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Worthy of Praise

Started Jun 27, 2010 0 Replies

MEANING OF RELATIONSHIPS

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gold Guy Aug 10, 2009. 6 Replies

Atheist Church? Why Not Atheist Temple?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fred Werther Jun 30, 2010. 103 Replies

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Nathan Phillips commented on eliza's group Steel City Skeptics
"Hey, I just moved to Donora near Pittsburgh.  I don't drink, but I'm interested in seeing what's available socially for the skeptically minded.  Thanks. "
Dec 10, 2011
Nathan Phillips replied to ɟǝןıx dǝʇɹɐɹ's discussion Who Should Decide Who Is Jewish? in the group Jewish Atheists
"Perhaps there can be a new scholarly field dedicated to what it is to be Jewish, that way it wouldn't be simply a matter of religious nor secular authority telling people about it.  I'd call it Judiology."
Dec 10, 2011
Vsevolod Igorevitch Kiriouchine replied to Nathan Phillips's discussion Atheist Church? Why Not Atheist Temple?
"The word temple is far superior to the word church. It also obviously refers to a building, which dismisses a doubt many theists have, for example: "if atheists have a church doesn't that mean they believe in god, also where did i put my…"
Jun 30, 2010
Nathan Phillips replied to Nathan Phillips's discussion Atheist Church? Why Not Atheist Temple?
"In the U.S. humanism isn't really a political association. However, I will note that there are humanists who reject much of modern atheism due to the elevation of the status of the human over all other life and an exaggerated notion of human…"
Jun 30, 2010
BLK-Sagan replied to Nathan Phillips's discussion Atheist Church? Why Not Atheist Temple?
"Quite the writer! Very interesting, I will have to research Epicureanism."
Jun 30, 2010
Hiram replied to Nathan Phillips's discussion Atheist Church? Why Not Atheist Temple?
"There already is one: Unitarian Universalist Church is officially agnostic and it's atheist friendly. It proposes that people should define their own spirituality and that questions matter more than answers. It requires no doctrinal assertion…"
Jun 29, 2010
El Solo Lobo replied to Nathan Phillips's discussion Atheist Church? Why Not Atheist Temple?
"Who says "a church" can be nothing other than a religious institution?"
Jun 29, 2010
BLK-Sagan replied to Nathan Phillips's discussion Atheist Church? Why Not Atheist Temple?
"I agree completely. Being that a Church is a religious institution, and we non-theist are not studying or praising a deity, I see no reason to use theist ideas for labeling. We are way smarter then that. I prefer " House of Logic " LOL"
Jun 29, 2010
Susan Manor replied to Nathan Phillips's discussion Atheist Church? Why Not Atheist Temple?
"even better"
Jun 29, 2010
Susan Manor replied to Nathan Phillips's discussion Atheist Church? Why Not Atheist Temple?
"oh I like that one!!"
Jun 29, 2010
Nathan Phillips replied to Nathan Phillips's discussion Atheist Church? Why Not Atheist Temple?
"Yeah, I like refuge, but much more than religion, the word temple inspires awe. A temple is a grand structure with a grand purpose. There is no reason for people to think that without religion, there is no awe or awesomeness in our lives."
Jun 28, 2010
Nathan Phillips replied to Nathan Phillips's discussion Atheist Church? Why Not Atheist Temple?
"I agree. The terms, forum, agora, institute, and academy sound good to me, but as you say someone will accuse us of being a religion. However, by avoiding all appearance of religion and even a name for ourselves, we invite others to say that we are…"
Jun 27, 2010
Raizinette replied to Nathan Phillips's discussion Atheist Church? Why Not Atheist Temple?
"I agree with Mihai. To me "church" or "temple" is sort of synonymous to religion or religious beliefs."
Jun 27, 2010
Bradley Keene replied to Nathan Phillips's discussion Atheist Church? Why Not Atheist Temple?
"I like the idea of using terms like "agora" and "forum", as they definitely separate Atheism from from Theism. Here's the problem I have with the whole idea: No matter what name you put on it, Theists will see them as…"
Jun 27, 2010
Joe McCarthy replied to Nathan Phillips's discussion Atheist Church? Why Not Atheist Temple?
"I like that"
Jun 27, 2010
Susan Manor replied to Nathan Phillips's discussion Atheist Church? Why Not Atheist Temple?
"how about refuge? temple implies religion"
Jun 27, 2010

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At 6:30pm on May 16, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…
Greetings, Nathan! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus in a year. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.
At 7:05am on June 17, 2010, John Jubinsky said…
Hi Nathan! Have a very happy birthday.
At 12:00am on February 11, 2010, Scarletizm said…
Thanks. Actually I went to visit my dad never actually lived there. I also felt there was this type of white and black tension in that area as well. I'm too used to southern californias ]more] appreciation for diversity lol.
At 7:45am on January 28, 2010, Ralph Dumain said…
Thanks. I'm not familiar with "Atheist Nation". If by chance you are referring to "Atheist Nexus" chat, I wouldn't know, since I never do chat. And there are plenty of breakdowns as is without IM. It's plenty easy to get aggravated on Facebook.
At 8:51pm on January 26, 2010, Matthew F. said…
Nathan. I see no reason why you count not join the Jewish Atheist group. If you have an interest then you can Join.
At 1:21am on December 11, 2009, Libertino816 said…
No I have not seen Heavy Traffic ... It's on my to do list Wizards is one of my Fav movies...
At 3:06am on December 1, 2009, Ruthe said…
Hi Nathan...I found the Jatheist art on Israeli Atheists on facebook. Daniel gave permission to use freely. I do!...Ruthe
At 4:50am on November 15, 2009, Paul Lin said…
Hi,

Glad to meet a fellow atheist who is into 3d.
At 7:54pm on July 26, 2009, Gold Guy said…
There is a chat line. There are too many things here. Blogs, groups, chat, discussions. Too many choices. I'd rather it were more like Tribe, where groups (tribes) have energetic discussions. I don't like chat that much because I'd rather think and compose a post, rather than interact in real time. The real time chat tends to be shallow.
At 7:51pm on July 26, 2009, Gold Guy said…
It is a good stereo pair.
I'll buy the official release of Coraline because I like that movie, but there is a bootleg 3D version that is in a full color 3D format. I might get the bootleg version too. The studios don't release films in those formats because almost nobody has the equipment to view it.
 
 
 

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