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Re: [atheists-331] Lowell Atheists road trip - Hi folks, I Just checked, looks like there are five of us now. Phil Phil M. Apr 27, 2012 11:18 PM
[atheists-331] Christian vs. Atheist Double Standard. - I stumbled across this video on the Christian vs. Atheist double standard: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v­=tpz8PMcRJSY Michael Michael B. Apr 26, 2012 10:01 PM
Lowell Atheists road trip - Hi, I scheduled an event to visit the Mark Twain house in Hartford on Saturday, 5 May. Only one other person is going, and I'm thinking of canceling unless more people sign up. If you're interested, could you please RSVP? http://www.meetup.com/lowe Scott Apr 26, 2012 9:25 PM
Keep the Thor... - A clever t-shirt that responds to all the people saying "Keep the Christ in Christmas". :-) http://www.skepticalrobot.com/­thors-day-tee/ -- Scott `-- c8 ] Scott Apr 26, 2012 7:11 PM
Re: [atheists-331] Walk for Hunger - Tanya wrote: > I am so touched that atheists can be so caring and nice... (ha ha ha.. It was Friday the 13th recently; that always throws us off. We'll return to our evil ways in a few days. :-) Scott `-- c8 ] Scott Apr 17, 2012 9:11 AM
Re: [atheists-331] Walk for Hunger - Thank you everyone for your overwhelming support! I am amazed that I was able to reach and surpass my goal in such a short time-frame. I am so touched that atheists can be so caring and nice... (ha ha ha.. I crack myself up!) Hugs to al Tanya W. Apr 17, 2012 8:08 AM
Re: [atheists-331] Walk for Hunger - Lindsay and I just donated. You have now surpassed your goal. Hooray for Tanya! Walk strong. ~Darrick & Lindsay~ On Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 12:51 PM, Scott Darrick F. Apr 17, 2012 7:40 AM
Re: [atheists-331] Walk for Hunger - > whip me with a wet noodle the next time you see me... *hangs head in shame* No apology is needed, and I'm sure the Flying Spaghetti Monster will be merciful as he flails you with his noodly appendages. :-) -- Scott `-- c8 ] Scott Apr 15, 2012 12:51 PM
Re: [atheists-331] Walk for Hunger - Hi Tanya, Made a donation during today's meeting. Hope it counts toward your goal. Regards, Phil Sent from my Droid Charge on Verizon 4GLTE ------Original Message------ From: Tanya Walker To: Phil M. Apr 15, 2012 12:01 PM
Re: [atheists-331] Walk for Hunger - Also, I apologize, I got stuck on the "Foodshare does give to religious organizations" and then went blind - and didn't read further.. So yes, you did get it, and again, I'm sorry for my above tirade.. my bad, whip me Tanya W. Apr 15, 2012 9:30 AM
Re: [atheists-331] Walk for Hunger - Scott,  You're missing the point. I pointed out that technically, you are correct - there are religious organizations that do get donations, however INDIVIDUAL walkers, of which, I will be one, get to choose an organization (out of a LONG list of Tanya W. Apr 15, 2012 9:28 AM
Re: [atheists-331] Walk for Hunger - On 4/15/2012 8:41 AM, Tanya Walker wrote: > I am walking. Individual walkers get to choose what organization gets their > donations. My donations are not going to foodshare, but are going to an > organization that gives food to the hungry through the p Scott Apr 15, 2012 9:13 AM
Re: [atheists-331] Walk for Hunger - No, that is not what I am saying. I am walking. Individual walkers get to choose what organization gets their donations. My donations are not going to foodshare, but are going to an organization that gives food to the hungry through the Tanya W. Apr 15, 2012 8:40 AM
Re: [atheists-331] Walk for Hunger - On 4/15/2012 8:10 AM, Tanya Walker wrote: > While this is true, individual walkers get to choose were the money they > raise go. Please be assured that I will not be sending the money that I > raise to a religious organization. So you *aren't* walki Scott Apr 15, 2012 8:30 AM
