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Death Penalty vs Abortion and Social Taboos

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Jul 10. 64 Replies

I have been engaged in a discussion elsewhere regarding my position on abortion. I wanted to run this by the atheistnexus community as the perspectives here are particularly rational and helpful most…Continue

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Two Analogies for the Christian God

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gregory Phillip Dearth Apr 2. 7 Replies

Imagine you were the smartest chemist ever. You already know how any substance mixed with any other substance will react. You don't even have to conduct experiments anymore because you know…Continue

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"Well, that would sort of make sense except it is the people that form religions, people that persuade others as to the goals and validity of religions, the people of those religions that commit the attrocities. Blaming religion is making religion to…"
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"When Arafat was alive he was once asked who he thought would win the war, Palestine or Israel? His reply was that "it depends on who has the biggest invisible friend." I've often thought that this man was much smarter than we gave him…"
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""This is why God sent a message to wipeout everyone this tribe back in bible days." Wow. That's basically saying that it's "our" fault because "we" were not persistent enough in an ancient genocide (including…"
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Pat commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post The Irony of Intollerance
"@ Sky God. The quote is from Steven Weinberg, Noble Prize Laureate in physics. Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil…"
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Sky God commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post The Irony of Intollerance
"Bill Maher's definition of a religious war:  " My invisible friend can beat up your invisible friend"!  The only problem is the humans caught in the middle, those that are innocent and those that have been brainwashed by…"
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Gregory Phillip Dearth commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post The Irony of Intollerance
"It seems to be a recent ability in human evolution to have the capacity for external perspective consideration. It is an ability that we may have possessed for quite some time, but religions like Christianity and Islam are particularly designed to…"
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Jonathan Tweet commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post The Irony of Intollerance
"Humans are not good at seeing their own biases. In fact, we're good at protecting our biases against contradictory information. The ability to reflect self-critically is key to rising above the fallacies that are so common. Thanks for this…"
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Joan Denoo commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post The Irony of Intollerance
"That is the problem, Nobody demonstrates the deity that authorized the killings on either side. I wonder what DNA would reveal about how closely these two factions are related? Depressing? Yes! Decidedly so!"
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Michael Penn commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post The Irony of Intollerance
"Your last 2 paragraphs sum it up wonderfully. If we were all children it could be viewed as those that believe in Santa Claus laughing at those who believe in the Easter Bunny. The problem is we are not children and nobody is laughing. Beyond that,…"
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I was raised as a fundamentalist christian (First Church of the Nazarene) and broke away from religion after doing an in depth study of the Bible and various science subjects. I am an active blogger on weareatheism and a published author.

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The Irony of Intollerance

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 9:13am 14 Comments

So much of my family are right wing nuts. As such, I often see pro-military stuff on my Facebook. No biggie. I support the military and served in the Army. 

Today I saw a video of some terrorists being vaporized by a hellfire strike. I did not find it disturbing. I have no problem watching animals like these die. I find it tragic that religion has infected their culture to the extent that such irrationality ultimately caused their early demise. But I dont have an issue…


Fix your Linux Bash

Posted on September 26, 2014 at 9:21am 10 Comments

Not really atheism related, but I know a lot of atheists that use linux (the rational choice for an operating system, just as atheism is the rational position on god claims - LOL). Here is how I fixed my bash vulnerability issue, aka the "Shell Shock" issue.

env X="() { :;} ; echo busted" /bin/sh -c "echo completed"

env X="() { :;} ; echo busted" `which bash` -c "echo completed"

#If you get busted, then do all of this:

mkdir src

cd src



An exhaustive study of THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

Posted on September 22, 2014 at 1:38am 6 Comments

I had added a review of the 10 commandments in my second edition of my book "Tools for Debating Atheism" wherein I not only listed the two versions of the 10 commandments, but referenced the prescribed punishments for each commandment, a feature overlooked largely (and thankfully) by Christians. As most commandments require a punisment of death, it is a good thing that most Christians ignore THOSE orders from their god by using their own morality. Of course, as atheists see it, we can just…


the Deceptive God of Creationists

Posted on September 7, 2014 at 2:06am 7 Comments

Thinking about the creationist claims today. I was debating about the speed of light being finite, meaning that objects billions of light years away send their light on a trek that takes billions of years to reach us. As we can measure distances in space using various methods, and know the distances of remote objects, we can be sure that the universe is billions of years old since the light of such distant objects has indeed had time to reach us.

The creationist, who believes…


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At 7:50pm on March 14, 2014, John Jubinsky said…

Hi Gregory! Welcome to Atheist Nexus and the Origins group.

I saw your post to the discussion I started about some people being indifferent to music and I very much share your love for music. I have it in my bones. What kind do you compose? (I have composed some also - only melody - and I am wondering if there is an overlap in our tastes.)

Also, since you have published there is a group called Atheist Writers that you might want to join. You can check it out at: 

I too have done a little writing. I wrote a very logical and succinct disproof of the Biblical god concept that was published by the Science and Rationalists Association of India. Not only are all of the premises self-evident but it is founded in human limitations rather than having the weakness of depending on the proposition that there is something a god can't do. It is almost solipsistic. If you think it is valid feel free to use it provided of course that you give appropriate credit. I have a copyright on it and It is located at:


Please get back to me about your music. Welcome again and I hope you enjoy the site.

At 1:48pm on March 1, 2014, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Gregory     

Welcome to Atheist Nexus---this Internet world of rationality and peace, common sense and freethinking wisdom---a friendly haven from the superstitions and fictional god of the masses. 

We invite you to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 900  discussion topics and 4000 members.


At 9:31am on March 1, 2014, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!


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