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Kane Augustus replied to John Jubinsky's discussion Scientists Say Eat More Worms in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"Pamela, 1) In one sense you are right: current CAFO models are environmentally destructive and really ought to be done away with.  Unfortunately, the desertification that would come with the massive irrigation re-direction projects…"
Jan 5, 2013
Kane Augustus replied to Steph S.'s discussion Catholic Church's heavy hand - put humanity above dogma in the group Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF)
"I think you're spot-on there, G'Day.  They're only 11 acres of two-thousand year-old bluster.  And given their lurid history, there really shouldn't be any problem shutting them down, and condemning them for the…"
Jan 4, 2013
Kane Augustus replied to Jennifer Moran's discussion Atheism to Defeat Religion by 2038 in the group Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF)
"I suppose it would be wonderful if a more realistic mindset could be applied to national policies and human interests.  So, it would be great if disbelief took the lead over religion.However, such a phenomenon -- if it ever happened -- is not a…"
Jan 3, 2013
Kane Augustus replied to Steph S.'s discussion Catholic Church's heavy hand - put humanity above dogma in the group Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF)
"Catholic oppression never ceases to amaze me.  In the most horrible of ways.  I wish there was a way to dissolve the Catholic church and exorcise it from the world for the demon it is.  The toxic influence it has is so systemic that…"
Jan 3, 2013
Kane Augustus replied to John Jubinsky's discussion Scientists Say Eat More Worms in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"Thank you, Chris.I agree there's no point in flaming someone for their opinion(s).  My experience with vegetarians has been that they're a reactive lot, and when dissent shows up words gain two qualities: momentum and mud.So I was…"
Dec 31, 2012
Dyslexic's DOG commented on Kane Augustus's blog post Dawkins Criticized by Higgs
"Of course "Affirmative Evidence" is evidence that cannot point to any alternatives, it must be affirmative of the concept or action/property stated.  Many religious dead heads point to the Bible as evidence for Jesus's…"
Dec 31, 2012
Dyslexic's DOG commented on Kane Augustus's blog post Dawkins Criticized by Higgs
"I agree with Dawkins and disagree with Higgs.  There is no such thing as useful or passive non-threatening, moderate religious beliefs.  All religious beliefs are based on superstition ("MAGIC IS REAL") which in itself,…"
Dec 30, 2012
Kane Augustus posted a blog post

Dawkins Criticized by Higgs

Apparently Professor Peter Higgs has described Richard Dawkins as concentrating "his attacks on fundamentalists. But there are many believers who are just not fundamentalists" (Source). I've seen this accusation before regarding, well, really any atheist who fervently lays out his or her reasons for disbelief. It's not a new accusation, and it most likely won't go away in the forseeable future.…See More
Dec 30, 2012
Kane Augustus replied to John Jubinsky's discussion Scientists Say Eat More Worms in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"The wonderful thing about red meat and cancer correlations is that if you are getting your red meat from wild or pastured sources (i.e., non-vaccinated, non-steroidal, non-hormone injected meat), you're not in the target range for diseases of…"
Dec 28, 2012
Kane Augustus replied to John Jubinsky's discussion Scientists Say Eat More Worms in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"I'm happy with people being vegans.  It's not sarcastically that I suggest the more vegans there are, the more meat there is for me.  However, I think the primary drawback from veganism is that for everyone to follow through on…"
Dec 24, 2012
Kane Augustus posted a blog post

I Disbelieve: Part 3

At 20 years old, I applied for and was accepted into a local bible college.  I was slated to begin studying at the beginning of September 1994 but due to some difficult life-circumstances, I had to delay my start-of-study date until January 1995.In the meanwhile, I furnished myself with theology books by H.A. Ironside, cassette tapes by John Hagee, whatever fiction or theology I…See More
Dec 16, 2012
Kane Augustus commented on Kane Augustus's blog post I Disbelieve: Part 2
"Kalliope--Thank you for the compliment!Yes, I played DnD (still do, actually), and CyberPunk.  DnD has always been the staple, however.Interesting that you can relate to what I wrote.  Are you open to sharing how?Cheers!Kane"
Nov 16, 2012
Kane Augustus posted a blog post

I Disbelieve: Part 2

Leaving aside the  issue of jargon, or as I quickly came to call it, "Christian-ese," I pressed on to bigger and better things.  It seemed to me that so much of the Christian life was to be experienced.  That was an obstacle to me that I decided I had to get past: much of my life up to that point was lived deflecting first-hand experience because, psychologically, it meant being vulnerable to disappointments and pains that I wasn't prepared to endure. Surving a broken home, I was entirely…See More
Nov 15, 2012
Ruth Anthony-Gardner left a comment for Kane Augustus
"Welcome, Kane! 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. You might also like Atheist Musicians and Parenting Little Heathens. I also recommend…"
Nov 4, 2012
Lillie left a comment for Kane Augustus
"Welcome, Kane.  Enjoyed reading your blog and look forward to more.  You should be a writer rather than a carpenter or mechanic.  Oops.  You are a writer."
Nov 4, 2012
Dr. Terence Meaden left a comment for Kane Augustus
"Hi Kane Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense and science lead to freethinking wisdom as you found out when becoming a freethinker. We invite you to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life,…"
Nov 4, 2012

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Dawkins Criticized by Higgs

Posted on December 30, 2012 at 12:52pm 2 Comments

Apparently Professor Peter Higgs has described Richard Dawkins as concentrating "his attacks on fundamentalists. But there are many believers who are just not fundamentalists" (Source). …

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I Disbelieve: Part 3

Posted on December 16, 2012 at 7:00am 0 Comments

At 20 years old, I applied for and was accepted into a local bible college.  I was slated to begin studying at the beginning of September 1994 but due to some difficult life-circumstances, I had to delay my start-of-study date until January 1995.

In the meanwhile, I furnished myself with theology books by H.A. Ironside, cassette tapes by John Hagee, whatever…

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I Disbelieve: Part 2

Posted on November 15, 2012 at 9:30pm 1 Comment

Leaving aside the  issue of jargon, or as I quickly came to call it, "Christian-ese," I pressed on to bigger and better things.  It seemed to me that so much of the Christian life was to be experienced.  That was an obstacle to me that I decided I had to get past: much of my life up to that point was lived deflecting first-hand experience because, psychologically, it meant being vulnerable to disappointments and pains that I wasn't prepared to endure.



Surving a…

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I Disbelieve: Part 1

Posted on November 4, 2012 at 9:19am 0 Comments

I became a Christian at the age of 18.  Life before that was a hodge-podge of classes in New Age ideas, transcendental meditation, dabbles into demonology, and a few brief but dull bursts into the Anglican church.



I recall being about 8 years old and asking my dad to take me to church.  He was obliging, even gave me my first bible and had me baptised.  But after teaching myself how to spell more compicated words by using the hymnal, I decided that, well, maybe church wasn't for…

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At 11:10pm on November 4, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Kane! 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. You might also like Atheist Musicians and Parenting Little Heathens.

I also recommend Eco-Logical and Climate Concerns, since Canada's 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.

At 10:15pm on November 4, 2012, Lillie said…

Welcome, Kane.  Enjoyed reading your blog and look forward to more.  You should be a writer rather than a carpenter or mechanic.  Oops.  You are a writer.

At 3:01pm on November 4, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Kane
Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense and science lead to freethinking wisdom as you found out when becoming a freethinker.
We invite you to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 700 discussion topics and 3600 members.
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin
Terry

At 10:08am on November 4, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

 
 
 

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