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Re: [bostonatheists] Foxnews at it again.... - Jerry, Apologies for talking sideways rather than addressing what you posted directly— I used your post as a prompt to encourage a different kind of conversation, so my purpose was to, John M. Feb 11, 2015 1:03 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Foxnews at it again.... - Hear, hear. - Z On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 12:21 PM, John McCargar < jjmccargar@gmail.c Zachary B. Feb 11, 2015 12:59 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Foxnews at it again.... - Preview not available Casey T. Feb 11, 2015 12:58 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Foxnews at it again.... - David A M. Feb 11, 2015 12:56 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Foxnews at it again.... - Nonsense. On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 12:22 PM, John McCargar < Dennis K. Feb 11, 2015 12:36 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Foxnews at it again.... - user 9. Feb 11, 2015 12:33 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Foxnews at it again.... - “...call this lunatic out as a supposed atheist” [emphasis added] Let’s not fall to the trap of assuming no TRUE atheist would commit these acts, for then we would be John M. Feb 11, 2015 12:21 PM
Foxnews at it again.... - user 9. Feb 11, 2015 12:01 PM
Growthbusters to be shown in Wellesley Feb 27 - Hi All, Mike H. Feb 9, 2015 10:21 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] What if we're wrong and we meet God when we die? - I can be found behind @zakbos with my own opining, and from time to time pitching in with @bostonatheists, @secularmass, and @Boston_CoR.  If you don't follow them, I heartily encourage you to do so!  Zachary B. Feb 5, 2015 8:08 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] What if we're wrong and we meet God when we die? - Whatever floats you battleship Paul On Thu, Feb 5, 2015 at 7:17 PM, Paul G. Brown < [address removed] > Sally Feb 5, 2015 7:19 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] What if we're wrong and we meet God when we die? - Ouch. That’s not Paul G. B. Feb 5, 2015 7:17 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] What if we're wrong and we meet God when we die? - I'm more worried about living my life than naval gazing fantasies when my body stops. People are so controlling! Get a hobby! On Thu, Feb 5, 2015 at 6:26 PM, Paul Sally Feb 5, 2015 7:11 PM
RE: [bostonatheists] What if we're wrong and we meet God when we die? - Preview not available Paul Feb 5, 2015 6:25 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] What if we're wrong and we meet God when we die? - While that is a great point, Paul, I still think Fry's answer hits the MOTIVATION for the question head on.  The task wasn't to give an argument for atheism, or any argument at all; it was to consider a very loaded hypothetical and Dan Feb 5, 2015 1:07 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] What if we're wrong and we meet God when we die? - @charlesazorn What's your Twitter handle? #atheistnetworking -- Please Note: If you hit "REPLY", your message will be sent to everyone on this mailing list ( Charles Alexander Z. Feb 5, 2015 12:41 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] What if we're wrong and we meet God when we die? - Preview not available Paul G. B. Feb 5, 2015 12:31 PM
RE: [bostonatheists] What if we're wrong and we meet God when we die? - The interviewer's face was priceless. I would have answe Paul Feb 5, 2015 12:07 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] What if we're wrong and we meet God when we die? - What's your Twitter handle? #atheistnetworking Zachary B. Feb 5, 2015 11:14 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] What if we're wrong and we meet God when we die? - Tweeted widely! On Feb 5,[masked]:52 AM, "Dan" < [address removed] > wrote: Charles Alexander Z. Feb 5, 2015 11:13 AM
What if we're wrong and we meet God when we die? - This was linked to in the Richard Dawkins Foundation's newsletter email yesterday. It's pretty epic. I love the interviewer's facial expressions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?­v=-suvkwNYSQo Dan Feb 5, 2015 8:52 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] "The Virtue of Scientific Thinking" - Boston Atheists Ice Cream > Karma Party... when and where?! Zachary B. Jan 22, 2015 5:25 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] "The Virtue of Scientific Thinking" - Mike H. Jan 22, 2015 5:20 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] "The Virtue of Scientific Thinking" - I can help! upvotes give you karma! Please excuse any typos, this was written by a real live human being. On 22 Jan[masked]:41, "Mike Hanauer" < [address removed] Meredith Jan 22, 2015 4:50 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] "The Virtue of Scientific Thinking" - Ha! Me too. I just meant that I thought yours was a great response, and I wanted others to notice it too. Zachary B. Jan 22, 2015 4:42 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] "The Virtue of Scientific Thinking" - Zack, I'm reddit illitera Mike H. Jan 22, 2015 4:41 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] "The Virtue of Scientific Thinking" - (replying to upvote your response) - Z #ersatzreddit On Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 8:14 AM, Mike Hanauer < info@meetup.c Zachary B. Jan 22, 2015 10:18 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] "The Virtue of Scientific Thinking" - In his book "The Meanin Mike H. Jan 22, 2015 8:14 AM
