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Joe H


Denver, CO

Member since:

October 29, 2011

What factors influenced you to emerge as a non-believer in a believing society?

I am tired of the religious believing they have the moral high ground. I once had a conversation with a "good Christian" in which he stated that if he didn't believe in god, he would be running around raping, murdering, and committing general mayhem. I do what is right because my internal deciding engine tells me it is the right thing to do, not because I am in fear suffering supernatural retribution. I feel good when I help people. I feel bad if I do something which hurts someone. Simple. We need to demonstrate that people do not need a fear of heavenly retribution to do the right thing.

What do you hope to get out of this group?

Stimulating discussions, friendships.

What do you feel you can offer the group?

Great chili and a killer martini. Okay, that, and an ability to break down complex ideas into simpler form for consumption. So why do I feel like I'm in a job interview here? Maybe Groucho Marx was right :-) . Oh, I also bring a sense of humor and good judgement as to when it might be needed, or not needed. A group that takes itself too seriously risks ending up like the Catholic church, dogmatic and inflexible.


Groucho Marx once said, "I wouldn't join any club that would have me as a member." As much as I believe the validity of that opinion, I am interested in this group.

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