James Cox
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  • Salem, OR
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James Cox replied to Michael's discussion 'Was Jesus' Body Recovered from the Tomb by His Followers?'
"I know the 'ugliness' is 'out there' and 'in here' with us. I find that a few hours of it on TV, gets very old fast, and then I just want to loose myself in the garden, knowing full well that carnage is all around me…"
14 hours ago
James Cox replied to Stutz's discussion 'The Consequences of Omnipotence'
"Yes the question posed by Socrates concerning 'virtue'. Is 'virtue' something that 'God/god' loves( outside), or is something virtuous because 'God/god' loves it(conditioned)?   "
20 hours ago
James Cox replied to Michael's discussion 'Was Jesus' Body Recovered from the Tomb by His Followers?'
"It just seems like an early snuff film script that took two thousand years before it was made into 'too numerous to count' versions, and to which 'interesting' people now think is 'factual' because of the…"
21 hours ago
James Cox replied to Simon Paynton's discussion '"The Four Tenets of Atheism"'
""honk honk", brings back a few very good memories, but decided that I must be more respectful... Cleaning up 'dog(s) ___" I seem to miss.... Never had guy 'friends' that would consider a public elimination…"
22 hours ago
James Cox replied to Simon Paynton's discussion '"The Four Tenets of Atheism"'
"I am not sure if I can make even a reasonable claim to 'be funny'...."
23 hours ago
James Cox replied to Simon Paynton's discussion '"The Four Tenets of Atheism"'
"The 'Physics of Angels' was writen for a undergrad 'Writing 121' class as protest against the impression that 'there would be no creativity in this class'! I wrote two more before the class ended 'An Evaluation of…"
yesterday
James Cox replied to Stutz's discussion 'The Consequences of Omnipotence'
"It would seem that any 'claim' to 'omni-anything' would fall into the 'absurdity trap'. This was my first step towards my 'nieve atheism' as a young man. Sadly my Catholic school experience did a thankful…"
yesterday
James Cox replied to Stutz's discussion 'The Consequences of Omnipotence'
"My first exposure to this question was via the question 'can God make 2+2=5 ?' It seems that the answer should be 'yes', but then we seemed faced with a few major issues. a) What happens to our concept of truth? b) What happens…"
yesterday
James Cox replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'The central question of the 21st century'
"I guess with wifi, and cable, we would never need to come up for air..."
Thursday
James Cox replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'The central question of the 21st century'
"I wonder what else will enter the 'halls of memory'?"
Wednesday
James Cox replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'The central question of the 21st century'
"A "sustained apathy" or a 'crushing dispair'? As I talk with some people, I sometimes find an attitude towards the 'emerging common fate' issues that surround us. Many seem to have given up on 'change' that…"
Wednesday
James Cox replied to Simon Paynton's discussion '"The Four Tenets of Atheism"'
"Yes, for the first, 'science' methods are used to inform decision making, or place that decision making on some 'firmer footing'. The latter, might make all of our decisions conditioned upon an insight only based upon a…"
Wednesday
James Cox commented on Carol Foley's blog post 'An Honest Moment- My BPD'
"Sounds similar to my own, but I seem to do ok, mostly. I left the day after HS, and tried to cut loose where I could. Sadly many families seem twisted, one way or another. Looking for normals seems just about a lost cause, and trying to…"
Monday
James Cox replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'The Last Man - A debate about environmental ethics'
"I guess I would like to ask, Does the tree have the option to fall on the last man as pay back? Does the man have greater or lessor 'value' than the tree? How much previous damage has the last man, or his…"
Monday
James Cox replied to Simon Paynton's discussion '"The Four Tenets of Atheism"'
"Wrote a little satire on the 'Physics of Angels' once. Figured that if they can be likened to sub-atomic particles, they could have spin, charge, 'strangeness', charm, and flavor, and the interaction between and 'angel'…"
Monday
James Cox replied to Simon Paynton's discussion '"The Four Tenets of Atheism"'
"I find no 'satan' within the sciences, just the willingness to pursue 'truth' ending in concentrated 'power'. I do not have 'faith' in the sciences', any more than I could have 'faith' in…"
Apr 11

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Your Religious Status
Other
About Me:
Ex-catholic, recovering rationalist, post modernist. Trying to learn 'how' to have a string of 'nice' days with wonder, adventure and joy. Education: environmental science, philosophy and mathematics. Interests: establishing our 'Eden Again Eco Sancuary' to preserve family timber and meadow land, eco-education program and permaculture.
Age
53-58
Relationship Status
Married
Why are you here?
I had been the co-director of the PSU SOS student group, and Portland Vancouver Humanists 1981-82. Dr. Kirkendall, Humanist of the Year was my mentor from 1982 till 1992. I believe in the virtue of independent rational thought and think that the sciences bound to rationality and compassion can solve most of our social and planetary issues.
The religion you left
Catholic
Why you left your religion.
I started reading Russell while very young. Worked on logic issues surrounding religious claims and found numerous contradictions. Wrote two papers during my philosophy training concerning the classical proofs for the existence of god, and found them lacking. Determined that I did not do well being a member of any personality cult. Studied cults and ideology to determine psychological manipulations.
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How did you hear about Think Atheist?
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At 7:39am on October 9, 2012, Hope said…

Glad to be friends on TA :-)

At 12:28pm on May 26, 2012, stobbins said…

if you have studied the  iching then you will know it is not founded upon superstition or randomness but rather rather an exact statement of where the physical universe is now. Everything that everything does has brought them to that exact moment upon which where the sticks lands. Even the act of deciding to use them, the act of gathering them etc. was spawned by everything in the universe preceding that moment. According to Chinese thought the iching then gives one a formula to decipher what that means...it is considered to be a science rather than a mystical religious interpretation. By the way, the Hindus invented astrology in much the same way. the physical relationship between the celestial bodies places gave one the ability to extrapolate a future much like physicists try to predict the behaviour of sub atomic particles prior to  their experiments. ps try to explain to yourself how and why some quantum particles are thought to exist in two separate spaces by leading scientists.

At 10:03am on March 14, 2012, Robert Karp said…

Welcome to the Think Atheist community James! Join us in the chat on the bottom right of the screen and feel free to ask questions and get involved as much or as little as you want! Welcome again and make yourself at home!

 
 
 

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