"The Virtue of Scientific Thinking" - If you're one of those atheists who think science is great (there are more than a few of us), I recommend the article "The Virtue of Scientific Thinking", new in Boston Review this week: Zachary B. Jan 22, 2015 7:35 AM
Germane to the anti-satire attack in France - http://boingboing.net/2015/01/­21/tom-the-dancing-bug-the-god­-m.html -- live bett Zachary B. Jan 21, 2015 1:27 PM
An atheist's thoughts about MLK Day - Martin Luther King, Jr, who preached nonviolence as an instrument to repudiate injustice, who helped initiate the civil rights movement in this country, who was assassinated in 1968, would have turned 86 this month.  Zachary B. Jan 19, 2015 7:38 PM
Fwd: Secular Student Alliance Board nominations open - ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Ashley Carter, Secular Student Alliance < updates@secularstudents.o Zachary B. Jan 15, 2015 9:16 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Quick question re: the NAACP bombing in Colorado Springs - This is as good a summary as any.  There's not a lot of detail yet.  An FBI press conference is planned for this afternoon. Deb Jan 9, 2015 3:12 PM
RE: [bostonatheists] Quick question re: the NAACP bombing in Colorado Springs - thinkprogress- [address removed] cathy m. Jan 9, 2015 2:37 PM
Quick question re: the NAACP bombing in Colorado Springs - Folks: Anyone following the NAACP bombing? It's been easy to find analysis, news and commentary regarding the Hebdo attack yesterday -- terrible thing -- but with the bombing we' Zachary B. Jan 8, 2015 6:38 PM
Secular action on Twitter? - Dear Friends: Secular Coalition for MA just sent out a tweet about the governor's inauguration. It would be great if Zachary B. Jan 8, 2015 1:50 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Pope Francis - These comments from the Pope have to do with 'the argument by design'. They reflect the process of science scoring a victories, and religion moving the goal posts to a point beyond the current understanding of science, and invokin Jon G. Jan 6, 2015 9:15 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Pope Francis - ** a well reasoned position William J S. Jan 5, 2015 6:44 PM
RE: [bostonatheists] Wed Jan 7th: How about some atheists attend this salon talk about homelessness? - Preview not available cathy m. Jan 5, 2015 6:44 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Pope Francis - I like this Pope. He is a remarkab William J S. Jan 5, 2015 6:35 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Pope Francis - Plus, if any of them ever openly embraced atgeism he would have to go get a real job Sent from my NOOK Joshua May <[address removed]> wrote: Regina V. Jan 5, 2015 6:18 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Pope Francis - When discussing this kind of position, I'm going to begin referring to it as the Franciscan Fence, after Francis Collins and Pope Francis. They recognize the existence of solid ground, but refuse to come down from their delusion. The social and emo Joshua M. Jan 5, 2015 5:38 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Pope Francis - Baby steps; let the Pope continue on this path. The next-gen Catholics will drop the faith easier. David Erik F. Jan 5, 2015 5:36 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Pope Francis - I'm with Jon Goldberg.  The pope specifically claims here that evolution and the big bang require a creator, so unless he's straight-up lying, he's not an atheist.  Furthermore, nothing he said even gives me the impression tha Dan Jan 5, 2015 3:52 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Pope Francis - Nope, the Pope is not an atheist. It bothers me when religious people doubt me when I say I'm an atheist. I have heard things like 'You believe God deep down, but you are denying it' or 'Science is your religion'. I appr Jon G. Jan 5, 2015 3:13 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Pope Francis - Mike H. Jan 5, 2015 2:56 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Pope Francis - *existence of god* no idea where the crescent moon keeps coming from Regina V. Jan 5, 2015 2:34 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Pope Francis - When I read the initial statement I was less impressed with Francis declaring that Cosmology and Evolution get the pa Regina V. Jan 5, 2015 2:28 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Book review: "Secular and proud of it." - Like your comment about the biking, Mike, but I would surmise Pastor Tate is not pretending and actually believes in his delusion, B Robert J. Jan 5, 2015 1:48 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Book review: "Secular and proud of it." - Mike H. Jan 5, 2015 1:25 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Book review: "Secular and proud of it." - I would like it, too, if it isn't too much trouble! Daniel King ------------------------------ On Mon, Jan 5,[masked]:42 PM EST Zachary Bos wrote: >Sent! - Z > >On Mon, Jan 5, 2015 at 12:40 PM, Bostonmoejo wrote: > >> S Daniel Wesley K. Jan 5, 2015 1:17 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Book review: "Secular and proud of it." - Sent! - Z On Mon, Jan 5, 2015 at 12:40 PM, Bostonmoejo < [address removed] > wrote: Zachary B. Jan 5, 2015 12:42 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Book review: "Secular and proud of it." - Sure. Me please Bostonmoejo Jan 5, 2015 12:40 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Book review: "Secular and proud of it." - I just sent you the article by email. Anyone else need it? Cheers, Z On Mon, Jan 5, 2015 at 11:23 AM, Robert Morris < Zachary B. Jan 5, 2015 12:19 PM
