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God spoils Awe, Mystery, and Wonder.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Unseen Nov 6. 5 Replies

Most children, at some point, come to the realization that there world is more than what they see. Genuine awe, mystery, and wonder, in their purest forms, fill the child's mind. The impulse to ask…Continue

My Life As A College Student.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Mathews Oct 13. 2 Replies

Hey there guys.I'm going to give some updates on how I'm doing in college and the changes made in my life. This is my 8th week coming up and this is my progress so far. The Ups- I drive myself to…Continue

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Will LGBT People Be Absent In The Near Future?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Virgil Oct 15. 78 Replies

****Edit: I wrote this when I was feeling depressed and I realize my error of over-generalizing my statements!****It is undeniable that if progress continues as it has been, in the next 10 years, our…Continue

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The Crisp Sounds Of Reality

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ari Aug 24. 8 Replies

Life for so many people by default is living in a fairytale. They were raised to believe in majestic, almighty deities or spirits that will help guide them through life and the afterlife. They don't…Continue

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Ari replied to Davis Goodman's discussion 'Three challenging philosophical questions for Atheists (and agnostics, secularists, humanists, progressives)'
"Very interesting... I may have to re-think my position on abortion a little more. This is fun! :) There are many questions like "What does it mean to have a child?" Is there a particular culture that all children should adopt? Do children…"
Nov 17
Ari replied to Davis Goodman's discussion 'Three challenging philosophical questions for Atheists (and agnostics, secularists, humanists, progressives)'
"Please don't get the impression that I believe all babies in risk of poverty should be aborted or all impoverished people shouldn't have kids. I am not here to argue but to ask questions to help generate better ideas of the issue…"
Nov 13
Ari replied to Davis Goodman's discussion 'Three challenging philosophical questions for Atheists (and agnostics, secularists, humanists, progressives)'
"No one had any say about being brought into life, so are we all forced to live a life we never asked for? We may not have a say in the womb, but what determines whether it is right for the one having the child to bring it into our world? Having…"
Nov 13
Ari replied to Davis Goodman's discussion 'Three challenging philosophical questions for Atheists (and agnostics, secularists, humanists, progressives)'
"I don't know how to respond to any of these things. I know I'm an advocate for secular society, science, and a small tank against misinformation, but.. Now that I think about it.. Most of the reason why I advocate these things may be based…"
Nov 10
Unseen replied to Ari's discussion 'God spoils Awe, Mystery, and Wonder.'
"I love it when a theist says, "You atheists with your science. You want to take all the wonder and mystery out of the universe." Of course, THEY are the ones who have to have an explanation, even if it's a silly and absurd one.…"
Nov 6
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"Yes, this is actually related to the Secular Student Alliance that I am a part of at UTSA. I didn't have anything to do with these videos, but I've personally seen Anthony come talk to our group last night. He showed us this very…"
Nov 6
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"Cool. Did you have anything to do with the making of the video or is it related to any atheist clubs you're a part of?"
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Street Epistemology Breakdown: Seth | SE Tutorial 3

Street Epistemology (SE) Breakdown: Seth | SE Tutorial 3 San Antonio, TX 25 October 2014 ~ Twitter: https://twitter.com/magnabosco In my third Street Epistem...
Nov 6
Pope Beanie replied to Ari's discussion 'God spoils Awe, Mystery, and Wonder.'
"Nice piece! Well written, and it's the first time I've heard the science-removes-mystery cliche reversed."
Nov 3
Davis Goodman replied to Ari's discussion 'God spoils Awe, Mystery, and Wonder.'
"Ari this is such a wonderful topic. It would be the perfect title for a book. I had never quite thought if it in this way. But you are correct. God destroys awe and wonder or at least he hijacks it and corrupts it from the truly wonderful and…"
Nov 3
Ari replied to Ari's discussion 'God spoils Awe, Mystery, and Wonder.'
"I was talking about western civilizations almost exclusively. :) I think you are right when you say that it is a stretch, if a creator wants us to observe it's creations. Many people only think they know what God wants and intends, but…"
Nov 3
Ed replied to Ari's discussion 'God spoils Awe, Mystery, and Wonder.'
""Why don't more people think about their world in a more insightful manner?" Your synopsis applies to western civilization for the most part but is not the case for so many in other regions of the world. Modern conveniences are still…"
Nov 2
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God spoils Awe, Mystery, and Wonder.

Most children, at some point, come to the realization that there world is more than what they see. Genuine awe, mystery, and wonder, in their purest forms, fill the child's mind. The impulse to ask is too much to bear and they utter the patterns of sounds they had mimicked since they were infants.Where are we?Where did we come from?Why are we here?Unfortunately, a child tends to be at the mercy of the knowledge which their caretaker(s) possess. In a better light, today our knowledge and…See More
Nov 1
Ari replied to Unseen's discussion 'John Grisham causes ruckus with opinion on online pedophilia'
"I just listened to this story and it's really an ear-raising thing to hear when just turning 19 myself. I'm still struggling deeply with having gay attractions and gender non-conforming feelings, but the feelings that Adam (from audio…"
Oct 31
Ari replied to D L's discussion 'Christianity is based on substitutionary atonement. Is it a moral religion?'
"If God is eternal, did God have control of his own existence? if so, that would contradict his eternality. If everything that is created has a necessary purpose, does God have to exist? If so, then there is a power above God, if not, then God is…"
Oct 31
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Oct 24

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About Me:
I am an advocate for science, secular society, and a small tank against misinformation.
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Why are you here?
Truly the perfect place for me. To support the move towards a secular society. :D
The religion you left
Christian
Why you left your religion.
Basically I wasn't very religious to begin with. I lost faith completely around 14-15 years old. I may not know if there is a god, but I'm willing to take a stand against religion in a firm manner. I believe it is a man-made disguise to pressure unnecessary conformity and boundaries between us as human beings. Most of the world may not see it that way, but I do...

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At 10:41am on July 30, 2014, Dan Ashton Lloyd said…
Well I wanted too stay in touch with people interested in the project so I could send a private link to it when's it's finished. The films I make are for communities like this one.
At 10:18am on July 30, 2014, Dan Ashton Lloyd said…
Well I really think this film will be for you then. The film is quite open but it doesn't let any religious bs sway it. I'll send you a link to it when it's done. Which should be just a couple months from now.
At 10:04am on July 30, 2014, Dan Ashton Lloyd said…
Have you seen the teaser?
At 9:59am on July 30, 2014, Dan Ashton Lloyd said…
Thank you for taking an interest in my film.
At 5:06pm on June 11, 2014, Jenna Garcia said…

Thank you for the warm welcome Ari! It's nice to feel a sense of camaraderie. 

At 4:09am on May 12, 2014, Tom Sarbeck said…

Ari, when kids grow up in violent homes, their behavior doesn't always comply with either logic or morality. I didn't mess up anyone's home; I stole a paperback book. My two brothers also briefly engaged in petty crime. None of us got caught and we all gave up crime.

When North Korea invaded South Korea, the U.S. government sent me to fight in the resulting war. The GI Bill made college possible and may have saved me from a life of crime.

At 8:14pm on March 18, 2014, Reg The Fronkey Farmer said…

Welcome back to T/A Ari.

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