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Michael Penn commented on Andrew Bradford Hoke's blog post Let's guess what Cardinal Law is doing right now...
"Yep, they play checkers and anneshathaways is spamming us with 3 blogs about shoes. It's a driveby blogging. Report that bitch!"
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Let's guess what Cardinal Law is doing right now...

As of this post, it is afternoon in the Vatican, so I'm going to guess that Cardinal Law is playing checkers with the Pope.See More
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Andrew Bradford Hoke commented on Joseph Hilton's blog post Demythologizing Science and Religion
"Hi Joseph, I'm not sure this is a fair characterization: "Interestingly enough, mechanistic philosophy, which is (in my experience) the dominant belief system in the scientific community, has done exactly the same kind of thing in creating…"
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Andrew Bradford Hoke replied to Carrot Hare's discussion Atheists around the world! ASSEMBLE!
"I rather assume that many of this movement will be familiar with (according to Wikipedia): Cārvāka (Sanskrit: चार्वाक), also known as Lokāyata, is a system of Indian philosophy that assumes various forms of materialism, philosophical skepticism and…"
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Andrew Bradford Hoke replied to Carrot Hare's discussion Atheists around the world! ASSEMBLE!
"It's good to hear about the new upper middle class in India. Let's hope they do well, even be a model for other countries. "
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Andrew Bradford Hoke replied to Carrot Hare's discussion Atheists around the world! ASSEMBLE!
"Holy Cow!"
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Andrew Bradford Hoke replied to Alden Waitt's discussion Where are the atheists in southeastern Ohio?
"Alden, It's a bit of a drive, BUT you will have no trouble finding several vibrant atheist/ humanist/ freethinker type groups in Pittsburgh. I just started attending stuff this year, and it's been a big part of making this a great year for…"
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Andrew Bradford Hoke replied to Sean Green's discussion Religious Symbols Without Religion
"I like the idea because of it's simplicity. And symbolism matters for sure. You're want to reclaim or repurpose the power of religious symbolism. I get that. Assuming that you're already secured the intellectual property (at least in…"
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Andrew Bradford Hoke replied to Carrot Hare's discussion Atheists around the world! ASSEMBLE!
"Pittsburgh, PA USA"
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Andrew Bradford Hoke replied to Christine's discussion Finally attended an atheist lecture!
"I'm pretty recent as far as actually evaluating the atheist/ humanist side of things. I never believed, but less than a year ago I finally went out and met like minded people. It was great to finally had a sense of community that was really…"
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Andrew Bradford Hoke replied to Christine's discussion Finally attended an atheist lecture!
"Christine, thanks for sharing your great experience! What a concept: "I've been thinking about the importance of literally saving THEM when they knock on our doors." That's a brilliant and ingenious thought. Totally stealing it :)"
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Andrew Bradford Hoke commented on Andrew Bradford Hoke's blog post Are Christians afraid to discuss or think about Hell?
"Sorry, looks like I accidentally deleted your post Idaho. I just got this iPad, and I'm still getting used to the functionality. I believe you were wondering at the sheer popularity of Scientology. That's a good point. Again, very sorry…"
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"Sad that genocide is socially acceptable."
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Andrew Bradford Hoke commented on Andrew Bradford Hoke's blog post Are Christians afraid to discuss or think about Hell?
"I'd heard some scary stuff about Scientology. I suppose it's momentum can be attributed to human credulity."
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44 year old man, raised Protestant among Jews then among Catholics, studied major philosophies and religions. I am so over the celestial boogeyman.

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Let's guess what Cardinal Law is doing right now...

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 10:27am 1 Comment

As of this post, it is afternoon in the Vatican, so I'm going to guess that Cardinal Law is playing checkers with the Pope.

How 'out' are you?

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 9:57am 11 Comments

How 'out' are YOU?

As for me, I'm telling my parents I am a humanist. It's a gentle way I think to advance some understanding, and advance it in a positive way. Who can be assailed for being pro-human??

As for social media, I'm pretty 'out' on twitter (@andyhoke). I'm not 'out' on Facebook. I'm kind of 'out' on YouTube. I'm anything but 'out' on LinkedIn.

Lastly to the anonymous and nom de plume... I completely appreciate and welcome all of the considerate and…

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Are Christians afraid to discuss or think about Hell?

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 7:05am 24 Comments

I suspect that the thought of eternal damnation is the psychological 'elephant in the room' for Christians. In my travels and discussions, Christians seem to be at their most evasive when questioned about Chez Lucifer, and they seem to never raise the subject.

They never discuss Hell, and I suspect the thought is really too traumatic for them to even entertain.

Thoughts??

The Sociology of Religion

Posted on July 9, 2014 at 9:23pm 4 Comments

QUESTION:

What have (and would) famous sociologists have said and written about religion?

Religion should be evaluated from a sociological point of view, shouldn't it?

What is the impact of religion on our species?

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At 9:49pm on July 9, 2014, Richard Haynes said…

To answer your question, feel free to mention Nexus during your talk.

At 6:21pm on July 6, 2014, Loren Miller said…
Welcome to the gang, Andrew! I'm sure we'll see you around.
At 10:01am on June 30, 2014, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 12:11am on June 30, 2014, k.h. ky said…
Welcome Andrew. Enjoy yourself.
At 9:16pm on June 28, 2014, Sentient Biped said…

Welcome to Atheist Nexus! I hope you will join in, in the discussions! The Forum, and Latest Activity sidebars are good places to check for current discussions.

At 7:27pm on June 26, 2014, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hello Andrew 

Good to have you join us.  Welcome to this cheerful friendly Internet community of rationality and peace, common sense and freethinking evidence-based wisdom.    

We invite you to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 900  discussion topics and 4100 members.  http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin

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