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Net Neutrality

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Jun 4. 4 Replies

The FCC is taking public comments for 120 days.Does anyone else want to let them know how you feel about our internet rights being sold out to the highest bidder?? Looks like we're going to be…Continue

Edward Snowden

Started this discussion. Last reply by BarbaraSATX 11 minutes ago. 55 Replies

I just watched an interview with Brian Williams and Edward Snowden.Is Snowden a hero or villain? I'm curious about what others on atheist nexus think.Continue

Religion in the workplace.

Started this discussion. Last reply by booklover Dec 13, 2013. 29 Replies

If you can't do certain aspects of a job, because of your religion, should you have the job?  Selling alchohol specifically.  If you will sale anything else but have to call a manager to ring…Continue

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BarbaraSATX replied to k.h. ky's discussion Edward Snowden
"It was my opinion and I tried to write it that way - as an opinion.  As long as you are happy with the power we have given to our government and are happy with the way they conduct themselves, it is not for me to try and change your mind or be…"
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Joan Denoo replied to k.h. ky's discussion Edward Snowden
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Joan Denoo replied to k.h. ky's discussion Edward Snowden
"Charlie wrote, "uncertain people is a people easily led." That is absolutely the way life is!  "uncertainty" is the key. It is how you erode inconvenient freedoms and the institutions designed to protect them from within.…"
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Freethinker31 replied to k.h. ky's discussion Edward Snowden
"You just  said  you  consider  his  actions  justifiable  so it is  ok.....Why is it ok  for You to decide what is justifiable  Barbara ?....That was my point why  we have  laws...so…"
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BarbaraSATX replied to k.h. ky's discussion Edward Snowden
"In order go to the media you can't go with just your word alone - you need proof.  In every instance I have read or heard about there has always been that little requirement called "fact checking" everything before its printed or…"
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Freethinker31 replied to k.h. ky's discussion Edward Snowden
"Excuse me Tom.......We are a Nation of Laws.....Without laws  there would be total anarchy. Yes  laws  are written by men. However  we now  have more women in Congress and  there is  a good chance  we will…"
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Freethinker31 replied to k.h. ky's discussion Edward Snowden
"Good question Joan......If it was me,and I saw  what  Snowden saw, I would have gone to the Press so they  could embarrass those  individuals in the TV newscasts  and National print news, which  would force  them…"
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Bertold Brautigan replied to k.h. ky's discussion Edward Snowden
"Here's an interesting take on the issue by Charlie Pierce: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/The_Snowden_Effect_And_Uncertainty "
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Joan Denoo replied to k.h. ky's discussion Edward Snowden
"Tom, you are correct in your description. Too bad a little 10 year old girl couldn't figure that out. I like your reference to stirring emotions that stop thinking. Sounds like religion, doesn't it! "
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Tom Sarbeck replied to k.h. ky's discussion Edward Snowden
"Folks who repeat the slogan "We are a nation of laws, not of men" have stopped thinking. They have closed their minds to at least three realities: Laws are written by men, interpreted by men, and enforced by men. That slogan does what…"
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Joan Denoo replied to k.h. ky's discussion Edward Snowden
" k.h. ky , I agree, Barbara is a fine writer and interesting to read. "
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k.h. ky replied to k.h. ky's discussion Edward Snowden
"Barbara, this is extremely well written and informative. You have a way with words."
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Joan Denoo replied to k.h. ky's discussion Edward Snowden
"Freethinker31, how would you have done it? "
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Joan Denoo replied to k.h. ky's discussion Edward Snowden
"Oh no! I hope people like Peter Boghossian teaches enough of us to bring the tools of professional philosophers to people in a way that millions of us are out there stopping the spread of religious virus. Maybe our nation and the Earth…"
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Joan Denoo replied to k.h. ky's discussion Edward Snowden
"Freethinker31, the point of disagreement is to express the rationale of one's position. As long as we can refrain from name calling, blaming, accusing each other, and keep it focused on the points of disagreement and agreement, we will be fine…"
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I'm the only atheist I know. My family are all hard core christians. They know I'm atheist and pray for me a lot. I tell them I can't go to hell because I don't believe in it. I like gardening and my dogs. I like the fall. I hate the heat. Well,hate is a strong word,but I don't like it much at all.

I like to work in my yard. Garden would be a stretch. It's just a really large yard,about two acres, with lots of shrubs and plants. My star magnolia is my favoite shrub. I raised it from a twig a friend gave me. It's two years old and about two feet tall now. It blooms early with an amazing, fragrant,white flower.

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If you can't do your job, due to your religion, should you have the job???

