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If we don't talk about it, how can we solve it?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Dec 4. 3 Replies

So many times we hesitate to talk about beliefs of Agnostics, Atheists, Brights, Freethinkers, Humanists, Rational Responses, Secular Humanists, Skeptics, Spiritual Humanists, missing opportunities…Continue

Tags: Rational, Humanists, Responses, Secular, Spiritual

Entitlements, Who is entitled to the land?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Sep 18. 14 Replies

"Israel is our homeland  ...  we had  no homeland for thousands of years...."Does this statement give anyone else a sick feeling? I have no intention of determining who is right or wrong in the…Continue

Tags: killed, children, Palestine, Israel

Secular Meditation & Mindfulness

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Have you ever been at a family gathering where everyone in the group sits and waits for others to get a meal together, the tables set, the chairs assembled, and the food cooked and prepared? There…Continue

Tags: scan, walking, body-motion, body, breath

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Barbara Livingston replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Acid loving worms: Mark Vander Meer speaks at Michael Pilarski's Permaculture Design Course Part 1 in the group Godless in the garden
"I'll be interested in learning what you find out Joan, and then you can explain it to me.  I too have been listening to the permaculture people and put a layer of mulched leaves on all my beds.   "
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The problem with just believing

""A deep seated need to believe!" Blend that with a deep-seated need to belong and to know makes a potent force for believing things that may or may not be true. "
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Joan Denoo replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Acid loving worms: Mark Vander Meer speaks at Michael Pilarski's Permaculture Design Course Part 1 in the group Godless in the garden
"Good question, Spud. I wondered the same thing. I will go on a hunt for more information when I get home. I do know that in permaculture, heavy mulching with leaves is a standard operating procedure. We have lots to learn. Isn't it fun!"
7 hours ago
Joan Denoo commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"We had our big Yule log fire tonight, even though it wasn't in the middle of the cleared ground. The ground was too wet and muddy, no snow and no promise of snow. So, Larry built it in a fire pit on the back concrete patio. As luck would have…"
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Joan Denoo commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Carl, I am grateful for the final frame, showing the cat's hind legs. I couldn't imagine how tortured it would be to have to walk two legged. After realizing that it was walking on all fours, I enjoyed the video.  I agree, Felaine,…"
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Joan Denoo commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Chris, I am happy to learn of your nice xmasparty. "instant family without the bickering" makes for a happy time for all. "
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Joan Denoo replied to Athianarchist's discussion So What Made You First Start To Doubt?
"I very much agree with Neil deBrasse Tyson's answer. It makes more sense to me than anything else.  "
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Idaho Spud replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Acid loving worms: Mark Vander Meer speaks at Michael Pilarski's Permaculture Design Course Part 1 in the group Godless in the garden
"Interesting information.  It sounds like adding lots of Sulfur to my soil to make it acidic for my berries, will decrease the number of earthworms, or eliminate them.  I wonder what that will do to my soil and berries. Another thing he…"
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Acid loving worms: Mark Vander Meer speaks at Michael Pilarski's Permaculture Design Course Part 1

@Barbara Livingston, @Daniel W. Mark Vander Meer speaks at Michael Pilarski's Permaculture Design Course Part 1"Acid Loving  Worms" at position 17:00I happened onto this video while resting from all the great grandkids, and Mark Vander Meer gave a talk about forests and worms. I don't know if this is what your article was about because I only read the a few lines ... you know how it is with kids around ...…See More
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Joan Denoo replied to Loren Miller's discussion Christmas: Behind the Curtain (The Thinking Atheist) in the group Hang With Friends
"Mindy, we make a great team on Facebook.  "
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Joan Denoo replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Atheism and the Holocaust: Primo Levi and Os Guiness
"Tom, I am not ignoring your question. In fact, I want to think and write a response. This week is so wonderfully bound up with family activities I don't have the time to honestly respond and I take your request very seriously; especially…"
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Joan Denoo replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Atheism and the Holocaust: Primo Levi and Os Guiness
"Tom, I saw a similar news report about the oil drilling rights in the Tonkin Gulf and instinctively knew that was the reason for that awful war.  "Questions about the Gulf of Tonkin incidents have persisted for more than 40 years. But…"
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Joan Denoo commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Ruth, I am sorry to learn of you and your husband's illness and hope you feel well soon.  Ian, hope you fully recovered from your "cold and stomach problems" and ready to take on the last celebrating of 2014.  Winter cold…"
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Joan Denoo commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"I Googled Permaculture, Amazon Rain Forest, renewal. Here is one site, Permaculture: Pioneering Amazon Rainforest Regeneration. I found the video at  "
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I changed from faith to science. I am a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, a survivor of breast cancer thanks to the fine diagnostic work and treatment at Cancer Care Northwest, which included surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Dreadful stuff, but a wake up to living each and every minute. Life is to remember the past, live in the present and remember a preferred future. One can be good without god! My family demonstrates it

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China’s crop of outrageous new hotel designs

