Learn something…

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Subject: Learn something…
Date: June 26, 2018 at 5:19:08 PM MDT
To: MRFF Mikey Weinstein <[email protected]militaryreligiousfreedom.org>

 

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10 Comments

  1. John Ridgeway

    What notable accomplishments do Atheists have to their credit as individuals and especially as a proup or groups.

  2. Grey One talks sass

    JR, Really, that’s all you have? What have you done personally since you opened up this line of questioning?

    Oh, and no turning the question towards me. That’s called misdirection. You opened the topic, I’m sure you have some examples.

    By the way, Mikey is not an Atheist, so whatever arrow you were attempting to land flew way off target. Like you couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn off target. I’m sure you will improve if you practice.

    Peace.

  3. Mark Sebree

    John Ridgeway,

    I would say most of the things that you probably take for granted. The following contains items by atheists, agnostics, and non-believers.

    Stephen Hawking: astrophysics, books for the masses about subject
    Thomas Edison: electric lightbulb, movie camera/projector, phonograph, AC power distribution, etc.
    Alan Turning: founder of computer science, founder of artificial intelligence, helped crack the Enigma Code in WWII. Added bonus: he was homosexual.
    Rosalind Franklin: Biophysicist whose work was critical in Watson and Crick’s discovery of DNA
    Thomas Jefferson: writer of Declaration of Independence, Author of Virginia Religious Freedom Act, US Founding Father, US President
    Thomas Paine: wrote “Age of Reason”, US Revolutionary
    Mark Twain: Author and Humorist
    Susan B. Anthony: women’s suffragist
    About 97% of US scientists today are atheist, agnostic, or non-believers.

    This list goes on. However, since you seem to be implying that atheists and agnostics do not contribute anything, it should now be clear that you are wrong. The theories behind the computer that you are using are thanks to atheists. The lights in your house are thanks to atheists. The medicine and science that keeps you healthy, well fed, and heals you when you are sick are thanks to atheists. The list goes on and on and on.

  4. G

    JR, what have Christians done for the last 38 years in giving the USA free/affordable education, free/affordable medicine, good wages and retirement benefits, stronger labor laws, access to the courts to sue corporations, , etc?

  5. Mark Sebree

    G,

    Don’t forget child care, parental leave, cleaner air, water, and land, fighting against climate change, promoting equality, promoting acceptance of others, actual religious freedom and religious liberty, getting the uber rich to pay their fair share of taxes, promoting critical thinking, and so on.

  6. Grey One talks sass

    Folks – how is John Ridgeway going to learn if you givie him the answers?

    (S/)

  7. G

    @Grey One talk sass.

    You have some people like JR who need the answers because they are unable to learn for various reasons such as being blinded to their religious, political, and economic ideology, never really develop their learning skills, do not keep an open mind, never got a comprehensive education, and needs a comprehensive education to make up for a lack of one, etc.

  8. Calif Anon

    Mark,
    Thomas Jefferson was neither, an atheist, agnostic or non-believer, he was a Christian Deist.

    https://www.monticello.org/site/research-and-collections/jeffersons-religious-beliefs

  9. Brian Collins

    The problem with the term “Christian deism” is that it seems to imply that the adherent is in some way a Christian. Christian deists deny the divinity of Christ and therefore the necessity of the sacrifice of Christ for the atonement for our sins and so forth. I can’t imagine any Christian accepting a Christian deist as a fellow Christian. Jefferson was a Deist who accepted the philosophical positions ascribed to Christ.

  10. Tom O

    Returning to the subject of the above email, the lesson we can “learn” is that some pseudo-Christians can so twist Jesus’ message that they can convince themselves that “God is on our side” in their fight to preserve their “liberty” to own other humans as slaves. This is just a more specific example of the theocrats’ basic sickness: they twist cherry-picked words from their professed religion’s holy book to justify their twisted hunger for power and control over others (the REAL “original sin.”)

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