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Naturalism is the understanding that there is a single, natural world as shown by science, and that we are completely included in it. - Thomas W Clark

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Comment by alexa penzner on July 9, 2011 at 4:53pm
Finally - me !!!!  thanks so much . . . . .
Comment by Steph S. on June 7, 2011 at 9:39pm
I really liked the Milky Way video Billy. The photography was excellent.
Comment by Chris C. on May 26, 2011 at 8:57pm
Naturalism is great. Why worry about some outrageous beliefs when you can enjoy the beauty of nature? We live in a beautiful place.
Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on February 2, 2011 at 12:31pm

Hey two birds (education & nature) in one vid here...

Comment by LaPlace on November 1, 2010 at 11:40am
So much in one word. I find myself tending to agree with men like Paul Tillich when they speak of God as the "ground of being" or as being itself, then go on rightly to criticize "theistic theology." But why call it God? Why not simply refer to the power of being? The consequences to using the word "God" that you write of, Kat--they are profound and devastating. Whenever you start to talk about God, you invoke that anthropomorphic construct who speaks to individuals and grants them justification for actions that reason revolts against.

In the end, "God" as a word just smudges things too much. Not useful.
Comment by Michael Dunn on November 1, 2010 at 6:53am
hello Kat C I agree with what you are saying. If we as athiest deny the existence of a 'God' and by ceasing to acknowledge or make any refernce to his\her then he/she will cease to exist in their minds. Simplistic but interesting.
Comment by Kat C. on November 1, 2010 at 5:53am
Hello Frank Miles!

I like your thought very much!

Sometimes it feels as though the difference between believing in God and being in awe of Nature is largely one of semantics, if it were not for all the tangible consequences of forcing the language of "God" upon the simplicity of the fact of existence.
Comment by LaPlace on September 17, 2010 at 1:58pm
Hello to all. Had this thought today, and this seemed the ideal place to share it--

"The only thing God can do that Nature can't is to justify the certainty of beliefs that are not demonstrably true."

I look forward to meeting you and sharing ideas.
Comment by Ajita Kamal on September 15, 2010 at 8:14am
The Center For Naturalism's September newsletter is out: http://naturalism.org/Newsletter.htm

Contents

~ CFN News: icon/logo contest; meetups and the meaning of naturalism; discussion and networking; the CFN shifts gears; starting a philosophy cafe.

~ Free Will Roundup: the focus on free will at CFN; Cris Evatt's The Myth of Free Will; a scientific skeptic speaks out; Knights Templeton on quest for causa sui.

~ Blog Posts and Interviews: freedom from free will; a conversation at the Pale Blue Dot; is scientific inquiry restricted to nature?

~ Articles: Close encounters of the 4th kind; Respecting privacy.

~ Briefly Noted: William S. Robinson's Your Brain and You; skeptical review of two books on naturalistic spirituality.

~ Correspondence: fatalism vs. determinism; varieties of naturalism.

~ Dessert: Darwin Day party.
Comment by James on August 17, 2010 at 8:39am
Awesome video . . . here's my rebuttal, however ;-)
 

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