Erock68la
  • Male
  • Independence, LA
  • United States
Share on Facebook
Share

Erock68la's Friends

  • Mai
  • Belle Rose
  • Strega
  • Simon Paynton

Erock68la's Discussions

Criticize the ideology, not the person?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Virgil Nov 24, 2014. 38 Replies

I find myself having mixed feelings about this idea of “criticize the ideology, not the person” when discussing religion.  I guess it’s politically correct to look at it that way, but I wonder if…Continue

Is it possible to have a civil discussion of ideas with believers?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy Hoke Jun 4, 2014. 6 Replies

“I'll tell you what you did with Atheists for about 1500 years. You outlawed them from the universities or any teaching careers, besmirched their reputations, banned or burned their books or their…Continue

Gifts Received

Gift

Erock68la has not received any gifts yet

Give a Gift

 

Erock68la's Page

Latest Activity

Erock68la replied to Simon Paynton's discussion '"The Four Tenets of Atheism"'
"Pretty good, Pope. I'm not sure about #5 though. Is it really necessary to mention god at all?"
14 hours ago
Erock68la replied to Alex Decesare's discussion 'should I worry about my parents kicking me out because of my atheism'
"I don't know about Georgia but in Louisiana it is possible to go through legal channels to kick your child out of the house and into the custody of the state.  A minor can be removed if found to be incorrigible, i.e. severely and…"
Friday
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'Penn and Teller call BS on much of the environmental movement'
"I worked on a construction crew in an oil refinery.  On my first day they tried to send me to the shop to get a Sky Hook, but I didn't fall for it.  Others did.  Another time a guy asked me to hand him a Henway.  I said,…"
Friday
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'Do we still believe in a robust freedom of speech?'
"I think mental instability is a prerequisite for terrorists and for haters who take action."
Friday
Erock68la replied to Alex Decesare's discussion 'Is Christianity a cult'
"I would add that if blind devotion to the figurehead is more important than one's character or deeds, it's a cult."
Mar 25
Erock68la commented on Mai's blog post 'Why Should Atheists Have to Show Respect For Religion?'
"@Tammi You seem to be drawing a comparison between US military service people and terrorists by pointing out an isolated (or at least rare) incident of reprehensible behavior by a handful of nutjobs who happened to be in the military. Meanwhile…"
Mar 25
Erock68la commented on Maciej Matiaszowski's photo
Mar 24
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'Do we still believe in a robust freedom of speech?'
"I always wonder, when I read stories like that, if there's more to the story.  How inappropriate was he?  Did he just calmly state his position, or was his behavior beyond what is tolerated for classroom decorum and civil…"
Mar 23
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'Do we still believe in a robust freedom of speech?'
"Agreed.  I also oppose laws against "hate crime".  A crime is a crime, assault is assault, murder is murder.  It makes little difference to me WHY they did it.  That's entering into thought-crime territory. …"
Mar 23
Erock68la replied to umar's discussion 'Afghan woman lynched in Kabul after burning Koran'
"I don't suppose that in Afghanistan being atheist or believing in freedom of expression is considered mentally ill?"
Mar 20
Erock68la commented on Muhammad ali's photo
Thumbnail

islam is not a religion

"Thanks Strega.  How do they feel about reincarnation?  I guess I would argue that reincarnation kinda glorifies death.  And is it true that Jain women must be reincarnated as men before they can obtain liberation?  Hardly seems…"
Mar 20
Erock68la commented on Mai's blog post 'Why Should Atheists Have to Show Respect For Religion?'
"@Dr. Bob IS attributes itself to religion.  And they have the scriptures to back it up.  Also islam spans all ethnicities, socioeconomic strata, climates and geographies, and levels of petroleum production.  So who are they…"
Mar 20
Erock68la commented on Mai's blog post 'Why Should Atheists Have to Show Respect For Religion?'
"Oswalt's comments strike me as selfish and willfully ignorant.  As long as IS is not knocking on his door he just doesn't care about it.  Religious belief is the unifying factor for nutjobs around the world.  Nothing else…"
Mar 20
Erock68la and Mai are now friends
Mar 19
Erock68la commented on Muhammad ali's photo
Thumbnail

islam is not a religion

"Who was it who said the only difference between a religion and a cult is about a hundred years?"
Mar 18
Erock68la commented on Muhammad ali's photo
Thumbnail

islam is not a religion

"Can you give some examples of religions that don't glorify death?"
Mar 18

Profile Information

Your Religious Status
Atheist
Age
41-46
Relationship Status
Married
Why are you here?
So I don't feel so isolated.
The religion you left
Christian
Why you left your religion.
Duh.
Think Atheist Travel Network Couch Availability - Are you able to host anyone now?
No

Comment Wall

You need to be a member of Think Atheist to add comments!

Join Think Atheist

  • No comments yet!
 
 
 

Services we love!

Advertise with ThinkAtheist.com

© 2015   Created by umar.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service