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Akiko A.

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Dear Offended Christian, I’m terribly sorry that your feelings are hurt again. I feel badly about that. None of us likes to be criticized, so I totally get it. I know I’ve said some pre…
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Nina Trygg

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Humanism is one of the words we had to invent because of religion.

Without religion, we could all just be people.


Theism is having a belief system while atheism is not having one


pascal's wager is a false choice and he wasn't good at math by then, he was a drunk and fearing of his death and rationalizing religion
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Nina Trygg

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Question to Group:

Is Star Trek's United Federation of Planets organization most similar to the United Nations, NATO, the European Union, or individual federalized countries like the USA and Canada?


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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Federation_of_Planets
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Nina Trygg

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Humanists are interested in Human Achievement and strives for the best for everyone,

Part of that is having something to talk about other than religion, which people need to realize that there is a reason why we reject it, and it's because we've heard about it.

so, can we talk about something that is actual? real and exists?

https://dykewriter.wordpress.com/2014/09/24/space-race-india-to-mars/
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"Caverns of the mind"

Each poem, like a key, unlocks a cavern in my mind
Vast spaces are encountered with the treasures there to find
All journey's long, the patience laid, transcendence in its deed
The echoes of the cavern's walls reflect a certain creed
Lost inside of canyons, on occasion, I have come
Searching for the reasons in a simple rule of thumb
That all sum up to answers etched so deeply in the wind
There is a life's reality in which tumults rescind
Exploring canyon's resonance has brought the echoes round
There is a way on through without the wind and fury's sound


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Davide Cantelmo

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'Every believer is a cafeteria believer. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the simple fact that all believers agree 100% with their god on moral issues.'

By David Silverman, president of American Atheist.
Religion is no more than an extension of the personal opinions of the believer. It would be remarkable for such opinions to be used in the application of the law. Why, then, should religious beliefs not be held to the same standard?
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Nothing good can come from giving the Zealots any kind of governmental authority
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Rayhana Sultan

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The future is not the monopoly of a single religion. The future is a revolution of free speech, human rights, and curiosity. Welcome to the future. ‪#‎ExMuslimBecause‬
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+Randall Lee Reetz among the tribeless it is clear. 
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Curtis Bressler

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My rant about societies and their failings....

The solutions are so obvious....it's mind-boggling.

1. EQUALITY
Self representation! No'body' can 'represent' you. You are the only one piloting the meat sack you call a body. Your decisions/choices are yours...and yours only!! Thus the responsibility for those decisions/choices go right along with.
Giving any part of YOU to somebody else and that's when they start making your choices and decisions...in fact, you don't exist anymore. You become a legal figment on paper only. Now you aren't equal to anyone who considers themselves an 'authority' over that 'paper' you.
We are all EQUAL...through NATURAL LAW and NATURAL LAW alone. Man-made laws are our emotional tirades when NATURAL LAW is broken. Lashing out and punishing those who haven't wronged....yet!
"But through this BILL, ACT, LAW, ADDENDUM, STATUTE...we'll eradicate those who would threaten our community! By the LORD our GOD!!"
Whoah..Government sounds just like another means of controlling people....it's called...re-re-rel...relishigion!? Or something like that. Whatever it was....it really sucked at EQUALITY too!

2. TRUTH / FREEDOM
Free Market - that's truly free.
ALL interactions are voluntary and peaceful.
No manipulation or regulation is accepted. Any smudging and fudging and the massive consumer network, working diligently and honestly to inform their friends, families, coworkers, etc., will know. That product or service will learn very quick that if it wants customers, it will have to be a quality product or service and be as satisfying as possible.
All competitors will quickly drown out any manipulative actor....governments included.
TAXES, REGULATION, ADVERTISING, CHEATING/STEALING, FRAUD, WASTE, ABUSE, GOV RELATIONSHIPS, LICENSING, FEES, BLAH BLAH BLAH!

All of these are not only burdensome to everyone involved...but the refocus on actual things of importance!
Could you imagine if all of the time, effort and resources were put to just making the best product/service imaginable.............FUCK!! We'd have colonized half the galaxy by now...through the use of time travel and warping space and all that magnificent creative shit. :)
But NO....we sit around lying to one another about where imaginary lines may or may not be on this rock flying through outer space and you can't cross onto my side until you promise to wear this LAPEL PIN!?!?

3. PEACE
Everyone deserves an enjoyable life. When there are consequences for living that sort of life and you've not impeded or infringed on another's attempt at that life.....why should an 'authority' ever be needed as you've not wronged another soul?
In fact there can be no authority as it would completely contradict equality. If anyone 'believes they are your authority'....they cannot consider you an equal.
So live life in peace...both inward and outward...er'where! Treat others the way you want to be treated. It's really that simple...but PEACE is the easiest to catch, point out, understand.

