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Theodore Roosevelt, Like Many of America's Founders, Not A Theist?

Started Sep 16 0 Replies

My evidence is in the early minutes of Part Two of Ken Burns' PBS documentary.On Roosevelt's first day in the Executive Mansion, September 23 1901, he denied Xianity's promise of immortality when he…Continue

Tags: Founders, Presidents, America, Non-theism, Atheism

Santorum: Call Secularism A Religion So We Can Ban It From Public Schools.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Madhukar Kulkarni Sep 11. 16 Replies

Can secularism be removed from public schools without removing everything? Without closing the schools?I quit Catholicism when I was 26. Thanks to the science courses I had taken and would take…Continue

Tags: dogma, science, schools, religion, secularism

The Horrors of a Catholic School Education (and its Occasional Wonders If You Insist)

Started Sep 1 0 Replies

(This discussion is for survivors of RC schools. If you survived horrors in public schools, start or add to another discussion.)I was about 50 and doing some volunteer work when I saw a young woman…Continue

Tags: health, recovery, surviving, Catholic, education

"Atheism for Dummies" is not for dummies!

Started Aug 7 0 Replies

Few of us will finish Dale McGowan's Atheism for Dummies without having learned important advantages of non-belief. Some of us will have had our beliefs challenged.For instance, how many of us know…Continue

Tags: christians, answering, apatheism, agnosticism, atheism

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Tom Sarbeck commented on Jonathan Tweet's blog post Why Atheist Are Jerks
"DAMMIT, ANGER IS A POSITIVE EMOTION ! ! ! Okay, I'll stop my angry shouting. Treating anger as a negative is a 1970s-1980s thing. Even therapists were doing it. I grew up in a time when boys were allowed to be angry and girls were not. My older…"
19 hours ago
Tom Sarbeck replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion God, Darwin, and My Biology Class
"Ten dollars say that at the end of the trial the real Clarence Darrow didn't pick up a Bible and Darwin's book, grin knowingly and put them together under an arm.Hollywood and politicians have to pander to people who can't handle the…"
yesterday
Tom Sarbeck replied to Steve's discussion A Much Needed Kick in the Butt for Republicans
"Allan, my view is more Machiavellian than Ingersoll's. The more people who await happiness in another life, the fewer people I have to share happiness with in this life. "
yesterday
Tom Sarbeck commented on Joan Denoo's blog post God is a woman
"Let's not overlook testosterone's effects on the myth makers."
yesterday
Tom Sarbeck replied to Steve's discussion A Much Needed Kick in the Butt for Republicans
"jay, the government regulates you for the good of others. What would be required for you to conclude that?"
Saturday
Tom Sarbeck replied to Joan Denoo's discussion My gravesite inscription
"Joan, will replacing the X below, maybe with star stuff, convey the idea? From X I came and to X I have returned. Right now I'm thinking of a high-tech gravestone that on different days replaces the X with pond scum, blue-green algae, or…"
Friday
Tom Sarbeck replied to Joan Denoo's discussion My gravesite inscription
"I'll steal an idea from Mark Twain: "My parents woke me up from a most pleasant nap! And without first asking me!" "
Friday
Tom Sarbeck commented on A Former Member's group LINGUAPHILES & SESQUIPEDALIANS
"Natalie, you're missing a sense of humor. I do hope it is a temporary condition. I recently told a woman, "The human mind is a fun sandbox in which to play." The backstory, which I omit here, concerned the use of words so I could have…"
Sep 23
Grinning Cat liked Tom Sarbeck's discussion One Letter Words, a Dictionary
Sep 23
Tom Sarbeck replied to Loren Miller's discussion Turns out that lawsuits have rules (Daily Kos) in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"The remedy? Vote early and often. "
Sep 23
Tom Sarbeck commented on Joan Denoo's blog post God is a woman
"Has anyone else read Merlin Stone's 1980s book, titled When God Was A Woman? It persuaded me and Amazon still has it. "
Sep 23
Tom Sarbeck replied to Loren Miller's discussion Turns out that lawsuits have rules (Daily Kos) in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Two votes for "gullible"."
Sep 23
Tom Sarbeck replied to Grinning Cat's discussion Growing appetite for religion in U.S. politics in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"The number 32 and it's neighbor 33 appear often in conservative-related news. In commentary on sociological research, I've seen "hard authoritarians" estimated as 16% of the population and "soft authoritarians"…"
Sep 23
Tom Sarbeck replied to Bertold Brautigan's discussion How can people be good without god?
"Do tinfoil hats catch fire? "
Sep 23
Tom Sarbeck replied to Bertold Brautigan's discussion How can people be good without god?
"F32, I once thought/believed that, and then I sat across a desk and heard from a member of Congress--the House minority leader. The experience started me to researching sociopathy. It's a result of brain damage--either genetically or…"
Sep 23
Tom Sarbeck replied to Bertold Brautigan's discussion How can people be good without god?
"THANK YOU, JOAN! (Yeah, I shouted that.) A man in my Toastmasters club who believes everything the FAR right says and who considers himself a super-patriot is going to hear the GW line. The other members will hear it too. "
Sep 23

