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Luara commented on A. D'Agio's blog post Understanding how to Surrender
"Buddhism places a lot of emphasis on surrendering to the present moment "Surrendering" can mean letting yourself experience feelings that you have buried, because there's an authority one exerts over oneself, to push those feelings…"
Dec 29, 2013
Luara commented on A. D'Agio's blog post Understanding how to Surrender
""Surrender" can be a euphemism for people who grew up in bad families.  That's because children have to surrender to the authority figures like parents who rule their lives.  Especially if the parents are controlling and…"
Dec 29, 2013
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"The Buddhist Japanese Imperial forces of WWll rarely surrendered and the nation did not capitulate until Hiroshima and Nagasaki were attacked with the atomic bomb. Faced with obliteration, the Emperor broadcast to the nation that they must…"
Dec 28, 2013
Steve Earley commented on A. D'Agio's blog post Understanding how to Surrender
"Buddhism places a lot of emphasis on surrendering to the present moment, or accepting the "now". It's really the mind's dissatisfaction that causes all of our problems, and we're always thinking about how things…"
Dec 28, 2013
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Understanding how to Surrender

I confess. I don’t understand the the word “surrender”. Sure, I’ve used the word. Like the popular 80s tune by Corey Hart “Never Surrender”, I’ve shouted the words during many late night study sessions. On reflection I don’t think I understand.Both Google and Oxford (aka Googoxford) define surrender: ”cease resistance to an enemy or opponent and submit to their authority.“ Looking for enemies? How about the following: war on crime war on cancer war on drugswar on terrorism Here are the enemies,…See More
Dec 27, 2013
A. D'Agio replied to Debra Stevenson's discussion Seventh-day Adventists in the group Black Freethought
"Yes."
May 27, 2013
A. D'Agio commented on A. D'Agio's blog post A Humanist Grace
"I admit that this "prayer" is not for everyone nor should it be.  @Carolyn  Thank you for sharing.  It was lovely."
Jan 7, 2012
Carolyn R commented on A. D'Agio's blog post A Humanist Grace
"This is the one my little girl says: "Hail the earth, so green & good, Thanks to the farmers for this food. Hail the sun shining high, May we always bravely try. Hail friends & family everywhere, May we enjoy the time we…"
Jan 5, 2012
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A Humanist Grace

According to Webster there are no fewer than eight (8) definitions for 'grace'.  The one I'd like to focus on is:a short prayer at a meal asking a blessing or giving thanksChristmas celebrations are over and the new year is here. For the most part I enjoy the holidays.  I like the coloured lights, the songs, the Christmas television specials and even getting together with the family.  The part I didn't enjoy was being asked to give grace at a family gathering.  What to do when the head of the…See More
Jan 1, 2012
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Oct 24, 2011
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Deconversion is Difficult

Anyone who has successfully deconverted knows how difficult that can be to give up on a cherished idea.  I wrote a short poem expressing how difficult this was for me. the mindpregnant with a new thoughtashamed she aborts-- A. D'Agio Prior to deconverting (and I still remember the day) I had many questions (false contractions)!  So many questions.  Why were there two creation stories in the bible that did not agree with each other?  Why did the four gospels differ so much concerning the birth…See More
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Who Shall Protect Our Gods?

Disclaimer: This is my first blog a so I begin by apologizing for all the rules of blogging that I will break.  Actually I'm not going to apologize for breaking the rules (for if they were important they would have been written down in a place where I would have read them . I am going to apologize for offending you. Hmmm...perhaps not; for insult is taken. never given and I do not intend on insulting anyone.  Intro: This entry, and others yet to come, will focus on my personal explication of a…See More
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Understanding how to Surrender

Posted on December 27, 2013 at 6:19am 4 Comments

I confess. I don’t understand the the word “surrender”. Sure, I’ve used the word. Like the popular 80s tune by Corey Hart “Never Surrender”, I’ve shouted the words during many late night study sessions. On reflection I don’t think I understand.

Both Google and Oxford (aka Googoxford) define surrender: ”cease resistance to an enemy or opponent and submit to their authority.“ Looking for enemies? How about the following:

 

war on crime

war on…

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A Humanist Grace

Posted on January 1, 2012 at 5:00am 2 Comments

According to Webster there are no fewer than eight (8) definitions for 'grace'.  The one I'd like to focus on is:

a short prayer at a meal asking a blessing or giving thanks

Christmas celebrations are over and the new year is here. For the most part I enjoy the holidays.  I like the coloured lights, the songs, the Christmas television specials and even getting together with the family.  The part…

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Deconversion is Difficult

Posted on October 23, 2011 at 7:30pm 1 Comment

Anyone who has successfully deconverted knows how difficult that can be to give up on a cherished idea.  I wrote a short poem expressing how difficult this was for me.

 

the mind

pregnant with a new thought…

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Who Shall Protect Our Gods?

Posted on October 10, 2011 at 11:00am 0 Comments

Disclaimer: This is my first blog a so I begin by apologizing for all the rules of blogging that I will break.  Actually I'm not going to apologize for breaking the rules (for if they were important they would have been written down in a place where I would have read them . I am going to apologize for offending you. Hmmm...perhaps not; for insult is taken. never given and I…

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At 7:09pm on October 8, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, A.! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends.

At 5:53pm on October 8, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello A. D'Agio, and welcome to this worldwide nexus of truth and peace.

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