Maruli Marulaki
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Testosterone And Demisexuality

Started this discussion. Last reply by Maruli Marulaki Feb 3, 2012. 14 Replies

Testosterone And DemisexualityI just discovered the concept of what is called 'Demisexuality'.Demisexuals are asexuals who only experience secondary sexual attraction to people they know personally,…Continue

Profile Suggestion: Option 'SINGLE And LOOKING'

Started this discussion. Last reply by Maruli Marulaki Jan 9, 2012. 2 Replies

I am aware, that AN is a general site for all kinds of communication concerning atheism.   But it is also a good place to find a likeminded partner.   Finding a match on dating sites, where nearly…Continue

Get A Lobotomy To Become An Atheist!!!

Started Dec 31, 2011 0 Replies

Another incident involved a very religious lady who underwent a frontal lobotomy. After the frontal lobotomy was performed, she was asked who the Holy Ghost is and what is His role in the life of the…Continue

What Are The Correct Words?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Rea Jan 6, 2012. 9 Replies

I am puzzled, how the words 'convert' and 'deconvert' are used.   It seems that some people call it deconvert, when a former religious person becomes an atheist.   But in my understanding, only…Continue

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Mequa commented on Maruli Marulaki's group Epicurean Atheists
"For anyone interested, a new group on Neoepicurean Philosophy has been created on Facebook. Group description: "The term “Neoepicurean Philosophy” (or "Neoepicureanism"), as used on this group, refers to an attempt to…"
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Epicurean Atheists

The Greek philosopher Epicurus (341 - 270 BCE) started a school of thinking based upon the pursuit of immaterial, non-physical joys and pleasures.   Epicureans are very different from Hedonists.See More
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Hiram commented on Maruli Marulaki's group Epicurean Atheists
"My new book Tending the Epicurean Garden is now live on amazon. I am very thrilled that, after the many months of hard work that went into the book, I'm finally able to take others on this adventure with me to discover Epicureanism on…"
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Joan Denoo commented on Maruli Marulaki's group Epicurean Atheists
"The purpose of my life is to attain a feeling of joy, gratitude, to maintain a calm life, filled with peace, immune from fear, free of pain, to support a life-style I can maintain, to be circled by family, friends and neighbors I respect and they…"
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Epicurean Atheists

The Greek philosopher Epicurus (341 - 270 BCE) started a school of thinking based upon the pursuit of immaterial, non-physical joys and pleasures.   Epicureans are very different from Hedonists.See More
Aug 25, 2013
Maruli Marulaki replied to Hiram's discussion The Festival of Epicurus coming up in mid-January in the group Epicurean Atheists
"There is - as far as I know - no reliable source as to when was Epicurus' birthday in the calendar used at his time, and as calendars have changed often since then, I am not sure if it is possible to calculate correctly any given date from then…"
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Epicureanism: Consideration And Responsibility

I have been watching a video containing a male interpretation of Epicurus' philosophy.   (Thanks, Hiram, for the link in the 'Garden Of Epicurus' group elsewhere.)In one part:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qvj7jKNwogg&list=PLEA3D3F7070776AD5,the author is talking about the wisdom of considering before acting, what price in pain has to be paid as the consequence of indulging in…See More
Jan 18, 2013
Maruli Marulaki commented on Maruli Marulaki's group Epicurean Atheists
"Welcome Joan, it is nice, that you found your way to come here.  "
Jan 12, 2013
Maruli Marulaki replied to Maruli Marulaki's discussion Compiled Comments: Epicureanism And The Meaning Of Attachment in the group Epicurean Atheists
"I just came across an article about research on how men's attachment problems can be connected to sexism:  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121219174331.htm The focus of the research is about sexism as men's method of…"
Jan 8, 2013
Maruli Marulaki replied to Maruli Marulaki's discussion Compiled Comments: Epicureanism And The Meaning Of Attachment in the group Epicurean Atheists
"The logic in people's behavior is not absolute but it depends upon their individually different needs.    1.  There is a difference between worries about those material possessions, which serve basic necessities compared…"
Jan 7, 2013
Maruli Marulaki commented on Maruli Marulaki's group Epicurean Atheists
"I have moved all the comments concerning attachment into a discussion thread:  http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/epicurean/forum/topics/compiled-comments-epicureanism-and-the-meaning-of-attachment"
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Compiled Comments: Epicureanism And The Meaning Of Attachment

