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Re: [atheists-494] Origins - Whether or not God's nonexistence can be proven (or empirically supported) depends on how the term "God" is defined. As I listen to theists do "God-talk," most of them seem to mean by the term some Ted D. Feb 28, 2013 10:29 AM
Re: RE: [atheists-494] Origins - thanks to those of u who responded to my query. very interesting ideas. i was particularly impressed by bill whitlock's responce. specifically the follo phil o. Feb 28, 2013 7:26 AM
Re: [atheists-494] Origins - Preview not available Stephan F. Feb 28, 2013 5:51 AM
Re: [atheists-494] Origins - Preview not available A. S. M. Feb 27, 2013 10:33 PM
RE: [atheists-494] Origins - Message Bill W. Feb 27, 2013 10:25 PM
Re: [atheists-494] Origins - Preview not available A. S. M. Feb 27, 2013 9:54 PM
Re: [atheists-494] Origins - Seems to me we are burdened with a mind that only understands beginnings and endings. There is probably a perfect explanation that our minds are not exactly evolved enough to comprehend. Kind of like thinking the planet is flat or that we are the cen Stephan F. Feb 27, 2013 7:42 PM
RE: [atheists-494] Origins - Did time have beginning? If it did, then it could not possibly have been deliberately created, since a creator must always exist in time BEFORE his creation (which is impossible if the creation is time itself). Ted D. Feb 27, 2013 11:46 AM
RE: [atheists-494] Working with the Reality-Challenged - Message Bill W. Feb 27, 2013 10:37 AM
Re: [atheists-494] FW: Pope's Resignation Breakfast - Love it!!!! Lisa Done On F Lisa D. Feb 27, 2013 10:35 AM
Re: [atheists-494] Re: Origins of the Cosmos - There is a short video of Lawrence Krauss explaining the universe from nothing. You Steve W. Feb 27, 2013 10:24 AM
Re: Origins of the Cosmos - For those who are interested in scientific explanations of the Origins of the Cosmos, Stuart Feb 27, 2013 10:17 AM
Re: [atheists-494] Working with the Reality-Challenged - The Big Bang theory is the prevailing model. All matter was compressed into a single point, but it exploded from it. No matter was created or destr A. S. M. Feb 27, 2013 10:05 AM
Re: Re: [atheists-494] Working with the Reality-Challenged - my name is phil. just wondering (haven't made a meeting yet), do you have a theory as to the origin of the cosmos? phil o. Feb 27, 2013 9:24 AM
to deal or not to deal with theists is the question - Gosta I. Feb 27, 2013 7:30 AM
Re: [atheists-494] Working with the Reality-Challenged - You're missing an exceptional proselytizing opportunity. I think you should reach out to him and l Stuart Feb 27, 2013 5:49 AM
Re: [atheists-494] Working with the Reality-Challenged - I would think that he's trying to figure out where you stand. I'm a dyed in the wool liberal and assume that anybody who can reason and talk intelligently is a liberal as well. I ended up engaging two blond dude surfers once -when I could actually look Stephan F. Feb 27, 2013 5:40 AM
Re: [atheists-494] Working with the Reality-Challenged - Craziness can be in the eye of the beholder. As I over the last 20 plus years have changed from an extremely devout essentially happy Mormon to an atheist I can have conflicting thoughts regarding others religiosity. They are deluded. How can someone bel Lisa D. Feb 27, 2013 12:29 AM
Re: [atheists-494] Working with the Reality-Challenged - Some of what I hear is how to respond to the "outrage" of his quoted statements. In this context a mass mailing. Not really worth a response. Put it in your circular file. Then as Stan says it depends on how much you expected a partnership and how close t Francisco Feb 26, 2013 6:57 PM
FW: Pope's Resignation Breakfast - stan k. Feb 26, 2013 4:43 PM