Re: [atheists-331] Walk for Hunger - Hi Scott - While this is true, individual walkers get to choose were the money they raise go. Please be assured that I will not be sending the money that I raise to a religious organization. Thanks, Tanya W. Apr 15, 2012 8:09 AM
Re: [atheists-331] Walk for Hunger - On 4/13/[masked]:53 AM, Tanya Walker wrote: > I do agree that the Lowell Atheists needs to do more for activism and > community works. I personally do not think the ends justify the means in this case. Foodshare gives food to religious organizations Scott Apr 15, 2012 7:27 AM
An event at Harvard Thursday - Please RSVP on the Facebook page. -- Scott `-- c8 ] -------- Original Message -------- Subject: Sarah Doerrer sent you a message: Wondering if a Humanist Event I'm leading this Thursday might be of interest to the group.... Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2 Scott Apr 15, 2012 6:49 AM
Fwd: Unpaid Internship With Book Publisher - Hi, A friend posted this to a SF mailing list. Perhaps someone here would know someone who is interested. -- Scott `-- c8 ] > -------- Original Message -------- > Date: Fri, 13 Apr[masked]:12:14 -0400 > > Hi folks, > > If anyone is inter Scott Apr 13, 2012 7:25 PM
Re: [atheists-331] Walk for Hunger - Also, I will be driving that day and will have my son. I will have room for two additional people and can share the gas. I have a Hyundai Accent, so it'd be pretty cheap. On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 10:52 AM, Tanya Walker Tanya W. Apr 13, 2012 10:53 AM
Re: [atheists-331] Walk for Hunger - CVA Does have their own t-shirts - CafePress makes it easy to print up some - Or we could even do our own with some make-your-own iron on transfers - those don't seem to last through multiple washings, unless you treat them as handwashables/delicates. Tanya W. Apr 13, 2012 10:53 AM
Re: [atheists-331] Walk for Hunger - Not just that --- this would be a great visibility thing.  Could we get t-shirts? Elise On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 10:27 AM, Tanya Walker < tanyawal Elise Apr 13, 2012 10:46 AM
Walk for Hunger - Greeting Tanya W. Apr 13, 2012 10:27 AM
Re: [atheists-331] Looking - Welcome to the group, Doris! -- Scott `-- c8 ] Scott Apr 7, 2012 3:05 PM
Looking - Doris Apr 7, 2012 2:20 PM
Upcoming events I can't make - Hi folks, Can't make the Zombies 'n Pizza party that's coming up. I need to be in New York for family business. Al Phil M. Apr 1, 2012 5:17 PM
best article ever - I just read the best article ever, especially for after studying some quantum mechanics: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04­/01/opinion/sunday/a-quantum-t­heory-of-mitt-romney.html I just bought this guy's book before even realising he was a daily show wr Paul S Apr 1, 2012 12:25 PM
Re: [atheists-331] project implicit - Balancing the scales: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Implicit_Association_Test#Criticism_and_controversy On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 1:33 PM, Phil McGee wrote: > Hi folks, > > Check out https://implicit.harvard.edu/i­mplicit . It w Zachary B. Mar 29, 2012 1:39 PM
project implicit - Hi folks, Check out Phil M. Mar 29, 2012 1:33 PM
Re: [atheists-331] Re: Angie Ryder posted a comment for Reason Rally - Oh no, I'm famous! Thanks Darrick! On 3/28/2012 7:58 PM, Phil McGee wrote: > Oh yes, here he is > > *From:* Darrick Fauvel >> >> Scott, you were definitely on the big video screen, but don't take my >> word for it. >> Scott Mar 28, 2012 9:03 PM
Re: [atheists-331] Re: Angie Ryder posted a comment for Reason Rally - Oh yes, here he is Phil M. Mar 28, 2012 7:57 PM
