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The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris on Sunday. 14 Replies

I suppose it was the news that Playboy magazine was returning nudes to its pages after a year's hiatus that sufficiently perked my curiosity to check them out again.  I hadn't looked at Playboy since perhaps 2008, when I began to recognize that I…Continue

Tags: Richard Dawkins, Playboy

Such Lyrics!

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Grinning Cat Feb 13. 9 Replies

Hello Friends,I was ruminating a bit today on my sixty-some years existence. My mind went back to teenage years when I first figured out religion is not only obnoxiously loud, but also nothing I wanted anything to do with. Truly. I knew by age 15…Continue

degrading love — part two (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 11. 1 Reply

TheraminTrees set up religion with his left in Part One of his treatise on how religion demeans and degrades the value of love.  Here in Part Two, he brings in a devastating, "Mike Tyson" right, which negates and invalidates any claim that either…Continue

Tags: Christianity, Islam, TheraminTrees, god, love

Questions......

Started by Thomas Murray. Last reply by k.h. ky Feb 9. 6 Replies

   It has been 6 month now since I signed up for Atheist Nexus membership. The past year has been sort of a bi-polar wave of emotions for me. I hope I wasn't offensive to the folks on here and I think I have been but I don't know to who. My desire…Continue

Proud Dad is REALLY Proud Now!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris Jan 31. 15 Replies

As some of you may or may not know, my daughter is a television news producer, currently working in Nashville, Tennessee.  Her assignment is the morning news, which means she blasts herself up at umpti-ump in the morning to organize and prepare a…Continue

Tags: Emmy, news, television, daughter, dad

Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jan 9. 19 Replies

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 30, 2015 at 12:57am

Ian, I couldn't agree with you more.  I'm struck by the courage shown by activists fighting for free expression and rational thinking among oppressive environments and superstitious communities.  These people often face life-threatening conditions, yet they bravely persevere.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 30, 2015 at 12:47am

Well, I had my first colonoscopy on Tuesday and the results couldn't be better.  I got a clean bill of health.  No polyps found.  And I don't need another colonoscopy for ten years!

But there's even better news.  Now that my colonoscopy has been completed and no irregularities found, I have the green light to proceed with my kidney transplant.  In fact, just today I was given an actual date for the surgery:  November 12.  I couldn't be happier. 

This has been a long wait, and at times it's so unbelievable what I have been through over the past year.  I'm looking forward to getting over this last bump and being able to enjoy 2016 as a much healthier person.   

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 30, 2015 at 12:42am

"BWAMBALE DEVELOPED A VISION in 2009 to create a community based organization under the name Kasese United Humanist Association to perform humanitarian work – to create jobs, battle injustices and improve lives – and to have the honor to serve the community from which he came. This organization attracted international attention among Humanists and atheists and now runs two school campuses, a free thought library, a plantation, botanical gardens, and is the driving force in bringing about the realization of BiZoHa orphanage - the world's first atheist orphanage."

"The children should be brought up in a way
that they think critically, analyze, discover and explore for themselves. They should also be brought up with love, care, compassion and morally upright.
— Bwambale Robert Musubaho, BiZoHa Humanist Orphanage"

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 30, 2015 at 12:36am

I hope this series of photos comes through. The countryside is beautiful. The mines and town is shabby, as one might expect.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 30, 2015 at 12:29am
Comment by Joan Denoo on October 30, 2015 at 12:27am

If you have Google Earth you can find The Kasese Humanist Primary School (KHPS)

or try this:

https://goo.gl/maps/j3a6Vx6XBT42

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 30, 2015 at 12:23am

BLOGS, CHICKENS, A HUMANIST SCHOOL IN UGANDA
http://rutgershumanist.org/tag/uganda/

"Uganda is also home to the notorious Kill the Gays bill and, according to the BBC, the most dangerous places to live if you are gay. It’s a place where magazines can issue death sentences if you are outed as homosexual that are actually carried out. Much of it is the result of a quickly growing fundamentalist Christian presence.

But there is at least one beacon of knowledge and hope in this darkness in the form of a most extraordinary school.

The Kasese Humanist Primary School

The Kasese Humanist Primary School (KHPS) was founded in 2010 by Secular Humanist Bwambale Robert."

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 30, 2015 at 12:14am

Ian, I will try again to get the site to you. The projects at BiZoHa Campus in Uganda are exciting.

BWAMBALE ROBERT MUSUBAHO

Muhokya, Kasese Province, Uganda.

The Kasese Humanist Primary School (KHPS)

Bwambale Robert's Page

http://atheistnexus.org/profile/BwambaleRobert

"We are situated in Muhokya in the beautiful Rwenzori region of Kasese Province, Uganda.

"Our project was launched in February 2015 to provide a safe and nurturing environment for some of Uganda's most at-risk children, and to provide them with a high-quality science and reason based educational curriculum."

http://bizoha.org/

http://brighterbrains.org/articles/entry/bizoha-orphanage-with-scie...

Comment by Ian Mason on October 29, 2015 at 9:41pm

I'm afraid I get a 'page not found' from your Ugandan link, Joan. I have nothing but admiration for those secularists and atheists active in those parts of the world still in the thrall of superstition.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 29, 2015 at 5:37pm

Interesting piece of history, Joan. It reminds me of a limerick I heard years ago about the consort of King Carol II of Romania:

Have you heard about Magda Lupescu?

She came to Romania's rescue

It's a wonderful thing

To be under a king

Is democracy better I esk you?

I studied for a couple of quarters in Romania back in the 70s.

 

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