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I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road. --Stephen Hawking

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Tom Sarbeck commented on Rocky Oliver (LotusGeek)'s video
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Totally Biased: The God Debate

"Thanks, Rocky; I enjoyed the humor. "
Nov 19, 2013
Rocky Oliver (LotusGeek) posted a video

Totally Biased: The God Debate

Very entertaining "debate" between a xian comic (John Fugelsang) and an atheist comic (Jamie Kilstein) on "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell"
Nov 16, 2013
Rocky Oliver (LotusGeek) commented on ɐuɐz ǝllǝıuɐp's photo
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death cycle

"Did a little googling, and to be honest the only thing this sounds like is the new-world-order / freemason / illuminati / Bilderberg-Group conspiracy crackpots."
Nov 16, 2013
Rocky Oliver (LotusGeek) commented on ɐuɐz ǝllǝıuɐp's photo
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death cycle

"All together now: W... T... F?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?"
Nov 16, 2013
Rocky Oliver (LotusGeek) commented on Strega's photo
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Ain't nobody got time for that...

"If this were real I'd buy a bunch of them and give them as xmas presents :)"
Nov 16, 2013
Rocky Oliver (LotusGeek) replied to Rob Klaers's discussion 'How to Persuade an Atheist to Become Christian'
"Yeah, but UU doesn't count ;) You can be both an atheist and an UU; in fact I am both. I refuse to go into a church and go along with the motions (outside of just being quiet during their prayers and such) as I don't want to be a…"
Oct 17, 2013
Physeter replied to Rocky Oliver (LotusGeek)'s discussion 'I have a little experiment, or test, and I want to see how you would respond....'
"It's and its::: IT'S NOT THAT HARD PEOPLE!"
Aug 19, 2013
archaeopteryx replied to Rocky Oliver (LotusGeek)'s discussion 'I have a little experiment, or test, and I want to see how you would respond....'
"Ewe're right."
Aug 19, 2013
Rocky Oliver (LotusGeek) replied to Rocky Oliver (LotusGeek)'s discussion 'I have a little experiment, or test, and I want to see how you would respond....'
"ARRRRGH!! I KNOW that, and in fact it is one of my pet peeves! And now I have no one to blame but myself. And maybe my hands. Yeah, that's it. It's past my edit time (that sounded like bed time in my head, and the TV announcer saying,…"
Aug 19, 2013
Physeter replied to Rocky Oliver (LotusGeek)'s discussion 'I have a little experiment, or test, and I want to see how you would respond....'
"That also is a good answer."
Aug 18, 2013
Physeter replied to Rocky Oliver (LotusGeek)'s discussion 'I have a little experiment, or test, and I want to see how you would respond....'
"Amish is actually a good guess. I hate to admit it because I personally love the plain people, but Amish can be very damaging, as I recently learned. I happened to come across this book about a woman who escaped from Amish-ism, and she makes it…"
Aug 18, 2013
Physeter replied to Rocky Oliver (LotusGeek)'s discussion 'I have a little experiment, or test, and I want to see how you would respond....'
"Well look at you thinking outside the box. I don't think I even remembered that those were religions."
Aug 18, 2013
Physeter replied to Rocky Oliver (LotusGeek)'s discussion 'I have a little experiment, or test, and I want to see how you would respond....'
"Oh yes. MY religion seems totally benign. All the evil done in the name of MY religion was done by misguided selfish sinners who don't understand the TRUE meaning of my religion. Now, all those other religions out there? They're founded by…"
Aug 18, 2013
Physeter replied to Rocky Oliver (LotusGeek)'s discussion 'I have a little experiment, or test, and I want to see how you would respond....'
"When you said it was a 'religious documentary,' I assumed you meant a documentary made by religious people about another religion. When I read the very first line up to the blank, I guessed that it was a Christian documentary about…"
Aug 18, 2013
Dr. Bob replied to Rocky Oliver (LotusGeek)'s discussion 'I have a little experiment, or test, and I want to see how you would respond....'
"So I looked at it, then de-emphasized the word "religion" in my mind, and read it again. My immediate answer was "Wall Street". "
Aug 18, 2013
H3xx replied to Rocky Oliver (LotusGeek)'s discussion 'I have a little experiment, or test, and I want to see how you would respond....'
"I ignored the blank, as it was redundant. Every religion on the planet suffers in at least one of those problems. But since it says Profit driven, I'll put in an official guess of Scientology."
Aug 18, 2013

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About Me:
Father. Grandfather. Husband.
Atheist. Humanist. Unitarian Universalist.
Veteran. Southerner. Democrat.
Animal Rescuer. Computer Geek. Author.

