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Re: [atheists-27] Reason Rally coming - Good question Glenn.  I wondered that too, but couldn't have phrased it as colorfully, or succinctly. On Thursday, June 19, 2014, Glenn < [address removed] > wrot Melissa Jun 19, 2014 8:55 AM
Re: [atheists-27] Reason Rally coming - Can anyone articulate why RD was being such a douche-nozzle on this matter? Does his "boycott" continue, or was it a one-time thing? S Glenn Jun 19, 2014 8:46 AM
Re: [atheists-27] Reason Rally coming - Derek, for me this is not an issue of whether you like Dawkins or Watson better.  This is an issue of civility.  If you invite two people to something (here they were both invited to be speakers at an event) and one of them says I won' Mary B. Jun 19, 2014 8:01 AM
Re: [atheists-27] Reason Rally coming - Her campaign now is predicated on character assassination, I wouldn't want to speak either if that we're the case! On Derek Jun 19, 2014 7:38 AM
Re: [atheists-27] Reason Rally coming - Couple of things. First, I don't know why, but I'm not seeing Woody's emails except as someone else answers him. &n Robert W A. Jun 19, 2014 7:35 AM
Re: [atheists-27] Reason Rally coming - There is a subset of people who are overreacting far beyond reason to comments from Rebecca and some others who share her perspectives. RD's Mathew G. Jun 19, 2014 7:32 AM
Re: [atheists-27] Reason Rally coming - Hey guys! My name is Derek, and I'm very happy to be involved in this movement!! I'm a huge Hitchens and Da Derek Jun 19, 2014 7:15 AM
RE: [atheists-27] Reason Rally coming - Preview not available Glenn Jun 19, 2014 5:14 AM
Re: [atheists-27] Reason Rally coming - Woody, what bothers you about the Rebecca Watson video? Watson is critical of two groups: people sending her anti-woman hatemail, and people who are upset that she talks about receiving anti-woman hatemail. In my opinion Watson is enti Mike C. Jun 19, 2014 1:24 AM
Re: [atheists-27] Social Activists Targeted by Pentagon - "flying under the radar" implies a deliberate action.  It's an actual combat action. Unless that deliberate action is avoiding property destruction, avoiding violence, than you aren't flying under the r Steve Jun 18, 2014 11:54 PM
Re: [atheists-27] Reason Rally coming - Woody, Don W. Jun 18, 2014 11:46 PM
Re: [atheists-27] Reason Rally coming - Don W. Jun 18, 2014 11:24 PM
Re: [atheists-27] Reason Rally coming - Eliz, you are right because I do not take any her instances on myself but I do identify with a human called "man".  She is talking about some and bad men not about other good men. Any generalization about men a Woody L. Jun 18, 2014 11:12 PM
RE: [atheists-27] Reason Rally coming - Preview not available Liz Jun 18, 2014 10:40 PM
Re: [atheists-27] Reason Rally coming - Before taking any position we should listen to her.  An example:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?­v=O8YSwB8AvWs I do not know why but I do not like her rhetorics. � Woody L. Jun 18, 2014 10:28 PM
Re: [atheists-27] Social Activists Targeted by Pentagon - To all, People within the military-industrial complex are mostly unawa Tom F. Jun 18, 2014 7:36 PM
Re: [atheists-27] Reason Rally coming - That is very good to know.  Thank you for taking the time to reassure me. Melissa On Wed, Jun 18, 2014 at 3:15 PM, Don Wharton Melissa Jun 18, 2014 3:49 PM
Re: [atheists-27] Social Activists Targeted by Pentagon - I knew and still know plenty of atheists in the security establishment. These are the people that built the computer, the internet, and the TOR program to hide on it.  Sure, certain members are religious, but they report Steve Jun 18, 2014 3:30 PM
Re: [atheists-27] Reason Rally coming - Melissa, Don W. Jun 18, 2014 3:15 PM
Re: [atheists-27] Reason Rally coming - Thank you. :) On Tuesday, June 17, 2014, Robert W Ahrens < [address removed] > wrote: Melissa Jun 17, 2014 11:49 PM
Re: [atheists-27] Reason Rally coming - Preview not available Robert W A. Jun 17, 2014 11:47 PM
Re: [atheists-27] Reason Rally coming - I'm brand new to secular humanism in general, and this meetup. So I hope you'll forgive me saying that this is very confusing to me. On one hand, I believe it's important to be inclusive and do whatever it takes to maintain Melissa Jun 17, 2014 11:23 PM
