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Regina Goodwin replied to Sarah Trachtenberg's discussion Any ex-Nation of Islam members out there? in the group Black Freethought
"I grew up in the Nation when Elijah Muhammad was living."
Feb 9, 2012
Sarah Trachtenberg replied to Sarah Trachtenberg's discussion Any ex-Nation of Islam members out there? in the group Black Freethought
"I meant to write "preys" on poor people. Slip of the tongue? A fitting one, though."
Jun 16, 2010
Sarah Trachtenberg replied to Sarah Trachtenberg's discussion Any ex-Nation of Islam members out there? in the group Black Freethought
"I don't mean accusing, exactly. I'm just confused about how this tangent came up and what it implied about me. What is the phenomenon? Atheists who think they know what they're talking about when they don't? I don't think…"
Jun 16, 2010
Ralph Dumain replied to Sarah Trachtenberg's discussion Any ex-Nation of Islam members out there? in the group Black Freethought
"I don't recall accusing you of anything. If you haven't encountered the phenomenon I'm aiming at, you will, and you won't have to venture far to find it."
Jun 15, 2010
Sarah Trachtenberg replied to Sarah Trachtenberg's discussion Any ex-Nation of Islam members out there? in the group Black Freethought
"Does all this mean that I'm a redneck? I mean, I like to think I try to educate myself about such matters. I don't *feel* like a redneck."
Jun 15, 2010
Robert H. replied to Sarah Trachtenberg's discussion Any ex-Nation of Islam members out there? in the group Black Freethought
"Greatly apppreciated Ralph! Rob H."
Jun 13, 2010
Ralph Dumain replied to Sarah Trachtenberg's discussion Any ex-Nation of Islam members out there? in the group Black Freethought
"Two more books (re)published in this century. Sources given so far refer to slavery in the South. Earl, Riggins R, Jr. Dark Symbols, Obscure Signs: God, Self, and Community in the Slave Mind; with a new introduction. Knoxville: University of…"
Jun 13, 2010
Ralph Dumain replied to Sarah Trachtenberg's discussion Any ex-Nation of Islam members out there? in the group Black Freethought
"The Church in the Southern Black Community, 1780-1925 [electronic resource] / University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress,…"
Jun 13, 2010
Ralph Dumain replied to Sarah Trachtenberg's discussion Any ex-Nation of Islam members out there? in the group Black Freethought
"I am no expert on this history. You might begin with: Raboteau, Albert J. Slave Religion: The "Invisible Institution" in the Antebellum South. Updated ed. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. Publisher's…"
Jun 13, 2010
Robert H. replied to Sarah Trachtenberg's discussion Any ex-Nation of Islam members out there? in the group Black Freethought
"Thank you for those links Ralph but I need more. Specifically, I would like read any articles written by you or other researchers that you respect, that delve into the history of "African American" Christianity. I'm in the process of…"
Jun 13, 2010
Ralph Dumain replied to Sarah Trachtenberg's discussion Any ex-Nation of Islam members out there? in the group Black Freethought
"In general, see my blog: Reason & Society Begin with my articles on scientism: http://reasonsociety.blogspot.com/search/label/scientism See also: What’s in a name? What’s in a movement? There's more, but these are the best…"
Jun 12, 2010
Robert H. replied to Sarah Trachtenberg's discussion Any ex-Nation of Islam members out there? in the group Black Freethought
"Ralph, Have you written any articles exposing the fallacies of this atheist subculture? If you haven't; could you provide some links? I don't know about anyone else but I would find this information quite useful. Rob H."
Jun 12, 2010
Ralph Dumain replied to Sarah Trachtenberg's discussion Any ex-Nation of Islam members out there? in the group Black Freethought
"Here's a sterling specimen of redneck atheism: http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/nononsense/forum/topics/the-complicated-faces-of?xg_source=activity ... this asshole take on Jews (conflated with ancient Hebrews & contemporary Israelis, of…"
Jun 11, 2010
Ralph Dumain replied to Sarah Trachtenberg's discussion Any ex-Nation of Islam members out there? in the group Black Freethought
"No, not all atheists are smart; it takes very little smarts to be an atheist; one can remain ignorant about just about everything else. I'm using "redneck" here to indicate an attitude; a sense that one is rational because one has…"
Jun 11, 2010
Sarah Trachtenberg replied to Sarah Trachtenberg's discussion Any ex-Nation of Islam members out there? in the group Black Freethought
"First, what does "gutter religion" mean? Also, is this the old saw about atheists being smug? (I expect many atheists are atheists because they actually are smart. I'm not saying that all religious people are stupid; I'm just…"
Jun 11, 2010
Ralph Dumain replied to Sarah Trachtenberg's discussion Any ex-Nation of Islam members out there? in the group Black Freethought
"Incidentally, in a speech given here a couple of months ago, the speaker referred to all religions as "gutter religions". I have no qualms about mocking religion, but I find this frame of mind childish and rather typical of many…"
Jun 10, 2010

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At 8:08pm on June 4, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Greetings, Sarah! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus lately. <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.

