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Re: [atheists-531] Capital Pride and More - I'd love to get some name tags made... but I've got several people who have said they're interested without actually RSVPing. I wouldn't want you to spend a bunch of dough on nametags that go unused. Mike May 30, 2013 12:00 AM
Re: [atheists-531] Pride Festival update - Hi! Sorry I didn't respond before - I think I missed your messages somehow. We're not registered for the parade, so we won't be marching, but if you'd like to help at our table, that's great! Could you send me ( Mike May 29, 2013 9:16 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Troll - Wow, that troll statue was actually used in the movie 10 Things I Hate About You!  How neat! On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 5:58 PM, Aaron C Mollenkopf < Michele W. May 29, 2013 6:16 PM
RE: [atheists-531] Troll - But, who could replace her on the intelligence committee? Wait...a Aaron C M. May 29, 2013 5:58 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Pride Festival update - Hi Mike, I plan to be there and help you out at the Pride Festival in Albany. I have been waiting for you t douglas k. May 29, 2013 5:49 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Troll - Praise the Lord? How interesting. Rev. Valerie Mapstone Ackerman Sent from my iPhone On May 29, 2013, at 11:11 AM, Mike < millennial@gma Valerie Mapstone A. May 29, 2013 11:34 AM
Re: [atheists-531] Troll - I think a "hallelujah" might be appropriate here. On May 29,[masked]:03 AM, "Bill von Achen" < [address removed] > wrote: Mike May 29, 2013 11:11 AM
Re: [atheists-531] Troll - Continuing with the troll theme, everyone hear about Bachmann? To wit: http://www.latimes.com/news/po­litics/l Bill von A. May 29, 2013 10:03 AM
Re: [atheists-531] Troll - That's pretty much what I figure they look like in real life.  On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 8:19 AM, Jim Donnellan < Dave H. May 29, 2013 10:01 AM
Re: [atheists-531] Pride Festival update - The flier I attached a few days ago actually makes the point that major social efforts -- such as the civil rights movement several decades back, the women's rights/ERA movement, and very much the gay rights movement -- are th Hank F. May 29, 2013 9:24 AM
Re: [atheists-531] Pride Festival update - Beautiful Eden! I want to go on record as pro-gay...and pro-heterosexual...and pro-bisexual...and pro-transgender....and really just pro-human being a human. Valerie Mapstone A. May 29, 2013 8:28 AM
Troll - Jim D. May 29, 2013 8:19 AM
Re: [atheists-531] Pride Festival update - There once was a wack-job named Rick Who ranted and whined like a prick That rational types Would support gay rights Made Rick's toxic schtick need heimlich! Just popped into my head... On 5/29/[masked]:00 AM, Mike wrote: > > Actually, a quick Blaise H. May 29, 2013 12:31 AM
Re: [atheists-531] Pride Festival update - Actually, a quick bit of Googling makes him appear legitimate... But he's apparently looking for mosques in the area?? Okey dokey. On May 28,[masked]:57 PM, "Mike" < Mike May 29, 2013 12:00 AM
Re: [atheists-531] Pride Festival update - You're probably right. On May 28,[masked]:54 PM, "Joseph MacDonald" < [address removed] > wrote: Mike May 28, 2013 11:57 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Pride Festival update - Okay then. Bye bye now. We'll sure miss you at all zero of the meetups you ever planned on attending. On May 28,[masked]:03 PM, "Richard Midgette" < rickmid Mike May 28, 2013 11:54 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Pride Festival update - Sorry, but I had to jump in here. I think that Richard Midgette is a troll. This type of trolling has been happening Joseph M. May 28, 2013 11:42 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Pride Festival update - Richard Midgette wrote: Eden May 28, 2013 11:37 PM
RE: [atheists-531] Pride Festival update - Pro-gay? More like anti-bigotry and hatred. Also, in Capital Region Atheists & Aaron C M. May 28, 2013 11:21 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Pride Festival update - LOL ... the 1950s called, they want their understanding of sexual orientation back. "I'm not convinced that faith can move mountains, but I've seen what it can do to skyscrapers. Bill von A. May 28, 2013 11:11 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Pride Festival update - Risa S. May 28, 2013 11:08 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Pride Festival update - This is what I thought when I saw the title Capital Pride and the reason I will have nothing to do with the group. You are pro gay. My reasons for joining the group had to do with meeting people w Richard M. May 28, 2013 11:00 PM
Pride Festival update - Hi everyone! We got some goodies for the pride festival from American Atheists and the LGBT Humanist Council: http://imgur.com/a/BOhOa We're still looking for literature that's specifically about our group. It doesn't have to be anythin Mike May 28, 2013 10:38 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Capital Pride and More - Oh, yeah: I'm also able to design name tags. I have to go to Staples or such to print and laminate them, but if they're wanted, I can do them (um, except *I* can't pay for them right now). Note that this particular des Hank F. May 27, 2013 3:17 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Capital Pride and More - Preview not available Hank S. May 27, 2013 2:54 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Capital Pride and More - Preview not available Mike May 27, 2013 12:41 PM
