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Windsor/Essex County Atheist Society

Please join this group if you are an atheist, freethinker, secularist, nonbeliever, rationalist, skeptic, antitheist, or humanist who lives in Windsor/Essex County and enjoys philosophical discussions.Unless it is announced otherwise via Facebook or email, we hold meetings on the third Friday of every month at 7:00 PM at Dominion House Windsor.Feel free to invite anyone who might be interested in joining. Our campus group is affiliated with the Centre for Inquiry Canada and Secular Student…See More
Aug 21, 2016
Jefferson R. Davis commented on Jefferson R. Davis's blog post Free Thinker Meditation - Why bother?
"Mike, Could not agree more."
Aug 16, 2016
Michael Penn commented on Jefferson R. Davis's blog post Free Thinker Meditation - Why bother?
"Meditation as a quiet time is essential. On the other hand, if you are trying it to get inside the workings of paranormal and supernatural experiences, you will certainly succeed in time. I once knew and engineer who claimed he helped build the…"
Aug 16, 2016
James commented on Jefferson R. Davis's blog post Free Thinker Meditation - Why bother?
"Hey Spud. Some repetitive tasks can be calming and enjoyable if it helps lead to an end result that is fulfilling, important, and purposeful to you. Working with Electron Microscopes and Focused Ion Beam may be filled with some repetitiveness that…"
Aug 12, 2016
Idaho Spud commented on Jefferson R. Davis's blog post Free Thinker Meditation - Why bother?
"Jeff, I've never tried meditation (except prayer, which did nothing for me).  I was turned-off of wanting to do it because it seemed to be, as you said, entangled with hocus pocus.  It may have some value.  I don't…"
Aug 12, 2016
Idaho Spud commented on Jefferson R. Davis's blog post Free Thinker Meditation - Why bother?
"James, your comment about boring tasks reminded me of when I was working with Scanning Electron Microscopes and Focused Ion Beam machines.  After learning all about them, the jobs I had to do on them were often things I'd done many times,…"
Aug 12, 2016
James commented on Jefferson R. Davis's blog post Free Thinker Meditation - Why bother?
"It depends on what you mean by meditation.  If you mean contemplating and thinking deeply, helping to slow your mind down so you can think more clearly, then yes. I think awareness and mindfulness can be helpful to reduce stress, but things…"
Aug 12, 2016
Randall Smith commented on Jefferson R. Davis's blog post Free Thinker Meditation - Why bother?
"Good questions. I just take a nap!"
Aug 3, 2016
Joan Denoo commented on Jefferson R. Davis's blog post Free Thinker Meditation - Why bother?
"I like meditation because it is an exercise in quieting down, of unwinding, of being aware of my breath and disciplining myself to take time. Nothing at all magic about that or supernatural. It is, to me, just an excise in quieting down.…"
Aug 1, 2016
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Free Thinker Meditation - Why bother?

So far, everybody I know is human.Which for me begs the question: What is it to be human, or what is it to live a human life?How does our experience, due to our genes, differ from other life forms?Do you remember the charts from 50 years ago that often put humans at the top of all life forms?Do you like many others now find such ideas ironic, tragic, and deadly?So other than destroying this planet, we so often say we love, what is our best potential investment of our time?How do we make our…See More
Aug 1, 2016
Jefferson R. Davis commented on David S.'s blog post Hope nobody else posted this - its not new but its premium Glenn Wreck on Faux News
"Dave, Thanks for your post. Have had similar interactions with Zen folk. My conclusion is that like other religious groups the point is to preserve the dogma, not to help the individual. For me, meditation is best understood by reading broadly about…"
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"Windsor Ontario Canada. Love the view of the Ambassador Bridge at night. "
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Free Thinker Meditation - Why bother?

Posted on August 1, 2016 at 11:12pm 8 Comments

So far, everybody I know is human.

Which for me begs the question: What is it to be human, or what is it to live a human life?

How does our experience, due to our genes, differ from other life forms?

Do you remember the charts from 50 years ago that often put humans at the top of all life forms?

Do you like many others now find such ideas ironic, tragic, and deadly?

So other than destroying this planet, we so often say we love, what is our best potential…

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At 10:30pm on August 1, 2016, Daniel W said…
Thank you. Hope you enjoy the website and community.
At 5:15pm on August 1, 2016, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Jefferson   
Welcome to this friendly Internet community of rationality and peace, common sense and freethinking evidence-based wisdom. 
We invite you to visit and join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 1100 discussion topics and 4190 members.
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin
There are over 1100 groups in Atheist Nexus. Do go visiting and try "Hang with Friends". 
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At 1:44pm on August 1, 2016, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Thanks for friending me! I look forward to seeing your input here.

At 9:11am on August 1, 2016, Daniel W said…

Welcome to Atheist Nexus.  Please also feel welcome to participate in the forum and other discussions, for an active, thoughtful, enjoyable time with other atheists.

At 10:58am on July 31, 2016, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Jefferson ! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends.

I also recommend Eco-Logical and Climate Concerns, since Canada's climate is changing so drastically.

After you've searched for topics of interest in "Groups" above and in the "Forums", don't forget to look at recent activity which hides along the right margin of the page all the way at the bottom.

At 7:38am on July 31, 2016, Randall Smith said…

Goodness--second grade! I had to wait 'til college to figure it out. Welcome!

At 11:53am on July 30, 2016, Joan Denoo said…

Jefferson, welcome to Atheist Nexus, a group of friendly free and critical thinkers. There are many groups by subject, and you can quickly find some groups that fit your interests. 

 
 
 

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