Posted on December 14, 2014 at 6:01pm 1 Comment

I was in Chin in the 1980s. I saw spotlessly clean streets with women out early each morning sweeping. I saw butchers slaughtering animals in open-air markets, blood streaming into the streets. There were no flies. I saw small rooms open to the street where people constructed electric irons for the world trade, even U.S. trademarks. I talked to people taking care of babies while their parents worked in factories. Mothers were allowed to take time to nurse their babies and it was not time…

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Green Roofs: Saving the Planet One Building at a Time

Posted on December 14, 2014 at 3:59pm 5 Comments

Advantages of green roof gardens: 

Aesthetic Improvement

Waste Diversion

Landfill Diversion

Stormwater Management

Moderation of Urban Heat Island Effect

New Amenity Spaces…

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Fractal History

Posted on December 6, 2014 at 10:05pm 5 Comments

Do you ever wonder, as I wondered, why a broccoli or cauliflower looks as it does? Why do animals have two legs or four legs, two eyes, or two nostrils? Why are rivers formed into dendritic patterns? Why do some crystals have dendrite patterns in them? What causes a snowflake to form into patterns? Why is every fingerprint different from every other one?

One day I heard a lecture and the speaker used a word I did not recognize. I discussed the word with the speaker afterwards and she…

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Capstone video: Rich ideas of substance: Chris Martenson, "Crash Course", economics.

Posted on December 5, 2014 at 1:41pm 0 Comments

Over the years, I ran across people and ideas that have important messages that we need to know about and understand. These are individuals and concept who look at the reality of our current situation and have ideas for solving problems and conflicts. The subjects range from economics, education, health care, permaculture, politics, religion, spirituality, and beyond. 

The first one I call attention to is Chris Martenson and his "Crash Course" in which he defines the state of the…

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At 2:18pm on December 17, 2014, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Joan, I'm so looking forward to finding a publisher for THE LOST WORLD. It is written in diary format, chapter by chapter reporting the discoveries of the day and giving away my thinking and consequent excitements. The other books are being prepared more like standard textbooks--as they need to be. All the best to you, Terry. 

At 10:42am on December 17, 2014, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Dear Joan, Thank you. In your message you suggest that Atheist Nexus could be a suitable place to mention the discoveries that I have been reporting on Facebook? Let's see. Here's some background information: I am an archaeologist and simultaneously a strong atheist.  Because of this I have been able to observe, dissect, and analyse the archaeological record deeply and dispassionately which no Christian archeologist has ever been able to do, most of them being religiously biassed. That explains why I have discovered so much about the lost religion of our Neolithic ancestors---my eyes wide open, brain alert, all senses active as I move about the places where the first farmers lived and worshipped. The people were illiterate but they made use of symbols and images---and I have been exploring their world, unlocking secrets . . . and writing papers and books and lecturing. My problem is that I have discovered so much, and started several books---- about 6 on archaeology and 4 on atheism (the latter 4 are finished), and what with the prostate cancer my days seem to be numbered to probably 5 years left. This is why I do little on Atheist Nexus . . . there's so much to do. It will be a tragedy if I don't get all my knowledge published first. So I work and work, maybe 60 hours a week as I always have done . . . and I love it. Ever optimistic though. So as I reflect while I write this, I conclude that I don't want to open up something else, another outlet, that will take time away from the main job. I know you understand that. Affectionately, Terry

At 7:43am on November 24, 2014, David Behrens said…

Learning, for me, is  constant throughout life.  I welcome the opportunity to be taught.

At 11:17pm on November 14, 2014, Lemual Poot said…

You're in good historic company as a radical.  I was following the Talpoit Tomb, boy did the Jews shit at the thought of pissing off the witch burners!  It blows their whole fairy tale out of the water.  I can't understand how people can look around the fact, "Jesus...the organization that bears his name is history's greatest contradiction to his doctrines

LemPoot!"   

At 1:22pm on November 14, 2014, Loren Miller said…

Hey, Joan!

Here's a little something in re: the last election which I suspect you should see.

At 8:18am on November 14, 2014, Alison said…
Thanks! I'm still trying to figure the site out. I'm so excited to find it!!
At 4:54am on November 4, 2014, John B Hodges said…

Greetings-  You asked if you could cite "my piece on morality" on Twitter and Facebook; certainly you may. Please note that I have a number of such pieces, admittedly putting across the same idea to different audiences at different lengths. The longest piece is the first one I posted, so it is at the bottom of the last page of my blog. Pieces related to ethics are on all three pages. See http://www.atheistnexus.org/profiles/blog/list?user=2wluhkj14fnrb

At 3:35pm on October 26, 2014, Jasmin Mc said…

Thank you Joan! A lot of what you said are some of the things I've come across in my search of educating myself so when I do find myself in a conversation I will have the proper tools to back up what I'm saying and how I feel. I know that with time and continuing to learn more I will be more confidant and content in my stance. Thanks for your words I really appreciate it.

At 2:26pm on October 22, 2014, eric stone said…

Thanks Joan.  Your comment about our insults helping him out was a very helpful reminder.

At 11:53pm on October 21, 2014, Deidre said…

One of the most inspiring people I know. <3 Have a good one, Joan. Everyone should have a flower cupcake... :)

 
 
 

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