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Teaching religion in the classroom? This approach is exactly what I'd like to see.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nerdlass Jul 1, 2013. 5 Replies

This will ultimately turn out to be a political issue so that's why I put it in that category. The moderator can correct that as he sees fit.…Continue

Research shows religion behind both organized and unorganized crime

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 12, 2013. 14 Replies

Have at. What a whacky world some people live in.So many directions we can go with this study.…Continue

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Greg replied to matthew greenberg's discussion ISIS - a conservative paradise in Iraq
"Well sure, there have been "some" instances where ISIS slaughter and behead people but it's not official ISIS policy. Ok, maybe it is ISIS policy, but they're not widespread. Ok, maybe it is widespread, but Islam is a religion of…"
Greg replied to Dhruv Kumar Ghosh's discussion Bloody Mary a hoax!
"My daughter pulled the Bloody Mary story out during school when she was about 8 years old. Some of her friends were so traumatized they nearly suspended my daughter. She thought the whole thing was ridiculous. My wife did punish her in some mild way…"
Greg replied to Freethinker31's discussion Are Atheists too judgmental??
"Travis, When my son was born I followed the same line of thinking. I hadn't given it a lot of thought before so there was a short period where I had to do some research. In the end, I discussed the situation with my wife and we agreed it was…"
Greg replied to James M. Martin's discussion Does Victoria Gekko Look Like Anyone Who Could Pass Through the Eye of a Needle?
"Oh, and Joel..., I mean Jesus, wants me to have a new BMW too."
Sep 3
Greg replied to Bertold Brautigan's discussion ISIS - Is Obama fiddling while Rome burns?
"I am hoping the delayed response is the result of thoughtful deliberation. Many people are screaming for revenge. I'm sure there are plenty of journalists wondering when they picked up so many friends. My hope is the President coolly identifies…"
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Greg replied to Luara's discussion Nonbeliever's equivalent of wearing a cross
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Aug 28
Greg replied to sflmac's discussion God cured Doctor's Ebola disease.
"I wouldn't say that god works in mysterious way...Dr. Brantly works in mysterious ways. A doctor??? Really??? I need to read more about this guy. Maybe it's only a doctorate in say...sociology...or anthropology. If he's actually an…"
Aug 22
Greg replied to k.h. ky's discussion Edward Snowden
"Snowden has given several examples of previous whistleblowers with lives have been destroyed as a result. His point is that the whistleblower programs are nothing but lies. No change can come through that avenue. Not only can the government crush…"
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Greg replied to Joan Denoo's discussion My gravesite inscription
"I'll leave no body and have no marker. I'm still debating the merit of having my ashes scattered. That seems pointless, except that the ashes have to go somewhere. I suppose I should consider where they might wind up if I'm not…"
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Greg replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion People reject science even when they are informed about it
"I suppose it depends whether one is looking for the truth or "THE TRUTH". The former isn't necessarily limited by facts, reason or reality."
Jul 7
Greg replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion The Hobby Lobby Decision
"I found a mistake in the drawing. To be more realistic, there should be a line from 'God works in mysterious ways" back up to "PRAY". "
Jul 2
Greg replied to Michael Penn's discussion NEW HBO SERIES - THE LEFTOVERS
"Oh...I thought that was on the cooking channel. I read an article about it the other night. Double down on Pascals wager guilt. After the rapture, we're supposed to wait in misery for the other shoe to drop. Are we bad people, overlooked or…"
Jun 30
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"Matt, Sorry to hear about the recent death of your dating life ;-) Actually, I smiled as I first began reading the article. My wife once had a suitor who told her he believed there must be "something else out there". The idiot had never…"
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"Got gay moose semen? "Excuse me for just one moment, I think my head is imploding." "
Jun 5
Greg replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Morality clause for teachers in Cincinnati
"At this point, there is no shortage of RCC teachers. They'll fill the ranks with true believers willing to walk the talk. Not being a public institution, that is entirely their right. I'd hate to be a child brought up in that…"
Jun 3
Greg replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Michelle strikes again!
"I agree with Bachmann, Pennsylvania has completely gone to hell since he was president."
Jun 2

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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

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