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If we don't talk about it, how can we solve it?

Started this discussion. Last reply by tom sarbeck Dec 4, 2014. 3 Replies

So many times we hesitate to talk about beliefs of Agnostics, Atheists, Brights, Freethinkers, Humanists, Rational Responses, Secular Humanists, Skeptics, Spiritual Humanists, missing opportunities…Continue

Tags: Rational, Humanists, Responses, Secular, Spiritual

Entitlements, Who is entitled to the land?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Sep 18, 2014. 14 Replies

"Israel is our homeland  ...  we had  no homeland for thousands of years...."Does this statement give anyone else a sick feeling? I have no intention of determining who is right or wrong in the…Continue

Tags: killed, children, Palestine, Israel

Secular Meditation & Mindfulness

Started Aug 1, 2014 0 Replies

Have you ever been at a family gathering where everyone in the group sits and waits for others to get a meal together, the tables set, the chairs assembled, and the food cooked and prepared? There…Continue

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Plinius commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Would be as boring as the hours I spent in my parents' fundie protestant chuch. The one thing I learnt there was telling myself stories, writing poetry etc. while looking like someone who enjoys the sermon..."
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Bertold Brautigan commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"From Valerie Tarico -  10 Reasons Popular Versions of Christian Heaven Would be Hell Why This Heaven Would Be Hellish To many people the biblical description alone is enough to make Heaven sound unappealing, especially if you then add the…"
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Bertold Brautigan commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Blasphemy has something in common with sodomy - neither should be considered a crime, assuming no non-willing participation is involved."
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Loren Miller commented on Joan Denoo's blog post To teach fables, myths, miracles and superstitions as fact is an outrageous thing
"Honestly, I may give up on internet comments.  I made the mistake of having a look at those of the last article you posted, and they are predictable to the point of being hackneyed, on both sides of the argument.  There may be some cogent…"
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Joan Denoo commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Carl, that is god news. You will whip these challenges because you have a spirit. And good doctors. And you are a good patient.  "
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Joan Denoo replied to Allen Dudley's discussion I Wouldn't Call Him "Doctor"
"Patricia, I agree with everything you wrote. Especially separate church and state. "
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Joan Denoo replied to Allen Dudley's discussion I Wouldn't Call Him "Doctor"
"That is another of those sayings that kill discernment. An individual has to be able to assess a person's beliefs and actions and make decisions if the person is one worthy of our respect.  Another killer of discernment is forgive.…"
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"Heard on BBC World Service: the International Humanist and Ethical Union is campaigning to abolish blasphemy laws, which exist in about a quarter of the world's countries. IHEU "says that, in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in…"
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Joan Denoo replied to Allen Dudley's discussion I Wouldn't Call Him "Doctor"
"Europeans and then USA drained the wealth out of Africa as it worked them to death, didn't provide health care or education and took over their land. Even good old King Leopold of Belgium cut off the hands of wives and children of men who would…"
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Joan Denoo commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Randy, your collard greens sound so good. We had no snow cover over anything, meaning there will be some losses. I hope the tulips and lilacs will bloom well this year.  Barbara, your garden sounds so wonderful and you have so many new skills.…"
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Joan Denoo commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Such gardening news. Cold, hot, rain, snow, ice and wind. Yes, it is getting closer to spring. Feb 1 is Imbolc in the ancient Celtic calendar, the first day of spring.  It means to me a new beginning. Plants begin to break dormancy and the…"
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Joan Denoo commented on Joan Denoo's blog post To teach fables, myths, miracles and superstitions as fact is an outrageous thing
"Although scholars discount the claims made of Hypatia's achievements, they do give her credit for being a "brilliant lecturer in Platonic thought, a trained scientist and the author of a few mathematical commentaries". The consensus…"
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"Michael, what is the worse that would happen if you told him how you see the stars, and life, and time, and energy and gravity or whatever comes to your mind? There is no need to be angry or frustrated, or aggressive. Just tell him as you understand…"
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Loren Miller commented on Joan Denoo's blog post To teach fables, myths, miracles and superstitions as fact is an outrageous thing
"It IS outrageous.  It is also counterproductive, because it leads people away from the truth, away from fact, away from anything that can be successfully used to advance one's life and well being.  And people will do this because they…"
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I changed from faith to science. I am a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, a survivor of breast cancer thanks to the fine diagnostic work and treatment at Cancer Care Northwest, which included surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Dreadful stuff, but a wake up to living each and every minute. Life is to remember the past, live in the present and remember a preferred future. One can be good without god! My family demonstrates it

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To teach fables, myths, miracles and superstitions as fact is an outrageous thing

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 7:04pm 5 Comments

“Fables should be taught as fables, myths as myths, and miracles as poetic fancies. To teach superstitions as truths is a most terrible thing.”

