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My Harrowing Experience With Religion

Started this discussion. Last reply by D'Holbach Jul 19, 2009. 11 Replies

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Keith Brian Johnson replied to S.A. Alenthony's discussion The Infernova: An Atheist Epic Poem in the group Nexus Book Club
"That sounds wonderful!  I'll look for it for Christmas."
Dec 11, 2010
S.A. Alenthony replied to S.A. Alenthony's discussion The Infernova: An Atheist Epic Poem in the group Nexus Book Club
"Hi Ralph: I can send you a copy. Send me a note with your address. I just ask you post a review on Amazon. -S.A."
Aug 15, 2010
Ralph Dumain replied to S.A. Alenthony's discussion The Infernova: An Atheist Epic Poem in the group Nexus Book Club
"I'm guessing you've already exhausted your review copies?"
Aug 12, 2010
TNT666 replied to S.A. Alenthony's discussion A Serious Man in the group Atheist Cinema
"I was extremely, I mean to an extreme, bored by this movie, for me it was the worst of the brother's films. Just bored, and not impressed with the religion treatment either. I haven't read statistics for atheists liking it or disliking it,…"
Mar 21, 2010
Jason Spicer replied to S.A. Alenthony's discussion A.I.: Artifical Intelligence in the group Atheist Cinema
"I realize that Spielberg took over when he died, and that it's heretical to say so, but I'm starting to think that Kubrick is overrated. I found AI to be nonsensical pretty much from the get-go. What kind of parent would want an eternal…"
Mar 13, 2010
S.A. Alenthony added a discussion to the group Atheist Cinema
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A Serious Man

Wow. What an amazing film, one of the Coen Brothers best, and that is saying a lot. Apparently this grew out of an idea for a scene involved a stoned kid at his bar mitzvah (which is in the movie, and is very, very funny) and just grew from there into a meditation on suffering.This film is deeply concerned with religion, and one of the themes that I think it drives home very well is that religious explanations for suffering are seriously lacking. The film can be seen as a modern re-telling of…See More
Feb 21, 2010
S.A. Alenthony replied to bob's discussion just books in the group Nexus Book Club
"Yes, the Pirsig book is absolutely outstanding in many ways."
Feb 3, 2010
S.A. Alenthony replied to bob's discussion just books in the group Nexus Book Club
"Well, I'm stuck in the middle of Finnegans Wake!"
Jan 31, 2010
bob replied to S.A. Alenthony's discussion Any other Joyce fans here? in the group Nexus Book Club
"Ulysses has proven to be my Waterloo, I've finished Gravity's Rainbow and Infinite Jest, but have yet to get through Ulysses...I'm aiming for Bloom's Day of this year...but that's what I said last year. I've read…"
Jan 31, 2010
S.A. Alenthony commented on Calla's group Nexus Book Club
"I'd been reading Dawkins' biology books long before he ever became the champion of atheism that he is now. I think TGD is okay, but he is best when writing about science."
Jan 31, 2010
Jaume replied to S.A. Alenthony's discussion Any other Joyce fans here? in the group Nexus Book Club
"If you've read FW and Ulysses already, besides the ones I listed I'd say you can read the other novels and short stories in any order you see fit. I haven't read all the poetry - yet."
Jan 1, 2010
Glenn Sogge replied to S.A. Alenthony's discussion Any other Joyce fans here? in the group Nexus Book Club
"I've heard great things about the Ellmann. It's always been on my "one of these days" lists. Where should Dubliners, Exiles, and the poetry fit in? Or should I just assume that basic chronology is the plan to follow?"
Jan 1, 2010
Jaume replied to S.A. Alenthony's discussion Any other Joyce fans here? in the group Nexus Book Club
"If you're an 'evolutionist', I suggest reading Stephen Hero before the Portrait (as I did.) If you didn't read it already, you might start with Ellmann's biography of Joyce. A must read."
Jan 1, 2010
Glenn Sogge replied to S.A. Alenthony's discussion Any other Joyce fans here? in the group Nexus Book Club
"A couple of my favorite quotes: Television kills telephony in brothers broil. and Wipe your glosses with what you know. It's been about thirty years since I read FW (twice.) Probably getting about time to do it again (like I do with One…"
Jan 1, 2010
Jaume replied to S.A. Alenthony's discussion Any other Joyce fans here? in the group Nexus Book Club
"Joycephiliac here. Finnegans Wake is indeed a "book of many attempts." I never even tried to read it sequentially, I usually open it at random, read a few dozens pages, add notes and post-its, and put it to rest for a while. If…"
Dec 28, 2009
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Any other Joyce fans here?

James Joyce is one of my very favorite writers.I'm about 300 pages into Finnegans Wake right now, and it is very tough sledding. But I'm finding it worth the effort. This is my third attempt to read it. I seem to have finally broken through and it is making more "sense" to me finally.I read Ulysses about ten years ago and loved it.From an atheist perspective, I enjoy his work because I find it very humanistic. He makes a strong connection between mythology and everyday events and feelings --…See More
Dec 27, 2009

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At 6:09pm on June 9, 2009, A Former Member said…
Oh, thanks for joining Lovers of Shakespeare, too.
At 6:07pm on June 9, 2009, A Former Member said…
Thank you for joining ARS POETICA. I look forward to your contributions. You can post original poems, your favorite poems by other people, or song lyrics that are written as poetry (or seem poetic). Be sure to select “follow” on the right hand side of the group page so that you are automatically notified of new posts. Also, please review the archive of posts and comments if you have the time.
 
 
 

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