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Re: [humanism-174] How Americans want wealth distributed - Tim C. Oct 22, 2010 3:46 PM
Re: [humanism-174] How Americans want wealth distributed - Tim C. Oct 22, 2010 3:42 PM
Re: [humanism-174] Discovery Institute challenges "Gnu" atheists - Good answers! I must respectfully disagree with your 1st paragraph... theists assert that God is responsible for so many things, I think that the question "if not God, what then?" is inherent in the atheistic position itself (hence na Mark T. Oct 22, 2010 2:16 PM
Hang them! Homosexuals in Uganda - Ginger Oct 22, 2010 1:41 PM
Re: [humanism-174] Discovery Institute challenges "Gnu" atheists - First-the questions reflect a misunderstanding of atheism. It means belief in no gods. That could b Ginger Oct 22, 2010 1:32 PM
Discovery Institute challenges "Gnu" atheists - Michael Egnor of the pro-ID (read: "religious") Discovery Institute thinks he has "thrown down the gauntlet"! He has challenged "new" atheists to provide viable answers to a set of 10 questions: Mark T. Oct 22, 2010 12:56 PM
Re: [humanism-174] How Americans want wealth distributed - Ginger: Mark R. O. Oct 22, 2010 12:53 PM
Re: [humanism-174] How Americans want wealth distributed - You are welcome. M. Orel On[masked]:56, James Parasolick wrote: > Thanks for glibly minimizing my criticisms without addressing them. > > That was sarcasm, BTW. > > > > -- > Please Note: If you hit "REPLY", your message will be sen Mark R. O. Oct 22, 2010 12:10 PM
Re: [humanism-174] How Americans want wealth distributed - Thanks for glibly minimizing my criticisms without addressing them. That was sarcasm, BTW. James P. Oct 22, 2010 11:56 AM
Re: [humanism-174] Should scientists debate creationists? - I see Dawkins' point... such folderol really isn't deserving of a second look. But yes, I think scientists should be willing to debate creationists, and "accommodationism" should be left at the door (or at least left in the ha Mark T. Oct 22, 2010 11:41 AM
Re: [humanism-174] How Americans want wealth distributed - Just a general reply to those Mark R. O. Oct 22, 2010 11:40 AM
Re: [humanism-174] How Americans want wealth distributed - Well how many pay 36%? Capital gains tax is about 15%. Warren Buffet reported paying 17.7% of his i Ginger Oct 22, 2010 11:22 AM
Re: [humanism-174] How Americans want wealth distributed - I'm guessing that Rupert Murdoch would love that parable- but I wonder what Bill Gates or Steve Jobs would think of it? On Oct 22,[masked]:52 AM, "Randall Tiedman" < Mark T. Oct 22, 2010 11:12 AM
Re: [humanism-174] How Americans want wealth distributed - Yes, they outsource but they also know how to game the system. If your rich enough you can hire tax accountants that know how to shift things around and take advantage of every loophole. Bill Mahar mentioned that tax rates in the Eisenhower era were 91%. user 9. Oct 22, 2010 10:52 AM
Science and Faith in the Black Community - Dialogue of Reason: Science and Faith in the Black Community The Ric Josh Oct 22, 2010 9:57 AM
"Let's hear it for the atheists" - After all the insufferable articles (relating to atheism) from the Huffington Post- here is a good one! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/­saul-friedman/le Mark T. Oct 22, 2010 9:47 AM
7,00 tons! - http://en.wikipedia.or Ginger Oct 22, 2010 9:43 AM
Re: [humanism-174] How Americans want wealth distributed - One of the morals of the story was how the little guy should appreciate the rich people in this count Ginger Oct 22, 2010 9:19 AM
Re: [humanism-174] How Americans want wealth distributed - I couldn't judge Gary's post because it had no explanation or sources for where the numbers came fr Ginger Oct 22, 2010 9:13 AM
Re: [humanism-174] How Americans want wealth distributed - The comparison of a restaurant tab to federal income taxes is simple yet dead-on, even if some of y James P. Oct 22, 2010 8:15 AM
Re: Re: [humanism-174] How Americans want wealth distributed - Plain and simple thinking ...yep, thats what we need.....why complicate things.....???? ---- Russell Sypen wrote: > The comparison of a restaurant tab to federal income taxes is simple yet dead-on, even if some of you are brutally cri user 9. Oct 22, 2010 6:59 AM
