Jerry Wesner
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God sent the storm to help Obama?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Regina M Oct 31, 2012. 3 Replies

Isn't the obvious religious explanation for the storm that god wanted Obama to look presidential and thus get reelected?  How long before some televangelist comes forward with that explanation?Continue

Tags: Obama, storm, Sandy

Is there such a thing as conscience?

Started this discussion. Last reply by DarkBlack Oct 17, 2012. 8 Replies

Conscience is a concept extrapolated from the feeling I, and some people, get when contemplating a questionable action, or after having committed one.  It will either make me make a correct choice,…Continue

Tags: guilt, conscience

Does Any Rand represent your atheist philosophy?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roger Wehage Apr 23, 2013. 32 Replies

With Paul Ryan's selection as the vice-presidential candidate with Mitt Romney, much is being made of Ayn Rand and her philosophy of "greed is good, charity is evil."  Since Rand was an atheist, I…Continue

Tags: philosophy, Atheist, Rand, Ayn

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Jerry Wesner replied to James M. Martin's discussion God (As Seen By the Late Luis Bunuel)
"Haven't you heard, KJ, that "all things are possible ... "  Before I defected, I must have heard that a thousand times. "
Apr 10
Jerry Wesner replied to Arp's discussion Hello Atheist Nexus members, Arpan here!
"Welcome, Arpan.  You might be surprised to find that many on this site left the religion of their birth, but tried several others before realizing how silly they are are.  And yes, Catholic cannibalism is disgusting.  I hope…"
Apr 1
Jerry Wesner liked Sentient Biped's discussion Westboro Baptist Church Patriarch Fred Phelps Near Death
Mar 16
Jerry Wesner replied to Sentient Biped's discussion Westboro Baptist Church Patriarch Fred Phelps Near Death
"If every man's death diminishes me, this one will less than most.  But I feel for his family; the loss of a father is terrible in any circumstances, and family friction usually makes it worse.  I can wonder what effect his death,…"
Mar 16
Jerry Wesner replied to matthew greenberg's discussion So excited for Cosmos' return!
"Thanks for the link.  BBC does good stuff too.  After Episode 1 of Cosmos, I think it'll be about all over the world before long.  It's too good to miss.  I recorded it, watched, and hit "save.""
Mar 11
Jerry Wesner replied to Sentient Biped's discussion It's a good thing sexual abuse of children is not a sin.
"My family is part Humanist, part religious.  Some of the religious members have gone on foreign missions, opening schools and clinics in "backward regions" -- actually, bastions of Catholicism!  Switching them from Catholic to…"
Feb 1
Jerry Wesner replied to Sentient Biped's discussion What Are You Doing For Thanksgiving?
"My wife and I have four grown kids; three will be here with their families.  We'll have the usual like many of you, but with two possible additions: bisque of clam and chicken -- the first time we made it, it became an annual tradition,…"
Nov 22, 2013
Jerry Wesner replied to LBGT Atheist/Secular Humanist's discussion Whether to label one self as Atheist, Humanist, Secular Humanist, Non-theist???
"I generally use "humanist," or "secular humanist" to describe myself.  "Atheist" doesn't tell enough about me.  One reason I prefer humanist is that when I was leaving religion I saw an announcement of a…"
Nov 5, 2013
Jerry Wesner replied to Kitten Blackstar's discussion Marriage Meaning
"Marriage is only as good, or as bad, as the two people in it.  It must start with love, but after that it takes commitment and work from both.  It's difficult, it's wonderful, it's harder than anyone expects, and with effort…"
Oct 16, 2013
Jerry Wesner replied to B.K.'s discussion What comes to mind when someone says, "I'm not religious but I'm spiritual"?
"Fuzzy thinking.  These people are usually more comfortable with feelings than with ideas.  They likely fear scientific medicine and easily fall for scares like "vaccinations cause autism."  But regimented church doesn't…"
Oct 4, 2013
Jerry Wesner replied to matthew greenberg's discussion HUGE NEWS - Atheism Gets Political in US!
"My son and I were called for jury duty at the same time.  When we were to be sworn in, we both asked if we could affirm instead.  The judge said yes, and that was it.  No big deal at all.  (This is in New Mexico.)"
Sep 19, 2013
Jerry Wesner replied to Ryan Williamson's discussion How to deal with Christians and Muslims in a civil, respectful way and change the topic
"My wife is a Christian (though she hasn't attended a church in years) and says she's never hated anybody enough to call them an atheist.  We've been married for 57 years.  But from 2000 to 2006 I was president of the…"
Sep 10, 2013
Jerry Wesner replied to B.K.'s discussion Can Atheists feel comfortable in a Unitarian Universalist setting?
"We used to have in Albuquerque's humanist group a recovered Baptist minister, now UU.  He led a small church which met in a hotel.  I was annoyed when I visited once to hear him preaching a borderline religious sermon.  As I…"
Sep 1, 2013
Jerry Wesner replied to James M. Martin's discussion From the Don't You Just Love It Department: Tim Tebows Out
"Oh.  Sentient, I thought it might be called "Get your ass into that church right now!" -- something I suspect more than a few recalcitrant kids have heard."
Sep 1, 2013
Jerry Wesner replied to MB's discussion Hell.. I've been there
"Dead is merely not alive.  At any given moment practically everybody is dead.  It may not be fun, but it doesn't hurt."
Aug 2, 2013
Jerry Wesner replied to The Flying Atheist's discussion Monastery to be Transformed into Senior Housing
"Years ago on our first trip to England I noticed how many parish churches were being used as Bingo parlors.  I read recently of a chain of upscale bars all over England located in former church properties.  They buy the properties (for…"
Aug 1, 2013

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At 1:48pm on May 8, 2010, John Jubinsky said…
Hi Jerry! Have a very happy birthday.
At 1:23pm on February 22, 2010, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hi to Jerry Mesner in Albuquerque. Welcome to this great meeting place with its rational people who recognise religion for the superstition and fraud that it is --- and that God and gods are nothing but fictions inside people's heads.

Terry Meaden
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"ORIGINS: Universe, Life, Earth, Humankind, Fossils, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 250 discussion topics.

We invite you to come and see, and to make good new friends.
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