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Cycle of Life

Commemorating life changing events for members of Nexus.  Births, Graduations, Marriage, Divorce, Moving in and Moving out.  Diagnoses and Cures.  Deaths, and Remembrances.  If it affects you and you want to share or announce, feel welcome.

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Commemorating Events of our Lives

Please join if you wish to commemorate the events that shape your life.

 Whether it's a new baby, adoption, triumph over adversity, a medical diagnosis, a success, or a loss.  Celebrate, or grieve, the loss of a loved one, respected mentor, role model.  If it moves you, or you think it will move others, this is a good place to share the experience.

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A tribute to my father

Started by Brent Feeney. Last reply by Joan Denoo May 12. 1 Reply

So, I guess most of you here know that my dad died back in January of complications of Parkinson's disease. There have been times that have been rough since then, but I'd think it's all part of the…Continue

Green Burial

Started by Sentient Biped. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jan 30, 2013. 1 Reply

When I go, this is what I want. White Eagle Memorial Park. naturalburialground.com From their website:  20 beautiful acres set within…Continue

Tags: heritage, death, life cycles, natural burial, green burial

How do you commemorate a major life event?

Started by Sentient Biped. Last reply by The Flying Atheist Dec 11, 2012. 5 Replies

My family planted trees for births and deaths.  Of course, there were official events too, like weddings, chili suppers at church, barbecues if weather permitted, dinners, wakes and funerals.I used…Continue

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Comment by Sentient Biped on December 11, 2012 at 11:39am

A loss, belatedly noted.

Ajita Kamal was a member of Nexus.  He was active in the atheist movement in India as well.  His Nexus group, Naturalism, still has 304 members.  His death was announced in Jan 2012, in India.  He was 33 years old.  I've done several web searches.  The cause of death was never determined, as far as I can tell on the internet.  He may have been murdered, or in an accident or altercation.  "Incident" is how the death is described.  His body was found in Tamil Nadu, in India.  He founded Nirmukta, a freethought / secular humanism group in India.  Kamal was an evolutionary biologist and musician.  

 

This is old news to some.   I was reminded of Mr. Kamal's passing when I saw in the sidebar that his group is still active. So Kamal's influence lives on.

As start for this group, which is intended to mark occasions both joyous and solemn, Kamal's passing is a thoughtful way to begin.

This year, of course, the freethought community lost Christopher Hitchens as well. Kamal was far less famous, but his activism is an example for us.

 

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