Allen Dudley
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Allen Dudley replied to matthew greenberg's discussion Thank God For Muslims - An Essay By Matthew Greenberg (atheist)
"It's good to know that Muslims serve a purpose other than keeping the media filled with woe and mayhem. Their presence is certainly problematic where ever they gather in large numbers. Some of their backwardness and intolerance is cultural and…"
May 29
Allen Dudley replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion A Modern Version of the Pillory
"Public figures have to be careful about what they say even in private. It is best for them to assume that there is a live microphone present to convey their remarks to others."
May 8
Allen Dudley liked Loren Miller's blog post A Confrontation of Belief on Prime-Time Television
Apr 21
Allen Dudley liked Alan Perlman's blog post Another Passover, another celebration of non-deliverance; on not being a jerk
Apr 18
Allen Dudley replied to Patricia's discussion How the Internet Is Taking Away America’s Religion
"I think another factor in the decline in religious affiliation is the action of people who claim to be christians. Pedophile priests, fallen evangelists, and obvious hypocrisy have soured many on religion."
Apr 10
Allen Dudley commented on Alan's blog post Is there proof of god?
"I agree with Loren Miller. I sometimes wonder if it's possible to make up a story so stupid that deists won't believe it."
Apr 10
K J commented on Allen Dudley's blog post We Need a New Paradigm
"I definitely agree - we do indeed need a new paradigm - everywhere. What I find most disturbing is that ALL of the religions "proclaim" they are about peace and loving/treating one another as we would like to be treated. HAH! …"
Apr 8
Loren Miller commented on Allen Dudley's blog post We Need a New Paradigm
"The paradigm we need is one which recognizes reality and disposes of counterproductive fantasy, one which acknowledges that problems are complex and will not yield to simplistic solutions.  Prayer, faithfulness and belief in an unseen deity…"
Apr 5
Sentient Biped commented on Allen Dudley's blog post We Need a New Paradigm
"Nicely said.  I agree with you."
Apr 5
Allen Dudley liked Dr. Terence Meaden's discussion "Church of England is on the brink of extinction", warns Archbishop Carey
Apr 4
Ted Foureagles commented on Allen Dudley's blog post We Need a New Paradigm
"Allen: Part of what you're advocating is an end to tribalism, and I'd like to see that too.  I just don't expect it anywhere close to my lifetime.  It's an old impulse -- older than humans, and this civilization…"
Apr 3
Napoleon Bonaparte commented on Allen Dudley's blog post We Need a New Paradigm
"Fair enough ! Let's have a new paradigm."
Apr 3
Allen Dudley liked Chuck Roast's discussion Debunking The Bible
Apr 3
Allen Dudley commented on Sikandar Solzer's blog post Reason to be an atheist
"I find anything that brings me close to preachers (parasites) problematic. It really irritates me when preachers or other religious zealots tell me at a funeral that the deceased has "gone to a better place". To be a deist, you have to…"
Apr 3
Allen Dudley liked Sikandar Solzer's blog post Reason to be an atheist
Apr 3
Allen Dudley posted a blog post

We Need a New Paradigm

After thousands of years of living under the thumbs of various religions, the purveyors of religious dogma would have us believe that if we were just a little more devout or had a bit more faith, all of the world's problems could be quickly and justly solved.  According to the theologians, if the teachings of their particular religion were universally applied, we would quickly find ourselves living in Utopia.  And we would have their particular god to thank for the transformation.If what the…See More
Apr 3

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About Me:
I am a retired American TESL teacher.
I have been an atheist all my life.

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We Need a New Paradigm

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 12:32am 5 Comments

After thousands of years of living under the thumbs of various religions, the purveyors of religious dogma would have us believe that if we were just a little more devout or had a bit more faith, all of the world's problems could be quickly and justly solved.  According to the theologians, if the teachings of their particular religion were universally applied, we would quickly find ourselves living in Utopia.  And we would have their particular god to thank for the transformation.

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At 10:56am on February 6, 2014, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 9:19am on February 6, 2014, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Greetings Allen 

Welcome to Atheist Nexus---an internet world of rationality and peace, common sense and freethinking wisdom. There are many like-minded freethinking people in this network--friendly, caring, rational people.

We invite you to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 890 discussion topics and 4000 members. http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin Terry

 
 
 

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