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So, all it took was a couple high school cheerleaders to ruin a prayer ban

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gallup's Mirror 14 hours ago. 12 Replies

I wonder what the ACLU actually accomplished here.…Continue

Tags: ACLU, ban, prayer

How much government openness is too much?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary Clouse 14 hours ago. 8 Replies

Right now, hearings about how the US will address ISIS are going on in Washington D.C.During one exchange, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff seemed to object to…Continue

Tags: lies, deception, war, truth, The

Ask The Atheist call in show, more entertaining than most academic discussions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Unseen on Wednesday. 4 Replies

Interesting points and arguments presented very entertainingly by a VERY unapologetic atheist.Continue

Tags: debate, Christianity, atheism, Leykis, Tom

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Unseen replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'We're the only ones in our right minds!!!'
"Lefties are sinister."
13 hours ago
Gallup's Mirror replied to Unseen's discussion 'So, all it took was a couple high school cheerleaders to ruin a prayer ban'
"It's wink-and-nod permission. If the cheerleaders had thrown buckets of pig shit on the crowd, chanted anti-Semitic slogans, or screamed obscenities through megaphones, the school would discipline them in the usual ways. Educate them about the…"
14 hours ago
Gary Clouse replied to Unseen's discussion 'How much government openness is too much?'
"According to Sun Tzu , all war is deception."
14 hours ago
Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'So, all it took was a couple high school cheerleaders to ruin a prayer ban'
"I would think that a lot depends on how one interprets the word "permitting." Is it that wink-and-a-nod kind of permission or is it that they-didn't-send-in-the-National-Guard-to-stop-them-from-praying kind of permission? It's a…"
14 hours ago
Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'What to do about psychopaths now that we can identify them?'
"When it comes to the mind, psychological (as opposed to actual physical) perception may be reality enough to drive their thoughts and actions."
16 hours ago
James Cox replied to Unseen's discussion 'What to do about psychopaths now that we can identify them?'
"I expect that that many people 'feel' that advancement is a 'zero sum game', while in reality 'the game' is more complex. "
17 hours ago
Obfuskation replied to Unseen's discussion 'So, all it took was a couple high school cheerleaders to ruin a prayer ban'
"The best counter I can think of is to find the loudest and most obnoxious ritual and perform it while they pray, then call foul when they attempt to shut it down."
18 hours ago
Gallup's Mirror replied to Unseen's discussion 'So, all it took was a couple high school cheerleaders to ruin a prayer ban'
"You're right, Ed, at least according to the Supreme Court. The Court found in Santa Fe v Doe that permitting student-initiated, student-led prayer at a football game-- a school sponsored event-- amounted to the school subtly coercing…"
18 hours ago
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'So, all it took was a couple high school cheerleaders to ruin a prayer ban'
"I agree everybody is free to do their thing, but the moment of silence is a compromise, a neutral ground, a cease-fire if you will, a way all sides can do their things while showing respect to others by not infringing on them doing their…"
18 hours ago
Simon Mathews replied to Unseen's discussion 'What to do about psychopaths now that we can identify them?'
"Apologies for any confusion, I am using my phone which makes these things more difficult. I was referring to your reply about calling someone bad is simply imposing one's own attitudes upon them. Whilst that is true, imposing a consensual…"
19 hours ago
Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'So, all it took was a couple high school cheerleaders to ruin a prayer ban'
"But it appears that this little "win" just turned it into a game for the other side. What is the next step once this tactic doesn't work? Bring in police to arrest anyone saying a prayer. I bet that the next time those who want to…"
20 hours ago
Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'What to do about psychopaths now that we can identify them?'
"Parsing the indentations, it would appear you answered yourself. Is this a little schizophrenia on your part? If addressing me, I don't think I talked about imposition. Fill me in."
20 hours ago
Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'What to do about psychopaths now that we can identify them?'
"Successful people in many fields tend to have quite a few psychopathic traits. Not just business people but academicians, musicians, writers, and visual artists. Succeeding in most fields is often facilitated by a high degree of selfishness and lack…"
20 hours ago
Simon Mathews replied to Unseen's discussion 'What to do about psychopaths now that we can identify them?'
"I'd like to weigh in and agree with Unseen that saying something going on in the mind reflects something going on in the brain is not jumping ahead of science. Jumping ahead would be to say we understand everything about how that relationship…"
22 hours ago
Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'What to do about psychopaths now that we can identify them?'
"Bringing my discussion with Gregg R Thomas to the top level to make tracking responses easier: "The mind is to the brain as a reflection is to the mirror."Poor analogy.  Light exists without a mirror to reflect it, but a mind does not…"
23 hours ago
Obfuskation replied to Unseen's discussion 'So, all it took was a couple high school cheerleaders to ruin a prayer ban'
"It's not mandated by the organization, and what fans decide to do is their own business.  Supplicating themselves to their super-powered imaginary friends singly or in groups, silently or aloud, doesn't matter a bit to me.  They…"
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Atheist
About Me:
MA in Philosophy. I call myself an atheistic agnostic. In other words, I'm atheist until someone proves I'm wrong.
Age
65-70
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Single
Why are you here?
I followed a link on twitter
The religion you left
Christian
Why you left your religion.
Strangely, you don't include the most obvious answer: God doesn't appear to exist, even as a possibility.
How did you hear about Think Atheist?
followed a link I saw on twitter

