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Re: [atheists-331] Fwd: Contacting Atheists of Greater Lowell - Phil M. Jan 20, 2015 6:07 PM
Re: [atheists-331] Fwd: Contacting Atheists of Greater Lowell - It'd be useful to know more about their mission differs -- as a think-tank -- from that coordination networks like CoR, of lobbying groups like SCA, "firebrand" activist groups like AA, and legal activism groups like AHA and F Zachary B. Jan 19, 2015 4:04 PM
Re: [atheists-331] Secular Policy Insititute - Dear Michael: You might ask Johnny -- who is local, I believe; in Somerville? -- how this new organization means to complement the work of already-existing organizations like SCA, FFRF, AHA, and so on. I'd like to hea Zachary B. Jan 19, 2015 4:01 PM
Re: [atheists-331] Fwd: Contacting Atheists of Greater Lowell - So... I should not call him yet? Update: heading to Michael Shermer' s on Friday! Sent from my MetroPCS 4G Android device Zachary Bos <[address removed]> wrote: David Erik F. Jan 19, 2015 4:00 PM
RE: [atheists-331] Secular Policy Insititute - The Boston Ethical Community (formerly known as the Ethical Society of Boston) got the same e-mail. I checked their web site. It's not well designed. They do have a physical address in Washington, DC an area telephone number. Their CEO is listed Michael B. Jan 19, 2015 3:59 PM
Re: [atheists-331] Fwd: Contacting Atheists of Greater Lowell - Let me be in touch with him; I know something about what this initiative is. Cheers, Z On Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 3:03 PM, Paul S Zachary B. Jan 19, 2015 3:04 PM
Fwd: Contacting Atheists of Greater Lowell - I am just the guy with the credit card. Anybody know about the Secular Policy Institute? Should we tell them we support them? --Paul ---------- Forwarded Paul S Jan 19, 2015 3:03 PM
Re: [atheists-331] Atheistism - Never heard of it. Is it a belief based on the probability of the existence of atheists? I guess I might be atheististic then. Would I find out from an atheististician? Darrick F. Dec 28, 2014 8:27 PM
Atheistism - Hi folks, Anybody heard of atheistism? I found in a tediously boring right wing diatribe Phil M. Dec 28, 2014 7:55 PM
Atheistism - Hi folks, Anybody heard of atheistism? I found in a tediously boring right wing diatribe Phil M. Dec 28, 2014 7:50 PM
Fwd: SCMA holiday banner for Cambridge: in hand! - We've got a banner that's going up on the Cambridge Common tomorrow! --- Scott -------- Original Message -------- Subject: SCMA holiday banner for Cambridge: in hand! Date: Tue, 23 Dec[masked]:42:06 -0500 From: Zachary Bos Whelp, the pe Scott Dec 23, 2014 9:28 PM
Re: [atheists-331] Hoping for a resurrection.. - Phil M. Dec 8, 2014 10:05 PM
Hoping for a resurrection.. - http://www.addictinginfo.org/ Robin C. Dec 5, 2014 7:10 AM
Re: [atheists-331] Important info regarding Saturday's party - Hello Lindsay & Darrick, I'll bring pizza from a very good place, vegetable toppings. Phil M. Nov 19, 2014 9:42 PM
Important info regarding Saturday's party - Hi All, Lindsay and I are really looking forward to the party this Saturday with you all. Here are just a few things that I'll mention below. 1) Lindsay's few requests. Darrick F. Nov 19, 2014 7:29 PM
Re: [atheists-331] More weirdness from the j-dubs - Why not? The only trick would be the naming... e-transubstantiation vs iTransubstantiation... On November 12,[masked]:40:14 PM ES Jim R. Nov 12, 2014 9:28 PM
Re: [atheists-331] More weirdness from the j-dubs - Exorcisms by Skype! That is even more hilarious! What's next--communion with digital wine? Virtual baptisms on Faceb Bob Nov 12, 2014 7:40 PM
Re: [atheists-331] More weirdness from the j-dubs - Catholics, with their new pope, are embracing technology too! Paul S Nov 12, 2014 6:58 PM
