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Any thoughts on the GMO debate and older religious laws pertaining to nutrition rules/laws/customs?

Started Jun 3, 2013 0 Replies

I initiated a topic today to the Jewish Atheist group discussion, but perhaps it will get a bit more traction for productive discussion in this broader group.  I will more or less copy and paste:…Continue

Man gets 25 years in jail for "South Park" threats

Started this discussion. Last reply by AgeOfAtheists14 Mar 1, 2011. 1 Reply

This is great to read.  I've always said that one of the worst things to me was to watch the insufficient reaction of the world to the threats against Rushdie.  If somehow we were to get going in a…Continue

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Any thoughts on the GMO debate and older religious laws pertaining to nutrition rules/laws/customs?

I initiated a topic today to the Jewish Atheist group discussion, but perhaps it will get a bit more traction for productive discussion in this broader group.  I will more or less copy and paste:http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/jewishatheists/forum/topics/gmo-other-food-issues-and-the-rules-of-kashrutGMO & other food issues, and the rules of KashrutPosted by…See More
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GMO & other food issues, and the rules of Kashrut

I keep thinking that the need (or the debate over the need) both for government laws and industry rules or guidelines or standards, in the food industry, has some parallel to the more primitive rules of Kashrut.  To some extent, could it be said that one of the functions of the Torah over the last 2000-3000 years has been to attempt to help us remain physically healthy via attempted assessment of what would be good food-related rules to follow, and attachment of superstition-related inducements…See More
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jlaz replied to Joan Denoo's discussion There is no such thing as a free market economy, level playing fields, or equality of access to information. in the group Bringing Economics Down to Earth
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Man gets 25 years in jail for "South Park" threats

This is great to read.  I've always said that one of the worst things to me was to watch the insufficient reaction of the world to the threats against Rushdie.  If somehow we were to get going in a different direction, such that death threats were actively prosecuted by legal authorities, it would go some way to turning us toward a better path.I particularly liked this quote:""Zachary Chesser will spend 25 years in prison for advocating the murder of U.S. citizens for engaging in free speech…See More
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At 1:48pm on May 28, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Greetings, Josh! I see you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus since Feb. We have a new group where you might feel more at home. Please consider joining Hang With Friends  , where we can share our stories and laugh, and discuss anything on our minds.

At 5:02pm on February 16, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hi Josh, and welcome to this wonderful world of Internet atheism----a haven from the superstitious nonsense of the fictional god of the masses.

We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 400 discussion topics and 2400 members.
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