Unseen's Blog

A great number of paradoxes, starting with Scroedinger's cat

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 8:00pm 1 Comment

I'm sorry, but I had to stop listening to this bit at about the fourth paradox due to being out of breath from laughing. How long can you last?

Famous last words. No...really!

Posted on February 6, 2014 at 6:30pm 2 Comments

I found a website where Texas lists every capital execution from 1982 on. One of the more interesting things about it is that it includes any last statements the prisoners made. Interesting reading. Lots of "foxhole converts" among them, I note.

OBAMACARE Is Better Than You Think

Posted on September 24, 2013 at 11:40am 1 Comment

In just one week the main part of Obamacare will begin to kick in. This is the state level exchanges that will allow the uninsured to be covered. Beginning on October 1, people will be able to sign up to get insurance in their state regardless of their health.

Most people signing up on the exchanges will qualify for subsidies based on their income and family size. This means that the cost of insurance will be less than the advertised price.

This is good…

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More proof (if you needed any) that things go in cycles

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Samsung has released its new Galaxy Mega, which has a...(wait for it)....(wait for it)...(wait for it)...6.3-inch screen! Tablets tend to start off just .7 inches. 

I have to laugh because after a couple decades of making cell phones as small as possible...…

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At 9:06pm on September 19, 2014, Davis Goodman said…

Can't believe we weren't official friends here all this time!!!!

At 3:34am on September 2, 2014, Demetrius Alcala said…

You stole CBS

At 7:51am on August 10, 2014, Brandon Bissell said…

Yeah thanks. I was hoping to talk to you about something so I'll send a message soon.

At 10:30pm on March 25, 2014, Justin said…

ah yes Im new to it, thank u

At 2:58am on March 25, 2014, EMil Wentzel said…

Thanks :)

I'm still feeling my way around, glad to see so many wonderful positive and active voices here :)

At 11:56am on February 7, 2014, Reg The Fronkey Farmer said…

Thanks for the add Unseen. We took long enough lol...

At 2:46pm on August 30, 2013, Beth said…

Nice to meet you too!

At 3:45pm on May 22, 2013, Asura said…

Yeah i'am new here, seems like an amazing place :D

Thank you!

At 4:25am on March 3, 2013, Gregg R Thomas said…

You Tyrant You.  LOL

Oh well at least we now have Richard Bohn, I wonder how long he will last. :D

At 10:33pm on March 2, 2013, Gregg R Thomas said…

Nice to be here, your thread got closed.

That's one of my pet peeves about Internet forums, the arbitrary overreaching invisible controlling hand.  But maybe it's just me...I gots me plentys of pets that peeves me. :D 

 
 
 

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