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Tom Sarbeck commented on Andrew Bradford Hoke's blog post The Pennsylvania Atheist/ Humanist Convention 2014
"Andrew, if you see this in time, ask around for people who took part in turning back the xians who tried to put Intelligent Design creationism into science courses at Dover (PA) schools. If you haven't seen the PBS program on the trial, some of…"
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The Pennsylvania Atheist/ Humanist Convention 2014

Hello all,I had a great time at the Pittsburgh DoubleTree Hotel tonight. I met a bunch of great people and had a lot of great conversations.I met too many people to name them all, but I would like to mention that I got to meet Bill and Suzy. They produce a podcast called Bar Room Atheist which I will be checking out very soon. I spoke mostly with Bill. He used to be a sheriff (I think), and he also studied 'the' Bible to become a better Christian.I exchanged stories with lots of nonbelievers,…See More
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Same Way Too BILL HATHAWAY and KID BONNEY 1999

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Same Way Too BILL HATHAWAY and KID BONNEY 1999

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Circa 1998 or 1999. Bill Hathaway, Shawn Ruch, Chris Ruane and Andy Hoke. The Crazy Horse Café, in Washington County, PA, I think.
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Andrew Bradford Hoke commented on Joan Denoo's blog post Free will is an illusion
"I suppose we are discussing free will as opposed to pre-determination. Is that right?"
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"Viva the Information Age! The internet may be the tree of knowledge, and how fruitful it is. Yum!"
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"Hi Morgan, It can be hard coming out to devoted Christian relatives. How do you tell them you're an atheist without simultaneously disparaging them and their fellow churchgoers? That's the rub. My parents are in their 70s now, so I…"
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44 year old man, raised Protestant among Jews then among Catholics, studied major philosophies and religions. I am so over the celestial boogeyman.

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The Pennsylvania Atheist/ Humanist Convention 2014

Posted on August 30, 2014 at 12:49am 1 Comment

Hello all,

I had a great time at the Pittsburgh DoubleTree Hotel tonight. I met a bunch of great people and had a lot of great conversations.

I met too many people to name them all, but I would like to mention that I got to meet Bill and Suzy. They produce a podcast called Bar Room Atheist which I will be checking out very soon. I spoke mostly with Bill. He used to be a sheriff (I think), and he also studied 'the' Bible to become a better Christian.

I exchanged…

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Recovering from Religion

Posted on August 10, 2014 at 12:36pm 18 Comments

I recently signed up to volunteer for 'Recovering from Religion.' http://recoveringfromreligion.org/

I had to furnish contact information for two individuals.

My perspective is that religion causes people to suffer in a variety of ways, and I'm trying to reduce that suffering.

Asymetrical Warfare and Iraq

Posted on August 9, 2014 at 9:32am 17 Comments

I think that some global understanding needs to be established or affirmed regarding asymmetrical warfare. Something useful may not be possible, but I thought it was at least worth discussion.

How does a recognized government face an enemy with no specified geographic boundary, no diplomatic capacity or public leader?

It is very easy to point to formal positions regarding 'unlawful combatants,' but I can't help but think that our current understandings are not really doing the…

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Sunday Assembly

Posted on August 4, 2014 at 5:40pm 32 Comments

I imagine that most on this site have already heard about, and already have opinions relating to Sunday Assembly.

I'm helping to launch Sunday Assembly in Pittsburgh, PA (USA). For my part, I'm really enjoying it.

It's one thing for atheists to gather and 1) agree that religion is BS, 2) enjoy meeting like-minded people and 3) recover from religious indoctrination. What I like is the regular sense of community that we are…

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At 4:12pm on August 9, 2014, The Flying Atheist said…

Thanks for the friendship!

At 3:57pm on August 9, 2014, Freethinker31 said…

Thank you Andrew...I am honored  to be your friend...I respect you and enjoy  reading  your  posts...

At 9:56am on August 9, 2014, Loren Miller said…

No worries about the delay, guy.  Just enjoy!

At 9:15am on August 9, 2014, Michael Penn said…

Thanks for the add, Andrew. Everybody needs friends.

At 9:49pm on July 9, 2014, Richard Haynes said…

To answer your question, feel free to mention Nexus during your talk.

At 6:21pm on July 6, 2014, Loren Miller said…
Welcome to the gang, Andrew! I'm sure we'll see you around.
At 10:01am on June 30, 2014, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 12:11am on June 30, 2014, k.h. ky said…
Welcome Andrew. Enjoy yourself.
At 9:16pm on June 28, 2014, Sentient Biped said…

Welcome to Atheist Nexus! I hope you will join in, in the discussions! The Forum, and Latest Activity sidebars are good places to check for current discussions.

At 7:27pm on June 26, 2014, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hello Andrew 

Good to have you join us.  Welcome to this cheerful friendly Internet community of rationality and peace, common sense and freethinking evidence-based wisdom.    

We invite you to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 900  discussion topics and 4100 members.  http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin

There are 1100 groups in Atheist Nexus.  Do go visiting.

Terry

 
 
 

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