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Brother Richard's speech: "Thank God America is a Secular Nation "

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kiljoy616 Jul 10, 2015. 4 Replies

Hey everyone, first I want to thank you for you comments on this speech that was posted here:…Continue

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NEED YOUR INPUT: Social Networking Buttons

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Hey, everyone we need your help. We want to create several social networking buttons to be used on your websites. Many of you have used the…Continue

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Stop the madness! And a possible new site rule?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Haynes Sep 18, 2010. 135 Replies

Enough is enough! There has been way too much silliness and name-calling on Nexus lately. People are joining groups they disagree with simply to argue with group members. Others are stalking and…Continue

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"Well ... I HAD thought that was what was growing on The Donald's head ... but considering the number of Republican clowns candidates currently running, I'm beginning to wonder if you have it right."
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"OHH MY GOSH! I forgot about tribbles. You mean we're going to have exponential growth in GOP presidential candidates? Ohh, the humanity!!!!"
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"Careful, Pat ... you know what happens when you feel a tribble, right?  [grin!]"
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"As excellent a prestidigitator as Penn is,I don't think even he can make that free range critter on the top of Trump's head disappear."
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"Penn Jillette may be "a goofball atheist," but here's the thing: Penn knows when he's clowning around.  I'm not convinced that The Donald does worth a good damn."
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Richard Haynes's Blog

We are wasting our time if we can't help these gay teens.

Posted on June 22, 2011 at 11:15pm 10 Comments

Often when I reflect upon my day, I am amazed how much of my time is wasted going through hate mail. No, I'm not talking about those "my god loves you and enjoy the fires of Hell" letters I get from those wacky and kooky theists. I'm speaking of the emails I get from other atheists. Yeah, I actually get more from our team.


The last four emails I have received could be boiled down to this:


"There is no such thing as a new atheist!"

"Once a…


Weekly Rant: Frank Schaeffer and New Atheist Fundamentalists

Posted on November 5, 2009 at 12:27pm 4 Comments

As far as the religious go, you could say that Frank Schaeffer is one of the good guys. He is the son of one of the first televangelists, Francis Schaeffer, and in his book, Crazy for God, he did a great job explaining how he helped found the Religious Right, and why he now regretted it.

As being somewhat… Continue

When should nontheists complain?

Posted on November 3, 2009 at 4:30pm 7 Comments

It is no secret that we nontheists are continually bombarded with religious references. Most of the time, we simply smile and ignore them, knowing that our fellow primates mean us no harm. And when we do complain, no matter how polite and courteous we may be, it is always taken the wrong way. So, when should we speak up?

My friend Margaret Downey wrote this letter to American Airlines concerning her recent trip her to Hawaii:… Continue

Happy Anniversary Chariots of Iron!

Posted on September 2, 2009 at 11:09am 1 Comment

Happy first anniversary to “the three godlessteers,” Lamar, Eli, and Joe. Thanks guys for giving us a great year of podcasting. May you all be in Heaven ten minutes before the Devil knows your dead.

If you don’t yet listen to the Chariots of Iron podcast, you are missing out. Below is the info for episode that kicks off their second season. Their guest is PZ Myers, and if that is not reason enough to listen, you get to hear Joe say, “If the toupee had been invented like 3000 years… Continue

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At 6:34am on April 21, 2015, Idaho Spud said…

I know you have a lot to do and only have 24 hours/day, but I think the "stop following" part of emails is annoying enough to deserve some attention.  It is too easy to accidently click on.

At 3:21pm on December 2, 2014, Chip The Despot said…

I cannot change my screen name.  Can you help?

At 9:36am on August 9, 2014, Andrew Bradford Hoke said…

Hi Richard,

I will mention my activity on Atheist Nexus at the PA Athesit/ Humanist convention this month. I also listed the blog on the official website for the convention here:

I like Atheist Nexus a lot, and I plan on continuing to be active.

Thanks, and have a great day. 

At 10:13pm on March 31, 2014, Daniel W said…

Haven't heard from you in a white Richard.  Hope you are doing well!

At 9:04am on November 28, 2013, Daniel W said…
Richard have a happy Thanksgiving!
At 3:18am on November 9, 2013, Dean Georgacopoulos said…

Dear Rich,

I've know about this site for awhile but when I googled atheist dating this site came up and so I signed up but don't see anything about dating??

Where should I look? Thanks. -DG

At 7:37am on May 29, 2013, Ravi Morey said…

I am sorry I did not answer your friend request four days ago, Richard,  but I was on a hiking trip.

At 4:20pm on May 25, 2013, Christy Stewart said…
Tell me more about this group!
At 2:55pm on May 25, 2013, Loren Miller said…

Far out, Richard, and thanks!  What group?

At 10:15pm on May 21, 2013, █████████ said…

Thanks a lot :-)


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