Mark R. Stevens
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A Monday morning question for my new friends

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gwaithmir Aug 12, 2010. 16 Replies

I would like to get some opinions if anyone would care to chime in:My reason for joining Atheist Nexus is mainly my distaste for any and all religions created by man that presume to know or have…Continue

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Mark R. Stevens replied to Jezzy's discussion Is Atheism A Choice?
"Well of course he created legos -how do you think Nimrod built the tower of Babel?"
Jan 6, 2012
Mark R. Stevens replied to Jezzy's discussion Is Atheism A Choice?
"I find the term as close as anything to describe myself, short version, without explaining all the whys and wherefores. It does not, however, describe me and my beliefs well but shortens the conversation. I have spent a lifetime reading,…"
Dec 31, 2011
Mark R. Stevens replied to Jezzy's discussion Is Atheism A Choice?
"Let's not forget 'hope'. Many are afraid of there being no mitigating or fair supreme presence in their life. Existence without god is a scary place. There are also those, like my wife, who goes to church, considers her self a…"
Dec 28, 2011
Mark R. Stevens replied to Phil's discussion We've Lost Christopher Hitchens in the group Atheist News
"There have been a few times in my life that I actually wished there was a god. Once was when Frank Zappa died and again today. Can you imagine the look on that bastards face when he learns that Hitch is at the gate? "
Dec 17, 2011
Mark R. Stevens replied to Stephanie Blizzard's discussion Any recommended reading?
"Haven't heard of it but will give it a look. Also -I might suggest a good look at the history of the crusades and/or the inquisition. If you still believe in the god of Abraham and his three little religions after that then my next suggestion…"
Dec 15, 2011
Mark R. Stevens replied to Stephanie Blizzard's discussion Any recommended reading?
"Definitely check out Jonathan Miller's 'Brief History of Disbelief' and 'The Atheism Tapes' which I believe you can find on Netflix. Christopher Hitchens put together a great compilation called 'The Portable…"
Nov 19, 2011
Mark R. Stevens replied to Torkoal (Gotta catch 'em all)'s discussion How can you become a top member?
"What exactly would you do with the distinction of being the 'top member'? Is this a talent contest? I joined to share ideas and converse with other open minded people. Competing for top member of an atheist forum seems to trivialize the…"
Nov 19, 2011
Mark R. Stevens replied to John Loq's discussion The Bible is Evil
"Lisa, You have my sympathies. My dear wife is Catholic and I am atheist (for lack of a better term) and I do not argue with her about religion because she has no concept of religion or its history. It would do you no good to ask your husband how he…"
Oct 3, 2010
Mark R. Stevens replied to Jezzy's discussion Is Atheism A Choice?
"A freedom -I think you have hit upon a truth, my friend If nothing else -the tree of life gave us freedom, and the realization of all that entails, both good and evil. Born atheists? I would like to believe that. But are our parents not our first…"
Aug 27, 2010
Mark R. Stevens replied to John Loq's discussion The Bible is Evil
"I did the beer and the Jack and have moved on to Yugoslavian plumb brandy. A well said piece, Matt. No, there was no "church" then or hierarchy within. So where did that idea come from as it is not in the bible or dead sea or Nag Hammadi…"
Aug 24, 2010
Mark R. Stevens replied to John Loq's discussion The Bible is Evil
"Agreed, and I assume nothing my friend. You are correct, we all come here for our own reasons. I believe that even if we were all there to hear and see what was done and said ourselves we would still have a different story to tell. Truth and…"
Aug 24, 2010
Mark R. Stevens replied to John Loq's discussion The Bible is Evil
"OK my friends, enough arguing scroll history. Can we not agree that this argument you have started is not the same reason why we call ourselves atheists? Are you not becoming that which brought you here in the first place?"
Aug 23, 2010
Mark R. Stevens replied to Jezzy's discussion Is Atheism A Choice?
"That's not completely true, the Earth is the center of the universe, ask any catholic..."
Aug 21, 2010
Mark R. Stevens replied to Jezzy's discussion Is Atheism A Choice?
"Yes -it happened for me quite young as well. But I was lucky, my parents were Jehovah's Witnesses and I was questioning there beliefs in elementary school (and getting my butt kicked for it the whole time). I am not bitter about being raised…"
Aug 21, 2010
Mark R. Stevens replied to Jezzy's discussion Is Atheism A Choice?
"Precisely (see Michael Shermer's "Why people believe weird things." Many people will always take the path of least resistance which in this case would be to follow the crowd or the family faith. It takes a hearty (mechanical) soul to…"
Aug 21, 2010
Mark R. Stevens replied to Jezzy's discussion Is Atheism A Choice?
"Agreed, they are taught that particular answer to one of their many questions. Like "where did I come from?" (stork) "Who brings the presents?" (Santa Claus) etc. Children, and people in general, are curious. Religion (and gods)…"
Aug 21, 2010

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At 11:12am on October 15, 2010, Jim DePaulo said…
Mark
Your photo was a shocker at first glance because you look like an old friend of mine. But he lives in Mexico and doesn't know how to turn a computer on.
At 5:02pm on August 15, 2010, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello to writer Mark R. Stevens, and welcome to this friendly meeting place with freethinkers who recognise that gods are fictions and that religions are used to control vulnerable superstitious people including defenceless children; how tragic and inexcusable it is that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and longer.

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We invite you to join us and 1750 others.
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At 1:43pm on August 9, 2010, Matt VDB said…
Welcome to the Nexus :) I hope you enjoy your stay here.
Keep up the message of calm rationality. All too often things here derail into black-and-white thinking and - dare I say - hatred, so every voice of calmness is one to cherish.

Regards,
Matt
At 12:53am on August 4, 2010, Atheist Princess said…
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