Married since 1985 (yes, to the same woman), and we have five exceptional children, and two amazing grandkids.
I'm a professional computer geek, as well as an author. I've written two books, the last being "The Notes and Domino 6 Programming Bible" (Wiley, 2003). I'm also a speaker at conferences across the U.S. and Europe.
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47-52
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Married
Why are you here?
I stumbled upon this site, and liked what I found. I also love to commiserate with fellow atheists, and participate in lively discussions.
The religion you left
Christian
Why you left your religion.
I could not succumb to "blind faith", or really any faith at all. I am a hyper-rational person, and I find it impossible - literally - to believe in any supernatural entity. I am a slave to the scientific method, and I must view the world through this lens.
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High School Graduation: Attack of the Fundies - Public Prayer During Ceremony

Posted on June 8, 2013 at 8:21pm 0 Comments

I posted this yesterday on my Facebook page**; however I decided to post it here as well, in its entirety. I suspect that there are fellow atheists who find this to be an especially frustrating time because of the continuing fight over sanctioned prayer at high school graduations. At a minimum you may find yourself irritated and disgusted with this whole, ongoing, mess - such as the story of the Valedictorian in Pickens County, SC.

Or your…

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Pat Robertson gave me a glimmer of hope that he wasn't bat-shit crazy.... but only for moment

Posted on November 29, 2012 at 11:30am 1 Comment

I was going through my daily ritual of catching up with the goings-on in the world, checking out stories on various sites, when I saw an article that I just had to read: Pat Robertson Dispels Creationist Idea That Earth is 6,000 Years Old, on Huffington Post.

I immediately began reading the article, convinced that this was some tease and he didn't…

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Iowa GOP has fallen off the deep end, become bat-shit crazy

Posted on May 24, 2012 at 3:42pm 0 Comments

I have found numerous reports on various sites that the Iowa GOP has a new proposed platform. (full platform on Scribd; Raw Story article and summary;…

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Dan Savage called out by NOM's Brian Brown for a debate; Savage says, "You're on, motherfucker!"

Posted on May 6, 2012 at 2:19pm 2 Comments

For those who may not have heard of him, Dan Savage is a gay rights activist - and an outspoken atheist. He engages in many talks around the country, and in the media, concerning gay rights; and since the fight against gays is almost always religious in nature, he tends to call out the contradictions and overall hostility within the Bible.

There's a pretty popular video of him speaking at a high school journalism convention the overall speech is about bullying, and gay bashing in…

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The folks at the Creation Museum are at it again - ARK ENCOUNTERS

Posted on April 5, 2012 at 1:00pm 14 Comments

I was looking at some links to Answers in Genesis (AiG) posted in another discussion, and I began poking around this Young Earth Creationist (YEC) resource site. At the top it has links to other related sites, and one of them caught my eye - ARK Encounter ("Help Build the Ark!"). Being the "Click-Curious" type, I clicked on the link and was taken to a site that is currently a…

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At 3:52pm on April 19, 2012, richard vitzthum said…
Rocky: A while back you expressed puzzlement over my "Consolation Sixteen: Sports and Fitness," the sixteenth post in my blog, "Consolations of Atheism." The previous 15 posts are on my home site: consolationsofatheism.blogspot.com
Richard V.
At 5:07pm on April 8, 2012, Nina van der Roos said…

what is the name of the eBook you are looking for ?

At 8:28am on February 5, 2012, Eric Allen said…

Is it ok if I say Hi?  "Hi".

At 3:04pm on December 24, 2011, mary bottoms said…

Thank you so much for your request. I live in Sandy Springs.

Near the drugs r us apartments, down from the drugs r us

apartments. I attended North Georgia College so I'm familiar

with parts of North Georgia.

Think Atheist is the first group I've joined. I'm rather technology

challenged, but I want to learn computers. In March, I was laid

off so I'm trying to get training for computers. It's difficult because

I'm doing it through the State. It's slowwwww.

Have you heard about the State Legislators' plans to change the license

plates?  As of now, it is optional to add to the plate "In God We Trust".

But, the legislators want to make it mandatory. If you do not want it on

your plate, you will have to pay extra. I went by the tag office to buy a

plate. I mentioned to the clerk, "Well, at least it doesn't contain the

IGWT phrase." The clerk told me that would not happen 'til next year.

So, even before the change is considered, plans have been made to

implement it. Fortunately, Americans United for Separation of Church

and State have been mobilized against it.

Tell me about yourself. I live in a condo. My brother lives with me. He's

a chef. I was, for a great deal of time, a proofreader. Majored in English.

Hadn't seen many wesites. Bad spelling, grammar rile me.

Hope you had a great Winter Solstice.

                                                               Mary

At 11:01pm on November 18, 2011, KaraC said…

Hello Rocky - thanks for the friend request. Yes, the "hardwired" discussion is interesting.

At 2:31pm on October 31, 2011, Morgan Matthew said…

Hi Rocky! Thanks for the kind words in that post. I means a lot! It really does. I have a lot of plans in store for the site in the near future! It's really comments like that, that keep me going! :] Thanks so much Rocky!

 

Morgan~

At 6:24pm on June 19, 2011, Monica McGee (Monicks) said…
Thank you for adding me to your friends, Rocky; totally makes me happy. Nice to meet you!
At 2:55pm on December 8, 2009, Morgan Matthew said…
Featured some songs :] Thanks Rocky!
At 2:33pm on November 03, 2009, Rocky Oliver (LotusGeek) added a gift to their profile…
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Gotta dig da Darwin, dude!
At 3:16pm on May 31, 2009, Kevin McShane said…
Its not exactly the same, but the problem is fixed. :)

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t298/silvergriffon23/AtheistFlier-1.jpg
 
 
 

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