RE: [atheists-494] Working with the Reality-Challenged - I'm currently a semi-retired teacher. I spent most of my working life working closely with people who believed in a god, often tried to "bring their students to Christ," tried to get students to pray, told students that the solution to their problems stan k. Feb 26, 2013 4:32 PM
Working with the Reality-Challenged - Hello everyone, just wanted to reach out to my atheist support group with a quandary I've been puzzling over. Do you let a person's "religiosity" influence whether or not you're going to work with them? This is not a legal question; this is an e Reverend S. Feb 26, 2013 11:50 AM
upcoming events -   Upcoming Events of Interest   Atheists United General Meeting, Feb 24, 2013. We will be showing the Julia Sweeny Video   “Letting Go Of God”. Meeting Atheists U. Feb 22, 2013 10:11 PM
Meetup details changed: The Ventura Atheists Meetup Group Monthly Meetup-Ted Drange - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/venturaa­theists/events/100956322/ Group Member Ted Drange will give his talk, "A Brian P. Feb 22, 2013 9:39 AM
(no subject) - Leta (long e. Feb 12, 2013 9:06 AM
upcoming events - Atheists United is hosting a great event this Sunday at 11am. Richard Wade on the topic of Atheists U. Jan 23, 2013 8:53 PM
upcoming events -   Monthly Meeting: Winter Solstice party, charades & great food! Event date: Sunday, December 23rd, 2012. Atheists U. Dec 16, 2012 8:35 PM
The Ventura Atheists Meetup Group Monthly Meetup: Stan Kohls - Ventura Atheists program tonight is a talk by Stan Kohls. From Stan: On Mon. 11/26, I’ll be giving a talk entitled, “A Lifelong Atheist takes a loving look at the Bible.” I’ll look at the Old Testament (Torah, etc.) as primitive Brian P. Nov 26, 2012 3:39 PM
atheist talks on the Bible - stan k. Nov 25, 2012 8:11 PM
upcoming events and announcements -   Upcoming Events Atheists United General Meeting Sunday, November 25th, 2012 The Invention of Lying takes place in a world where everyone tel Atheists U. Nov 22, 2012 12:08 PM
Re: [atheists-494] fox (non) news et. al. - There appears to have been a miscommunication of my stance on Paul Krugman and Thomas Freidman, due to some errors in how I wrote the previous mess A. S. M. Nov 8, 2012 3:35 PM
Re: [atheists-494] fox (non) news et. al. - Stephen,  re Gus The  Atheist I think  (hope)  the message I received from him was indeed meant to go to this list; his response addressed issues others were sharing and seemed disproportionate to my reply where I Grace Nov 8, 2012 11:39 AM
Re: [atheists-494] fox (non) news et. al. - Preview not available Stephan F. Nov 8, 2012 11:03 AM
Re: [atheists-494] fox (non) news et. al. - I think I generally understand the use of the terms 'right-wing' and 'left-w Stuart Nov 8, 2012 10:21 AM
Re: [atheists-494] fox (non) news et. al. - Preview not available A. S. M. Nov 7, 2012 9:53 PM
Re: [atheists-494] fox (non) news et. al. - Shawn, u are mistaking me for the man who wrote to me. Please see the email response i sent beneath his rant.  On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 7:42 PM, Shawn < Grace Nov 7, 2012 7:53 PM
Re: [atheists-494] fox (non) news et. al. - Grace, Shawn Nov 7, 2012 7:42 PM
Re: [atheists-494] fox (non) news et. al. - But Glenn Beck hasn't been on Fox News for months. I'd Stuart Nov 7, 2012 7:08 PM
Re: [atheists-494] fox (non) news et. al. - Hi folks, Grace Nov 7, 2012 7:06 PM
Re: [atheists-494] fox (non) news et. al. - Preview not available A. S. M. Nov 7, 2012 6:36 PM
Re: [atheists-494] fox (non) news et. al. - I've legitimately lost friends who have been brainwashed by FOX. I attempt to show actual facts and evidence backed up with data and scientific articl Shawn Nov 7, 2012 5:12 PM
Re: [atheists-494] fox (non) news et. al. - I love these postings my parents smart and decent people are totally in love with Fox News and OReilly... On this they won't listen to reason it's Lisa D. Nov 7, 2012 1:07 PM
