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Patton Oswalt's comments on Atheism

Started Mar 15 0 Replies

I don't really agree with all of Oswalt's comments, but noting them here:…Continue

Recent study breaking down the US by religion, including a look at atheism within the unaffilliated segment

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There are a few graphics at the link which convey the basic findings.…Continue

Not a big fan of time travel plots in fiction

Started this discussion. Last reply by jlaz Feb 22. 19 Replies

Saw a movie last night Project Almanac.  I sort of knew the time travel focus would bother me, but for various reasons we decided to see it.  It was ok/entertaining, as time travel movies…Continue

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Patton Oswalt's comments on Atheism

I don't really agree with all of Oswalt's comments, but noting them here:http://www.salon.com/2015/03/11/salons_patton_oswalt_peace_summit/WEDNESDAY, MAR 11, 2015 03:30 PM -0700Salon’s Patton Oswalt peace summitSalon sits down with our fierce critic to debate comedy, politics and political correctness. Is the hatchet buried?DAVID DALEYSee More
Mar 15
Dyslexic's DOG replied to jlaz's discussion 7.5 million people left religion since 2012: Three graphs from latest General Social Survey
"Yes, the main reason for many leaving churches is apathy and financial, more than non-belief. They believe, but, they don't want to pay (church contributions / Tithes) for their belief and church attendance takes time and effort. I know many…"
Mar 14
jlaz replied to jlaz's discussion 7.5 million people left religion since 2012: Three graphs from latest General Social Survey
"Hi -I like your thinking on religion: None, convictions: Humanism.On whether the "nones" are atheists, I'm thinking some are, and some aren't."
Mar 14
Plinius replied to jlaz's discussion 7.5 million people left religion since 2012: Three graphs from latest General Social Survey
"It's very well possible that the "nones" are atheists. Many surveys are not clear in their questions, and atheism doesn't come out in the answers at once. When I'm asked for my religion I say: "None." When…"
Mar 14
Ruth Anthony-Gardner replied to jlaz's discussion 7.5 million people left religion since 2012: Three graphs from latest General Social Survey
"The percentage of "Americans", presumably US residents, is still woefully low. :("
Mar 13
Michael Penn replied to jlaz's discussion 7.5 million people left religion since 2012: Three graphs from latest General Social Survey
"This article claims "the nones are growing." I certainly hope so. If you are a "none" you are a step away form being atheist. All it takes now is a little education and free thinking. My theist buddy told me again recently that…"
Mar 13
Freethinker31 replied to jlaz's discussion 7.5 million people left religion since 2012: Three graphs from latest General Social Survey
"Finally people are learning to ask questions and becoming Rational Thinkers.....Hope it continues...."
Mar 13
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Recent study breaking down the US by religion, including a look at atheism within the unaffilliated segment

There are a few graphics at the link which convey the basic findings.http://www.vox.com/2015/3/6/8155789/religious-group-state-chartOne nation under God, mappedUpdated by Dylan Matthews on March 6, 2015, 12:00 p.m. ET @dylanmatt dylan@vox.comSee More
Mar 8
jlaz replied to jlaz's discussion Not a big fan of time travel plots in fiction
"A lot of my friends do like Dr. Who a lot, but I've just never been into it."
Feb 22
Dyslexic's DOG replied to jlaz's discussion Not a big fan of time travel plots in fiction
"Dr. Who? Do timelords really exist? "
Feb 21
Grinning Cat replied to jlaz's discussion Not a big fan of time travel plots in fiction
"[Given their purported belief in heaven] "why do xians put so much effort into staying here?" Darkmatter2525 answered that beautifully in the video "If Heaven Really Existed", which I've mentioned before on Atheist…"
Feb 20
Dyslexic's DOG replied to jlaz's discussion Not a big fan of time travel plots in fiction
"Dr Who, is cool!"
Feb 20
jlaz replied to jlaz's discussion Not a big fan of time travel plots in fiction
"Although there seems to be some logic upon which this is based, it also illustrates at least part of what bothers me about time travel in fiction.On the whole timeline thing, I doubt that it's possible.  If two timelines are possible,…"
Feb 19
Michael Walker replied to jlaz's discussion Not a big fan of time travel plots in fiction
"It was certainly fun, and no more ridiculous that any other."
Feb 18

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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.

We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 400 discussion topics and 2400 members.
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin

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