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Who has the superior morals, atheist of theist?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bruce Williams Oct 28, 2011. 29 Replies

It strikes me as obvious, and perhaps there is a string on this site that gets into the question, that when and if a given atheist's and a theist's morals were point for point equal, who has the high…Continue

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Church or jail for first-time non-violent offenders in Alabama

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ken Hughes Sep 30, 2011. 21 Replies

Given that it's Alabama after all and Bay Minette Police Chief Michael Rowland was all set to give first-time, non-violent offenders the choice of jail and a fine, or attending church for a year. …Continue


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Ken Hughes replied to Unseen's discussion 'The Problem of Omniscience'
"A broken 24-hour based clock is indeed correct once a day."
Sep 6, 2015
Ken Hughes replied to Pope Beanie's discussion 'When a Devastating Solar CME Hits Earth...' in the group Atheists who love Science!
"A great many theists like to think Human Beings, His "Special Creations" are sheltered in His arms and totally ignore the fact that space and the cosmos are benign and very friendly to life, especially our life.  When I explain that…"
Mar 18, 2014
Ken Hughes liked Pope Beanie's discussion When a Devastating Solar CME Hits Earth...
Mar 18, 2014
Ken Hughes posted a status
"Im wondering why an omnieverything can't seem to keep his massive Rio statue from lightning strikes without the aid of man's lightning rods?"
Jan 23, 2014
Ken Hughes replied to SteveInCO's discussion '"You are just mad at god"--Are we actually encouraging this by mistake?'
"True enough, but their gods are all zero dimensional as all imaginary gods most certainly are."
Jan 23, 2014
Ken Hughes replied to SteveInCO's discussion '"You are just mad at god"--Are we actually encouraging this by mistake?'
"I've run into some 7th Day Adventist who are just as brainwashed as Tom Cruise et al."
Jan 22, 2014
Ken Hughes replied to SteveInCO's discussion '"You are just mad at god"--Are we actually encouraging this by mistake?'
"Well put, well put indeed, and I agree totally. We all have little choice but to take the BS as it comes as all of us are protected under our First Amendment.  It's funny though when I tell christians that the first ten words are…"
Jan 22, 2014
Ken Hughes replied to SteveInCO's discussion '"You are just mad at god"--Are we actually encouraging this by mistake?'
"Most atheists I know arrived at their atheism on a slow trek to disbelief during which every step, especially large ones, out of the trap of “belief” was open to debate of varying intensity.  Most of the debate is with one’s…"
Jan 22, 2014
Ken Hughes posted a status
"CERN created a beam of antihydrogen atoms. May answer why there's more matter than antmatter and why there's a universe at all. Go science"
Jan 21, 2014
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"Reading a lot about Bertram Russell at the moment and especially his meetings at Einstein's 112 Mercer Street home in Princeton."
Jan 21, 2014
Ken Hughes replied to SteveInCO's discussion '"You are just mad at god"--Are we actually encouraging this by mistake?'
"I am, and fortunately so, self-employed and have been for about 85% of my professional life.  I can't stay employed and working under someone else, and it's just because of such reasons.  Also, I can't bear idiocy or suffer…"
Jan 21, 2014
Ken Hughes replied to SteveInCO's discussion '"You are just mad at god"--Are we actually encouraging this by mistake?'
"I, too, live in the so-called bible belt and if there is one its buckle in north central Texas in "Wise County".  After spending the first 45 or so years of my life as an agnostic I had finally heard all the religious BS I could bear…"
Jan 21, 2014
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""It is our attitude toward free thought and free expression that will determine our fate." William Douglas' thoughts on American freedom."
Dec 21, 2013
Ken Hughes replied to Giddian Beer's discussion 'Intelligent? Design?'
"I've noticed all along that those who most stridently tout Intelligent Design, which is not of recent invention, seldom, if ever, exhibit much intelligence on their own part.  Endlessly and loudly promoting something, anything, does not…"
Dec 10, 2013
Ken Hughes replied to Giddian Beer's discussion 'Intelligent? Design?'
"As with the so-called "Moral Majority" dreamed up by the likes of Jerry Falwell, it was neither moral nor a majority.  Accordingly, Intelligent Design is also neither and in the case of the bible-pounders, they wouldn't know…"
Dec 9, 2013
Ken Hughes commented on Allen's group 'Bible Belt Atheists'
"I organized the Wise Free Thinkers and Skeptics MeetUp group in Decatur, Wise County, Texas a little over a year ago for that specific reason.  Although we're only about 40-miles from Fort Worth, Wise County is still considered a…"
Dec 7, 2013