Posted on December 11, 2013 at 2:42pm 8 Comments

I was standing in the check-out line at the local Walmart (in Central City,Ky) when the line was stopped.  The cashier refused to check the lady ahead of me because she was buying beer.   Me, being me, asked what the problem was? The clerk said she couldn't scan the beer because "It"s against my religious convictions".  So the lady with the beer, and I, had to wait until a manager was called up to scan the beer onto the ticket. 

I laughed about it.  It's so outlandish!  So, the…


Racism and Keeping My Mouth Shut.

Posted on November 23, 2013 at 11:01am 8 Comments

A few years ago I was at the local country store. It's what passes as a restaurant in these parts. While I was sitting there, reading the weekly paper, a young man came in and started running his mouth to the clerk.  He was talking about a national sports incident where a black football player had a domestic violence incident with his white girlfriend. 

He threw around the n word a LOT.  "Fucking n***** with a white women.  That's disgusting...."  He continued on in this vein for…


What's a black president to do??

Posted on October 9, 2013 at 4:25pm 18 Comments

First off I'm not a blogger but I have a question/statement that doesn't seem to go anyplace else.          

  Am I the only one who thinks the president has given in to the repubicans enough?  This last go around about death benefits for veterans families.  I can see where the families need the money.  I would certainly fall into that category.  But....if Obama gives in here isn't he just setting himself up for more piecemeal,paying out to progams of the republicans choosing?  And…


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At 9:58pm on June 8, 2014, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

That's why I spend my time here. When MySpace functioned as a social network, in the Atheists group people were usually nasty to me. AN is civilized and "safe". That's why I donate $20 monthly, it's worth much more than that to me.

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You "liked" Richard's Rules and Guidelines. Good for you. Some don't even read them.

At 7:53am on May 27, 2014, BarbaraSATX said…

Hi k.h. ky, thank you for the welcome. I'm still fairly new and still reading, reading and more reading on this site.  It amazes me how there is so much information, so many opinions and just flat out ideas that really hadn't occurred to me.  

At 12:01am on April 18, 2014, The Flying Atheist said…

Thanks for your friend request and for the nice note.  I'm glad we have this little internet sanctuary in which to interact.  --Carl

At 11:44pm on April 10, 2014, Brandon said…
Hi K.H. Thanks for the welcome. Glad to know there are other Kentuckians here!
At 11:05pm on March 20, 2014, Gene Gordon said…

Thanks a lot, k.h. ky - I already feel very welcome here.

At 10:42am on February 12, 2014, Roy said…

The weather is getting better but I still have 3" of ice on my driveway.
Yes, I have been busy.  I have organized 3 Freethinkers meetings a month in this small town of Madison, IN.  That gives me something to look forward to every month.  I'm also busy bowling, dancing and chasing women.  It's fun to be retired.

At 8:31pm on December 30, 2013, Warren Jappe said…

Perhaps we can make a difference one day but most likely not in my lifetime, although helping to get it rolling in the right direction is something that needs to be done.

At 7:35am on December 28, 2013, Randall Smith said…

I reckon you're pretty sensitive to all that religious "goin's on" at weddings/funerals. I'm more "go with the flow" kind of person. I just laugh at the hocus pocus stuff, ridiculing the sincereity of the ceremony. 

At 9:38pm on December 27, 2013, sk8eycat said…

Thank you for being a friend! Laissez les bons temps roulez!

You can find inexpensive trade paperbacks of selections of Robert Green Ingersoll's speeches, essays, and poems at Half.com.  I'm slowly amassing a collection. One of my favorites is Some Mistakes  of Moses, in which he takes apart the astronomical and geological (flat earth) nonsense in Genesis, and continues on through the five books that are attributed to Moses by True Believers.

Ingersoll was not only highly intelligent and fearless in going public with  his lack of belief in gods...which ruined any chances he might have had for a political career...he was witty.  And his speaking engagements were almost always sold out - standing room only; very unusual for an acknowledged agnostic/heretic in the 19th Century Victorian Era.

We need someone like him today.  Desperately.  There are several famous atheist writers and speakers now, but they are too "academic" to appeal to "just plain" people the way he did. 

Dan Barker comes closest, but he does a lot of debates with Christian scholars that go over my head sometimes. He has written some funny songs about non-belief, plus serious ballads, and even set some of Ingersoll's poems to music. I have my CD wake-up player set to play his "Nothing Fails Like Prayer" right  now.  It's a cha-cha rhythm.  Tee-hee!

(Another Barker song that I listen to a lot starts out: "Some people try to tell me that I need to find a god to love, but after looking them all over, I'll take none of the above."  I'll try to upload it to  Hang With Friends  this weekend.

See you around!


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