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Luara commented on Jonathan Tweet's status
"Very confused and full of theistic prejudice. If you think of science as being in the business of figuring out how atoms spinning noiselessly in the void give rise to the illusion that there are such things as love, humor, sunsets and…"
8 hours ago
Visvakarman Svetasvatara-Upanish commented on Jonathan Tweet's blog post Sunday Assembly comes to Seattle
"Thanks, I'm looking forward to meeting more free thinkers."
8 hours ago
Michael Penn commented on Jonathan Tweet's blog post Is Christianity for Losers?
"I no longer believe in christianity. Nobody is coming here from another realm to help you out, or to take you away."
12 hours ago
Bertold Brautigan commented on Jonathan Tweet's status
"Where did the "hate" come in? I loved the article."
13 hours ago
Jonathan Tweet commented on Jonathan Tweet's status
"Nice quote, Bertold, thanks. Morality and law used to be supernatural, and now they're secular. Spirituality could be secular, too. I've been surprised at how many secular people are interested in community, ritual and spirituality. At…"
14 hours ago
Jonathan Tweet commented on Joan Denoo's blog post Are atheists spiritual? Yes! If you mean atheists posses a sense of wonder and love
"@Joan, you don't like religion, but Harris says he's offering a version of spirituality without religion, without faith, and without dogma. You're criticizing what religious people do. Do you have an opinion on what Harris is…"
14 hours ago
Jonathan Tweet commented on Jonathan Tweet's blog post Sunday Assembly comes to Seattle
"@Visvakarman, once it's up and running, it will be a regular event, possibly weekly. For now, they're just getting off the ground, so I don't know when the next one will be.  I've run into a lot of Seattle-area atheists who…"
14 hours ago
Jonathan Tweet posted a blog post

Is Christianity for Losers?

About Christianity through history, the winners and the losers. Latest post to my blog, Atheist Sunday School.http://jonathan-tweet.blogspot.com/2014/09/is-christianity-for-losers.htmlSee More
14 hours ago
Jonathan Tweet replied to L. Alcorn's discussion Early Christianity
"I've heard this claim before, but it's a pretty speculative idea."
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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? "
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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? "
Sep 15
Jonathan Tweet replied to Freethinker31's discussion Are Atheists too judgmental??
"Thanks, Bertold."
Sep 15
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…"
Sep 15
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…"
Sep 15
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"Do atheists need to get past Spock and embrace Kirk? I love/hate this post on NPR. Discuss. http://j.mp/1sZl0pD"
Sep 15
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…"
Sep 15

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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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Is Christianity for Losers?

Posted on September 21, 2014 at 10:50am 1 Comment

About Christianity through history, the winners and the losers. Latest post to my blog, Atheist Sunday School.

http://jonathan-tweet.blogspot.com/2014/09/is-christianity-for-losers.html

Sunday Assembly comes to Seattle

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 12:34am 3 Comments

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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