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 Vangelis's discussion Is Archaeology a Science?
"We usually notice when some aspect of religion is used where religion doesn't belong, but to Christians the word Christian means good.  Or right.  They really don't notice how much the Old Testament has found its way into common…"
Sep 11
Jerry Wesner replied to Ceil's discussion Please help me maintain some sanity... It just isn't true!
"To me, that's a more dangerous question.  Jesus never owned a car -- or a camel or an ass.  But a freethinker has to decide when a purchase is for function and when it's for show.  Do I need a bigger house for the family, or…"
Aug 10
Jerry Wesner replied to Ceil's discussion Please help me maintain some sanity... It just isn't true!
"Ceil, you may ultimately have to decide whether you'd rather belong to a religious group that quilts, or try to find a quilting group that doesn't require religious conformity.  If you really think that your "coming out"…"
Aug 10
Jerry Wesner replied to Sentient Biped's discussion More than 30,000 Nexus members. Where are they?
"Joan, you are one amazing person.  I appreciate hearing more of your story."
Aug 1
Jerry Wesner replied to Sentient Biped's discussion More than 30,000 Nexus members. Where are they?
"Actually, we hosted the annual winter solstice party at our home once.  She mostly stayed upstairs, but happened to be around when a young, new member (who only stayed a few months) delivered a diatribe about how totally stupid religionists…"
Aug 1
Jerry Wesner replied to Sentient Biped's discussion More than 30,000 Nexus members. Where are they?
"I'd say my wife is a nominal liberal Christian.  She hasn't attended church in years, at least in part because of a back problem.  But the last I heard, she still considers atheist a bad word.  I belong to a local…"
Aug 1
Freethinker31 liked Jerry Wesner's discussion Does Any Rand represent your atheist philosophy?
Jul 26
Jerry Wesner replied to matthew greenberg's discussion ok, can atheists please stop voting for Republicans now?
"Michael P. says "I do not like the democrat party, so I vote for the other major party." I am accustomed to seeing a higher level of thought on this site.  I do not like the Republican party, but there are reasons why I…"
Jul 26
Jerry Wesner replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion How insecure is the deity that blasphemy has the death sentence?
"Before retiring, I taught government.  I would tell the students that one of their rights was the right to be offended.  Your might belong to a religion I consider silly.  (I didn't mention that all were included.)  Or you…"
Jul 25
Jerry Wesner replied to Christine's discussion What exactly is "sin" anyway??
"Somewhere in childhood I got that "Sin is anything that separates us from the Holy Spirit."  Since we here reject the concept, that would put us in a constant state of sin.  Then I got that whatever a person does in life (at that…"
Jul 24
Jerry Wesner replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Armageddon
"Anthony, your hypothesis reads like a bad novel.  Unfortunately I don't mean bad in the sense of poorly written; I mean nightmare-inducing.  To me it seems the world's people are divided approximately in half: one half operating…"
Jun 24
Jerry Wesner replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Why Atheists can't be Republicans
"First, I agree that an atheist can be a blithering idiot, though I've never met one.  And an atheist can be totally selfish -- see Ayn Rand.  So I never call myself an atheist.  I'm a Humanist.  That's an atheist…"
Jun 19
Jerry Wesner replied to John Aultman's discussion Pope Francis Is Wrong About My Child-Free Life
"booklover, it is obviously her choice -- and her partner's if and when she has one.  But what worries me is that, at least in America, intelligent, responsible people are opting to remain childless.  My older daughter is one. …"
Jun 10
Jerry Wesner replied to Atheist in FundyLand's discussion My mother and I had another fight and I'm worried about the future.
"AIF, you  may find differences of opinion here; in fact, you surely will.  But I've been coming for some while and I haven't come across bitterness or cruelty here.  Most of us have to walk a line to some degree between…"
May 27
Jerry Wesner replied to D Craig Depew's discussion Mostly out of the closet
"If you were president of the Secular Student Alliance (right?), you are out.  People who have known you for some time may not realize what the SSA is, but the information is at their fingertips.  Friends and family may rationalize your…"
May 23
Jerry Wesner replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Academic salary comparisons
"And this doesn't even include instructors, both full- and part-time, who teach the bulk of undergrad classes at many institutions.  Some of them aren't that far above minimum wage, even with doctorates.  Top administrators and…"
May 15

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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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