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John Dodds replied to Epiphileon's discussion 'Atheistic Spirituality'
"I wish that i could use awful - filled with awe, but that has also been subverted to another meaning. I am told that I am extremely logical and skeptical by theists. They all tell me that it's amazing that I am highly spiritual because of my…"
Mar 20
John Dodds replied to Rick Yost's discussion 'If you don't believe in God, can you say why in a single sentence or phrase?'
"To put it simply, in the supernatural sense. "I do not "believe" in anything". I know or I don't."
Dec 4, 2013
John Dodds commented on Belle Rose's event 'Meet the Avatars!'
"Being a low income, senior, I would love to go to the Portland event. I live two hours from there on the coast and can take the bus there but cannot afford lodging. Have no special needs. Anyone got an extra cot?"
Nov 21, 2013
John Dodds might attend Belle Rose's event

Meet the Avatars! at Portland Oregon, Orlando Florida, and Denver Colorado

August 8, 2014 at 6pm to August 10, 2014 at 7pm
A gathering of TA members to meet each other in "real life" and have a blast!!! The destinations will be..........Drum Roll Please!!!!!!!!......................1. Orlando Florida2. Portland Oregon, 3. Denver Colorado,4. A tentative meeting in London with help from someone (volunteer anyone?) to organize....So there you go folks!!! Stay tuned for more information in the weeks to come. Regardless of which location it will be a blast!!!See More
Nov 21, 2013
Belle Rose and John Dodds are now friends
Nov 20, 2013
John Dodds replied to Rocky Oliver (LotusGeek)'s discussion 'What xian/religious sayings get on your nerves?'
"When people ask me "Why do you hate God"? I like to answer "I do not like Totalitarian dictatorships". Totalitarianism: Form of government that theoretically permits no individual freedom and that seeks to subordinate all aspects…"
May 20, 2012
John Dodds posted a blog post

Knowledge VS Belief

I've been studying comparative religions and as many different branches of science as I can understand for about 7 years (5-12 hours daily). I have learned the difference between belief and knowledge. The two are not interchangeable. If belief had knowledge it would not be able to be called belief, it would be knowledge. Believing is not good enough for me, I want to know. I Only then can I attempt to repair my mistake. I have learned that I am not comfortable relying upon belief to shape how I…See More
Mar 27, 2012
John Dodds replied to Moral Atheist's discussion 'Is Marriage Reserved for the Religious?'
"Marriage is not about the relationship between a man and a woman. It is about their relationship to their society. Long, long ago relationships survived without marriage. Almost all primitive societies have no documents, laws or other signs to show…"
Jul 20, 2011
John Dodds posted a blog post

T-Shirt Idea

I got a new idea for a t-shirt. Please tell me what you think? "Religious? You might be myth-taken!"See More
Jul 19, 2011
John Dodds commented on John Dodds's blog post 'Pursuit of happiness.'
"("to improve my knowledge and abilities") is not a goal that is to be reached. It is a process that will never end. The "happiness" for me is the process. I do feel satisfaction upon accomplishing a task but that isn't the…"
Jun 14, 2011
John Dodds commented on John Dodds's blog post 'Pursuit of happiness.'
"Thank you by the way for being the first person to respond to my first submission. It was exactly the type of response I was hoping for."
Jun 13, 2011
John Dodds commented on John Dodds's blog post 'Pursuit of happiness.'
"I think that happiness and unhappiness are both inherent. It is our choice that makes the difference. I work towards a goal because I like to improve my knowledge and abilities. If I  believed  that happiness comes with achieving a goal…"
Jun 13, 2011
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Text Photos

These are a few of my photos in which I have added text.
Jun 13, 2011
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Jun 13, 2011
John Dodds posted a blog post

Pursuit of happiness.

Pursuit of Happiness I feel great sympathy in the pain of my fellowman as he searches for happiness. He spends great amounts of energy, money and power, looking for happiness. He seeks to find happiness. He thinks that it is out there somewhere. Happiness is like love, just one of our many emotions. It is not an item to get. I already have both; they are inherent in our mental and emotional makeup. The only question is how to put them into effect. It has nothing to do with what occurs in the…See More
Jun 13, 2011
Monica McGee (Monicks) left a comment for John Dodds
"Welcome to Think Atheist, John! It is great to have you here. Make sure to search the Groups to find members interested in the same topics as you, or the Forums to find debates on all kinds of issues. Any suggestions or questions you might have,…"
May 23, 2011

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Secular/Nonreligious/Agnostic
About Me:
Writer/Philosopher/Photographer

http://hawkwindsaerie.blogspot.com
Age
59-64
Why are you here?
I am in pain, old and suffering greatly. Married to a cultist.
The religion you left
Christian

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Knowledge VS Belief

Posted on March 27, 2012 at 8:03pm 0 Comments

I've been studying comparative religions and as many different branches of science as I can understand for about 7 years (5-12 hours daily). I have learned the difference between belief and knowledge. The two are not interchangeable. If belief had knowledge it would not be able to be called belief, it would be knowledge. Believing is not good enough for me, I want to know. I Only then can I attempt to repair my mistake. I have learned that I am not comfortable relying upon belief to shape…

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T-Shirt Idea

Posted on July 18, 2011 at 2:29pm 0 Comments

I got a new idea for a t-shirt. Please tell me what you think?

 

"Religious? You might be myth-taken!"

Pursuit of happiness.

Posted on June 13, 2011 at 3:47pm 3 Comments

Pursuit of Happiness

 

I feel great sympathy in the pain of my fellowman as he searches for happiness. He spends great amounts of energy, money and power, looking for happiness. He seeks to find happiness. He thinks that it is out there somewhere.

 

Happiness is like love, just one of our many emotions. It is not an item to get. I already have both; they are inherent in our mental and emotional makeup. The only question is how to put them…

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At 4:54pm on July 18, 2011, Gaytor said…
Hi John. I want to help you with something that you would have no reason to know. The blog about the t-shirt idea should be done differently. Either you could use the "Activity" section on the Home page which will go out on the front page, or you could put it on a shirt and post it as a picture. We added the activity section for short thoughts just like this. People can respond directly to it. Another thought, you can sell the idea as a license to a shirt company or you could make it an option for a company like cafepress.com to make and just give you a percentage each time that they sell them. There are few places that do that too. I hope that this helps. I like the idea!
At 1:03pm on May 23, 2011, Monica McGee (Monicks) said…

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