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We are not victims!

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#White Supremacist/Terrorist In Chief, President Donald Trump, systematically uses the language of hate speech and racism to encourage those who suffer from changes taking place in the world. The…Continue

Tags: politics, economics, social, climate, change

"Socialism has never worked!"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Aug 6. 2 Replies

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Tags: socialism

Child Sexual Assault Literature Revue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Jul 18. 3 Replies

Child Sexual Assault Literature ReviewAmerican Psychiatric Association. (2000). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (4th ed., text rev.). Washington, DC: Author.Blanchard, R.,…Continue

Tags: survivors, handedness, theory, assessment, pornography

Dementia

Started this discussion. Last reply by Plinius Jan 7. 39 Replies

I was probably the first one to notice that I experienced changes in my life, and my son, Cary, who lived with me, began to notice changes as well. There were subtle changes at first, things that…Continue

Tags: confusion, performance, apathy, repetition, direction

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Joan Denoo commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"I enjoyed this video of a home created by the unusual and inventive couple, Paula and Bill Lishman featured in this film. "Underground dome house of the family who led geese to fly home.""
58 minutes ago
Joan Denoo commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Disillusion set in when I learned that the faith to which I submitted myself used lies, distortions, denial of family, and even killing "if it suited god's" ends. The silly stories told as if they were true pulled on the heartstrings…"
Aug 12
Joan Denoo commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
""When the theologian governed the world, it was covered with huts and hovels for the many, palaces and cathedrals for the few. To nearly all the children of men, reading and writing were unknown arts. The poor were clad in rags and skins…"
Aug 11
Joan Denoo commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Spud, I remember those food rationings, too. The package of white goo with a ball of the yellow die is a memorable one. I also remember eating lard on toast; never developed a liking for that. Hope you had a memorable day! "
Aug 11
Joan Denoo commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"I do not plan on voting for Biden because I think we need a firebrand for a president that supports my views. However, Biden gave a speech that moved me to tears and I want to offer you a chance to hear it, if you missed it earlier.  frame…"
Aug 10
Joan Denoo replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Is junk TV eating your brain?
"The purpose of TV and movies are to make money and entertainment can accomplish that goal. Informing people about events taking place at the macro level may provide adrenaline rushes for those who like excitement, however, information about…"
Aug 10
Joan Denoo replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Is junk TV eating your brain?
"Oh! I agree, Ruth. Children of immigrants expect to work hard and contribute to the family income. I suspect the immigrant parents spend their time after paid-work improving their family's living standards. "
Aug 9
Joan Denoo replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Is junk TV eating your brain?
"I intended to make the 4th paragraph an indictment on parents, not providing a model of sustained work and the benefits that accrue from those efforts. "
Aug 9
Joan Denoo replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Is junk TV eating your brain?
"Absolutely, almost all TV and some computer programming lower intelligent thinking, reduce social interaction, narrow the mind, increase depression and anxiety, and I suspect, increase the rate of suicide in a population that watches it.  When…"
Aug 9
Joan Denoo liked Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Is junk TV eating your brain?
Aug 9
Joan Denoo commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
""Speak the truth about money in politics! Money IS NOT free speech and Corporations ARE NOT people! This was one of the crucial moments in the decent of the USA into fascist corporatism." ~ Robert Templeton1 year ago, YouTube "
Aug 7
Joan Denoo posted a discussion

We are not victims!

#White Supremacist/Terrorist In Chief, President Donald Trump, systematically uses the language of hate speech and racism to encourage those who suffer from changes taking place in the world. The changes include the economic, political, social, and distresses caused by global climate change. Trump systematically scapegoats by using racist, anti-migrant, anti-muslim, nationalistic, and misogynistic language.Changes in economic conditions, as manifested by the growing wealth gap between rich and…See More
Aug 7
Joan Denoo commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Spud, a very happy birthday! 1941 was a year that brought about huge changes in our culture. Men and some women went off to the war, some women filled jobs that soldiers once filled.  Did your father serve? My father and uncles were recruited…"
Aug 7
Joan Denoo commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Patricia, that remarkable photo frames the moon perfectly. Do you know the photographer?"
Aug 7
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"I am not familiar with Tim Burton. Oh! That Tim Burton"
Aug 7
Joan Denoo commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Randy, have a great retreat to learn about  "The Wild West, Artist Charles M. Russell and the Plains Indians". A splendid topic in a spectacular part of the world. After driving all those miles over flat territory, just hop over…"
Aug 7

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About Me:
I am an 83-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 evolved from faith in superstition to behavioral scientist. I am a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, a survivor of breast cancer thanks to the fine diagnostic work and treatment at Spokane's Providence Health & Services and Cancer Care Northwest, which included surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Dreadful stuff, but a wake up to living each and every minute.
Life is meant to remember the past, live in the present and remember a preferred future. One can be good without god! My family demonstrates it. I bring to my community a worldliness that challenges attitudes and norms of a parochial and insular power structure. I traveled to 32 nations in the Western, Eastern, Northern and Southern Hemispheres interviewing women about their family and work lives, their health care, education, social structure, child and elder care, depression, and anxiety, and family violence. I had to be subtle when seeking information about violence. People do not like to reveal their vulnerabilities.

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Do I matter?

Posted on January 9, 2019 at 5:26pm 5 Comments

Do I matter? 

No! I don’t matter! The point isn’t to depress you or me. I am not that important.  The central issue is, I don’t matter. It is a delusion to think that I matter, that I am powerful or weak. Denial holds me in delusions.

What does matter? The planet, soils, water, air, & life matters.

I will vanish, unremembered, like the…

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Who were a few of the Black Civil Rights Movement and what did they do?