Capital Pride and More - Preview not available Hank F. May 27, 2013 10:12 AM
Pride Festival Meeting Notes - Hi everyone! I've assembled my notes from last night's meeting about our presence at the Capital Pride Festival. You can view and comment on them online: https://docs.google.com/file/d­/0B75qI8QHLuOweW50bmNYcUpTNVE/­edit?usp=sharing This Mike May 17, 2013 8:50 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Capital Pride Festival, Take 2 - Thanks for suggesting and planning this, Mike! I would like to help represent. I think mondays and Wednesdays might be best for me in general.  Erin May 7, 2013 10:20 AM
Re: [atheists-531] Capital Pride Festival, Take 2 - Even better! Seems like the sort of thing a kitty is good for. On Tue, May 7, 2013 at 9:41 AM, Risa Scranton < risab Mike May 7, 2013 9:43 AM
Re: [atheists-531] Capital Pride Festival, Take 2 - Risa S. May 7, 2013 9:40 AM
Re: [atheists-531] Capital Pride Festival, Take 2 - By the way, the registration fee is $50. I figure we can split the cost between whoever goes, so the more the merrier! I'll front the $50 for now, though, just so we can be sure to get it in by the deadline this Friday. Mike May 7, 2013 9:19 AM
Capital Pride Festival, Take 2 - OK, folks. Here's an update: I've got the registration form filled out, but I need the phone number and signature of somebody who knows they'll be there on the 9th. I'd also like to set up a meetup t Mike May 7, 2013 9:17 AM
Re: [atheists-531] Capital Pride festival - Preview not available J. Michael M. May 5, 2013 1:46 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Capital Pride festival - Risa: You bring up several very good points! And I'd like to do a blog post on them. Would you object to my quoting your response, without (or with) your name attached? Hank Hank F. May 5, 2013 12:17 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Capital Pride festival - Risa S. May 5, 2013 10:14 AM
Free Religious Association - I was asked to post the link to the facebook page for Free Religious Association. I know the very name is a barrier to som Valerie Mapstone A. May 4, 2013 7:00 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Capital Pride festival - Risa and others, in relation to this extended discussion, I'd be interested in your thoughts on this post: Beta Culture: 13 Ear Hank S. May 4, 2013 6:26 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Capital Pride festival - Ive been watching this conversation about atheism, agnosticism, humanism, etc. etc. and frankly I find it very, very interesting. Its hard for me to understand how anyone drawn to this conversation because of their beliefs or non-belie eric l. May 4, 2013 3:25 PM
atheism and morality - Linda S. May 4, 2013 11:00 AM
Re: [atheists-531] Capital Pride festival - " A long time ago the free-thinkers from various religions got together with other godless humanitarians and created the Free Religious Association Randy R. May 4, 2013 10:33 AM
Re: [atheists-531] Capital Pride festival - Risa S. May 4, 2013 10:32 AM
Re: [atheists-531] Capital Pride festival - I am an atheist. But I prefer a moniker that says more about what I positively embrace so I tend to prefer humanist, but that is a little "species-centric" so even better is humanitarian. Which is nicely pun Valerie Mapstone A. May 4, 2013 9:49 AM
Re: [atheists-531] Agnostic or Atheist - I second Risa's comments. I've been around the group for over 2 years and I have yet to meet with any real insulting or anything that resembles vitriol. When we get together the discussion can get heat Randy R. May 3, 2013 6:09 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Agnostic or Atheist - Just to piggyback on what Risa said, it's important to keep in mind that online discussion forums such as this always lead to more rancorous conversations than in-person ones. When you're typing words into a box, you don't have Bill von A. May 3, 2013 6:07 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Agnostic or Atheist - Risa S. May 3, 2013 5:20 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Agnostic or Atheist - Here-here, Bill!  Friends of mine since College have a podcast called GeekNights. While they deal primarily with all things geek related, they are also vocal agnostic atheists and skeptics. Several years ago, they did a pod user 7. May 3, 2013 4:18 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Agnostic or Atheist - Josephine, I feel the same way as you. Thanks for your thoughts. I joined to meet like minded people too and from joy May 3, 2013 4:12 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Agnostic or Atheist - This conversation went from intellectually interesting to a fascinating show of our ego nature to amusing to like watching a car crash to just Josephine M. May 3, 2013 4:06 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Agnostic or Atheist - Preview not available Beth May 3, 2013 3:56 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Agnostic or Atheist - Preview not available Hank S. May 3, 2013 3:32 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Agnostic or Atheist - Preview not available Beth May 3, 2013 2:55 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Agnostic or Atheist - Preview not available Hank F. May 3, 2013 2:40 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Capital