Re: [atheists-331] Re: Angie Ryder posted a comment for Reason Rally - Scott, you were definitely on the big video screen, but don't take my word for it. I submit to you my evidence. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v­=H9UKTuuTHEg   You Darrick F. Mar 28, 2012 11:57 AM
Re: Angie Ryder posted a comment for Reason Rally - On 3/26/[masked]:49 AM, Angie wrote: > Scott, I believe I spotted you on the Jumbotron! = )" I was told that by Darrick & Lindsay. I was too focused on the speaker to notice. I ran into Amanda Kneif on Monday; she said the number of attendees was Scott Mar 28, 2012 6:45 AM
Fwd: Bus Trip subsidies for Rally for Reason - Hi, If you need help with the Reason Rally bus fare, please read this generous offer from the Greater Boston Humanists. -- Scott -------- Original Message -------- Subject: Bus Trip subsidies for Rally for Reason Date: Tue, 20 Mar[masked]:25:22 Scott Mar 19, 2012 11:04 PM
Schedule and tips for Reason Rally - http://www.patheos.com/blogs/f­riendlyatheist/2012/03/17/tent­ative-schedule-and-tips-for-th­e-reason-rally -- Scott `-- c8 ] Scott Mar 18, 2012 7:49 AM
Re: [atheists-331] GAMOW pictures - Cool! One week from today! Getting psyched for it! I'll be on the bus leaving from Boston! Mark P. Mar 18, 2012 12:17 AM
GAMOW pictures - With the Reason Rally coming soon, I dusted off my pictures from the Godless Americans March On Washington in 2002 and posted them at http://home.comcast.net/~skept­icscott/ Enjoy! -- Scott `-- c8 ] Scott Mar 17, 2012 11:14 PM
My letter to the Globe re: "Pledge" editorial - Hi, I sent this letter to the editor about yesterday's "Pledge" editorial. Please write your own letter, especially if you subscribe. -- Scott `-- c8 ] -------- Original Message -------- Subject: "Pledge" editorial Date: Sun, 11 Mar[masked] Scott Mar 11, 2012 10:23 AM
Reason Rally - For anyone thinking "I'd go if only the bus were cheaper", there are 50% discount bus coupons available for a limited time! http://www.reasonrally.org/201­2/02/01/discounts-for-the-reas­on-rally-buses/ If you're not going, would you consider purchasing Scott Feb 21, 2012 9:21 PM
Re: [Secular Massachusetts] https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/pe­titions/%21/petition... - See the petition below in case you haven't seen it. --Valerie Coffey Sent from IPod On Feb 14, 2012, at 2:11 PM, "Zachary Bos" < not Valerie Feb 19, 2012 11:08 AM
Cranston will not appeal - Apparently the board voted 5-2 to not appeal. The religious mural will come down. freethoughtblogs.com/wwjtd/201­2/02/16/victory-in-cranston/ -- Scott `-- c8 ] Scott Feb 17, 2012 7:07 AM
Randi documentary -- "An Honest Liar" - Hi, I'm looking forward to this documentary on James "The Amazing" Randi. http://www.anhonestliar.com/an­honestliar/Trailer.html If you were at TAM 9 you'll recognize some of the locations they filmed in. -- Scott `-- c8 ] Scott Feb 15, 2012 7:56 AM
Fwd: News on the breaking SOCAS/pledge case in MA - Preview not available Scott Feb 13, 2012 10:39 AM
Latest Atheist Camel rant - Hi fellow atheists, I frequently ge Carlos Feb 2, 2012 2:01 PM
Reason Rally - Hi folks, If you are looking to att Carlos Feb 2, 2012 9:14 AM
Reason Rally Bus Sale - http://reasonrally.org/2012/02­/01/discounts-for-the-reason-r­ally-buses/ They're on sale now! Tanya W. Feb 1, 2012 7:34 PM
NYT - Denisovans - Bonnie W. Jan 31, 2012 8:17 AM
Re: [atheists-331] Events in DC in March - Sorry, it is 23:16.. Red eye! On Jan 29, 2012, at 20:24, Scott wrote: > On 1/29/2012 8:02 PM, Carlos wrote: >> The bus leaves Nashua at 11:16 on March 23 > > Is that a.m. or p.m.? Or rather, is that 1116 or 2316? :-) Carlos Jan 29, 2012 9:54 PM
Re: [atheists-331] Events in DC in March - On 1/29/2012 8:02 PM, Carlos wrote: > The bus leaves Nashua at 11:16 on March 23 Is that a.m. or p.m.? Or rather, is that 1116 or 2316? :-) -- Scott `-- c8 ] Scott Jan 29, 2012 8:24 PM
