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Dan Jensen replied to Gaytor's discussion 'Why Obama Needs to be a One Term President'
"Obama is merely a symptom ... of our decline into a morass of apathy. We don't have the will to do any better."
Jul 7, 2011
Dan Jensen left a comment for AJ
"Hi AJ,   I think you made the assertion in one of those lost posts that Baha'u'llah was an atheist. I have said that Baha'u'llah's writings may have made an atheist out of me, but I don't think I've ever heard…"
Mar 4, 2011
Dan Jensen left a comment for Cara Coleen
"Whups, Cara! No hard feelings on my part! :-)"
Mar 4, 2011
Cara Coleen left a comment for Dan Jensen
"Dan, I accidentally deleted AJ's blogs. There were duplicates and I only meant to delete one. Somehow, they both disappeared. I apologize! I hope he'll post again. "
Mar 4, 2011
AJ left a comment for Dan Jensen
"I did not withdraw them, they must have been removed by the admin."
Mar 4, 2011
Dan Jensen left a comment for AJ
"Hi AJ,   I saw that you posted several comments on the Baha'i Faith. Have they been withdrawn? I haven''t been able to locate them.   -Dan"
Mar 4, 2011
Dan Jensen commented on No name's group 'Atheist Morality'
"Very touching photo, Doone. Thanks."
Jan 16, 2011
Dan Jensen replied to No name's discussion 'Empathy as the basis for morality' in the group Atheist Morality
"Perhaps I should spell it out: Empathy on its own is just a psychological mechanism. It does not determine who (or what) is genuinely deserving or in need of empathy."
Dec 16, 2010
Dan Jensen replied to No name's discussion 'The Baha'i faith: harmony between religion and science?'
"Hi Mark,   I often disagree with Sen, but I am glad he's doing what he's doing. He may not come to the same conclusions that you or I would prefer, but his efforts do often disclose useful information. Furthermore, I should say that…"
Dec 13, 2010
Dan Jensen replied to No name's discussion 'The Baha'i faith: harmony between religion and science?'
"It certainly does vary by community, however, I frankly cannot say that I trust Maya's account of her experiences.   I'm not saying that Baha'is don't share some values with UUs, but Baha'is have their priorities…"
Dec 13, 2010
Dan Jensen joined No name's group
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Atheist Morality

The purpose of this group is to discuss morality from all points of view: biological, evolutionary, philosophical. Specific moral questions are also encouraged: if you have a moral question for us atheists, feel free to post it here.See More
Dec 13, 2010
Dan Jensen replied to No name's discussion 'The Baha'i faith: harmony between religion and science?'
"Edward writes: "It would be fair to say that we Baha’is don’t believe in the same god that you atheists don’t believe in, the human imagination being what it is,"   If you want to put it that way, Edward, no two…"
Dec 11, 2010
Dan Jensen replied to Angela Moore Long's discussion 'Atheism, Community & Children'
"Confirmation bias."
Dec 10, 2010
Dan Jensen replied to Matt Peters's discussion 'What are secular values?'
"I think that rather than beginning with a listing, we would find more distinction and legitimacy if we attempt to lay out the foundations for our values. The question, I think, is not so much *what* values are shared by secularists, but rather, from…"
Dec 9, 2010
Dan Jensen replied to Matt Peters's discussion 'What are secular values?'
"My big secular values: 1) Mitigate suffering in all its forms 2) Embrace beauty in all its forms"
Dec 9, 2010

Profile Information

Your Religious Status
Atheist, Secular/Nonreligious/Agnostic, Other
About Me:
I'm a religious atheist, meaning (1) I do not believe in a theistic deity, and (2) I am religious, i.e., I hold some things to be sacred.
Age
41-46
Why are you here?
Fished in by a Google alert keyed on "ex-Baha'i"
Why you left your religion.
Theistic morality is fundamentally immoral. (I was a Bahá'í).
Think Atheist Travel Network Couch Availability - Are you able to host anyone now?
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Skype username:
igneousone
Twitter
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Dan Jensen's Blog

Dawn Prayer Revisited

Posted on December 8, 2010 at 9:30pm 2 Comments

You just can't please some people. Here we go again.



Beneath the dim glow

between night and day,

before the storm,

the lioness retreated

to the creekside wood.



He turned from the reptilian

altostratus in the high, blue east

to the storm-laden west



and blinked:



A flash of coral pink

on rock, tree, and meadow

that somehow

spared the sky?



Whipped around in…

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Dawn Prayer

Posted on December 8, 2010 at 10:30am 1 Comment

During the dawn ritual this morning, before the rain,

the mountain lion retreated to the creekside woods.



The sky, heavy and threatening in the west,

high and ribbed in the east,

reptilian altostratus scales

and a continuous spectrum of blue.



Blinked

A faint pink glow

everywhere;

whipped around in surprise:

high clouds catching fire

before the arrival of the sun,

making the land seem

so much the darker, and…

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At 1:27pm on March 4, 2011, Cara Coleen said…

Dan,

I accidentally deleted AJ's blogs. There were duplicates and I only meant to delete one. Somehow, they both disappeared. I apologize! I hope he'll post again.
At 12:16pm on March 4, 2011, AJ said…
I did not withdraw them, they must have been removed by the admin.
At 10:58am on December 6, 2010, Loop Johnny said…
Welcome, Dan.
 
 
 

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