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Where is the line re: embarrassing your meme?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michelle Oct 13, 2009. 3 Replies

 

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David Brandow replied to AcesLucky's discussion Paul Kurtz - "I refuse to be defined... as an Atheist"
"You are missing a very key word in his statement: simply. He did not say that he refused to be defined as an atheist, he refused to be defined simply as an atheist. And he's entirely correct. Technically, he is an atheist, he doesn't…"
Oct 22, 2009
Michelle replied to David Brandow's discussion Where is the line re: embarrassing your meme?
"To comment on the articles, the first one states some basic truths about atheistic nations, but it would help to include where you got the information. Allowing others the option to review your sources shows trust and respect for the intelligence of…"
Oct 13, 2009
Фелч Гроган replied to David Brandow's discussion Where is the line re: embarrassing your meme?
"Duane: A meme could encompass many basic ideas Precisely. Atheism is a one trick pony - we don't have any belief in gods or spooks. That's it. It's not a meccano set you can just build whetever you please on top of. We don't…"
Oct 13, 2009
Jared Lardo replied to David Brandow's discussion Where is the line re: embarrassing your meme?
"Atheism isn't *a* *meme*. It is and/or can be several memes. It's *definitely* a viewpoint or some similar term. If you represent atheists as all being ignorant of the difference between a part and the whole--gene and genome, meme and…"
Oct 13, 2009
David Brandow posted a discussion

Where is the line re: embarrassing your meme?

Caveat: This is a ridiculously self-serving topic. :-)I often wonder where the line is when speaking out in defense of one's meme, atheism in this case, in terms of one's qualifications and ability to do so. I have written articles for a number of my interests, and most recently ended up writing as an atheist representative of my local newspaper. I suspect that very few people actually get to this part of the paper, so I'm not terribly concerned about it, but I do wonder whether my amateur…See More
Oct 13, 2009
David Brandow replied to Langston's discussion What, in your opinion, is the best or most effective argument FOR the existence of god?
"Interesting, from your theory that time is spherical (circular?), I assumed you were unaware of this hypothesis. My mistake. If you can grasp those ideas intuitively, I'm impressed. I can grasp them intellectually, but intuitively I tend to…"
Oct 13, 2009
David Brandow replied to Langston's discussion What, in your opinion, is the best or most effective argument FOR the existence of god?
"One hypothesis that scientists have is that space-time started with the Big Bang. So under that model there was no 'before' the Big Bang, because time didn't exist until that point. Can I intuitively understand what that means? Nope,…"
Oct 13, 2009
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Oct 7, 2009
David Brandow replied to Langston's discussion What, In Your Opinion, is the Best or Most Effective Argument FOR the existence of god?
"I would agree, the teleological argument, the argument from design is probably the most compelling intellectual argument. Its a bad one, obviously, just because A was created by process B doesn't mean C had to have been created by the same…"
Oct 6, 2009
David Brandow replied to Shy_Metamorphosis's discussion I need an expert's take on this.
"As a professional computer scientist who took high-level university mathematics, I feel qualified to answer the question, although I haven't read those books specifically (or, if I did, it was many years ago). I sincerely doubt you'll…"
Oct 6, 2009
David Brandow replied to Hekate Moon's discussion Does religon deserve respect? Should we respect it?
"I recently wrote an article on a related topic: http://news.guelphmercury.com/Life/article/542475"
Oct 6, 2009
David Brandow replied to Danny's discussion What if there is a god?
"I don't believe in the possibility of the existence of an omniscient, omnipotent god, that to me is a logical impossibility. If there were a god in the Yahweh/Odin/Zeus mold or extremely advanced alien or something along those lines, a being of…"
Oct 6, 2009
David Brandow replied to Jennifer W's discussion Do you believe Jesus existed?
"Partway between A and B. A man named Jesus probably, although not definitely, existed. The claims about him are, for the most part, false and/or exaggerated. He did nothing supernatural, but he likely did perform some parlour tricks of some kind and…"
Oct 6, 2009
David Brandow replied to Atheist Exile's discussion The Origin of Morality in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"> As far a morality goes here is the curve ball. Psychotics have perfectly functioning mirror neurons but they are able to utilize their ability to read other people to manipulate them to their own means. Did you mean psychotics or psychopaths?…"
Sep 28, 2009
David Brandow replied to Atheist Exile's discussion The Origin of Morality in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"The example that I used, which again, was a study conducted and cited by others, was merely intended to demonstrate that different people can have very different responses to the same stimuli, that the standard we should be using shouldn't be…"
Sep 26, 2009
David Brandow replied to Atheist Exile's discussion The Origin of Morality in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"I'm not sure I agree that its as simple as that. One of the reasons its acceptable to try so darn hard to convert heathens, sometimes forcibly, is because the religious think about it from their point of view, as in 'what if I was a…"
Sep 25, 2009

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At 6:19pm on August 15, 2009, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello. Welcome to Atheist Nexus from one ardent atheist to another (check out My Profile and you will see).
I have been running a busy discussion group here since September 2008. It is called "Origins: Universe, Life, Earth, religion....etc".
Do try visiting and joining in. Terry (Oxford).
At 6:08pm on August 13, 2009, A Former Member said…
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