Re: [atheists-494] fox (non) news et. al. - Hi Rob! Oh boy, I goofed- I meant to address my comment to Stan ! LOL  But you just made some great points too....would be great for all of us to write on this!  Yo, Stan.... please re-read my comment ! PS Rob, Glad you enjoy the FB posts! Grace Nov 7, 2012 11:44 AM
Re: [atheists-494] fox (non) news et. al. - Hi Grace. I think this is an important issue. Ever since the su Rob T. Nov 7, 2012 11:36 AM
Re: [atheists-494] fox (non) news et. al. - Hi Rob, Would you consider submitting this as an editorial piece to a few local and even national news outlets? I think it has  potential to start an important conversation amongst Fox viewers -especially for those who feel uncomfortable with  Grace Nov 7, 2012 10:43 AM
Re: [atheists-494] fox (non) news et. al. - Preview not available Stephan F. Nov 7, 2012 9:40 AM
Re: [atheists-494] fox (non) news et. al. - Preview not available Rob Nov 7, 2012 8:48 AM
Re: [atheists-494] fox (non) news et. al. - Watching Fox news lastnight -- (for more than ten seconds -- the first time that's happened since ~ 2000 when I watched the "Fair and Balanced" host Sheppard Smith slash an interview with total contrived nonsense) -- brought such joy. I'm not please Tim T. Nov 7, 2012 8:48 AM
Re: [atheists-494] fox (non) news et. al. - I have watched my retired in-laws go from moderate to over-the-top irrational and angry Republicans over t Stuart Nov 7, 2012 7:49 AM
fox (non) news et. al. - stan k. Nov 7, 2012 1:31 AM
Re: [atheists-494] Food Drive - I think this is a grand idea, but I am not going to drive 100 miles from Ventura to Santa Monica and back to drop off some cann George V. Nov 1, 2012 8:59 PM
Food Drive -   Atheists United Food Drive   Thank A Farmer Food Drive, Atheists United is having a Food Drive for Thanksgiving where they will donate canned Atheists U. Nov 1, 2012 8:48 PM
Meetup Cancelled: The Ventura Atheists Meetup Group Monthly Meetup - The Ventura Atheists Meetup Group Monthly Meetup, scheduled to occur on Monday, October 22,[masked]:00 PM has been cancelled. Please update your plans accordingly. I don't like to do this often, but I've heard a bit of feedback on our meeting be Brian P. Oct 22, 2012 10:19 AM
Dear religion... - stan k. Oct 21, 2012 2:37 AM
Cancelling my talk 10/22 - stan k. Oct 20, 2012 6:05 PM
upcoming events and announcements -   Upcoming Events of Interest     Atheists United General Meeting, Oct 28, 2012 at 11 AM. Online Talk Show host Atheists U. Oct 19, 2012 7:23 PM
Meetup details changed: The Ventura Atheists Meetup Group Monthly Meetup - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/venturaa­theists/events/80651412/ When : Monday, September 24, 201 Brian P. Sep 24, 2012 1:53 PM
upcoming events and announcements -   Atheists United upcoming events Atheists United 30th Anniversary Since 1982, Atheists United has been a pillar of Southern California� Atheists U. Sep 19, 2012 8:32 PM
BBC E-mail: Birds hold &#039;funerals&#039; for dead - Rob saw this story on the BBC News website and thought you should see it. ** Birds hold 'funerals' for dead ** When they encounter a fallen bird, western scrub jays call out and gather around the body, scientists discover. Rob Aug 31, 2012 9:50 PM
Atheists United upcoming events and announcements -     Upcoming events from Atheists United, our parent organization. This Sunday at 11am Sh Atheists U. Aug 24, 2012 9:00 PM
RE: [atheists-494] Monday August 27 Meetings - Message Bill W. Aug 24, 2012 11:18 AM
Monday August 27 Meetings - Hey All, In the regular meeting rotation o­f the Ventura Atheists, we are scheduled to watch a video during our meeting. If you'd like to suggest a video or movie to watch, please reply to this e-mail or post it in the meeting disc Brian P. Aug 23, 2012 7:58 PM
