Joan Denoo

Female

Spokane, WA

United States

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City (For Member Searching)
Spokane
State or Province (For Member Searching)
WASHINGTON
Country (For Member Searching)
USA
Website Address
http://joan@myior.com
About Me:
I am an 80-year-old curmudgeon; I like the 1500s spelling best and definition:
"An ill-tempered (and frequently old) person full of stubborn ideas or opinions."
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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  • Peter Kornis

    Hi Joan,

    Thank you  for welcoming me to this forum. Untill yesterday I didn't know that it existed. Regarding your comment on my profile. 

     I have grew up in a communist country Romania and I emigrated to Israel when I was in high school. The communist regimes had two advantages:

    a) It was atheist. The reason for that is that they wanted communist ideology and personality cult of the leaders to replace religion (see today's North Korea) .

    b) Books +education were cheap

    Nowadays, with the comunism gone for almost thirty years , I am stunned that people in Romania got religious again and that they are longing for the monarchy days.

     Regarding Israel and the Palestionian conflict, I could politicize a lot. It seems that the Palestinians do not want to compromise. To them it is all or nothing. Meanwhile Israel is an advanced hi tech hub which is growing in population and wealth in spite of its regional challenges. There are also internal challenges like the political power of ultra-orthodox religious parties and the national religious parties. They want to impose their way of life on a majority of atheist and non-observant population who happen to be the engine of progress and development. 

  • Chris

    Hi Joan,

    It seems that drug addiction should be treated as a medical problem rather than a legal problem. I hear that about 80% of state prisoners are incarcerated for drug use.

    I understand that Meth and Opiate addiction plagues rural America.

    Sometimes my computer, internet connection, Ning and A/N  doesn't work well.

    This topic would be a good discussion.

  • Lemual Poot

    Now that I'm seventy I feel I should be more outspoken about atheism.  Years ago, I stupidly got into a religious discussion with one of my kid's teacher.  When I pointed out the many atrocities, including genocide, that has been performed in the name of Christianity, she told me she wasn't "that kind of Christian."  "What kind is that?" I asked.  She replied, "the kind that forces others to believe as I do."  Once again I had to display my utter stupidity by making a joke of her response.  I told her that I thought that being a Christian who doesn't push their religion is like being a Hells Angel who doesn't drink, fight, or ride a motorcycle.  After I experienced the helplessness of being told by a police officer to, "sit down and shut" up in my own home, while a representative from social services conducted a welfare check, I shelved the idea of so sharing my beliefs.     

    Those who worship the heavenly rapist may be in charge but that don't make them right!  They can peddle salvation door-to-door, disturbing whoever they wish to, but if we try to point out the illogic of it all we're told, "No talking religion!"    

    Don't they claim that he got a girl pregnant without her permission?  Without her even knowing about it!  If that isn't rape I don't know what could be.  Why was she delivering the kid away from home and in a barn?  Because she was drummed out of her hometown for being a pregnant tramp that's why.  Forced into a loveless marriage for survival, she hung in there, she raised that child of rape.  Then, after everything that poor girl went through, he has him tortured to death right in front of her.  What in the hell could that girl ever have done to deserve that?

    Makes me kinda understand why Catholics make such a big deal out of how cool Mary was.