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Do You Cohere? Tightly? Moderately? Loosely?

Started this discussion. Last reply by jay H on Tuesday. 3 Replies

After you have joined an organization, here the fictional XYZ Society, do you tell your friends:1. I have joined XYZ.2. I'm an XYZ member.3. I belong to XYZ.4. Other.From Wikipedia: When discussing…Continue

Tags: state, church, politics, nationalism, religion

U.S. is 33rd best place to be a mother. Behind Portugal, Belarus, Croatia and 30 More.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Idaho Spud May 6. 9 Replies

That according to a Daily KOS story citing the 2015 State of the World's Mothers report prepared by Save the Children. Adding insult to injury, 33rd is two spots lower than last year's ranking. We…Continue

Tags: shame, ranking, exceptionalism, childbirth, children

The Bangers Are Getting Desperate.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gerald Payne Apr 26. 9 Replies

With good reason. They're finding it increasingly difficult to make the universe obey their math.Like the theocrats in Galileo's time who refused to look through his telescope at the night sky, the…Continue

Tags: plasma, electricity, woo, astrophysics, universe

The English Language's Two Best Uses: Poetry and Fraud.

Started Apr 17 0 Replies

It's good for poetry because it has so many synonyms with different shades of meaning.It's good for fraud because the shades of meaning are often morally different.Here's one of many thousands: "I…Continue

Tags: religion, survival, romance, politics, morality

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tom sarbeck replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Political discourse in US - fundamentally fallacious in the group No Nonsense
"Political discourse and its deceitful uses: Before the pessimists among us compile a modern-day Lamentations, keep in mind that the verbal violence employed by today's ruling classes replaces some of the physical violence employed by the…"
9 hours ago
tom sarbeck commented on sacha's group No Nonsense
"     The problem is that the films are all the same, just with different people. Porn movies made by men for men seem all the same but with different people. Not so the porn movies I've seen made by women for women. For…"
10 hours ago
tom sarbeck replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion American Center for Law and Justice odd case
"Gerald, if you keep up with news from space, you know it's Bangers who get shocks. Again and again they report being surprised. "
yesterday
tom sarbeck replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion American Center for Law and Justice odd case
"Michael and Daniel: Yet more evidence that complaints about young people increases with age."
yesterday
tom sarbeck replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion American Center for Law and Justice odd case
"Thanks. Scientists can keep their thoughts in various compartments too. Our Big Bangers are doing so. Taxpayer money is persuasive stuff. "
Wednesday
tom sarbeck replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion American Center for Law and Justice odd case
"Re the Tait, of Balfour and Tait, a connection? A Peter Guthrie Tait, a mathematician who lived at that time, is mentioned often in Faraday, Maxwell, and the Electromagnetic Field by Nancy Forbes & Basil Mahon. Forbes and Mahon don't…"
Tuesday
jay H replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Do You Cohere? Tightly? Moderately? Loosely?
" Libertarian atheists don't tend to join organizations, though we can be pretty vocal as individuals."
Tuesday
tom sarbeck replied to Ceil's discussion What pigeon hole can we put you in?
"Chalcedon is the dominionist outfit that wants to replace the Constitution with the bible. Its leader, R. J. Rushdoony, died a few years ago but it still has people carrying on. Bush 43 (the dumbest one) gave it a bigger place in government than any…"
Monday
Grinning Cat replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Do You Cohere? Tightly? Moderately? Loosely?
"I might have a sense of belonging in an organization, but I don't belong to it."
Monday
tom sarbeck replied to Ceil's discussion What pigeon hole can we put you in?
"Read it. Valerie omitted materialist and humanist. I look for opportunities to challenge, or be challenged by, conservatives with "Am I a patriot?" Insisting that I am a human before I am an American, I will enjoy watching them simmer. "
Monday
tom sarbeck replied to Ceil's discussion What pigeon hole can we put you in?
"Alternet enumerates everything, Ceil, as as I read the story I will suck on a grain of salt. "
Monday
tom sarbeck replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Do You Cohere? Tightly? Moderately? Loosely?
"Oops, I forgot; atheists don't join anything. "
Monday
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Do You Cohere? Tightly? Moderately? Loosely?

