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are you open about your atheism?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dr. Allan H. Clark May 18, 2014. 4 Replies

do you usually tell people your an atheist, whether just in passing conversation or when the topic of religion comes up. i'm pretty outspoken on my anti-theism yet i feel i should to help in braking…Continue

Your take on the Bible, Moral?

Started this discussion. Last reply by James M. Martin May 31, 2014. 17 Replies

i'm probably preaching to the choir here but i wish to know what people think about the bible as a moral guide.i asked a similar question on another forum and got attacked quite a bit for…Continue

Hey everyone

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shawn May 1, 2014. 3 Replies

Its good to be here, I'm a recent member of AAI and found this site through it. I feel glad to have access to a community of like minded people allowing for discussion on secularism and non-believer…Continue

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James M. Martin replied to John English's discussion Your take on the Bible, Moral?
May 31, 2014
Michael Penn replied to John English's discussion Your take on the Bible, Moral?
"On top of that it's ignorant too!"
May 31, 2014
Grinning Cat replied to John English's discussion Your take on the Bible, Moral?
"This one is even worse in context! Psalm 137 is a lament of the Israelites in Babylonian captivity; the baby smashers will be "happy" or "blessed" for carrying out God's revenge against the Babylonians. (See Steve…"
May 31, 2014
James M. Martin replied to John English's discussion Your take on the Bible, Moral?
"Some of it makes sense. Killing someone is a socially protective malum in se, a thing morally wrong in all cultures and at all times, although one honored more in the breach than the observance. The problem is trying to apply desert warlord writings…"
May 31, 2014
Idaho Spud replied to John English's discussion Your take on the Bible, Moral?
"No!"
May 31, 2014
paul babcock replied to John English's discussion Your take on the Bible, Moral?
"They definitely ought to be on t table to be discussed because fairness and reason demand it. Theists tho tend to think such issues should not be criticaly discussed or considered because Jesus damnit."
May 31, 2014
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to John English's discussion are you open about your atheism?
"It depends on the person. My friends and relatives know for the most part and I am usually willing to tell people with whom I engage in conversations if it comes up. However, if a person is a fundamentalist or angry or combative, I choose not to…"
May 18, 2014
Plinius replied to John English's discussion are you open about your atheism?
"I never lie about it, but at times I want to be diplomatic - e.g. when teaching. The word atheist tells what you're not, not what you are, so I often say that I'm a humanist and they can work it out for themselves."
May 15, 2014
Idaho Spud replied to John English's discussion Your take on the Bible, Moral?
May 14, 2014
Michael Penn replied to John English's discussion are you open about your atheism?
"I'm open about it to certain degrees. I can be almost militant with it, but needing to work a bit around here, I know who not to mention it to. The problem is that people talk and I already feel that I am blackballed coz of my beliefs. Nobody…"
May 14, 2014
Michael Penn replied to John English's discussion Your take on the Bible, Moral?
"That was Dan Barker. I'm looking to download that as a free e-book or in pdf."
May 14, 2014
Michael Penn replied to John English's discussion Your take on the Bible, Moral?
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May 14, 2014
John English replied to John English's discussion Your take on the Bible, Moral?
"Dan Braker in his book Godless outlines really well the evil and hideous story's in the bible. some people would ask him after a debate in which he mentioned these evil passages "what bible are you reading?" to which he replied…"
May 14, 2014
Loren Miller replied to John English's discussion Your take on the Bible, Moral?
"The bible?  MORAL?  Don't make me laugh!  As it comes to that, consider: Lot, who would rather whore out his daughters to a mob than disturb his guests Judges 19:22-30, almost the exact same story (double your pleasure!) Psalm…"
May 14, 2014
John English replied to John English's discussion Your take on the Bible, Moral?
"this is exactly the problem i ran into. some people would go to almost any length to justify the hideous story's in the bible, often saying 'well god himself did not order these things' well he sure as hell condoned them allowing his…"
May 14, 2014
Loren Miller replied to John English's discussion are you open about your atheism?
"This is a topic which has probably been asked half a dozen times or so here on A|N (for example, have a look here), but no big deal.My answer remains what it's been for the last several years: yes, I am totally open about my atheism.  I…"
May 14, 2014

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At 5:50pm on April 30, 2014, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hello John     

Welcome to this cheerful friendly Internet community of rationality and peace, common sense and freethinking evidence-based wisdom.    

We invite you to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 900  discussion topics and 4000 members. http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin

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At 9:52pm on April 29, 2014, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

 
 
 

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