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38% of Americans are churchless, a Secular Coalition for America article reports

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This research says many non-religious but spiritual people do not frequent churches. They may check the "Are you a Christian" box more or less from habit, or because they pay so little attention to…Continue

Tags: secular, agnostic, atheist, non-believer, churchless

If instead of Rene Descartes, Renee Descartes had been born, would....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Oct 5. 22 Replies

...would she have said, and become famous for, "I feel, therefore I am"?Decades ago I heard a philosophy professor woolgather on the question "How do we know we exist?"As he droned on, I kept awake…Continue

Tags: dualism, patriarchy, matriarchy, sexism

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

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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

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Tom Sarbeck replied to James M. Martin's discussion Clown Show Coming: Why the Republitards Will Lose in 2016 Unless They Wise Up and Pick a Charismatic Candidate
"The inmates/clowns/thieves have always run the asylum/circus/bank. And the history we learned in school was a collection of lies intended to make us happy consumers/taxpayers/warriors. sk8eycat, have you read James Loewen's Lies My Teacher…"
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Tom Sarbeck replied to James M. Martin's discussion Clown Show Coming: Why the Republitards Will Lose in 2016 Unless They Wise Up and Pick a Charismatic Candidate
"And folks without Blackberries are condemned to repeat it. "
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Tom Sarbeck replied to James M. Martin's discussion Jesus y Su Mariachis
"What's this about drug runners at a last supper with meat and blood? "
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Tom Sarbeck replied to James M. Martin's discussion Clown Show Coming: Why the Republitards Will Lose in 2016 Unless They Wise Up and Pick a Charismatic Candidate
"It's not a polling irony. According to Heather Cox Richardson's history of the Repub Party, it changed quickly after Lincoln's death. Dissension inside the Party resulted in its support for an unregulated Wall Street with repeated…"
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Tom Sarbeck replied to James M. Martin's discussion Clown Show Coming: Why the Republitards Will Lose in 2016 Unless They Wise Up and Pick a Charismatic Candidate
"In the late 1950's the Repubs started expelling moderates. After Goldwater's 1964 disaster, they started replacing their losses with the Southern Dems (Dixiecrats) whose ancestors had owned slaves and who had opposed LBJ's civil…"
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Tom Sarbeck replied to James M. Martin's discussion Clown Show Coming: Why the Republitards Will Lose in 2016 Unless They Wise Up and Pick a Charismatic Candidate
"Bertold, I hope the Rude Pundit can accept that, instead of deserving it, we allow it. Or in his own words, we let it happen. To say we deserve it sounds like the fallen-from-grace-and-expelled-from-Eden rhetoric I heard so often in Catholic…"
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Tom Sarbeck replied to James M. Martin's discussion Clown Show Coming: Why the Republitards Will Lose in 2016 Unless They Wise Up and Pick a Charismatic Candidate
"He was too good to make it into the primaries. "
21 hours ago
Tom Sarbeck replied to James M. Martin's discussion Clown Show Coming: Why the Republitards Will Lose in 2016 Unless They Wise Up and Pick a Charismatic Candidate
"Yeah. In 2008, in the mess left by Bush 43, McCain made himself a sacrificial lamb. Then he chose Sarah Palin and removed all doubt...except that in the minds of his supporters. 1n 2012 Romney looked good until he made that 47% remark. The wealthy…"
21 hours ago
Tom Sarbeck commented on Deidre's blog post A Change Is Gonna Come...
"And, a variation on the theme,... "The only thing necessary for the triumph of good is for evil men to do nothing." "
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Tom Sarbeck replied to James M. Martin's discussion Jesus y Su Mariachis
"Yeah! Please, Father in Heaven, deliver me from instruments with strings."
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Tom Sarbeck replied to jay H's discussion Free speech (right)
"Jay, I just visited change.org to see how to start a petition. If there's a test on a petition's content, I saw no mention of it. "
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Tom Sarbeck replied to Deidre's discussion Finding self respect after religion
"I heard a variation on that Goldfinger theme: Do it once, shame on you. Do it again, shame on me. Do it a third time, it's satisfying a need I have. And... Most interesting. I hadn't heard that when I was in grad school studying for a…"
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Tom Sarbeck replied to Deidre's discussion Finding self respect after religion
"Deidre, you can get over that and not become a sociopath. I dearly hope you do. I say that because my mom, who was born in 1906, had a self respect I did not see that left me unable to do to women what I heard that some men did. I was about nine…"
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Tom Sarbeck replied to jay H's discussion Free speech (right)
"Remember, our amygdalas start a flight or fight response before our brains kick into gear. Think for a moment. Do the folks who are "commencing" have a right to choose their Commencement speaker? Does any level of government have a right…"
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38% of Americans are churchless, a Secular Coalition for America article reports

This research says many non-religious but spiritual people do not frequent churches. They may check the "Are you a Christian" box more or less from habit, or because they pay so little attention to religion.http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-10/secularism-grows-more-us-christians-turn-churchlessSee More
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Tom Sarbeck replied to Deidre's discussion Dogmatic atheism?
"That xian member is the club's educational veep. For a few years he taught 2nd grade. He went almost ballistic when he returned from a month-long trip and found that I had done away with the customary opening Pledge of Allegiance. During that…"
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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 12:19pm on October 9, 2014, Randall Smith said…

Thanks, Tom, for your comment on my blog post. I like the "sheriff" bit!

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)
 
 
 

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