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    Thread: Atheist Social Network?
Post: RE: Atheist Social Network?

I realized I still had the browser tab open on that site, apparently I'm in even though I never got the confirmation email which presumably had a link to verify my ownership of the account. From what...
mordant Atheism & Theism 47 633 09-13-2021, 02:39 AM
    Thread: Where were you on September 11, 2001?
Post: RE: Where were you on September 11, 2001?

(09-12-2021, 02:43 AM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote: (09-11-2021, 08:08 PM)mordant Wrote: [...] was the endless excuses they provided for things like the two gulf wars [...] What was the gulf war aside fro...
mordant World News, Politics and Current Events 27 296 09-13-2021, 02:35 AM
    Thread: Climate Change
Post: RE: Climate Change

(09-12-2021, 10:50 AM)Alan V Wrote: Another reason we need to act now is that we are running out of fossil fuels.The point of the article I was discussing is that the present oligarchy under which w...
mordant Science, Engineering and Mathematics 928 169,356 09-13-2021, 02:11 AM
    Thread: UFOs: No Longer Crazy?
Post: RE: UFOs: No Longer Crazy?

Personally I take the view that intelligent life hits certain evolutionary hard stops and seldom gets beyond them. Ultimately they are all related to the scarcity of usable energy. Between that and th...
mordant Spirituality, Pseudoscience and Conspiracy Theories 1,613 52,830 09-11-2021, 09:49 PM
    Thread: Climate Change
Post: RE: Climate Change

(09-06-2021, 03:29 AM)Inkubus Wrote: Quote:Capitalism is a profit-maximizing economic machine. In a growth-less, contracting economy, the profit motive can have a devastating catabolic impact on a s...
mordant Science, Engineering and Mathematics 928 169,356 09-11-2021, 09:30 PM
    Thread: Where were you on September 11, 2001?
Post: RE: Where were you on September 11, 2001?

My wife and I had just gotten back from a vacation in Hawaii. One more day and we would have been stranded there for some time. At the time we were living in Phoenix and my daughter was living in the...
mordant World News, Politics and Current Events 27 296 09-11-2021, 08:08 PM
    Thread: The Biden Chronicles (topical thread)
Post: RE: The Biden Chronicles (topical thread)

The Dems do have Nancy Pelosi, who in an interview just said the following: Quote:I say to my Republican friends, take back your party. The country needs a big, strong Republican Party. And I say tha...
mordant World News, Politics and Current Events 968 22,002 09-11-2021, 07:55 PM
    Thread: Coronavirus spreads. But don't panic! (topical thread)
Post: RE: Coronavirus spreads. But don't panic! (topica...

I got a call this morning from my friends I used to gather with at the senior center for Saturday morning card games, more or less begging me to return, wondering if I was truly staying away because o...
mordant World News, Politics and Current Events 8,290 288,640 09-11-2021, 07:46 PM
    Thread: Atheist Social Network?
Post: RE: Atheist Social Network?

(09-04-2021, 11:40 PM)Cheerful Charlie Wrote: (09-02-2021, 10:16 PM)KevinM1 Wrote: (09-02-2021, 10:01 PM)Inkubus Wrote: Have any of you poked around in there? What a fucking mess. No... I wasn't...
mordant Atheism & Theism 47 633 09-05-2021, 12:13 AM
    Thread: Atheist Social Network?
Post: RE: Atheist Social Network?

I took a look. It's pretty buggy. It can't even send out a confirmation email so that you can use it. I don't have time for it right now anyway, was just curious.
mordant Atheism & Theism 47 633 09-03-2021, 02:33 AM
    Thread: What does God actually do?
Post: RE: What does God actually do?

(09-01-2021, 10:14 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote: He plays his favorite game. It's called "Ineffable". Does "ineffable" mean you can give him an F for a grade then?
mordant Atheism & Theism 60 730 09-03-2021, 02:10 AM
    Thread: What does God actually do?
Post: RE: What does God actually do?

