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Do You Want More Democracy Than You Have?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris yesterday. 2 Replies

If you live in one of the 18 American states that have the direct initiative and referendum, then on the days you can vote you have democracy."Happily, I live in one of those states. California.If…Continue

Tags: predator, predation, democracy, activism

Faiths for People Who Haven't Kicked the Faith Habit

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Nov 7. 21 Replies

Nationalism is one such faith. It lacks religion's supernatural paraphernalia but its leaders want their followers' money and even their lives.Others?Continue

Tags: obedience, loyalty, faith

What Does Atheism Require?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen Sep 27. 1 Reply

Atheism requires people who question what authority says.I first questioned that "Turn the other cheek" stuff. The nuns said it so many times that I finally realized I have only two cheeks. "No one…Continue

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What Does Theism Require?

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Theism requires a lot, including a need to believe what authority says.What did it requre of you?[See also the related discussion, What Does Atheism Require?]Continue

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Chris replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion Do You Want More Democracy Than You Have?
"Not new news. North Korea to US: Stop Your South Korean War Games and We'll Stop Threatening Nuclear War By Tess Owen April 24, 2016 | 8:10 am"
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Chris replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion Do You Want More Democracy Than You Have?
"Please esplain further. A representative government, vs. a plural government? The DKRP, the former USSR, and NAZI government were all representative governements. In satire."
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Do You Want More Democracy Than You Have?

If you live in one of the 18 American states that have the direct initiative and referendum, then on the days you can vote you have democracy."Happily, I live in one of those states. California.If you live in one of the other 32 states you are a victim of the people you elect to state legislatures.I’ve heard that some folks in Wisconsin are working to get the direct initiative and referendum added to their Constitution.If you live in one of these states, do you know if people there are working…See More
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Tom Sarbeck replied to Stephen's discussion Due process in sexual harrassment cases
"First, Stephen, when in your opinion does/should due process start? BTW, you’ll have to define the term."
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Tom Sarbeck replied to D L's discussion Do Republicans and pedophile priests share the same vile sexual morality.
"You may suggest that, Stephen, but what works differs for kids and adults. Kids with loving parents who are good people will probably become good people. Adults? Depending on their histories, they might travel several routes and become good people."
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Tom Sarbeck replied to D L's discussion Do Republicans and pedophile priests share the same vile sexual morality.
"DL, in 1957 when I was quitting Catholicism I read of the Roman church saying the Gnostics were heretics. I  understood that they had gone to Egypt and guessed that they might have something worth checking out. In a couple of years I did look…"
Nov 19
Chris replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion Faiths for People Who Haven't Kicked the Faith Habit
"For atheists who don't understand what god means to some people the following link may help. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/tavissmiley/interviews/31508/"
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Chris replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion Faiths for People Who Haven't Kicked the Faith Habit
"A Shuffle of Aluminum, but to Banks, Pure Gold http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/everything-is-rigged-the-biggest-financial-scandal-yet-20130425 Everything Is Rigged: The Biggest Price-Fixing Scandal Ever Everything Is Rigged: The Biggest…"
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Davy replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion Faiths for People Who Haven't Kicked the Faith Habit
"By replacing the structure of Society from a vertical structure with its inbuilt inequality and its subsequent thinking by people that they are better than everyone else, with a Horizontally structured society based on equality with its subsequent…"
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Chris replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion Faiths for People Who Haven't Kicked the Faith Habit
"The link to this (Ning) forum is slow."
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Tom Sarbeck replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion Faiths for People Who Haven't Kicked the Faith Habit
"There are other faiths besides nationalism—and besides the economic faiths capitalism, communism, facism and socialism. In all of those faiths a privileged few want the many to provide for them (for the few). Though much of human history, the…"
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Tom Sarbeck replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion Faiths for People Who Haven't Kicked the Faith Habit
"...that having a wealthy class benefi... Chris, would you have complted your thought with “...benefits more than the wealthy class?” Please don’t leave your thought unfinished. I’m sure it would be a symphony but as a…"
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Chris replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion Faiths for People Who Haven't Kicked the Faith Habit
"I don't understand why some, or apparently many people think that having an extreme weathy class benifi"
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Stephen replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion ..., because there is no god. in the group Freethought and Funny Bones
"Because there is no god Trump is trying to fill the breach. What an ego that man has."
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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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