Ray R.
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Ray R. commented on Dan's blog post 'Bus Driver Fired After Forcing Prayer on Students'
"Why is it that these religious lemmings constantly try to foist their primitive superstitions unto others ?"
Nov 7, 2013
Ray R. replied to ken sherry's discussion 'the Atheist in 12 step recovery'
"There is zero science behind AA . It's methods haven't changed since their inception in 1937 . AA is a cult that is probably causing more harm than good , and it's entrenchment in the mainstream as a treatment for dependency and…"
Sep 10, 2013
Ray R. replied to Pope Beanie's discussion 'Damn, even Buddhists can be anti-gay-equality?'
"Spot on , Adam ."
Sep 9, 2013
Ray R. replied to Pope Beanie's discussion 'Damn, even Buddhists can be anti-gay-equality?'
"So let me get this straight , because they believe in compassion , " temperance " , and reason , the religion of Buddhism is true ? Buddhists , aside from believing in karma , believe in souls and spirits . I would say that this may…"
Sep 9, 2013
Ray R. replied to Gallup's Mirror's discussion 'What will be the fate of 'Under God' in Massachusetts and other states?'
"Mississippi = Jesustan ."
Sep 9, 2013
Ray R. replied to Pope Beanie's discussion 'Damn, even Buddhists can be anti-gay-equality?'
"Their beliefs are not based on evidence ."
Sep 9, 2013
Ray R. replied to Physeter's discussion 'Seeing faith in nothing--Interesting people at church'
"Cognitive dissonance at its finest ."
Sep 8, 2013
Ray R. replied to Pope Beanie's discussion 'Damn, even Buddhists can be anti-gay-equality?'
"Agreed , H3xx ."
Sep 8, 2013
Ray R. commented on ɐuɐz ǝllǝıuɐp's video
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Imagine - War is Over

"Good luck with that ."
Sep 6, 2013
Ray R. replied to ken sherry's discussion 'the Atheist in 12 step recovery'
"That is really awesome , Diane . I'm so glad you made it through that dark time ."
Sep 6, 2013
Ray R. replied to ken sherry's discussion 'the Atheist in 12 step recovery'
"So , I would guess that the same five percent who recover doing absolutely nothing , would also view doing nothing as worthwhile ?"
Sep 6, 2013
Ray R. replied to ken sherry's discussion 'the Atheist in 12 step recovery'
"Again , with a five percent success rate , the use of AA/NA in addiction disorder , is questionable , at best . AA and its twelve steps were birthed in 1937 . In the intervening 76 years , it's dogma , policies and procedures have remained…"
Sep 5, 2013
Ray R. replied to ken sherry's discussion 'the Atheist in 12 step recovery'
"You are absolutely right Diane . AA and NA are thinly veiled religious propaganda organizations offering non - science based woo instead of treatment for serious , life threatening addiction disorders . The success rate for these organizations is…"
Sep 5, 2013
Ray R. commented on Natalie's video
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Judge orders baby's name be changed from 'Messiah'

"Not sure , but I believe this is why Trinity was disconnected from the matrix ."
Sep 5, 2013
Ray R. replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'The Soul'
"The soul is a primitive concept dating back to prescientific times . The human brain , with its 100 billion neurons and 1 quadrillion synapses , drawing between 10 and 20 watts of power , is more than up to the task of giving rise to consciousness…"
Sep 2, 2013
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Are You A Cunt ?

"Try god . The other white meat ."
Sep 2, 2013

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Atheist
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47-52
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Married
Why are you here?
I am interested in logic , reason , and enjoy hearing the opinions of other atheist thinkers .
The religion you left
Catholic
Why you left your religion.
I never believed it . Any of it .
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Ray R.'s Blog

Beethoven the Radical .

Posted on January 20, 2013 at 8:55am 11 Comments

Approximately one week ago , there was a discussion regarding the influence of music on atheism . Many commented on music they felt was important and meaningful . The vast majority of postings regarded popular music and groups . Apart from myself , however , there were only two very brief mentions regarding a composer , without which , todays' popular music would not have been possible . I'm referring , of course , to Ludwig Van Beethoven. A man who singlehandedly freed music from the bonds of… Continue

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At 3:58am on May 22, 2013, Reg The Fronkey Farmer said…

Thanks for the add Ray. I like you level of tolerance for the religiously minded statements that some members make!! I don't suffer them either.

At 7:14am on May 21, 2013, Unseen said…

Thanks for friending me. How's it going?

At 1:18pm on May 19, 2013, Pope Beanie said…

Nice. His 9th, climaxing with Ode to Joy still gives me goosebumps. To me, it's such a special piece that I reserve listening to it for only special occasions.

Which, by the way, impresses me as an atheist. I'm forced to conclude that such yearnings and creativity result from a primal need to connect ourselves with each other, and with the world, in order to understand and affect each other and the world. Beethoven did that.

 
 
 

  

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