Re: [atheists-331] More weirdness from the j-dubs - The religion has made a big push for usi Melissa L. Nov 12, 2014 5:35 PM
Re: [atheists-331] More weirdness from the j-dubs - Project Runway will not be the same. On Nov 10,[masked]:54 PM, "Bob Moynihan" < [address removed] > wrote: Darrick F. Nov 10, 2014 9:06 PM
Re: Re: [atheists-331] More weirdness from the j-dubs - Finally, there is someone who can compete with Pat Robertson for the holiest fool honors. Still, you would need a large panel of secu James W. Nov 10, 2014 8:36 PM
Re: [atheists-331] More weirdness from the j-dubs - Well, my feet feel more soundly for it. On Nov 10,[masked]:05 PM, "Scott" < [address removed] > wrote: Darrick F. Nov 10, 2014 8:09 PM
Re: [atheists-331] More weirdness from the j-dubs - On 11/10/2014 7:49 PM, Darrick Fauvel wrote: > Are tight socks okay? Those socks might have been designed by people with foot fetishes! -- Scott `-- c8 ] My GPG key ID is 44B48450 My GPG key fingerprint is 676F 8733 ADB[masked]A28 941A 389 Scott Nov 10, 2014 8:04 PM
Re: [atheists-331] More weirdness from the j-dubs - Are tight socks okay? On Nov 10,[masked]:36 PM, "Bob" < [address removed] > wrote: Darrick F. Nov 10, 2014 7:49 PM
Re: [atheists-331] More weirdness from the j-dubs - Preview not available Bob Nov 10, 2014 7:36 PM
Re: [atheists-331] More weirdness from the j-dubs - Can't wear clothes designed by gays? Gonna be a lot of nekkid people out there... ;) On Nov 10,[masked]:40 PM, "Darrick Fauvel" < darrick@buc Bob M. Nov 10, 2014 7:03 PM
Re: [atheists-331] More weirdness from the j-dubs - I apologize. I know I'm not supposed to laugh. This is serious business. But... Wh Tim Nov 10, 2014 7:00 PM
Re: [atheists-331] More weirdness from the j-dubs - I remember when skin tight fig leafs were all the rage. On Nov 10,[masked]:22 PM, "Melissa Lipomi" < [address removed] > wrote: Darrick F. Nov 10, 2014 6:40 PM
More weirdness from the j-dubs - Melissa L. Nov 10, 2014 6:22 PM
Re: [atheists-331] Ebola patient, nurse Amber Vinson, thanks god first and foremost for her recovery? - Thanks John, a well thought response. Phil Phil M. Oct 29, 2014 4:57 PM
Re: [atheists-331] Ebola patient, nurse Amber Vinson, thanks god first and foremost for her recovery? - The concepts behind God are complex.  As an Atheist I find it important to decipher what people really mean when they invoke "god".  In this case John H. Oct 29, 2014 4:10 PM
Ebola patient, nurse Amber Vinson, thanks god first and foremost for her recovery? - Science for the win! Wait? What? The following is the press transcript of nurse Amber Vinson, who was just successfully treated for Ebola. I have highlighted her thanks to the im Darrick F. Oct 29, 2014 7:29 AM
"An Honest Liar" showing on Cape Ann - The Cape Ann Skeptics will be showing "An Honest Liar" at 7:30pm on Tuesday, 14 October. James Randi will be Skyping in to talk! http://www.meetup.com/Cape-Ann­-Skeptics/events/208744042/ http://www.capeannskeptics.com­/ It's quite a drive for a week Scott Oct 1, 2014 8:27 PM
Re: [atheists-331] Know Italian? - On 9/11/2014 8:16 PM, Phil McGee wrote: > I get Italian e-mail from some company in Italy. The probably do have a > hypertext link on it for cancelling all future e-mail messages, but the > link, naturally, is in Italian, of which I'm illiterate. I Scott Sep 11, 2014 8:21 PM
Know Italian? - Hi folks, I get Italian e-mail from some company in Italy. The probably do hav Phil M. Sep 11, 2014 8:16 PM
Re: [atheists-331] First time this happened at a Meetup... - Cathy, The Peace and Conflict Studies Club seems like a worthy group. Peace and Conflict Undergraduate Club - explore the members’ shared interests in regards t Darrick F. Jul 22, 2014 8:42 AM
