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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 B Fletcher's discussion Hey everybody, the world's about to end. Again.
"I'm perceiving a lack of commitment to these end of the world festivals. Every time they come up I offer my services to relieve them of a few choice posessions. Never any takers.'s not like they're ever going to need them…"
Greg replied to Atheist Andrea's discussion Are you open about being an atheist or are you in the closet?
"Gwaithmir, Thank you for sharing that. My interest is primarily the church/state issue so I certainly appreciate your efforts. I guess I don't know many other openly atheist people. That's some surprise to talk with one involved going back…"
Greg replied to matthew greenberg's discussion THIS...because of Christianity
"Well that was interesting. I had a moment and decided to look into this myself. When trying to find the original speech, a link to snopes appeared here. That the complaint is bogus isn't surprising. As you mentioned there is a…"
Greg replied to Atheist Andrea's discussion Are you open about being an atheist or are you in the closet?
"Gwaithmir, I'm curious about a few things. Please feel free to ignore my questions as the answers may be personal and none of my business. What were you attempting to accomplish with the activism you engaged in? Was your disengagement for…"
Greg replied to Arp's discussion Hello Atheist Nexus members, Arp here!
"Hi Arp. Glad to have you. Is India secular in the sense that it attempts to keep religion out of lawmaking and administration? I don't have a problem with the general population being religious on their own time and property, We should have the…"
Apr 4
Greg replied to Brittney Bailey's discussion Would this Upset you?
"It is dismissive but I'd give him a bit of slack. Maybe he should be asked in what way he feels we're all clones? Maybe he's always been a theist and can't conceive of how someone could not be one. I suspect, if that's the…"
Apr 4
Greg replied to Hathal Alqassab's discussion Saudi Arabia declares all atheists are terrorists in new law to crack down on political dissidents
""Maybe this is just more cranky old me" Ha!!! WTF am I doing? I meant "cranky old men". My honesty comes to the surface once again to sabotage my point."
Apr 3
Greg replied to Hathal Alqassab's discussion Saudi Arabia declares all atheists are terrorists in new law to crack down on political dissidents
"Let them sell as much sand as they like.What I don't understand is why they want to do this now. What possible motive is there at this point in history? Maybe this is just more cranky old me, the arteries in their brains hardening saying…"
Apr 3
Greg replied to James M. Martin's discussion Why Are Red States Disproportionately Fundamentalist and Stupid?
""Why are red states disproportionately fundamentalist and stupid?" I suspect it's the other way around, at least with respect to social issues. The T-shirt says, "You can't fix stupid". I'd like to follow that up…"
Apr 2
Greg replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion The Rise and the Fall of the Third Reich
"True Loren. It's interesting to speculate though. I wasn't aware that Hitler was an aeronautical engineer as well. A man of many talents. "
Mar 31
Greg replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion The Rise and the Fall of the Third Reich
"The early successes were genius in the sense that Hitler understood just how far his cajones could take him. My impression however, based on an admittedly limited knowledge of WWII, is that Germany jumped the gun. Had they waited one, maybe two…"
Mar 30
Greg replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion The Rise and the Fall of the Third Reich
"I found the Richard Rhodes book helpful in understanding German ambitions. It's horrible to think they came so close to succeeding. Success and ultimate failure can be attributed to the gigantic ego of their leader.Masters of Death"
Mar 30
Greg replied to Aaron Ferrao's discussion How to respond to the stereotypical "atheists have no morals" question.
""I can't speak for other atheists. Be specific, which ethics or morals am I lacking?"I suppose the question is one we should all consider personally from time to time, just to keep ourselves honest."
Mar 30
Greg replied to Irrelevant People's discussion How atheist are you?
"If we applied the Dawkins scale to science, where would a scientific theory fit? I'm at that same place, probably somewhere between a 6 and a 7. I may be wrong but I recall reading that Dawkins put himself in the same place. There is no…"
Mar 24
Greg replied to roland707's discussion My ten year old's library book gave me a coronary
""-or something." One smart boy you've got there."
Mar 10
Greg replied to James M. Martin's discussion Get Ready To Puke: Religious Dispatches Discusses New Film, "Son of God," in Context of Previous Film Fables
"Why James, that is so not true. I have seen the stoplight change, right after I prayed. It was indeed a miracle. I have a daily commute and so I will continue to heap praise upon the lawd."
Mar 5

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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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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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