George Ricker
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  • Palm Bay, FL
  • United States
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Buz the Bear replied to George Ricker's discussion In the news in the group Florida Atheists
"Advertising is pricey and many churches have an endless supply of cash to entice/con others into joining them. One of the problems I have with organized religion is that the members of most churches proselytise and actively seek members. I guess no…"
Aug 21, 2009
Cody Hiner replied to George Ricker's discussion In the news in the group Florida Atheists
"Excellent! It's good to see some good coverage for once."
Aug 3, 2009
George Ricker added a discussion to the group Florida Atheists
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In the news

Atheists and atheism are getting more positive news coverage these days. We have a long way to go, but this seems to me to be a good sign.The Miami HeraldBeyond belief: Atheists push for greater visibility and acceptanceThere's nothing unusual about churches advertising Sunday services, but South Florida atheists are turning that idea on its head: Why not promote the belief that there is no God?See More
Aug 3, 2009
Jim DePaulo replied to George Ricker's discussion Irreconcilable differences in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"Well said. Science has nothing to gain from accommodating the irrational and much to lose if it does so. In the words of H. L. Mencken "For centuries, theologians have been explaining the unknowable in terms of the-not-worth-knowing.""
Jul 30, 2009
Steve replied to George Ricker's discussion Irreconcilable differences in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"Terrific essay; The very notion that we must be careful not to offend the moderate religious because they have been so nice as to accept some scientific concepts seem to me to be asking their permission to pursue the craft. How great was it when the…"
Jul 30, 2009
George Ricker added a discussion to the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
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Irreconcilable differences

For any who are interested, my essay, "Irreconcilable Differences: The Myth of Compatibility Between Science and Religions," is now available on Dissident Voice.
Jul 30, 2009
Angie Jackson replied to George Ricker's discussion Freethought Day at Disney in the group Florida Atheists
"Some atheists have kids :) Sadly, atheists with kids (in this economy) like myself don't have MONEY for Disney, but it sounds great another year."
Jul 28, 2009
George Ricker replied to Diana Graves's discussion Oh Shit... in the group Atheist Writers
"You've had lots of good advice, and I don't want to add to the overload. Do get a registered copyright for your work, though. It's not foolproof protection, but it definitely helps. If you want to sell your fiction, then I…"
Jul 25, 2009
George Ricker replied to George Ricker's discussion Freethought Day at Disney in the group Florida Atheists
"They did EPCOT last year. I think this year they plan to go to the Magic Kingdom. But, as I said, the details will be forthcoming on the web site. The main thing I'm trying to accomplish is to get the word out so that people will know about it…"
Jul 13, 2009
Tom Lundy replied to George Ricker's discussion Freethought Day at Disney in the group Florida Atheists
"I’d be interested if you were going to EPCOT but not the Magic Kingdom. You can't even get a beer in the Magic Kingdom. It's defiantly for kids."
Jul 13, 2009
George Ricker added a discussion to the group Florida Atheists
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Freethought Day at Disney

The Space Coast Freethought Association will sponsor its annual Freethought Day at Disney on October 17th (that's a Saturday) at Disney World. There is a Freethought Day at Disney web site, which contains particulars and will include plans as they develop for this year's event. This is simply a get-together to have fun with some like-minded people and to get to know other freethinkers from around the state. It's a fairly…See More
Jul 13, 2009
George Ricker replied to Brad Feaker's discussion An atheist manifesto - of sorts... in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"Here's something I just put together. An atheist's view I worship no gods and follow no religions. I think the universe and all that it contains is the product of undirected natural forces. I think that human morality is the product…"
Jul 12, 2009
George Ricker replied to Brad Feaker's discussion An atheist manifesto - of sorts... in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
""Atheism is the absence of god-belief. All else is embellishment." I wrote that in the introduction to my book, mere atheism: no gods...no problem! Frankly, I don't like the idea of anything called an "atheist manifesto"…"
Jul 11, 2009
George Ricker updated their profile
Jul 11, 2009
I have just updated the Godless in America website with the following. In the blog, I note a discount on my books, mention the mobbing of a reporter in Jerusalem, cite a ruling against a Bible Club, talk about some scientists who "just say no" to the Templeton Foundation, plug le Tour de France, offer an invite to the upcoming Freethought Day at Disney (sponsored by the SCFA), and provide links to a couple of videos that I find inspiring. I have also added links to a couple of humorous sites (there's a new section called "Humor" on the "Links" page) and a science blog by Jerry Coyne called "Why Evolution Is True," named after his excellent book with the same title. I have added a new essay called "Irreconcilable differences: the myth of compatibility between science and religions."

George Ricker

"Nothing about atheism prevents me from thinking about any idea. It is the very epitome of freethought. Atheism imposes no dogma and seeks no power over others." mere atheism: no gods…no problem!

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At 6:39am on May 26, 2010, John Jubinsky said…
Hi George! Have a very happy birthday.
At 7:03pm on September 14, 2009, Little Name Atheist said…
Thanks to the person who updated us that George is dead. I hope you find comfort in his memory.
At 5:59pm on September 14, 2009, FreeThinker said…
My condolences to George's family and friends. I didn't know him outside of his comments on Atheist Nexus, but he seemed like a good man.
At 3:49pm on September 14, 2009, Cara said…
He will be missed. My thoughts are with his family and friends.
At 3:18pm on September 14, 2009, Gecko, Seth...brother of Richie! said…
will miss you brother. my thoughts are with his family
At 12:28pm on September 14, 2009, Dre Smith said…
We shall miss you. My thought and condolensces to the family
At 10:24am on September 14, 2009, AcesLucky said…
I didn't know you George, but I just gave the world, on your behalf, a moment of pandemonium -- right outside front my house -- I wonder if the neighbors now think I'm off my nut? (But it felt really good!)
At 3:26pm on September 13, 2009, Bio Ninja said…
My condolences and I hope that you all can find peace in this difficult time.
At 2:29pm on September 13, 2009, Kristi Leitholt said…
My condolences to George's family. Thanks for letting us know.
At 1:46pm on September 13, 2009, Louis said…
Goodnight George.
 
 
 

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