Re: [humanism-174] Should scientists debate creationists? - I think that it is worthwhile to debate.? Learn the creationists methods and figure out how to counter them.? My guess is that it can be done and those who are open minded can be convinced. Fred On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at Fred W. Oct 22, 2010 6:40 AM
Re: Re: [humanism-174] How Americans want wealth distributed - Preview not available Russell S. Oct 22, 2010 6:09 AM
Re: [humanism-174] How Americans want wealth distributed - Maybe it Mark R. O. Oct 22, 2010 1:58 AM
Re: [humanism-174] How Americans want wealth distributed - I am getting really tired of so-called "Freethinkers" who's real god is the market, they reject god the same way that Muslims reject Jesus as their savior or Protestants reject the Pope imo. On Oct 21, 2010 An Unknown K. Oct 21, 2010 11:36 PM
Re: [humanism-174] How Americans want wealth distributed - I did not get a whiff of facetiousness in the original post. I don't apologize at all. Looked and sounded like a feeble attempt at an attack post. Tim Campbell Tim C. Oct 21, 2010 9:23 PM
Re: [humanism-174] How Americans want wealth distributed - I did not get the slightest whiff of facetiousness in -----Original Message Tim C. Oct 21, 2010 9:21 PM
It's taken out of context! - http://www. Ginger Oct 21, 2010 6:25 PM
Re: [humanism-174] How Americans want wealth distributed - For what it's worth, I thought Gary was just being facetious and that some of the responses have been rath Ginger Oct 21, 2010 6:17 PM
Re: [humanism-174] How Americans want wealth distributed - I really like that. It parallels thoughts I've had but that I haven't tried to directly articulate. I will definitely incorporate thi James P. Oct 21, 2010 5:48 PM
Re: [humanism-174] How Americans want wealth distributed - Tim C. Oct 21, 2010 5:42 PM
Re: [humanism-174] How Americans want wealth distributed - I've called the group a " bunch of pinkos ", &?in interactions?outside the group I have referred to myself as an "infidel commie&qu Mark T. Oct 21, 2010 5:40 PM
Re: [humanism-174] How Americans want wealth distributed - That is certainly possible. If so, however, I think he failed to make that clear, smiley-face emoticon not withstanding. Much like John Shook's epic-fail of an article to the Huffington Post-in-the-Hole, Gary was taken to task for his appearance of condes James P. Oct 21, 2010 5:39 PM
Re: [humanism-174] How Americans want wealth distributed - We dont know. He should comment....Im listening! ---- Mark Tiborsky wrote: > Hey... how do we know that Gary's "commie" comment isn't just a good-natured > ribbing, and the posting of the wretched parable wasn't the equivalent of user 9. Oct 21, 2010 5:33 PM
Re: [humanism-174] How Americans want wealth distributed - Hey... how do we know that Gary's "commie" comment isn't just a good-natured ribbing, and the posting of the wretched parable wasn't the equivalent of "tossing out a bone"? ? Mark T. Oct 21, 2010 5:19 PM
Re: [humanism-174] How Americans want wealth distributed - There's a pretty big gap between sarcasm and condescension. While sarcasm can be somewhat hard to pinpoint, inherent in it James P. Oct 21, 2010 5:17 PM
Re: [humanism-174] How Americans want wealth distributed - yep,I agree it was condescending as Hell. Its puff ball logic. When did we all become commies and dumb ones at that......???? ---- Tim Campbell wrote: > Uh, gee, M, maybe because this jackass opened with personal attacks: "the user 9. Oct 21, 2010 5:00 PM
Re: [humanism-174] How Americans want wealth distributed - Tim C. Oct 21, 2010 4:54 PM
Save a baby, get your Tdap - If you have not been vaccinated for pertussis in the last 5 years or are not sure, g Ginger Oct 21, 2010 3:02 PM
Re: [humanism-174] How Americans want wealth distributed - Probably in response Mark R. O. Oct 21, 2010 1:23 PM
Re: [humanism-174] How Americans want wealth distributed - > Why the personal attacks? > > > M. Orel Probably in response to the snarky and condescending "communist" label, as well as the insulting tone of the fairy-tale itself in it's portrayal of the character of the non-wealthy. James P. Oct 21, 2010 12:56 PM
Re: [humanism-174] How Americans want wealth distributed - Why the personal attacks? Mark R. O. Oct 21, 2010 12:49 PM
Re: [humanism-174] How Americans want wealth distributed - Good points! In the real world, numbers 1-4 ate the complimentary bread (if that) and drank water, 4 and 5 ate a bowl of soup, 6 and James P. Oct 21, 2010 12:38 PM