Meetup details changed: The Ventura Atheists Meetup Group Monthly Meetup - Michael Khalili, new president for Atheists United is coming to speak to the Ventura Atheists and bringing a cake to celebrate Atheists United's 30th anniversary. I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: Brian P. Jul 21, 2012 6:42 PM
event reminders -   Sex and Secularism: What 10,000 secularists say about their sexuality Atheists U. Jul 20, 2012 8:18 PM
Meetup details changed: The Ventura Atheists Meetup Group Monthly Meetup - Hello Ventura Atheists, I'm Michael Khalili, president of Atheists United , Ventura Atheists parent organization. I'm coming to visit and get to know everyone this month. Also, this year Ath Michael K. Jul 20, 2012 4:01 PM
So Cal Camp Quest Needs a Nurse! Please Forward! - Brian P. Jul 2, 2012 11:32 PM
Leo Igwe speaking -   Saturday, July 7, 2012 3:00 PM At Atheists U. Jul 2, 2012 8:57 PM
Action Alert -   Last month we spoke to the Santa Monica City Council about the annual religiously themed Winter Display. On Tuesday, they're going to discuss it again. T Atheists U. Jun 9, 2012 8:20 AM
Re: [atheists-494] Monday May 28 Meeting Anyone willing to organize? - Will there be a meeting tonight? I have not heard about anyone stepping up to replace Brian. Ted Drange At 11:46 AM 5/26/2012, Brian wrote: Ted D. May 28, 2012 9:54 AM
(no subject) - Please drop me from the membership list. Gilbert Cuevas Sent from my iPad Gilbert G. C. May 26, 2012 2:29 PM
Monday May 28 Meeting Anyone willing to organize? - Hey All,   I am unable to attend Monday's meeting.  I need someone to help organize.   This would entail getting the key from me, opeing up the place, helping set up the video and generally welcoming everyone. Als Brian P. May 26, 2012 11:46 AM
Church State Seperation Action Alert -   Join fellow atheists at the Santa Monica City Council meeting to fight against religious displays on public land. On Tuesday, May 22nd, the Santa Monica Atheists U. May 19, 2012 7:49 PM
event reminders -   Greetings to all there are two events to make note of in the next few weeks Sunday May 27, 2012 Atheists United General Meeting Movie – C Atheists U. May 12, 2012 8:11 AM
upcoming events and announcements -   Hello to all, I would like to remind you of some events that are happening for Atheists United this weekend, April 20 to April 22. Hope you can attend at least one of them. They are all quiet interesting. The first is the Los Angeles Atheists U. Apr 19, 2012 7:34 PM
Re: [atheists-494] Help Me Build a Summer Camp for Freethinkers! - Brian, Thanks for the opportunity and service. On Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 10:55 AM, Brian Parra < [address removed] > wrote: Debee B. Apr 2, 2012 6:31 PM
Help Me Build a Summer Camp for Freethinkers! - Hello! Brian P. Apr 2, 2012 10:55 AM
Meetup details changed: The Ventura Atheists Meetup Group Monthly Meetup - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/venturaa­theists/events/54860392/ When : Monday, March 26,[masked]: Brian P. Mar 26, 2012 9:02 AM
upcoming events and announcements - This Friday - Reason Rally Dinner In Washington D.C. If you’re going to the Reason Rally in Washington D.C. then join us for dinner on Friday n Atheists U. Mar 22, 2012 4:55 PM
Fwd: Fw: just for giggles - Preview not available Rob Mar 18, 2012 7:10 PM
Atheist United General Meeting - Greetings All Just a reminder of two things coming up. The first is Katherine Stewart is speaking at Heritic House on Wednesday, March 7th 7:30pm until 9pm, on the topic of The Christian Right's Stealth Assault on America's Children. The second is Athe Atheists U. Mar 5, 2012 8:11 PM
Correction: Reason Rally 3/24/2012 - Preview not available Andrew Feb 20, 2012 8:41 PM
