"Selfishness is absolutely necessary for self-preservation and self-advancement. What I think some people forget is that you almost always have something left over, something to spare ... I'd like to think for someone else ... and there is…"
"Whoever (Clifford Evenson?) wrote that article to the publisher has no clue of what they are talking/writing about.
First off, other than a way of denoting the time at the beginning of the U.S. Constitution there is no mention of any type of…"
"i actually heard about this at some point in HS and looked it up and couldn't believe it. always refused to say the 'under god' part when we said the pledge in HS...i could've definitely used this as an argument, but i guess…"
"The "in god we trust" on our dollar bill and the "under god" in the pledge didn't come about until the 1950's when we were afraid of communist Russia. Since the communist party promoted atheism, one of the ways America…"
"Doesn't matter. Religious freedom to them means for them only. This is why it's okay for them to erect a giant cross on a hill but throw a hissy fit when we request there not be forced prayer in schools."
"Institutional racism. A big portion of the issue, though, is that minorities are less likely to be able to afford adequate representation. I'm most annoyed by the party laws. There is someone on death row in Texas who did not murder anyone. He…"
"It was a bit tongue-in-cheek, but in a way still true. Children start off selfish. "I want x and I want it now." Then they learn that they can benefit more from sharing. Which then leads into compassion, both from education and the…"
"Yep. And the pro-lifers are also first in line to vote for the death penalty. Never mind that the Innocence Project has used DNA evidence to overturn the conviction of hundreds of death row inmates who were wrongfully convicted, most of them…"
Greetings, Laners! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus since July. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.
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and that gods exist only as fictions inside people's heads.
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