TLC has a new series on people who escape the Mormon polygamy ranches and cult. It's titled ESCAPING THE PROPHET, and barely started last night.This is a great opportunity to educate ourselves and…Continue
Thinking Ron Paul is a genius because he’s anti-war and anti-drug law is like thinking a Big Mac is good for you because it has lettuce and a pickle.…Continue
I am sharing this for the benefit of those who may be interested in acquainting themselves with the (true, not the imputed) teachings of Epicurus, as Thomas Jefferson said in his epistle to William…Continue
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January 2014 saw the inaugural issue of the Society of Friends of Epicurus’ newsletter, titled Happy 20th. SFE is the first contemporary attempt a Humanist missionary work of this kind and is dedicated to the teaching mission of the Epicurean Gardens. If you’re interested in Humanism, philosophy, prudence, criticizing consumerism, living a frugal and simple…Continue
Originally posted in the Society of Friends of Epicurus page.
Karl Marx’s fascination with the ancient atomists led him to base his dissertation on Democritus and Epicurus: an early symptom of his future career as a materialist philosopher. However, from their respective vantage points in history, Marx and Epicurus both reacted against…Continue
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MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- The Montgomery Police Department is coming under fire from the American Civil Liberties Union and national atheists groups for training ministers to respond to crime scenes.
American Atheists Inc. and the Freedom from Religion…Continue
Originally written for Society of Epicurus, the following piece delves into the relationship between architecture and ideology, experience, identity and worldview. It also evaluates the Epicurean model of the Garden as a place of human flourishing. Epicurus' philosophical (hedonistic) schools were known as 'Gardens' and were oases of reason, serenity and pleasure.
Notice, on the other hand and by way of contrast, how Stoicism derives its name from the stoas, the places that face the…Continue