Re: [atheists-27] Reason Rally coming - Don W. Jun 17, 2014 10:31 PM
Re: [atheists-27] Reason Rally coming - Preview not available Robert W A. Jun 17, 2014 10:02 PM
Re: [atheists-27] Reason Rally coming - The issue is not whether Rebecca Watson can come to a Reason Rally. The issu Don W. Jun 17, 2014 9:59 PM
Re: [atheists-27] Reason Rally coming - I stand corrected, I did not read this carefully. Then a visibly negative reaction from people in the audience when RD speaks (such as facing Mathew G. Jun 17, 2014 9:56 PM
Re: [atheists-27] Reason Rally coming - Preview not available Robert W A. Jun 17, 2014 9:46 PM
Re: [atheists-27] Reason Rally coming - the way i read it was RD refused to appear if Rebecca was on the program. i did not read that friend of Smokey the B. Jun 17, 2014 9:16 PM
Re: [atheists-27] Reason Rally coming - Not only is Mary 100% justified in being unwilling to attend given that Rebecca is being told not to attend, this is also proper reason for the res Mathew G. Jun 17, 2014 9:04 PM
Re: [atheists-27] Reason Rally coming - I would fully support a future Reason Rally if they do as Robert advocates. Don W. Jun 17, 2014 7:38 PM
Re: [atheists-27] Reason Rally coming - Preview not available Robert W A. Jun 17, 2014 5:43 PM
Re: [atheists-27] Reason Rally coming - From: Mary Bellamy Don W. Jun 17, 2014 4:44 PM
Welcome to New Members and - Hi All, Don W. Jun 17, 2014 2:09 PM
Re: [atheists-27] Social Activists Targeted by Pentagon - Steve, Don W. Jun 17, 2014 8:56 AM
Re: [atheists-27] Social Activists Targeted by Pentagon - Hedges is a fucking joke and the only people who care about him are cranks, they have no reason to care.  Chomsky is a joke now as well.  Occupy was a concern just because of the potential for civil unrest, when they fell apart they Steve Jun 16, 2014 3:25 PM
Re: [atheists-27] Social Activists Targeted by Pentagon - There is not such a clear boundary between atheist groups and civil rights groups. The agendas of atheistic groups can, and do, have a civil rights Mathew G. Jun 15, 2014 7:46 PM
Re: [atheists-27] Social Activists Targeted by Pentagon - i don't think the govt is worried about atheist groups. i don't think the groups, or the figureheads (hitchens, harris, shermer) are seen as challenging the government line.  i would suspect they have their sight Pankaj Jun 15, 2014 6:32 PM
Re: [atheists-27] Social Activists Targeted by Pentagon - Former Navy and former Pentagon here. Unless you're doing something that actually involves destroying property, endangering lives, or actively tanking the government they don't give a rats ass what you think or wh Steve Jun 15, 2014 5:28 PM
Re: [atheists-27] Social Activists Targeted by Pentagon - I wish organizations would put plants within our group. It would be our way of evangelizing. On Jun 15, 2014, at 11:50 AM, Don Joyce P. Jun 15, 2014 1:37 PM
Re: [atheists-27] Social Activists Targeted by Pentagon - Norm, Don W. Jun 15, 2014 11:49 AM
Social Activists Targeted by Pentagon - http://www.dailykos.com/story/­2014/06/13/1306734/-Guardian-P­entagon-Preparing-For-Mass-Civ­il-Breakdown-DoD-Report-Activi­sts-Are-Social-Contagions?deta­il=email This Norm Jun 14, 2014 5:11 PM
Re: [atheists-27] Reason Rally coming - If it is true that Richard Dawkins blocked Rebecca Watson from speaking at the last Reason Rally,  Mary B. Jun 11, 2014 6:12 PM
Reason Rally coming - This is just a first message after getting back from Don W. Jun 10, 2014 12:34 AM
Hi Fi Revolution - A while back I went t Don W. May 17, 2014 11:20 PM
Global report on atheist/humanist rights - In case someone was bored and wanted to read a lengthy report.:) Enjoy.  http://freethoughtreport.com/w­p-content/uploads/2013/07/FOTR­eport2013.pdf Joseph B May 12, 2014 10:38 AM
OMFSM - OMFSM One Don W. May 9, 2014 11:42 PM
Re: [atheists-27] Latino Religion - Quite wonderful! We love what you are doing. Keep up the good work. Don W. May 8, 2014 4:38 PM
RE: [atheists-27] Latino Religion - David T. May 8, 2014 2:41 PM
Latino Religion - The PEW Research Center has just releas Don W. May 8, 2014 2:39 PM
