Thanks for being the only one to appreciate and understand my cockroach comment! I need to read more Harris - he's on my list once I defend my Master's thesis in the next couple weeks. Oh, and by the way, you're not showing up on my friends list- did you hit the accept button or is AtheistNexus playing a trick on us? Thanks!
Hello Mr Martin,
You make many compelling, articulate arguments in your various blog posts. ( i shan't insert any obnoxious lawyer jokes now!) What i do wish to say is 1) have much respect for you and your positions; and 2) in general, simply, "Well said."
- jillian in vegas =)
I hadn't heard of any trantra having a bisexual male element, but then I never delved very deeply into the subject.
One of the main reasons I became an atheist was the "separate but equal", or completely secondary role of women in most, if not all religions/spiritual practices. I can't say "all" as I haven't studied them all. I just got fed-up after a time. Honestly, it took me too long to get fed-up, but I attribute that to the brainwashing.
Many religions and related practices have elevated squeamishness about female processes to a high art form. While I'm not afraid of "magickal fluids" (ejaculate and menstrual fluid), I wouldn't want to come into contact with either if I didn't know my partner was completely STD free.
Well, that's something that it was between two males and one female. I think most of the men I've met who are into Tantra would prefer odds of two women and one man. I've heard about the aghoris, but I never read far enough to know what the benefit of corpse or demon sex was supposed to be.
Heh. I'll have to keep Prince Kurbsky's observation in mind. Sorry to hear your son's mother is no longer among the living.
I'd love to compare notes with you at some point about our experiences with Neo-Pagans/ceremonial magic(k)ians. I can't say when the beginning of the end came for me, but I do remember getting tired of wanting to discuss things (like Dualism), and having (for instance) some bimbo derail the discussion by stating that "This is all just too serious, and we should be dancing and singing and celebrating the Gawdess". Certainly, I like to celebrate, but its not all I want to do.
Tantric Sex is still a hot topic in many culturally-appropriating circles. I suspect, in most cases, it's just a more "highly evolved" pick-up line.
I didn't hit Vermont until 1987, so we missed each other by about 9 years. Do you ever come to VT to visit your son?
James, can you try and put posts in the appropriate forum category ? This http://atheistnexus.org/forum/topics/from-an-americans-united-press seems kind of strange in the "introductions" section. Quick Add / Discussion gives you a drop down list of forum topics - "Introductions" is the default, and thats where it will end up if you don't change it.
Oh, good ol' Uncle Al. We should compare notes sometime. My last stop before becoming an atheist was as a Celtic Reconstructionalist Neo-Pagan. I don't think my ego was ever big enough to become a Ceremonial Magic(k)ian.
Hello, James. It's good to meet you. google me. joeyess. I'm everywhere. Some of my comments are at times unflattering, but I attempt to keep a civil tongue in my head. Hope I don't offend. You can find me on YouTube/joeyess. MySpace/joeyess and I'm a frequent commenter on many blogs, including and mostly at DailyKos. Please feel free to watch and listen to my videos on YouTube and think about joining Daily Kos. We need good minds like yours. Our nation engaged in torture and we're trying to shift the debate from "does it work?" to "IT'S ILLEGAL!!" Help us, won't you?
I'm just glad im not a Bible freak lol! I am apart of the CCA ( corpus Christi atheists) me and my fiance just goined like 4 months back and i really enjoy talking to the people there and learning alot of infomation because i dont really know what much well i do but not anywhere as much the others lol
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