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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

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!

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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

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Tom Sarbeck replied to MattyLJ's discussion Are you clean and organized?
"Ho, ho, ho; I once won a tall tale contest with a story about not having to do laundry when I let my clothes hang in the sun for three months. It works best in the sunny South. "
Thursday
Tom Sarbeck replied to scott martins's discussion IS EVERYBODY 100% POSITIVE THERE IS NO GOD?
"In this context, faith may be a euphemism for emotion. Probably a specific emotion: fear. A persistent rumor has it that many people fear death. Whatever the emotion, it seems reasonable to deal first with the emotion. Anecdotal evidence? LBJ is…"
Thursday
Tom Sarbeck replied to Vangelis's discussion The Sickness has Spread to Australia
"Here in the USofA, no one has to be Muslim to shoot random Americans. Frequent chats with a god probably help. "
Thursday
Tom Sarbeck replied to MattyLJ's discussion Are you clean and organized?
"Life is too short to clean the place I live, so I move. Having little to move makes the organizing a lot easier. "
Thursday
Tom Sarbeck commented on Amanda Ashcraft's blog post Do Your Best And God Will Do The Rest
"Do Your Best And God Will Do The Rest. That's an improvement on a line I heard decades ago. Work as if everything depends on you; pray as if everything depends on God. I replied "If I pray that hard, why work?" "
Thursday
Tom Sarbeck replied to matthew greenberg's discussion ISIS - a conservative paradise in Iraq
"A few of our conservatives were as strong as ISIS in their beliefs; they bombed abortion clinics and killed clinic employees. Some of them, fearing they would not get away with it, went into hiding. At least one was not concerned and he's in…"
Wednesday
Tom Sarbeck replied to matthew greenberg's discussion ISIS - a conservative paradise in Iraq
"Which of the following statements is true? 1. Pro-death penalty folk want pain and suffering to be part of the penalty. 2. Death with Dignity folk lie when they say inhaling helium causes death without pain. 3. Both of the above. "
Wednesday
Tom Sarbeck commented on Joan Denoo's blog post Isn’t it time to save the the U.S.A. from the South?
"The trouble isn't limited to the South for people who have heard Pennsylvania described as "Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, with Alabama in between." The vector that's carrying the trouble from the South? What else but the…"
Wednesday
Tom Sarbeck commented on Joan Denoo's blog post I am offended
"I enjoy Penn. With whatever help Teller provides, Penn brings me chuckles or insights. Dawkins? His many "We should be offended...'s tells me he has genes for arrogance, if there are such genes. I hope he someday becomes able to say…"
Wednesday
Tom Sarbeck posted a discussion

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

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 gave tribute to his father:What would I not give, if only he could have lived to see me here in the White House.An xian TR would have known that his father would know.Right now that is my only evidence. Does anyone have more?See More
Tuesday
Tom Sarbeck replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion You fund Climate Deniers for Congress in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"It's reasonable to conclude that corporations are psychopaths. "
Sep 14
Tom Sarbeck replied to Freethinker31's discussion Are Atheists too judgmental??
"Yes, Teach."
Sep 14
Tom Sarbeck replied to Katie Cross's discussion Atheist role models?
"I searched my memory and found no role models. 2009. I go atheist after years of agnosticism without lightning striking nearby. "Oh hell, why not?" 1972 I plunge into hardball politics and repair the rest of the damage Catholicism…"
Sep 14
Tom Sarbeck replied to Freethinker31's discussion Are Atheists too judgmental??
"Michael, when someone else uses an argument that differs from yours, are you offended? "
Sep 14
Tom Sarbeck replied to Freethinker31's discussion Are Atheists too judgmental??
"Travis, if the doctors stopped the study but let the cutting continue, I want to ask them where they discarded their ethics."
Sep 13
Tom Sarbeck replied to Freethinker31's discussion Are Atheists too judgmental??
"Nice analogy so far as it goes. To be complete it requires a disregard for pain. "
Sep 13

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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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