Mathew - A treasured member of our community, Mat Don W. May 8, 2014 2:09 PM
Re: [atheists-27] Scientific Certainty - Woody, Don W. May 4, 2014 1:38 PM
Re: [atheists-27] Scientific Certainty - Don, please encourage DC Atheists to attend today at 6 PM in following meeting: Woody L. May 4, 2014 11:04 AM
Re: [atheists-27] Scientific Certainty - Mathew has captured much of the understanding that is nearly universally shared in our commun Don W. May 3, 2014 3:07 PM
Re: [atheists-27] Scientific Certainty - Some words and phrases are often misinterpreted as asserting an absoluteness that is technically impossible. The best way to deal this proble Mathew G. May 3, 2014 7:45 AM
Re: [atheists-27] Scientific Certainty - My scientist friends basically know that the orbit of the Earth is outside the orbit of Venus Don W. May 3, 2014 1:58 AM
Re: [atheists-27] DC Marijuana Petition - Obviously the move to civil penalties is a good thing. However, this is stil Don W. May 3, 2014 1:28 AM
Re: [atheists-27] Scientific Certainty - i am not very bright, so should probably not be commenting on this Earth - Venus thing. friend of Smokey the B. May 2, 2014 2:41 PM
Re: [atheists-27] DC Marijuana Petition - Mathew G. May 2, 2014 2:20 PM
Scientific Certainty - Scientific Certainty Don W. May 2, 2014 2:32 AM
DC Marijuana Petition - Everyone, Don W. May 1, 2014 1:39 AM
Supreme Court Today - It was worthwhile for us to go down to the Supreme Court to get our message out. Don W. Mar 26, 2014 12:12 AM
Re: [atheists-27] Who should make birth-control decisions? - Preview not available Joyce P. Mar 24, 2014 11:22 AM
Re: [atheists-27] I Hate Politics - My recollection is that the question was specifically about medical insurance provided by the Don W. Mar 22, 2014 11:35 PM
Re: [atheists-27] I Hate Politics - Don, The statistics on child homelessness in the US, w Martin Mar 22, 2014 7:24 PM
Re: [atheists-27] Fw: Who should make birth-control decisions? - I 'll be there with Planned Parenthood if the weather isn't too bad. I'll be wearing pink....about time I get in touch with my feminine side.(grin) Norm Norm Mar 22, 2014 3:32 PM
Re: [atheists-27] I Hate Politics - Thank you for the additional data Martin. I think Lee's assessment was based largely on Don W. Mar 22, 2014 2:07 PM
Re: [atheists-27] Fw: Who should make birth-control decisions? - friend of Smokey, Thank you for the link to The Guardian article on atheism being taught to Irish schoolchildren. I sent it to some of my family members. Steven J. Mar 22, 2014 2:03 PM
Re: [atheists-27] I Hate Politics - Don, I am surprised at your and your partner's observa Martin Mar 22, 2014 1:00 PM
Re: [atheists-27] Fw: Who should make birth-control decisions? - i'll be there friend of Smokey the B. Mar 22, 2014 8:56 AM
Fw: Who should make birth-control decisions? - Hi Everyone, Don W. Mar 21, 2014 4:29 PM
Re: [atheists-27] I Hate Politics - Words are used to communicate information. This is only successful if we both agree on the meaning of th Woody L. Mar 21, 2014 2:45 PM
Re: [atheists-27] I Hate Politics - Woody, Words are used to communicate information. This is only successful if we both agree on the meaning of these words.& Karl H. Mar 21, 2014 6:01 AM
Re: [atheists-27] I Hate Politics - Tom and karl, Woody L. Mar 21, 2014 1:12 AM
Re: [atheists-27] I Hate Politics - To all, Somalia is an example of a failed state--one that has almost c Tom F. Mar 20, 2014 7:48 PM
Re: [atheists-27] I Hate Politics - Karl, I think you have it exactly right. As it stands the only real solutio Don W. Mar 20, 2014 3:32 PM
Re: [atheists-27] I Hate Politics - Hi Woody, I'm not sure if I'm just not communicating clearly or you're simply not getting what I'm saying - maybe a bit of both. As stated in my previous e-mail, current functionin Karl H. Mar 20, 2014 2:56 PM
Re: [atheists-27] I Hate Politics - Karl, In other words if real democracy no real socialism and vice versa. In academic theory or philosophy is possible your vision and composition of democracy and socialism but in practice it is impossib Woody L. Mar 20, 2014 1:16 PM
Re: [atheists-27] I Hate Politics - Woody, When you speak about educating myself, you seem to be confusing a political system with an economic system as evidenced by your comment " Karl H. Mar 20, 2014 12:59 PM
