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Atheist variant on Jewish Mezuzah?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Freethinker31 17 hours ago. 7 Replies

Hi -  We do have a discussion area for Jewish Atheists, and I may pose this question there also, but I thought I'd ask a broader audience for their views on a few community-related matters.  In…Continue

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

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Freethinker31 replied to jlaz's discussion Atheist variant on Jewish Mezuzah?
"Being Jewish  is a culture  as well as a religion....Some things  are ok to express the culture, but I agree wearing a star of David is  more  of a religious  symbol.....A mezuzah on the door post of your home is…"
17 hours ago
Freethinker31 replied to jlaz's discussion Atheist variant on Jewish Mezuzah?
"Jlaz........It is funny  that you mention  the mezuzah on the door.......I put one on my door when I moved into my new home  in 1992......Back then I was a practicing Jew and thought nothing of it.......A lot has changed for me since…"
17 hours ago
Pat replied to jlaz's discussion Atheist variant on Jewish Mezuzah?
"Thanks matthew. As I tried to convey, I'm not trying to be an asshole here. If you want to put something on your home....Hey! It's your home. Do whatever you wish. "
18 hours ago
matthew greenberg replied to jlaz's discussion Atheist variant on Jewish Mezuzah?
"i pretty much agree Pat.  although i'm fond of wearing atheist t-shirts and the scarlet A hat is my go to piece of headwear.  "
18 hours ago
Pat replied to jlaz's discussion Atheist variant on Jewish Mezuzah?
"Never been one for symbols. To be honest, this strikes me as wearing an atheist pendant on a necklace to replace a Star of David, a crucifix, or something similar. Not trying to be critical, or an asshole, but what's the point? Why engage in an…"
19 hours ago
matthew greenberg replied to jlaz's discussion Atheist variant on Jewish Mezuzah?
"my father was Jewish but we never had a Mezuzah at our house.   the obvious choice would be the scarlet A.  or a sign that says "reasonable person inside".  "
19 hours ago
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Questions about "Mezuzahs for Atheists"

Hi all:I just posted this question in the community discussion forum area:http://www.atheistnexus.org/forum/topics/atheist-variant-on-jewish-mezuzah?xg_source=activityAtheist variant on Jewish Mezuzah?Posted by jlaz on December 21, 2014 at 3:16pm in Family and CommunityFor purposes of any parallel questions to my fellow Jewish Atheists, I think it would be just do you have…See More
19 hours ago
Loren Miller replied to jlaz's discussion Atheist variant on Jewish Mezuzah?
"Two suggestions: Worthy of note: both of those are lapel pins from EvolveFish.com, so I doubt either would be appropriate for doors, but EvolveFish may have something else which would be more suitable."
19 hours ago
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Atheist variant on Jewish Mezuzah?

Hi -  We do have a discussion area for Jewish Atheists, and I may pose this question there also, but I thought I'd ask a broader audience for their views on a few community-related matters.  In Judaism, there are a few practices and what-not that seem to me to have a basis in human needs, but which (my opinion) maybe could be improved upon and used in an atheist world. Anyway, I had not really thought of it much, but I have noticed that there seems to me to be value that I might also want to…See More
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Joan Denoo liked jlaz's discussion Federal Court Ruling Extends Equal Protection Rights To Atheists
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Joan Denoo replied to jlaz's discussion Federal Court Ruling Extends Equal Protection Rights To Atheists
"Source: Iron Chariots.org,  Atheism is a religion If atheism is a religion, then... (or: Atheism is a religion like...) ...not collecting stamps is a hobby. ...not playing golf is a sport. ...not believing 13 is unlucky is a…"
Nov 6
Michael Pianko replied to jlaz's discussion Federal Court Ruling Extends Equal Protection Rights To Atheists
"I wrote that."
Nov 6
Grinning Cat replied to jlaz's discussion Federal Court Ruling Extends Equal Protection Rights To Atheists
"Some time ago, Two Cult Survivor wrote in a blog post here "It's not. But it is. But it's not." He meant that in a society that purports to respect religious freedom, the decision not to follow any religion is a "religious…"
Nov 6
Michael Penn replied to jlaz's discussion Federal Court Ruling Extends Equal Protection Rights To Atheists
"To those ignorant justices who claim we have no "freedom from" religion our Constitution would have to mean that "everyone must have their own religion" for it to be true. That's the "freedom of" part. Sorry. You…"
Nov 6
Bertold Brautigan replied to jlaz's discussion Federal Court Ruling Extends Equal Protection Rights To Atheists
"I'm not much for lagers or pilsners. I mostly like stout and porter, but occasionally wander up into the amber range."
Nov 6
Michael Penn replied to jlaz's discussion Federal Court Ruling Extends Equal Protection Rights To Atheists
"Carl, you re exactly correct and this will happen. The main reason it will is that theists take the idea of god existing as a given. This is why they classify atheism as just another religion and this is what we have to fight against. Maybe it will…"
Nov 6

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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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