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At 5:06am on March 24, 2012, Nsajigwa sisi kwa sisi said…

freethinker "pagan" friend...sorry for me being too long, out of touch...by this is to tell you i am alive still...my personal laptop that i just had got a serious problem...thats the reason why...

apology

nsajigwa

At 8:24pm on March 17, 2012, Steph S. said…
Hi Alexa! I miss seeing you on the site. I hope everything is going ok.
At 5:47am on December 15, 2011, PaleoAnthroEvo said…

Hey! So Alexa, i just saw your post on hyenas, ive been busy with senior classes...but i just finished my final so i have some time to get you some more information! I actually typed up a good amount but im afraid its a little lengthy for this post box. Is there an email or something i should use? Or just the message option on here?

At 2:10am on December 9, 2011, Shad Hale Justice said…

thenks for adding me!

At 7:52am on November 18, 2011, Nsajigwa sisi kwa sisi said…

To Alexa Penzner...

Thanks for your request for friendship...i accept you, (why not?)...and you have the honour of being the "first" atheist friend since i joined this circle recently!!

i once self studied on gaia concept from a book by one Dr /Proff Lovelock...

i still have it (the book )with me. it was about nature being alive, as a biological entity in itself...

it is a "Pantheistic" approach to life is it nt? and i liked it. god is seen in nature quite like how thinker / philosopher Baruch Spinoza came to see and advocated...

He faced inquisition for that!! very bad from the church!!

I have much respect for Baruch Spinoza, i think only second to Socrates the master himself...

he lived an ethical life, almost doing no wrong, yet without believing in, without guidance(unafraid of) "big brother" god watching him!!

I am or rather I supports Pantheism too, though i dont see themselves/ourselves? get organised, say the way Humanists have...

anyway i have come to accept it that in life, someone can be / has to be "multiple"...eclectic that is...

and that is how i came to be...

one last thing, i use public computers/internet cafes. so it is that until i visits same that i can be able to communicate. if i dont give a quick reply, please get to understand that that is the reason why...

we keep in touch, we pantheists atheists

Happy to have you as a friend

Thanks, Nsajigwa in Tanzania east afrika.

At 5:18pm on November 7, 2011, Steph S. said…

Sounds like a really wonderful celebration!  Samhain is wonderful!

I love black cats! They are my favorite. I don't understand the superstition myself.

Hope you are doing well today!

At 2:15am on November 7, 2011, PaleoAnthroEvo said…

Yes they are! The big cats/house cats/wolves/dogs are a part of the family Carnivora. This group has around 260 species and arose around 86 million years ago. This group eventually around 65-55 million years ago split into two groups, the dog group (caniformia) and the cat group (feliformia). 

The caniformia split into canidae, which are wolves, dogs, and foxes, and then into arctoidea then to ursoidea which are bears, and the pinnipedia which are seals, walruses. Then another split from the arctoidea then leads to racoons and such later on. 

 

The feliformia first splits into felidae which are big cats, and then another split leads to hyenas, and other splits lead to the mongoose and the fossa.

 

Let me know if you need more info!

 

Wikipedia is a great resource for this. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feliformia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caniformia

At 2:37pm on November 6, 2011, booklover said…
Okay Alexa, anytime!  :)  Booklover aka Melinda
At 2:06pm on November 6, 2011, Steph S. said…

Hello Alexa! How was your Samhain? How did they like the poem that you wrote? I'm sure it was wonderful! Just like you are! : )

Have a wonderful weekend!

At 2:33pm on November 2, 2011, booklover said…
Hi Alexa,  I think you said you were going to message me, but can't find anything? lol.  I'm not too computer-literate.
At 9:54am on October 7, 2011, dr kellie said…

I liked your exchange on the recent "hang with friends" mess. 

 

I do watch Dancing With The Stars.  But so does my grandmother, and she is 90.  I love popular culture and fashion.  I'm an odd dyke.  Don't knock DWTS until you've tried it:)

At 10:51am on September 23, 2011, Lana said…

I'm somewhat involved in all those things (GM crops, pesticides and organics), but at a very applied level, not a laboratory. 

My son has been getting read VeggieTales books at school.  When I asked him what he learned at school last day, he couldn't think of anything.  And then later he said he was learning lots about god.  I was less than impressed and may go talk to his teacher.  It wouldn't be the first time I have complained about 'sunday school' type content showing up in the public school.

At 5:05pm on September 22, 2011, Lana said…
I'm an agriculture specialist.  Crops, not animals mainly.  Which has not got a whole lot of bearing on religion and the topics generally discussed in a site like this.  But I come from a family where for generations religion has been really important.  I've always had a lot of questions about religion.  It's just now I'm not getting bogus answers.
At 4:44pm on September 21, 2011, Steph S. said…
Hi Alexa!  I joined that new group you made! : )
At 11:47am on September 15, 2011, Steph S. said…
Alexa, I loved your recent comment on Hang With Friends.  Hope you are having a good day.
At 8:33pm on August 16, 2011, Cheryl said…
Portland is beautiful, very green.  There's a lot of rain, but the weather stays very moderate year round.  There are seasons, but we rarely get snow in the winter.  No hot streak this summer, but when we do get one it's only in the 90s for a few days.  Normally low 80s in August, very comfortable.
At 8:25pm on August 16, 2011, Cheryl said…

Hi Alexa.  I like Ursula K. Leguin, she's an atheist too.  Have you heard of Sagewoman magazine?  For the Goddess in every woman.  It's a woman oriented pagan magazine with their publication offices not far from Portland.  Have you heard of Barbara G. Walkers "Women's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets?  She's an atheist, but she writes Goddess books.  We're not the only pagan oriented atheists.  I satisfies my feminism, my spiritual side and my atheism all at once.

I have no rational reason for it, but I love the Moon.  It was there inspiring love millenia ago when women were honored.  For me, it's a link to a past that has changed me since I learned about it.  It's so good to meet another pagan atheist.

At 6:11pm on August 15, 2011, Steph S. said…
Alexa,  I also have a biology background.  I enjoy learning about wildlife and animals.  I am earth oriented -- I like outdoors and viewing wildlife.  It's nice to meet you.
At 5:26pm on August 12, 2011, Cheryl said…
Hi, we're kindred spirits!  I am also an atheist-pagan. Basically I like to anthropomorphize nature as a Mother Goddess.  Science and the natural world, rather than religion, inspire awe and spiritual feelings in me.  I mean, you have to do something with those feelings.  Expressing them through science informed paganism works for me.
At 12:49pm on August 12, 2011, Meddlesome said…

Youre welcome :) And its not my real name - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meddle is one of my favourite albums, and being meddlesome is part of my online persona :)

 

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