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Life-long skeptic arguing with cousins pre-school about the total idiocy of a fat man in a red suit riding a toy-filled flying sleigh pulled by flying reindeer delivering stuff to "good little boys and girls". I also understood the two-bits under my pillow came from my mom and not the tooth fairy; hell, a quarter in the late 40s bought a whole day's worth of candy, so I went along.
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Tired of holy-roller BS in 21st-century America forcing itself into the US public school system.
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At 3:39pm on December 5, 2012, Heather Spoonheim said…

I'll just take your word for it and avoid exposing myself to such drivel.  I kind of like the 'preppers' a bit - if they aren't too overboard.  I'm a little OCD about being prepared for anything.  I always keep a few gallons of water on hand in the house just in case there is a disruption in service - things like that.  I know what you mean about some of those people, though - totally whacked out with 5 million rounds of ammo.

At 1:06pm on December 5, 2012, Heather Spoonheim said…

I'm not hearing much about 21/12/12 - I think big business has a vested interest in suppressing such nonsense as it may impact Christmas sales, :D

At 1:19am on July 3, 2012, Leslie Ann said…

Didn't know about this! I'm going to try to make it to the next one! Thanks!

At 11:00pm on January 20, 2012, Diane said…

There was no "reply" thing on your last comment on the "Not in NH" thread, so I figured we'd reached some limit of how far a thread can be hijacked or something like that.

I am trying to get active.  I have a half-composed email to the NH Senate Education Committee I've been working on related to those idiotic science education bills.

And now they're trying to take away funding to Planned Parenthood in NH!  I am really frightened for Americans.  There are so many fronts on which I want to fight.  

Mostly I have to remember to take care of myself and my kids, and generally have a good time.  

You'll have to let me know how the protest went!  I was too young for the protesting in the 60's and 70's, and now I have too many responsibilities.  My daughter, who is in her second year of college in Philadelphia, went to the Rally for Sanity with Jon Stewart, or whatever it was called with Steve Colbert in Washington D.C. last year.  I was so envious.  

I will write my email in protest, though, and keep fighting the good fight in whatever ways I can.  

At 10:18am on January 4, 2012, Sikandar Iqbal said…

Thank you for your kind welcome, Ken. It is a pleasure to be on this site. I too, am surrounded by indoctrinated fools. It's not really their fault. They are brainwashed. I love them dearly nonetheless. I am a Brit...sort of. A Brit with brown skin. It's a beautiful land, and I thoroughly recommend the London Eye! I look forward to participating in Godless discussions with you. Feel free to message me any time. 

At 11:33am on October 19, 2011, Stephen Macken said…

Next time you're overflying do drop in... we have Starbucks and McDonalds here too. :-)

At 11:10am on October 19, 2011, Stephen Macken said…

Ireland. The land of saints and scholars and today the score is Saints 1 - Scholars 3.

At 5:35pm on July 13, 2011, Michelle Rhea said…

Yes, that is my son Aidan with James Randi. That was 3 years ago. Aidan had just turned 13 and was enticed to go to TAM with me by my showing him some videos of Penn and Teller. He enjoyed much of the conference, particularly Neil DeGrasse Tyson, PZ Myers, and Penn and Teller. While in Las Vegas we also took in several shows and both enjoyed the Blue Man Group, and Cirque du Soleil. I've been to 3 or 4 TAMs, but that was my favorite of them all.


I am lucky to have had the pleasure to see Paul Kurtz several times. A lovely gentleman. :)

At 4:46pm on July 13, 2011, Michelle Rhea said…
Sounds lovely! I enjoy the country myself. Lived on a farm (my great-grandfather's farm) in the Texas panhandle when I was 10 years old. I had a horse, and we had chickens, rabbits, cows, dogs, cats, the occasional pet snake or spider (thanks to my brother), etc. :)
At 4:31pm on July 13, 2011, Michelle Rhea said…
Thanks for the friend request. :) To answer your question, I grew up in Garland, a suburb of Dallas. I spend numerous hours playing with genealogy and have decided I am related to everyone in Texas. ;-) I have found distant kin in Wise County as well as just about everywhere else. My first ancestor in Texas was there while it was still the Republic.

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