Re: [atheists-331] First time this happened at a Meetup... - " I know in my last email I said it might be worthwhile to get the press involved but after giving it more thought I think th Zachary B. Jul 22, 2014 6:10 AM
Re: [atheists-331] First time this happened at a Meetup... - I agree with Melissa at this point. I think this is getting blown out of proportion. It was two elderly people that made the complaint. The other c Robin C. Jul 21, 2014 11:32 PM
Re: [atheists-331] First time this happened at a Meetup... - On 7/21/2014 5:24 PM, Alec Lowry wrote: > I can't help thinking of some of the shenanigans that have gone on in > Texas, recently, with people carrying weapons in stores I fear religious fanatics more than fanatic gun owners. Gun owners need a lice Scott Jul 21, 2014 11:01 PM
Re: [atheists-331] First time this happened at a Meetup... - I agree with melissa. All is good and we're back there anyway. On Jul 21,[masked]:30 PM, "Melissa Lipomi" < [address removed] > wrote: harry b. Jul 21, 2014 9:32 PM
Re: [atheists-331] First time this happened at a Meetup... - This might be a good campus club to support. Cathy M. Jul 21, 2014 7:46 PM
Re: [atheists-331] First time this happened at a Meetup... - "But a press release on this as a negative event still seems weird to me." And to me. But I think we should be ready to speak out, being mindful that rocking the boat might be Zachary B. Jul 21, 2014 6:41 PM
Re: [atheists-331] First time this happened at a Meetup... - I have also been following this thread with interest, but I had not co Paul S Jul 21, 2014 6:22 PM
Re: [atheists-331] First time this happened at a Meetup... - Be careful we don't blow this out of proportion. She asked us to not display the s Melissa L. Jul 21, 2014 5:46 PM
Re: [atheists-331] First time this happened at a Meetup... - Hi Darrick, I've been following this with interest, and I think yo Alec L. Jul 21, 2014 5:24 PM
Re: [atheists-331] First time this happened at a Meetup... - (Will be home, shortly, then files away. We DO have an "atheists for business" leave-behind.) May I suggest a fundraiser at Panera? Co-sponsored by AGL and SCMA, to raise money for, say, Concord Prison Outreach, Zachary B. Jul 21, 2014 5:03 PM
Re: [atheists-331] First time this happened at a Meetup... - Zach, I would definitely like access to those files. To All, I visited Panera a moment ago to (1) have a meal and (2) have a friendly talk with the manager. The manager came over to my table and as I introduced mys Darrick F. Jul 21, 2014 4:59 PM
Re: [atheists-331] First time this happened at a Meetup... - "Do we have any suggestions or volunteers on producing a card and/or fact sheet?" Zachary B. Jul 21, 2014 11:38 AM
Re: [atheists-331] First time this happened at a Meetup... - Do we have any suggestions or volunteers on producing a card and/or fact sheet? Jim, I was jokingly thinking that I put a tiny chair on the table with a label "Your God," so future objectors would know that Darrick F. Jul 21, 2014 11:35 AM
Re: [atheists-331] First time this happened at a Meetup... - <<I think it is best to use Christianity in your favor in these situations.>> Not that we can assume anyone who objects to or misunderstands atheism, is herself or himself a Christian? Zachary B. Jul 21, 2014 11:15 AM
Re: Re: [atheists-331] First time this happened at a Meetup... - I think it is best to use Christianity in your favor in these situations. You could respond by saying " Do you think Jesus would ask us to remove our sign?" A James W. Jul 21, 2014 11:12 AM
Re: [atheists-331] First time this happened at a Meetup... - yes, I agree. a little fact sheet, a note of our presence and purchase power should suffice. Roger On Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 11:08 AM, Scott < harry b. Jul 21, 2014 11:12 AM
