"Hi there! I am new to Atheistnexus, and I am not online much. I am also on FB, Ravelry, and I have a wordpress-blog. I do not consider myself a "weak" Atheist simply because I am NOT 100% Sure that God-Gods-Goddess Exist or not. I simply…"
"@ Natalie, You are, seemingly, a wonderful person. Some laws are creations of social transitions in culture and necessary to drive change away from autocratic or religious mandates, which tread on personal freedoms. In reference to your…"
"Joan, thanks for understanding what I was trying to say. Of course there needs to be law concerning property rights, rights of survivorship, custody of children in the event of divorce, etc. but everything else needs to be private. I guess I've…"
"Joan writes: "If marriage law is based on Christian, Jewish, Islam on any religious or cult law, then it co-mingles church and state..." Yes, and it disturbs me that no one seems to be talking about this at the oral arguments at…"
"Joan, the New Civil Rights website is carrying stories quoting Tony Perkins, Gary Bauer, and Mike Huckabee all saying they plan on defecting from the GOP and forming a third party. This will dilute the right wingnut vote and virtually assure a…"
"Natalie, I like your statement, "there is actually no reason to prohibit ANY kind of marriage (polyandrous, polygynous, group, gay, lesbian, etc.) if all parties consent, and if there are legal ways to deal with problems."
As I see it,…"
"Natalie A Sera, absolutely! If marriage law is based on Christian, Jewish, Islam on any religious or cult law, then it co-mingles church and state; the Founding fathers wanted to get rid of that union because of the problems church/state…"
"In pursuit of respect for LGBTQ, in seeking freedom from religion, and in challenging religious injustice, atheists say what religious are either too timid or too afraid to say. Why haven't religious communities stood between those horrid…"
"@Natalie, I mean, can you imagine Antonin Scalia abandoning the dogma of the RCC? One of the sillier arguments of the anti-equality crowd is that if you legalize same sex marriage, you'll set a precendent for legalizing marriage between a…"
"One thing that strikes me, that no one seems to be talking about, is, that by defining marriage as monogamous and between one man and one woman, the government is effectively favoring the beliefs of the Christian majority (and the Jewish minority).…"
"Nonbelievers Tell Supreme Court: Declare DOMA and Prop 8 Unconstitutional
American Humanist Association leaders to join LGBT coalition partners at a rally outside the Supreme Court
For Immediate Release
Contact: Brian Magee,…"
Hi HH! I'm Kris. As well as hosting the Aussie/Kiwi group here on Nexus. I'm also the media and communications consultant for the forthcoming "Rise of Atheism" Global Atheist Convention to be held in Melbourne in March 2010. The Convention is being organized jointly by Atheist Alliance International and the Atheist Foundation of Australia.
I wonder if you could let your fellow American Humanists know that tickets for the convention are now available online at the Convention website. We are expecting nearly 3,000 delegates, so this convention is going to be huge.
Confirmed speakers include: Richard Dawkins, AC Grayling, PZ Myers, Dan Barker, Peter Singer, Taslima Nasrin and many more.
Anything you can do to help us get the word out would be greatly appreciated.
Welcome to Atheist Nexus with its thousands of good friends. .
Do join good groups like the busy discussion group ORIGINS (Origins: Universe, Life, Humans, Religion..... ).
I have been running a long discussion there about being "Proud to be Atheist" as we all should be, seeing that we hold the intellectual high ground over the religionists.
Terry Meaden (Oxford; see My Profile)