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James Baldwin

Hi people, Last week, I learned of a famous name, James Baldwin. I have his "The Fire Next Time" and have not yet started on it. If you wou…

Started by Thomas Murray

4 Mar 3
Reply by Thomas Murray

Do idealists need to believe the world is better than it is?

While in college taking a course required for a teaching certificate, the instructor said that at age twelve kids start losing their youthf…

Started by tom sarbeck

3 Feb 28
Reply by tom sarbeck

Focus on the family's response to my inquiry

 I recently started a discussion in titled "I believe in the bible. Really? Which canon?" I sent out inquires to at least 20 websites that…

Started by Compelledunbeliever

14 Feb 26
Reply by Michael Penn

What Do Atheist Nexus Friends Do?

There are chat rooms, which I suppose I can join by clicking in one and typing a few words. And there's private messaging, which I have occ…

Started by tom sarbeck

25 Feb 16
Reply by BenGee

"...the infinite wisdom of the people...."

I heard a member of Congress say that soon after I started paying attention to politics and it angered me. I was naive (innocent) then. I…

Started by tom sarbeck

3 Feb 15
Reply by Michael Penn

Do You Need The Universe To Have Had A Beginning?

Many if not all human societies have origin myths and they differ greatly. Several years ago a San Francisco-born-and-raised woman told me…

Started by tom sarbeck

213 Feb 14
Reply by BenGee

Parental Abuse or Religious Indoctrination, which Interferes More with...

...with kids' attempts to build self-confidence? The question assumes they both exist; they perhaps don't. There are too many variables--…

Started by tom sarbeck

19 Feb 14
Reply by Joan Denoo

Conversation's Greatest Values: It Serves to Defeat Tyranny and to Enable Trust

Religious domination requires silence, so if people I'm with start talking religion I usually say I have other stuff to do and leave. If I…

Started by tom sarbeck

0 Feb 9

Could religion be a major underlying cause of depression?

   Just wondering if any has any knowledge or experience on this. When I was young I was very religious and plagued with depression.  O.K.…

Started by Compelledunbeliever

11 Jan 29
Reply by k.h. ky

Making Sense of the Nones

A rabbi's perspective My reply in the Toronto Star: Rabbi Dow Marmur is clutching at straws and misrepresenting data when he attempts to f…

Started by Russell Pangborn

1 Jan 11
Reply by Loren Miller



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