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Idealism. In A Person, What Are Its Causes? How Long Does It Last?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris May 9. 20 Replies

OED's first definition says it's "the unrealistic belief in or pursuit of perfection". (Please, do philosophy in a discussion you open.)I was once idealistic and often said people "should" or "should…Continue

Tags: pessimism, optimism, cynicism, realism, idealism

Kids Make Parliamentary Law As They Grow. The Book We Are Told To Use Makes It Incomprehensible.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Apr 17. 1 Reply

Step 1 of 10. Newborns' cries tell people they have needs. They will soon know words and be able to identify and ask for what they need or want.Step 2 of 10. Kid's brains are developing and by about…Continue

Tags: children, democracy

Dammit, no one asked me If I wanted to be born! No one has a right...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Apr 15. 9 Replies

...a right to keep me here without my consent! I want more separation of church and state.When I was a kid religions had enough political power to force local and state governments to enact blue laws…Continue

Tags: laws, law, separation, state, church

Hacking Happens: Describe Life When We Have Few If Any Secrets

Started Oct 16, 2016 0 Replies

During the 1960s, we in the computer industry knew hackers would try to get access to information stored on computers. We knew confidentiality, or secrecy,  would require each pair of computers to…Continue

Tags: manipulation, blackmail, shame, control, hacking

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Tom Sarbeck commented on Skycomet the Fallen Angel's group Evolution Defenders
""...if religion is considered an instinct, and intelligence the ability to rise above one's instincts,.... Ergo, it's so because we say it's so."
Saturday
Tom Sarbeck replied to Lauren Ell's discussion "Activist finds silence on genital mutilation case depressing, predictable" in the group Republican Atheists
"I no longer use the generic terms 'right' or 'left'. I too was once young and immature."
Thursday
Tom Sarbeck commented on Atheist Universe's blog post 20 Unusual Churches (Part I)
"Which is more imaginative, the stories religions tell or the buildings in which they tell their stories?"
May 17
Tom Sarbeck replied to Mrs.B's discussion Taxes
"This first Yank to reply has words. With about 70% of churchgoers opposing pulpit politics, it would be a long overdue self-inflicted illness. Not 100% fatal, but serious. The 30% are the authoritians who reliably obey their opportunistic leaders."
May 16
Tom Sarbeck replied to Lauren Ell's discussion "RIP Turkey 1921-2017" in the group Republican Atheists
"Ah, we agree. It's simple."
May 15
Tom Sarbeck replied to Lauren Ell's discussion "Politics and Paradigms" in the group Republican Atheists
"Of course it's not impossible, Bob, but saying coal and fossil fuels are inherently evil, ...well, I hear that value judgment mostly from Catholics. Polluting, they are. Inherently evil?"
May 15
Tom Sarbeck replied to Lauren Ell's discussion California scheduled for $15/hr minimum wage in the group Republican Atheists
"Is it optimistic to hope that minimum wage issues will move people toward employee ownership of the compnies they work for? It will reduce employer-employee conflict."
May 14
Tom Sarbeck replied to Lauren Ell's discussion "RIP Turkey 1921-2017" in the group Republican Atheists
"Stephen, in the US it's common for Republicans to be either libertarians or social conservatives. The former favors small government; the latter big government. It's rare for the latter to be atheists."
May 14
Tom Sarbeck left a comment for Christopher Stanfield
"Christopher, consider extending your random search to Atheist Nexus and Think Atheist. This long-ago Texan, now retired in California, does all three."
May 12
Chris replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion Idealism. In A Person, What Are Its Causes? How Long Does It Last?
"Or anti- Obamaidologies. There seems to be a racist tenddencies to it."
May 9
Stephen replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion Idealism. In A Person, What Are Its Causes? How Long Does It Last?
"I don't see it myself Chris I think the D & Rs are neither idealists or realists I see them as mere opportunists."
May 7
Tom Sarbeck replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion Idealism. In A Person, What Are Its Causes? How Long Does It Last?
"Not your evidence that the R's are blocking all of Obama's goals Chris. What is your evidence that McConnell, Gingrich, Ryan and et cetera are idealists?"
May 7
Tom Sarbeck replied to Lauren Ell's discussion "RIP Turkey 1921-2017" in the group Republican Atheists
"Chris, Lauren posted that she once leaned Libertarian but became serious. Some people, hoping to help repair an ailing party, do stay. For info on previous attempts by xians to influence American politics, do a search on "Great Awakening"."
May 6
Tom Sarbeck replied to Lauren Ell's discussion "RIP Turkey 1921-2017" in the group Republican Atheists
"Chris, I went to the Urban Dictionary website and found antifa. UD is a wiki so antifa means what someone says it means. Some words have dozens of meanings, many of them similar. Short for (militant) anti-fascists. Middle-class champagne…"
May 6
Tom Sarbeck replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion Can Math Describe Reality or, At Best, Approximate It? in the group Mathematics
"Hypnotists, to succeed, have to exclude people who will resist."
May 6
Chris replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion Can Math Describe Reality or, At Best, Approximate It? in the group Mathematics
"I agree that people (subjects) cooperate with hypnotists. The subject of hypnotism may make an interesting discussion. One of the hosts of Atheist Universe (Adriana) didn't believe that people could be hypnotised. We disscussed this a number of…"
May 6

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Retired from mainframe computer mfg.
What brought you to Atheist Universe?
A chat with a friend who visits here. There was little activity then but by searching the discussions I found there had been much activity in the past.
Re the above "Tradition at Birth" question. At birth mine was none. Partway through first grade my dad put me into a Catholic school, and saying my tradition want to hell understates it by ten raised to the millionth power. They indoctrinated me so well that quitting required some trauma.

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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

At 1:29pm on August 26, 2014, Davy said…

Hello Tom.


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