs.  Legally, it is a term of art. (phrase of art)  It is a universal recognition of circumstances in which no human can be legally responsible. In drafting a contract i…"
Jun 17
kathy: ky replied to tom sarbeck's discussion The USA Is Becoming More Secular in An Important Way (Despite the Pessimism of A Few of Us)
"It's printed above the plate number. Probably 90% in this state  opted for the slogan " in God we trust " on their license plate. "
Jun 16
tom sarbeck commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
""By five-O-clock, I felt exhausted, brewed me a fresh cup of French press and had it with cream and sugar." -- An April 27th post by Joan Joan, you inspired me to try French press. Like cold brew, it's milder than conventional hot…"
Jun 3
tom sarbeck replied to Loren Miller's discussion A Christian Nationalist Blitz (Katherine Stewart - NY Times) in the group Atheist News
"Move the Bang to a back burner? Upon further consideration, it's too big a fraud to move."
Jun 3
tom sarbeck replied to Loren Miller's discussion A Christian Nationalist Blitz (Katherine Stewart - NY Times) in the group Atheist News
"Joan, I persuade when I can, but a need for religion seldom yields to persuasion. It yields in courts of law and I contribute to four organizations that take religious blitzkriegs to court. It yields in elections. It may yield to therapy but…"
Jun 3
tom sarbeck commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
"There’s a place for bone, and it’s not in a guy’s head. Randall, check into cold-brewed coffee. It has less of the acid that hot-brewed coffee and I don’t sweeten it. However, the brewer is made of glass."
Apr 20
tom sarbeck replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion Is It Pseudoscience or Fake Science?
"Michael, I understand. Hate is a rational response when people lack defenses against dangers. The present dangers incllude Trump’s being president, his creating a swamp worse than the swamp he promised to drain, his having the power to launch…"
Apr 18
tom sarbeck replied to Vine's discussion Can you choose what you believe?
"Vine, I entered politics using the word “interest” in sentences such as I became interested in history. I had to learn another use of the word, as in I have an economic interest in the legislation. Here, the word…"
Apr 16

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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 9:41pm on December 6, 2017, Patricia said…

No, I don't really discuss it, I just like to try to learn something.

Thanks for adding me.

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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