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Atheist Billboards Go Up in Puerto Rico to Promote Upcoming Conference

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dyslexic's DOG Feb 25. 5 Replies

Billboards sponsored by American Atheists are now up in San Juan and Ponce, Puerto Rico, to mark the upcoming…Continue

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Cure for HIV found by French scientists?

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Nonconformist commented on Hiram's blog post Humanist ethical concepts applied (and mis-applied) to public policy
"Libertarianism is rooted in classical liberalism, as is the offshoot of modern social liberalism. Such was the founding principles of modern liberal democracies. It's not too much of a stretch, then, to place Epicurus as the precursor of a lot…"
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Hiram commented on Hiram's blog post Humanist ethical concepts applied (and mis-applied) to public policy
"The connection with Libertarian ideas was mentioned by one of my book reviewers who literally traced libertarianism back to Epicurus, and Arizona philosopher John Thrasher wrote a piece on contractarianism that evaluates it further and why…"
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Nonconformist commented on Hiram's blog post Humanist ethical concepts applied (and mis-applied) to public policy
"At the societal level, what applies is the social contract. In Epicurean terms, a means to prevent citizens from suffering harm, in addition to preventing aggressive citizens from inflicting harm on others. Such applies both through a formal…"
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Dyslexic's DOG replied to Hiram's discussion Atheist Billboards Go Up in Puerto Rico to Promote Upcoming Conference
"Great stuff!! Not offensive, but letting ppl know that there are happy ppl without god. Catchy!"
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Michael Penn replied to Hiram's discussion Atheist Billboards Go Up in Puerto Rico to Promote Upcoming Conference
"I'm glad t hear this, Hiram."
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Bertold Brautigan replied to Hiram's discussion Atheist Billboards Go Up in Puerto Rico to Promote Upcoming Conference
"Yes, and everyone should be highly concerned about the peanut butter agenda!"
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Patricia replied to Hiram's discussion Atheist Billboards Go Up in Puerto Rico to Promote Upcoming Conference
"This is great to see!!!!"
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Loren Miller replied to Hiram's discussion Atheist Billboards Go Up in Puerto Rico to Promote Upcoming Conference
"EXCELLENT!  It's like the Peanut Butter Conspiracy - it's SPREADING! [grin!]"
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Billboards sponsored by American Atheists are now up in San Juan and Ponce, Puerto Rico, to mark the upcoming conference there this August:Translated, that reads: “We’re Puerto Ricans and we’re Christians — We’re ex-Christians — We’re atheists!”“A significant part of our mission at American Atheists is…See More
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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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Humanist ethical concepts applied (and mis-applied) to public policy

Posted on April 23, 2015 at 12:02pm 3 Comments

I recently wrote Whose Pleasure? Whose Pain? Applying the Hedonic Calculus to Public Policy for the latest issue of The Humanist, where I discuss whether it makes sense to apply the Epicurean ethical method of hedonic calculus at the collective level. After some considerations, in the piece I argue

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Self-Management & Recovery Training: A SMART Humanistic Approach to Addiction Recovery

Posted on April 23, 2015 at 11:54am 0 Comments

The May-June issue of The Humanist includes a few pieces on a secular alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous, which has recently been exposed as an inefficient system of recovery that's only supported with public funds because it's filled with religious propaganda.

In the editor's note for the issue, Jennifer Bardi…

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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.

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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 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.
At 12:38pm on September 12, 2009, Stephen Goldin said…
Welcome to the SFF group. Hope you have a lot of fun here.
 
 
 

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