"Hmm, I really enjoy Non-Prophets, too, just in a different way. They're both very entertaining, at times, just for different reasons.
The Atheist Experience is more slapstick, with the theist callers, and the learning component of…"
"Yeah, I know the Quakers are old. The oatmeal has been around for a long time.
They're definitely not fundamentalist, but they're still supporting something that stifles inquiry ... not like the Catholic church did in the…"
"No, I haven't seen that one. I have recently developed a mild addiction to the Atheist Experience, and found that the Non-Prophets podcast doesn't satisfy the same urge, so I will be glad to have something else to check out when I run out…"
"Well it's old-age-new-age, Quakers was founded in 1647.
In a strange way I think it's possibly one of the least offensive sects in Christendom, and yet you are hitting on exactly what I object too as well. It's all…"
"No, not more smarts, just more psychotropic substances in my system. That sounds all new agey and useless to me ...
But it also pisses me off. That's the sort of concept of God that is great for keeping people sucked…"
"Well they have this very distended sense of what god is. I was forever being told whatever I thought was like it wasn't it was more like if you had inspiration in your life - that was god. If you perceived beuaty - that was…"
"Yeah, I've never seen anything to indicate that Martin is gay. I think Don is gay ... and then of course there's Jen who's completely open and talks about it regularly ... not that that does you any good ... well, and she's…"
"To: Zac Polk
I was just looking at your Facebook wall and I about died when I saw that Adolph Hitler quote. Would you consider posting it on this thread so others can see it, please? Or they can go see your Facebook (Zac's Facebook…"
"Well, I see what you mean, and I definitely don't have sympathy for her there. I feel sorry for people who have had fear pushed on them, but it can't be pushed onto others. It is fascinating/funny how that can be so real to someone. But it…"
"As I recall church mainly revolved around pva glue and glitter in the side rooms while something I wasn't privy to and escorted out of - was happening in the the main church.
The whole thing? Wow. Martin's may…"
welcome to the nexus! :) I agree that we need to reach out more in our communities. If you want to read a cool blog, friendlyatheist is a great one. I've realized that we are slowly "coming out of the closet" as a community with new campaigns / billboards / commercials / etc. Its pretty exciting, but I wish there was more of it!
You are so right, Zac, in what you say above. We deserve to be heard better in the big wide world. After all, we are right, and the superstitious god-believers are all wrong. So welcome indeed to this friendly nexus.
"I wish the RCC would reform itself along with the main branch of the LDS church, the SDA's and the JW's ( they desperately need reform , none of the eighty something splinter groups can be called liberal in all actuality). …"
"I'm sorry I haven't posted at all; my mother was treated for ovarian cancer this past year, but I follow the discussions. Joan I'm glad treatment is going well. The ChemoBrain is a strange thing. The whole process was a whirlwind for…"
"11:00 PM had my first bout of nausea; Rx took care of it. I feel wonderful. Absolutely no pain, I can't finish a sentence or remember words so Cary, Laura and Laurie did their best to understand what I am trying to convey. I usually get enough…"
With all the media attention the on the Pope, important stories are being missed, human rights violations, Monsanto protection act, Russia march to blasphemy laws, and of the big story this week did Harry Potter vanquish dementors?See More
"The medical profession seems to have improved in some areas at least. Personally I think some of that is due to the higher level of education of society as a whole. We know too much to put up with bad treatment now. I saw a documentary last year…"