Re: [atheists-27] I Hate Politics - Karl, if you think that in Sweden is a real socialism and is the same as in other countries where socialism failed you do not know what socialism means. For you education please visit incognito for one mon Woody L. Mar 20, 2014 11:49 AM
Re: [atheists-27] I Hate Politics - That has more to do with military meddling than anything else. As economic ideologies both Marxism and Free Market Capitalism are horrifically flawed. But you have to keep in mind that the entire post war period is a non st Steve Mar 20, 2014 10:47 AM
Re: [atheists-27] I Hate Politics - Tom and Woody, a poor implementation of an ideology doesn’t mean the ideology itself is poor. Look at most of the examples in the world where we've tried to implement some f Karl H. Mar 20, 2014 9:09 AM
Re: [atheists-27] I Hate Politics - Don, you are a believer that "I think Karl Marx was a bit brighter than the collection of idiots that call themselves Marxists". Marx as a philosopher, I have no prob Woody L. Mar 20, 2014 12:45 AM
Re: [atheists-27] I Hate Politics - I think Karl Marx was a bit brighter than the collection of idiots that call themselves Marxi Don W. Mar 19, 2014 10:16 PM
Re: [atheists-27] I Hate Politics - If Marxism was so correct, why has it failed all over the world? The only true Marxist dictatorships left are Cuba and North Korea. His predictions have been completely wron Tom F. Mar 19, 2014 8:12 PM
I Hate Politics - I just read this review of Don W. Mar 19, 2014 1:38 PM
Critical Thinking - I haven't been posting much since Lee, my significant other, is running for political of Don W. Mar 8, 2014 3:33 AM
Re: [atheists-27] The God Who Wasn't There - p { margin: 0; } I have this movie. It's very interesting. Check it out. Tom Fr Tom F. Mar 7, 2014 9:08 PM
The God Who Wasn't There - The God Who Wasn't There is on Don W. Mar 7, 2014 3:47 PM
Re: [atheists-27] Origins of Religions and their Evolution - I think we are trolled by a Bot     E K Mar 4, 2014 2:53 AM
Re: [atheists-27] The Marionette’s Lament - This article is quite true. It is rather pathetic that this source thinks th Don W. Mar 4, 2014 12:58 AM
Re: [atheists-27] Origins of Religions and their Evolution - show the herpetologist this 38 second video... friend of Smokey the B. Mar 4, 2014 12:07 AM
Re: [atheists-27] Origins of Religions and their Evolution - I'm just waiting for a herpetologist to storm in , eyes filled with rage, ears fuming... I can wait...     E K Mar 3, 2014 8:02 PM
Re: [atheists-27] Origins of Religions and their Evolution - Steve, Firstly as you see from Forlong's c Martin Mar 2, 2014 9:31 PM
Re: [atheists-27] Origins of Religions and their Evolution - unrelated to this thread, but perhaps of sufficient interest anyway:   friend of Smokey the B. Mar 2, 2014 7:15 PM
(no subject) - Just notifying everyone, there indeed seems to be a systemic problem behind Meetup's delays: This is the mail system at host mail.meetup.com. ###################### E K Mar 2, 2014 6:20 PM
Re: [atheists-27] Origins of Religions and their Evolution - Yeah, Too freudian for me...     E K Mar 2, 2014 7:04 AM
Re: [atheists-27] Origins of Religions and their Evolution - I found the following to be funny. from the wikipedia link that you provided, under Some Themes: Steven J. Mar 1, 2014 1:43 AM
Re: [atheists-27] Origins of Religions and their Evolution - Edward, This seems to me to be a possible minor factor.  However, I do not think that the Milky Way exerted any selective pressure to speak of on humans or other primates, whereas reproduction and snake/primate co-evoluti Steven J. Mar 1, 2014 1:39 AM
Re: [atheists-27] Origins of Religions and their Evolution - Martin, Yes, I agree snakes and serpents are the same thing in this context. Sorry for any confusion in my wording. Forlong seems to be saying that snakes are phallic symbols, presuma Steven J. Mar 1, 2014 1:31 AM
Re: [atheists-27] Origins of Religions and their Evolution -   Could the "Serpent" (especially the feathered, sky-god variety) be the Milky Way ?   E K Feb 28, 2014 9:35 PM

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