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Joan Denoo's Discussions

My motives for writing about religion

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Feb 23. 4 Replies

My motives for writing about religion occur because I see all the harm caused by self-righteousness and proselytizing religious people. Many seem to be unaware of the rackets in which they…Continue

Tags: religion, mythologies, apologetics, politics, education

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

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Joan Denoo added a discussion to the group Climate Concerns

Climate change is likely factor in Syria’s conflict

Climate change is the likely factor in Syria’s conflictThe spread of increasing poverty worldwide, changing climate, anger, fear, chaos make a neat package for civil war, class war, and who knows what other kinds of war. The quiet of my pretty little city,…See More
4 minutes ago
Joan Denoo replied to Luara's discussion Brother Richard talks at Atheist Alliance International
"I don't think the young girl is 15 years old yet. Streisand's presentations often touches me in places that words do not. The two of them evoke deep yearnings. "
27 minutes ago
Joan Denoo replied to Asa Watcher's discussion Do you suffer from hopolophobia?
"Jeremy Scahill's reporting leaves me with fear and dread that we will never create the kind of country that so many dream of and work toward.  "
29 minutes ago
Joan Denoo replied to Asa Watcher's discussion Do you suffer from hopolophobia?
"According to Wiktionary, Fear or hatred of atheism or atheists is atheophobia"
1 hour ago
Joan Denoo replied to Asa Watcher's discussion Do you suffer from hopolophobia?
"Ted, I agree with everything you wrote. I especially like the "How the West was Won, Manifest Destiny, the Monroe Doctrine, Full Spectrum Dominance", they all evoke a sense of entitlement to me and the belief that dominance is…"
1 hour ago
Joan Denoo replied to Luara's discussion Brother Richard talks at Atheist Alliance International
"There is a time and place for us, all of us, to live in justice and peace.  "
3 hours ago
Joan Denoo replied to Asa Watcher's discussion Do you suffer from hopolophobia?
"Asa, I don't know if other governments guarantee the right to bear arms or not. My hunch is no leader wants armed citizens. It presents too much of a threat from those who oppose the leadership.  "We the People" means Homo…"
3 hours ago
Joan Denoo replied to Asa Watcher's discussion Do you suffer from hopolophobia?
"Ted, I admire your resistance to authority when you thought them wrong. I respect the choices you made to refuse to participate in legalized killing. I admire your skills with firearms, and the reasons to use them.  That said, I think the…"
4 hours ago
Joan Denoo replied to Asa Watcher's discussion Do you suffer from hopolophobia?
"Donald, your response to Obama was to buy a gun, a big gun! You have every right to resist any way you think effective. I didn't respond that way, nor will I probably ever respond that way. I don't like guns. I may be naive, foolish,…"
4 hours ago
Joan Denoo commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"Patricia, I agree, sugar is sugar, and I am able and willing to be corrected.  Spud, I wonder what it is that makes your nose stuffy in the morning if you drink it too close to bedtime? The body does so many strange things; it takes a…"
6 hours ago
Michael Penn commented on Joan Denoo's blog post Cliteracy Project.
"I'm a person that read a borrowed version of "Sexology" magazine from my early school years. My sexual education did not come from out behind the barn. It's surprising how many people think that book is pornography rather than an…"
6 hours ago
Randall Smith replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Yacouba Sawadogo, 'the man who stopped the desert' in the group Godless in the garden
"Think Mojave Desert or San Joaquin Valley in California."
8 hours ago
Joan Denoo replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Cliteracy in the group Secular Sexuality
"Grinning Cat, I like the way you worded that!  "
14 hours ago
Joan Denoo joined Richard Knight's group

Secular Sexuality

(NSFW) A no-taboo approach to sexual education and health.
14 hours ago
Joan Denoo commented on Joan Denoo's blog post Cliteracy Project.
"I didn't word that sentence correctly. Let me try again.  Marija Gimbuta's report revealed matrilineal societies were not like patriarchal ones. They focused on partnership and equality between men and women. There was less…"
14 hours ago
Grinning Cat commented on Joan Denoo's blog post Cliteracy Project.
"Also take a look at . Right now the second page or so includes snapshots of vehemently antifeminist online chat dissing the Sewanee exhibit, giving yet another example of Lewis's Law. (Helen Lewis's original…"
16 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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Cliteracy Project.

Posted on March 1, 2015 at 7:43pm 4 Comments

CLITERACY project.

"feminist artist Sophia Wallace’s “work reveals the “phallic as neutral” bias in science, law, philosophy, politics, mainstream and even feminist discussion, and the art world. Her art will be…



Posted on February 28, 2015 at 11:26am 5 Comments

I have been chatting with a person from Yemen on the internet and so looked into the history, politics religion, and geology of that ancient nation. It is an arid land and beautiful as that kind of temperature zone is in its way. One of the videos I watched gets at the heart of what I find so impossible to accept regarding Islam. Take a look and share your reactions. …


Richard Wolff, The Costs of Capitalism's Crisis: Who Will Pay?

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 4:44am 1 Comment

Richard Wolff. The Cost of Capitalism's Crisis: Who Will Pay?

Wolff Identifies the flaws of capitalism, the destructive influence it has on individuals, nations and international affairs. He and a group of many other people concerned about the investment in bombs and bullets instead of bridges between people. He describes the hegemony and how it works. The USA has…


An Archaeological Moment in Time

Posted on February 19, 2015 at 11:31pm 1 Comment

It is hard to imagine that the earliest Homo sapiens had such gorgeous bodies, male and female, or the warriors looked so much like our Hollywood muscle men with pretty faces. The English weren't called English in the period to which he refers ... but hey, he tells a far more compelling story than that told the in museums of the world. I wish he had told about the role of women as a more exalted position, but if he told the truth, no one would believe him. Well ... a lot of people won't…


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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! ;)

At 12:09am on February 8, 2015, Hazem Mahmoud said…
Thanks for your welocome to me as a new member, I will check out the subjects & threads here in the site, soon. Have a good day
At 10:39am on February 4, 2015, Idaho Spud said…

Can you see this image Joan?

At 5:26am on February 2, 2015, Mike Newdow said…


There have now been three Supreme Court cases dealing with the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) as it pertains to federal laws. A review of the opinions show that RFRA was strongly supported by 8 of 8 justices in Gonzales v. O Centro Espirita (2005), by 9 of 9 justices in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby (2014) and by 9 of 9 justices in Holt v Hobbs (2015). Thus, the time is ripe for Atheists to challenge being essentially forced to bear the message, "In God We Trust" – in violation of their religious beliefs - as the price to pay for simply choosing to carry the nation's currency in their pockets.


In fact, in the seven federal circuits where "In God We Trust" has yet to be litigated, challenges are now being organized to do just that. Accordingly, I am searching for individuals and organizations who wish to serve as plaintiffs and who are from those seven circuits (i.e., who are from Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia or Wisconsin). If you or anyone you know would like to participate, please email contact information – including city and state of residence - to as soon as possible.


Because the Supreme Court has indicated that it is more concerned about constitutional guarantees when children are involved, those who wish to protect their children from the government’s religious transgressions are especially encouraged to write. Please be assured that we will move for a court orders to keep the names of families with children under seal. (To date, those motions have always been granted, and – as far as I know – the families’ names have always remained undisclosed.)


Thank you.


- Mike 


PS - Please pass this on to any others who you think might have an interest. Thanks, again.


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


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