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Openly Secular - Short Teaser

Started this discussion. Last reply by Freethinker31 on Thursday. 4 Replies

I am openly secular, actually, I am an atheist.Continue

A Christian Nation? Since When?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 20. 8 Replies

A Christian Nation? Since When?"the founding fathers didn’t create the…Continue

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Joan Denoo liked Michael Penn's discussion FOXES IN THE HEN HOUSE
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Joan Denoo commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"It is interesting how that two wind patterns came together, one from the north, the other from the south. I could imagine some high winds and tides.  "
8 hours ago
Joan Denoo replied to John Brunelle's discussion Religion in America.
"Your skating career gave you many life-long friends, it seems. Lots of shared experiences, happy and otherwise. I'm sorry for the loss of your friend. "Boody". "
8 hours ago
Joan Denoo replied to John Jubinsky's discussion Coffee Lowers Risk of Liver Cancer in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"Good news all around. I drink three cups of coffee a day. Thanks for the good news, John and the update, Chris. "
9 hours ago
Joan Denoo liked John Jubinsky's discussion Coffee Lowers Risk of Liver Cancer
9 hours ago
Joan Denoo replied to John Brunelle's discussion Religion in America.
"Thanks, Chris. Your grammarbook and your skill are better than mine and me. "
10 hours ago
Joan Denoo replied to Joan Denoo's discussion ISLAMIC INVASION OF SWEDEN HAS LED TO RAPE CRISIS. in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"It is so senseless. I think of the audacity of USA, U.K. and whoever else gave the land to Israel after WW II. Israel claimed their right to the land even as they had not occupied it for centuries. The Palestinians lived for generations…"
10 hours ago
Joan Denoo replied to Joan Denoo's discussion ISLAMIC INVASION OF SWEDEN HAS LED TO RAPE CRISIS. in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"I agree with you, Chris. building trust and community feeling does a lot to dispel prejudices. I have no Muslum neighbors and I don't know the religion of the Arab community that lives and has shops on the other side of town.  In fact,…"
10 hours ago
Plinius replied to Joan Denoo's discussion ISLAMIC INVASION OF SWEDEN HAS LED TO RAPE CRISIS. in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"The Israelis use the bible to prove their "right" to be in Palestine, and their "right" to kill Palestinians. They say their god has given the land to their forefathers, and therefore they can make the Palestinians into…"
10 hours ago
Joan Denoo commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"@Chris, the animated wind map looks severe in your area. http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=11.73,30.57,179 Is it as windy in fact as it looks on the map?  "
11 hours ago
Plinius replied to Joan Denoo's discussion ISLAMIC INVASION OF SWEDEN HAS LED TO RAPE CRISIS. in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"I feel for her and she really has good points but she is one of the people who help the circle spiral downward. In her years in the Netherlands that had already started and there grew a hate-mongering cluster of people around her, all busy to use…"
11 hours ago
Joan Denoo commented on Donald R Barbera's blog post The “A” Word
"Donald, I like the way you write. You build a very compelling reason for what you think and why.  I respectfully do not agree with you. Your points all have validity and for all the reasons you site. I come from a different…"
11 hours ago
Joan Denoo liked Donald R Barbera's blog post The “A” Word
12 hours ago
Joan Denoo replied to John Brunelle's discussion When I leave this orb
"Mike, if he has threatened you, make a copy of it and go to the very bottom of the page where there is a link to report an issue. I have not been threatened and so cannot make that statement. I just can't make sense out of what he wrote and…"
12 hours ago
Joan Denoo replied to Joan Denoo's discussion ISLAMIC INVASION OF SWEDEN HAS LED TO RAPE CRISIS. in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"I wonder? If the Quran does tell them to go out a rape infidels, that is important information. In the bible, god told the Jews   In 1 Samuel 15:2-3, God commanded Saul and the Israelites, “This is what the LORD Almighty says:…"
14 hours ago
Joan Denoo replied to Joan Denoo's discussion ISLAMIC INVASION OF SWEDEN HAS LED TO RAPE CRISIS. in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Chris, you write very clearly and I understand what you mean. The vicious cycle of noe trust, a violation of some trust, more no trust and the circule spirals downward. The remedy is to get neighborhoods together with both side committed to…"
14 hours ago

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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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The Battered Child Syndrome, Kempe, Silverman, Steele, Droegemueller, Silver, JAMA 1962

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 10:08pm 4 Comments

In 1953, Frederic Silverman, a radiologist, noticed children coming into his radiology clinic with chillingly frequent X-ray images of multiple fractures. "The bones tell a story the child is too young or too frightened to tell." He published an article "The Roentgen Manifestations of Unrecognized Skeletal Trauma in Infants," 

