Dr Meaden: I thank you for the invites (I just now saw them). I think I'll stay away from groups right now. I'm a New Socialist, and I have some pretty strong viewpoints; I might get into trouble in a group. I'll try to stay away from politics! Thanks again! E H Smith
Dr. Meaden are you familiar with the work of Acharya S? We are doing are best to promote the information provided through the the mythicist position. Acharya has been great in helping to promote our efforts. Based on your bio it seems that you had an early interest in the origins of the myths behind the modern religions. Our goal right now is to help share that info with others.
Dr. Terence, Really like where you have had the privilege to be coming from for a very long time. Very interesting. In regard to the Origin concept may I offer the following to see if it is any where close to where you may be going with the group? If |U|, Absolute Unalterable Nothing were ever the case, then it would still be the case, "Please pardon the pun". If |U| is other than the case then what is left over is |A|, Absolute Alterable Nothing. Such logic indicates the Origin of our reality derived from a state of Change. Interesting enough though, one of the characteristics of an Absolute Change State is an ability for change to change to a Changeless State, or an |N|, Absolute Nothing State, equivalent to an |U| State. Such logic for me at least suggests our origins derived from an ability for change to occur, and has the potential to eventually dissolve into an |S| Absolute Still/Static State, of an inability for change to Occur. There in an absence of a need for any kind of intervention for a reality to be able to occur in a first place. Please let me know if any of that made any sense. Lonnie. Peace 2013
Just received the news that my documentary featured on randi.org, which is a website of James Randi. The article is written by Steven Novella, M.D., JREF’s Senior Fellow and Director of the JREF’s Science-Based Medicine project.
Excerpt: "Here is one skeptical effort that needs our support now: Deepak Gupta (not Chopra) is the founder of SavvySkeptic.com. He is producing a documentary film on homeopathy that will actually reflect reality. An indiegogo campaign is underway to provide some funding for distribution and marketing – please visit his page and take a look, and consider becoming a supporter, and also help spread the word.
Fellow skeptics often ask me how they can support skeptical activism even if they don’t have the time or experience to run a blog or podcast – this is how. As a community we need to get behind those who are producing this kind of content."
Thanks for the welcome! I certainly am going to enjoy "this internet world of rationality and peace that unites us all through common sense and freethinking wisdom". I live in a small coastal town in South Africa - very beautiful - but inhabited by an inordinate number of retired Dutch Reformed Church dominees (or as one of Graham Greene's characters called it, the Much Deformed Church) and their thin-lipped wives. Frankly, it's not their awful brand of evangelical religion that gets my goat, or even their self-righteousness and moral smugness. it's the utter tedium of their small religion-raddled brains. (Although they can be good sport for any out-spoken atheist!) So am very much looking forward to some lively discussions on this site!