Re: [atheists-331] First time this happened at a Meetup... - Hi everyone, I don't think we need to escalate. Maybe if we made a friendly little 'fact sheet' to give to the manager the next time we see her? > Zach says he is a bridge-builder. Do you think this is a bridge too far? Hopefully Panera isn't Arnhe Scott Jul 21, 2014 11:08 AM
Re: [atheists-331] First time this happened at a Meetup... - " Zach says he is a bridge-builder. Do you think this is a bridge too far?" Zachary B. Jul 21, 2014 11:02 AM
Re: [atheists-331] First time this happened at a Meetup... - To All, Your comments are great. I agree with them all and I'm all for being friendly. Please note, I don't want to come off as being "The" voice of the Atheist of Greater Lowell and speaking Darrick F. Jul 21, 2014 10:56 AM
Re: [atheists-331] First time this happened at a Meetup... - I think these are better ideas than mine. Offer to explain what "atheist" means, and say that we'll of course leave if the manager tells us to. I don't think any manager would kick out a group of customers because another customer's complaint is simply "t Scott Jul 21, 2014 10:42 AM
Re: [atheists-331] First time this happened at a Meetup... - Preview not available Bob Jul 21, 2014 9:37 AM
Re: [atheists-331] First time this happened at a Meetup... - Preview not available Bob Jul 21, 2014 9:29 AM
Re: [atheists-331] First time this happened at a Meetup... - Sounds good. I'm a bridge-builder, not a earth-scorcher. I'll give a call and report. In the meantime, would you or someone else do me the favor of submitting at http://s Zachary B. Jul 21, 2014 8:50 AM
Re: [atheists-331] First time this happened at a Meetup... - Zach, I was thinking that if the incident escalated further and/or we were asked to leave, we would have complied. Then I know Panera would be hearing about it the next day. I'm now thinking that it Darrick F. Jul 21, 2014 8:47 AM
Re: [atheists-331] First time this happened at a Meetup... - I'd love to call this morning as the head of SCMA and get a reaction. And would be glad to put out the press release on our letterhead and with our (very large) media list. Let me know! Z Sent from my iPhone On Jul 21, 2014, at 12:11 AM, Robin Co Zachary B. Jul 21, 2014 7:40 AM
Re: [atheists-331] First time this happened at a Meetup... - I think the press idea makes sense. Panera would likely make a written apology. The CEO and Founder (Ron Shaich) *appears* to be more liberal than conservative in his leanings. Not sure if others saw the bad publicity TJ Maxx received last week when the Robin C. Jul 21, 2014 12:09 AM
Re: [atheists-331] First time this happened at a Meetup... - You know, this could be an opportunity to show how cool Atheists are...it's up to you. I would be willing to bet the manager was just thinking he/she was addressing a complaint and n Cathy M. Jul 20, 2014 11:40 PM
Re: [atheists-331] First time this happened at a Meetup... - Yes, I forgot to mention how she looked a lot like that woman in 08 at John McCain's rally. "I don't trust Obama. He's an Arab. He's a Muslim. God bless you . . . " As then this would make for a pretty good harry b. Jul 20, 2014 11:40 PM
Re: [atheists-331] First time this happened at a Meetup... - Preview not available Bob Jul 20, 2014 11:16 PM
Re: [atheists-331] First time this happened at a Meetup... - Hi Darrick, I wish I could have made it this morning. > The manager approached our table and requested that the table sign be > removed because a customer was offended by it. I and others challenged > the manager as she reiterated her request and le Scott Jul 20, 2014 11:01 PM
Re: [atheists-331] First time this happened at a Meetup... - On Jul 20, 2014, at 10:51 PM, Darrick Fauvel wrote: > The table sign was immediately... left to stay on the table where it had been the whole time and we resumed our friendly discussions. Love it! You did the right thing. Cathy M. Jul 20, 2014 11:01 PM