Pride festival - We are members of the group just like you. None of us work for Meetup.com (that I'm aware of), so there is no IT th Randy R. May 3, 2013 1:11 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Capital Pride festival - Do you understand? My settings for receipt of email from this group has already been set from the beginning for one mary collins f. May 3, 2013 12:34 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Capital Pride festival - Mary, you don't actually read more than a sentence of any email, do you? On 5/3/[masked]:19 PM, mary collins finn wrote: > I'm simply then going to have to be taken off the list. > I have other business to conduct. > Thank you, > Mary > > > ----- Blaise H. May 3, 2013 12:31 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Agnostic or Atheist - Preview not available Beth May 3, 2013 12:21 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Capital Pride festival - I'm simply then going to have to be taken off the list. I have other business to conduct. Thank you, mary collins f. May 3, 2013 12:19 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Capital Pride festival - Mary, This is a standard discussion list, so "THE REPLY ALL FEATURE" is by definition how it should work. Otherwise, we wouldn't be discussing anything. In fact no one would have seen your original response at all if replies didn't go to the gr Blaise H. May 3, 2013 11:29 AM
Re: [atheists-531] Capital Pride festival - Mary, Hank wasn't asking that people reply Jess May 3, 2013 11:23 AM
Re: [atheists-531] Capital Pride festival - Hank, I just put in the same request. Believe me even on a laptop it is an annoyance. While I like a discussion as much as the the next person I cannot deal with this! mary collins f. May 3, 2013 10:20 AM
Re: [atheists-531] Capital Pride festival - Ahem. As a favor to those of us reading here, can we take the small extra effort and trim our replies, so we don't have to wade through the visual hash to get to the string of actual replies? It is INCREDIBLY d Hank F. May 3, 2013 10:14 AM
Re: [atheists-531] Agnostic or Atheist - Preview not available Hank F. May 3, 2013 10:11 AM
Re: [atheists-531] Capital Pride festival - Please, With all due respect I need to stop all this mail coming to my inbox. So can you please, someone out there remove me from your mailing list for now. I have tried mary collins f. May 3, 2013 10:08 AM
RE: [atheists-531] Agnostic or Atheist - Hi Jim, That's another good discussion po Mike C. May 3, 2013 9:05 AM
Re: [atheists-531] Agnostic or Atheist - body{font-size:10pt;font-famil­y:arial,sans-serif;background-­color:#ffffff;color:black;}p{m­argin:0px;} Jim, I completely agre Tony M May 3, 2013 8:35 AM
Re: [atheists-531] Agnostic or Atheist - Should we just change the name to Capital Region Reasonists? Randy Rose Hacker. Writer. Anthropologist. [masked] Randy R. May 2, 2013 10:33 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Capital Pride festival - Mary, really read the posts by some of the other members carefully. I still don't think you get it. whenever I hear somebody claim atheism is like a religion, it seems like a defensive reflex out of desperation. I think one of the four horseman said, Doug G. May 2, 2013 10:18 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Agnostic or Atheist - The fallacy for rationalists is giving a negation a potency it ill deserves.. Am I an atheist. Of course not. Really? Jim D. May 2, 2013 10:08 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Capital Pride festival - The gatherings have always been very civil and most of us seem to be on the same page with regard to general "belief" systems: from those I've spoken with, we're all in the "don't believe, understand" categor Randy R. May 2, 2013 9:09 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Capital Pride festival - Hmmmm...I wasn’t thinking of either as a religion, unless the uh, followers worship at the alter of...Bob? or Dog? Or an up Beth May 2, 2013 7:44 PM
RE: [atheists-531] Capital Pride festival - Excuse me, sir. I take my aunicornist faith quite seriously! On May 2,[masked]:35 PM, "Mike Clayton" < [address removed] > wrote: Mike May 2, 2013 6:46 PM
RE: [atheists-531] Capital Pride festival - OK, there you go again... It is fine that you regard you Mike C. May 2, 2013 5:31 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Capital Pride festival - I'm curious what you mean by this. There's no central dogma or tenets to nonbelief; what is it you consider to be like religion? On May 2,[masked]:20 PM, "mary collins finn" < Mike May 2, 2013 5:25 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Capital Pride festival - If you are unsure you`re certainly not convinced, and as far ad proving gods existence, one could if they had the proper evidence but no-one could ever prove his non existence.  This is not required to not believe, but if you claimed you were a gnostic Nick May 2, 2013 5:18 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Capital Pride festival - Nick, What does it mean if I answer "I don't know??" To that question?? Considering I can neither prove nor disprove gods existence, but reverting to Ockham's razor, am I just waffling on a "no&q Dave R. May 2, 2013 4:55 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Capital Pride festival - Are you afraid of atheism?  Agnosticism and atheism answer different questions there are not answers to the same questions.  Gnosticism or agnosticism has to do with what you claim to know, where theism and atheism have to do with what you believe and Nick May 2, 2013 4:40 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Capital Pride festival - As the Buddha said when asked if there was a god, "Such questions are divisive and distract one from enlightenment." On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 4:20 PM, mary collins f J. Michael M. May 2, 2013 4:35 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Capital Pride festival - Beth, Wow, that is exactly my problem with group name. I regard myself as agnostic pure and simple. In mary collins f. May 2, 2013 4:20 PM
