Marcus A Pryor
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Hyperintelligent ancients.

Started this discussion. Last reply by lucas ferguson Jan 31, 2013. 4 Replies

There are currently many cultic belief systems that revere ancients as if they were far superior to modern humans in knowledge and intelligence.  How else could they believe that Mayans had predicted…Continue

Souls

Started this discussion. Last reply by booklover Aug 16, 2012. 1 Reply

Inherent in all religions of note is the concept of a "soul".  This "soul" is separate and distinct from the human body (nonhuman animals don't have one).  It's the part of the human that is used to…Continue

Jeffersonian democracy.

Started Aug 16, 2012 0 Replies

Thomas Jefferson has long been my favorite historical figure.  His thoughts on democracy are very basic and well thought out.  His views are well known but not well understood.  His ideal was Saxon…Continue

Who could possibly believe?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sandi Aug 17, 2012. 8 Replies

I have been an atheist my entire life, even though I grew up in a devout Seventh Day Adventist home.  Almost my entire family is still with the church.   This gives me a unique view of "faith".  The…Continue

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Marcus A Pryor replied to matthew greenberg's discussion Bachman - End Times are upon us!
"I am 71 years old. I know I won't live long enough to see the whole issue become moot, yet I have no doubt that religion is in the way out. It has to be. I spend a lot of time with young people and find them mostly open minded. I raised two…"
Oct 10, 2013
lucas ferguson replied to Marcus A Pryor's discussion Hyperintelligent ancients.
"Lots of ancient knowledge was lost during disasters such as the burning of the library at Alexandria or when advanced civilisations fell. Much of that was not rediscovered, probably because of different priorities of subsequent cultures or inventors…"
Jan 31, 2013
Humble Pie replied to Marcus A Pryor's discussion Hyperintelligent ancients.
"Excellent analysis!  It would be almost as if monkeys at keyboards really did reproduce one of Shakespeare's sonnets, and then had no idea how it happened.  Ha!"
Jan 19, 2013
jay H replied to Marcus A Pryor's discussion Hyperintelligent ancients.
"Another interesting concept is how technology stories grow with time. Metals and alloys are an example. The term 'Damascus steel' has a mystic ring to it, and it's true that for a time, blades from Damascus were among the best in the…"
Jan 19, 2013
jay H replied to Marcus A Pryor's discussion Hyperintelligent ancients.
"With all that knowledge, one would think they'd have a sophisticated written language to record it (missing from Mayans. The Egyptians had a good written language, and told us all about some things including what they ate and who had affairs…"
Jan 19, 2013
Marcus A Pryor replied to Dustin Williams's discussion How out are you as an atheist among your current/former Adventist community in the group Ex-Adventists and Seventh-day Atheists
"I also am very out, even though most of my family members are still SDA.  I'm sure they're still praying for me."
Jan 17, 2013
Marcus A Pryor posted a discussion

Hyperintelligent ancients.

There are currently many cultic belief systems that revere ancients as if they were far superior to modern humans in knowledge and intelligence.  How else could they believe that Mayans had predicted the end of the earth?  All those humans from prehistory were somehow more sensitive to their surroundings and closer to their "gods".  Never mind the fact that they thought the earth was surrounded by a crystal bowl, they knew more than we do about the heavens.This attitude isn't limited to…See More
Jan 16, 2013
Marcus A Pryor replied to Irrelevant People's discussion Do you think religion should be abolished?If yes why , if no why not?
"I think any belief in an imagined deity causes only ill.  However, repressing it only increases its influence. Look at what happened in Stalinist Russia.  When religion was no longer banned, attendance at Orthodox churches went crazy."
Jan 14, 2013
Marcus A Pryor replied to Pat's discussion Amazing Grace – A Disgustingly Horrid Song
"The song relies on the maudlin sound of its harmonies to raise emotions in susceptible humans.  The words are so sick they match the music perfectly.  It's like Wagner played in a Nazi rally, or "take me out to the ballgame"…"
Jan 14, 2013
Marcus A Pryor replied to James Kz's discussion A response to an apologist: The Puzzle.
"It's too bad I'm living in the last decade of my life(I'm 70), as I'd love to see your undeniable truth come to be.  My children were raised atheists and they are completely removed from any belief in a god.  They say…"
Jan 14, 2013
Marcus A Pryor replied to Future's discussion The Farce of Heaven
"It gets worse when you try to think about where heaven is.  Apparently most xians think it is "up there" somewhere.  If there is no physical place indicated, what makes them think they will be happy "there".  It…"
Jan 14, 2013
Marcus A Pryor replied to James M. Martin's discussion Do You Know This Excellent Website and/or The Author? What a Delight!
"He is said to believe in reincarnation.   Other than that, he is right on."
Sep 19, 2012
Marcus A Pryor replied to James M. Martin's discussion Dawkins Dismantles Mormonism & Says Romney Not Fit to Govern With "Barking Mad" Beliefs
"I have come to the opinion that Obama is a closet atheist.  At any rate, he is a vast improvement over Mittens.  I have never read the book of Mormon, but I have heard enough excerpts  to be totally disgusted by it.  I refuse to…"
Sep 19, 2012
Marcus A Pryor replied to Pat's discussion Jesus Meets "You Might Be a Dumbass If......"
"I was forced to read it as a kid, and believe me, you haven't missed a thing.  It's a jumble of old myths and very poor "h1story".   I too am interested in the things you are.  Things that are verifiable."
Aug 19, 2012
Marcus A Pryor replied to Pat's discussion Jesus Meets "You Might Be a Dumbass If......"
"This is just another example of TV shows pandering to the lovers of the ocult and religion.  Shows about ghoste are all over the place.  When Steven Hawking debunked the idea of god creating the world on science channel, his detractors…"
Aug 17, 2012
Rebekah replied to Marcus A Pryor's discussion Who could possibly believe?
"I am struggling with this between some family members.  And, I do not want to admit that I don't believe anymore, because I don't want them to waste their time praying for me, and I don't want to waste any more of my time trying…"
Aug 17, 2012

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At 1:38pm on May 14, 2010, John Jubinsky said…
Hi Marcus! Have a very happy birthday.
At 12:51pm on February 8, 2010, Atheist Princess said…
Welcome to Atheist Nexus ( :
At 5:13pm on February 6, 2010, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Here's a friendly Hi to Marcus A Pryor in Nevada

We are pleased to welcome you here among the sensible, rational people of this world.

This is a fantastic meeting place with its 14,500 bright people like you who recognise religion for the superstition and brainwashing fraud that it is---
and that God and gods are nothing but fictions in people's heads.

Terry Meaden (also 60+; retired)
originator of the busy lively discussion group
"ORIGINS: Universe, Life, Earth, Humankind, Fossils, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 240 discussion topics.

We invite you to come and see, and to make good new friends.
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