Jack McKinnon
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Aug 8, 2009
Daniel W replied to Jack McKinnon's discussion Motives and objectives of the religious in the group Gay Atheists
"Jack, "My personal theory is that the leaders of the churches are themselves nonbelievers and incredibly good opportunists." How eerie. That's exactly my suspicion as well. I doubt that all of them can be painted with the same…"
Aug 8, 2009
Jack McKinnon replied to Jack McKinnon's discussion Motives and objectives of the religious in the group Gay Atheists
"What you say makes a lot of sense, and perhaps it could be reduced to just your first reason. I say that under the assumption that having control over people would not be a very satisfying end in itself. In the case of the church, the controlling…"
Aug 8, 2009
Friend of Dorothy replied to Jack McKinnon's discussion Motives and objectives of the religious in the group Gay Atheists
"The 'church' was developed to do only two things: amass wealth, and control people. That's all it does. There is, as you know, absolutely no evidence of a supernatural anything, much less a, jealous, hateful, dictatorial, inept,…"
Aug 8, 2009
Jack McKinnon added a discussion to the group Gay Atheists
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Motives and objectives of the religious

I would like to know some views as to what the religious really want to achieve, and what drives them. It is easy to assume that the flock is caught up in group-think (or no thinking at all), but can it really be that simple? I have basically two concerns about the religious, and these essentially relate to their embracing of ignorance and bad science. First, I don't want them to implement a theocracy and influence laws which limit my freedoms or impose their views on secular society. A…See More
Aug 8, 2009
Jack McKinnon replied to Scott Daniel's discussion Gay, Atheist, Military? in the group Gay Atheists
"I was in the Navy during the 70s and early 80s and was both gay and atheist. But I was closeted. One event in particular contributed to my enduring contempt for the christian church and a not-so-great self-image. I decided to attend church one day…"
Aug 3, 2009
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Jul 26, 2009

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At 10:23am on May 11, 2010, John Jubinsky said…
Hi Jack! Have a very happy birthday.
At 4:05pm on August 3, 2009, A Former Member said…
Please consider joining us in my new group HERCULANEUM: A PLACE FOR MEN.
At 2:25pm on July 27, 2009, A Former Member said…
Thanks for the add.
At 2:17pm on July 27, 2009, A Former Member said…
Thanks Jack. If my library doesn't have something, I can usually get it through inter-library loan. My local branch library has a only a few dozen GLBT movies, but a fairly large GLBT section, including many magazines.
 
 
 

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