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Blog Noir: Are Democrats locking atheists out in advance of 2012?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard K. Emms Jun 29, 2012. 5 Replies

In order to lock religious votes -- especially Independents, Catholics (including Hispanic votes) and the highly-religious African-American community?I ask this because I've had a helluva time…Continue

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Noob to Missouri farm-country & openly atheist

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nerdlass Jun 11, 2012. 2 Replies

I'm a mathematics major (pure) wrapping up my last semester, and my GF and I just moved to very rural Missouri, on a farm, with Amanda's grandma. (For reference, my first AN blog post suggests that…Continue

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Richard K. Emms replied to Joseph Edwards VIII's discussion Blog Noir: Are Democrats locking atheists out in advance of 2012?
"I agree.  If Atheism is advancing and/or growing, it's not obvious hearing the political news."
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The Banned Atheist Network (The B.A.N.) going live.

In case you hadn't tried it, DemocraticUnderground.com (DU) is a popular liberal blog, with an occasionally good Religion forum for believers and Nones to try and discuss issues reasonably.After I was banned from DU, I asked here at A/N, in this discussion, "Are Democrats locking atheists out in…See More
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athen replied to Joseph Edwards VIII's discussion Blog Noir: Are Democrats locking atheists out in advance of 2012?
"LOL BLOG NOIR.ART YE NOIR LOVER ?"
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Joseph Edwards VIII replied to Joseph Edwards VIII's discussion Blog Noir: Are Democrats locking atheists out in advance of 2012?
"Thank you. I was worried it was just me seeing this disturbing trend."
Jun 28, 2012
booklover replied to Joseph Edwards VIII's discussion Blog Noir: Are Democrats locking atheists out in advance of 2012?
"I agree that we are not welcome.  Dems have had to bring religion more and more into it just to keep-up with the extreme right-wingers.  We are scary.  It's not like anyone can stand firm in their convictions.  The bar just…"
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Blog Noir: Are Democrats locking atheists out in advance of 2012?

In order to lock religious votes -- especially Independents, Catholics (including Hispanic votes) and the highly-religious African-American community?I ask this because I've had a helluva time keeping accounts going on liberal sites with forums. Now, maybe it's just me -- I freely admit to being an angry and vocal atheist -- but for the life of me, I can't keep accounts going on liberal/progressive sites like DU (democraticunderground.com) which is a choice news aggregator with generally more…See More
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Joseph Edwards VIII commented on Joseph Edwards VIII's blog post Angry Atheist in MO - Morals and ethics without rules (3)
"I like it, James. Succinct. You've definitely given me more to think about before I open my yap, again. :)"
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Angry Atheist in MO - Morals and ethics without rules (3)

(Note: I decided to change the title - it's one of the great things about episodes! They're adaptable.)Following the suggestion of AN's own Steph S., I lurked moar before continuing this series on atheist morals and ethics. I'm glad I did. In addition to the discussion Steph S. started, which I found edifying, I was also…See More
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Joseph Edwards VIII replied to Steph S.'s discussion Morally Depraved because I came out Atheist
"I started a series of blog posts reflecting on this topic, and Steph S. kindly pointed me over here. I am interested in finding reasoned responses to the "morally depraved" accusation, other than just looking them in the eye and…"
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The Banned Atheist Network (The B.A.N.) going live.

Posted on June 29, 2012 at 2:08pm 0 Comments

In case you hadn't tried it, DemocraticUnderground.com (DU) is a popular liberal blog, with an occasionally good Religion forum for believers and Nones to try and discuss issues reasonably.

After I was banned from DU, I asked here at A/N, in this discussion, "Are Democrats locking atheists…

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Angry Atheist in MO - Morals and ethics without rules (3)

Posted on June 23, 2012 at 7:46pm 2 Comments

(Note: I decided to change the title - it's one of the great things about episodes! They're adaptable.)

Following the suggestion of AN's own Steph S., I lurked moar before continuing this series on atheist morals and ethics. I'm glad I did. In addition to the discussion Steph S. started, which I found edifying, I was also…

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Angry Atheist in MO - Morals and ethics in atheistic anarchy (2)

Posted on June 22, 2012 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Last time: I blazed through the observation that a-theism and an-archy share certain similarities, both in how each word is defined, and how each idea is redefined by its critics in order to dismiss either without addressing the problems each poses for ethics. I concluded by mentioning that these redefinitions serve to cut each idea off from the moral center of the individual. This time, I'll clarify what I mean by that, and introduce my thesis - tentatively one could call this a theory of…

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Angry Atheist in MO - Morals and ethics in atheistic anarchy (1)

Posted on June 21, 2012 at 3:44pm 3 Comments

In today's installment of this new episodic essay, I harangue readers with some thoughts on what I'll call "existential anarchy" from an angry, atheistic point of view. I want to consider the roots of two ideas:

A-theos: without gods.

An-archos: without rules.

Both words are defined by what they lack. Without the missing subject, each object would be meaningless, just as "no-thing" is ill-defined without the implicit missing subject -- the…

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At 9:57am on June 4, 2012, Brent Feeney said…

Welcome aboard! =)  Hope you're well - I'm over in St. Louis myself.

At 11:04pm on June 1, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!
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At 6:03pm on June 1, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hello Joseph

Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense and science lead to freethinking wisdom --- as you know as a proud atheist and freethinker.

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At 2:44pm on June 1, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

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

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