Re: [humanism-174] Christine blames media - Did any quick-thinking reporters ask, "So Ms. O'Donnell... if we are to believe what you say- that the Constitution does not specify separation of church & state- shouldn't all religious organizations immediately lose their tax-exempt Mark T. Oct 21, 2010 12:28 PM
Re: [humanism-174] How Americans want wealth distributed - What a nauseatingly simple-minded fairy tale. To bear a more complete resemblance to reality, a large portion of the money numbers 6- James P. Oct 21, 2010 12:10 PM
Re: [humanism-174] How Americans want wealth distributed - Tim C. Oct 21, 2010 11:54 AM
Christine blames media - She says Ginger Oct 21, 2010 11:52 AM
Re: [humanism-174] More "Spectacular Stupidity" - He also said something th Ginger Oct 21, 2010 11:52 AM
Re: [humanism-174] How Americans want wealth distributed - So are they saying that this reflects what proportion of the total federal income tax intake is pro Ginger Oct 21, 2010 11:52 AM
Evolution in action? - http://www.upi.com/Science_New­s/2010/10/20/Runaway-evolution­-spreading-toads/UPI-611012876­18776/ Mark T. Oct 21, 2010 11:39 AM
Re: [humanism-174] How Americans want wealth distributed - Most of you have probably seen this story before, but it bears repeating. A Gary Oct 21, 2010 10:47 AM
The Poetry of Science: Richard Dawkins & Neil deGrasse Tyson - The Poetry of Science: Richard Dawkins and Neil deGrasse Tyson Josh Oct 21, 2010 10:15 AM
More "Spectacular Stupidity" - Glenn Beck calls evolution "ridiculous", and then some. Is this guy the pattern for the "American dummy"? Mark T. Oct 21, 2010 9:45 AM
How Americans want wealth distributed - Ginger Oct 20, 2010 11:33 PM
How religion mainstreams insanity - Ginger Oct 20, 2010 8:37 PM
Re: [humanism-174] The holy rabbit - Roni & Elliott B. Oct 20, 2010 6:11 PM
Re: [humanism-174] Should scientists debate creationists? - Tim C. Oct 20, 2010 5:21 PM
Fwd: [humanism-174] The holy rabbit - Tim C. Oct 20, 2010 5:17 PM
The holy rabbit - http://www.mira Ginger Oct 20, 2010 4:35 PM
fresh off the presses. Teen birth rates by state - This is only births, not pregnancies. Births fell from 2007 to 2008. Ginger Oct 20, 2010 3:07 PM
Re: [humanism-174] Boy Scouts Activism idea - I'm in! But I'll have to digest some more info before I could write anything decent. I suppose it wouldn't be good to include my own experience, "I was an atheist cub scout"... and how I was "creeped out by the organi Mark T. Oct 20, 2010 2:51 PM
Re: [humanism-174] What are we pushing for? - By the catapult & the blunderbuss! :) "Abolishment" wouldn't be the word- "part 3" is like a 200-year goal. Ideally, superstition-based religion might "abolish" itself if enough people, over time, are willi Mark T. Oct 20, 2010 1:21 PM
Re: [humanism-174] What are we pushing for? - So the abolition of religion? By what means? Ginger Oct 20, 2010 12:54 PM
Re: [humanism-174] What are we pushing for? - We are pushing for the same thing as? psychiatrists . The only difference is we don't get paid. -- Ray Valenti Ray V Oct 20, 2010 12:53 PM
Should scientists debate creationists? - Dawkins won't do it. Pros- creationists can't say the Ginger Oct 20, 2010 12:52 PM
Re: [humanism-174] What are we pushing for? - Continuing to emancipate ourselves from (partially self-imposed) unjustified public exile; the removal of millenia-old mythologies from public policy, worldwide; striving to replace mythology and superstition-based mass belief systems with a reality-ba Mark T. Oct 20, 2010 12:38 PM
Boy Scouts Activism idea - A gay dad Ginger Oct 20, 2010 12:31 PM
true science from false science - http://bl Ginger Oct 20, 2010 12:30 PM
What are we pushing for? - Ginger Oct 20, 2010 12:01 PM
Re: [humanism-174] Christine gets quizzed on Constitution - No. The Tea Party folks are the modern no nothing movement. Jay Jay D. G. Oct 20, 2010 1:56 AM
Re: [humanism-174] Chris Matthews relentless about religious political ad - Hmmm... yes, on one hand there is no good reason why a candidate's religion shouldn't be "fair game" for critique, provided the critique has truth to it. I long for the day when a candidate is directly challenged on being an atheist Mark T. Oct 19, 2010 11:26 PM
Re: [humanism-174] Christine gets quizzed on Constitution - No, it is deserving of scoffing & scorn. ? People on the news forums are defending her, saying "it doesn't literally say separation of church & state in the Constitution". ? While Mark T. Oct 19, 2010 10:13 PM
