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Pretty good song with atheist theme from 2011

Started Oct 21 0 Replies

I had never heard this before and searching the forums for the musician's name and a couple of other things, I didn't see evidence of discussion of it, though I'm guessing it's been discussed here or…Continue

Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and other houses of worship - valuing real estate and community meeting places

Started this discussion. Last reply by Freethinker31 Jul 6. 8 Replies

For a long time I've been wondering after the thoughts of other atheists on some of the issues here -  If there is to some extent some awakening amongst Theists, and they realize what nonsense their…Continue

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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jlaz replied to James M. Martin's discussion Clown Show Coming: Why the Republitards Will Lose in 2016 Unless They Wise Up and Pick a Charismatic Candidate
"I don't think what they need is a "charismatic" candidate so much as a good intelligent candidate, one that independents might seriously consider voting for, maybe a NY or California Republican who is on the better side of…"
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jlaz replied to James M. Martin's discussion Clown Show Coming: Why the Republitards Will Lose in 2016 Unless They Wise Up and Pick a Charismatic Candidate
"fwiw:One thing I've occasionally tried to express to my Republican-oriented and President-Obama-despising friends and family is that some of us Independents have voted for President Obama not necessarily because we think he was a good candidate…"
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jlaz replied to Deidre's discussion What are u listening to?
"Some of my favorite music:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9etK1RuN2jcDinu Lipatti plays Bach Partita No.1 BWV 825 at his last recital (Part A)"
Oct 23
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jlaz replied to Deidre's discussion What are u listening to?
"It's not like it's my favorite song or something, but I also went through this week trying to see about where to discuss a bit of music, and ended up making this…"
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Pretty good song with atheist theme from 2011

I had never heard this before and searching the forums for the musician's name and a couple of other things, I didn't see evidence of discussion of it, though I'm guessing it's been discussed here or there.  One wouldn't know the theme directly from the song's title, at least the title posted on youtube  ("Glory Hallelujah") but I quite liked this song.  It's pretty clear in its lyrics - "... there is no god... we're all in this together...." etc.…See More
Oct 21
jlaz replied to jlaz's discussion The Yiddish Policemen's Union: A Novel (by Chabon) in the group Jewish Atheists
"I have never really known that much about Judaism and what I know of the fundamentalists/ultra-orthodox is more from books and movies and reading than running into them.  I guess two examples are this novel and (from reading it 35 years ago)…"
Sep 25
jlaz commented on Matthew F.'s group Jewish Atheists
"Thanks Grinning Cat, that review on Amazon by the Rabbi was I thought worth the read.  Haven't checked out the book itself.http://www.amazon.com/review/R22PGGCUEVOYZJ/44 of 44 people found the following review helpful5.0 out of 5 stars…"
Sep 25
Mordekhai ben-Yosef replied to jlaz's discussion The Yiddish Policemen's Union: A Novel (by Chabon) in the group Jewish Atheists
"Well, Chabon accurately depicts fundamentalist Jews ready to "rig the game" as much as some of our more charming Christian cults here in North America. Messiah not coming just when you need him? Just go ahead and create circumstances that…"
Sep 19
Grinning Cat replied to jlaz's discussion GMO & other food issues, and the rules of Kashrut in the group Jewish Atheists
"Amen! (In the original sense of "what he said!" "I believe it!" Doesn't have to have anything to do with prayer.) Then again, being Jewish is more being part of a large extended family than about religion. (And it's not…"
Aug 30
Freethinker31 replied to jlaz's discussion GMO & other food issues, and the rules of Kashrut in the group Jewish Atheists
"@GC......Jews  are  notorious, especially Jewish mothers,  of  strongly dissuading  their  children from dating or  marrying  outside  their faith....Their fear,  I suppose., is that if  too…"
Aug 30
Grinning Cat replied to jlaz's discussion GMO & other food issues, and the rules of Kashrut in the group Jewish Atheists
"Maybe also, the effort and costs involved in following the rules might make the system of traditional Judaism seem more valuable and more "right", as adherents justify their actions to themselves."
Aug 30
Grinning Cat replied to jlaz's discussion GMO & other food issues, and the rules of Kashrut in the group Jewish Atheists
"Besides health and hygiene, the "benefit" of the kosher laws might well be to discourage observant Jews from socializing with non-Jews, leading to the "horrors" of intermarriage and assimilation. That would be an adaptive trait…"
Aug 30
Grinning Cat replied to jlaz's discussion GMO & other food issues, and the rules of Kashrut in the group Jewish Atheists
"Speaking of tea... Greenpeace just found that a lot of tea grown in China and India has hazardous levels and types of pesticides, with DDT and other banned pesticides in some teas. ("Poisons in our tea") As for organics, Ruth wrote there…"
Aug 30
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The Yiddish Policemen's Union: A Novel (by Chabon)

I read this awhile back, along with another good (IMO) Chabon book, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay http://www.amazon.com/The-Yiddish-Policemens-Union-Novel/dp/0007149832/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1409403049&sr=1-1The Yiddish Policemen's union book comes to mind in response to Alan Perlman's point on the main wall for Jewish…See More
Aug 30
jlaz replied to jlaz's discussion GMO & other food issues, and the rules of Kashrut in the group Jewish Atheists
"Thanks for the response.  Since trying to start this thread more than a year ago, my thinking has more or less stayed about the same.  IMO, there is a real and ongoing need for some form of guidance on what is healthy and what is not…"
Aug 30

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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.
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin

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