RE: [bostonatheists] Pope Francis - Eric N. Jan 5, 2015 12:02 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Pope Francis - My understanding is that Benedict, the immediately prior Pope, was at least placatory if not outright supportive of intelligent design theorists.  But you're right -- John Paul II and the preceding pope, whatsisname, did not try to fom Laura Q. Jan 5, 2015 11:42 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Book review: "Secular and proud of it." - This is behind a pay wall. On Sun, Jan 4, 2015 at 7:39 PM, Zachary Bos < [address removed] > wrot Robert M. Jan 5, 2015 11:23 AM
Wed Jan 7th: How about some atheists attend this salon talk about homelessness? - Folks, here's an event we might want to attend: "this Wednesday, find out about homelessness in MA." This Wednesday January 7th, Ruth Bourquin (Staff Attorney for Family Homelessness at the Massac Zachary B. Jan 5, 2015 8:51 AM
Book review: "Secular and proud of it." -  "Should they offer a substitute for religion?" This and other questions are asked in a review of the new book Atheist Awakening: Zachary B. Jan 4, 2015 7:39 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Pope Francis - It's not impressive, but it is a small step in the right direction, another small crack in a wall that wil Alec L. Jan 4, 2015 2:59 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Pope Francis - I'm not that impressed.  Once again, Francis sounds like the same old stuff we've been hearing since Pius XII.  "He created human beings and let them develop according to the internal laws that he gave to each one so they wo Dan Jan 4, 2015 2:03 PM
Have you ever pondered the inexplicable coincidence.... - ... that the religious views of babies almost always match the views of their parents? Amazing! Here's a comic-strip report by @rubenbolling which reports on an exception that proves the rule: "Oregon Woman Gives Zachary B. Jan 4, 2015 2:00 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Pope Francis - there is an interesting segment in the movie “Religulous” where they go to the Vatican and interview high ranking C Regina V. Jan 4, 2015 1:07 PM
Pope Francis - Mike H. Jan 4, 2015 11:43 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Still in the gift-buying mood? - I note that it lacks any option for those of us wanting to spend more than $10,000 in a single purchase. Clearly not suitable for those of us going clear with our pals Travolta and Beck. Turner Dec 24, 2014 6:09 PM
Still in the gift-buying mood? - If you're one of those in our diverse and effervescent Boston Atheists community who observes a gift-giving holiday around this time of year, but you haven't yet figured out what the best gift for that certain someone special in you Zachary B. Dec 22, 2014 5:36 PM
Andy Hall, atheist comedian - Did you know longtime BA member Andy Hall is, in addition to being an atheist, also a comedian? And we're all supposed to be humorless. A joke from his latest set at the Comedy Studio in Harvard Square:  Zachary B. Dec 19, 2014 10:10 AM
"Christmas Is a Wonderful, Secular Holiday" - From http://gawker.com/christmas-is­-a-wonderful-secular-holiday-1­665427426 : Zachary B. Dec 18, 2014 1:49 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] An academic article, about stories, religion, and distinguishing fiction from fact - I will link to this on my Fb and Twitter accounts. David Erik F. Dec 16, 2014 7:55 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] An academic article, about stories, religion, and distinguishing fiction from fact - The authors of this article are local academics. &nbs Catherine C. Dec 16, 2014 2:56 PM
An academic article, about stories, religion, and distinguishing fiction from fact - From my acquaintance Tofan Taeri comes a link to http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com­/doi/10.1111/cogs.12138/abstra­ct : "In two studies Zachary B. Dec 16, 2014 1:35 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Heaven for Dogs? - I'm with Paul G. Brown and Robin U.  Dogs and cats have been dependent on humans for millennia; we've developed a mutualistic symbiosis.  