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Texas License Plate case hits SC

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Mar 24. 12 Replies

Interesting case, and one that I find myself disagreeing with Americans United for Separation of Church and state.Groups can get special plates with their logo, and Sons of Confederate Veterans wants…Continue

Can it get much crazier?

Started this discussion. Last reply by jay H Mar 24. 7 Replies

Planned speech, by Swedish Foreign Minister has upset Muslim state so much that ambassadors have been recalled, and she may have to resign.The speech, as planned included these radical offensive…Continue

Things covered by thE ACA

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel W Feb 27. 7 Replies

Apparently insurance companies under the Affordable Care Act are required to accept any state licensed 'healing arts' including (where there is a license) homeopathy, chiropractor, naturopathy,…Continue

President OK to ignore courts? 43% of Dems say yes.

Started Feb 21 0 Replies

Kind of scary. One wonders how these numbers would be if a Republican were in the white house?Don't these people get the principles of a constitutional system, that the rules have to apply to…Continue

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jay H commented on Bluegrass Skeptic's blog post Spiritual Eugenics Really Are A Thing
"Throughout human history, the vast majority of us struggled with "dead end jobs" until we were too old. The much romanticized 'traditional farm' of say, the 18th century, consisted of back breaking work, and a bad harvest left…"
May 17
jay H replied to Gerald Payne's discussion Is the real reason for religios conservatism fear?
"This is true. All groups have their shibboleths, and pet beliefs. And most see themselves as doing good. It's easy to laugh at concerns about 'slippery slopes' but in law, that is EXACTLY what often happens. In my 65 years I've…"
May 13
jay H replied to tom sarbeck's discussion U.S. is 33rd best place to be a mother. Behind Portugal, Belarus, Croatia and 30 More.
"Infant mortality is calculated very differently around the world and is not directly comparable. If the US used Sweden's standard, for example, our rate would be 30% lower. And really how scientifically accurate are numbers from the West…"
May 6
jay H commented on Gerald Payne's blog post Secular intolerence
"I can't get all that worked up about the ground zero 'cross'. It does represent many of the victims personal beliefs, and as long as it's presented in that framework, I could deal with it (how many native American religious…"
May 5
jay H replied to Pat's discussion Are Anti-Religious Cartoons Hate Speech?
"Getting on SPLC 'hate list' isn't hard to do. Just be vocal expressing an opinion they dislike. I used to get their mailings but long ago lost any respect for them, they are more about generating donations through constant fear…"
May 5
jay H replied to Joan Denoo's discussion The Golden Age Of Islam
"Many of the insights attributed to Islam were actually adopted from older cultures (such as the Greeks and Egyptians). Even during the 'golden age' Mohammed and his successors were a bloodthirsty lot."
May 1
jay H replied to Jennifer Checki's discussion Athiesm and intelligence
"If you sample is taken largely from the sciences, the correlation is probably pretty strong. But if you go into other areas (art, music, literature, business leaders or even 'egghead' fields like medical doctors or engineers) you will find…"
Apr 30
jay H replied to Plinius's discussion Pros and cons of home schooling?
"Yes while we often associate home schooling with the religious, there are plenty of other people who find it of interest (especially in areas where religion is dominant). And I agree with you that the standardized, sanitized state run model is far…"
Apr 30
jay H replied to matthew greenberg's discussion time for pols to share their feelings on atheism
"Don't ask Hillary. Somehow you'll be labelled a sexist. "
Apr 28
jay H commented on Anwyn Davies's blog post Fascinating article about animal behavioural origins of morality,
"There is a lot to be understood when we realize how much of our makup is a product of natural selection, the roots of which is visible in other animals (particularly primates). Additionally humans' alignment with dogs is especially interesting…"
Apr 27
jay H replied to Imaginary Cat Owner's discussion Will Muslims ever apologize or even admit the the Armenian genocide? on the 100th year anniversary
"Alas, all sorts of people attempt to use this approach. 'Islamophobia' is used to shut down even criticism of jihadism or abuse of women. 'Safe space' is used to shut down any (free) speech that might make some…"
Apr 25
jay H replied to Imaginary Cat Owner's discussion Will Muslims ever apologize or even admit the the Armenian genocide? on the 100th year anniversary
"Alas our own president will not use the term genocide."
Apr 25
jay H replied to Chuck Roast's discussion Why Atheists Are Hated: A Thorough Explanation
"Actually it's not unexpected. Humans evolved in social tribal groups. Part of the cohesion of the group is shared belief structures (whether the belief is true is immaterial). Those that reject, or do not accept the shared belief are marked as…"
Apr 21
jay H replied to matthew greenberg's discussion Religion over Country
"I think Republicans realize that the Jewish vote is finally within their grasp. "
Apr 16
jay H commented on Non-ideological pragmatist's blog post Political ideology vs. atheism: An argument for non-ideologial pragmatic politics
"I agree totally with your criticisms of both major alignments. Technically I am registered as a Democrat (from long ago), but I have pretty much contempt for Repiblo-crats. Both groups are driven by people who want to use the coercive power of the…"
Apr 16
jay H replied to Dyslexic's DOG's discussion Retrospective Evidentualism is the Jehovah Witness Fallacy?!
"Lots of people make the break. I (raised in the cult) offically broke off back in the earlly 80s, as did my brother and my wife at the time. Internally I had actually broken away before that, the logical flimflam was just painfully…"
Apr 16

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About Me:
I'm an old coot, raised JW, became sceptical then outrightly disbelieving many years ago.

Politically (after years of wandering through philosophies-du-jour), I'm strongly pro-individual freedom, pro-market, to the discomfort of both my liberal and conservative friends.

Day job is computer administration for a large corporation. Off hours I like anything with machines and tools.

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At 6:34am on September 18, 2013, AgeOfAtheists14 said…

hey jersey! do me a flavor and send me all the mural pics from streets ther.. if any peace

At 7:19am on May 24, 2013, Randall Smith said…

We live in a society of generalities: not all cyclists are rednecks and vice versa. No offense intended.

At 7:42am on April 12, 2013, Randall Smith said…

Nice looking dog you have! "Securing" a dog is a concern. Previous dogs have stayed outdoors ALL the time, never running away . But I live out in the country. Free roaming is my preference, but the H.S. doesn't like to hear that. I'm losing sleep trying to come up with an alternative.

At 7:19am on December 16, 2012, Randall Smith said…

Will do. I hate messing with all this car business.

At 10:46am on May 3, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 3:39am on May 3, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello Jay 
Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense and science lead to freethinking wisdom --- as you know well because of your long time atheism.  
  
We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with nearly 700 discussion topics and over 3400 members.
At 11:18pm on May 2, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, jay! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. After you've searched for stuff that interests you in "Groups" above and in the "Forums", don't forget to look at recent activity which hides along the right margin of the page all the way at the bottom.

 
 
 

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