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At 7:36am on June 1, 2016, Robert Lanktree said…

I am honored to be welcomed so warmly. I have a deep fondness for cats, they get under my skin and I love them a great deal. I won't get into my stance on, ahem, dogs. They say if  you don't have anything good to say, say naught. :-)  Again Joan, I found your request to be quite a pleasant surprise. 

At 11:41pm on May 12, 2016, Tomas Bensoni said…

I pronounce my name "Toe Mahs", because I had an Italian student pronounce Thomas that way when she addressed me. I liked the sound and use it on line. 

At 9:34pm on May 12, 2016, Hunter said…

Greetings, Joan,

Thank you for the warm welcome.  It is good to see that people are willing to be open and inviting.  And to answer your questions...

All that spiritualism seems noxious to me.

Then it is probably not the thing you need.  For me, it was the thing that pulled me out of the demoralized state being raised in a contentious Fundamentalist community put me into.

What is your understanding at this time of that tradition?

It has been great!  Being part of a religious community that puts practice and meaning at its center instead of belief has made it accepting of me as an atheist and part of the community.  That their rituals are written around The Provider Cycle puts much of the focus on celebrating the cycle of the seasons and the year.

What do you want to get from atheism?
This is a bit harder in that I had not been thinking of atheism as a sponge to be squeezed for water, but more of a state of being.  I am an atheist in that I do not believe in an objective God or Deity.  I am, however, a Pagan, in that I believe the Universe is sacred, without anything external or supernatural needed to justify that sacredness.

What I want from Atheist Nexus is easier, in that it has a forum for Atheist Pagans, and being able to communicate with others is desirable. We are a rare breed.
What do you plan to contribute?
Not certain yet, but something.  My point of view is fairly unusual, so hopefully I can inspire some pondering.
At 10:15pm on May 3, 2016, Ian Gray said…

Hey, thanks for the welcome. I am a newbie to this sort of online forum and hope to be able to get up to speed without getting in the way. As to the music part, my wife is Claire Lynch. She's the musician in the family. I am just an old hack rock and roller who plays benefit gigs for good causes, mostly 'cause it's good to play. Just running my eye down the page beneath where this comment is flowing I see some really interesting conversations. This is encouraging! I am a Canadian (perhaps you already gathered that) and therefor am a different species from the US folks I imagine are involved in this conference. We have a writer up here named Margaret Atwood who said that Americans look at Canada as if looking at a two way mirror. They see themselves in us, while we, on the other side of the glass, see you as completely different from us in most every important way. That said, I harbour no grudges, am the husband of a New Yorker turned Alabamian and all is good. Nice to meet you.

At 4:18pm on April 21, 2016, Colin Bowen said…

Hello Joan , Yes i could not agree more , the fascists and capitalists of this world are trying to treat other people like they are just slaves to keep them rich instead of distributing the wealth equally .The greed of these people causes suffering and death to others and has to be stamped out ,the only problem is that they have gained power through politics and there cult religions and its hard to reverse what they have done to the world  . Colin 

At 1:04pm on April 2, 2016, Jodi Nautilus said…

Thank you for the welcome, I really appreciate it!!

At 7:27am on January 8, 2016, Jan Bodh said…
Thanks Joan. It's great to hear from you.
At 5:08am on December 11, 2015, Daniel W said…
Joan, we were not personally affected by the storm at all. No damage. Yesterday I planted a hybrid pear tree that I bought locally, and tuesday planted a Honeycrisp apple. With the mild winter and massive rain they should settle in OK.

So sad to hear of your Ponderosa pines being lost. They are so beautiful. Glad it wasnt worse. You have had some climate challenges this year.

I have a gastroenterologist appointment next week to see if the gremlins have awakened. Vague anomaly on scan. Kind of down about that. Might be nothing. Either way, I have appointment next week with a world expert on GIST at OHSU. Kaiser wont pay but Im going anyway.
At 7:58pm on August 6, 2015, Ty Regan said…

Hi Joan, thanks for the welcome. My avatar is a picture from a wild life reserve I visited while in South Africa. 

At 9:08am on July 18, 2015, Randy Whitney said…

Thank you all for the kind welcome. I look forward to participating here at Atheist Nexis.

Friends have given me the nickname Whit in the past, that seems to be a good way to distinguish the multiple Randys on the board.

Everyone enjoy the weekend!

At 11:34pm on June 26, 2015, Rhoda Mackenzie said…

Thank you for the nice welcome. I thought it very kind. Looking forward to more interaction after I familiarize myself with the group.

At 3:37pm on June 21, 2015, Susan R Bailey said…

Thank you for the warm welcome and the info

At 3:36pm on June 21, 2015, Susan R Bailey said…

Thank you for the warm walcome and the info.

At 7:18pm on June 17, 2015, Mihraj Abdul Rahim said…

Hi Joan,

Thank for approving my request. Yes, you can call me Mihraj.

Hope I will have a good time hear. Please let me know if any meeting organised in Toronto. Would like to come and meet like-minded people.

Thanks.

Mihraj 

At 8:24am on June 15, 2015, Loren Miller said…

Hi, Joan!  Was wondering if you had seen my latestor not, as it's a topic I think would have resonance with you.

At 3:51pm on May 18, 2015, Gerald Payne said…

Your feeling better Joan, I just know it, carry on.

At 9:55pm on May 12, 2015, Gerald Payne said…

I can tell by your posts your feeling better Joan. Keep well.

At 4:12pm on May 11, 2015, Gerald Payne said…

I hope your feeling OK Joan. My best wishes.

At 7:38pm on May 3, 2015, Gerald Payne said…

what's the longitude of Spokane Joan?

At 5:40pm on May 1, 2015, Gerald Payne said…

Nice to see you up and running Joan.

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