Re: [atheists-331] Events in DC in March - Hi folks, There is also a bus Carlos Jan 29, 2012 8:01 PM
Re: [atheists-331] Hello fellow atheists! - Re: "What are you going to do for the atheist voters?" I'll ask about it during my lobby visits during the Lobby Day of Reason. -- Scott `-- c8 ] Scott Jan 29, 2012 7:19 PM
Events in DC in March - Friday 23 March: Lobby Day for Reason http://secular.org/ReasonLobby­ Saturday 23 March: The Reason Rally http://reasonrally.org/ Sunday 25 - Monday 26 March: American Atheist Convention http://www.atheists.org/events­/2012_National_Convention Tanya W Scott Jan 29, 2012 6:58 PM
Hello fellow atheists! - First off, the Reason Rally is quickly approaching! If you don't want to fly or drive on your own, there is the Reason Rally Bus: Tanya W. Jan 28, 2012 1:28 PM
Supporting Jessica Ahlquist in Cranston, RI, tomorrow - Zac posted about it on the Boston Atheist mailing list: > And what's more, get everyone you can, in every group there is, to turn out > at this meeting. Steve Ahlquist's op-ed Saturday's issue of the Providence > Journal (http://bit.ly/zTYfk3) might Scott Jan 24, 2012 6:27 PM
Evil Little Thing t-shirts - Hi, Rhode Island state Representative Peter Palumbo called Jessica Ahlquist an "evil little thing" after the court ruled in her favor on her challenge against a prayer banner hanging in her school ( http://ffrf.org/news/action/je­ssica-ahlquist-needs-y Scott Jan 20, 2012 4:48 PM
NYT - religion & economic inequality - Bonnie W. Jan 18, 2012 8:42 AM
Lending Library web app is back up :) - Hi everybody, The lending library web app is back up on http://atheist.cowcastle.com I was running this a few years ago, but it didn't take off. Then my friend stopped keeping his domain, and then I moved and didn't have a server for a while, but n Paul S Jan 7, 2012 1:42 PM
Webcomic on picking and choosing from holy texts - Tony Piro's "Calamities of Nature" is a good strip and often pokes fun at religion. Today's strip is one of them. Be sure to hover your mouse over the strip for pop-up humor. http://www.calamitiesofnature.­com/archive/?c=629 -- Scott `-- c8 ] Scott Jan 2, 2012 7:52 AM
What a way to stop believing in Santa! - "I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him at a store and he asked for my autograph." - Shirley Temple -- Scott `-- c8 ] Scott Dec 25, 2011 11:30 AM
Pictures from FFRF convention - The FFRF put up a slide show of pictures from their convention in Hartford in October. http://ffrf.org/outreach/conve­ntion/past-conventions/2011-co­nvention-hartford-connecticut/­ Some of the Lowell area contingent: https://picasaweb.google.com/1­13363 Scott Dec 20, 2011 8:31 PM
Re: [atheists-331] NYT stops presses to put in Hitchens obituary - thank you for the info on hitch, i will miss him. On Dec 16, 2011, at 6:41 AM, Scott wrote: > http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2011/12/hitchens-dead-at-62-new-york-times-redraws-a1-for-obit/250093/ > > And another obituary: > http://m charles w. Dec 16, 2011 7:30 PM
NYT stops presses to put in Hitchens obituary - http://www.theatlantic.com/nat­ional/archive/2011/12/hitchens­-dead-at-62-new-york-times-red­raws-a1-for-obit/250093/ And another obituary: http://m.guardian.co.uk/ms/p/g­nm/op/sW_dvPFFGo439CuuCukyCgg/­view.m?id=15&gid=books/2011/de­c/16/christopher-hitchen Scott Dec 16, 2011 6:41 AM
Christopher Hitchens has died - http://richarddawkins.net/arti­cles/644246-christopher-hitche­ns-obituaries http://www.vanityfair.com/onli­ne/daily/2011/12/In-Memoriam-C­hristopher-Hitchens-19492011 I'm going to rewatch some of the DVDs with his talks at TAM. -- Scott `-- c8 ] Scott Dec 16, 2011 6:27 AM
