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The Social Contract = Illusion?

Started this discussion. Last reply by James M. Martin Apr 7. 13 Replies

When I was in my early twenties I started thinking a lot about the law, paying taxes, and how society functions. I had a lot of troubling thoughts about it, in fact. I remember thinking something…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Sven Andersson Apr 3. 5 Replies

Hello everyone!My name is Sven. I like to call myself a secular humanist. If you think that sounds too pretentious, you may adress me by using a host of other titles: Chef de Cuisine, Sensei,…Continue

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Francis Kamuyu replied to Sven Andersson's discussion Strange Science in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"Hahaha... I have tried the ring thing. Then they go like " Oh, don't you know that sometimes two rings form in the same year? If you take 2 years per ring, that 10,000 years is actually 5000 years!" Ok, granted, maybe I have the…"
Apr 15
Francis Kamuyu replied to Sven Andersson's discussion Strange Science in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"My experience, John, is very similar. Logic, science, etc dont seem to work. What seems to work for me is to demonstrate that the god of the bible is omni nothing. And definitely not all loving. The stories of Job, David's wives being raped to…"
Apr 15
sk8eycat commented on Sven Andersson's blog post NA and the Twelve Steps
"About cars    ...both the vehicle and the driver have to be licensed by the state, and the driver has to pass both a written and a driving skills test.  At least the first time they apply for a driver's license.  And…"
Apr 9
Sven Andersson commented on Sven Andersson's blog post NA and the Twelve Steps
"No, I don't think wheat should be illegal. (!?) I strongly dislike that way of arguing. 'Handguns should be illegal. Mostly they used to kill or injure people, and often by accident.'  'Cars hit people and kill them by…"
Apr 9
Luara commented on Sven Andersson's blog post NA and the Twelve Steps
"There seems to be an association between consuming gluten and schizophrenia also - should wheat be illegal, then?  People would probably say - look, if you are worried about the effects of gluten, don't use it, but let the rest of us eat…"
Apr 9
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"The story is about Christian O'Connell (Ivan Sergei) and Adam Lipschitz (Joel David Moore) - two childhood friends who reunite as adults to help each other land the women of their dreams. Chris wants to marry Allison (Jennifer Love Hewitt), a…"
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"Web comment concerning the film 'Jewtopia' (a silver screen disaster of old testament proportions): 'Make a movie named Nazitopia'"
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Sven Andersson commented on Sven Andersson's blog post NA and the Twelve Steps
"I found an interesting article in English here. There is a lot of material to read concerning cannabis and psychosis/schizophrenia. I won't pretend to have read even 5% of it. Nicotine is a terrible drug in some ways. It's been shown to be…"
Apr 8
Luara commented on Sven Andersson's blog post NA and the Twelve Steps
"Sven, You said something similar on a "should marijuana be legal" thread, but didn't give any links or references. People are eager to blame things on drugs, so it doesn't mean much when they do.  There is also likely to be…"
Apr 8
James M. Martin replied to Sven Andersson's discussion The Social Contract = Illusion?
"Your first reaction was, 'Fucking cops. That law is stupid, and they know it. They're doing this just because they can. But I'm not going to do anything, because then I'll be forced to spend the night in jail, and then I'll…"
Apr 7
Sven Andersson commented on Sven Andersson's blog post NA and the Twelve Steps
"Luckily for the rest of the world, I am not Global Emperor (yet) so I don't get to decide if Marijuana should be legal or not."
Apr 7
sk8eycat commented on Sven Andersson's blog post NA and the Twelve Steps
"What about people who can benefit from judicious use of marijuana...people on chemo who can't eat (no appetite and/or constant nausea), or people with glaucoma...THC seems to reduce the pressure in the eye at a MUCH lower cost than prescribed…"
Apr 7

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How I beat Addiction

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments

After my last blog post I was asked to explain how I managed to quit using controlled substances. I was going to save this story for later, but I believe now is a good time for it as well.

At the end of my unillustrious career in NA, which was plagued by mental anguish of hellish proportions and frequent relapses into drug use, I came to the conclusion that something was horribly wrong. I wasn't quite certain what it was, but I almost knew it had something to do with…

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NA and the Twelve Steps

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 2:30pm 19 Comments

Almost none of the people who may read this know it, but I am a former drug addict. I've been off controlled substances for many years now.

This post isn't really about me, however. Its about NA and AA, and the so-called twelve step program. But since what I'm about to write is based partly on my own experiences, I'm almost forced to talk a bit about myself to begin with.

I started using…

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At 8:57am on April 3, 2014, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 4:42pm on April 2, 2014, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Greetings Sven 

Welcome to this cheerful Internet community of rationality and peace, common sense and freethinking wisdom.

You will meet a lot of truly sensible people here, among them Chefs de Cuisine, Sensei, Athletic Wunderkinder, Lovers extraordinaires, authors, superior autodidacts, warrior poets, thespians, and Master Sommeliers (I don't know about any other winners of the St. Kim Jong Il Price for Extraordinary Humility though).

We invite you to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 900  discussion topics and 4000 members. http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin

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