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There Is No God

Started this discussion. Last reply by Davis Goodman Oct 12, 2014. 36 Replies

Something has been bothering me for years - since I heard the news of a billboard proclaiming, "There is probably no god". "What's with this 'probably'?", I thought. "Of course there is no God. The…Continue

Tags: Philosophy, Certainty, Atheism, Theism

The Right to Discriminate

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pope Beanie Mar 4, 2014. 76 Replies

I wrote a letter to the NY Times in reply to Gail Collins' piece on Arizona. It was published but, of course, even though the point of the letter was to ask for an explanation, there were no…Continue

Tags: law, Discrimination

The Right to Discriminate

Started Mar 2, 2014 0 Replies

I wrote a letter to the NY Times in reply to Gail Collins' piece on Arizona. It was published but, of course, even though the point of the letter was to ask for an explanation, there were no…Continue

Tags: law, Discrimination

Finally - An Economist Who Makes Sense

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gregg R Thomas Feb 4, 2014. 41 Replies

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MikeLong replied to Bouncy Edhel's discussion 'I Think I'm Dead... Advice?'
"Smile and say, "Rosary, uh not really my thing. I'll just step out for a coffee and be back in half an hour.""
Apr 27
MikeLong replied to Bouncy Edhel's discussion 'I Think I'm Dead... Advice?'
"The choice seems to be a bitter confrontation or mindless compliance with the aunt. There are other options. I am a member of a huge Catholic family. Among them I am the only "out" atheist. I just returned from the funeral of my oldest…"
Apr 27
MikeLong replied to Unseen's discussion 'Do we still believe in a robust freedom of speech?'
"I agree. The difference is the perpetrator's attitude toward the victims. In a hate crime, the perp HATES the victims (whether because of race, religion, etc.). But with terrorism, the perpetrators are totally ambivalent toward the victims. How…"
Mar 28
MikeLong replied to Unseen's discussion 'Dealing with prostitution'
"Not orgasms - "rolling" orgasms, or, as I've always heard, "multiple" orgasms. Multiple orgasms are not usual for women (in my experience). Most women, after reaching an orgasm, need recovery time - like men do. Some women…"
Feb 24
MikeLong replied to Unseen's discussion 'New theory of cosmic origin implies no Big Bang'
"Did you expect he WOULD get it? Perhaps you assumed that, when presented with actual mathematical/scientific proof, he would say, "Ah, I see. I guess you're right. That Noah thing was all a myth." :-) Religious people just have…"
Feb 23
MikeLong commented on Ed's blog post 'Christian Assumptions'
"Suggestion: rather than admitting that your are not religious, you might want to consider saying, "I'd rather not mix religion with business, if you don't mind". You might retain some business that an avowed atheist might lose in…"
Feb 20
MikeLong replied to Unseen's discussion 'New theory of cosmic origin implies no Big Bang'
"Asymptotes are not paradoxes."
Feb 20
MikeLong replied to Unseen's discussion 'New theory of cosmic origin implies no Big Bang'
"I've always felt that, while physics/mathematics can get closer and closer to the "singularity" it will never be demonstrated, because, like any asymptote, its value can decrease "forever" yet never reach zero. So the…"
Feb 20
MikeLong replied to Unseen's discussion 'Dealing with prostitution'
"Dead right. In societies that treat sexual commerce as sinful and illegal and morally repugnant, women who choose that profession will probably have some negative motivators. But for prostitution, IN ITSELF, while it might correlate to low self…"
Feb 19
MikeLong replied to Unseen's discussion 'Dealing with prostitution'
"Where did this idea come from that we have to tell kids lies or they'll "grow up too soon". Conversations on sex should take place at about the same time as conversations on driving a car (early childhood). "This (sex or driving…"
Feb 19
MikeLong replied to Unseen's discussion 'Dealing with prostitution'
"Not sure how this chart was compiled, but prostitution has been completely legal in NZ for over 10 years. One major result has been that the girls can and do look to the Police for protection (instead of as the enemy) and they are protected."
Feb 18
MikeLong replied to Davis Goodman's discussion 'Three challenging philosophical questions for Atheists (and agnostics, secularists, humanists, progressives)'
"I'm with you. I often wonder where this "life is sacred" stance comes from. I don't think there's anything like that in the Bible. On the contrary, "thou art dust and to dust thou shall return". "
Feb 4
MikeLong replied to Unseen's discussion 'I have no problem with TA running ads, do you?'
"That doesn't mean that TA is "non income". Any income in excess of immediate needs can go to further atheist/secular causes."
Feb 4
MikeLong commented on Davis Goodman's blog post 'Who didn't see this coming? :('
Feb 4
MikeLong replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"Get help. Love your icon. It suits. "
Jan 9
MikeLong replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"Not suggesting that. We just need to put the threat into perspective. I'm convinced that, if all Westerners that have been beheaded were, instead, unceremoniously and quietly killed, the conflagration would be less, fewer kids would be trying…"
Jan 9

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Sincerely wondering how I EVER bought this supernatural nonsense.
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65-70
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To propagate the fact.
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Catholic
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Don't remember. It was gradual.
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At 5:05am on September 16, 2013, ɐuɐz ǝllǝıuɐp said…

Thank you <3

At 10:13pm on March 20, 2013, Morgan Matthew said…

Hi MikeLong, you just have to have a popular topic. It will organically (Automatically) move it's way up or down the "Whats new today" side bar.

At 6:16pm on March 14, 2013, Real Life James Bond said…
Lol, I'm not perfect, sometimes it needs to be done. I don't hold grudges about stuff like that :)
At 8:58pm on May 31, 2011, Heather Spoonheim said…
Thanks, Mike - I've been called easy before, but never in that context.
At 6:58pm on May 31, 2011, Heather Spoonheim said…
Thank you for the well thought, and poignantly written, response to Sassafras.  He actually called another veteran an 'unpatriotic coward' even after knowing the man was a retired intelligence officer.  I do hope that he eventually takes the time to question his belief-set, if even only to doubt it for an instant.  In any event, I'm pleased to have your input on this site on all issues - although this one in particular is distinctly pleasing.
At 10:07pm on May 15, 2011, Monica McGee (Monicks) said…

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