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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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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…"
Sunday
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…"
Saturday
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."
Saturday
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…"
Saturday
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…"
Saturday
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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
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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…"
Saturday
jlaz replied to matthew greenberg's discussion Enough already - take down the Brother Richard article from the banner
"It would be interesting if the picture of the female talk show host with her strippers could be removed so we could see just the kiss"
Aug 9
Freethinker31 replied to jlaz's discussion GMO & other food issues, and the rules of Kashrut in the group Jewish Atheists
"Following the rules  of Kashrut  was always  a problem  for me.....It is true  that  eating  freshly  killed  chicken tastes  better  and  may even  be  healthier, it costs more…"
Aug 3
jlaz replied to matthew greenberg's discussion Enough already - take down the Brother Richard article from the banner
"fwiw:- I agree, no reason to have that particular link up there forever.  There are plenty of good opinions expressed here.- I agree, no reason to have that particular picture there forever, though it is a good moment.- On the issue of…"
Aug 1
jlaz replied to k.h. ky's discussion Edward Snowden
"Hi Future - please re-read what I wrote.  I did not say (or imply) "implausible". "
Aug 1
jlaz commented on Matthew F.'s group Jewish Atheists
"Actually maybe that's a bit unfair as to what I said about guilt/nastiness.  I can't really expect ardent believers to hold their tongues forever when I am kind of clear (not constantly loud, but clear) as to what I believe.I got kind…"
Aug 1
jlaz commented on Matthew F.'s group Jewish Atheists
"Freethinker31:Best of fortune.I have found that some Jews are ok with me being an atheist, and some are not.  Some of my family members who believe ardently in God are sometimes a bit negative.  It's not nearly as bad as the severe…"
Aug 1
jlaz replied to k.h. ky's discussion Edward Snowden
"fwiw, I see Snowden as an authentic whistle blower, not as part of a conspiracy to acclimate us to the controlled release of information.  It's a thought that I didn't have before, but it doesn't strike me as plausible as the…"
Jul 31
jlaz commented on Matthew F.'s group Jewish Atheists
"HI Freethinker31:One thing I do sometimes is say that I'm a member of the "Tribe of Israel".  I think some folks get that claiming to be a member of a "Tribe" doesn't necessarily bring into play the assumption that…"
Jul 31
jlaz commented on Jill's group Southern Arizona
"With respect to Tucson/SoAZ atheism discussion, I did open this discussion here:http://www.atheistnexus.org/forum/topics/churches-synagogues-mosques-and-other-houses-of-worship-valuing?xg_source=activity "Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and other…"
Jul 21

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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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