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Johnny P replied to Atheist Exile's discussion Free Will and the Bible in the group Free Will: (Literally) An Intelligent Choice
"Thanks for the reply. I have written a book and delivered a number of public talks on it. I think it really does come down to definitions here."
Jul 8, 2013
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The Nativity - Mary and the census as a-historical

After writing my new book The Nativity: A Critical Examination, I thought it was about time to do a video concerning some of the problematic aspects of the h...
Oct 7, 2012
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Jul 4, 2012
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Free Will talk to the South Hampshire Humanists Jan 2012

Here is a talk to the South Hampshire Humanists that I gave in Jan 2012. It summarises much of my research in to determinism and free will for my book Free W...
Apr 13, 2012
Johnny P commented on Angie Jackson's group Atheist Writers
"Just a reminder to anyone and everyone that my latest book, The Little Book of Unholy Questions, is available in paperback and Kindle formats. Check it out, it has unanimously great reviews and is a comprehensive cumulative case against an…"
Mar 30, 2012
Johnny P commented on Calla's group Nexus Book Club
"Just a reminder to anyone and everyone that my latest book, The Little Book of Unholy Questions, is available in paperback and Kindle formats. Check it out, it has unanimously great reviews and is a comprehensive cumulative case against an omni-God…"
Mar 30, 2012
Johnny P commented on Angie Jackson's group Atheist Writers
"Hi there Are there any published authors here who want to review my latest book for an endorsement on the cover, inside or annotation. It will be mutually beneficial as will provide publicity for you and your book. I am an author of several books…"
Mar 18, 2012
Johnny P commented on Pam's group Medical Atheists
" Help! I need a pediatric / obstetric / childbirth doctor to help me by providing a quote for my new book. Does anyone know one, or are you one? wrt the probable outcome of a 9 month pregnant lady walking or riding a donkey for 80 miles... "
Feb 1, 2012
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Naturalism vs Supernaturalism - which horse wins?

"Who knows what the horses are eating. It wasn't long ago when cows were eating lambs. You know, they called them 'mad cows'."
Feb 1, 2012
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Naturalism vs Supernaturalism - which horse wins?

"Hmmm, tasty. Or do you mean a horse that eats people?"
Feb 1, 2012
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Naturalism vs Supernaturalism - which horse wins?

"It's squashed into the textboard from left to right so it looks taller and longer legged than the original. It's supposed to be an eating horse from France."
Feb 1, 2012
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Naturalism vs Supernaturalism - which horse wins?

"That looks like a fairly natural horse to me..."
Feb 1, 2012
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Feb 1, 2012
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Naturalism vs Supernaturalism - which horse wins?

A look at the explanatory power of naturalism and supernaturalism. Probabilistically, which horse would win the explanation race? Naturalism, methinks.
Feb 1, 2012
Johnny P commented on Angie Jackson's group Atheist Writers
"Hi all. I am a small time publisher in the UK (Ginger Prince Publications) with a few books under my belt (The Little Book of Unholy Questions and Free Will? etc). I would love to help a freethinker get published, well, publish them.…"
Jan 5, 2012
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Oughts and Morality

This video looks at how a moral ought can be used, and sees whether an objective moral ought is meaningful.
Dec 15, 2011

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At 7:49pm on September 10, 2011, Jedi Wanderer said…
You should also read the most recent paper I wrote to get an idea of what sort of things I would like to emphasize. It was written for a grad class in the humanities, and since we could write about whatever we wanted to, I chose ethics. I'm thinking about how I could send you a copy. Perhaps, if you are serious about working with me, we should start an email dialogue? I have posted my paper on Nexus, it is in my ethical theory group, I will send you an invite and you can find it fairly easily there, along with more of what I've written. By the way, what did you read of mine, wherein I used the word "should" a lot?
At 5:10pm on September 10, 2011, Jedi Wanderer said…
Yes oughts are conditional. I have a more or less clear vision as to how to define which are the ultimate ends towards which we should strive, if we want to live rich, fulfilling, and moral lives – if we want to live the best lives we can as humans. It boils down to motivation, and this is tied up entirely with having a positive self-concept. Another way of putting this is that what one should do is that which will produce one’s highest sense of self/self-esteem. It could be called an ego ethics. Our egos (using the term loosely) are, essentially, our life-force, our motivation for self-value and, by extension, other-value. As such, self-esteem provides the foundation for, and both means and ultimate ends of, human values. All other values are means to the end. So yes, it is a consequentialist ethics (and I have my own way of subsuming deontology into consequentialism). It is also an internalist theory. And yes, I would agree with Carrier, but it seems that for the foreseeable future we will not be able to make perfectly clear moral calculations, at least not on my own theory. I believe I answer both how morality comes into existence and what it is.
At 12:16am on September 10, 2011, Jedi Wanderer said…
As much as I would love to write about the foundations of morality depending on metaphysical naturalism, this is much more of a side issue with regards to my own approach. I would give a brief background to naturalism, but I intend to go straight into the meat of the theory. I want to lay out the theory and then discuss implications for as much as I can handle, including sociopolitical, education, parenting, relationships both romantic and platonic, etc. Glad you sound interested in helping me out, I have been extremely busy the past, well, really long time, but I will finally have time starting next week to really plunge into it, so if you want to work with me, I will have plenty of time to work!

I am of course a naturalist, I don't know how you get to be an atheist if you are not (poorly I suppose). But as I said, I don't intend to spend so much time on the metaphysical basis for the theory. There is plenty of meat to deal with philosophically just in ethics, without having to build from the ground up as it were.

It does sound like an extra problem us being in different countries, but we'll see how it shapes up. As far as the actual theory goes, I was planning on writing a concise game plan for you and myself, I will let you know when it is ready. Otherwise, I don't know how you would find it except for the mostly random things I have posted and/or replied to here on Nexus. I did start a group called Ethical Theory, if you want to join that you can find some of what I've written fairly recently there. Otherwise just let me know how you would like to proceed.
At 7:41am on September 3, 2011, Jedi Wanderer said…
Hey Johnny, no I haven't read that. It does sound like a pretty good read for someone interested in atheistic ethics however. As for my own project, thanks for showing interest. What I really need the most help with is organization. I have a lot I want to write about (alot I have already written), but the trick is figuring out what to leave out, what to focus on, and how to present it. Does this sound like something you'd be interested in working on? I could also use just general feedback.
At 11:31am on March 15, 2011, Ben O'Shaughnessy said…
Thanks Johnny, it's only taken me 5 mnths to answer back! Cheers. I will check this webiste out much more now, I suppose I must have still doubted!!!
At 6:07pm on August 27, 2010, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello to atheist writer Johnny
Welcome to this friendly meeting place with atheist freethinkers who recognise that fictional gods and crafty religions have always been used to deceive and control vulnerable superstitious people including the indoctrination of defenceless children;
----and how tragic and inexcusable it also is that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and longer.

Terry Meaden (also English; Wiltshire and Oxfordshire)
founder of the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 300 discussion topics.
We invite you to join us and 1800 others.
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin
At 9:37am on August 25, 2010, Atheist Princess said…
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