In 1962, C. Henry Kempe, a pediatrician at the University of Colorado Medical School, tried…

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Religion inhibits healthy functioning

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 7:42pm 0 Comments

Abrahamic faiths, based on domination, reveal underlying principles that an angry, vengeful, mean-spirited god hangs over us with promises of heaven and threats of hell. Many think of life as a hierarchy with god at the top, then man, male, who has dominion over everything. Under him and responsible to him is female with the mark of pain and suffering her lot in life. Under father/mother come children, often used as unpaid labor. Read Green Paradise Lost by Elizabeth Dodson Gray,…

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Religion Destroys Our Earthly Paradise

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 6:26pm 2 Comments

Religions, based on Abrahamic faiths, operate in terms of dominion, ownership, hierarchy, exploitation, and manipulation.We see it all around us in the policies and practices of the institutions of our lives. I see it in my family. One grandmother came from a long line of Puritans with a very strong sense of patriarchy. Her husband, my grandfather came from a rigid Roman Catholic background with a strong sense of patriarchy. As I observe my family as a participant observer, I see a lot of…

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7 Things Not to Say to the Atheist in Your Family, Thanks Herb Silverman

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 8:22pm 8 Comments

7 Things Not to Say to the Atheist in Your Family

"Are you an atheist; but you are so nice!" Have you heard this statement? I have.

People often think terrible things about atheists. Well, why not? They hear all kinds of things about us that just are not true. People are afraid of us and they want to keep their children away from us. It takes time…

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At 10:36am on March 24, 2015, Donald R Barbera said…

In response to you request to some of the inane remarks coming from Christians to simple questions like, " How are you." Suddenly, you are maddened that you even asked. I've certainly heard, "God bless you" and II reply "May Odin give you many strong children." I must admit that I've never heard, "Let go and let god." I guess that's like  "let Jesus take the wheel," which I just want to be forewarned when that happens so I can pull to the side and let them pass. Again, it is the same with, "God will lead you," I would certainly ask where? The last time I let some one lead me I ended up in a dark alley with a gun in my ribs (not actual, just making a point) I have my own to add to you list which irks be to regurgitation. Try this one. In response to a simple "How are you doing?" I got this, "I blessed and highly favored." I was in a strip club which I used to frequent. I said nothing, but what I was thinking that for being blessed and highly favored she seemed to be in an occupation that suggested otherwise.

 

"It's god's plan."

At 8:58am on March 24, 2015, Donald R Barbera said…

Dr. T. Have you tried Prometheus books. They publish their guidelines and are very forthcoming about what they seek.That is one of the first places I'd recommend.

At 8:55am on March 24, 2015, Donald R Barbera said…

Joan--There is a boring course college called Music Theory. Sounds daunting if you've never done a thing other than listen to music. However, once the first page is turned you discover it is nothing but bullshit. However, there is a course called the physics behind the music. It is not for the faint of heart. It is not about chords, repetitive flow, modulation or the various scales that exist and in what society. It actually explores sound generation and why an A doesn't sound like a C. You get into tension theory (a lowbrow brother quantum mechanics), wave forms etc. It is a very different animal and usually doesn't fall into a music major's path. Nevertheless, some fall into it's path just because it has the word music attached to it. That is why the best instructors know how to make what is virtually an inaccessible subject into one that is accessible and interesting, the difference between being an instructor and an educator.

At 10:14pm on March 23, 2015, Gerald Payne said…

Hi Joan, it's good to meet a friend.

At 12:27pm on March 15, 2015, Idaho Spud said…

I never realized it either.

At 4:41pm on March 4, 2015, Steph S. said…

How are you doing Joan? I hope everything is going well for you.

At 8:47am on March 1, 2015, Daniel Kroeger said…

Hi! Thanks for the warm welcome.  I usually go by Dan.  This looks like a great community and I'm looking forward to meeting everyone. Thanks!

At 7:44am on February 23, 2015, Wayne S said…

Thank you for the warm welcome!

At 1:15am on February 17, 2015, Melanie Puckett Stephens said…
Thanks for the wonderful welcome Joan. I'm looking forward to meeting like minded folks.
At 2:12pm on February 9, 2015, Paul Schofield said…

Hi Joan, Thanks for the info and welcoming me to the site, I changed from faith to science too, although it took me a very long time and I found it to be a very painful process to lose my faith too! I envy those who don't have to go through that process. I didn't have the internet in the Army, but I was able to go to the local book shop and read the books on western philosophy, which set me on my path to becoming a Humanist. Anyway sorry for the life story! ;)

 
 
 

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