4. JUSTICE
When a wrong has been done....there cannot be a court in which a hierarchy of 'holier than thous' sit in judgement over you. Making a paycheck out of toying with your fate.

Those who you've wronged, the families, the friends, the community..out in public..and FREE! EQUAL! PEACEFUL! HONEST! IN THE OPEN!----if it's not...it's not JUST!
None of this behind the curtain, in the dark, out of the public perspective crap we see today. "SIT DOWN!" "ORDER!" "I'M IN CHARGE!!!"
Where you can be imprisoned for not removing your hat out of obedience.
No police dragging you out of the car at a checkpoint where you are stripped of your rights for their convenience as they've had a long night and you are making their jobs hard.

All acts of violence are wrong! Violence is when someone disrupts PEACE, TRUTH, FREEDOM and EQUALITY....physical, mental, emotional, economic.
Finding the first act of violence in each interaction is the key!!! Then there's the inequality...the act that fucked with PEACE, TRUTH, FREEDOM and EQUALITY.....once equality is restored....JUSTICE!!
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There's always room for improvement...but acting like those societies that also had barbarism on the daily...who RULED one another...KINGS, QUEENS, LORDS, GODS!!

That's not even close to CIVIL.
And how can a CIVILization exist without being CIVIL...

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of or relating to ordinary citizens and their concerns, as distinct from military or ecclesiastical matters.
synonyms: secular, nonreligious, lay;
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courteous and polite.
synonyms: polite, courteous, well mannered, well bred, chivalrous, gallant; 
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So is there anything that I'm missing?
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(a) Soul is always moving between its different Bodies, its difficult to put into one Point because at some a Soul will need a Surrogate, or a Channel to deliver its message through.
- This will look different every time because Soul have many different Personalities, but the core message will be basically the same.
- a Soul is very Logical and Systematic in its echo-system of life-forms it take care of and live in.
- Then you know, you have a ecology of souls on the planet. The human consciousness (human soul group) have polluted, raided and raped half-of the planets soul communities at this point.

(b) There is a difference between a Functional Society and a Functional System. A diesel Engine is a Functional Combustion System but worthless as a Society, yet we have founded our society on Combustion engines.

A well functioning society is a community of people who work toghetter in symbiosis to secure their ecosystem, in contrast to our monetary society which in basic is a robotic factory.

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The ideal is easier to pursue then what most people want to believe, mostly because they are stuck in a unsustainable system they can't live without.

When you become a Idealist, you are already done, its all business and good fun from that point.

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Thanks for your call hone
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Sims Rodney

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HAPPY FATHER'S DAY...to all the great dads...and the moms who are dads, too!
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Give happiness away.
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Nina Trygg

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I remember reading an article a few years back by David Suzuki explaining that the reason why cancer is such a huge killer of people is because we’ve pretty much eliminated all the contagious…
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[ The narrative becomes upturned, and any cause that contravenes the ugly history of colonialism is one they would sign up to, regardless of the implications.

This pattern of taking an apologetic stance is increasingly expressed on the far-reaching left, reinforcing the idea that concerns of gender based violence become a separate issue to feminism if the perpetrator is brown or black. The issue is deemed as ‘their own problem’, inherent to their culture, which should be left to them.

While this response may at first be dismissed as the uninformed opinion of a fringe student minority, to what extent do they represent the politics within modern feminism? And how does this type of politics play out in the wider world? What is dangerous about this standpoint is how it fails minorities such as children, women and non-hetrosexuals within those minority communities. ]

[ According to the neutral stance prescribed on my course, I am not to celebrate Nigeria officially banning FGM in 2015, because it is actually reverting to the colonial standard, which deemed the practice as barbaric. Nigeria also banned the veil for girls at public schools throughout Lagos state, with a judge ascribing the policy to “values of plurality and the respect for the rights of others who have subscribed to a non-faith based educational system.” This is an immense achievement, and a testament to the growing secular pushback throughout countries that have been so wedded to religion. To write this off as ‘an internalized racist form of colonialism that continues the western patriarchal imposition’ is a disservice to the progress being made in the advancement of women’s rights and freedoms on the continent. ]
Veiling and female circumcision are longstanding practices that predate all the Abrahamic religions but remain dominant throughout society today. The former is a broad tradition practiced by women and girls across the world, that varies from the sartorial cloth over the hair as an extension of ...
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Stop all both male and female circumcision There is simply no justification for any of this bronze age butchery.
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Akiko A.

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Sims Rodney

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I could not agree more !
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Awesome!
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