Philip Jarrett
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Does the First Amendment Protect Atheism?

Started Aug 1, 2011 0 Replies

Amendment ICongress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof...The first phrase forbids Congress from creating a national…Continue

Let's Put Claus Back Into Christmas

Started Jun 19, 2011 0 Replies

I've put out a blog post making the proposal that, as a place to start being heard as atheists on a national scale, the creation of a "Let's Put Claus Back Into Christmas" Christmas card mailing…Continue

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Getting old and enjoying it. Poet, writer. Second wife, got it right this time. Five bio-children estanged by false accusations of first wife. One step-daughter with five grandchildren, also estranged because I won't shut up about her husband's abuse she accepts. Three dogs, three cats, two birds. No car, ride bus, rent an apartment. Working class poor.
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Information, networking, getting myself heard to a wider audience. Interest in breaking the stranglehold of theism in the US.
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Why you left your religion.
I came to atheism through my religious experiences as a child in a Fundamentalist church and, later as an adult, in the Charismatic Movement. I did not experience a 'conversion moment' when I became an atheist, rather my studies in biblical criticism and religious history. The final break with theism came with the acceptance of my mortality. I found without belief in an afterlife the need to believe in God became superfluous.
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I May Have Created My Own Religion

Posted on June 19, 2011 at 9:20pm 0 Comments

Back in 1999 I found myself out of a job with time on my hands.  To amuse myself and, perhaps, contact others with my condition (Sleep Associated Altered States of Consciousness...night terrors, OBEs in the popular vernacular.  I had been troubled with these experiences for years but I stubbornly continued to believe that I was a competent judge of my own experiences. Ten years before I had decided that, rather than fight against these things, I would go along with…


Let's Put Claus Back Into Christmas

Posted on June 19, 2011 at 6:36pm 0 Comments

Let’s Put Claus Back Into Christmas:

A modest proposal


Remember Christmas when you were a child?

The Season was a time to come together as family and friends...and even make Peace with your enemies for at least a few days.  Christmas was all about bringing people together.  Religious differences were just like social class or politics or even gender...every town was like Mayberry and had their…


We Are the Insurgency

Posted on June 19, 2011 at 4:16pm 0 Comments

You'll pardon me; I've already made one long response on the subject of political activity by atheists, so I'm doing this as a blog post instead. 

I am responding to the post outlining the difficulties with organizing intellectuals and the statement:

"Can we overcome and find a way to remain relevant in the political arena without compromising our minds and conforming to the “majority rules” mentality?"

First, this is not an option.  If we don't do this, we don't…


To update: I saw my P-Doc on Monday, she switched me from xanax,,,I'd been on them for so long she felt I might respond better to a change... to kolodin (not sure of the spelling) 0.5 twice a day as …

Posted on June 15, 2011 at 11:45pm 0 Comments

To update:

I saw my P-Doc on Monday, she switched me from xanax,,,I'd been on them for so long she felt I might respond better to a change... to kolodin (not sure of the spelling) 0.5 twice a day as needed , left the Zoloft in the morning at 200 mg and the traxedone at night at 300.

I had an appointment yesterday at, believe it or not, Creekside Counseling in Davis Creek, West Virginia.  The creek ran under one end of the house.  There was a long porch with wicker furniture…


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At 4:24pm on June 12, 2011, Monica McGee (Monicks) said…

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At 2:04pm on June 12, 2011, Robert Karp said…
Welcome to the TA community Philip!

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