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James Cox commented on Vincent's blog post 'Model of the Divine Certain to Dissatisfy EVERYONE...'
"Yes, and the worms do seem to be 'heaven sent' at times...."
Apr 30
SteveInCO commented on Vincent's blog post 'Model of the Divine Certain to Dissatisfy EVERYONE...'
"@James Don't think of them as worms.  They are in fact remotely sent Noodly Appendages of the Flying Spaghetti Monster."
Apr 30
James Cox commented on Vincent's blog post 'Model of the Divine Certain to Dissatisfy EVERYONE...'
"I know 'leeks' exist, I'll go plant them, and see if 'god' shows up to help. I also know I'll find a few worms....."
Apr 29
SteveInCO commented on Vincent's blog post 'Model of the Divine Certain to Dissatisfy EVERYONE...'
""OK assuming god exists" I stopped right there, that's where the writer and I part company."
Apr 29
Vincent replied to Unseen's discussion 'Help me start a new religion'
"Hm. I have one suggestion: can a religion or similar thingie thrive in the absence of the usual Us-Them tribalism? That's something to explore. If you can make a group that functions successfully while not needing opponents.......... Is this…"
Apr 28
Gallup's Mirror and Vincent are now friends
Apr 27
Vincent and Gary are now friends
Apr 25
James Cox commented on Vincent's blog post 'Model of the Divine Certain to Dissatisfy EVERYONE...'
"Here we go again, I would rather plant leeks than waste my time with this woo-woo, sadly I don't need that many leeks...oh yes, French Tarragon, I'll go plant my tarragon.....;p)"
Apr 25
Reg The Fronkey Farmer commented on Vincent's blog post 'Model of the Divine Certain to Dissatisfy EVERYONE...'
"The concept of God is a concept. It has no basis in reality.  The “I” in your mind is not 1% of your makeup. It “I” is you, all of you and not something separate. Gods are concepts in our subjective minds that have no…"
Apr 25
Vincent replied to Gary's discussion 'Alternative to Church'
"Wow. That is just the kind of thing I'm interested in too and I wish I could help you with the link to an organization in your area. I kind of agree with Dan Dennett that we need to put together replacements for religious institutions if we…"
Apr 25
Davis Goodman commented on Vincent's blog post 'Model of the Divine Certain to Dissatisfy EVERYONE...'
"No. You have it all wrong. GOD is a giant giraffe from the planet zorg-zorg who travels to earth from time to time and drops off a book or two and sips on some water in the lake of enchantment before his long trip back to zorg-zorg. Could anyone…"
Apr 24
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Model of the Divine Certain to Dissatisfy EVERYONE...

So lets see if I can come up with a conception of God that will irritate the hell out of everyone. OK. Assuming God exists what do I think It/Him/She/They is/are? I think that God is the 99%. By that I mean the 99% of you that is actually running your body and mind right up from creating new red blood cells to most of your "higher" brain functions. Another way to think of it is whenever you refer to yourself as "I" you are referring to less than 1% of the total of what "you" actually are. The…See More
Apr 24
James Cox commented on Vincent's blog post 'Do people Benefit from having a religious period?'
"For me, my 'religious period' was very painful to my maturing sense of honesty. So many kids seem to cross a line, where they spent more time rationalizing their 'religious' training, than asking the hard questions about…"
Apr 24
Davis Goodman commented on Vincent's blog post 'Do people Benefit from having a religious period?'
"I lived in a very small community with only one school and everyone working for the same employer. Few went to the one church and prayer in school was banned. In school the goal was a good education (not belief in god) and we had to study hard. What…"
Apr 24
Tom Sarbeck commented on Vincent's blog post 'Do people Benefit from having a religious period?'
"Vincent. You described well some of what I knew during my twelve years in RC schools and after graduating in 1949. After a hitch in the Navy I started college, and it was there that I quit Catholicism for agnosticism. During the several years after…"
Apr 24
Toby Briggs commented on Vincent's blog post 'Do people Benefit from having a religious period?'
"I recently deconverted. But i would honestly say that i am quite thankful for my upbringing. I think it grounded me and gave me good morals. Or is that just good parenting ect? Hard to know. But i wouldnt say that my religious upbringing has been…"
Apr 23

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Your Religious Status
Secular/Nonreligious/Agnostic
About Me:
I'm an artist and writer.
Age
47-52
Relationship Status
Single
Why are you here?
I want to meet interesting people from all over the world to discuss stuff like forming secular communities; politics; religion; art; sex; child rearing and education; philosophy; ethics.
The religion you left
Catholic
Why you left your religion.
I never believed in the theistic aspects of it although I still love the things of value like the Sermon on the Mount. I have always found the intellectual constraints of dogma to be merely laughable if they weren't so deadly Also, as a bisexual man there really isn't any place in it for me.
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Model of the Divine Certain to Dissatisfy EVERYONE...

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 5:25pm 7 Comments

So lets see if I can come up with a conception of God that will irritate the hell out of everyone. OK. Assuming God exists what do I think It/Him/She/They is/are? I think that God is the 99%. By that I mean the 99% of you that is actually running your body and mind right up from creating new red blood cells to most of your "higher" brain functions. Another way to think of it is whenever you refer to yourself as "I" you are referring to less than 1% of the total of what "you" actually are.…

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Do people Benefit from having a religious period?

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 2:19pm 4 Comments

This is an interesting point. I was raised Roman Catholic and went to Catholic schools right up until college. Religion is a community builder, I'll give it that. We knew who we were, why we were, and where we were and there was no questioning any of these things. I think that is a good place to start for way more children than not given the gargantuan uncertainties built into the world of even the most secure child. My sense of it is that religion provides a stabilizing force to the mental…

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Looking for Community and Activism/Moral Teamwork

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 5:09pm 1 Comment

Hello everyone. I'm an artist and writer and someone who is interested in community. I've been listening to a lot of Dan Dennett on youtube and find his argument that if secularists want to end the more harmful excesses of religion we have to provide institutions that do the things that religion is good at.

My view of religion is that God created me to not believe in Him, and in my conversations with Him,…

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