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Jesus' dad

Started this discussion. Last reply by jlaz May 23. 5 Replies

so, I grew up Jewish and although now an atheist, am not particularly steeped in knowledge of Christianity or concerns about it.  With that said, once in awhile I wonder, if Jesus even existed, who…Continue

Discussing some aspects of cosmology and cosmogony (one thread of many)

Started this discussion. Last reply by jlaz Apr 27. 6 Replies

Hi - a few weeks ago there was a discussion on a atheistnexus.org forum that touched on some aspects of cosmology and I guess cosmogony and a few things came up: 1) First, it was clear that some of…Continue

Best forum area to set up discussion on cosmology / size, age, mass and other attributes of universe?

Started this discussion. Last reply by BenGee Mar 17. 34 Replies

Hi - recently there was a thread on some aspects of this topic, and there was interested discussion by several people but I think it got bogged down, there were accusations of trolling, etc.  I…Continue

Can rights to digital media be passed along to one's heirs?

Started this discussion. Last reply by jlaz Feb 20. 26 Replies

With all of the money I have been spending on e-books and a bit on music and videos, over the years, I'm wondering if anyone has heard anything as to whether the rights to read, listen and view can…Continue

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tom sarbeck replied to jlaz's discussion Black Holes Caught in the Act of Cosmic Creation in the group Atheists who love Science!
"Having checked it out.... So many claims of evidence, so little evidence."
Aug 5
Ruth Anthony-Gardner replied to jlaz's discussion Black Holes Caught in the Act of Cosmic Creation in the group Atheists who love Science!
"Please check out Black Holes Exist"
Aug 5
jlaz replied to jlaz's discussion Jesus' dad
":-)yeah, that gets to a bit of what I was thinking."
May 23
Michael Penn replied to jlaz's discussion Jesus' dad
"Your answer is very true here also. If there was a real Jesus what era was he from? Who knows? My answer was simply trying to unite the scripture genealogy because whoever wrote that was desperately trying to make this Jesus a flesh and blood…"
May 22
Bertold Brautigan replied to jlaz's discussion Jesus' dad
May 22
Compelledunbeliever replied to jlaz's discussion Jesus' dad
" Michael of course gave an excellent response. We really don't know who Jesus was or if he was a composite of many or from what era he originates. Some Christians believed he was from 100 hundred years before orthodox Christian beliefs.…"
May 22
Michael Penn replied to jlaz's discussion Jesus' dad
"Many times I hear things about Jesus and his father. The Christian world thinks it was god almighty who had a little fun with Mary, then Jesus was born. Others claim that Mary made up the greatest lie in the world to save herself from shame. (Men…"
May 22
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Jesus' dad

so, I grew up Jewish and although now an atheist, am not particularly steeped in knowledge of Christianity or concerns about it.  With that said, once in awhile I wonder, if Jesus even existed, who his dad was. How does the storyline go?  Mary tells Joseph that she's going to have a child, or some-such?  Are they married yet or just about to be?  Is Joseph being not-bright in believing her as to the baby not having a conventional father?  Is this what she says?  Maybe he just appears to…See More
May 22
jlaz replied to jlaz's discussion time viewing in the group Atheists who love Science!
"Agreed.  Yet I still think it would be quite interesting, in a wide variety of ways, and on various historical questions, when we achieve broader space travel capabilities, if when we encounter civilizations more advanced in various ways than…"
May 13
jlaz replied to jlaz's discussion Anthropology, Archaeology, Learning from history in the group Atheists who love Science!
May 10
Michael Penn replied to jlaz's discussion time viewing in the group Atheists who love Science!
"Star Trek? What if in a few thousand years we can explore things as in Harry Potter? For the record on time travel. Our entire universe is propelled forward at a fast speed and we have no idea of how long this might go on. Earth is the time machine…"
May 10
jlaz replied to jlaz's discussion time viewing in the group Atheists who love Science!
"Yes, nonsense, though arguably an overdone strawman which further takes us away from exploring more plausible points.  To illustrate: What if the shoe were on the other foot?  What if humans manage over the next few hundred or few…"
May 10
Ruth Anthony-Gardner replied to jlaz's discussion Anthropology, Archaeology, Learning from history in the group Atheists who love Science!
"How about a few examples of progress traps."
May 7
Michael Penn replied to jlaz's discussion time viewing in the group Atheists who love Science!
"I see no evidence of gods. I also see no evidence of an akashic record in which everything is recorded in. Both truth and history all depend upon what gets written in the history books. There is no ether that holds everything like a recorded tape of…"
May 7
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Anthropology, Archaeology, Learning from history

I read this book a few months ago at the recommendation of an old friend and I wanted to pass along the recommendation here:A Short History of Progress Kindle Editionby Ronald Wright (Author)…See More
May 7
jlaz replied to jlaz's discussion time viewing in the group Atheists who love Science!
"Michael Penn wrote:  "...It's all nonsense...." My response:Wouldn't it be interesting though someday when we do become more advanced and if/when we run into others who may be even more advanced, if we could simply in effect…"
May 7

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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.
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin

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