Gary Clouse
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Gary Clouse replied to Unseen's discussion 'How to make knife crime skyrocket. It's easier than you think.'
"Over the last few years, Tennessee has relaxed many restrictions on gun carry permits. Gun control opponents have been qick to point out a reduction in violent crime since the laws changed. what they don't ,mention is that the started going…"
Jun 26
Gary Clouse replied to Ed's discussion 'Misguided Atheism'
"What I think most people fail to understand is that religions are, and have always been political tools of leadership to control the masses.Religion is always adapted to fit the requirements of the leaders. If we are to be effective in moving…"
Jun 25
Gary Clouse replied to Ed's discussion 'Misguided Atheism'
"  I don't expect the Islamophobes on this forum, especially those who have converted a christian backgroud, or those tending to be totally accepting of people like Harris,  but perhaps I'm more cynical thanmost."
Jun 25
Gary Clouse replied to Unseen's discussion 'A fairness issue'
"By the time I was 5 years old I had learned that fairness and justice don't exist in reality. Itook me 10 more years to realist the best way to cope with ts reality it to lower my expectations. The question is not about the fairness of a Bill…"
Jun 24
Gary Clouse replied to Ed's discussion 'Misguided Atheism'
"  If one paying  due  attention will see the misleading arguments. In a 3 hour long interview with Cenk Ugyur of "The Young Turks", starting at the 17 minute mark Harris conflates logic and probability. In this particular…"
Jun 24
Gary Clouse replied to Ed's discussion 'Misguided Atheism'
" There is an atheist stereo type that is embraced not only by the media, but by many atheists as well.The core of the stereotype imagines atheists as calculating skeptics, more like misguided intelligent robots than compassionate human beings.…"
Jun 22
Gary Clouse replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"Comedian Dean Obeidallah is quick to point out that his last name  literally translates o "Servant of Allah"  Abdul and Hussein are common Arabic srnames and any name prefixed with Al, Ibn or abu."
May 28
Gary Clouse commented on Kirk LeFou's photo


"John is the Latin variant of the Hebrew Elon.  The Arabic equivalent is Hannah. Peter in Arabic is Boutros.   "
May 23
Gary Clouse replied to Dante's discussion 'Bible Belt Promiscuity'
"  Another really twisted part of this mentality is that one should reserve disgusting, horrible, nasty, unclean things only for the one you love.   "
May 19
Gary Clouse replied to Unseen's discussion 'The impossibility of AI'
"The problem, it seems , lies in how we define intelligence.A part is most certainly found in recognizing patterns to trigger specific responses. Computer science has that down pretty well.  I think the stumbling block is this vague concept of…"
Apr 25
Gary Clouse replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Online degrees....great investment? Or a scam?'
" I thnk MIT offered some free robotics courses which at the end of the course you could get credit by paying a fee for the test"
Apr 12
Gary Clouse replied to Unseen's discussion 'Do we still believe in a robust freedom of speech?'
"Okay, with that in mind, in what way does that negate the statement that your freedoms end where mine begin. of course that cuts both ways. It is also true that your rights end where mine begin and vice versa.   Your voting example for instance…"
Apr 12
Gary Clouse replied to Unseen's discussion 'Do we still believe in a robust freedom of speech?'
"So how do you define the difference between freedoms and RIGHTS, unseen? "
Apr 11
Gary Clouse added a discussion to the group Nashville-Davidson, Tenn. Atheists

Acts of God?

This is a photo of the remains of a church that was hit by lightning during a thunderstorm.  The same church had been struck by lightning less than 2 years…See More
Apr 11
Gary Clouse replied to JJ's discussion 'How many times were you baptized?' in the group Bible Belt Atheists
"  I recall as a preschooler being taken to the city pool and dunked. Never made any sense to me."
Apr 11
Gary Clouse replied to Simon Mathews's discussion 'Is it possible to kill in the name of Atheism?'
"  The League of Militant Atheists was an atheistic, anti religion group formed in the Russia around 1929 and disbanded in the 1940's.  According to Wikipedia: "The League of Militant Atheists aided the Soviet government in…"
Apr 9

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About Me:
Some people are hardwaire to religion, I suspect that I am not. Even though my parents sent me to church as a child, religion never made sense to me.
I prefer to describe myself as agnostic, because, even thogh I don't entertain even the most remote possibility of some all powerful supernatural intelligent being, I cannot and will not claim knowledge of the unknowable. In short, I seperate what I know from What I believe or disbelieve.
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Why are you here?
I've been an active commenter on a few atheist blogs for years (under a pseudoname), and considering that atheists in Nashville seem as rare as the elusive Florida snowman, I just googled and this site showed up.
The religion you left
Was never a part of one
Why you left your religion.
When I was 15, I realized that many problems of religious people around me wre cause by religion.
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