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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 Lord Atheist's discussion 'Where is the Atheist Pilgrimage 'Mecca'?'
"The moment I read that it occurred to me that the Creation Museum is actually the FIRST place I'd nominate as the Atheist "Mecca". You can see the ultimate in theistic idiocy, have a beer and a laugh at Ken Ham's Ark, have a…"
yesterday
MikeLong replied to Unseen's discussion 'Time for some grammar nazi fun. Things people say that bother you.'
"I hate how, "go ahead and ..." is SO overused. "Ok, now go ahead and push the red button then go ahead and flip the switch.""
Tuesday
MikeLong replied to Unseen's discussion 'Time for some grammar nazi fun. Things people say that bother you.'
Tuesday
MikeLong replied to Unseen's discussion 'Time for some grammar nazi fun. Things people say that bother you.'
"Yes, Unseen, I'm certainly impressed with the enormity of your vocabulary. I can't wait for the next lesson. ;-)"
May 20
MikeLong replied to Unseen's discussion 'Time for some grammar nazi fun. Things people say that bother you.'
"It's not "to go" I'm reporting. It's using Present Simple (to tell a story) where Past Simple is needed. This has become so common recently you may not have recognized it. "
May 20
MikeLong replied to Unseen's discussion 'Time for some grammar nazi fun. Things people say that bother you.'
"Me too (despite your n./adj. inconsistency). It seems, however, that common usage is supplanting our sensibilities. Many modern dictionaries now equate "enormity" with "enormousness". It is, after all, the role of the dictionary…"
May 20
MikeLong replied to Unseen's discussion 'Time for some grammar nazi fun. Things people say that bother you.'
"Commonly, in British English, the word, "hospital" joins words like "home", "work", and "school" in taking no article. "He was taken to hospital" is common usage."
May 18
MikeLong replied to Jake LaFort's discussion 'Funeral Protocol'
May 18
MikeLong replied to Jake LaFort's discussion 'Funeral Protocol'
"Great news!! You'll love Ireland. To the Irish, "wake" means "party".  "
May 16
MikeLong replied to Jake LaFort's discussion 'Funeral Protocol'
"It did."
May 16
MikeLong replied to Unseen's discussion 'Time for some grammar nazi fun. Things people say that bother you.'
"It's difficult to put in writing, but my teeth grind when people speak as if every statement were a question, with rising intonation on the last word of each sentence."
May 16
MikeLong replied to Unseen's discussion 'Time for some grammar nazi fun. Things people say that bother you.'
"How about the Present Simple tense for narratives: e.g. "Last night he goes into the store and he walks up to the counter and he says..." (instead of "went" "walked" "said")"
May 16
MikeLong replied to Noel's discussion 'Twilight Zone?'
"How about a one-time (<no reply>) email blast to all addresses on TA's files soliciting a revisit by "old" members. There are quite a number I used to enjoy reading who no longer contribute."
May 4
MikeLong replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'The ethics of a profession'
"And another: my grand-daughter has an unusual name, but when I speak it into a txt through the app it gets it right and even capitalizes it (which I would never bother to do) because it got the name from my contacts and recognises it as a…"
Apr 24
MikeLong replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'The ethics of a profession'
"Ooo I GOTTA disagree with you there. Google voice recognition (WAY better than SIRI, BTW) does an increasingly amazing job. I used to test such voice recognition keyboard apps with the phrase, "They're building their house over…"
Apr 24
MikeLong replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'The ethics of a profession'
"I wish you all the best, Belle, truly; but, in my opinion, everything to do with the funeral business is a rip-off. They take advantage of people's grief to sell them something Nobody needs. I've left my body to science, but it may be that…"
Apr 23

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Atheist
About Me:
Sincerely wondering how I EVER bought this supernatural nonsense.
Age
65-70
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In a Relationship
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To propagate the fact.
The religion you left
Catholic
Why you left your religion.
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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