"In addition to being an atheist and skeptic, Penn Gillette is also a very outspoken Libertarian. Often, it seems his Libertarian ideology overrides his skepticism. He is a climate change denier,
BTW, a long time ago, I played the…"
"Back in 2002, two incidents less than two month apart occurred on American soil. In the first incident, a man approached the airport ticket counter of a middle eastern based airline and opened fire on airline customers and employees, killing…"
Hate crime and terrorism aren't "somewhat opposite in nature". Generally speaking terrorism is a subclass of hate crime. Long before the term "hate crime" was coined the KKK openly described them selves as a…"
" A long time ago, a friend of mine showed me that the best way to cut through the hype was to collect the propaganda from both sides and toss out the points they agree on..
As to the PUBLIC it seems to me that what most consider free…"
"The university would within their right to ban the SAE chapter. The news articles I read said the University was investigating the fraternity. The uni's right comes from the fact that the frat chapter is officially approved by the…"
"Unseen, sorry about that,
It's just tthat when anyone makes sweeping generalizations about a people based on a stereotype, I really feel a need to call them out for bigotry
I grew up in middle Tennessee,…"
"Davis, You have piqued my curiosity.
At what university did you do your research? Is there an online abstract?
Please define fake liberal. I've never heard that one before..
For you;re consideration:
the "West: can be…"
your bigotry is noted.No doubt you personal research into human rights draws mainly from such sources as Atlas Shrugged, the daily caller, and similar Islamophobic sites.
What if i were to tell you that in the United states, at…"
The government did not shutdown the SAE fraternity. the SAE organization shutdown the UK chapter.
I agree that we are loosing our freedom of speech, the SAE case is not a good example. Better examples exist in…"
over the years. I've known many people from a wide variety of religions, and I realized years ago that without regard to who or what they believed in, the quality and nature of how they practiced their beliefs varied…"
" I respect anyone's right to believe whatever they choose to believe, but only on the condition that they respect my right to not believe.It's not the religions I have a problem with, It's the fringe practitioners of religion…"
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.
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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