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books: "About The Rapture"

Started this discussion. Last reply by jlaz Dec 28, 2015. 2 Replies

Hi - is there already a thread where this book was or is being discussed?  I think I saw an advertisement for this novel on Atheist Nexus a year or two ago (or perhaps it was at another website?) and…Continue

Pathways for taking in refugees?

Started this discussion. Last reply by jay H Nov 21, 2015. 25 Replies

When hurricane Katrina happened, I felt a bit guilty, or maybe a bit insufficiently helpful is a better way to put it.  I had a bit of room in my house and could have taken in people for a few weeks…Continue

Bangladesh [atheist] blogger Niloy Neel hacked to death in Dhaka

Started this discussion. Last reply by jlaz Aug 12, 2015. 5 Replies

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-33819032Bangladesh blogger Niloy Neel hacked to death in Dhaka5 hours ago From the section Asia"...A…Continue

Arian Foster (NFL Player) Atheist

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel W Aug 9, 2015. 8 Replies

I wonder if it is really true (that this is unprecedented). "... "This is unprecedented," says Todd Stiefel, chair of Openly Secular. "He is the first active professional athlete, let alone star, to…Continue

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jlaz replied to jlaz's discussion Atheist variant on Jewish Mezuzah?
"I never heard of these Epicurus sayings, but they certainly do seem worth mulling over, arguably as much as or more any rolled-up scroll wisdom that I've encountered."
Monday
jlaz replied to jlaz's discussion Atheist variant on Jewish Mezuzah?
"Thanks for the further ideas.  The Humanorah seems kind of cool (not a mezuzah, not a menorah, and makes you think) and it seems logical to consider a Sherwin Wine quote.  There are all manner of good quotes out there if one just wants to…"
Monday
Michael Pianko replied to jlaz's discussion Atheist variant on Jewish Mezuzah?
"Does that mean you recognize that it it totally wrong to cut off parts of boys body parts? I can't say that to mynparents or any jewish person but you are not jewish anymore, you don't have a religion. You joined an atheist website because…"
Jun 6
Hiram replied to jlaz's discussion Atheist variant on Jewish Mezuzah?
"I would probably use Epicurus' Four Cures (particularly if you identify with the Apikorsim tradition) ... or his adage "Don't Postpone Your Happiness". The full quote is from Vatican Saying 14: "
Jun 5
Grinning Cat replied to jlaz's discussion Atheist variant on Jewish Mezuzah?
"Maybe an atheist mezuzah could contain a Humanistic Jewish quote or affirmation (one idea: Sherwin Wine's "איפה אורי?‏" / "Eyfo Oree?", below), and the outside could have a symbol such as a Humanorah: ...which would…"
Mar 26
jlaz replied to L Ross's discussion Towns & Places with Largest Numbers of Atheists? In USA or countries where US residents can emigrate?
"That is a cool link Pat.  I found it also leads here, with this handy map (it may be necessary to use the "change metric" option to get it to the reiligion-related stuff:http://www.gallup.com/poll/125066/State-States.aspx"
Feb 14
jlaz replied to jlaz's discussion books: "About The Rapture"
"Thanks, I've edited out the wording about (fiction) in the subject heading as it seems to be a distraction. By including that wording, I was merely trying to clarify as I suppose there's plenty of non-fiction that's discussed here,…"
Dec 28, 2015
Michael Penn replied to jlaz's discussion books: (fiction) "About The Rapture"
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Dec 28, 2015
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books: (fiction) "About The Rapture"

Hi - is there already a thread where this book was or is being discussed?  I think I saw an advertisement for this novel on Atheist Nexus a year or two ago (or perhaps it was at another website?) and I recently read the book.  So, I guess as a follow-up I wanted to see if others had read it and what their thoughts are.  …See More
Dec 27, 2015
jay H replied to jlaz's discussion Pathways for taking in refugees?
Nov 21, 2015
Dyslexic's DOG replied to jlaz's discussion Pathways for taking in refugees?
"Ha Ha Mike. Though with respect, I always hold to my mother's saying that: "Respect must be earned, so don't expect respect, if you haven't shown others that you deserve respect. " Mum was perfectly correct there. Beliefs…"
Nov 20, 2015
Michael Penn replied to jlaz's discussion Pathways for taking in refugees?
"Someone on an Internet blog recently told me that I was very opinionated and that I had to respect their religious beliefs. My reply was that I had to ackknowledge their religious beliefs but nowhere does it say I have to respect them. Then I…"
Nov 19, 2015
Dyslexic's DOG replied to jlaz's discussion Pathways for taking in refugees?
"Here is my message to refugees coming to Australia, but I suppose USA could say similar. "
Nov 19, 2015
The Flying Atheist replied to jlaz's discussion Pathways for taking in refugees?
"All great insights and commentary, Grinning Cat."
Nov 19, 2015
Grinning Cat replied to jlaz's discussion Pathways for taking in refugees?
"The very existence of the US began with "refugees" of a sort, and their descendants should be careful not to be hypocritical! ...these and other objections do not change the simple human moral issue of trying to step up in the face of an…"
Nov 18, 2015
jay H replied to jlaz's discussion Pathways for taking in refugees?
"Altruism is good but needs to have its limits. Europe already is having serious problems with many Middle East immigrants who have no desire to adopt the values of liberal democracy. Serious problems including demands for sharia as well as crime are…"
Oct 22, 2015

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At 1:48pm on May 28, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Greetings, Josh! I see you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus since Feb. We have a new group where you might feel more at home. Please consider joining Hang With Friends  , where we can share our stories and laugh, and discuss anything on our minds.

At 5:02pm on February 16, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hi Josh, and welcome to this wonderful world of Internet atheism----a haven from the superstitious nonsense of the fictional god of the masses.

We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 400 discussion topics and 2400 members.
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