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Avijit Roy, an atheist who advocated secularism murdered

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ed Feb 28, 2015. 1 Reply

I just read this on the BBC web site and I think all of us in the community should morn his passing.  Theocratic murderers will continue to try and slow the growth of atheism, but they cannot  win. …Continue

Wisdom of the Hitch

Started Jan 18, 2015 0 Replies

"About once or twice every month I engage in public debates with those whose pressing need it is to woo and to win the approval of supernatural beings. Very often, when I give my view that there is…Continue

Please allow me to introduce myself

Started this discussion. Last reply by CAPTAIN OBVIOUS Jan 22, 2015. 11 Replies

Greetings from chilly Illinois.  I'm a retired police sergeant and I have been "out" as an atheist since I was 20 years old.  When I was in my teen years, my dear grand parents introduced me to the…Continue

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Tom Sarbeck replied to John Jennings's discussion 'god is not great' in the group Quote of the Day
"Arguing that point with xians results in our reason losing to their emotion. Since indoctrinating the young is--in my experience--child abuse, I'm going to try sympathizing with their having been abused and wishing them a speedy recovery."
May 30
Heather Spoonheim and John Jennings are now friends
Apr 14, 2015
John Jennings commented on Heather Spoonheim's event 'Christopher Hitchens Day'
"I had a fine time today celebrating the life of Hitch.  I watched my favorite You Tube videos, read passages from god is no great and raised a glass to my favorite author.  He will be missed, but not forgotten!"
Apr 13, 2015
Ed replied to John Jennings's discussion 'Avijit Roy, an atheist who advocated secularism murdered'
"And they call Islam the religion of peace. Is it fear of retaliation that most mainstream Islamic followers choose not to publicly denounce these incidents? Will there ever be sufficient pressure from within the ranks of the church of Islam to rid…"
Feb 28, 2015
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Avijit Roy, an atheist who advocated secularism murdered

I just read this on the BBC web site and I think all of us in the community should morn his passing.  Theocratic murderers will continue to try and slow the growth of atheism, but they cannot  win.  Reason and humanism will prevail. As Christopher Hitchens said, “Violent, irrational, intolerant, allied to racism and tribalism and bigotry, invested in ignorance and hostile to free inquiry, contemptuous of women and coercive toward children: organized religion ought to have a great deal on its…See More
Feb 28, 2015
John Jennings replied to Unseen's discussion 'Why is America so special?'
"I watched GPS this morning and promptly ordered the book the accidental super power.  The insights about harbors and water ways was interesting, but I want to read about the coming retreat from parts of the world where the US will no longer…"
Feb 22, 2015
John Jennings commented on Chelsea's group 'Quote of the Day'
"“I am not even an atheist so much as an antitheist; I not only maintain that all religions are versions of the same untruth, but I hold that the influence of churches and the effect of religious belief, is positively harmful. Reviewing the…"
Feb 15, 2015
John Jennings replied to Tammi L Coles's discussion 'BREAKING: Atheist Slaughters Three of Muslim Family in Chapel Hill, North Carolina'
"Read this article by Lawrence Krauss.  It's the best expression of clear thinking on this topic. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lawrence-m-krauss/unc-isnt-charlie-hebdo-an_b_6681990.html"
Feb 14, 2015
John Jennings replied to Tammi L Coles's discussion 'BREAKING: Atheist Slaughters Three of Muslim Family in Chapel Hill, North Carolina'
"I support Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris for their clear insight into the dangers poised by all religions, but especially Islam.  The reasons for that should be self evident to anyone.  I understand why the murder of 3 innocent people…"
Feb 13, 2015
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Feb 11, 2015
John Jennings replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'Really, God?'
"This is my favorite Stephen Fry speech.  It's at a debate with the title, "Is the catholic church a force for good?".  He is very articulate and passionate.  This is just his part of the…"
Feb 2, 2015
John Jennings replied to Davis Goodman's discussion 'The Good guy with a Gun is a myth.'
"As a retired police officer, I have more of a direct perspective on this topic. There was a daily threat to my life, because of the huge numbers of guns that are widely available and cheep. I think that the lack of effective gun laws in this…"
Feb 1, 2015
Reg The Fronkey Farmer replied to John Jennings's discussion 'Rewriting the 10 Commandments' in the group In Hitchens We Trust
"“Don’t swallow your moral code in tablet form” is a great line that I have used in debates."
Jan 31, 2015
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Rewriting the 10 Commandments

Hitch may be gone, but his wisdom still resides on You Tube.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmpuORGy5wISee More
Jan 31, 2015
John Jennings commented on Davis Goodman's blog post 'Who didn't see this coming? :('
"Davis, your points are well made.  I would like to think that some people in the indigenous community will will learn from this example.  Those that do not will play into the hands of evolution and over time corrections will be…"
Jan 31, 2015
John Jennings commented on Davis Goodman's blog post 'Who didn't see this coming? :('
"It's too easy to get angry when really stupid brain washed zealots kill their own child.  I consider the parents murderers.  Quite possibly, I'm wrong.  It could be that the parents are just mentally challenged. …"
Jan 29, 2015

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Atheist
About Me:
Retired Police officer. Married for 30 years. Anti-theist.
Age
53-58
Relationship Status
Married
Why are you here?
To encourage fellow atheists and learn from them as well.
The religion you left
Christian
Why you left your religion.
Timothy Ferris book, "coming of age in the milky way"
Carl Sagan's book and TV show "Cosmos"
The general realization that the Bible is clearly an over simplification of the facts and immoral.
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How did you hear about Think Atheist?
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