The Christian belief-system is such that god gets 100% of the credit for things that go our way but WE get 100% of the blame for things that don't go our way. If it's good, its god; if it's bad, it's ...
mordant Atheism & Theism 60 730 09-01-2021, 10:07 PM
    Thread: Sirhan Sirhan recommended for parole
Post: RE: Sirhan Sirhan recommended for parole

(09-01-2021, 05:04 PM)SYZ Wrote: (09-01-2021, 12:11 PM)mordant Wrote: In this country, we can only get behind decisions that maintain -- or, preferably, increase -- punishment and retribution. Si...
mordant World News, Politics and Current Events 28 289 09-01-2021, 09:49 PM
    Thread: Sirhan Sirhan recommended for parole
Post: RE: Sirhan Sirhan recommended for parole

In this country, we can only get behind decisions that maintain -- or, preferably, increase -- punishment and retribution. Sirhan is an old man who doubtless regrets the disordered thinking of his yo...
mordant World News, Politics and Current Events 28 289 09-01-2021, 12:11 PM
    Thread: The nature of our soul/spirit/consciousness
Post: RE: The nature of our soul/spirit/consciousness

(08-18-2021, 04:05 PM)Critic Wrote: A friend gave her though about reincarnation as a nonreligious belief.  Bacically saying that since energy and matter can be neither created nor destroyed, then i...
mordant Spirituality, Pseudoscience and Conspiracy Theories 90 1,175 08-31-2021, 11:48 AM
    Thread: Amusing!
Post: RE: Amusing!

(08-28-2021, 05:42 AM)Cavebear Wrote: (08-28-2021, 04:20 AM)Minimalist Wrote: https://www.rawstory.com/harvard-univers...-chaplain/ Quote:Harvard University elects atheist as head chaplain Qu...
mordant Atheism & Theism 36 401 08-31-2021, 03:01 AM
    Thread: Coronavirus spreads. But don't panic! (topical thread)
Post: RE: Coronavirus spreads. But don't panic! (topica...

(08-31-2021, 01:28 AM)KevinM1 Wrote: It's hard for me to even fathom how anti-science is a thing.  I wouldn't have the mobility and limited ability I currently enjoy without some amazing surgeons an...
mordant World News, Politics and Current Events 8,290 288,640 08-31-2021, 02:38 AM
    Thread: A definitive list of the people who are going to hell
Post: A definitive list of the people who are going to h...

I ran across this and it's so good I had to just leave it here: https://medium.com/backyard-theology/the...2233861dc7
mordant Atheism & Theism 31 426 08-21-2021, 01:05 PM
    Thread: The trump chronicles (topical thread)
Post: RE: The trump chronicles (topical thread)

(08-15-2021, 10:36 PM)Minimalist Wrote: We must admit that "fear" is the determining factor for all politics in the US. On the right, the FOX and OAN shits exist to terrify whitey that the darkies ...
mordant World News, Politics and Current Events 13,432 132,445 08-16-2021, 01:31 AM
    Thread: Coronavirus spreads. But don't panic! (topical thread)
Post: RE: Coronavirus spreads. But don't panic! (topica...

Exhausted nurses quit in total burnout. This "optional surge" was the last straw for many. Those who are still working are often quitting regular jobs to take lucrative combat pay from the highest b...
mordant World News, Politics and Current Events 8,290 288,640 08-15-2021, 10:19 PM
    Thread: Coronavirus spreads. But don't panic! (topical thread)
Post: RE: Coronavirus spreads. But don't panic! (topica...

(08-14-2021, 12:54 AM)Dom Wrote: As introvert, none of the disadvantages matter much to me, albeit I would like some broadband.StarLink is starting to roll out, but it's $500 for the equipment a...
mordant World News, Politics and Current Events 8,290 288,640 08-14-2021, 01:18 AM
    Thread: Coronavirus spreads. But don't panic! (topical thread)
Post: RE: Coronavirus spreads. But don't panic! (topica...

And now, in the "I really hate to read this" department (or, for those who prefer, the "Mordant is a fear-monger department"): Respected infectious disease expert says pandemic will last at least thr...
mordant World News, Politics and Current Events 8,290 288,640 08-12-2021, 11:03 AM
    Thread: Cuomo resigns
Post: RE: Cuomo resigns

(08-10-2021, 06:35 PM)Tres Leches Wrote: I love how he gave a two week notice instead of immediately leaving, like one would do for an employer when leaving so they have time to find a replacement. ...
mordant World News, Politics and Current Events 42 404 08-11-2021, 12:22 AM
    Thread: Historical Solomon, Biblical Solomon
Post: RE: Historical Solomon, Biblical Solomon

(09-04-2020, 02:57 PM)Aliza Wrote: (09-04-2020, 02:46 PM)mordant Wrote: (09-04-2020, 02:12 PM)Aliza Wrote: I get the logic of why that might be done, but how did they sell the story to everyone?...
mordant Atheism & Theism 61 2,253 08-11-2021, 12:15 AM
    Thread: Coronavirus spreads. But don't panic! (topical thread)
Post: RE: Coronavirus spreads. But don't panic! (topica...

Even mild cases of Covid cause brain damage: study
mordant World News, Politics and Current Events 8,290 288,640 08-11-2021, 12:05 AM