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Atheists Who Are Rebellious Can Join the Satanic Temple

Started this discussion. Last reply by Freethinker31 Dec 5. 9 Replies

“[Satanic] Temple members don’t literally worship Satan, nor do they engage in any illegal activities. Rather, they use the archtypical symbol of a fallen being who dared to challenge God to promote…Continue

Tags: Display, Holiday, Temple, Satanic, Atheists

Religion and Violence in History -- C-SPAN2 Author Interview on Nov 16

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Nov 17. 3 Replies

Karen Armstrong--on November 16 at 8:45 PM Eastern--talks for just under an hour on her book Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence, in which she examines the intertwined relationship…Continue

Tags: violence, religion, history

Unthinking Democratic Policy versus Unfeeling Republican Policy

Started this discussion. Last reply by Freethinker31 Nov 18. 48 Replies

Diplomacy has been defined as the art of saying what you want to say and getting away before anyone figures out your intentions.I chose to state my intent diplomatically.To political activists of…Continue

Tags: pool, empathy, sociopathy, gene, policy

Do Corporate Leaders Pay Attention to Their Bottom Line: Their Profits?

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Customer protests have moved a few companies to quit ALEC (the most extreme of the many conservative lobbying organizations).Will customer protests move companies to reconsider their use of our…Continue

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Tom Sarbeck commented on Loren Miller's blog post Is god good?
"Got it, Loren; thanks. I too have no patience with people as dogmatic as that. I meet them in political campaigns, where their ideologies are more often economic than religious. They didn't just go away and neither did I so I tried to figure…"
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Tom Sarbeck commented on Loren Miller's blog post Is god good?
"@Loren, The statement was in this discussion's third post--by you. "
Saturday
Tom Sarbeck replied to Daniel W's discussion Winter Solstice Dec 21st
"A truckload of yhanks, FA. I too found it enlightening and inspiring. As the out atheist in my Toastmasters club (there's another but he's less out than I am), I like the idea of doing a speech on the subject. "
Saturday
Tom Sarbeck replied to jay H's discussion What the freakin hell is wrong with this country???
"Future, with what the NSA has been collecting, that is more than possible; it is probable. "
Saturday
Tom Sarbeck replied to jay H's discussion What the freakin hell is wrong with this country???
"David, during the half-century-long Cold War between the US and the USSR, our foreign policy made a lot of enemies. Besides overthrowing elected governments (Iran, Chile, and more) we gave money to every tyrant who opposed communism. They tyrannized…"
Saturday
Tom Sarbeck replied to Grinning Cat's discussion Greta Christina: Why Being Liberal Really Is Better Than Being Conservative in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Joan, I'm glad you don't feel scolded. When I moved from Phoenix to San Francisco I fell in with some left wing folk, one of whom was wearing an "Eschew Liberalism" button. I asked him what it meant. I learned that SF liberals…"
Saturday
Tom Sarbeck replied to Grinning Cat's discussion Greta Christina: Why Being Liberal Really Is Better Than Being Conservative in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Joan, I'm wondering if you feel scolded by what I wrote. "
Friday
Tom Sarbeck commented on Loren Miller's blog post Is god good?
"Loren, Matt Dillahunty made himself vulnerable. If I had heard him say "I am tired of living in a world where....?" I might have challenged him with a Machiavellian, "Matt, if you're tired of living in this world, have you…"
Friday
Tom Sarbeck replied to jay H's discussion What the freakin hell is wrong with this country???
"jay H, Chaplin's dictator, Adolf Hitler, didn't have a cyberwar option. He did get submarines to America's East Coast and Gulf of Mexico. His subs aimed their torpedoes at the dark places where ships were passing between the subs and…"
Friday
Tom Sarbeck replied to Grinning Cat's discussion Greta Christina on "Why Being Liberal Really Is Better Than Being Conservative" in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"GC, I'm way to the left of liberal; I'm progressive. How do progressives differ from liberals? 1. Liberals vote when doing so is convenient. Progressives vote even when conservatives have connived to put one issue on a special election…"
Friday
Tom Sarbeck replied to Ficking Chucken's discussion Robert Ingersoll
"I hope I'm up to it."
Thursday
Tom Sarbeck replied to Ficking Chucken's discussion Robert Ingersoll
"Bertold, your genius is showing again. You gave us a topic that all but screams for a discussion of its own: a just god would have told us of the the DNA, skills, abilities, et cetera of the couple who who become our parents and then asked if we…"
Dec 16
Tom Sarbeck replied to Ficking Chucken's discussion Robert Ingersoll
"Go to Project Gutenberg and in its search bar enter Robert Green Ingersoll. You can download individual volumes in several formats, including EPUB which I think is for devices with reader software. All free. FYI, PG's volunteers have…"
Dec 16
Tom Sarbeck replied to JP Carey's discussion I Am Good Because...
"Ice cream is good. All else? ...I'm thinking, I'm thinking. Some altogether unsavory people hold "good" up as a model when they're wanting only what they want. "
Dec 15
Tom Sarbeck replied to eric stone's discussion Our new freethought banner of the web of human knowledge
"Oh, the wonderful San Francisco Bay Area. There's enough freethinking here to satisfy the greediest/neediest of mental palates. Thanks, eric. I'll be in touch. The happiest of solstice holidays to you. And to everyone at AN. "
Dec 15
Tom Sarbeck replied to Ficking Chucken's discussion Robert Ingersoll
"If you're as obsessive-compulsive as I am (and you have a Kindle which makes obsessive-compulsive easy and cheap) you can get Ingersoll's twelve volumes for $2.99 at Amazon. I just did. "
Dec 15

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About Me:
Catholic 20yrs; Agnostic 52yrs; Atheist 5yrs; Materialist.
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 10:37pm on October 30, 2014, Daniel W said…

Thanks Tom. 

I have lost whole, complicated, entries due to the damn system selecting something and deleting it.  Didn't know about the control-z, thanks.  Since initially posting that, I submitted to the  Borg, and was assimilated into Win 8.1.  So far I don't see a difference from 8.0 except now it screws up some links.  How much fun is that?

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.

 
 
 

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