"Perhaps there can be a new scholarly field dedicated to what it is to be Jewish, that way it wouldn't be simply a matter of religious nor secular authority telling people about it. I'd call it Judiology."
"The word temple is far superior to the word church.
It also obviously refers to a building, which dismisses a doubt many theists have, for example: "if atheists have a church doesn't that mean they believe in god, also where did i put my…"
"In the U.S. humanism isn't really a political association. However, I will note that there are humanists who reject much of modern atheism due to the elevation of the status of the human over all other life and an exaggerated notion of human…"
"There already is one: Unitarian Universalist Church is officially agnostic and it's atheist friendly. It proposes that people should define their own spirituality and that questions matter more than answers. It requires no doctrinal assertion…"
"I agree completely. Being that a Church is a religious institution, and we non-theist are not studying or praising a deity, I see no reason to use theist ideas for labeling. We are way smarter then that. I prefer " House of Logic " LOL"
"Yeah, I like refuge, but much more than religion, the word temple inspires awe. A temple is a grand structure with a grand purpose. There is no reason for people to think that without religion, there is no awe or awesomeness in our lives."
"I agree. The terms, forum, agora, institute, and academy sound good to me, but as you say someone will accuse us of being a religion. However, by avoiding all appearance of religion and even a name for ourselves, we invite others to say that we are…"
"I like the idea of using terms like "agora" and "forum", as they definitely separate Atheism from from Theism.
Here's the problem I have with the whole idea: No matter what name you put on it, Theists will see them as…"
Greetings, Nathan! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus in a year. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.
Thanks. I'm not familiar with "Atheist Nation". If by chance you are referring to "Atheist Nexus" chat, I wouldn't know, since I never do chat. And there are plenty of breakdowns as is without IM. It's plenty easy to get aggravated on Facebook.
There is a chat line. There are too many things here. Blogs, groups, chat, discussions. Too many choices. I'd rather it were more like Tribe, where groups (tribes) have energetic discussions. I don't like chat that much because I'd rather think and compose a post, rather than interact in real time. The real time chat tends to be shallow.
It is a good stereo pair.
I'll buy the official release of Coraline because I like that movie, but there is a bootleg 3D version that is in a full color 3D format. I might get the bootleg version too. The studios don't release films in those formats because almost nobody has the equipment to view it.