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Climate Change and my moral dilema

Started this discussion. Last reply by LarryL Nov 2, 2011. 12 Replies

I am convinced that climate change will present society with the greatest challenge humanity has yet faced or may ever face.  By "society", I mean todays' society, not tomorrows.  Yes, this means…Continue

Libertarianism: an abject moral and ethical failure, IMO

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jedi Wanderer Sep 22, 2011. 69 Replies

What do you tell a guy who is sick, goes into a coma and doesn't have health insurance? Who pays for his coverage? Are you saying society should just let him die?That’s the question put to…Continue

What Rick Perry is Really Praying For

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sentient Biped Aug 12, 2011. 18 Replies

must read blog... "Dear God,Despite the fact that making it rain in Texas was too much to ask you for, even though it would have saved lives, eliminated suffering for tens of thousands of your…Continue

sorry ladies, but your body isn't really yours

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jameer Logan Aug 8, 2011. 18 Replies

oh, and rape?  sorry, but it requires at least 2 or 3 witnesses for it to be valid.  Forget that DNA evidence - it doesn't count cuz it isn't in the good book. so says Ron Hamm, the pastor of…Continue

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LarryL replied to LarryL's discussion Climate Change and my moral dilema
"re "keep preaching the truth!!!"Ironic isn't it?  Here we are "preaching the truth" of science to save people from the "hell" of climate change.  Sounds kind of familiar doesn't it?   "
Nov 2, 2011
LarryL replied to LarryL's discussion Climate Change and my moral dilema
"Thank you for responding Ann.  Yes, I am familiar with the carbon extraction machines.  They look to be quite practical - once we figure out what to do with the carbon that is extracted.There are two problems the machines won't solve…"
Nov 2, 2011
Ann N. replied to LarryL's discussion Climate Change and my moral dilema
"A few years ago, I edited an article on geoengineering. It might relieve you to know that there ARE technologies that could combat global warming. For instance, one could actually build a factories that sucked carbon dioxide back out of the air.…"
Nov 2, 2011
Markcincy replied to LarryL's discussion Climate Change and my moral dilema
"I keep the furnace temp low in my house,drive small car, and turn off lights when not in use. However, with countries measuring their success by how much growth they have and an ever increasing and unsustainable population increase, what good will…"
Oct 23, 2011
LarryL replied to LarryL's discussion Climate Change and my moral dilema
"first, thanks for the podcast link.  I listened twice.  The kid was alright, she didn’t sound like an entirely lost cause. (Would be interesting to do an interview with her in 3 years.)  It’s not her fault but it is…"
Oct 13, 2011
LarryL replied to LarryL's discussion Climate Change and my moral dilema
""Is this an issue of ability or will?"It's an issue of will.  Yes, the evidence suggests that we can stablize climate.  It will require great changes - especially to those of us who enjoy a privileged life, as well as…"
Oct 13, 2011
LarryL replied to LarryL's discussion Climate Change and my moral dilema
"Yes, it's because they are wrong.  I suppose they think I'm wrong too, but at least I can back up my claims with actual evidence versus words from a 2,000 year old book.thanks Andy :)"
Oct 13, 2011
Drake Everren replied to LarryL's discussion Climate Change and my moral dilema
"Larry, I have one question for you: Is this an issue of ability or will? More specifically, are we capable of forcing a stabilization of the climate with our existing resources and technology, but simply lack the conviction to do so?   If…"
Oct 13, 2011
LarryL replied to LarryL's discussion Climate Change and my moral dilema
"Thanks Andrea, I agree with your points, but let me ask you this:What obligation do I have to try to convince others of the predicament that science has told us that we are in?   Wouldn't this make me almost like an evangelical…"
Oct 13, 2011
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Climate Change and my moral dilema

I am convinced that climate change will present society with the greatest challenge humanity has yet faced or may ever face.  By "society", I mean todays' society, not tomorrows.  Yes, this means us. I have come to this conclusion after studying this topic with as much objectively and open mindness as I could muster for over 3 years.  I've read just about every climate related book, scientific report and website that I could find ... and this includes sources that are skeptical.  The opposing…See More
Oct 13, 2011
Jedi Wanderer replied to LarryL's discussion Libertarianism: an abject moral and ethical failure, IMO
"The Middle East. It's not something I would actually advocate for others to do, really I want to be in Germany or somewhere in Western Europe, but I ended up getting really lucky over there. It's not something I wanted to do for long…"
Sep 22, 2011
Becca replied to LarryL's discussion Libertarianism: an abject moral and ethical failure, IMO
"I'm hoping I can manage to get out of the US. Where did you escape to? I spent a year in Germany while I was at university and for the first time in my life not only experienced what it was like to have healthcare but experienced a working…"
Sep 21, 2011
Grace Fitzpatrick replied to LarryL's discussion Libertarianism: an abject moral and ethical failure, IMO
"I've wondered that for years, guys."
Sep 21, 2011
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Sep 21, 2011
Jedi Wanderer replied to LarryL's discussion Libertarianism: an abject moral and ethical failure, IMO
"Wow, Clive, I guess sometimes it takes someone from the outside to let us know what the objective reality is. I never thought about the fact that smokers and drinkers pay taxes on what they consume. Were we to have national healthcare, we could…"
Sep 21, 2011
clivephoto replied to LarryL's discussion Libertarianism: an abject moral and ethical failure, IMO
"I live in the UK where we have a national health service. It's not perfect, it never could be, but I can't imagine how it must be to live in a country were a broken arm or leg could cost you your house and a serious illness without…"
Sep 21, 2011

