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Jonathan Tweet replied to L. Alcorn's discussion Early Christianity
"I've heard this claim before, but it's a pretty speculative idea."
11 hours ago
Jonathan Tweet replied to Freethinker31's discussion Are Atheists too judgmental??
"Hey everybody, how about a cease-fire? We've all had plenty of opportunity to make ourselves heard. How about we all stop commenting on this thread? "
20 hours ago
Visvakarman Svetasvatara-Upanish commented on Jonathan Tweet's blog post Sunday Assembly comes to Seattle
"I wish I could be in the city for this event, sadly I will be out of Washington at the time. Will this be a recurring thing? "
Monday
Jonathan Tweet replied to Freethinker31's discussion Are Atheists too judgmental??
"Thanks, Bertold."
Monday
Jonathan Tweet replied to Freethinker31's discussion Are Atheists too judgmental??
"How do I know that atheists are on average less empathic and more analytical?  1. the book _Big Gods_ by Ara Norenzayan, that's why I say it with such confidence, recent psychological studies suggest this rule of thumb 2. personal…"
Monday
Jonathan Tweet replied to Freethinker31's discussion Are Atheists too judgmental??
"There's plenty of harm that religions and traditions cause. As open-minded people, we should also bear in mind the good that religions and traditions sometimes enable.  People in general are too judgmental, and atheists are no exception. A…"
Monday
Jonathan Tweet posted a status
"Do atheists need to get past Spock and embrace Kirk? I love/hate this post on NPR. Discuss. http://j.mp/1sZl0pD"
Monday
Jonathan Tweet commented on Joan Denoo's blog post Are atheists spiritual? Yes! If you mean atheists posses a sense of wonder and love
"Atheists can be moral even though we don't think morality derives from gods. We can be spiritual even though we don't think spirituality come from the supernatural. Figuratively speaking, I believe in the human spirit. Here's my blog…"
Monday
Jonathan Tweet replied to Sikandar Solzer's discussion What is soul a/c to you ?
"Thanks for taking the trouble to look it up. It's taken me years to get used to using all these traditional terms, like soul, and it's still a little weird. I like the idea that the believers don't have a monopoly on the soul. "
Monday
Jonathan Tweet replied to Sikandar Solzer's discussion What is soul a/c to you ?
"Thanks, Laura. That's quite a vision."
Monday
Jonathan Tweet commented on Jonathan Tweet's blog post Atheist Sunday School: Reading about religion
"@Michael, how do you suppose it looks when atheists mock believers? Does it make us look smart? I don't think so. Doe is make us look likable? No. How do you suppose is looks? "
Monday
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Sunday Assembly comes to Seattle

The Sunday Assembly is coming to Seattle on the 28th, and I'm going to be there. It's a church without religion, if that makes any sense. Here's my blog post about it. http://jonathan-tweet.blogspot.com/2014/09/sunday-assembly-in-seattle.htmlSee More
Monday
Luara commented on Jonathan Tweet's blog post Spiritual Atheism
"it's great how you can take the experience seriously without taking it literally. I did take it literally - as it was.  It did acquire an interpretation later, as a kind of memory. "
Sunday
Jonathan Tweet commented on Jonathan Tweet's blog post Spiritual Atheism
"@Laura, that's quite a story! I think it's great how you can take the experience seriously without taking it literally.  @Matty, yep, boundaries are subjective and territories overlap. "
Sunday
Jonathan Tweet commented on Jamila Bey's blog post I need your help!
"Too bad this didn't work..."
Sep 8
Jonathan Tweet commented on Bertold Brautigan's blog post Religion and Violence - Do They Go Together Like a Horse and Carriage?
"Religion evolved to help people unite into stronger tribes. Then those tribes defeated the other tribes in war. Religion unites people into a group to compete against other groups. It reduces violence within a group, but it can increase violence…"
Sep 8

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Author of Grandmother Fish, the first book to teach evolution to preschoolers. See www.grandmotherfish.com. Veteran game designer of geeky games (D&D 3E, tabletop roleplaying games, trading card games, minis games, etc.). Unitarian Sunday school teacher and coming-of-age mentor.

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Sunday Assembly comes to Seattle

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 12:34am 1 Comment

The Sunday Assembly is coming to Seattle on the 28th, and I'm going to be there. It's a church without religion, if that makes any sense. Here's my blog post about it. 

http://jonathan-tweet.blogspot.com/2014/09/sunday-assembly-in-seattle.html

Spiritual Atheism

Posted on September 7, 2014 at 10:39pm 4 Comments

Laura asked me about being a spiritual atheist, and I had such a long answer that I turned it into today's blog post. Is there such a thing as spiritual atheism? What would spirituality mean to an atheist, to Sam Harris for example?

http://jonathan-tweet.blogspot.com/2014/09/spiritual-atheism.html

Atheist Sunday School: Reading about religion

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 11:41am 8 Comments

Now that my Grandmother Fish Kickstarter is over (and successful!), I've restarted my blog, Atheist Sunday School. Yesterday's post was about the books I've read that treat religion as a social rather than metaphysical phenomenon. What do Haidt, de Botton, Wade, Wilson, Greene, Wright and others say about religion, especially any social benefits it may…

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At 12:25pm on August 19, 2014, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 3:15pm on August 16, 2014, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome,Jonathan ! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends.

I also recommend Eco-Logical and Climate Concerns, since the climate is changing so drastically.

After you've searched for topics of interest in "Groups" above and in the "Forums", don't forget to look at recent activity which hides along the right margin of the page all the way at the bottom.

It's always great to see a new member jump right in as you have done.

At 6:21pm on August 15, 2014, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Greetings Jonathan 

It is good to have you join us.  Welcome to this cheerful friendly Internet community of rationality and peace, common sense and freethinking evidence-based wisdom.    

We invite you to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 950  discussion topics and 4100 members.  http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin

There are 1100 groups in Atheist Nexus.  Do go visiting.

Terry

 
 
 

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