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Poverty: Secularism’s True Enemy

Started this discussion. Last reply by Plinius Jun 8. 2 Replies

Poverty: Secularism’s True Enemy - from The Autarkist Blog ***In recent weeks, there has…Continue

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ESCAPING THE PROPHET - New ex Mormon series - TLC

Started this discussion. Last reply by Plinius Jan 9. 2 Replies

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

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Pat commented on Hiram's blog post American Atheist Regional Convention 2015 at Puerto Rico
"Sounds fantastic. Never been to Puerto Rico, but have always wanted to go. Maybe might be able to scrounge up the $$$ to make it in August."
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Daniel W (Sentient Biped) commented on Hiram's blog post American Atheist Regional Convention 2015 at Puerto Rico
"Cool!  I wish I could go!  I could use some tropical climate right now."
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Pat commented on Hiram's blog post Progressive Muslim Leader Speaks Up on Marriage Equality
"Apparently, this is the face of "moderate" Islam. And, as we all know, moderates give cover to the extremists in any religion - Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, etc. I did notice one glaring thing. He talks about secular vs.…"
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Mequa commented on Hiram's blog post Progressive Muslim Leader Speaks Up on Marriage Equality
"I would have to concur with the lack of enthusiasm for this Sheikh's statements. For a supposedly "progressive" Muslim he is still morally opposed to homosexuality and in his own words considers it a "sin", which by Western…"
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Pat commented on Hiram's blog post Progressive Muslim Leader Speaks Up on Marriage Equality
"You're welcome, FT31. "
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Freethinker31 commented on Hiram's blog post Progressive Muslim Leader Speaks Up on Marriage Equality
"Well in the video....It did seem  like  the Sheikh  was talking from both sides  of his mouth......He agreed that in  a truly secular America Gay marriage would be  accepted.....He also  made it clear  that as…"
Oct 12
Pat commented on Hiram's blog post Progressive Muslim Leader Speaks Up on Marriage Equality
"Allow me to be less than overly enthusiastic about this cleric's statement. The quote is certainly accurate, but if you listen to the entire interview, he makes a distinction between secular and religious tradition. And guess what? He comes…"
Oct 12
Freethinker31 commented on Hiram's blog post Progressive Muslim Leader Speaks Up on Marriage Equality
"One can only  hope, and it is a  good start....."
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Hiram commented on Hiram's blog post Progressive Muslim Leader Speaks Up on Marriage Equality
"... I don't expect to see a steady, persistent movement coming out of islam for marriage equality but this is refreshing"
Oct 12
Freethinker31 commented on Hiram's blog post Progressive Muslim Leader Speaks Up on Marriage Equality
"It is encouraging  to see a prominent  Muslim cleric say something like that.....One can only hope  that more embrace such  liberal ideas and become  more accepting of various  life styles ,so everyone  can…"
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Hiram replied to Mequa's discussion Fundamentalist Epicureanism is now a thing
"I didn't reply because your critique is ad hominem. I was hoping for a different quality of discussion. Our ultimately authority, as you should well know, is the Canon, the evidence before the senses. There is no question of authority of…"
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"it's a war, and the children are refugees. Is that correct? 70,000 deaths makes it seem like. a war, anyway. Sadly, to me, we don't recognise who is financing the war. If it's all drug related, isn't the war financed by American…"
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"Is he showing personal support, or making an assessment of the situation? Still, it sounds good."
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"I'm surprised but people of all faiths and beliefs will come around in time."
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Progressive Muslim Leader Speaks Up on Marriage Equality

Posted on October 11, 2014 at 1:33pm 11 Comments

“As somebody who’s living in a society that recognizes the separation between church and state, between mosque and state, sinagogue and state, or any other type of religious manifestation, I read a book by a lesbian lawyer from San Francisco arguing for gay marriage and I found her argument was absolutely solid in terms of secular principles. So I think if America is true to its secular principles, it would be very difficult to argue against that.”…

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Unwanted Children at the Border and the Evil Legacy of Catholicism

Posted on September 27, 2014 at 2:01pm 6 Comments

A major immigrant crisis is brewing along the Mexico-US border where thousands of children are crossing without their parents, fleeing what seems like gang warfare. According to some estimates, nearly 70,000 people have died recently in Mexico as a result of drug-related conflict. While we must not diminish the importance of US foreign…

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"Against the Charlatans" Philodemus quote

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 3:40pm 4 Comments

Men who are charlatans, too, divert many, seizing them after some stress and enchanting them with their subtle kindness.”

— Philodemus, On Frank Criticism, Fragment 60
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At 5:06pm on June 12, 2014, Daniel W (Sentient Biped) 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 (Sentient Biped) 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 (Sentient Biped) 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.

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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.
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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