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Openly Secular - Short Teaser

Started this discussion. Last reply by Freethinker31 15 hours ago. 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

Tags: a long and ominous shadow

Atheist Poets?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Craigart14 on Sunday. 12 Replies

I am interested in reading some atheist poets. Not a poetry reader myself, usually, I am flying in the dark on this one. Recommendations please. Continue

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Bertold Brautigan replied to Joan Denoo's discussion We must provide more education re: religion, Islam, Christianity and challenge ancient myths, harmful ideas told as fact
"So true, Tom. If christianity isn't an absolute death cult, god didn't make little green apples."
25 minutes ago
Joan Denoo replied to Joan Denoo's discussion We must provide more education re: religion, Islam, Christianity and challenge ancient myths, harmful ideas told as fact
"Thanks, Loren, for the link. I put it in "Watch later" and can't wait to get my chores done to watch it. "
25 minutes ago
Joan Denoo replied to Joan Denoo's discussion We must provide more education re: religion, Islam, Christianity and challenge ancient myths, harmful ideas told as fact
"Leon, did you write, "The God in the Middle"? It is my impression that you have some experience in writing. What do you advise we, as atheists, do to get the message out?"
28 minutes ago
Joan Denoo replied to Joan Denoo's discussion We must provide more education re: religion, Islam, Christianity and challenge ancient myths, harmful ideas told as fact
"Tom, I share your thinking about talking about sex, religion and politics.  I tried to get sex education started at the boys' ranch. Father Joe said if we talked about it the boys would do it. Just one of the many quarrels I had with…"
34 minutes ago
Joan Denoo replied to Daniel W. Mylin's discussion Prayer can't hurt?
"Actually, Grinning Cat, May I use this post with attribution to you? Thanks."
43 minutes ago
Joan Denoo replied to Daniel W. Mylin's discussion Prayer can't hurt?
"Grinning Cat, I like that! I am reposting with attribution to you. Thanks. "
44 minutes ago
Joan Denoo replied to Daniel W. Mylin's discussion Prayer can't hurt?
"Daniel, at least that is a start with her and others like her. I like your gentle way of reacting and being proactive at the same time.  If it had been me, I would have driven her away, made her an enemy for life, and she would have put another…"
48 minutes ago
tom sarbeck replied to Joan Denoo's discussion We must provide more education re: religion, Islam, Christianity and challenge ancient myths, harmful ideas told as fact
"Thank you, Leon. Who has not heard the line "Do not talk of politics or religion"? I'm preparing a talk about the necessity of talking about politics, and your post above inspired the following: Ditto for religion and sex. Predators…"
1 hour ago
tom sarbeck replied to Joan Denoo's discussion We must provide more education re: religion, Islam, Christianity and challenge ancient myths, harmful ideas told as fact
"I too liked Dawkins' "Grow up" remark. Before I quit religion I would have tried to ignore it. Talking to dead people? In the Catholic schools I went to, being ready to die was an everyday topic. They took away childrens' fear…"
2 hours ago
Leon Gretsky replied to Joan Denoo's discussion We must provide more education re: religion, Islam, Christianity and challenge ancient myths, harmful ideas told as fact
"You cannot talk about atheism if nobody talks about theism. You see, atheism "survives" only when theistic claims about the existence of a God. When people won't make claims about the existence of a God, then atheism moot. Some people…"
2 hours ago
Idaho Spud replied to Joan Denoo's discussion We must provide more education re: religion, Islam, Christianity and challenge ancient myths, harmful ideas told as fact
"Bertold, I also loved "Grow up." and "god did not survive Auschwits".  "It's talking to a dead person." was frightening."
3 hours ago
Joan Denoo replied to Daniel W's discussion Which Browser is Best? Which Search Engine? in the group How To Do It!
"The Best Web Browser 2015 Austin Evans  Published on Feb 3, 2015 Chrome vs Firefox vs Opera vs Safari vs Internet Explorer: what's your…"
9 hours ago
tom sarbeck commented on Joan Denoo's blog post Religion Destroys Our Earthly Paradise
"Gerald, how can intelligent human beings, equipped with personal experience, advocate an existence at odds with nature? A one-word reply: fear. The greed soon follows. "
14 hours ago
Grinning Cat replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Are more Americans becoming disconnected with religion?
"That LeGuin quote is a keeper!"
14 hours ago
tom sarbeck commented on Joan Denoo's blog post The Battered Child Syndrome, Kempe, Silverman, Steele, Droegemueller, Silver, JAMA 1962
"Joan, what behaviors identified those in the third group, who were neither bullies nor victims? "
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 2 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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