Re: [atheists-331] In yesterday's Globe - This guy seems to think that saying something is inappropriate, as a fan, is somehow "wanting to control everything." Sent from my Droid Charge on Verizon 4GLTE ------Original Message------ From: Scott To: Phil M. Dec 16, 2011 12:02 AM
Re: [atheists-331] In yesterday's Globe - Most Christians ignore the whole "Lord's Prayer, pray in secret" thing that Jesus commanded. And they confuse "inappropriate" with "absolutely wrong" in these kinds of cases.  Thus, when an Atheist say a religious activit Les Dec 15, 2011 1:06 PM
In yesterday's Globe - Did anyone else see this letter http://www.boston.com/bostongl­obe/editorial_opinion/letters/­articles/2011/12/14/like_other­_fanatics_atheists_come_down_f­rom_on_high/ and this article http://www.boston.com/news/nat­ion/articles/2011/12/14/atheis­t_mess Scott Dec 15, 2011 8:02 AM
Topic for Sunday - We've had meetings about how to deal with religious relatives during the holiday season. This year let's be positive: how have you had fun celebrating the holiday season? -- Scott `-- c8 ] Scott Dec 14, 2011 7:17 AM
Re: [atheists-331] Fwd: TOMORROW: Free magic show for non-believers in Leominster - Sounds like a good show for kids. Magic isn't real, and it's just for fun is a great way to start the show. Phil M. Nov 20, 2011 8:21 PM
Fwd: TOMORROW: Free magic show for non-believers in Leominster - Preview not available Scott Nov 19, 2011 3:59 PM
Re: [atheists-331] If you haven't seen this yet... Occupy Wall Street and damage to religious statue - I' Mark P. Oct 19, 2011 8:53 AM
If you haven't seen this yet... Occupy Wall Street and damage to religious statue - user 1. Oct 19, 2011 12:33 AM
Re: [atheists-331] Globe - Epstein - Good doesn't require a "Master". Fayth H. Oct 17, 2011 3:13 PM
RE: [atheists-331] Globe - Epstein - How about: "One should not need fear or reward to be good. It is just the right behavior." -----Original Message----- From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of Barry Walker Sent: Monday, October 17,[masked]:21 A user 1. Oct 17, 2011 11:34 AM
Re: [atheists-331] Globe - Epstein - I suggest: "If you're good only because you fear punishment or expect reward, then you're not moral; you're obedient." On Oct 17, 2011, at 10:41 AM, Scott wrote: > At the recent FFRF convention it was suggested that we drop the "good without god" Barry W. Oct 17, 2011 11:18 AM
Re: [atheists-331] Globe - Epstein - At the recent FFRF convention it was suggested that we drop the "good without god" phrasing because it cedes a point to theists. They're assumed to be good because they have a god. We have to argue that we're good too. I prefer something like "I'm g Scott Oct 17, 2011 10:41 AM
Globe - Epstein - Nonbelievers striving for humanist connections Bonnie W. Oct 17, 2011 7:57 AM
Re: My FFRF Billboard is Now Live! - Hi Paul, > I was disappointed that the titles are limited to a pre-chosen set. It's a pretty thorough list of titles though, isn't it? If the FFRF forgot one, send them an email and perhaps they'll update it. > but I didn't know Carlin's estate's Scott Oct 15, 2011 9:13 AM
Re: My FFRF Billboard is Now Live! - I looked at the site from my motel during the convention. I was disappointed that the titles are limited to a pre-chosen set. I wanted to make          My god has a bigger dick than your god!          -- George Carlin   Paul S Oct 15, 2011 9:02 AM
Meetup details changed: Sunday Morning Topical Meeting - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/lowellat­heists/events/34836772/ The topic is the recent Freedom From Religion Foun Scott Oct 12, 2011 10:02 AM
Secular events in Boston; articles on the rise of American secularism; and more of interest - Preview not available Zachary B. Oct 8, 2011 1:34 PM
RE: [atheists-331] Just sharing a bit - Angie R. Oct 7, 2011 10:17 AM
