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Neoepicurean Philosophy - new Facebook group

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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…Continue

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Christian article: "How To Discipline Your Wife"

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I just came across this article on how a Christian husband should punish his wife. It seems pretty extreme to me.…Continue

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Hi, I'm Mequa, and I'm an iconoclast. :)Excuse my somewhat blunt introduction. I'm an independent thinker, atheist, and fan of critical thought, hailing from England. I despise bigotry, petty…Continue

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Neoepicurean Philosophy - new Facebook group

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 revive the spirit (if not the letter) of the philosophy of Epicurus, in a form acceptable to a modern, scientific, non-dogmatic, atheistic mindset, applicable to modern life, while incorporating modifications based on reasonable critiques of the original Epicurean philosophy. The…See More
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Neoepicurean Philosophy - new Facebook group

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 revive the spirit (if not the letter) of the philosophy of Epicurus, in a form acceptable to a modern, scientific, non-dogmatic, atheistic mindset, applicable to modern life, while incorporating modifications based on reasonable critiques of the original Epicurean philosophy.The…See More
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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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Mequa replied to Travis Hedglin's discussion Whats the deal with feminism?
""Who are some contemporary feminists you DO like?" Christina Hoff Sommers."
Sep 22
Mequa replied to Travis Hedglin's discussion Whats the deal with feminism?
"What are your thoughts on women who internalise this "rape culture" by rewarding aggressive, arrogant men with sex, and actively have contempt and hostility towards "lesser" men who don't display such traditionally masculine…"
Sep 22
Mequa replied to Travis Hedglin's discussion Whats the deal with feminism?
"Case in point: On the (now deleted) thread on the Atheist Nexus Facebook group, those arguing against the feminist narrative were called, among other things, "assholes", "crazy", "whiney boys", "blithering…"
Sep 21
Mequa replied to Travis Hedglin's discussion Whats the deal with feminism?
"One major problem I've encountered with many, many online feminists: It's next to impossible to disagree with them in debate without sustaining vitriolic personal attacks and strawmanning."
Sep 21
Mequa replied to Sentient Biped's discussion Chimp-on-chimp murder. Humans are not the only violent species.
"Chimps are human-like enough to have their own culture, where at least some of the violence has cultural causes. Where things get really brutal is where chimps face competition with humans for resources, chimps have been known to snatch and…"
Sep 20
Mequa replied to Travis Hedglin's discussion Whats the deal with feminism?
"Personally, I fully support gender equality. Equal rights, equal responsibility. Rigid gender roles hurt both sexes and support for them is largely correlated with ignorance, so I am all for abandoning outmoded gendered expectations. Having said…"
Sep 15
Mequa replied to Atheist in FundyLand's discussion How do you deal with being disliked / hated?
"OK, so how do you deal with those with the attitude "Respect is earned, I don't have to respect you", who use the fact that you don't measure up to their subjective standards (whether or not they decide to share them with you) as…"
Sep 14
Mequa replied to Jay Whitney's discussion Jehovah's Witness Apologetics
"Actually JWs are old earth creationists, given they interpret "day" (in Hebrew, "yom") in Genesis to mean an indeterminate amount of time which could be thousands of years. They believe Jesus is the Archangel Michael and the…"
Sep 3
Mequa commented on Aleister Gates's blog post Shove Your Universal Love Up Your Singular Ass
"No love for psychopaths this end!"
Jun 5
Mequa replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion End Of Windows XP Support
"You can still keep XP after the date, only Microsoft will stop patching it, and third-party security/antivirus software should also help somewhat with security concerns. There are plenty of free options there. If you want to consider a Linux distro…"
Mar 25
Christine replied to Mequa's discussion Christian article: "How To Discipline Your Wife"
"That's just it, the perfect cover for evil-doers. That's why I'm wary of those with the religious label. From an early age, I realized that people could sin six days/week, go to confession on Sunday, the start all over again Monday. A…"
Dec 30, 2013
Luara replied to Mequa's discussion Christian article: "How To Discipline Your Wife"
"Sadomasochism in the Christian marriage ... Christianity is very tempting for males who want domination.  I saw an extremely creepy video recently about Michael Blagg, a very Christian man who almost certainly murdered his wife and maybe…"
Dec 30, 2013
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Christian article: "How To Discipline Your Wife"

I just came across this article on how a Christian husband should punish his wife. It seems pretty extreme to me.http://www.christiandomesticdiscipline.com/how_to_discipline.htmlQuote:"Rebuke and Lash. This is the harshest discipline a husband should administer, and it should always be done privately and with Godly, Biblical love. If a strap (belt) is to be implemented watch that each stoke falls directly on the…See More
Dec 30, 2013

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How Epicurus Can Make You Happier

Posted on September 3, 2013 at 4:15pm 2 Comments

The ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus can make you happier. This is a bold claim, but it is quite justified in my view. How, then, can an ancient Greek man who lived around 300 B.C.E. enhance your life today for the better? The American founding father Thomas Jefferson, among other famous figures, found it worked for him. Maybe it’ll work for you too.

I’ll give a brief overview of Epicurus’ amazing philosophy of happiness, in modern language, and hopefully show that it is every bit…

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At 3:53pm on August 15, 2013, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Greetings Mequa  

Welcome to this internet world of rationality and peace, of common sense and freethinking wisdom. 

You are invited to join the friendly busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 800 discussion topics and 3890 members.

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