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I am sooooo depressed now...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Jan 17. 10 Replies

Bought the book, saw the movie, slept in the t-shirt every night. I'd have sent them money but I couldn't find my checkbook.…Continue

Houston, first take the cover off the eyepiece

Started this discussion. Last reply by Susan Stanko Oct 2, 2014. 2 Replies

I was mindlessly snooping the web today, trying to give meaning to my life, when I came across this article:…Continue

Atheist Church: Do we look foolish now???

Started this discussion. Last reply by k.h. ky Jan 13, 2014. 21 Replies

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Greg replied to Matt Gabe's discussion The afterlife should still matter to atheists
"Two quotes come to mind: " Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist." -Epicurus and: "We are dead; we are - not here.If we were then we would - be…"
10 hours ago
Greg replied to Matt Gabe's discussion The afterlife should still matter to atheists
"What worries me is that I may not be dead but in the midst of a heart attack (happened to me Da). Maybe I'll be suffering a stroke. Maybe I'll be choking on my own tongue (happened to my grandmother). Maybe I'll be having my head cut…"
11 hours ago
Greg replied to Bertold Brautigan's discussion Death with Misery (AKA "The Kiss of Jesus") - Brought to You by the RCC
"Won't be much of a party without it."
yesterday
Greg replied to Bertold Brautigan's discussion Death with Misery (AKA "The Kiss of Jesus") - Brought to You by the RCC
"I'd better hide the helium party bottle from my wife now. I might need it someday."
yesterday
Greg replied to Matt Gabe's discussion The afterlife should still matter to atheists
"I was going to ask the OP if he was willing to go all Pascal on us for his daydream but you beat me to it. To be aware of the possibility is all the thought it deserves. I will reassess the situation as more data becomes available. I won't be…"
yesterday
Greg replied to Shashwat Singh Pokharel's discussion Does Richard Dawkins overstate in his book The God Delusion that "Religion is the sole cause of conflict in the world"? What are your opinions?
"I think there would still be war, just less of them. It is my personal theory that religion increases tribalism, which tends to lead to wars. I just don't want anyone to ask me to cite sources."
yesterday
Greg replied to Joan Denoo's discussion My gravesite inscription
"That's a good suggestion. We'll have to give some thought as to what we'd like it to say. "A pox on anyone who moves this birdbath"??? "Below this birdbath you'll find the stairway to hell"??? "Here lies…"
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Greg replied to Christina Fiscus's discussion Oklahoma GOP wants to restrict marriage to people of faith
"I have faith that the Oklahoma GOP is populated by idiots. Actually, I have strong evidence but since they respect faith more than science, faith it is."
yesterday
Greg replied to Joan Denoo's discussion My gravesite inscription
"My wife is Catholic. I do like her request though. She would like to have her ashes, mixed with concrete, to be made into a birdbath. She would like it to be placed on the hill of our property.I see no real value in this but I do have a sentimental…"
yesterday
Michael Penn replied to Greg's discussion I am sooooo depressed now...
"Yes, anything written by man cannot be infallible. That certainly includes the bible. I think that kid was full of Malarkey."
Jan 17
Pat replied to Greg's discussion I am sooooo depressed now...
"Ohh, he's got as future in politics. And it's not whether he can keep a lie a secret. None of them can. It's whether he can spin it to his advantage and/or do the 'apology tour' where he comes out on top.  Think former…"
Jan 16
Future replied to Greg's discussion I am sooooo depressed now...
"How appropriate - the kid used the claim of a personal relationship with god to get attention. It starts earlier and earlier anymore. This kid might have a future in politics, if he can learn how to keep a lie a secret."
Jan 16
On my Kneesus for Jesus! replied to Greg's discussion I am sooooo depressed now...
"What are you talking about? "
Jan 16
Loren Miller replied to Greg's discussion I am sooooo depressed now...
"And a coffee mug!"
Jan 16
Loren Miller replied to Greg's discussion I am sooooo depressed now...
"Would we lie to you, Pat?!?  [grin!]"
Jan 16
Pat replied to Greg's discussion I am sooooo depressed now...
"You mean heaven ain't for real? FOR REAL?!"
Jan 16

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At 7:22am on May 16, 2014, Randall Smith said…

Appreciate your comment (with a chuckle). Few people grasp the magical 50% threshold, or any other percentage for that matter. If one person in 300 survived a mining collapse, for example, it would be a "miracle" from god (and "thank god" uttered). Bad luck for the other 299. Crazy.

At 3:16pm on March 12, 2013, Loren Miller said…

To try to encompass all of Robert Heinlein's philosophy by recommending one book is likely impossible.  I COULD be tempted to suggest Time Enough For Love, even though it (sort of) requires that you read Methuselah's Children first (it really CAN stand on its own, though). There is a lot of RAH's philosophy in Time Enough and in many of his other books.

If you want to have a hard, strong look at his attitude on religion, I have three suggestions:

Job: A Comedy of Justice. This REALLY gets to the heart of the matter ... and it should have been his FIFTH Hugo Award winner.
Stranger In a Strange Land. All you have to do is look at the gross parody which is Fosters "Church of the New Revelation" to see what he thinks of current-day organized religion.
If this goes on... from the collection, Revolt in 2100. One of the first pieces Heinlein wrote which dealt directly with religion and its leanings toward imperialism.

These are among my faves. We can talk about this if you like or you can go your own way. In any case, I'd be interested in hearing your reaction to whatever you do get into.

At 5:39pm on July 5, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 6:07pm on July 4, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, ! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. You might also like Atheist Defense Network. After you've searched for topics of interest in "Groups" above and in the "Forums", don't forget to look at recent activity which hides along the right margin of the page all the way at the bottom.

At 4:02pm on July 4, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Greg

Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense and science lead to freethinking wisdom --- as you know as a non believer and freethinker like us.

We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 700 discussion topics and 3500 members.

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Terry

 
 
 

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