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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.

At 9:49am on November 17, 2018, Margaret Bradley said…

Thanks for responding to me.

At 5:14am on November 9, 2018, James M. Kauffman said…

Thanks, Joan. Part of my "yikes" is realizing how time is passing. I'll be 78 on Dec. 7, and Jeanmarie turns 55 on Dec. 18, plus my daughter becomes 50 on Dec. 23!

At 11:58pm on July 18, 2018, Egrium Tadrel said…

I am glad to join Atheist Nexus, thank you! I like these philosophers, but I did not read too much of them - of their writings, a book or two. My best friend (also an atheist) is a philosopher (graduated), he explains me too many things. I become an atheist through biology, in Rio de Janeiro Federal University, after being educated in 2 religions: catholicism and omooloko. I loose faith in 2004 july.

I have companions here. In internet I discovered other atheists in 2008. Personally I met a group of them since 2012, with the RDF bus campaingn. We are friends up to now.

Pleased to meet you Joan, and congrats for your life story.

At 1:50pm on June 13, 2018, The Lion Roar said…

Hey there. Yes there is lots of things to do for me. You should check out my forum post here I explain what thinking really is. http://atheistnexus.org/forum/topics/what-thinking-really-is

At 12:45am on May 11, 2018, kathy: ky said…

Joan,  you sound like your usually sharp witted,  smiling self. I'm happy about that. I'm adjusting. I've just gone through the worst year of my life but I'm coming out the other side now. We had one long wet winter. It started raining the last week of November and didn't stop ( unless it was to snow) until about three weeks ago. I thought I was going to lose my mind. I rarely left the house. I Didn't  leave the house unless I had to. 

At 9:02pm on May 9, 2018, kathy: ky said…

Hi Joan,  I was just scanning through and saw where you had posted for Carl. So he's still missing ?  I too hope he's safe and sound. 

And how are you doing dear friend? Well it appears and your garden is lovely. Kathy 

At 12:22am on April 24, 2018, Prasenjit Konar said…

yes,in India a lot of members of that association.thank you.

At 11:59am on April 23, 2018, Jim Gardner said…

Thanks much..Glad to be here..

At 8:46pm on April 20, 2018, Douglas Monka said…

Joan,

Wow did I have some very negative experiences. The eighties was not the time to let people know you didn’t believe in god. I had troubles with girlfriends, and all friends. I was popular in College. I was a DJ, but many people tried to get me to convert. Told me I was going to hell. Some fights even. I know Taekwondo so no problems there. It’s getting better every decade. Finding the millennial’s are non-believers. I think I came out too early. It caused me a lot of problems. It’s ashamed. I just don’t know, but I know I don’t believe in a 2,000 year old book. Thanks for letting me in. I will maybe set up a blog.

Doug Monka

At 6:13am on April 10, 2018, Brittany Dulworth said…
GoodMorning, Joan. Thank you for the welcome. I’m embarrassed to admit, but I just figured out how to reply & can’t find the comment from the email. I will have to figure out how to use this site. Im excited to meet new like minded people,
At 9:03am on April 8, 2018, Vine said…
Thanks for the welcome, Joan. It often seems to be the case that fantasies and delusions encroach more severely upon one's mind as one ages, especially those fantasies pertaining to "life everlasting". But for me, the opposite has been true. I'm much less tolerant of delusion now than I was when I was young. At least, I think I am. I wouldn't really know, would I? :-(
At 5:18pm on April 6, 2018, Kanan Hanna said…

Thank you Joan :)

At 7:07am on March 5, 2018, Randall Smith said…

Joan, despite a change looks, your smile is the same. And, of course, your insights and wisdom continues to shine through your comments. Stick with us. Losing Daniel was hard enough. We'd hate to lose you. What Loren said about you goes for me.

At 11:17pm on November 19, 2017, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Well you're my favorite curmudgeon, Joan.

At 7:07pm on October 30, 2017, Debbie Goddard said…

Hi!  I'm not that active on here but try to poke my head in every once in a while.  :)

At 2:37pm on October 29, 2017, Sheri M Larsen said…

Hi Joan, 

   Do you know of any Conservative Atheists in your area?

I know of only two in my area.  They are young men in their twenties, who are Liberarian Atheists.  Nice guys, but not always easy with which to talk.

   I do not communicate through social media in a regular, consistent manner.  I do better via telephone, or in person.  It seems, to put what I want to say in writing, takes me four times longer than to speak it.  So I tell my friends, "If your topic is time sensitive, tell me, and I will check with more frequency."  And now you know too.

   We are experiencing are first couple of thirty degree days of the Autumn.  It will bounce back up to the fifties in the next day or so.  I have my yard tucked in for the winter.  How is your place?

Sheri

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