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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

Why Atheist Libertarians Are Part of America's 1 Percent Problem

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Jan 1. 73 Replies

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

Elemental Epicureanism - contemporary Epicurean philosophers reinstate the teaching mission of the ancient Gardens

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dr. Allan H. Clark Dec 6, 2013. 1 Reply

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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"There are several updates on Epicurus recently. Luis Granados, the editor of my upcoming book, has written a testimonial piece for The Humanist on how he celebrates the 20th http://thehumanist.com/commentary/happy-twentieth Good luck with listening…"
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"Joan, I might have to file that in my mind under "one of these days.....". Although playing in the car, 11 hours is about 11 round trips to work, so doable."
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I'd like to update all the subscribers of this group on the work that I've been doing:January 2014 saw the inaugural issue of the Society of Friends of Epicurus’ newsletter, titled Happy 20th. SFE is the first contemporary attempt at Humanist missionary work of this kind and is dedicated to the teaching mission of the Epicurean Gardens. If you’re…See More
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Happy 20th!, the newsletter for the Society of Friends of Epicurus, is live

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 lifestyle, minimalism,…See More
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"It really is worth repeating.  Satan gets demonized, but it's Yahweh also known as "god" who promotes unfathomable evil.  Hitler, Stalin, and Pol Pot were worse, but "god" counts as the 4th horseman of genocide and…"
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The première of #Cosmos featured Giordano #Bruno reading Lucretius' On the Nature of Things! Learn more: http://t.co/ifAAgwPMcT — Society of Epicurus (@SocietyEpicurus) March 10, 2014

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Society of Epicurus on Tumblr

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The above link is to the tumblr page; it has many shareable secular humanist memes, links to articles, quotes, etc. that can be easily shared on social media.  Please share them!

Happy 20th!, the newsletter for the Society of Friends of Epicurus, is live

Posted on February 1, 2014 at 3:21pm 1 Comment

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…

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On Why Philosophical Materialism Matters

Posted on December 24, 2013 at 6:15pm 0 Comments

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…

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At 3:39pm on December 23, 2013, Hiram said…
Happy Humanlights everyone!
At 8:22pm on August 3, 2013, 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, 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.

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

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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.

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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.
At 8:11am on September 12, 2009, Nate said…
Welcome to A|N, Hiram. There are groups here for atheist buddhists, philosophy, naturalism and pantheism-naturalistic spirituality.
 
 
 

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