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Daniel W. replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School May 28th 2017' in the group Sunday School
"I read somewhere that human prehistoric culture may have been influenced by our early association with canines - that wolf packs had elements of mutual cooperation, caring for one another, that were mord developed than found in primates.  I am…"
May 29
Daniel W. replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School May 28th 2017' in the group Sunday School
"I guess I read "religion" as any religion, whether monotheistic, polytheistic, animistic, pre or post Hebrew, pre or post the dawn of history, anywhere.  If christians are so theocentric as to claim that their, relatively recent and…"
May 29
Daniel W. replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School May 28th 2017' in the group Sunday School
"i wonder about morality preceding religion.  Origins of both seem to go back into prehistory, even before Homo sapiens made its debut.  It is argued that Neanderthal burials included elements of religious ritual.  There are certainly…"
May 29
Daniel W. replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School May 28th 2017' in the group Sunday School
"I get the feeling that Catholicism as as much a product of polytheistic, pagan Roman tradition, as it is a product of Jesusism and Yahweh worship.  When I visited Vatican city, I was amazed at how much it looked to me lie my idea of a vast…"
May 28
Daniel W. replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School May 28th 2017' in the group Sunday School
"Nice reading list Reg! So those folks in San Diego are anti-Islamophobicphobic?  or just anti-antiIslamophobic? That Catholic article about uncool Atheists was really uncool.  Holy moly that was uncool,"
May 28
Daniel W. replied to Unseen's discussion 'FIRST STEPS OF TRUMP IMPEACHMENT?!!!'
"Members of the Replican Magisterium will need testicular implants before any action can be taken."
May 16
Daniel W. replied to Gregg RThomas's discussion 'Do Opossum Go To Heaven?'
"The only heaven I want to go to, is where my dog winds up.   I don't think there is a heaven for them either, but if there is, that's where I want to be.  I agree that possums are vile looking creatures, but then maybe to…"
May 14
Daniel W. replied to Gregg RThomas's discussion 'Do Opossum Go To Heaven?'
"Seems to me that if the female has a double vagina, the only right thing to do is give the male a forked penis.  On the other hand, I don't know what to say about ducks having corkscrew penises.  Doesn't seem right."
May 14
Daniel W. replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School May 14th 2017' in the group Sunday School
"I'm not sure this should be called the Anthropocene era.  Ignoramucine seems more appropriate.  The world is undergoing destruction via mass ignorance."
May 14
Daniel W. replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School May 14th 2017' in the group Sunday School
"Thanks for some interesting articles. I'm amused that someone thinks evangelical christianity is becoming sociopathic.  At the church where I attended in the late 50s and early 60s - yes, during those years, one could still hear the sad,…"
May 14
Daniel W. replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School April 9th 2017' in the group Sunday School
"Nice compilation, Reg.  Thanks for keeping us informec and engaged."
Apr 9
Pope Beanie left a comment for Daniel W.
"Ha, ruminant entero-ome, eh? Yes, obscure to non-scientists, but increasingly relevant wrt species and even higher taxanomic level interactions (eg viral and parasitic), effects of antibiotics, microbe evolution... it's an awesome field. I have…"
Mar 19
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Mar 19
Daniel W. replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School March 19th 2017' in the group Sunday School
"Thanks Reg for some compelling links.  They will provide lots of interesting reading through the week!  This is not just Sunday School for me, it's all-week-long school. Have a great day!"
Mar 19
Daniel W. replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School March 12th 2017' in the group Sunday School
"Belatedly, thanks for the links and the thought and effort in compiling them.  Always a good read."
Mar 15
Pope Beanie left a comment for Daniel W.
"Daniel, did your research focus on a particular aspect of microbiology?"
Feb 26

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Your Religious Status
Atheist
About Me:
Long term atheist.
Retired Internist as of 3/2016
Living with gastric sarcoma (gastrointestinal stromal tumor) since 3/2013. Living with cancer makes one think differently.
Active gardener, hobby orchard, sourdough breads and pie baker, and reader of history and social interests.
Age
59-64
Relationship Status
Married
Why are you here?
Community of atheists. Intelligent group. #1 interest is Reg's Sunday school, great reading.
The religion you left
Christian
Why you left your religion.
I left fundamentalist Baptist religion because it was a lie. It was a gradual process over about 5 years.

Part of that was military service post Vietnam era in Turkey, where I discovered that non-Christians were just normal ordinary people like you and I. I recall, I got into arguments with the Chaplain over that. Which is kind of hazardous, with the Chaplain being a captain and I was just enlisted. Part was reading the bible thoroughly, with an open, then questioning, and honest, mind.

Part was subsequent training as a scientist, which led to microbiology research PhD, which led to study of medicine.

Religion might be a nice way to find community, and turn off the thinking cap, but it's not real. Religion causes or supports tribal thinking, causes dangerous us/them dichotomies.
Think Atheist Travel Network Couch Availability - Are you able to host anyone now?
No
How did you hear about Think Atheist?
online search. Long term active on another site as well. Important to keep atheist community supportive and vibrant.

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At 8:07pm on March 19, 2017, Pope Beanie said…
Ha, ruminant entero-ome, eh? Yes, obscure to non-scientists, but increasingly relevant wrt species and even higher taxanomic level interactions (eg viral and parasitic), effects of antibiotics, microbe evolution... it's an awesome field. I have textbooks on disease and micribiology that don't even mention C. diff, which my mother got a year ago nosocomially after antibiotics... an increasingly endemic problem.

My Japanese brother-in-law is a gastro-enterologist in Japan. My ex-wife imports Opus One wine into Tokyo. Yikes, we're all connected by microbes, at least!

I listen to http://www.microbe.tv/science-shows/# weekly audio podcasts, mostly TWiM, TWiV. TWiP, and TWiEVO.
At 3:51pm on February 26, 2017, Pope Beanie said…
Daniel, did your research focus on a particular aspect of microbiology?
At 12:05pm on May 8, 2016, Stephen said…

Up until now its been a 500 error message but this time it says, Hmm, we can’t reach this page.and its been saying that for five days.

At 3:01pm on May 7, 2016, SteveInCO said…

Welcome to Think Atheist!

At 12:19pm on May 7, 2016, Rebel said…

Welcome Daniel to Think Atheist.

 
 
 

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