First time this happened at a Meetup... - Hi All, We had a really nice morning Meetup today with some new faces (welcome to the group). If you were at the Meetup today, you already know about this. It was a first time meeting som Darrick F. Jul 20, 2014 10:51 PM
Free e-book: Generation Atheist - Hi All, I found out this e-book, Generation Atheist by Dan Riley, is available free (until Tuesday, I think). Here's the Amazon page. Darrick F. Jul 7, 2014 2:46 AM
Re: [atheists-331] videos: Madalyn Murray O'Hair - Great clips, Darrick. Thanks for sharing them with us. She was an amazing speaker. I would have l Bob Jun 17, 2014 2:28 PM
videos: Madalyn Murray O'Hair - I was just YouTube-ling some classic videos I have never seen before of the original founder of American Atheists, Madalyn Murray O'Hair. I was thus moved by the "spirit" of atheism to share these links. Madalyn Mu Darrick F. Jun 16, 2014 10:44 PM
Re: [atheists-331] Shelley Segal home concert videos posted on YouTube - Yay Darrick, I love this performance of "I don't Belie Paul S May 17, 2014 6:47 PM
Re: [Greater-Lowell-Area-Skeptics-­Society] Shelley Segal home concert videos posted on YouTube - On 5/15/[masked]:24 AM, Darrick Fauvel wrote: > I just wanted to let you know that I've finally posted Shelley's home > concert videos up to a YouTube channel. Thanks for doing this Darrick!! -- Scott `-- c8 ] Scott May 15, 2014 9:02 PM
Shelley Segal home concert videos posted on YouTube - Hi all, I just wanted to let you know that I've finally posted Shelley's home concert videos up to a YouTube channel. Currently, these are the videos shot at Scott's house on October 2 Darrick F. May 15, 2014 11:24 AM
Re: [atheists-331] NEW Meetup of interest - Hi Roger, No apologies necessary. We will not award you any demerits... this time. I'm just kidding. When you do come to your first meeting, you will be rewarded with great conversation and new friends. Darrick F. May 10, 2014 11:49 AM
Re: [atheists-331] NEW Meetup of interest - Hello Everyone, whoever you may be, I would like to apologize for not making it to my very first meeting last Wednesday, May 7. I tried to contact someone that day from my phone but was unable to sign in to do harry b. May 10, 2014 11:28 AM
Atheist TV - Hi folks, Dave Silverman was on Ronan Farrow's MSNBC show today. He said they Phil M. May 8, 2014 3:43 PM
Re: [atheists-331] NEW Meetup of interest - Do you think the organizer would like to be kept in the loop of secular group goings-on in New England? I can add her to the mailing list... All best, Z Zachary B. May 8, 2014 9:22 AM
NEW Meetup of interest - Hi everyone, I just wanted to let you know that one of our members, Melissa Lipomi, has started a new Meetup group. Specifically, it is the Ex-Jehovah's Witnesses of New Engl Darrick F. May 7, 2014 6:26 PM
Lindsay is in the hospital. - FYI: This message was originally sent Tuesday, but because of a technical issue, you did not receive it. So, I resend it to you now. Hi all, Yes, Lindsay Miller is in the hospital at Lawrence General. S Darrick F. Apr 17, 2014 4:44 PM
Eternal Growth, True Sustainability, and Environment - What is Needed to Get There. - Mike H. Apr 13, 2014 1:38 PM
OT: XKCD explains how the Heartbleed bug works - I'm sure you've all heard of Heartbleed. It's explanation is really is this simple http://www.xkcd.com/1354/ And if someone needs _that_ explained, http://www.explainxkcd.com/wik­i/index.php/1354 -- Scott `-- c8 ] Scott Apr 11, 2014 7:40 AM
White House tour after SCA Lobby Day - Hi everyone, I emailed Senator Warren's office to ask if I could have a tour of the White House on the Saturday after SCA's Lobby Day conference, 14 June. Is anyone else is interested? We could make it a group event. -- Scott `-- c8 ] Scott Apr 6, 2014 9:55 AM