Posted on October 12, 2018 at 4:40am 1 Comment

What does it take for a weak individual to stop being afraid and think about his or her situation, find ways to stand up, and take action?

What does it take for a weak community to build coalitions of like-minded people and challenge those who dominate? 

Who were a few of the Black Civil Rights Movement and what did they do?

Asa Philip Randolph, the…

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Taking on the Generative Stage of Life, Waiting to die

Posted on July 4, 2018 at 12:40am 0 Comments

The next step in this progression from birth through death, I am at the closing-down-my-home-of-42-years-stage!

A friend asked my daughter who was moving; her reply: 

"My mom has 40+ years of items that she kept, all well organized though, plus mountains of paperwork from her business and teaching and giving speeches, and genealogy records from both sides of her parents dating back centuries, and old photographs…

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Taking on the Generative Stage of Life, Waiting to die

Posted on July 4, 2018 at 12:40am 0 Comments

The next step in this progression from birth through death, I am at the closing-down-my-home-of-42-years-stage!

A friend asked my daughter who was moving; her reply: 

"My mom has 40+ years of items that she kept, all well organized though, plus mountains of paperwork from her business and teaching and giving speeches, and genealogy records from both sides of her parents dating back centuries, and old photographs…

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At 6:26am on July 13, 2019, Meri Weathers said…
I'm glad to be back!
At 2:51pm on July 11, 2019, Meri Weathers said…
Hello friend, I had been lost for a time, I've found my self again. How are you? I felt bad I didn't have the means to communicate.
At 1:25pm on April 22, 2019, Andrea Quinn said…

Sorry for the delay in response. I only get on this site about 1x/wk right now. Can't wait 'til summer, I'm a teacher.

I liked your comment under "Do I matter?" It is how I feel as well. You're right, we do seem to have much in common :)

At 10:09am on April 5, 2019, Lee K said…

Yes I am very interested in space travel and have been forever!  My picture of the SLS should in no way though be taken as an endorsement that building a giant rocket to throw away after each flight is the way to go, however....

At 3:19pm on April 2, 2019, Ted Harrell said…

I look forward to finally being able to have conversations with more than my small group of atheist friends.  It's not that they aren't interesting conversationalists, but we tend to run out of ideas for new topics.

At 5:18pm on April 1, 2019, Jackson Waruingi Mwaura said…

Joan,

I was born into Catholicism and was a devout catholic until i was about 17 or 18 from there, I found the "truth" and moved to protestant churches where I started of as a Pentecostal and eventually a baptist.

So yeah I have been a practicing bible preaching Christian for a solid 23 of the 24 years of my life.

How I got out of the superstition is a barrage of different events, each with its on effect statistically, but the one that played the biggest role was being a Protestant.

So in being a protestant I was encouraged to read the bible more so as to avoid the "heretic teachings" of Catholicism.  Talk of the kettle calling the pot black. So I really dived into the bible when I became protestant and I read the bible cover to cover and I was like what the hell. (prior to this I had never read the bible for myself, any Catholic would know that bible reading in the manner which I did is not overly encouraged in the Catholic church)

And so I started asking questions, very very very many questions and the answers that I was getting were not even close to being convincing. Where I come from (Kenya) ministers of the word of the christian god are very respected people in the society and thus you can't argue out your case, you will be seen as disrespectful to authority. But I started reading more more and more and by my 23rd birthday I was all but done with the christian god. What was holding me back was fear and it still holds me back because my whole community (family, friends, neighbors) are very christian.

When I moved to the USA in November last year, I was able to do little things like go to youtube and listen to the likes of Seth Andrews and I eventually got over the fact that dokeys don't talk and the noah's arc is as true as the earth being 5000 - 6000 years.

I'm still in the closet but more free by virtue of being in the West. Atleast here I have the virtual freedom still being careful on my twitter and instagram until I'm ready to come out.

Granted, turning protestant wasn't the only thing, but it sure does account for the bulk of the percentage, almost 65%-70%.

Oh writing that felt very cathartic. :)

At 7:35pm on March 17, 2019, Michael Rupp said…

Hello friendly person,

I was active in the Atheism world a while ago. I got served some bitter vinegar though that put me off till recently. It was the announcement of Google that they were shuttering g+ that got me here. I was trying to migrate the content from my profile and two of the forum's I started (one & two) from g+ to my new Friendica server (new one & new two). Friendica is Federated so #AwesomeSauce.

One of the posts I was migrating was from a guy I knew locally that did the Reason podcast. A DuckDuckGo search located him on here. I wanted to ask him if he wanted free server space to get his website back up.

At 8:27am on January 11, 2019, Sofia Magee said…
Can I chat with you?
At 4:40pm on December 22, 2018, Blue Grey Brain said…

1. Joan's words:

  • "Welcome, Blue Grey Brain, to Atheist Nexus. I, for one, do not believe there is such a thing as, "Scientific purpose of the human species" because that implies there is a designer who planned the existence of Homo sapiens. I see no evidence of any such designer or planner when looking through scientific lenses."


2. My response:

  • Hey Joan. Respectfully, you seem to be responding to a comment I did not make, i.e. the OP does not talk about any deities.
  • You may be confusing the "teleological argument" with "teleonomy". The teleological argument is the popular religious concept, concerning deities and purpose.
  • In contrast, the OP builds on teleonomy, which is an atheistic/scientific way to describe nature in terms of purpose driven language. This is why Richard Dawkins, a militant atheist, supports teleonomy and has contributed to teleonomy.
At 3:08am on November 28, 2018, Naomi Goldblum said…

I am a proficient writer and speaker of Hebrew and a professional translator. I'd be happy to help anyone who needs it.

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