After you have joined an organization, here the fictional XYZ Society, do you tell your friends:1. I have joined XYZ.2. I'm an XYZ member.3. I belong to XYZ.4. Other.From Wikipedia: When discussing social groups, a group is said to be in a state of cohesion when its members possess bonds linking them to one another and to the group as a whole. Although cohesion is a multi-faceted process, it can be broken down into four main components: social relations, task relations, perceived unity, and…See More
Monday
tom sarbeck replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion American Center for Law and Justice odd case
"Far more imaginative than the sign I posted at a display of Winesap apples when, while in hign school, I worked on Saturdays in a grocery store: Winesapples. The store manager told me to take it down. You probably did well in school mathematics. "
Monday
tom sarbeck replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion American Center for Law and Justice odd case
"Has any research been done on religiosity and susceptibility to fraudulent advertising? A man I once worked with, a likeable guy who was supporting a family, bought some house paint and bragged that he had bought one gallon for $9.99 and got a…"
May 23
tom sarbeck commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"I wonder what it feels like to know that you are going down in history as the most inept US president ever. As I recall, Buchanan has held the title since before the Civil War. How long will Dubya keep it? "
May 23

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Atheist 6yrs; Catholic 20yrs; Agnostic 52yrs; Atheist 6yrs; 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 2:10am on May 16, 2015, Gerald Payne said…

That's true. I've looked on the internet but it's all a bit general. I'll take a stroll into town on Monday and check it up in the library.

At 3:54pm on May 15, 2015, Gerald Payne said…

HI Tom I've been thinking about that theory of yours regarding childhood happiness and political leanings. There could be more to it than I initially thought. In a couple of weeks I'll be visiting the library i'll see what I can dig up.

At 4:28pm on May 3, 2015, Gerald Payne said…

That electric Universe will blow a fuse Tom.

At 10:00am on March 2, 2015, Mojo said…
Tom thanks for extending the invite. I've been an athiest since the 70's and have become more so since.

I see religion as the handmaiden of fascism and oligarchs.

I find it absurd and pathetic that so many still embrace the superstition and denial of real humanity that religion demands.

You and I will be long gone before the world will be free of the bonds of theocracy, but every movement has to start somewhere.
At 10:22pm on February 28, 2015, Donald L. Engel said…

Thanks, Tom.  It isn't that well written, but I think I get my point across.

At 1:52pm on February 20, 2015, Donald L. Engel said…

Thanks for the invite, Tom.  Hope to have some good discussions with you.  Since we are close to the same age, there probably won't be too many disagreements though..

At 9:56pm on February 4, 2015, Čenek Sekavec said…

Thanks for clarifying. The reason I used the collective 'we' instead of the singular 'I' was because I was aiming for something inside the comfort zone of the reader. Hoping to rattle cages enough that maybe I get some folks to reconsider their stance on self-ownership. Sorry about misunderstanding your comment.

At 12:54pm on February 2, 2015, Čenek Sekavec said…

The place where you left the comment is at this link:
http://www.atheistnexus.org/profiles/blogs/personal-responsibility#comments

If you could let me know who I plagiarize I'd appreciate it. I didn't mean to.

At 11:55am on January 21, 2015, Čenek Sekavec said…

You wrote as a comment on my blog titled 'personal responsibility':

"Consider the words you borrowed from someone you didn't acknowledge:

As long as we are living the only power over us is that which we allow."

Tom, The idea is hardly new but from whom did I plagiarize?? I take it seriously, and I looked online to double check and found no quote that I failed to attribute.

At 12:52pm on January 15, 2015, Čenek Sekavec said…

Hey Tom, you said I borrowed words without acknowledging their source. From where??

I'm asking here instead of bumping an old post. I only just read the comments.

 
 
 

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