Re: [atheists-331] Just sharing a bit - > I won a little Richard Dawkins Caption Contest on The American Humanist online website. Congratulations Fayth! You'll have to tell us which book you won. -- Scott `-- c8 ] Scott Oct 7, 2011 7:45 AM
Just sharing a bit - Hi I won a little Richard Dawkins Caption Contest on The American Humanist online website. Fayth H. Oct 7, 2011 7:38 AM
Religion is like a penis billboard - A friend just sent this to me. I don't know whe Carlos Oct 2, 2011 4:15 PM
if Jesus caught the zombie virus for the resurrection..... - Fayth H. Sep 26, 2011 6:49 PM
great atheist merchandise - Fayth H. Sep 24, 2011 8:03 AM
Watch the first ever 24-hour marathon broadcast of The Skeptics Guide to the Universe - Preview not available user 1. Sep 24, 2011 12:00 AM
NYT - Richard Dawkins - Bonnie W. Sep 20, 2011 9:17 AM
Penn Jillette's book & signing - Hi everyone, The book and ticket have been claimed. -- Scott `-- c8 ] Scott Sep 16, 2011 6:25 AM
Penn Jillette's book & signing - Hi everyone, Penn Jillette is reading from signing his new book in Boston Saturday. The only way to get a ticket to the reading was to buy a copy from the bookstore. I already have the book, and I got two tickets when I bought the book, so I've got a Scott Sep 15, 2011 10:01 PM
Penn Jillette booksigning - Hi everyone, Penn just tweeted that he'll be signing his "God, No!" at Brookline Booksmith at 7pm on Saturday, 17 September. I'm going to try to make it to both the reading and the signing. From http://www.brooklinebooksmith-­shop.com/event/penn-ji Scott Sep 5, 2011 10:39 PM
FFRF convention schedule - The schedule for next month's FFRF convention is at http://www.ffrf.org/outreach/c­onvention/convention-schedule/­ It looks like it's possible to commute. Friday's events start at 1900 and Saturday's at 0930. If not commuting, and if you're not going t Scott Sep 5, 2011 8:22 AM
FFRF convention - Hi everyone, The Freedom From Religion Foundation's convention will be in Hartford in just one month! http://www.meetup.com/lowellat­heists/events/17379284/ The rate at the Marriott is $159 for 1-4 people, and parking is $19 per day. I checked Exped Scott Sep 4, 2011 9:42 PM
Pastor Wants National Registry for Atheists - http://freethoughtblogs.com/di­spatches/2011/08/30/pastor-wan­ts-national-registry-for-athei­sts/ Carlos Aug 31, 2011 8:29 AM
Re: [atheists-331] "Dear Margo" letter of 26 August - Thanks Scott. I just emailed Margo. ~Darrick On Sat, Aug 27, 2011 at 9:30 AM, Scott < [address removed] > wrote: Darrick F. Aug 27, 2011 10:24 AM
"Dear Margo" letter of 26 August - Hi everyone, Did anyone else see the second letter and response in "Dear Margo" in the Globe yesterday? A person wrote in, saying she wouldn't read the column any more because the column writer has said homosexuality is OK, but the person says the "B Scott Aug 27, 2011 9:30 AM
James Randi Educational Foundation on ABC Primetime Nightline, Wed., 10pm - Hi everyone, Banachek and Jamy Ian Swiss spoke about this at TAM9, but at the time they didn't know when it would air. The JREF tested many NYC "storefront" psychics. (That's Banachek in the vest seated at the table in the second picture.) It looks li Scott Aug 16, 2011 11:49 AM
Re: [atheists-331] Venue change - Panera much better location. On Jul 30, 2011, at 8:49 AM, Paul R < [address removed] > wrote: user 9. Jul 30, 2011 8:59 AM
Re: [atheists-331] Venue change - But I had a Linux question th Paul S Jul 30, 2011 8:49 AM
Venue change - Hi everyone, We've had a lack of parking the last two times at the Java Room, so we're going to have this month's social meeting at Panera Bread in Chelmsford. That's where we have the monthly topical meeting. -- Scott `-- c8 ] Scott Jul 29, 2011 10:25 PM
interesting article - Bonnie W. Dec 14, 2010 7:21 AM

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