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About Me:
Cincinnati until 1947, St. Pete FL until 1950, US Navy until 1952, St. Pete until 1954, Gainesville (UofF) until 1961, Tallahassee (FlaStUniv) until 1962, into computers where I became a migratory worker (St. Pete, Daytona Beach, Houston, Austin, Phoenix). Retired to San Francisco then Yountville.

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At 4:32pm on August 20, 2014, Freethinker31 said…

What a surprise  Tom....You have been so critical of me in the past, but I must admit  I enjoyed  our  back and forth....I look forward  to our  future  debates...Glad  we are friends now..... 

At 7:58am on August 11, 2014, Bertold Brautigan said…

I know what you mean about how the responses can make you sad. It's disconcerting to see how many people are so wrapped up around utter bullshit. I also wonder why they're so afraid of anyone questioning what they believe that they have to deny that we even exist. Their "argument" that it "takes more faith" to believe in the big bang or evolution than it does to believe in Jesus, THEREFORE there are no true atheists is just pathetic. It's not all, "Oh these poor victims of bad programming" though. I'm reading a pretty disturbing book titled Religious Right - the Greatest Threat to Democracy by A.F. Alexander. There are tons of unscrupulous people out there raising billions of dollars and stealthily plotting to install old testament law that wouldn't be all that different from sharia law. If we don't collectively watch it, the dark ages could be back with a vengeance.

At 12:37am on August 11, 2014, Chris G said…

Hi Tom,

I didn't know "Hi. You perhaps know of the Vallejo Navy League's raising money to make the Iowa a museum. They didn't succeed and the ship went to SoCal.

I'm all for making ship monuments where their history can be told about the vessile and war.

It's a shame that Vallejo didn't aggressively persuade the museum. I don't know what's wrong with Vallejo and it's terrible handling of Mare Island.

Chris

At 8:41am on May 18, 2014, Richard Goscicki said…

Thanks, Tom.  About Nappy, I know I'm a controversial writer with views not everyone agrees with.  I take it all with a grain a salt.  We need a thick skin since we're the minority.  

At 10:56am on July 28, 2013, William Grant said…

Hi Tom,.. I am having a blast with Joseph Who?,.... Need some readers !!!!  Nice to know you !

At 7:18am on May 23, 2013, Randall Smith said…

Yeah Tom, I admit to laughing at Foxworthy's spot on humor. I could learn from that way of "attacking" the other side. 

At 8:20pm on May 3, 2013, franky said…
hi tom!
At 8:34am on April 23, 2013, Madhukar Kulkarni said…

Hello Tom,

What a pleasant surprise! Glad to be your friend.

At 7:40am on March 8, 2013, Randall Smith said…
You actually lived through the depression years! I've learned many things on how NOT to act from my father, but lessons on money isn't one of them. (if that makes sense)
At 9:26pm on March 3, 2013, Joan Denoo said…

Tom, I am very glad to see you in this group. 

 
 
 

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