Ian Bowes
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Luara commented on Ian Bowes's blog post The Answers
"Generalizing from "I" to "we" is a way of drawing the reader in, without the reader's consent. You can always disagree with what the writer says.  If someone says "we" this or that, it's a…"
Aug 30
Ian Bowes commented on Ian Bowes's blog post The Answers
"Thanks to everyone for the clarification."
Aug 29
Tom Sarbeck commented on Ian Bowes's blog post The Answers
"Generalizing from "I" to "we" is a way of drawing the reader in, without the reader's consent. It's also a way writers conceal themselves among their readers. "
Aug 28
Luara commented on Ian Bowes's blog post The Answers
"Generalizing from "I" to "we" is a way of drawing the reader in.  Sometimes, if the reader feels it doesn't apply to them or is wrong about human beings, it can backfire. "
Aug 28
Ian Bowes commented on Ian Bowes's blog post The Answers
"I was using the we-speak as a generalism that was hopefully inclusive of Humankind. But the revelation in the original post itself was personal to me and I did use a fair bit of I-speak there. I didn't really know there were such things as…"
Aug 28
Luara commented on Ian Bowes's blog post The Answers
"I found more after I learned "I-speak". Three edits to your post will illustrate. Your edits change the meaning of his post - so they are a way of speaking for someone else, contrary to the idea of "I-speak", which is speaking…"
Aug 28
Tom Sarbeck commented on Ian Bowes's blog post The Answers
"Ian, freedom is indeed wonderful. I found some after I quit Catholicism. I found more after I learned "I-speak". Three edits to your post will illustrate. "
Aug 28
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Joan Denoo commented on Ian Bowes's blog post The Answers
"Free at last, free of the puppet strings pulled by some imaginary guy in the sky. Free to be and see and hear and smell and taste, and feel with your heart and with your gut, free to question, explore, examine, experiment, and find the answer reside…"
Aug 26
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Ian Bowes commented on Ian Bowes's blog post The Answers
"Its amazing just how much we sideline and defer to the unknown, without making any effort to find out about the truth and whats out there. Only when you can ditch the fables of afterlife and emotional eternity can you really appreciate the here and…"
Aug 26
Ian Bowes posted a blog post

The Answers

Long, long ago, when I was a superstitious, semi-spiritual, wishful thinker - in spite of an intense overwhelming fear of death - I used to imagine how at least in death, I would know the answers to everything. My spirit would ascend, and I would enter a realm where the answers would be revealed to me.So eventually, I would find out what the spiritual entity behind the whole thing had planned for me. The answers would be my reward. The ultimate revelation. This notion can transcend any…See More
Aug 25
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"Greetings! Welcome to the site! "
Aug 13
Ian Bowes joined Dr. Terence Meaden's group
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ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN

We debate origins of the Universe, life, Earth, humans, religion, atheism, using common sense, evolution, cosmology, geology, archaeology, and other sciences, to repel biblical creationism and other religious beliefs.
Aug 11
Dr. Terence Meaden left a comment for Ian Bowes
"Greetings Ian   It is good to have you join us.  Welcome to this cheerful friendly Internet community of rationality and peace, common sense and freethinking evidence-based wisdom.     We invite you to join the busy group…"
Aug 10
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The Answers

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 4:56pm 9 Comments

Long, long ago, when I was a superstitious, semi-spiritual, wishful thinker - in spite of an intense overwhelming fear of death - I used to imagine how at least in death, I would know the answers to everything. My spirit would ascend, and I would enter a realm where the answers would be revealed to me.

So eventually, I would find out what the spiritual entity behind the whole thing had planned for me. The answers would be my reward. The ultimate revelation. This notion can…

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At 10:31am on August 13, 2014, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 6:12pm on August 10, 2014, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Greetings Ian  

It is good to have you join us.  Welcome to this cheerful friendly Internet community of rationality and peace, common sense and freethinking evidence-based wisdom.    

We invite you to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 950  discussion topics and 4100 members.  http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin

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