Re: [humanism-174] Christine gets quizzed on Constitution - Here is the video. http://www.y Ginger Oct 19, 2010 6:51 PM
Re: Infidels, arise! - I am excited about this :) I'm not sure if the atheists & agnostics of America have ever had "official" representation in this type of rally before. ? Would anyone who is attending the rally want to hang with Mark T. Oct 19, 2010 5:57 PM
Is Harris an atheist? - Ginger Oct 19, 2010 3:51 PM
Christine gets quizzed on Constitution - http://www.cbs Ginger Oct 19, 2010 2:28 PM
Conservative politics leading to the rise of "nones"? - http:// Ginger Oct 19, 2010 2:20 PM
Infidels, arise! - Another good reason to hop on the bus to DC for the Rally to Restore Sanity/Rally to Keep Fear Alive. Two great national events for American nontheists, duriing the same weekend! (This, and FFRF national convention). - Mark T. Oct 19, 2010 1:58 PM
Re: [humanism-174] White House Science Fair - Tim C. Oct 19, 2010 1:53 PM
White House Science Fair - White House Science Fair President Obama speaks about the importance of sc Josh Oct 19, 2010 1:45 PM
Re: [humanism-174] Which is dirtier, a Hummer or a baby? - Tim C. Oct 19, 2010 12:55 PM
Re: [humanism-174] Shovel ready projects? - I cannot say if President Obama is weak o Mark R. O. Oct 19, 2010 10:58 AM
Re: [humanism-174] Chris Matthews relentless about religious political ad - Wow, I wouldn't vote for either one. What are the choices? An atheist basher or someone who kidnaps Ginger Oct 19, 2010 10:21 AM
Chris Matthews relentless about religious political ad - An interesting line of questioning concerning a political ad that Conway is running Jason Oct 19, 2010 10:13 AM
ffrf convention - Roni & Elliott B. Oct 19, 2010 10:03 AM
Which is dirtier, a Hummer or a baby? - As I was driving to work, I saw a lady take out to the curb a bunch of empt Ginger Oct 19, 2010 9:56 AM
Homer Simpson is Catholic? - http://news.yahoo.co Ginger Oct 19, 2010 9:17 AM
Re: [humanism-174] Ditties from Ambrose Bierce - Great stuff Mark! I need a good laugh to start the day..... ---- Mark Tiborsky wrote: > Mark O. sent me a few definitions from *The Devil's Dictionary* by Ohio-born > writer/journalist Ambrose Bierce (1911). user 9. Oct 19, 2010 8:41 AM
Re: [humanism-174] Religion in the Devils Dictionary. - Damn you! You have reviled, I mean revealed my secrete identity. I thought I was so clever, associating myself with this amoral group of so called "Freethinkers". Curses to you Eric M., M. Orel On[masked]:51, Eric M wrote: > Mark R. O. Oct 18, 2010 11:59 PM
Ditties from Ambrose Bierce - Mark O. sent me a few definitions from The Devil's Dictionary by Ohio-born writer/journalist Ambrose Bierce (1911). It inspired me to look up some stuff about him. ? Turns out Mark T. Oct 18, 2010 11:41 PM
Re: [humanism-174] Atheist shot by Christian. Hate crime? - Probably not a hate crime. As one of the commenters said, "The boy was murdered because the other boy is a sociopath." Little doubt, though, that this would have been "bigger" news if the atheist boy had murdere Mark T. Oct 18, 2010 11:09 PM
Atheist shot by Christian. Hate crime? - I have to say, it's impossible to know with this info what the motivation was. It co Ginger Oct 18, 2010 9:35 PM
Re: [humanism-174] Science in the desert. - Tim C. Oct 18, 2010 5:12 PM
Fwd: [humanism-174] Jimmy Carter's Powerful Article - Tim C. Oct 18, 2010 3:27 PM
Re: [humanism-174] NYTimes: ?Culture of Poverty? Makes a Comeback - This is something that needs to be studied, but very carefully. It's easy for people who don't know Ginger Oct 18, 2010 2:23 PM
Jimmy Carter's Powerful Article - http://www.theage.com.au/opini­on/losing-my-religion-for-equa­lity-20090714-dk0v.html?page=-­1 An Unknown K. Oct 18, 2010 1:42 PM
Re: [humanism-174] No Appeasement Here. - Although I have no quarrel with what he is saying, I don't think he was clear enough. For some peop Ginger Oct 18, 2010 12:59 PM
Re: [humanism-174] Lack of belief in gods - Of course I haven't heard the Eric M Oct 18, 2010 12:56 PM
Re: [humanism-174] Lack of belief in gods - What I've been saying/thinkin Eric M Oct 18, 2010 12:54 PM
Fw: Jay Wexler gives the Likover - From Charles Pervo: Please forward. The 2010 Ed Likover speech to the ACLU affiliate Ginger Oct 18, 2010 12:54 PM

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