Comment by Dr. Allan H. Clark    The problem I find with Epicureanism is that once you form an attachment to a lover, spouse, child, or friend, you can become anxious about their welfare. When they fall ill or lose a job or have a breakup, it becomes in part your problem because you care about them.The problem I find with Epicureanism is that once you form an attachment to a lover, spouse, child, or friend, you can become anxious about their welfare. When they fall ill or lose a job or have a…See More
Jan 7, 2013
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A Pragmatic Approach To Modern Frugality

Hiram mentions frugality and self-sufficiency in one of his posts.   This made me to ponder over the meaning of frugality as a life style.   My approach to Epicureanism in general and also to aspects like frugality is more pragmatic than orthodox, and the following are my understanding of modern frugality.   The result of my pondering is an entry in my ERCP-blog, which follows:FrugalityI have labeled myself an Epicurean before, because the Epicurean lifestyle suits my own inclinations.    Or…See More
Jan 2, 2013

BAUCIS looking for PHILEMON

I am looking for my mindmate, for a serious, close, bonded relationship growing old together.


You are Philemon, if you
~ are a man between about 58 and 68;
~ are a university graduate;
~ are an atheist and a skeptic and free of woo-woo-believes;
~ are childfree by not having any children of any age;
~ are politically between left and green;
~ are bearded and natural by no body-modification;
~ do not smoke,
~ have high ethical standards and values like honesty, sincerity, monogamy, faithfulness, reliability, responsibility;
~ are sensitive, emotional, caring, rational, hypoanimalistic, a deep thinker;
~ you value time sharing activities with a partner much more than money.

With the exception of the beard, I am all of the above myself.


Men, who are cheating or who are promiscuous and looking for uncommitted physical affairs of any kind, evoke my nausea.  I consider myself as demisexual.


My English may sometimes be a bit odd, because I am German. My search for a compatible mindmate is world wide, if there is a common language, which can be English, German, Spanish, French, Dutch or Italian.

 

My search is world wide.  In the times of email, telephone and air travel, geographical distance is much easier to overcome than mental distance.

 

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I Am Not Maude

I am interested to discuss interesting topics with anybody in any group or forum.   But I am not interested in individual contacts with any Harold, that means with anybody young enough to be the son or grand son, that I am happy not to have.  

I ignore all friends request without meaning any offence or an individual rejection.  

Anybody in my age group is welcome to contact me by email (marulaki@hotmail.com).  The closer someone is to my own age, the more I am interested in private contacts.

Maruli Marulaki's Blog

Discarding The Myth Of The Free Will

Posted on April 12, 2012 at 11:46am 0 Comments

While learning about evolutionary biology and evolutionary psychology, I got more and more aware of how much people are determined by subconscious instinctive urges and impulses. As a side effect, already for a long time I have been implicitly and slowly discarding the myth of the free will, but postponing to consciously think this through.

Implicitly the entire ERCP blog is based upon the concept of finding a partner, whose fulfilling my own…

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Mr. Mighty's Blunder

Posted on February 4, 2012 at 2:34pm 1 Comment

In many societies and cultures, there are fables, tales, sagas and myths about the creation of humans by deities.    So today I am writing my own creation fable.


Mr. Mighty's Blunder



Mr. Mighty is a very powerful entity.   He likes to create things.   Unfortunately, he is not very clever.  He learns by trial and error, often making a few blunders on the way.   And he is slightly immature.



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Morals And Self-Control In The Absence Of Religion

Posted on January 25, 2012 at 7:26am 11 Comments

Morals And Self-Control In The Absence Of Religion



Religions supply a predefined set of morals.   The higher power, deity or deities is or are believed to reward moral behavior and to punish transgressions.   People are motivated, instigated, coerced or manipulated to follow rules restraining their behavior, either with or without any insight in the benefits and necessity of the rules.    …
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Why The Word Atheism Should Not Be Taken Too Literally

Posted on January 18, 2012 at 4:25am 2 Comments

Why The Word Atheism Should Not Be Taken Too Literally



Atheism literally means without a god.    Superficially it serves well as a label for the easy distinction from people with any religious belief.   Apistia as the absence of all irrational beliefs would be more precise and more exact, but many people have never heard this word, while most people have at least a fuzzy understanding of the word atheism.



