Atheist Anarchists Discussion

Atheist Anarchists Discussion Militant Atheist? Atheophobia and a Challenger to the Term The Value of a Ball? Was the Value of Ancient Women Different? On the Value of Being a Real Person I am an Axiological Atheist, with a Rationalist Persuasion, who Supports Anarcho-Humanism What is Homelessness? You keep attacking activists and while you’re doing that, other activists and I will keep fighting for change. Sadly, you may change a few people where they lose their way in the momentum of activism. However, happily, while you’re doing that, other activists and I will help positively change the world. Authoritarian Truth Seekers and Anti-Authoritarian Truth Seekers? What inspires my anarcho-humanism has three core truths to my ethical anarchist persuasion: 1. We are all one connected human family, proven by DNA showing we should treat each other as fellow dignity beings, supported equally (no gods and no masters = “Anarcho”). 2. No one owns the earth, we may make claims to it even draw lines on maps thinking this makes the fantasy borders, illusion supported by force and the potential for threat. Thus the ethical truth is we need to share the earth as communally as possible. And use the resources as safe and ethically as possible striving towards sharing and caring. (do no Harm and do good = Humanism) 3. If you can’t trust people with freedom how can you trust them with power? Government is only as good as what they provide but I don’t trust ones that have rights over my body. How much more of a violation do you need to show their harm? I am not anti-society, I value good governance just don’t need...

Buddhism: gods/devas and devils/demons just no creator nor personal god?

Buddhism: gods/devas and devils/demons just no creator nor personal god? Buddhist thought consistently rejects the notion of a creator deity. It teaches the concept of gods, heavens and rebirths in its Saṃsāra doctrine, but it considers none of these gods as a creator. Buddhism posits that mundane deities such as Mahabrahma are misconstrued to be a creator. Brahmā is a leading god (deva) and heavenly king in Buddhism. He was adopted from other Indian religions such as Hinduism that considered him a protector of teachings (dharmapala), and he is never depicted in early Buddhist texts as a creator god. In Buddhist tradition, it was the deity Brahma Sahampati who appeared before the Buddha and urged him to teach, once the Buddha attained enlightenment but was unsure if he should teach his insights to anyone. Brahma is a part of the Buddhist cosmology, and lords over the heavenly realm of rebirth called the Brahmaloka – the most sought after realm for afterlife and reincarnation in Buddhist traditions. Brahma is generally represented in Buddhist culture as a god with four faces and four arms, and variants of him are found in both Theravada and Mahayana Buddhist cultures. The origins of Brahma in Buddhism and other Indian religions are uncertain, in part because several related words such as one for metaphysical Ultimate Reality (Brahman), and priest (Brahmin) are found in the Vedic literature. According to KN Jayatilleke, the Rigveda expresses skepticism about major deities such as Indra whether he even exists,as well as whether the universe has any creator and can this ever be known, as evidenced in its eighth and tenth book, particularly in its Nasadiya Sukta. The late Vedic hymns had begun inquiring the nature of true and valid knowledge, empirical verification and...

Buddhism is a religion with a philosophy.

Buddhism is a religion with a philosophy. So some take both some only the philosophy. I have two recorded videos with Asian ex-buddhists now atheists living in Buddhism majority Asian countries both clearly stating that all such Asian countries with Buddhism see it as a religion. They said that it’s westerners who say it is not a religion wishing only for the philosophy, and even then they cherry pick the philosophy too (a Buddhism grab bag). Here is one of those videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNFX1XhjPIU&t=3s   Ok, you seem confused so let’s talk about Buddhism: http://damienmarieathope.com/2017/09/ok-you-seem-confused-so-lets-talk-about-buddhism/   Unacknowledged Buddhism: Gods, Savior, Demons, Rebirth, Heavens, Hells, and Terrorism: http://damienmarieathope.com/2016/03/unacknowledged-buddhism-gods-savior-rebirth-demons-heavens-hells-and-terrorism/   If Buddhism is just a philosophy, why does it have a punishing Hell?: http://damienmarieathope.com/2017/04/buddhism-is-not-just-a-philosophy-why-does-it-have-a-punishing-hell/   If Buddhism is just a philosophy, why does it have gods like polytheistic deism; “without asserting any deities created the universe”: http://damienmarieathope.com/2017/04/buddhism-has-gods-like-polytheistic-deism-without-asserting-any-deities-created-the-universe/   If Buddhism is just a philosophy, why does Zen Buddhism seem to relate with some concept of god?   Zen master Sokei-an says: [D]harmakaya [is] the equivalent of God … The Buddha also speaks of no time and no space, where if I make a sound there is in that single moment a million years. It is spaceless like radio waves, like electric space – intrinsic. The Buddha said that there is a mirror that reflects consciousness. In this electric space a million miles and a pinpoint – a million years and a moment – are exactly the same. It is pure essence … We call it ‘original consciousness’ – ‘original akasha – perhaps God in the Christian sense. I am afraid of speaking...