Shelley Segal is making a new album - Hi everyone, In case you missed it, Shelley Segal ("An Atheist Album") is collecting pledges for her new album, "An Easy Escape". http://www.pledgemusic.com/pro­jects/shelleysegal -- Scott `-- c8 ] Scott Apr 6, 2014 8:44 AM
Do you know what day it is? - Happy Pi Day everybody! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P­i_Day How will you celebrate today? Darrick F. Mar 14, 2014 11:43 AM
Sorry, party cancellation :( - Hi Everybody, Sadly, we have to cancel Friday's party. Lindsay has been feeling pretty sick all week and the previous day she started complaining about acute pain in her jaw. I took her to the ER last night. It looks Darrick F. Feb 27, 2014 9:09 AM
NSRN Online | Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network - http://nsrn.net/ Hi folks, Anybody interested in an academic approach to "Secularity?" I expect secular people hold up well when rigorously studied. The NSRN might be something to checkout. Is secularity a new word for you too? Phil Phil M. Feb 15, 2014 10:36 PM
Happy Darwin Day! - Happy 205th birthday, Charles Darwin! -- Scott `-- c8 ] Scott Feb 12, 2014 7:22 AM
Re: [atheists-331] RE: [Greater-Lowell-Area-Skeptics-­Society] Willard's Water - Ha ! the marketing page actually looks like Sci Fi! Some folks really enjoy suspending disbelief and what better topic for this than a col John H. Feb 9, 2014 4:36 PM
RE: [Greater-Lowell-Area-Skeptics-­Society] Willard's Water - Hi Paul, It's the "GREATEST PREVENTATIVE AND HEALING DISCOVERY OF THE 20TH CENTURY" (yet somehow I've heard of it before). There was a 60 Phil M. Feb 8, 2014 7:19 PM
Re: [atheists-331] video: Atheism in Politics: The Last Taboo - Thanks, Darrick. Great video! Bob Dec 30, 2013 4:56 PM
video: Atheism in Politics: The Last Taboo - Hi All, Here's an interesting video segment from MSNBC's Hardball discussing atheism in politics. The regular host, Chris Matthews, must be on vacation because another guy is sitting in for him. The gue Darrick F. Dec 30, 2013 4:08 PM
2014 Lobby Day - Registration for the Secular Coalition for America's 2014 Lobby Day and conference is open! It's $75, $25 for students, and this year the hotel rate is reasonable ($159/night vs last year's $300/night). When the rates were that high, I stayed in a h Scott Dec 23, 2013 10:20 PM
Re: [atheists-331] Mr. Deity and the War (on you know what) - Thanks, Darrick. It's great. Bob (603)[masked] Cell: (978)[masked] Bob Dec 19, 2013 9:47 AM
Have a happy four alarm holiday? - From the talented creator of the popular Symphony of Science music video series. Melodysheep  presents: Darrick F. Dec 18, 2013 10:33 PM
Mr. Deity and the War (on you know what) - Hi All, If you haven't seen the latest Mr. Deity episode here ya go. As a reference for anyone who has not followed this Web series: Jesse (younger guy) = Jesus Mr. Deity Darrick F. Dec 18, 2013 10:15 PM
From POLITICO - Atheism in politics: The last taboo - Someone using POLITICO for Android wants to share this article with you: Title: Atheism in politics: The last taboo Link: http://politi.co/1bG0i4v Phil M. Dec 15, 2013 10:15 AM
RE: [atheists-331] video: War On Christmas Update From Bill O'Reilly On Fox News - Whining about the war on Xmas gets earlier and earlier every Sarah T. Dec 4, 2013 10:51 PM
video: War On Christmas Update From Bill O'Reilly On Fox News - It's that time of year again when Fox News' Bill O'Reilly's "Merry Christmas" fears brings secular "Happy Holiday" cheers. The following video made me laugh several times. Darrick F. Dec 4, 2013 9:20 AM
Re: [atheists-331] Happy Turkey Comet Day! - Preview not available John H. Dec 1, 2013 5:18 PM

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