RE: [atheists-531] Capital Pride festival - Janet S. May 2, 2013 3:14 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Capital Pride festival - Hi Beth, It's not so much that they were "thrown together", but rather that there is no clear, common universal label for "People who don't follow a religion, and have at least suspicions that there are no such things as gods". People of that ty Blaise H. May 2, 2013 3:03 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Agnostic or Atheist - Bill, You aren't being a pedant! This entire discussion hinges on the misunderstanding of definitions. Trying to get everyone on the same page as far as what those definitions *are*, is really important.Mary Collins Finn's original message impl Blaise H. May 2, 2013 3:02 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Capital Pride festival - Just to be linguistic, the a- prefix is a negation, and gnostic is from the Greek "to know", so agnostic means to not-know. Atheist means not-theist, or not a believer in god(s). It is po J. Michael M. May 2, 2013 2:23 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Agnostic or Atheist - I never cease to be amazed at how often the "atheist" vs. "agnostic" tiff comes up among folks of our ilk given the fact that the overwhelming majority of us are, whether we know it or not, agnostic atheists. I have neve Bill von A. May 2, 2013 1:57 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Capital Pride festival - Hey, I am new to the group, not sure that I would be down with an organized event but that's me : ) however, I am a full supporter of the Capital Pride Festival. I'm 'replying all' because I am really curious as to why Atheists and Agnostics were th Beth May 2, 2013 1:19 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Capital Pride festival - Don't know how many of you have heard of Jerry DeWitt. He is a former Pentecostal evangelist, but now he self-identifies as an atheist. He has a bo Josephine M. May 2, 2013 12:36 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Agnostic or Atheist - Risa S. May 2, 2013 12:30 PM
Agnostic or Atheist - Thanks for bringing up an interesting subject to debate Mary Mike C. May 2, 2013 12:21 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Capital Pride festival - body{font-size:10pt;font-famil­y:arial,sans-serif;background-­color:#ffffff;color:black;}p{m­argin:0px;} Dear Mary Collins Finn Tony M May 2, 2013 8:47 AM
Re: [atheists-531] Capital Pride festival - I'm honestly uncomfortable with the atheist thing. I am agnostic. I really am a freethinker! mary collins f. May 2, 2013 2:21 AM
Re: [atheists-531] Capital Pride festival - I can be there. I can probably tinker up some fliers too (might need some help printing / folding). Hank On May 1,[masked]:17 PM, "Mike" < [address removed] &g Hank S. May 1, 2013 9:06 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Re: Capital Pride festival - Mike May 1, 2013 8:45 PM
Re: Capital Pride festival - Definitely not knocking the religious folks that actually are pro-equality; I grew up in one of the most tolerant and liberal churches I've ever known, and they were good people. I view this as an outreach opportunity. Th Mike May 1, 2013 2:56 PM
Re: Capital Pride festival - Parade registration is separate, I believe. I'd focus more on freethought, because it'd be less likely to cause drama on a day that's supposed to be celebratory. On Wednesday, May 1, 2013, Laura wrote: Mike May 1, 2013 2:50 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Capital Pride festival - As a member of the LGBTQ community (but not assuming to speak for the whole, diverse community) and an atheist, lemme say that I think the "freethought" focus--or even a "humanist" or explicit Mindy May 1, 2013 1:55 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Capital Pride festival - I'm totally down to participate.  We are neither a non-profit nor a business, but we're certainly closer to a non-profit. If we decide to do something, we should try to se Randy R. May 1, 2013 1:50 PM
Re: [atheists-531] Capital Pride festival - Would the focus be on freethought or anti-religion? Does havin Laura May 1, 2013 1:19 PM
Capital Pride festival - So the Capital Pride festival is coming up on June 9 in Albany. I know that lots of churches will be there Mike May 1, 2013 1:17 PM
RE: [atheists-531] CRA&A Facebook Group Is Now A Closed Group - Rick - while Kevin S. Apr 4, 2013 11:06 PM
Re: [atheists-531] CRA&A Facebook Group Is Now A Closed Group - I have never participated in any of the meetings,but I would like to keep up with the group's activities and participate in some of the meetings. Please let me know how to proceed. Thanks. Dilip ---- mary collins finn wrot Dilip Apr 4, 2013 4:32 PM

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