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Started this discussion. Last reply by estevan Apr 22, 2011. 1 Reply

Hello everyone, I'm new here although I've held a general non-superstitious life for some time now. I'm generally hesitant to take the name "atheist" only because it seems like such a tepid…Continue

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L.Hunter replied to estevan's discussion Anti-gay, black atheists have been getting too much attention recently in the group Black Freethought
"Here in Ct, the brand of xtianity i was brought up in was virulently opposed to homosexuality. After years of growing up in this environment I began to think that they protested a little too much. I think the same may be true for Charlie, or what…"
Aug 2, 2011
estevan added a discussion to the group Former Jehovah's Witnesses
Jul 1, 2011
estevan replied to Christine's discussion JW Cult still affects me after 10 years! in the group Former Jehovah's Witnesses
"As someone who was not in the church or any other, i cautiously suggest looking into improving social skills and ways to "make friends".  The fact is, you can make a new family.  People, whether in your shoes or not, are often in…"
Jul 1, 2011
estevan replied to Albert Terry's discussion Coming Out... in the group Black Freethought
"Yeah, being Canadian doesn't count.  Atheism is default over there.  It's like being American and admitting you like hot dogs."
Jun 28, 2011
estevan replied to Albert Terry's discussion Coming Out... in the group Black Freethought
"Yeah, I like how that's a "get out of jail free" card. Anytime you take it to far with reasonableness, they can always say the devil is trying to trick them."
Jun 23, 2011
thomas smith replied to estevan's discussion Anti-gay, black atheists have been getting too much attention recently in the group Black Freethought
"not many, perhaps non at all, some folks lie for various reasons  note the congressman Weiner ruckus, now it is coming out that he was targeted. sort of like the clinton thing. ( he was still stupid to be getting his freak on in a …"
Jun 20, 2011
thomas smith replied to estevan's discussion Anti-gay, black atheists have been getting too much attention recently in the group Black Freethought
"there are a couple of things to keep in mind, there is a strain of homophobia in the working class black community perhaps not as murderous as in the working class white community but still there. the second thing is that on line  personalities…"
Jun 20, 2011
estevan replied to estevan's discussion Anti-gay, black atheists have been getting too much attention recently in the group Black Freethought
"I heard an interview where he discusses this. I felt it was two-fold. He was criticizing the atheist community on very specious grounds while simultaneously stating that he is agnostic. I felt his claims of agnosticism were sincere despite his barbs…"
Jun 20, 2011
Sarsippious Jackson replied to estevan's discussion Anti-gay, black atheists have been getting too much attention recently in the group Black Freethought
"None of us are 100% certain. Throwing an entire group under the bus in an attempt to protect yourself is cowardly. He specifically made it clear that he was calling himself an agnostic because he could not identify with a simple-minded stereotype of…"
Jun 19, 2011
Velour replied to estevan's discussion Anti-gay, black atheists have been getting too much attention recently in the group Black Freethought
"On the spectrum, atheism can include agnosticism. I don't see anything cowardly about Tyson's view although based on one interview, i get the impression he hasn't reflected on the matter much and is mostly uncertain."
Jun 19, 2011
Eddie E. Hicks Sr. replied to estevan's discussion Anti-gay, black atheists have been getting too much attention recently in the group Black Freethought
"I kind of understand what you are saying about Neil Degrasse Tyson. But I think coward is a little too strong. I really admire his knowledge of science and the universe. I'm impressed whenever I hear him speak. I guess he has his reasons for…"
Jun 19, 2011
Samantha B replied to estevan's discussion Anti-gay, black atheists have been getting too much attention recently in the group Black Freethought
"I thought Neil Degrasse Tyson identified as agnostic.  If he actually considers himself to be agnostic, then how is he being a coward by not calling himself an atheist?"
Jun 18, 2011
Sarsippious Jackson replied to estevan's discussion Anti-gay, black atheists have been getting too much attention recently in the group Black Freethought
"Most people are content with the belief that black atheists do not exist.  When there is finally some national buzz about them, it is in the form of taking these two clowns to task.  Those guys are an embarrassment.  In a perfect…"
Jun 18, 2011
Samantha B replied to estevan's discussion Anti-gay, black atheists have been getting too much attention recently in the group Black Freethought
"I attended a southern Christian church in Virginia, and I don't remember a lot of hateful rhetoric regarding gays either.  Like you, the few gay people in our community were described as funny. I remember a vague sense of being taught that…"
Jun 18, 2011
Eddie E. Hicks Sr. replied to estevan's discussion Anti-gay, black atheists have been getting too much attention recently in the group Black Freethought
"On one of my several trips to Jamaica a comedian performing at the hotel where we were staying asked the audience how many children did Bob Marley have. Several people yelled out what they thought was the answer. The comedian then answered "Bob…"
Jun 18, 2011
THE GRENADIAN FREETHINKER replied to estevan's discussion Anti-gay, black atheists have been getting too much attention recently in the group Black Freethought
"I agree with Eddie E. Hicks Sr. I am from the Caribbean and has been living in the U.S for a while now and the anti-gay language appears to be worst in Caribbean churches; Caribbean churches both in the Caribbean and in the U.S. In fact, the…"
Jun 18, 2011

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At 8:48am on May 15, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…
Greetings, estevan! I'd like to invite you to a group where we talk about anything on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D
At 6:12pm on April 21, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hello Estevan. Welcome to this rational world of Internet atheism---a haven from the superstitions and fictional god of the masses. 

We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 450 discussion topics and 2550 members.

http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin

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At 9:20pm on April 20, 2011, Ken said…
Hello and welcome to the Nexus.  We are happy to have you join us.
 
 
 

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