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Atheist on Having No Choice

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan on Thursday. 3 Replies

Atheist on Having No ChoiceTom Leeds gives a splendid response to being an atheist. Clear, precise,…Continue

Tags: choice, atheist

Respecting Religion And Those Offended - Stephen Fry

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Saturday. 20 Replies

Showing respect for someone or something that has no virtue, honesty, or credibility seems to me to be a waste of a decent emotion. Love is a gift we give each other; respect has to be earned.…Continue

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John Cleese: Political Correctness Can Lead to an Orwellian Nightmare

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Friday. 3 Replies

"If people can't control their own emotions then they have to start trying to control other people's behavior."~ Robert Skinner, psychiatrist"So the idea that you have to be protected from any kind…Continue

Tags: control behavior, control emotions, Robert Skinner psychiatrist, political correctness, John Cleese

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Mojo replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Why Do They (Still) Follow Donald Trump? Fear and Authority
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Joan Denoo commented on Dismal Desmond's blog post The Holy Quran Experiment
"I didn't realize how brutal the Christian bible is. Now that I know, I can understand why there was so much violence in our family and why the neighbors, church friends, law enforcement and the judicial system did not protect children from…"
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Joan Denoo replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Did Hillary Lie About Her Iraq War Vote? in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"That is my understanding, Tom. Some sales people know how to read people and recognize vulnerability, as do sociopaths.  Oh dear, you only had time and energy for one? Well, I guess if they put out vibes and you pick up on them, you were two…"
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tom sarbeck replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Did Hillary Lie About Her Iraq War Vote? in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Values result from something, and people respond emotionally and intellectually to their experiences. What are Hillary's experiences, her emotional and intellectual responses? What part do they have in shaping her values?  Ditto for Bill,…"
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Joan Denoo replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Religion can reduce stress
"Oh, I forgot to mention the English thespian who went to Juvenile Detention and told them stories that shivered their livers. The kids loved him and he was their best advocate when it came time for release.  And then, there is the woman who…"
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Joan Denoo replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Religion can reduce stress
"If bake sales, participating with others turns one on, go for it. If one finds comfort with others, get the phone book out and call a few. If one likes to debate, find a worthy foe for combat. If one finds validation in doing for others, there are…"
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tom sarbeck replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Did Hillary Lie About Her Iraq War Vote? in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Joan, you bet that Hillary, behind the scenes, used subtle power on Billy Boy when he acted like a sophomore. I bet that: 1) Hillary knew that male politicians have more testosterone-fueled aggression than most men. Ditto for women in politics…"
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Joan Denoo replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Religion can reduce stress
"Well, I don't know as much as I think I know, and that is for sure. However, my training is in Applied Behavioral Science, and the people who research in this field discovered the prison studies of prisoners and guards, and family and group…"
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AronRa exists as one of the firebrands of atheism. No one can or will replace Christopher Hitchens. Aron makes his statements and supplies evidence to support his claims. He has an excellent guide to his speeches on his Web page and a photo album of outstanding atheist writers and speakers. An excellent resource, especially for newcomersSee More
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I changed from faith to science. I am a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, a survivor of breast cancer thanks to the fine diagnostic work and treatment at Cancer Care Northwest, which included surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Dreadful stuff, but a wake up to living each and every minute. Life is to remember the past, live in the present and remember a preferred future. One can be good without god! My family demonstrates it

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Joan’s Stages of Learned Optimism

Posted on January 12, 2016 at 4:31pm 13 Comments

Learned Distrust vs. Learned Trust.

Learned Shame vs. Learned Autonomy.

Learned Guilt vs. Learned Initiative.

Learned Inferiority vs. Learned Industry

Learned Identity Confusion vs. Learned Identity

Learned Isolation vs. Learned Intimacy

Learned Self-Absorption vs. Learned Generativity

Learned Despair vs. Learned Optimism

The painful process of growing up requires facing the things you learn from family and community. They may…


Crisis provides the opportunity for change.

Posted on November 15, 2015 at 1:27am 8 Comments

War drums beat all around us, raising the shackles of quiet but frightened people feeling helpless. Militant Islam and militant Christians react with ever louder shouts of war. If there ever was a time for reasonable men and women to step forward it is now. The war mongers of Islam and Christianity are so loud it appears to the casual observer that hopelessness is all that exists.

I see opportunity all around me, not just a PollyAnna kind of optimism, but a future full of promise, new…


The birthright of a female as revealed by Louie Palu's Kandahar Journals

Posted on November 4, 2015 at 3:21am 4 Comments

It has been 35 years since I conducted my research on the roll of women in 32 nations of the world, from China and Indonesia, Mexico, Alaska, nations in Europe from Ireland to Turkey,…


Life and Death

Posted on October 30, 2015 at 1:44pm 7 Comments

I exist, a scion of unknown ancestors that began with the splitting of cells and transformations that changed everything over time. I was nothing before my conceptions and I return to that place. I am alive, with all my senses informing me of who I am and who I am becoming. Trust the process! I, you, we, all exist on the same plane, going through transformations every day until our final breath. Then, life goes on changing, individuals change, the universe changes. I return to the stuff of…


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At 7:27am on January 8, 2016, Jan Bodh said…
Thanks Joan. It's great to hear from you.
At 3:57am on January 5, 2016, Kelly said…
Ms. Denoo, thank you for your attentive research to helping me locate this book!!!

Do you know, I don't believe it is translated to English yet so even when I do achieve this goal I will be also looking for Bangledeshi(sp?) language instruction manuals to read it. What stylistic lettering in this language.

I would genuinely love a copy of this book. I'll figure out how to read it after I obtain it.

There is a member here named 'Ron M' in Fredericton, Nb. I wonder if I could solicit him and persuade him to sell/lend me his copy? Take a look at the touching obituary he wrote in honour. It's on his profile page under blog on the left hand side.

I had received one of CFI's regular emails and the struggle of these refugees intrigued me. People have lost their lives over rational, critical thinking.
This knowledge and my recent health changes are what has prompted me to join atheistnexus. I am proud to be an atheist.
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.



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.

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