At 12:01am on January 13, 2010, Roy The Infidel said…
Kilroy was here. :)
At 4:06pm on December 22, 2009, Sarah Trachtenberg said…
@Dave
Thanks! I got engaged, too.
At 8:27pm on December 17, 2009, Dave Rogers said…
Happy Birthday! It's just another spin around the sun and to many, many more!
At 1:57pm on December 4, 2009, Ian said…
Hi Sarah in sunny Boston, I chickened out of your winter ordeals after four years in southern NH. I've been following your writing on the subject of Atheist bashing experiences. The oldest of my three twin daughters (I'll explain it all some day) is open about her lack of belief in the supernatural. She has alluded to some strong words being spoken in social studies debates but surprisingly little open bigotry. I say surprising since her high school is nestled firmly in the belly button lint immediately below the bible belt. I'll pass on a link to your work in case she has anything of interest to share with you.
At 5:17pm on November 20, 2009, Paul Lin said…
I'm an angel from the Atheist Nexus. We appear on the internet in forms of blog comments.
At 8:30am on November 20, 2009, Paul Lin said…
Hi,

You went to UPenn?! It's funny. I went to Lehigh. I had been to Upenn a few times while I was in college.
At 2:27pm on August 7, 2009, Zeb said…
I didn't expect to run across you here, but I'll take the opportunity to say how much I enjoyed the last Apologia podcast you were on, and the great tales you got the boys to share. Good luck on your book!
At 5:04pm on July 15, 2009, Josiah Allen said…
There are lots of stories at www.ex-christians.net and www.de-conversion.net just in case you were not aware of them.

Awesome to have a skilled writer willing to stand out for all of us.
At 5:05am on June 26, 2009, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hi
Welcome to Atheist Nexus with its 8900+ good friends and discussion groups.
Among the groups, try visiting perhaps the busy group “ORIGINS: Universe, Life, Humans, Evolution, Religion.....” with its commonsense discussions to repel religious nonsense. You will be welcome.
One is "Proud to be Atheist" (74 posts) seeing that atheists and humanists hold the intellectual high ground compared with the pathetic superstitions of the god followers. Similarly, “Religion is aberrant, atheism is truth” (42 posts).
Terry Meaden (English physicist; archaeologist; Oxford University; 60+; founder of “Origins”)

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Posted on April 29, 2010 at 11:59am 6 Comments

From Not My God


More about Mormons– the saga continues

Posted on February 4, 2010 at 2:15pm 1 Comment

From Not My God

Good news, everyone! I just read about this and I’m so excited I nearly spat out my spicy tuna roll:



South Park Creators’ Mormon Musical Set for Off-Broadway



Free tickets might inspire me to shower the musical with lots of PR on this… Continue

It’s not persecution if it’s against Devil Worshippers

Posted on January 28, 2010 at 11:13am 0 Comments

From Not My God







Not My God focuses on persecution and hatred of atheists. I’m not saying that I equate anti-atheism rhetoric with segregated bathrooms under Jim Crow laws or genocides. What I am trying to say is that many people in the US hate atheists, all else being equal. I’ve heard time and time again of people saying that they didn’t believe in God– without sarcasm, without “and neither should you,”… Continue

Atheists who swing to the right

Posted on January 21, 2010 at 11:02am 5 Comments

From Not My God







I don’t often hear from atheists who are politically/socially conservative. I know they’re out there, albeit probably much fewer than their more liberal counterparts. I’ve heard at least one atheist say that he’s a truck driver, voted for Bush twice, etc., and no one would guess that he’s an atheist. True, I wouldn’t have.



I’m a liberal myself, although it does disconcert me to a… Continue

You can't go to heaven!

Posted on January 14, 2010 at 11:18am 4 Comments

From Not My God







I have missed this blog! Between winter holidays, Andy getting badly injured, planning a wedding and miscellaneous happenstances, I haven’t posted in a while, though I religiously (heh, heh) have posted every Thursday.



It’s no secret that I have big love for the HBO series Big Love, which I discussed in my posts about Mormonism. The opening credits end with Bill, the husband, meeting… Continue
 
 
 

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