Messages Dated July 1994
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Moment of Silence
I almost agreed with you here. I was OK until I read this part. I fully sup port the schools ALLOWING time for "moment of silence". Believe me when I sa y I am not christian. I almost went thorugh the roof when my daughter told m e her teacher took part of her recess because she didn't "ask the blessing". (I am glad it turned out to be a isunderstanding, it could have gotten real m essy real quick!)

Seperation of Church & State
I have been reading too many gun debates. So if regan/bush stacked the court as they planned, thier word would be gospel to you? Yes. The document does not stand on this matter, we rely on subjective intrepretations of it. most of which were unused until the earlier part of this century. Religions are political? This is not contempory? Issues concerning the intrepretation of our Constition are a ongoing and contempory occurence. Are you paid for

Quotes are like the bible...collect a few and you can make just about any poin t you choose... If you are curious about the mindset of our founding fathers, look to the writ tings of Paine, Jefferson and Madison. Quotes: I have sworn upon the alter of god, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of men. -From a letter to Dr Benjamin Rush, 1800 "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men

Will someone give me the name and more importantly, the number of BBS'es that carry this echo in Atlanta... Your help will be greatly appreciated...

Re: alt.atheism FAQs (1 o
I pasted all of the posts together and saved them to disk, so if Chris "Dirty Rat" Baker kicks you out, I'll still be able to post it... sometime... amicaliment, csf tag

We're Watching TV
buddhists -are- atheists. confucianists are atheists. charwakan hindus are ath eists. jains are atheists. daoists are atheists. no need to recheck JH's defin ition at all it fits -some atheists. and there -are- also atheists who d o their thing with -active- disbelief they're atheists, too. why try to make -all- atheists conform to one definition? it's like trying to create a definition for all Catholics or all Democrats n o one definition will quite fit

nonsense again - you said it
personally, i like moments of silence. in fact, i'd prefer whole -minutes- and even an hour of silence. silence is non-denominational and may even help clea r people's heads to help them think. silence is no more "holy" than noise, and i think it would be great if -more- atheists would themselves promote "minute s of silence".

moral development (was sa
personally, i don't think there's -one- best defense or explanation of atheism i like 'em all Nietzsche, Feuerbach, Marx, Freud, Durkheim, et al. but Freud's _Future of an Illusion_ -is- a doozie, and should be required read ing for all atheist neophytes.

the Echo god
i'd like to test that opinion here by public vote. personally, i doubt that you'd be sustained. a false binary choice. i both reject its truth -and- stay here. atheism is -not- what you say it is, regardless of your position of authority here. but since you're God here, you can, of course, make sure that everyb ody plays -your- way. no. the choice to banish me or not banish me is -yours-. i will continue to re ad

Re: Re: Simpler Biology
contrary to CB's claim, the U.S. government -does- determine what constitutes a religion in this country. (sorry, Chris.) non-profit religious status is a gov't determination, and is not given out to just anybody or anything. there -are- restrictions on what constitutes a relig ion especially as pertains to finances, taxes and fraud. the U.S. government also determined that polygamy was not a proper constitutiv e element of Mormon religion, so the Mormon Church officially changed its reli gion to

the Echo god
to paraphrase Thomas Jefferson, a leading proponent of the separation of Church and State, "...difference of opinion is advantageous in atheism. The several sects perform the office of a common censor over each other. Is uniformity attainable? Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the introduction of atheism, have been burnt, tortured, fined, imprisoned; yet we have not advanced an inch towards uniformity. What has been the effect of coercion? To make one half the world fools, and

Seperation of Church & State
I didn't see the other post. Also I was discouraged from debating the subject by the moderator. I thought seperation issues were "on" topic. I really don't like the other echos such as HOLYSMOKE, or even HOLYBIBLE. I like your posts, but I can't think of a suitable echo to discuss matters. Thanks for the good quotes. Talk the moderator into allowing the discussion and I'm game.

the Echo god
This same quote twice in one day? What if they vote to burn you for your beliefs? Conform or be cast out.

alt.atheism FAQs (1 of 8)
you r it or My dear C.J., if that were the only reason I didn't get it, I would've said so (along the lines of "Those of us with old OLRs would appreciate..."). The FIDONET HUBS around here are the ones who BOBBIT the stuff down to 200-250 lines. Otherwise I would've simply signed onto the BBS, engaged Text Capture, and read through the messages manually. OLX 2.1 TD Don't be sexist chicks hate that.

You definition
it's a pretty broad category with millions of people who all share the one nam e, but have quite different thoughts about its origin, purposes, and history. that's one way of putting it there are quite a few Americans who don't believe in President Clinton, but such disbelief does not mean that there is no President Clinton. more examples? -not- believing that the world was round, or that the earth cir cled the sun, did not and does

Seperation of Church & State
boy, you sound familiar. haven't i met you somewhere before?

the Echo god
huh? sounds biblical eeek!

Simpler Gov't
the IRS is not the -entire- government, but it is an -integral part- of the U. S.A. government every bit as much as the U.S. Treasury or U.S. Army. standards for tax exemption based on religious grounds are discussed and passe d by the U.S. government. in effect, religious tax exemption is based on stand ards approved by the U.S. government.

the love of God
John 3:16 For GOD so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.

Atheism - the big lie?
You shouldn't believe the theory of evolution. John 3:16 For GOD so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life. 1 corinthians 8:6 But to us there IS BUT ONE GOD ,THE FATHER........ genesis 1:1 In the begining GOD created the heavens and the earth. Your church of christ friend, Greg P.S. I urge you to try reading the King James version. It would do