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Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and other houses of worship - valuing real estate and community meeting places

Started this discussion. Last reply by Freethinker31 Jul 6. 8 Replies

For a long time I've been wondering after the thoughts of other atheists on some of the issues here -  If there is to some extent some awakening amongst Theists, and they realize what nonsense their…Continue

Any thoughts on the GMO debate and older religious laws pertaining to nutrition rules/laws/customs?

Started Jun 3, 2013 0 Replies

I initiated a topic today to the Jewish Atheist group discussion, but perhaps it will get a bit more traction for productive discussion in this broader group.  I will more or less copy and paste:…Continue

Man gets 25 years in jail for "South Park" threats

Started this discussion. Last reply by AgeOfAtheists14 Mar 1, 2011. 1 Reply

This is great to read.  I've always said that one of the worst things to me was to watch the insufficient reaction of the world to the threats against Rushdie.  If somehow we were to get going in a…Continue

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jlaz replied to matthew greenberg's discussion Enough already - take down the Brother Richard article from the banner
"It would be interesting if the picture of the female talk show host with her strippers could be removed so we could see just the kiss"
Aug 9
Freethinker31 replied to jlaz's discussion GMO & other food issues, and the rules of Kashrut in the group Jewish Atheists
"Following the rules  of Kashrut  was always  a problem  for me.....It is true  that  eating  freshly  killed  chicken tastes  better  and  may even  be  healthier, it costs more…"
Aug 3
jlaz replied to matthew greenberg's discussion Enough already - take down the Brother Richard article from the banner
"fwiw:- I agree, no reason to have that particular link up there forever.  There are plenty of good opinions expressed here.- I agree, no reason to have that particular picture there forever, though it is a good moment.- On the issue of…"
Aug 1
jlaz replied to k.h. ky's discussion Edward Snowden
"Hi Future - please re-read what I wrote.  I did not say (or imply) "implausible". "
Aug 1
jlaz commented on Matthew F.'s group Jewish Atheists
"Actually maybe that's a bit unfair as to what I said about guilt/nastiness.  I can't really expect ardent believers to hold their tongues forever when I am kind of clear (not constantly loud, but clear) as to what I believe.I got kind…"
Aug 1
jlaz commented on Matthew F.'s group Jewish Atheists
"Freethinker31:Best of fortune.I have found that some Jews are ok with me being an atheist, and some are not.  Some of my family members who believe ardently in God are sometimes a bit negative.  It's not nearly as bad as the severe…"
Aug 1
jlaz replied to k.h. ky's discussion Edward Snowden
"fwiw, I see Snowden as an authentic whistle blower, not as part of a conspiracy to acclimate us to the controlled release of information.  It's a thought that I didn't have before, but it doesn't strike me as plausible as the…"
Jul 31
jlaz commented on Matthew F.'s group Jewish Atheists
"HI Freethinker31:One thing I do sometimes is say that I'm a member of the "Tribe of Israel".  I think some folks get that claiming to be a member of a "Tribe" doesn't necessarily bring into play the assumption that…"
Jul 31
jlaz commented on Jill's group Southern Arizona
"With respect to Tucson/SoAZ atheism discussion, I did open this discussion here:http://www.atheistnexus.org/forum/topics/churches-synagogues-mosques-and-other-houses-of-worship-valuing?xg_source=activity "Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and other…"
Jul 21
jlaz commented on Jill's group Southern Arizona
"I am finding that I am reading a lot more now that I have a smart phone with a big enough screen, and doing some travel.  I spent a couple of decades not reading that much.  However, even though I am reading more, I've never read much…"
Jul 20
Freethinker31 replied to jlaz's discussion Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and other houses of worship - valuing real estate and community meeting places
"Unfortunately  for that to happen  the majority  of  a church's membership  would have to leave  and the chances  of that happening is very slim indeed....Atheists/Humanists would be better off renting from…"
Jul 6
jlaz replied to jlaz's discussion Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and other houses of worship - valuing real estate and community meeting places
"Thanks, some worthwhile links here I think.While it's important to the topic I think to have this perspective that it's an age-old cycle of things for places of worship to change hands, I think an additional question is whether that's…"
Jul 5
Craigart14 replied to jlaz's discussion Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and other houses of worship - valuing real estate and community meeting places
"The Atlanta Freethought Society owns and meets in a former Baptist church."
Jul 5
Sentient Biped replied to jlaz's discussion Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and other houses of worship - valuing real estate and community meeting places
"Lots of churches go out of business.  White flight from cities to suburbs resulted in abandonment of many churches.  There is also secularization, and loss on interest in one denomination or cult, over another.  That is as old as…"
Jul 5
jlaz replied to jlaz's discussion Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and other houses of worship - valuing real estate and community meeting places
"With respect to Judaism, I won't claim to know that much about it (I was never very observant) but I've often thought that its comparative simplicity and primitiveness might lend itself a bit more to secularization, as well as the fact…"
Jul 5
Michael Penn replied to jlaz's discussion Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and other houses of worship - valuing real estate and community meeting places
"While I see a desire to take over some of this property for personal or secular reasons, we just have to wait and see if that is possible. For the most part I believe they will try to hang onto it. I agree with you that Judaism has a potential for…"
Jul 5

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At 1:48pm on May 28, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Greetings, Josh! I see you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus since Feb. We have a new group where you might feel more at home. Please consider joining Hang With Friends  , where we can share our stories and laugh, and discuss anything on our minds.

At 5:02pm on February 16, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hi Josh, and welcome to this wonderful world of Internet atheism----a haven from the superstitious nonsense of the fictional god of the masses.

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