~ Hypatia  (370 - 415 AD)

"it would be in the interests of those who believe in such nonsense as organised religion or creationism to accept the fact that religious books were written by men as a…

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This Is How Private Prison Companies Make Millions Even When Crime Rates Fall

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 1:59am 0 Comments

This Is How Private Prison Companies Make Millions Even When Crime Rates Fall

"The Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), the nation's largest owner of private prisons, has seen its revenue climb by more than 500 percent in the last two decades. And CCA wants to get much, much bigger: Last year, the company …

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Challenge fundamentalist religious on public policies and practices

Posted on January 26, 2015 at 2:40pm 2 Comments

The challenge to fundamentalist religious must be thorough, in the present, and with teeth. The harm of those who use their beliefs based on superstitions injure people, flora and fauna, and the Earth. For individuals to put their confidence on legends of the ancients may bring them comfort and a purpose for being, however, we can not tolerate fundamentalists imposing their beliefs on others.   

It isn't enough to confront the public policies and practices of…

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From ignorance to Enlightenment

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 12:49pm 7 Comments

I, as so many others of my generation, grew up in tightly knit christian farming communities with little exposure to "other" races and religions. We were taught that Roman Catholics and Jews were of the devil and the only way to heaven was through the christ.

WW II changed all that. Strong, young men were swept out of the farming communities to go to war or to building wartime facilities. My father and uncles went away for the duration of the war, with the exception of one uncle who…

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At 6:52pm on January 20, 2015, Loren Miller said…

Hey, Joan!  I got a real goodie for you, courtesy of Seth Andrews!  Please have a look ... and a LAUGH!

At 2:18pm on December 17, 2014, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Joan, I'm so looking forward to finding a publisher for THE LOST WORLD. It is written in diary format, chapter by chapter reporting the discoveries of the day and giving away my thinking and consequent excitements. The other books are being prepared more like standard textbooks--as they need to be. All the best to you, Terry. 

At 10:42am on December 17, 2014, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Dear Joan, Thank you. In your message you suggest that Atheist Nexus could be a suitable place to mention the discoveries that I have been reporting on Facebook? Let's see. Here's some background information: I am an archaeologist and simultaneously a strong atheist.  Because of this I have been able to observe, dissect, and analyse the archaeological record deeply and dispassionately which no Christian archeologist has ever been able to do, most of them being religiously biassed. That explains why I have discovered so much about the lost religion of our Neolithic ancestors---my eyes wide open, brain alert, all senses active as I move about the places where the first farmers lived and worshipped. The people were illiterate but they made use of symbols and images---and I have been exploring their world, unlocking secrets . . . and writing papers and books and lecturing. My problem is that I have discovered so much, and started several books---- about 6 on archaeology and 4 on atheism (the latter 4 are finished), and what with the prostate cancer my days seem to be numbered to probably 5 years left. This is why I do little on Atheist Nexus . . . there's so much to do. It will be a tragedy if I don't get all my knowledge published first. So I work and work, maybe 60 hours a week as I always have done . . . and I love it. Ever optimistic though. So as I reflect while I write this, I conclude that I don't want to open up something else, another outlet, that will take time away from the main job. I know you understand that. Affectionately, Terry

At 7:43am on November 24, 2014, David Behrens said…

Learning, for me, is  constant throughout life.  I welcome the opportunity to be taught.

At 11:17pm on November 14, 2014, Lemual Poot said…

You're in good historic company as a radical.  I was following the Talpoit Tomb, boy did the Jews shit at the thought of pissing off the witch burners!  It blows their whole fairy tale out of the water.  I can't understand how people can look around the fact, "Jesus...the organization that bears his name is history's greatest contradiction to his doctrines

LemPoot!"   

At 1:22pm on November 14, 2014, Loren Miller said…

Hey, Joan!

Here's a little something in re: the last election which I suspect you should see.

At 8:18am on November 14, 2014, Alison said…
Thanks! I'm still trying to figure the site out. I'm so excited to find it!!
At 4:54am on November 4, 2014, John B Hodges said…

Greetings-  You asked if you could cite "my piece on morality" on Twitter and Facebook; certainly you may. Please note that I have a number of such pieces, admittedly putting across the same idea to different audiences at different lengths. The longest piece is the first one I posted, so it is at the bottom of the last page of my blog. Pieces related to ethics are on all three pages. See http://www.atheistnexus.org/profiles/blog/list?user=2wluhkj14fnrb

At 3:35pm on October 26, 2014, Jasmin Mc said…

Thank you Joan! A lot of what you said are some of the things I've come across in my search of educating myself so when I do find myself in a conversation I will have the proper tools to back up what I'm saying and how I feel. I know that with time and continuing to learn more I will be more confidant and content in my stance. Thanks for your words I really appreciate it.

At 2:26pm on October 22, 2014, eric stone said…

Thanks Joan.  Your comment about our insults helping him out was a very helpful reminder.

 
 
 

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