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US Constitution

Started Oct 31, 2013 0 Replies

The First Amendment is a really nicely balanced piece of work. People are granted freedom of religion, so that they can believe any fantasy they want about invisible friends. I get freedom of speech,…Continue

twelve step programs and atheism

Started this discussion. Last reply by Glen C. Smith Nov 9, 2012. 6 Replies

I know there's a good deal of animosity toward xA (Alcoholics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, et cetera anonymous...) programs in our community, and here on TA. I've certainly had my problems with them…Continue

Tags: 12-step, recovery


Started this discussion. Last reply by Barry Eckert Jan 17, 2012. 22 Replies

Something I have experienced numerous times is having a theist, usually one I have just argued into a completely untenable position, claiming that I am "arrogant".This is what the definition…Continue

Tags: ad_hominem, Christian_last-ditch_nonsense

Atheist in the buckle of the Bible Belt, Nashville TN

Started Jan 4, 2012 0 Replies

Hello everyone. I'm glad to have discovered this site through some irreproducible sequence of links :) I am an atheist of the Richard Dawkins et al. variety, and also an out gay man. These conditions…Continue

Tags: Bible-belt, gay

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Barry Eckert replied to Brendan's discussion 'Halloween'
"Sure. It's my birthday, for one, and it's also gay Christmas."
Oct 31, 2013
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US Constitution

The First Amendment is a really nicely balanced piece of work. People are granted freedom of religion, so that they can believe any fantasy they want about invisible friends. I get freedom of speech, so that I can ridicule them for it.In theory, anyway.See More
Oct 31, 2013
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10 more rules

"Beautiful :)"
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Dewey was an idiot

The Pope on jesus is nonfiction? The Dewey decimal system needs an enema.
Jun 9, 2013
Glen C. Smith replied to Barry Eckert's discussion 'twelve step programs and atheism'
"So how does one wade through the morass of would-be "circumstances and forces beyond our personal control"?  Will any 'dab' do ya?"
Nov 9, 2012
Jessibelle replied to Barry Eckert's discussion 'twelve step programs and atheism'
"This is great! This is how I'm going to find clarity with all the "God talk" I will encounter as I embark on my journey from addiction to recovery. Thank you for posting this!!!"
Jul 28, 2012
Barry Eckert replied to Gabriela Menicucci's discussion 'Would you lie in a job interview?'
"What job were you applying for that could have any legal reason to ask this question?"
Jun 29, 2012
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"Hmm. The link to download "Defend Yourself with Knowledge" appears to be broken."
Apr 12, 2012
Barry Eckert replied to krystal ellis's discussion 'Atheist Tattoos-do or dont?'
"Sadly, TattooFinder returns 0 results for "atheist" yet has entire categories for "religious" and "praying hands" and so forth. :( Makes me a little ill, especially after their having been a source for the designs of my…"
Apr 12, 2012
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Yeah, I don't want to get involved either.
Mar 7, 2012
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"I have no idea why I scream "ooohhh Godd" " when I cum. But I do anyway.."
Feb 5, 2012
Jesse-Lee replied to Barry Eckert's discussion 'twelve step programs and atheism'
"Thank you for this, as I have been in a never ending search for something along the lines of an agnostic-based program, and have come up with nothing.This is great. "
Feb 3, 2012
Rob Klaers replied to Barry Eckert's discussion 'twelve step programs and atheism'
"When you mentioned xA groups then referred to TA, I read it as Theist Anonymous at first.. LOL"
Feb 1, 2012

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Islamic "Science"

Posted on January 30, 2012 at 6:10pm 0 Comments

 Pharyngula details the advanced science of Islam. Just simply astounding ...

 "If a housefly falls in the drink of anyone of you, he should dip it (in the drink), for the one of its wings has a disease and the other has the cure of the disease."

So saith the Prophet, and so affirmeth these Islamic so-called scientists.



Two alligators discuss a diet of Christians

Posted on January 27, 2012 at 11:10am 0 Comments

Two Alligators were sitting around talking, and the smaller Alligator turned to the bigger one & said, 'I can't understand how you can be so much bigger than me. We're the same age; we were the same size as kids. I just don't get it.'

 'Well,' said the big Gator, 'what have you been eating?'

 'Christians, same as you,' replied the small Gator.

 'Hmm. Well, where do you catch them?'

 'Down the other side of the swamp near the parking lot by the…


Romney keeps his promises to god

Posted on January 22, 2012 at 7:00pm 2 Comments

Mr. Romney appeared on Fox News and dismissed concerns that with the release of his tax returns, he might lose support when voters learn how much money he had donated to the Mormon Church. He said he had made a promise “to God” to tithe 10 percent of his income to his church.

He said voters would be “pleased with someone who made a commitment to God and followed through on the promise.”…


"new atheism"

Posted on January 22, 2012 at 8:01am 1 Comment

I ran across this article Why I Don’t Believe in the New Atheism this morning. I have joined Wikipedia as an editor, and was reading the article on "New Atheism " after becoming part of the WikiProject Atheism, and the article was cited.

Anyway, Tom Flynn argues that there's nothing 'new' about "new atheism"…


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At 1:35pm on January 31, 2012, kris feenstra said…

Hi Barry,

Your recent blog submission titled "some more dates for the calendar" was not approved as it conflicts with our guidelines on blogs (which can be found buried away here).

In this case, it's simply a question of length and the way we separate content channels on TA.  For one line entries or pointing to interesting links, we prefer that members use the activity feed which can be accessed from the front page.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding this, please feel free to let me or any of the other moderators know.


At 8:41am on January 4, 2012, Robert Karp said…

Welcome to the Think Atheist community Barry!


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