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MarkFL replied to JohnFrost's discussion FSM help me, I want to be a teacher. in the group Atheist Teachers...
"Your passion will take you a long way. I have been a teacher for 13 years. I would say that you just apply for schools and see what happens. Write a great essay about your love for science. Apply for financial aid. Find a program that will allow you…"
Nov 20, 2010
JohnFrost replied to JohnFrost's discussion Buddhism Demystified in the group Atheist Buddhists
"Well, to be fair, I was offering my naturalistic take on the terminology and concepts. Some of them, like enlightenment, I do feel have been misinterpreted by the West. But some of them, like the concept of rebirth, certainly was a supernatural…"
Aug 24, 2010
Noh Name replied to JohnFrost's discussion Buddhism Demystified in the group Atheist Buddhists
"Thank you."
Aug 21, 2010
Noh Name replied to JohnFrost's discussion Buddhism Demystified in the group Atheist Buddhists
"Thanks, Confession of a Buddhist Atheist sounds like an interesting read. The Jeff Wilson book sounds familiar. I'll have to look for them."
Aug 20, 2010
Noh Name replied to JohnFrost's discussion Buddhism Demystified in the group Atheist Buddhists
"I've glanced at Buddhism from time to time but always felt overwhelmed with much of the terminology and the majority of the materials I have seen feel more religious than what I guess you would call natural Buddhism. (I have a strong distaste…"
Aug 20, 2010
Scot68 replied to JohnFrost's discussion FSM help me, I want to be a teacher. in the group Atheist Teachers...
"Don't just think about fincial aid, but consider student loans as well.Even with the credit market dried up, student loans should still be available. By all means, go talk to an admissions councilor at a college and try and get as much aid as…"
Aug 2, 2010
TSimons replied to JohnFrost's discussion FSM help me, I want to be a teacher. in the group Atheist Teachers...
"If you fall into the low income bracket you will more than likely qualify for federal grants. Don't assume anything. You might be surprised at how much you qualify for. Since there are four in your family that will also help when they determine…"
Jul 28, 2010
JohnFrost replied to JohnFrost's discussion Buddhism Demystified in the group Atheist Buddhists
"Really? I never knew this! Thanks for the correction."
May 26, 2010
Rodney Turner replied to JohnFrost's discussion Buddhism Demystified in the group Atheist Buddhists
"John if I may make a correction. Thich Nat Hahn's tradition is Thien (Vietnamese Zen). Thai forest monks are Theravadins (eg. Ajahn Brahm). Good work though!"
May 8, 2010
JohnFrost replied to JohnFrost's discussion Buddhism Demystified in the group Atheist Buddhists
"That's been my experience, as well, Tom. I listen to the Zencast and Audio Dharma podcasts weekly, and I find they're largely the same. My knowledge of Buddhism has come primarily from the Thich Nat Hahn school of thought--also called the…"
Jan 28, 2010
Tom Carpenter replied to JohnFrost's discussion Buddhism Demystified in the group Atheist Buddhists
"Thanks John - good post! I look forward to reading all of your blog - I just added it to my favorites. My wife is a Buddhist, and I have pretty much reconciled my beliefs to hers by looking at Buddhism much as you have. She tends to take the things…"
Jan 28, 2010
Alessandro replied to JohnFrost's discussion Buddhism Demystified in the group Atheist Buddhists
"Hi John, Thanks for posting this. I agree with almost all of it and am glad to see these ideas reflected elsewhere. -Alessandro"
Jan 28, 2010
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Hey All - I don't know if this is bad form or not, but I just wanted to share a recent blog post of mine, "Buddhism Demystified," for my unique, admittedly amatuer take on a naturalistic outlook on Buddhism.http://thenaturalbuddhist.blogspot.com/2010/01/exploring-natural-buddhism-part-three_27.htmlSee More
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FSM help me, I want to be a teacher.

There is nothing I'm more passionate about in all the world than science, and nothing I love doing more than telling people about it.But here's the problem--very deep religious indoctrination convinced my wife and I to get married early, start having kids, screw our education and get ready for the rapture.So, I'm just 25, but I've got two kids, a crappy job, and a record of flunking out my last year at University.How in the world can I overcome these obstacles? Everywhere I look online,…See More
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At 12:28pm on May 12, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…
Greetings, Jonh! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus lately. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.
At 2:21pm on March 15, 2010, Heather said…
hi John :-) don't see you around the atheist group anymore!
At 11:44am on June 30, 2009, K. B. Powell said…
Hi John,
I just read what you initially posted on the Atheist-Buddhist wall. I too am enthralled by the Buddhic philosophy. I was curious to learn about the physiological findings about the human brain etc that you mentioned also align well.
Thanks.
At 3:25am on June 30, 2009, Chuck said…
Welcome John.
I started out a Phil/Theol Major back in College and didn't make it far into the theology before I had a crisis of faith. Started into Eastern Philo and Buddhism made the most sense. After 30 so years of studying it as well neuroscience, psych, Quantum Physics and anything else that explains how all of this works, I am in agreement with your position. But, I don't really like to call myself an atheist, as I don't "believe" there is no "god". The concept of a theist type reality just doesn't work at all once you advance past the typical metaphors of our youthful programming. Buddhism has helped me do that.
At 1:41pm on February 8, 2009, John Tidwell said…
Thanks for joining Transhumanists of Atheist Nexus.
At 9:34am on February 8, 2009, EnsignR said…
Hello! Ok, I went over this morning and tried again to fix it. I think it should be working now. Apparently, the embed setting was wonkey but it seems ok now. Thanks again, for letting me know about this!
At 3:34pm on February 7, 2009, JohnFrost said…
Thank you guys so much for the welcome! I'm looking forward to exploring the site ^_^
At 12:12pm on February 7, 2009, A Former Member said…
Welcome to Atheist Nexus.
At 11:30am on February 7, 2009, EnsignR said…
I went through and enabled comments for everyone, I'd thought it was already enabled. Let me know if it keeps giving you trouble and I'll try to get it straightened out.
At 11:29am on February 7, 2009, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Congratulations on escaping. It can be so difficult to do.

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"ORIGINS: Universe, Life, Humankind, Religion, Darwin..." where there are lots of good discussion topics and over 100 video films on science and cosmology etc. including ten recent lectures from Stanford University on evolution and Darwin.
 
 
 

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