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...

On the Nature of Value (axiology)

On the Nature of Value (axiology)   Do we need to value and is value a limited thing humans have or simply create? Is value a thing we find or a thing we add, can we avoid value? Are we too close to value to be able to evaluate value? Is the problem with value is that humans are nearly inseparable from value? But suppose we gather distance, what would we see— would we find that all value is contingent on the one observing it? Multi-modality of morality, or Nonlinear moral reasoning, is not the norm or usually not happening in repeated sets of moral reasoning. Because when looking at a group of exhibited moral choices, there is a standard line of similar moral reasoning to some extent, even if unacknowledged. This argument seems to hold support because if not adhering to a liner moral reasoning of some kind, ones moral behavior would unpredictably fluctuate, though most do not or not much, thus exhibiting a standard even if its a multi-modality. I in fact intentionally employ a multi-modality approach to moral reasoning and thus moral behavior.   To me, I feel all cognitive aware being have or set value and values not only humans. But then we can say that this is a part of our basic needs? Value does not seem to be something that we can avoid any more than others basic needs; unless of course, we have stopped valuing our continued success, well-being or existence. But to stop valuing seems to me to actually still apply a value of or to nonvalue. Thus, as I see it we are still...

Interview with Courtney Connatser

Interview with Courtney Connatser I wanted to have a good recorded chat and hear about her life, thoughts, anarchism, humanism, feminism, and atheism, all of it, as she is an interesting person. I think Courtney Connatser has ideas that people need to hear, her voice and thoughts matter, as they are so wonderfully authentic. Moreover, I wanted to let people hear other voices, to hear from unique women, or other communities that are marginalized, subjugated or oppressed, and thus I give you an interview with genuine and passionate, artist, activist, and creative writer Courtney Connatser. “I want to change the world still, but I also want to stay in and only face myself most days. You just need to accept your weirdness. I’m a recluse, sweetheart, with no friends. I do embrace my weirdness. Your looks aren’t important, Your popularity isn’t important, and Your intelligence isn’t important. Anyone who makes you feel like a lesser person in one of those three categories, you can ignore.“ – Courtney Connatser Courtney Connatser would say she is between Ignostic Atheism and Antitheist Atheism. I am a firebrand atheist. I’m an anti-accommodationist to organized religion, she would be more accommodating to personal spirituality. Her personal held belief is that evidence shows a dissemination of traditional organized religions. Especially the monotheistic (Man-o-theism) religions, one of which she grew up in. Christianity. So, she finds them easier to combat and to ridicule. Her personal experiences with that religion as far as discrimination against other races, religions, sexualities outside the norm, lifestyles outside the norm leads me to the conclusion that it is more important to combat because through the texts...

J DNA and the Spread of Agricultural Religion (paganism)

12,400 – 11,700 Years Ago – Kortik Tepe (Turkey) Pre/early-Agriculture Cultic Ritualism Natufians: an Ancient People at the Origins of Agriculture and Sedentary Life Haplogroup J-M304, also known as J*,[Phylogenetics 1] is a human Y-chromosome DNA haplogroup. It is believed to have evolved in Western Asia.ref Possible time of origin 48,000 years agoref and the main current subgroups J-M267 and J-M172, which now comprise between them almost all of the haplogroup’s descendant lineages, are both believed to have arisen very early, at least 10,000 years ago. Y-DNA haplogroup J1, defined by the SNP mutation M267, is estimated to be approximately 20 thousand years old and is thought to have originated somewhere between Anatolia and Mesopotamia. ref Haplogroup J-M304 is found in its greatest concentration in the Arabian peninsula. Outside of this region, haplogroup J-M304 has a significant presence in North Africa and the Horn of Africa. It also has a moderate occurrence in Southern Europe, especially in central and southern Italy, Malta, Greece and Albania. The J-M410 subclade is mostly distributed in Anatolia, Greece and southern Italy. Additionally, J-M304 is observed in Central Asia and South Asia, particularly in the form of its subclade J-M172. J-12f2 and J-P19 are also found among the Herero (8%).ref The basal haplogroup J*(xJ1, J2) is found at its highest frequencies among the Soqotri (71.4%). Haplogroup J-M267[Phylogenetics 3] defined by the M267 SNP is in modern times most frequent in the Arabian Peninsula: Yemen (up to 76%), Saudi (up to 64%) (Alshamali 2009), Qatar (58%), and Dagestan (up to 56%). J-M267 is generally frequent among Arab Bedouins(62%),[15] Ashkenazi Jews (20%) (Semino 2004), Algeria (up to 35%) (Semino 2004), Iraq (up to 33%) (Semino 2004), Tunisia (up to 31%), Syria (up to 30%), Egypt (up to 20%) (Luis 2004), and the Sinai Peninsula. To some extent, the frequency of Haplogroup J-M267 collapses at the borders of Arabic/Semitic-speaking territories with mainly non-Arabic/Semitic speaking territories, such as Turkey (9%), Iran(5%), Sunni Iraqi...