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":) Epicurean doctrine teaches that "death is nothing to us because when death is, we are not and when we are, death is not, ergo it doesn't concern neither the living nor the dead" so the ancient Roman Epicureans had a peculiar way to…"
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Reasonings on Thus Spake Zarathustra

This blog was originally written for The Autarkist.Nietzche’s Zoroaster, the Atheistic Prophet When Zarathustra was alone, however, he said to his heart: “Could it be possible! This old saint in the forest hath not yet heard of it, that God is dead! – Thus Spake ZarathustraWhy did Nietzche choose to appropriate the figure of the Persian prophet…See More
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"Morality is an interesting thing. Most of us are born with moral sense, though it can be modified by culture. Among other things it is not, it cannot be fully logical. It may be easy to argue logically that murder is wrong, that torture is wrong,…"
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Hiram Crespo is the author of "Tending the Epicurean Garden" (Humanist Press) and founder of societyofepicurus.com.

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Reasonings on Thus Spake Zarathustra

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 8:07pm 1 Comment

This blog was originally written for The Autarkist.

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Nietzche’s Zoroaster, the Atheistic Prophet 

When Zarathustra was alone, however, he said to his heart: “Could it be possible! This old saint in the forest hath not…

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Reasonings About Sam Harris’ The Moral Landscape

Posted on January 20, 2015 at 1:00pm 1 Comment

The following piece was originally written for The Autarkist.

After reading Sam Harris’ The Moral Landscape, I’ve decided to finally articulate some of the praise and criticism that, for some time now, Harris and his work have inspired in me.

The goal…

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Darwin and the Planet of the Apes

Posted on January 17, 2015 at 11:14am 3 Comments

I recently had the pleasure of listening to the translation of the original, French-language book in the Planet of the Apes series in audio-book format. I’ve always considered PotA folklore to be among the most underrated, most enjoyable in all of science fiction, but it also raises many interesting cultural and philosophical questions.

Planet of the Apes was pop culture’s response to the tensions generated by…

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Charlie Hebdo and the Terror of Free Expression

Posted on January 7, 2015 at 12:00pm 8 Comments

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At 12:20pm on January 20, 2015, Daniel W said…

Kind of cool to readabout these scrolls,, and how they contributed to knowledge of Epicurian philosophy.

At 5:06pm on June 12, 2014, Daniel W said…
Thank you Hiram for your friendship. I admire you for the work you do and your always thoughtful postings here.
Daniel
At 3:39pm on December 23, 2013, Hiram said…
Happy Humanlights everyone!
At 8:22pm on August 3, 2013, Daniel W said…

Hiram,

Thank you for your thoughtful posts and comments.  Without exception, you always have something intelligent, well reasoned, and informative, to contribute.

Thank you.

Daniel

At 12:04pm on May 30, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Greetings, Hiram! I'd like to invite you to a group where we talk about anything on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D

At 12:53pm on October 21, 2010, Ian Mason said…
Good luck and a pleasant weekend.
At 2:34am on October 21, 2010, Ian Mason said…
Hi Hiram and welcome to Socialist Atheists. Any luck with the job situation yet?
At 7:23pm on October 4, 2009, Daniel W said…
Hiram,

Welcome to the Gay Atheist's discussion group. Please feel free to start discussions, leave comments on existing ones, and comment on the comment wall.

To be notified of new discussions or comments, click on "follow".

To see previous discussions, click on "View All"

We're trying to increase the 3 of displayed discussions, consolidate the gay groups, and keep the group timely. The Social Networking platform is a bit slow to get us there, but I hope that we eventually get there.

Once again, welcome!
At 3:07pm on September 12, 2009, A Former Member said…
Hiram, welcome to Atheist Nexus. Be sure to check out the GROUPS page to find like-minded people.

I've started nine groups here, so please join any you think you might be interested in. We’d love to have your contributions.

HERCULANEUM: A PLACE FOR MEN is a group where men can discuss and explore the ideas, goals, demands, ethics, sexuality, and nature of manhood and masculinity. It is a place where we are free to be ourselves, and discuss the issues most important to our identities as men.

FOUR SCORE AND SEVEN YEARS AGO: American history, politics, and culture: A non-partisan look at our past and how it influences our lives today.

THE KNIFE & FORK is a group for anyone who has a strong interest or mild curiosity in food, cooking, eating, drinking, and nutrition.

HUMANE ATHEISTS is a group for people who are interested in trying to live a humane life by understanding the issues surrounding animal welfare.

CONSUMER ETHICS was created to help us understand how our purchasing power can help or harm the world around us.

LINGUAPHILES & SESQUIPEDALIANS is a group for people who love languages, words, and grammar.

ARS POETICA is a group for those who love poetry, anyone who is just curious, and everyone in between.

LOVERS OF SHAKESPEARE is a group for fans of the Bard. Topics are open to just about anything Shakespeare.

ODDITORIUM is a group dedicated to the all that which is bizarre and unusual in the world.
At 1:10pm on September 12, 2009, Stephen Goldin said…
I haven't read that, but Octavia was a wonderful lady and we all miss her. Hopefully our group can help you navigate all the wonderfully strange experiences science fiction and fantasy have to offer.
 
 
 

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