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Difference between beliefs of one religion and another is more than difference between an atheist and a theist

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn 4 hours ago. 5 Replies

"Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, Abrahamic religions, believe in a God (but His essential nature, purpose of creation, commandments, reward and punishment all are different.) Jainism, Taoism,…Continue

Tags: punishment, panthon, heaven, rewards, commandments

Farmer Led Regeneration

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Africa Farmer Led Regeneration"Published on Nov 16, 2015. In 2013 World Vision Australia won a "Land…Continue

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The Financial Invasion of Greece

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The Financial Invasion of Greece"Economist Michael Hudson…Continue

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Michael Penn replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Difference between beliefs of one religion and another is more than difference between an atheist and a theist
"Tom I am going to be cremated. It's a simple solution that shows you have taken care of your own last wishes. My plan is on file at a local funeral home and uses life insurance to do the deed. This is all set in advance of my death and cannot…"
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Ruth Anthony-Gardner commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"from cheezburger"
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Ruth Anthony-Gardner commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Tom, I agree that Democratic Superdelegates and the Electoral College both function to protect the establishment from voters. Here's a gif that captures the moment for me. "
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Ruth Anthony-Gardner replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Difference between beliefs of one religion and another is more than difference between an atheist and a theist
"They're all memeplexes which use similar mind tricks."
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tom sarbeck replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Difference between beliefs of one religion and another is more than difference between an atheist and a theist
"...and believers knew of a resurrection of the body.... When I was a kid in Catholic schools (1936-1949), I heard nuns use this as an argument against cremation. They tried to persuade me to fulfill their god's purpose and failed. Since…"
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tom sarbeck replied to Joan Denoo's discussion FerFAL: Understanding Societal Collapse Warnings we should heed from Venezuela's crisis
"Joan, I'm reading and slowly digesting the Wikileaks story of America's drive for empire. As I'm sure you know, the three I remembers you listed above tell only a small part of the story. I've been reading that ancient…"
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Michael Penn replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Difference between beliefs of one religion and another is more than difference between an atheist and a theist
"Christianity also spoke of a material heaven but people are shying away from that today. Fundamentalism used to be the order of the day and believers knew of a resurrection of the body coz their book said so. This was a main reason that early…"
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(HARP) Humanism, Atheism, Rationalism, & Philosophy We welcome all non-believers who value strong disbelief (atheism, antitheism, antireligionism) and deep thinking as well as deep caring (secular humanism) should feel free to join.This is a group for anyone interested in Humanism, Atheism, Rationalism, & Philosophy to promote the discussion of those ideas. All skills levels are welcome.Let’s “HARP” on thinking rationally.Group On Facebook: …See More
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Ruth Anthony-Gardner replied to Joan Denoo's discussion FerFAL: Understanding Societal Collapse Warnings we should heed from Venezuela's crisis
"The first link, to a comment, seemed out of context and confused me."
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Loren Miller replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Difference between beliefs of one religion and another is more than difference between an atheist and a theist
"I wonder if the difference is in that the mad variety of irrationalities makes such radical differences and divergences of beliefs possible.  Rationality, by comparison, is downright stodgy ... and I for one can live with that!"
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Joan Denoo replied to Bertold Brautigan's discussion New New Atheism? in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"I don't know if the author is bragging or complaining about the evolution of 21st-century atheism. There always exists a progression over time of ideas that ebb and flow much as the patterns of ocean waves. Here now, then gone, wearing…"
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Donald L. Engel replied to Joan Denoo's discussion The Financial Invasion of Greece
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Joan Denoo replied to Bertold Brautigan's discussion New New Atheism? in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"I like that metaphor. Here is a little nonsense in which I dribble: Stir, Sir, Boil, And Bubble;Double, humble, toil, and trouble;Fire burn and cauldron bubble;Intersection, diverse, and stubble;Fribble, nibble, drivel and cybil; I don't care…"
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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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Responses to "Prove there is no god

Posted on May 10, 2016 at 7:37pm 6 Comments

I ran across this post on Facebook from Ben Andrews on May 6, 2016. It offers a good, solid response to those who want proof there is no god!

"Proof there is no god?

"How often have we encountered the Theists, when you ask for proof that god exists demanding that you 'prove' that God does not exist, and then get in a discussion who has the burden of proof instead of answering the question…

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Robert Greene Ingersoll quote,

Posted on May 6, 2016 at 11:11am 1 Comment

Justice is the only worship.

Love is the only priest.

