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Spartacus of Thrace replied to SteveInCO's discussion '"You are just mad at god"--Are we actually encouraging this by mistake?'
""You are just mad at God", has nothing to do with anything we as atheists may say or do or imply. Recent brain studies have revealed the many religious fundamentalists literally cannot even entertain the  thought that there might not…"
Jan 29, 2013
Spartacus of Thrace replied to Sassan K.'s discussion 'How does one go from atheism to religion?'
"I agree with John Kelly. C'mon, she's GOING IN as a Cafeteria Catholic!  She admits what she likes is the moral underpinnings of the liberal edge of Catholicism.   Also, her last name (assuming she is using own name) means she…"
Jun 23, 2012
Spartacus of Thrace commented on Scott Howard's blog post 'Why is it..?'
"That's like asking why do Christians call the days of the week after Norse and Roman gods.   It is just part of our culture. When something goes wrong and I blurt out "Fuck!" I am definitely not saying sex feels like losing a…"
Mar 12, 2012
Spartacus of Thrace replied to Adam's discussion 'Church on my terms - are UUs a decent option?'
"Yes. I have just come back from a UU service.  In a recent survey 25% of that church's congregation listed themselves as atheist.  The pastor is an atheist. Last year the previous pastor began his Christmas Eve sermon by criticizing…"
Jan 15, 2012
Spartacus of Thrace commented on Sassan K.'s video
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Sam Harris - Muslims "Do Not Have A Clue About What Constitutes A Civil Society"

"I've just read - or truthfully, began the first chapters and them skimmed through the rest - a couple books "explaining" Islam to Westerners; actually intended to prosthelytize.    Unthinking emotional stupidity. Both…"
Oct 14, 2011
Spartacus of Thrace commented on Robert Karp's video
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A letter from hell

"Nah. This has got to be a segment from Funny or Die's deadpan HBO series."
Oct 14, 2011
Spartacus of Thrace replied to Ama Maduako's discussion 'Would you 'convert' someone to Atheism if it meant destroying their moral framework?'
"My true experience with people, is that religion never really turns anyone into a better person. Or really that much into a worse person, either.  You're good or you're bad, you're sociable or you stay to yourself,…"
Oct 8, 2011
Spartacus of Thrace replied to Ama Maduako's discussion 'Would you 'convert' someone to Atheism if it meant destroying their moral framework?'
"My true experience with people, is that religion never really turns anyone into a better person. Or really that much into a worse person, either.  You're good or you're bad, you're sociable or you stay to yourself, people find…"
Oct 8, 2011
Spartacus of Thrace replied to Damian Green's discussion 'Anyone own a Kindle?'
"I've had a Nook for about six months, and I have read more books with it - fiction and nonfiction - than I have in the previous 10 years.     One great thing about an e-reader is that you can read books on it in public you might not…"
Sep 30, 2011
Spartacus of Thrace commented on Andrew Carrington's blog post 'Pascal's Wager'
"Julian Barnes on Pascal's Wager, from "Nothing To Be Frightened Of":    "...[T]he primary wager, on God's existence, does depend on a second and simultaneous wager, on God’s nature. What if God is not as…"
Sep 28, 2011
Spartacus of Thrace commented on Tex in the City's blog post 'I don't see what the problem is'
"Tex,   I've come to a pretty much identical cosmology myself. What you are describing is how Mahayana Buddhism sees the universe. It posits that time and matter are eternal, in infinite time - kuon gango (Jap.) - "time without…"
Sep 27, 2011
Spartacus of Thrace commented on Arcus's blog post 'I'm starting to doubt Republicans and Libertarians read newspapers..'
"To consider the 50 states of the United States of America now as really anything more than administrative regions is, indeed, ridiculous.   Any substantive difference between being a citizen of one state over any other is negligible. With the…"
Sep 25, 2011
Spartacus of Thrace commented on Robert Karp's video
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No True Scotsman

"Great video!  Thank you."
Sep 3, 2011
Spartacus of Thrace replied to Morgan Matthew's discussion 'You are stuck on an island infested with dionsaurs... Pick one list of things you can have on the island.'
"What, no Breastplate of Righteousness?"
Sep 1, 2011
Spartacus of Thrace replied to Rick's discussion 'Reading the bible'
"Recently reading Paul's writing and letters astounded me!   Realizing that the entire Christian religion as it has survived is based on the words and simplistic thought processes - literally: people have been put to death by Christian laws…"
Jul 25, 2011
Spartacus of Thrace replied to Stephen Walski's discussion 'Genesis 4.'
"I asked a fervent, literalist Catholic the same question - his reply was that god gave the Adam's family a "dispensation" so their incestuousness would not be incestuous.   BTW, he was later fired from the computer company we…"
Jul 19, 2011

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Atheist since my "age of reason"; practicing Soka Gakkai Buddhist from age 20 to 47; now exploring meaning and morality trusting my own wisdom and on my own terms.
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47-52
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Finding myself at middle age "in a dark woods", lol; no longer looking outside myself for answers (even for an atheist, learning that and living that can be hard...)
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Catholic, Buddhism
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At 8:28am on June 17, 2011, Spartacus of Thrace said…
Thanks Richard. And thanks Monica; It was actually your tweets that brought me to TA.  Right now my mind is aswirl as I begin reading Richard Carrier's "Sense and Goodness Without God", but I look forward to getting active.
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At 9:17am on June 16, 2011, Robert Karp said…
Welcome to the TA community Spartacus!!!!
 
 
 

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