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2 years ago  ::  Apr 02, 2012 - 11:29PM #1
IDBC
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I came across this link: 

www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/alain_de_botto...

that I found to be very interesting and would thought it would be an interesting topic to discuss.     
 
HAVE A THINKING DAY MAY REASON GUIDE YOU
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2 years ago  ::  Apr 03, 2012 - 12:41AM #2
Blü
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De Botton's been discussed here before, especially regarding the idea that atheists as such are so alike in their outlooks that they should gather and develop group and community agendas.  My own suspicion is that atheists are a job for a black-belt cat herder.


He also seems not to notice that a lot of what he speaks of already exists.  An atheist who wants atheist company can get it on the net.  Or if social mixing, Humanist organizations and  atheist groups so called - and versions of the UU and Episcopalians / Anglicans and other liberal Christian groups, not to mention the non-monastic Buddhists, are often comfortably at home with atheist ideas.


I think his ideas are plausible in the negative sense, interesting to have heard once, but not on the money.

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 03, 2012 - 2:23PM #3
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See Atheism_2.0  please comment there. 

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 03, 2012 - 5:58PM #4
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One Thing "Atheists" (rather than from "Athe-ISM") could learn from People of Religious Faith (rather than from "Religion") is that there is great Variation and multiple Possibilities among us, i.e. we're NOT all Rigid, Dogmatic, Ir-Rational, Delusional, Authoritarian, anti-Scientific or ANY of the terrible Things unfairly said/written about us ...

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 03, 2012 - 6:33PM #5
JCarlin
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Apr 3, 2012 -- 5:58PM, teilhard wrote:

we're NOT all Rigid, Dogmatic, Ir-Rational, Delusional, Authoritarian, anti-Scientific or ANY of the terrible Things unfairly said/written about us ...


Those of you who are not might well do more about those that are.  They claim they are the voice of God.  If you say nothing how do I tell the difference? 

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 03, 2012 - 6:47PM #6
teilhard
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On the contrary, I say PLENTY ... 


Apr 3, 2012 -- 6:33PM, JCarlin wrote:


Apr 3, 2012 -- 5:58PM, teilhard wrote:

we're NOT all Rigid, Dogmatic, Ir-Rational, Delusional, Authoritarian, anti-Scientific or ANY of the terrible Things unfairly said/written about us ...


Those of you who are not might well do more about those that are.  They claim they are the voice of God.  If you say nothing how do I tell the difference? 





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2 years ago  ::  Apr 03, 2012 - 7:04PM #7
JCarlin
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Apr 3, 2012 -- 6:47PM, teilhard wrote:


On the contrary, I say PLENTY ... 


Apr 3, 2012 -- 6:33PM, JCarlin wrote:


Apr 3, 2012 -- 5:58PM, teilhard wrote:

we're NOT all Rigid, Dogmatic, Ir-Rational, Delusional, Authoritarian, anti-Scientific or ANY of the terrible Things unfairly said/written about us ...


Those of you who are not might well do more about those that are.  They claim they are the voice of God.  If you say nothing how do I tell the difference? 




Not on this board.

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 03, 2012 - 8:25PM #8
wohali
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Atheists can learn how to effectively scam people.

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 03, 2012 - 8:36PM #9
steven_guy
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Atheists could learn how to avoid paying taxed and learn how to annoy the shit out people on other forums here?

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 03, 2012 - 8:54PM #10
farragut
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One or two of us can already do the latter.

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