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 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
Jerry Wesner replied to Stephen Gunn's discussion RUNNING FOR OFFICE
"k.h. ky, I know it must feel that way.  But if you are in Kentucky, you might visit the Humanist group in Lexington.  It meets in a Unitarian church (or did a while back, when I was in touch with one member), and a number of its members…"
May 13
Jerry Wesner replied to Stephen Gunn's discussion RUNNING FOR OFFICE
"Stephen, you must be prescient!  You say "There will be housing and business structures where once stood churches."  In England there is a series of pub/restaurants in former churches -- some of them spectacularly beautiful, but…"
May 13
Jerry Wesner replied to Stephen Gunn's discussion RUNNING FOR OFFICE
"Of course you're right, Pat.  But I  hope you're prepared to have Thanksgiving dinner for one.  Unless your family is amazingly forgiving, that is.  Here, you're among friends.  Out there?  Not so much."
May 13
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

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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
originator of the busy discussion group
"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.
At 12:48am on February 21, 2010, Atheist Princess said…
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