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Joan Denoo commented on Jonathan Tweet's blog post Why Atheist Are Jerks
"Bertold, Thanks for the lead to  2000 Years of Disbelief - Famous People with the Courage to Doubt, Prometheus Books, 1996. It is now in my Kindle ready to read. I think there will be some tresures. "
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Luara commented on Jonathan Tweet's blog post Why Atheist Are Jerks
"A lot of liberal Christians and perhaps reform Jews do not practice their religion as a belief system, though.  They regard it as a metaphor, a "way of speaking", a spiritual practice. "
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Future commented on Jonathan Tweet's blog post Land of Nice Atheists
"So, what about the actual theists in Denmark? Don't they get offended by everyone pretending to believe? Why have a deistic religion at all? Seems like a prime place for a pantheistic religion to thrive, where they could make rituals to fill…"
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Dr. Allan H. Clark commented on Jonathan Tweet's blog post Why Atheist Are Jerks
"My suspicion is that with most people rationality never enters the picture. Their loyalty to their beliefs is, as E.O. Wilson calls it, tribalism—adherence to what their parents, family, and other groups believe. They are not justifying their…"
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Michael Penn commented on Jonathan Tweet's blog post Why Atheist Are Jerks
"Any belief system that cannot be backed up by logic, reason, and evidence is really based in supernaturalism."
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Luara commented on Jonathan Tweet's blog post Why Atheist Are Jerks
"I bet  there are more Atheists  out there  than many  make  think A lot of people believe in their religion in a metaphorical way.  A lot of the concepts can be rationalized as metaphors.  Atheism vs liberal…"
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Bertold Brautigan commented on Jonathan Tweet's blog post Why Atheist Are Jerks
"You're so right, Dr. Clark. I recently picked up a wonderful book titled 2000 Years of Disbelief - Famous People with the Courage to Doubt, Prometheus Books, 1996. It's quite a gold mine of excellent thoughts."
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Freethinker31 commented on Jonathan Tweet's blog post Why Atheist Are Jerks
"I bet  there are more Atheists  out there  than many  make  think.....Many so called Theists, are religious  in name only and may be questioning  the fables in the bible but are afraid to  talk about…"
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Dr. Allan H. Clark commented on Jonathan Tweet's blog post Why Atheist Are Jerks
"Believers in traditional religions often think that atheism is unusual or rare in history, but that is not the case. The word atheos occurs in ancient Greek, meaning "without gods" and the word atheist actually entered the English language…"
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Jonathan Tweet commented on Joan Denoo's blog post How Did We Become a Society Suspicious of Science?
"The US from the 1800s on was suspicious of experts. Europe was run by elites who were distant from the masses. Americans turned their backs on the experts to do things their way. That was true in government, religion, and even social structures. We…"
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Jonathan Tweet replied to chares martel's discussion What are you grateful for today?
"My daughter is home for the weekend from college, and we are getting along better than ever. "
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sk8eycat commented on Jonathan Tweet's blog post Why Atheist Are Jerks
"I've lived as an atheist for long enough (and tried so hard to believe for 25 years before that) that I have no patience with the idiots who think all they have to do is mention a fictional "savior" and they'll have my full…"
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Luara commented on Jonathan Tweet's blog post Why Atheist Are Jerks
"they leave your doorstep better than you are ... they know the rejection is proof they are doing his work. I had a boyfriend who was an atheist 9/11 "truther".  He felt that 9/11 "truth" was a noble cause.  He hesitated…"
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Michael Penn commented on Jonathan Tweet's blog post Why Atheist Are Jerks
"I agree, sk8eycat. The thing here is that they think their buybull told them to do that. They also think it said in their book that they would be persecuted and shunned. They justify being turned away thinking they are "doing god's…"
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sk8eycat commented on Jonathan Tweet's blog post Why Atheist Are Jerks
"When they come to my door to "talk about Jesus," they get what they deserve...the ful brunt of my annoyance, and (sometimes) the monodigital salute.  Their belief that all they have to do is tell people what we already know is fecking…"
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Author of Grandmother Fish, the first book to teach evolution to preschoolers. See www.grandmotherfish.com. Veteran game designer of geeky games (D&D 3E, tabletop roleplaying games, trading card games, minis games, etc.). Unitarian Sunday school teacher and coming-of-age mentor.

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Land of Nice Atheists

Posted on October 19, 2014 at 9:45am 9 Comments

This Sunday's blog post is about atheism and Christianity in Denmark. Very different from here in the States. 

http://jonathan-tweet.blogspot.com/2014/10/land-of-nice-atheists.html

Atheist Alliance of America Convention

Posted on October 13, 2014 at 10:00am 2 Comments

Here are my personal observations on the AAA convention last August. More than enough negativity. Not enough community.

http://jonathan-tweet.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-atheist-alliance-of-america.html

-Jonathan

Atheists Mostly Aren't Jerks

Posted on October 5, 2014 at 6:56pm 1 Comment

Last Sunday's topic ("Why Atheists Are Jerks") was popular, so here are further thoughts on the matter. Is the atheist community really any jerkier than average? 

http://jonathan-tweet.blogspot.com/2014/10/atheists-mostly-arent-jerks.html

Why Atheist Are Jerks

Posted on September 28, 2014 at 4:46pm 102 Comments

Atheists aren't really jerks, but we sure can act like it sometimes. Can we create a friendlier, less angry atheism? Here's a blog post on the topic, inspired by Ara Norenzayan and Sam Harris.

http://jonathan-tweet.blogspot.com/2014/09/why-atheists-are-jerks.html

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At 12:25pm on August 19, 2014, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 3:15pm on August 16, 2014, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome,Jonathan ! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends.

I also recommend Eco-Logical and Climate Concerns, since the climate is changing so drastically.

After you've searched for topics of interest in "Groups" above and in the "Forums", don't forget to look at recent activity which hides along the right margin of the page all the way at the bottom.

It's always great to see a new member jump right in as you have done.

At 6:21pm on August 15, 2014, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Greetings Jonathan 

It is good to have you join us.  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 950  discussion topics and 4100 members.  http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin

There are 1100 groups in Atheist Nexus.  Do go visiting.

Terry

 
 
 

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