Ignorance is the only slavery.

Happiness is the only good.

The time to be happy is now,

The place to be happy is here,

The way to be happy is to make others so.


- Robert Greene Ingersoll

 Thanks, Daniel W

The New Zealand Money System De-Fib Documentary - Giving a jolt to the heart of an ailing democracy.

Posted on May 3, 2016 at 5:07pm 0 Comments

The New Zealand Money System De-Fib Documentary - Giving a jolt to the heart of an ailing democracy.

The world’s economy faces a puzzle In which growing numbers of citizens find it harder to maintain a superior quality of life. Workers do all required of them by their various elected governments, over many decades, yet they continue to fall behind, economically. 

This documentary collects hard…

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At 12:20pm on May 15, 2016, Tomas Bensoni said…

She pronounced Tomas with the accent on the second syllable.

Thanks for the welcomes from all. My current plan is to lurk and learn, with the occasional opinion offered. Nothing worse than a loud mouthed, opinionated newbie passing gas in your room. *-) 

tomas

At 11:41pm on May 12, 2016, Tomas Bensoni said…

I pronounce my name "Toe Mahs", because I had an Italian student pronounce Thomas that way when she addressed me. I liked the sound and use it on line. 

At 9:34pm on May 12, 2016, Hunter said…

Greetings, Joan,

Thank you for the warm welcome.  It is good to see that people are willing to be open and inviting.  And to answer your questions...

All that spiritualism seems noxious to me.

Then it is probably not the thing you need.  For me, it was the thing that pulled me out of the demoralized state being raised in a contentious Fundamentalist community put me into.

What is your understanding at this time of that tradition?

It has been great!  Being part of a religious community that puts practice and meaning at its center instead of belief has made it accepting of me as an atheist and part of the community.  That their rituals are written around The Provider Cycle puts much of the focus on celebrating the cycle of the seasons and the year.

What do you want to get from atheism?
This is a bit harder in that I had not been thinking of atheism as a sponge to be squeezed for water, but more of a state of being.  I am an atheist in that I do not believe in an objective God or Deity.  I am, however, a Pagan, in that I believe the Universe is sacred, without anything external or supernatural needed to justify that sacredness.

What I want from Atheist Nexus is easier, in that it has a forum for Atheist Pagans, and being able to communicate with others is desirable. We are a rare breed.
What do you plan to contribute?
Not certain yet, but something.  My point of view is fairly unusual, so hopefully I can inspire some pondering.
At 10:15pm on May 3, 2016, Ian Gray said…

Hey, thanks for the welcome. I am a newbie to this sort of online forum and hope to be able to get up to speed without getting in the way. As to the music part, my wife is Claire Lynch. She's the musician in the family. I am just an old hack rock and roller who plays benefit gigs for good causes, mostly 'cause it's good to play. Just running my eye down the page beneath where this comment is flowing I see some really interesting conversations. This is encouraging! I am a Canadian (perhaps you already gathered that) and therefor am a different species from the US folks I imagine are involved in this conference. We have a writer up here named Margaret Atwood who said that Americans look at Canada as if looking at a two way mirror. They see themselves in us, while we, on the other side of the glass, see you as completely different from us in most every important way. That said, I harbour no grudges, am the husband of a New Yorker turned Alabamian and all is good. Nice to meet you.

At 2:29am on April 28, 2016, Qiana-Maieev said…

Seems to be many of us now, who have had to deal with it.

At 2:24am on April 28, 2016, Qiana-Maieev said…

Thanks very much.

At 4:18pm on April 21, 2016, Colin Bowen said…

Hello Joan , Yes i could not agree more , the fascists and capitalists of this world are trying to treat other people like they are just slaves to keep them rich instead of distributing the wealth equally .The greed of these people causes suffering and death to others and has to be stamped out ,the only problem is that they have gained power through politics and there cult religions and its hard to reverse what they have done to the world  . Colin 

At 10:02pm on April 3, 2016, Donatien Alphonse François said…

Hello Joan,

Thanks for your kind welcome. There's an awful lot to catch up on in Atheist Nexus as a newcomer, but I did notice you're a birder. Same here. We're getting very close (a couple weeks) to the crazy time in Minnesota for the return of the warblers. I can hardly wait...

Best wishes,

Donatien

At 1:04pm on April 2, 2016, Jodi Nautilus said…

Thank you for the welcome, I really appreciate it!!

At 7:27am on January 8, 2016, Jan Bodh said…
Thanks Joan. It's great to hear from you.

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