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“The First Task of Government Is To Make Large Numbers of People Governable.”

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen May 13, 2018. 1 Reply

That’s what a sociologist told me after I became politically active.How does government do that? Borrowing from Robert Burns, “Let me count the ways.”Religion is one way, and religion makes other…Continue

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“Once a Catholic, always a Catholic” or “Don’t toss the baby with the bath water.” How would you reply?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Nov 14, 2018. 8 Replies

A man who has tried several times to quit Catholicism, but each time returned, gave me the first of those lines. i had quit in 1957 and told him I’d never heard that but had often heard “Once a…Continue

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Tell Neil deGrasse Tyson You Want Evidence

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris May 13, 2018. 9 Replies

Evidence? For what?For his claim early in Chapter One of his Astrophysics for People in a Hurry that “nearly 14 billion years ago, all the space and all the matter and all the energy of the known…Continue

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The Big Bang Doesn't Deserve Your Faith. It Also Doesn't Deserve Your Tax Money

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Dec 29, 2017. 6 Replies

I once heard a Unitarian minister say Unitarianism is for people who haven't kicked the church habit.The Big Bang is for people who haven't kicked the faith habit.It has preachers. They make claims.…Continue

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Tom Sarbeck commented on Adriana's group Freethought and Funny Bones
"He is/will be America’s most laughed-at president."
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Tom Sarbeck commented on Hope's group Imagine No Organized Religion, Please! Looking better in 2020!
"Remember, many xians want to reach their heaven asap."
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Tom Sarbeck commented on Adriana's group Freethought and Funny Bones
"Most interesting, Doone. Bilateral symmetry’s origin has long puzzled me, partly because it sometimes doesn’t happen."
Mar 23
Tom Sarbeck commented on Adriana's group Freethought and Funny Bones
"Aw, our making words shorter is a good thing. T. Jefferson changed a rule of parliament though and did us wrong. In the seldom-used filling a blank procedure, UKers buy low and sell high. TJ turned it around and we Yanks buy high and sell low."
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Tom Sarbeck commented on Hope's group Imagine No Organized Religion, Please!
"Rulers use religion. —Seneca(?) What would increase the effectiveness of our attempts to proselytyze?"
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Tom Sarbeck commented on Hope's group Imagine No Organized Religion, Please!
"Doone, I’m wondering who in academia would say small societies make gods bigger than necessary to control those societies. Asto Trump, he has outgrown his base in the Republican Party. His prose suggests that he’s going to make himself…"
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Tom Sarbeck commented on Hope's group Imagine No Organized Religion, Please!
"Stephen, I viewed the Grandeur clip skeptically, wondering if it would become an advert for the Big Bang. (NASA’s budget does allow it to buy a lot of prose and video, including whole chapters of the PBS series NOVA. I don’t know if…"
Oct 8, 2019
Tom Sarbeck commented on Michel's group The Daily Cosmos or Interesting Facts about the Universe
"Not the best explanation we have, Stephen; the best explanation you know. We differ in that in the 1960s when I first learned of the BB explanation, I was studying physics and doubted it. You doing ok? I’ve been visiting www dot agnostic dot…"
Aug 21, 2019
Tom Sarbeck commented on Hope's group Imagine No Organized Religion, Please!
"It is said that making good people do bad things requires religion. I would rewrite that as Making good children the slaves who a generation later will do bad things requires religion. That is what religions do; they make the slaves who, if…"
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Tom Sarbeck commented on Adriana's group Freethought and Funny Bones
"Why am I rolling on the floor laughing? I turbocharged my funny bone?"
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Tom Sarbeck commented on Adriana's group Freethought and Funny Bones
"Complaining about young people is a defining sign of age. Ancient ancient Greeks [That’s not a typo.] complained and ancient moderns do it."
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Tom Sarbeck commented on Adriana's group Freethought and Funny Bones
"A math professor asked his class that if the speck over the w is a flyspeck, are flies taking derivatives?"
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Tom Sarbeck commented on Adriana's group Freethought and Funny Bones
"And given too that a self-respecting woodchuck would chuck wood."
Jun 29, 2019
Tom Sarbeck commented on Hope's group Imagine No Organized Religion, Please!
"INVENT KINGS??? WHO DID??? I think I read long ago in a book by Tom Paine, that government started as a protection racket. Gangs of thieves stole shepherds’ animals. The shepherds, unable to fight off the thieves, agreed to BUY THEM OFF. Thus…"
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Tom Sarbeck commented on Hope's group Imagine No Religion, Please!
"Doone, decades have passed since I learned that survey results depend heavily on how the questions are phrased and asked. I won’t take this PRRI survey seriously until I see its questions and hear how they were asked. Further,…"
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Tom Sarbeck commented on Hope's group Imagine No Religion, Please!
"In about which century was the same true of Europe? The 16th, or the 1500s? In America’s 21st century GOP?"
Jun 25, 2019

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At birth a None. At six my dad put me in a Catholic School. At 26 I escaped to agnosticism. No lightning bolts hit nearby and at 78 I came out to friends as an atheist. A chat with a pal brought me to AU.

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At 3:12pm on December 13, 2017, Stephen said…

Happy Birthday Tom. Have a smashing day

At 9:13am on December 13, 2016, Stephen said…

Yes Tom that really would be a smashing day when your country rids itself of the Electoral College. But all the best mate anyway. 

At 3:09am on December 13, 2016, Stephen said…

Happy Birthday Tom. Have a smashing day. All the best my friend.

At 4:43pm on May 24, 2016, Bertold Brautigan said…

Must have been in church.

At 11:21pm on December 13, 2015, Stephen said…

De Nada my friend I hope you had a great day

At 7:04pm on December 13, 2015, Stephen said…

Happy Birthday Tom my friend have a smashing day from us all at AU

At 12:57pm on June 8, 2015, Wasiq Hussain said…

Thanks Tom sir :) .. 

At 1:45am on June 7, 2015, Wasiq Hussain said…

Yes i did say that and its true. Because it focuses on the study of nature. again and again we are told in my religion to look around and discover, travel,gain knowledge,have good physical strength.. in my religion No one says that you have to worship God.You just have to believe that he exists.. I cant give more details because of the rules of this page. But its your choice what you want to do in life no one can make you believe or make you follow what is uncomfortable to you.

At 7:51pm on December 13, 2014, Davy said…

Happy Birthday Tom. Have a great day, enjoy it!

At 1:31pm on August 26, 2014, Stephen said…

Hi Tom welcome to AU hope you like it on site

 
 
 

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