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Unity Convention for Atheists? from Pharyngula

Postby rufustfirefly » Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:30 pm

http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2010/01/i_want_a_unity_convention.php

Might be a good idea, but I'm thinking of two things; Groucho's "I'd never belong to any club that would have me as a member"; and the South Park episode "Go God Go", where, in the future there isn't any religion, but the Unified Atheist League, the United Atheist Alliance, and the Allied Atheist Allegiance are at war, over what atheists should call themselves.
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Re: Unity Covention for Atheists? from Pharyngula

Postby E-lad » Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:10 pm

I am going to try to go in the name of solidarity!
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Re: Unity Convention for Atheists? from Pharyngula

Postby Whateverman » Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:07 am

Ah yes. Perfect excuse to raise a topic near and dear to my heart:

Is atheism a belief system?

If you say No, then there's no reason to attend a conference like this.
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Re: Unity Convention for Atheists? from Pharyngula

Postby Benjamin Franklin » Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:29 am

I'd go just for all the godless babes. They have no morals, you know!
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Re: Unity Convention for Atheists? from Pharyngula

Postby E-lad » Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:45 am

Benjamin Franklin wrote:I'd go just for all the godless babes. They have no morals, you know!


****facepalm****
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Re: Unity Convention for Atheists? from Pharyngula

Postby Happy Humanist » Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:19 am

Whateverman wrote:Ah yes. Perfect excuse to raise a topic near and dear to my heart:

Is atheism a belief system?

If you say No, then there's no reason to attend a conference like this.


I quit being a club member when I left Christianity.

One of my pet peeves is militant atheists.

That's why I won't support the Richard Dawkins Foundation, even tho Dickie has a whole lot of good things to say, esp. about eeevolution.
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Re: Unity Convention for Atheists? from Pharyngula

Postby BathTub » Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:38 am

Whateverman wrote:Ah yes. Perfect excuse to raise a topic near and dear to my heart:

Is atheism a belief system?

If you say No, then there's no reason to attend a conference like this.


I don't think Magic or Sci-Fi are belief systems either, but I've attend conferences for both. I go for fun, to meet like minded people, and to learn from the lecturers.
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Re: Unity Convention for Atheists? from Pharyngula

Postby Vagon » Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:48 am

Is somehow virtualising meetings any better?

What are we doing now?
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Re: Unity Convention for Atheists? from Pharyngula

Postby BathTub » Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:49 am

Happy Humanist wrote:
Whateverman wrote:Ah yes. Perfect excuse to raise a topic near and dear to my heart:

Is atheism a belief system?

If you say No, then there's no reason to attend a conference like this.


I quit being a club member when I left Christianity.


I thought you joined your local Humanist society?

One of my pet peeves is militant atheists.


Yeah I hate those Atheist Suicide Bombers, they really bring us all down.
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Re: Unity Convention for Atheists? from Pharyngula

Postby Benjamin Franklin » Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:53 am

E-lad wrote:
Benjamin Franklin wrote:I'd go just for all the godless babes. They have no morals, you know!


****facepalm****


Oh come on! It's not like I'm in Alabama looking for a date at the family reunion.
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