Event of National Importance 3/24/2011 - Preview not available Andrew Feb 20, 2012 8:23 PM
RE: [atheists-494] atheists united general meetings - user 2. Dec 21, 2011 8:39 AM
atheists united general meetings - Our Winter Solstice party is on Sunday, December 25. (It’s just a coincidence that the fourth Sunday in December happens to fall on the day we all celebrate the birthday of Isaac Newton). We’ll have a sing-along, led by Diane Hart a Atheists U. Dec 20, 2011 10:25 PM
RE: [atheists-494] movie "The Ledge" hit close to home. - Jim T. Dec 1, 2011 10:23 PM
RE: [atheists-494] movie "The Ledge" hit close to home. - Sometimes it goes wrong. But everybody has to trust martin j. Nov 28, 2011 10:37 PM
movie "The Ledge" hit close to home. - Wow, I thought this movie was done well, but it was difficult for me to watch. I have been a relationship with a married but separated woman before, so I can relate to the main character in some sense; but I have also been cheated on by my wife (previous, Rob Nov 28, 2011 10:21 PM
Meetup details changed: The Ventura Atheists Meetup Group Monthly Meetup - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/venturaa­theists/events/38716732/ This meeting we are watching th Brian P. Nov 27, 2011 8:50 PM
this has been your time to shine!! - Hello literally never give up fortune when this's just around the corner danielle g. Oct 26, 2011 10:14 PM
Re: no more strict deadlines! - hey i have full control over my fortune danielle g. Oct 24, 2011 2:35 AM
Meetup details changed: Our Atheist Heritage: The Enlightenment, presented by Stuart Bechman - I've updated the details for our October Meetup at the EP Foster Library. To see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/venturaa­theists/events/36051672/ When Stuart Oct 19, 2011 8:58 PM
Meetup details changed: Atheists United General Meeting - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/venturaa­theists/events/37563892/ When : Sunday, October 23,[masked] Atheists U. Oct 18, 2011 7:23 PM
AIDS walk - Greetings to all of you I would like to remind every one about the AIDS walk Los Angeles coming up this Oct 16. this is truly a worthy cause that Atheists United has participated in for quiet some time. Please sign up to participate. The directions on Atheists U. Oct 4, 2011 7:42 PM
RE: [atheists-494] Meetup details changed: The Ventura Atheists Meetup Group Monthly Meetup - A revelation. But not surprising. Nicaragua, martin j. Sep 26, 2011 10:10 PM
Re: [atheists-494] Meetup details changed: The Ventura Atheists Meetup Group Monthly Meetup - Hey, it's Stevo -- I just wanted to follow up on the discussion from dinner tonight about Reverend S. Sep 26, 2011 10:00 PM
Re: [atheists-494] Meetup details changed: The Ventura Atheists Meetup Group Monthly Meetup - Thanks for posting, Brian. George V. Sep 26, 2011 3:53 PM
Meetup details changed: The Ventura Atheists Meetup Group Monthly Meetup - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/venturaa­theists/events/30297091/ When : Monday, September 26, 201 Brian P. Sep 26, 2011 11:20 AM
Re: [atheists-494] Meetup details changed: The Ventura Atheists Meetup Group Monthly Meetup - Re: [atheists-494] Meetup details changed: The Ventura Atheists Meetup Group Monthly Meetup Kool! On 8/22/11 3:29 PM, "Brian Parra&quo Jack K. Aug 22, 2011 3:31 PM
Meetup details changed: The Ventura Atheists Meetup Group Monthly Meetup - Movie Night: showing PAUL (hilarious and irreverent comedy about a runaway atheistic alien.) R Rating for language. I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: Brian P. Aug 22, 2011 3:29 PM
Re: RE: [atheists-494] Church-state ruckus in Simi Valley - I know when I was on the pirate ship Enterprise we took some good booty for his/her noodely appendages. Shawn's Phone. Shawn Jul 29, 2011 7:38 PM

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