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At 3:37pm on May 3, 2011, Susan Stanko said…
Yeah, At least watch the carnage that Park leaves in his wake.  I might be able to contribute something, though.
At 1:37pm on February 22, 2011, dr kellie said…
Yes, I'm pretty sure that is where she is.  You'd probably scare her to death.  She's very reclusive, but very smart.
At 5:17pm on February 21, 2011, dr kellie said…

Howdy, LarryL.  One of my old buddies lives in Saint Louis.  She is a lead scientist for Purina.  Say hi to her for me;)

 

 

At 11:17am on February 4, 2011, Brent Feeney said…
We got about the same in Carondelet. The rest of my family in Collinsville got smacked a bit harder, AFAIK. What can you do though? *LOL* I'll be at Skeptics in the Pub tonight - see you there?
At 5:24pm on January 31, 2011, Brent Feeney said…
Thanks for the request Larry, good to see another STL guy here!! =)  Ready to batten down everything for the the latest snowpocalypse?  *ROFL*
At 4:59pm on January 3, 2011, Maia Rodriguez said…
Lol!  Well, at least you tried, Larry.  Not all Atheists can give the church thing a go.  So there's something to be said for that.  And thank you, the pics were fun to do.  My husband and I are having trouble choosing which ones!  Today we're off to the doctor, cause my 3-year-old has a urinary tract infection and my newborn son has constipation.  What, is this a test from God?  :)  Wish me luck!
At 7:25am on January 2, 2011, Maia Rodriguez said…

Larry, I used to love the homily portion of the mass.  (It was a Catholic mass you went to, I presume?)  I always enjoyed hearing the priest's perspective, whether I agreed with it or not. The rest of the mass was dull, dull dull.

 

I hope you had a wonderful holiday season with your family, and yes, my little heathen is quite plump and healthy.  Keeping me up a lot (hence the reason I'm on right now).  Lol.  But it is to be expected, as he is only 3 weeks old.  And he's quite calm.  Rather like the baby Jesus.  Wait a minute... maybe there's something to that....

 

 

At 2:39pm on December 24, 2010, Maia Rodriguez said…

Hi, Larry!  How ya doing?  Merry Xmas Eve.  Or happy Winter Solstice.  Lol.  What do you say to an atheist?  Ah, I still celebrate Xmas and Xmas Eve.  It's fun, especially with kids.  We just don't treat it like a religious holiday, more like a holiday with pagan traditions.

 

Anyhoot, I just found my comment section here on Atheist Nexus (yeah I'm a little slow) and I found your podcast you recommended on Thomas Jefferson.  That's really cool.  I will definitely check that out.  He was a fascinating man!!  I've also been getting some very interesting comments on my blog of late (some Park has responded to).  One is from this Christian fundamentalist guy named "Dan" who has his own blog called "Debunking Atheists".  Want to check it out just for fun?  Just go to this link.  If you want to see what he wrote on my blog, just go to Releasing Religion, scroll down and check out the comments section.  It's given me tons of fuel for future blog posts!

At 12:23am on November 23, 2010, HotMess said…
Welcome to "Are You Experienced?" We look forward to getting to know you!
At 10:35pm on October 13, 2010, Maia Rodriguez said…
Larry, I just did a piece on Thomas Jefferson. Since I got into a dialogue with my best friend (and devout Christian) about the founding fathers, it peeked my interest to research him. Especially because Glenn Beck is toting that the founding fathers were uber Christian & we have misunderstand their desire to separate church & state.

The blog was sort of born out of my own frustrations in not being able to express my religious views. Since I started it, I've been writing on it LITERALLY every day. I guess there was a lot of pent up frustration there!!

I, myself, am a recovering Catholic, so I hear you. And even after I stopped attending church in my 20's, I still was employed by tons of churches as a singer. But looking back, it just never worked for me. I'm thankful to people like Richard Dawkins & to websites like this one that make me feel like it's okay to be a free-thinker.
 
 
 

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