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Mike Gonsalves posted a blog post

Religious clap-trap masquerading as news: What Does 'Church' Mean in 'Separation of Church and State'? from Yahoo News

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ac/20101118/lf_ac/7216028_what_does_the_word_39church39_mean_in_39separation_of_church_and_state39I don't understand why Yahoo News would make something like this a headline, let alone publish it. The author seeks to create a controversy out of nothing, as if anyone thinks the 1st Amendment only applies to the Christian religion. She…See More
Nov 18, 2010
Mike Gonsalves posted a blog post

Agnostic's Serenity Prayer

Got the "serenity prayer" from a friend via email recently:God, grant us the...Serenity to accept things we cannot change,Courage to change the things we can, and theWisdom to know the differencePatience for the things that take timeAppreciation for all that we have, andTolerance for those with different strugglesFreedom to live beyond the limitations of our past ways, theAbility to feel your love for us and our love for each other and theStrength to get up and try again even when we feel it is…See More
Sep 17, 2010
Mike Gonsalves commented on Armen Martirosyan's group Godless of Hawaii
"I heard the Duke Aiona prayer when it first came out and was totally nonplused to hear a high-ranking government official declare that you and I and the entire State of Hawaii belong to his god. It shows that we can never relax and take separation…"
Aug 18, 2010
Mike Gonsalves commented on Armen Martirosyan's group Godless of Hawaii
"Yes, I agree. Great article, Jon! So positive! I really liked your lines about how the greatest miracle may be that there are no miracles and how you find inspiration in truth and reality."
Mar 1, 2010
Mike Gonsalves commented on Armen Martirosyan's group Godless of Hawaii
"Howdy N! Welcome to our group! I hang out mainly at the UH manoa campus where I work."
Feb 18, 2010
Mike Gonsalves posted a blog post

Atheism is a non-prophet organization

I saw this in a collection of funnies I received via email and had to share. :-)
Feb 1, 2010
Mike Gonsalves commented on Eileen's blog post Wonder if there are older atheists
"Fellow boomer here! I hadn't thought of it before, but now that you mention it, there aren't that many of us around. :-)"
Jan 25, 2010
Mike Gonsalves commented on Armen Martirosyan's group Godless of Hawaii
"I apologize for not attending the Sunday "meetup." Something unexpected came up. I hope you all had a good time."
Oct 14, 2009
Mike Gonsalves commented on Armen Martirosyan's group Godless of Hawaii
"Welcome Adrian and Eric! Glad to have more freethinkers in the group. Like Eric, I have a lot of admiration for Secular Humanism. I think the Secular Humanists through their various Manifestos have laid out a very positive program. Their…"
Sep 10, 2009
Mike Gonsalves commented on Armen Martirosyan's group Godless of Hawaii
"Meetup.com looks like a useful tool to schedule meetings. I'm fine with using it to schedule our get-togethers."
Aug 31, 2009
Mike Gonsalves commented on Armen Martirosyan's group Godless of Hawaii
"The closest things to a Hawaii atheists organization that I have been able to find are Hawaii Citizens for the Separation of State and Church (http://www.lava.net/~hcssc/) and Humanists Hawaii (http://hawaii.humanists.net/). Both of these seem to be…"
Aug 11, 2009
Mike Gonsalves replied to Calvin's discussion Hawaii Food and Drinks in the group Godless of Hawaii
"These all seem like good choices. I would favor the Honolulu Design Center location, just because I have never been there. :-)"
Aug 6, 2009
Mike Gonsalves commented on Jake Collyer's blog post Faith: My Conversation With A Devout Christian
"I've had a number of conversations like this myself. Deeply religious people seem to think that faith transcends the normal rules of rational discourse. I also suspect that they are impelled to take the leap of faith because they are very…"
Aug 4, 2009
Mike Gonsalves commented on Armen Martirosyan's group Godless of Hawaii
"Two weeks from now is a good time frame for a get together for me as well, as long as it is on Oahu. I can't swing a trip to a neighbor island right now."
Aug 4, 2009
Mike Gonsalves commented on Armen Martirosyan's group Godless of Hawaii
"Aloha Everyone, I'm very glad to have found this group. Thanks again to Calvin for letting me know about it and inviting me to join. It is comforting and reassuring to make contact with others in Hawaii who face the same issues I do. I look…"
Jul 20, 2009
Mike Gonsalves joined Armen Martirosyan's group
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Godless of Hawaii

Any who respect critical thinking, empirical evidence, and the scientific method are welcome to join for some informal meetings at local bars, restaurants, beaches, etc.
Jul 20, 2009

Mike Gonsalves's Blog

Religious clap-trap masquerading as news: What Does 'Church' Mean in 'Separation of Church and State'? from Yahoo News

Posted on November 18, 2010 at 4:59pm 0 Comments

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ac/20101118/lf_ac/7216028_what_does_the_word_39church39_mean_in_39separation_of_church_and_state39



I don't understand why Yahoo News would make something like this a headline, let alone publish it. The author seeks to create a controversy out of nothing, as if anyone thinks the 1st Amendment only applies to the Christian… Continue

Agnostic's Serenity Prayer

Posted on September 17, 2010 at 7:28pm 0 Comments

Got the "serenity prayer" from a friend via email recently:



God, grant us the...

Serenity to accept things we cannot change,

Courage to change the things we can, and the

Wisdom to know the difference

Patience for the things that take time

Appreciation for all that we have, and

Tolerance for those with different struggles

Freedom to live beyond the limitations of our past ways, the

Ability to feel your love for us and our love for each other and… Continue

Atheism is a non-prophet organization

Posted on February 1, 2010 at 12:24pm 0 Comments

I saw this in a collection of funnies I received via email and had to share. :-)

Should we all go out and buy Pepsi in the new can?!? No, wait, it's Dr. Pepper, but in an old can!!!

Posted on July 17, 2009 at 7:15pm 1 Comment

I received this via email today:



> Subject: DON'T BUY PEPSI IN THE NEW

> CAN!

>

> Don't buy Pepsi in

> the new can. Pepsi

> has a new 'patriotic' can

> coming out with pictures

> of the Empire

> State Building , and the

> Pledge of Allegiance on

> them.

>

> However, Pepsi left out

> two little words

> on the pledge,

> 'Under God.'

>

> Pepsi said… Continue

Yahoo News reports on "Game show looks to convert atheists" to be run on Turkish TV

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 7:40pm 5 Comments

I am very amused by this but also saddened by the thought of how theists would react to a gameshow aimed at persuading theists to renounce their theism.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090703/od_nm/us_gameshow_odd;_ylt=An.3xk5rAVRKBYGJX1LXH0is0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTFmZ3Jqcm12BHBvcwMyMDcEc2VjA2FjY29yZGlvbl9vZGRfbmV3cwRzbGsDZ2FtZXNob3dsb29r

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At 1:50pm on May 3, 2010, John Jubinsky said…
Hi Mike! Have a very happy birthday.
At 5:18pm on August 4, 2009, Calvin said…
Hey Mike, thanks for joining our little group of island heathens, for the longest time, there was only three of us in the group, for a while there I was starting to feel really isolated. But now it’s starting to turn into a really network, so cool…
Like Aaron suggested, maybe we all should get together sometime for drinks and talk story.
At 6:23pm on July 19, 2009, Calvin said…
Hey Mike,
Welcome to AN, I did a membership search for Hawaii and found you, I'm so glad to see more of us Hawaii people here. We also have a group, if you got time please check out our group "Godless of Hawaii" we're really small, but we're starting to grow.
Calvin
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