It doesn't make sense to talk about the moral status of letting dogs and cats BECOME d Dan Dec 15, 2014 8:58 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Heaven for Dogs? - What Robin U said � Paul G. B. Dec 14, 2014 3:30 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Heaven for Dogs? - No. Some people need to change their expectations. You can't expect a pet to accommodate your schedule or to be servile at all. My formerly feral c Robin U. Dec 14, 2014 1:36 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Heaven for Dogs? - I should add that this isn't the first time the pope has raised Catholic eyebrows about elevating the status of animals; he caused quite a stir whe Robin U. Dec 14, 2014 1:04 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Heaven for Dogs? - I think he wouldn't have said it if he didn't believe it. And I'm on the side of anything that validates animals as beloved companions. I say this Robin U. Dec 14, 2014 1:00 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Heaven for Dogs? - Does anyone on here think that animals would be better served if they weren't kept as pets. A difficult pet is only difficult Robert J. Dec 14, 2014 12:51 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Heaven for Dogs? - As a rescuer of animals, I'm on the side of nurture. Some animals may be difficult companions but it is up to the human to understand this and work Robin U. Dec 14, 2014 12:27 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Heaven for Dogs? - Very well put Jon. It was also just an act of kindness and comfort addressed to a little boy whose dog just died. Sometime Jim B. Dec 14, 2014 12:21 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Heaven for Dogs? - I don't think this "acceptance of animals in heaven" thing makes Catholicism look especially silly. As an atheist I think it is a positive development when religions adapt themselves to modern sensibilities. These trends make Jon G. Dec 14, 2014 11:26 AM
RE: [bostonatheists] Heaven for Dogs? - Eric N. Dec 14, 2014 7:56 AM
RE: [bostonatheists] Heaven for Dogs? - Are the dogs baptized? I guess they don't have Catholic original sin, so Catholic Baptism would be unnecessary. David M Dec 13, 2014 6:07 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Heaven for Dogs? - There are no bad dogs, just bad owners William J S. Dec 13, 2014 3:04 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Heaven for Dogs? - Robin makes a good point. Curious to see if it has a measurable effect on animal welfare. Of course, I can not help to think about The Onion article that has nailed this best for me: Jimmi H. Dec 13, 2014 2:32 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Heaven for Dogs? - As an atheist, pragmatist, and animal welfare advocate, can only hope that this declaration will result in better treatment of animals worldwide. I Robin U. Dec 13, 2014 2:25 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Heaven for Dogs? - I don't believe in heaven, but I do believe in dogs . Sent from my iPhone On Dec 13, 2014, at 12:16 PM, Mike Hanauer < Jim B. Dec 13, 2014 1:08 PM
Heaven for Dogs? - Mike H. Dec 13, 2014 12:16 PM
RE: [bostonatheists] Help needed for a secular season's greetings banner - I would love to send a check for helping with this progressi cathy m. Dec 13, 2014 3:03 AM
Re: [bostonatheists] Help needed for a secular season's greetings banner - I too would like to donate to the the cause! Let us know where to send the moolah. On Fri, Dec 12, 2014 at 3:33 PM, Dan < Kathryn V. Dec 12, 2014 5:34 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Help needed for a secular season's greetings banner - I'm not much of a designer, but I have money and 'tis the season of giving.  Where do we send the check? On Fri, Dec 12, 2014 at 2:19 PM, Lucas < Dan Dec 12, 2014 3:33 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Help needed for a secular season's greetings banner - Hi all, I Lucas Dec 12, 2014 2:19 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Help needed for a secular season's greetings banner - I'm a Web developer who does all the art, logo design, banners and such for my clients. I'll be happy to offer what assistance I can to design. On Fri, Dec 12, 2014 at 1 Jim H. Dec 12, 2014 2:16 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Help needed for a secular season's greetings banner - Zachary, Any idea what the banner would say? Or is that part of what the design committee will decide? Jim B. Dec 12, 2014 12:46 PM
Help needed for a secular season's greetings banner - Dear All: Three things! 1. The Secular Coalition for Massachusetts has secured a permit to display a holiday season banner from the secular community; how excellent! However, we need to raise a li Zachary B. Dec 12, 2014 12:22 PM
David Silverman (American Atheists) to speak at BU this Friday 12/12 - Zachary B. Dec 10, 2014 10:46 AM
Two things: Weekend fun, and handbook against nonsense - 1) WEEKEND FUND: I trust everyone knows about brunch tomorrow,  http://www.meetup.com/bostonat­heists/events/218462912/ , and Sunday evening's Sunday Assembly,  Zachary B. Nov 21, 2014 10:12 PM
The Christian Far RIght Targets Education - I watched The Ra-Men podcast EP7, non-Christians not welcome - with Scott Lane  on YouTube yesterday. It's an hour long, but when you can find the time, you need to hear what Sc Jim H. Oct 18, 2014 12:15 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Question: Does anyone here in the group.... - I grew up there and know several folks who still live there. What's up? On Tue, Oct 14, 2014 at 5:10 PM, Zachary Bos < Kathryn V. Oct 15, 2014 2:18 PM
Question: Does anyone here in the group.... - ... live in Norfolk, MA, or know someone who does who might be called a supporter of SOCAS? All best, Z -- live better help often wonder more Zachary B. Oct 14, 2014 5:09 PM
Re: [bostonatheists] Everyone Believes In At Least One Crazy Thing - I believe I'll have a cocktail -----Original Message----- From: karina <[address removed]> Bostonmoejo Oct 3, 2014 12:44 AM

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