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As Women Grow Their Economic and Political Power, How Will Morality Change?

Started on Friday 0 Replies

In the mid-1970s Congress sent the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) out to the states for ratification and a political battle ensued. Due to my then-deceased mother's influence in my life, I was active…Continue

Tags: rights, women, pay, patriarchy, matriarchy

Free Will and Determinism Provide Philosophy Professors with Job Security. Free Will Provides Religionists with...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Apr 11. 5 Replies

...Free will provides religionists with a means to inculcate guilt and shame, and to gain control.Is it possible to not remember having been told you have free will?While chatting with a friend a few…Continue

Tags: religion, reality., academia, determinism, will

Did You Ever Go to a Church Service and See a Corporation There?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Loren Miller Mar 28. 4 Replies

It's time for some satire, directed at the US Supreme Court's conservatives!Two corporations have argued that the Affordable Care Act violates their religious rights, and the conservatives on the…Continue

Tags: confession, communion, marriage, baptism, sacraments

How Many Guns Has God Got?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Mar 6. 2 Replies

As World War Two was ending a diplomat told Joseph Stalin he should stop repressing Catholics in the parts of Eastern Europe his military controlled. He famously asked, "The Pope? How many divisions…Continue

Tags: constitution, government, god, rights

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Tom Sarbeck replied to Sentient Biped's discussion The Tyranny of Growth in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Re Windows 8. I bought one too. Some people at Microsoft forgot that they are mechanics and tried art. I tinker with it but I use my Windows 7 laptop. A tech writer in the SF Chronicle suggests Linux and says it has MSWord-compatible office…"
8 hours ago
Tom Sarbeck replied to Sentient Biped's discussion The Tyranny of Growth in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Sentient, you describe well the past and some of the present. I'm thinking the future will be better. In 2007 a book reported that in the US of A, more than 11,000 (eleven thousand) businesses are owned by their employees. Many of these are…"
8 hours ago
Tom Sarbeck replied to roland707's discussion Thoughts on Buddhism?
"Consider the harms that some people do, i.e., the leaders of Myanmar, Thailand, and WW2 Japan, to say nothing of other leaders throughout history. Which accounts for their harm more, their early upbringing or their early religious belief? I ask…"
9 hours ago
Tom Sarbeck replied to roland707's discussion Thoughts on Buddhism?
"I agree, but want to add and keep the sheriff's attention focused elsewhere. "
9 hours ago
Tom Sarbeck replied to roland707's discussion Thoughts on Buddhism?
"Danie, you probably don't live in the SF Bay Area. Particularly not in Marin County, a prosperous county north of SF where a "school" of tantra advertised. We in SF joked that everyone in Marin has slept with everyone else. "
11 hours ago
Tom Sarbeck replied to roland707's discussion Thoughts on Buddhism?
"What? Has no one here heard of tantric buddhism? I first read of buddhism in a book that described the world's major religions. (I had finished a book that described xianity's main denominations and was moving on.) I was quitting…"
yesterday
Tom Sarbeck replied to Sentient Biped's discussion The Tyranny of Growth in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Sentient, a most thought-provoking topic. Thank you. I too hear over and over that businesses die if they don't grow. It's propaganda, intended to make many people work harder to enrich those in a few lines of work wealthy, such as bankers…"
yesterday
Tom Sarbeck replied to Marty Heresniak's discussion If we don't believe, why do we always talk about it?
"I'm about to tell my fellow Toastmasters of the six-kinds-of-atheists survey. I will mention some of our differing views about such as: -- "knowing" no gods exist vs. there being no evidence for their existence, -- the bitter…"
yesterday
Tom Sarbeck replied to Steph S.'s discussion Opportunity: The Amazing Self-Cleaning Mars Rover in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"At its often planned and sometimes serendipitous best. However, when I saw this discussion's title, ...Self-Cleaning Mars Rover, I remembered immediately my mother's referring to cats as self-emptying mouse traps. "
yesterday
Tom Sarbeck replied to Marty Heresniak's discussion If we don't believe, why do we always talk about it?
"Three cheers, plus a few more, for you, Emmett. Your Catholic school experience was worse than mine but I tell whoever will listen that Catholicism takes people who need therapy and gives them classroom full of children. I also say that someday in…"
yesterday
Tom Sarbeck replied to Loren Miller's discussion How much change can Pope Francis bring to the Catholic Church? (CBS News) in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"From Thomas Jefferson, who said so much that both Dems and Repubs borrow: Confidence (in a leader) is the first step to despotism. "
Monday
Tom Sarbeck replied to Marty Heresniak's discussion If we don't believe, why do we always talk about it?
"Well said, Emmett, but when J's daddy fucked up so badly, what ca J do but more of the same?"
Monday
Tom Sarbeck replied to Marty Heresniak's discussion If we don't believe, why do we always talk about it?
"Hm-mm, Spud, with which posts (or parts of posts) do you disagree?"
Monday
Tom Sarbeck replied to B Fletcher's discussion Hey everybody, the world's about to end. Again.
"You guys will be so soused that when you enter hell you'll light up like sparklers. "
Saturday
Tom Sarbeck posted a discussion

As Women Grow Their Economic and Political Power, How Will Morality Change?

In the mid-1970s Congress sent the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) out to the states for ratification and a political battle ensued. Due to my then-deceased mother's influence in my life, I was active in that effort and spoke with hundreds of men.Most men supported it. Some balked but came around when I pointed out that if they became ill, their families would have to get along on their wives' incomes, which were then about 60% of mens' incomes for similar work.A few men knew things would change…See More
Friday
Tom Sarbeck replied to matthew greenberg's discussion Teh Stoopid...it's killing me!!
"Winston Churchill expressed a different view. Here's the way I recall it: Of the many forms of government man has tried democracy is the worst, except for all the others.   If Mencken were still with us and publishing a…"
Apr 16

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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. 

At 7:33am on March 1, 2013, Randall Smith said…

Fishwrap! Good one. I felt obligated to take the newspaper and "be informed". No more. And oh what a relief it is!

At 12:32pm on February 5, 2013, Asa Watcher said…

Thanks for the friending.  I will make every attempt to keep my posts friendly yet uncompromising.  You've provided good mental exercise.

From one geezer to another, and to all:

Happy Chinese New Year

At 9:40am on March 20, 2012, Steven Gibson said…

Really! My first visit and comment to Atheistnexus in two years. Well, you win. I will leave you to it. Enjoy yourself. I will be back in two years.

At 8:27am on January 2, 2012, Maruli Marulaki said…

As you mentioned that you understand German, hier is a poem by Erich Kästner, that you may like: 

http://www.gedichte.vu/?die_entwicklung_der_menschheit.html

 
 
 

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