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At 11:49pm on April 6, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

I think your suggestion to post profiles in Atheist Singles is a good one.

At 11:16pm on March 27, 2012, Joan Denoo said…

Maruli, after all these months, I feel liberated. With all the people making their personal stories known, the patterns begin to emerge so powerfully that they cannot be denied. Remaining silent for all those years, nothing changed. Speaking out and telling my story, and others telling their stories, we are being heard, not only by the atheist community by the general public. I have hope that family violence will be taken seriously by all the institutions: family, education, health care, laws and law and order. I want you to know how comforting it has been for me knowing you and Ruth cared enough to reach out to me until I assured you I had a strategy. It is all working out as I had hoped. 

At 12:24am on February 4, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Sorry I can't respond to your question about tweets. I've avoided Twitter because the short word  length and fast pace make higher thinking impossible.

At 9:05pm on January 7, 2012, Joan Denoo said…

I really do appreciate your concern and the fact that you are available when people need help. Believe me, there are times when I do need to reach out and I know I have a trusted friend to whom to turn. 

At 1:33am on January 7, 2012, Joan Denoo said…

Maruli, thank you for your care and compassion. Let me assure you that everything I write is deliberate and for a purpose.  I am not venting, although, surely it must sound like it. I want people to wake up to the fact that domestic violence is real, it is in all classes and economic groups, it suffers under so many myths that people don't understand the causes, treatment and prevention. 

I don't know how many years I have left, but I sure want to make sure that the public becomes aware and faces the reality of violence in the home. 

When I was an army officer's wife I discovered that our abuse records were kept in a locked file away from the other files. My husband was a dentist in the hospital and they were more concerned about protecting him than our children. Seeing that personally, I began asking questions as I did my interviews about where they kept their files for abusing families and heard just a hint of the same practice. 

Doing my background work, I found evidence that there is a correlation between occupation of the abuser and child and wife abuse. Researchers looked at a community by occupation and got records from hospitals, doctors, nurses, police, counselors, ministers, priests and rabbis, shelters, and any source that would interface with an abused family. They counted the abuse numbers by occupation of fathers; for every 1,000 carpenters, 1,000 lawyers, 1,000 biologists, etc.  This is what they found:

The occupations with the highest abuse records are:

1) ministers; 2) physicians; 3) lawyers and judges; 4) police and law enforcement; 5) truck drivers. 

The occupation with the lowest abuse record is symphony orchestra conductors. It seems that a conductors needs cooperation and desire to perform to a level of excellence that requires cooperation, not competition.  

It seems there are personality factors that fit a person's personality profile. 

1)reference to higher authority; 2) use instrumental behavior (that means the work requires doing whatever needs doing, surgeon cut into people, police restrain people, truck drivers follow rules to reach their destinations.) 3) intolerance for ambiguity (everything is black and white, there is a right and wrong way to do something). 

So, you see, family violence is a pervasive, hidden crime that at one time was legal. That is changing, but we still have babies, wives and husbands die in a family violence episode. Thank you for your concern. 

At 2:01pm on December 30, 2011, TNT666 said…

It concerns me how too few females feel driven to participate on AN, and how some who do suck-up to patriarchy. I think the atheist movement is going through a difficult period because all the figureheads are defenders of patriarchy. Many young males join with the sentiment that because we're atheist, any sexism issue is simply passé, this makes all ages of females uncomfortable, as sexism is still alive an well, unbeknownst to them.

At 2:19pm on December 29, 2011, TNT666 said…

I like how your personal ad (profile) leaves few stones unturned. So many singles out there seem to think that communication requires no effort and you have to extract info from them as they play being coy.

At 5:21pm on October 27, 2011, Clarence Dember said…
May your journey be swift and rich in challenges.
At 3:51pm on October 16, 2011, Jonah Coronado said…
Hey there thanks for checking my page and pics out, take care now.
At 8:45pm on October 2, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Maruli! 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.

 
 
 

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