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SteveInCO commented on richard vitzthum's blog post 'Consolations of Atheism'
"And again. Hey RIchard:  How about starting a new post when you want to do this?"
May 25, 2013
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Consolations of Atheism

                                    CONSOLATION TWENTY-EIGHT: POKER     Always a favorite hobby, poker has become something more to me now that I'm in my late seventies. It's the one competitive activity I can still do with men and women a third my age. Can't do it in sports -- in golf, the only sport I can still play without tearing myself apart, I have to use the senior tees. Can't do it professionally -- I'm retired from all that. Only in poker can I still sit down with 20-, 30-, 40-, 50-,…See More
May 25, 2013
richard vitzthum posted a blog post

Consolations of Atheism

                                    CONSOLATION TWENTY-EIGHT: POKER     Always a favorite hobby, poker has become something more to me now that I'm in my late seventies. It's the one competitive activity I can still do with men and women a third my age. Can't do it in sports -- in golf, the only sport I can still play without tearing myself apart, I have to use the senior tees. Can't do it professionally -- I'm retired from all that. Only in poker can I still sit down with 20-, 30-, 40-, 50-,…See More
Apr 14, 2013
richard vitzthum might attend Cara Coleen's event
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Think Atheist Baltimore Meet-up at Razorbacks Raw Bar & Grill

April 15, 2013 from 7pm to 9pm
Think Atheist holds monthly meetings (typically the third Monday of every month, but that is subject to change) to discuss topics of interest and simply enjoy the company of other free-thinkers! The site founder, Morgan Matthew, will be in attendance, as well as site administrators, Cara Coleen, Isidore Ducasse, and Robert Karp.This month, we'll be talking about our newly adopted road in Baltimore, and our plans for keeping this stretch of road free of clutter & superstition ;) Click below…See More
Apr 13, 2013
SteveInCO commented on richard vitzthum's blog post 'Consolations of Atheism'
"Here we go again."
Mar 21, 2013
richard vitzthum posted a blog post

Consolations of Atheism

                                    CONSOLATION TWENTY-EIGHT: POKER     Always a favorite hobby, poker has become something more to me now that I'm in my late seventies. It's the one competitive activity I can still do with men and women a third my age. Can't do it in sports -- in golf, the only sport I can still play without tearing myself apart, I have to use the senior tees. Can't do it professionally -- I'm retired from all that. Only in poker can I still sit down with 20-, 30-, 40-, 50-,…See More
Mar 21, 2013
SteveInCO commented on richard vitzthum's blog post 'Consolations of Atheism'
"Here's a suggestion, Richard... actually create a totally new post when you have something new to say."
Mar 4, 2013
SteveInCO commented on richard vitzthum's blog post 'Consolations of Atheism'
"Yeah so the old (lame) post has been replaced by a newer one."
Mar 4, 2013
richard vitzthum posted a blog post

Consolations of Atheism

                                    CONSOLATION TWENTY-EIGHT: POKER     Always a favorite hobby, poker has become something more to me now that I'm in my late seventies. It's the one competitive activity I can still do with men and women a third my age. Can't do it in sports -- in golf, the only sport I can still play without tearing myself apart, I have to use the senior tees. Can't do it professionally -- I'm retired from all that. Only in poker can I still sit down with 20-, 30-, 40-, 50-,…See More
Mar 4, 2013
richard vitzthum is attending Isidore Ducasse's event
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Monthly Meeting for March 2013 at Eastern Tech High School - Classroom P-1

March 18, 2013 from 7pm to 9pm
Think Atheist holds monthly meetings (typically the third Monday of every month, but that is subject to change) to discuss topics of interest and simply enjoy the company of other free-thinkers! The site founder, Morgan Matthew, will be in attendance, as well as site administrators, Cara Coleen, Isidore Ducasse, and Robert Karp.Below is our agenda for Monday, March 18th.  Many atheists have difficulty understanding how an intelligent person can adopt religious beliefs.  This month’s speaker, a…See More
Mar 1, 2013
Heather Spoonheim commented on richard vitzthum's blog post 'Consolations of Atheism'
"There is not benefit to the author in pasting a new blog in an old blog file - other than inheriting irrelevant comments.  Even just editing a blog to renew the date offers no positive - unless you want to make it look as though you…"
Feb 22, 2013
richard vitzthum posted a blog post

Consolations of Atheism

                                    CONSOLATION TWENTY-EIGHT: POKER     Always a favorite hobby, poker has become something more to me now that I'm in my late seventies. It's the one competitive activity I can still do with men and women a third my age. Can't do it in sports -- in golf, the only sport I can still play without tearing myself apart, I have to use the senior tees. Can't do it professionally -- I'm retired from all that. Only in poker can I still sit down with 20-, 30-, 40-, 50-,…See More
Feb 22, 2013
SteveInCO commented on richard vitzthum's blog post 'Consolations of Atheism'
"So I guess this guy has found a cheap way to post over and over again."
Feb 2, 2013
richard vitzthum posted a blog post

Consolations of Atheism

                                    CONSOLATION TWENTY-EIGHT: POKER     Always a favorite hobby, poker has become something more to me now that I'm in my late seventies. It's the one competitive activity I can still do with men and women a third my age. Can't do it in sports -- in golf, the only sport I can still play without tearing myself apart, I have to use the senior tees. Can't do it professionally -- I'm retired from all that. Only in poker can I still sit down with 20-, 30-, 40-, 50-,…See More
Jan 31, 2013
SteveInCO commented on richard vitzthum's blog post 'Consolations of Atheism'
"Diane?  With the date changed? Hmmm... I should experiment on one of mine."
Jan 19, 2013
Diane commented on richard vitzthum's blog post 'Consolations of Atheism'
"I think if the original poster edits the post and saves it, it gets re-posted with the previous comments intact.  "
Jan 19, 2013

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About Me:
I've just begun a blog called Consolations of Atheism at http://consolationsofatheism.blogspot.com and am looking for readers, followers, and email comment. It's a followup to my 1995 book titled Materialism (Prometheus Press).
Age
71-76
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I'm a long-term, serious atheist interested in explaining to anyone interested how deeply satisfying and comforting a worldview atheism is.
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Was never a part of one
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Consolations of Atheism

Posted on May 25, 2013 at 11:38am 15 Comments

                                    CONSOLATION TWENTY-EIGHT: POKER

     Always a favorite hobby, poker has become something more to me now that I'm in my late seventies. It's the one competitive activity I can still do with men and women a third my age. Can't do it in sports -- in golf, the only sport I can still play without tearing myself apart, I have to use the senior tees. Can't do it professionally -- I'm retired from all that. Only in poker can I still sit down with 20-, 30-,…

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At 11:21pm on July 6, 2011, Jeff Samuelson said…
Thanks for the add, Richard!
At 11:36am on June 13, 2011, Jerry Myers said…
Hello Richard,  after receiving your request, I suspiciously went first to your blog and after reading your "consolations"  I am super impressed at how you've somehow stolen my thoughts and rearranged them, added some neat data, organized the whole and gave it a terrific invitingly humanistic tone so that I can now explain confidently and without apology why I am an atheist.  Terrific writing and thinking, Richard!
At 7:56pm on June 6, 2011, Robert Karp said…
Welcome to the TA community Richard!!!!
At 5:54pm on June 6, 2011, Monica McGee (Monicks) said…

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