Relationship Anarchy/Anarchism

Relationship anarchy (sometimes abbreviated RA) is the application of anarchist principles to intimate relationships. Its values include autonomy, anti-hierarchical practices, anti-normativity, and community interdependence. RA is explicitly anti-amatonormative and anti-mononormative and is commonly, but not always, non-monogamous. This is distinct from polyamorysolo polyswinging, and other forms of “dating”, which may include structures such as amatonormativity, hierarchy of intimate relationships, and autonomy-limiting rules. It has also been interpreted as a new paradigm in which closeness and autonomy are no longer considered to create dilemmas within a relationship.” ref

“Relationship anarchy (RA), a term coined by Andie Nordgren, is a relationship philosophy which draws its tenets from political anarchy, the main one being that all relationships (romantic and otherwise) shouldn’t be bound by any rules not agreed upon by the involved parties.” ref

Lovestyle or Lifestyle Options

Facebook page: Atheist for Non-monogamy 

Atheist for Non-monogamy Facebook group

I love H.O.M.E. “Honor, Open, Motivate, & Embrace”

“What is love? Is it explainable even if explained?”

5 Ways Love Affects the Brain

*Hormones go haywire
*Works like a drug
*Makes the blood pump
*Makes brain a little ‘OCD’
*Hormones create attachment

“Love might seem to move in mysterious ways, but scientists actually have a pretty good idea of what love does to the brain. Being in love floods the brain with chemicals and hormones that produce feelings of pleasure, obsession and attachment.” Ref

To learn more check out the link: 5 Ways Love Affects the Brain


by Astrid Daley-Douglas

Monogamists often confuse swinging and polyamory, thinking the terms are synonymous. But as swingers who’ve had experience with polyamory, we know the differences. There’s even a saying among non-monogamists: “Swinging kills polyamory and polyamory kills swinging.” Both groups share a consensual non-monogamous lifestyle that involves intimate relationships with more than one person, but that’s where the similarities end. Swinging: In swinging, the default dynamic is a primary relationship of one couple. As opposed to cheating, the partners are honest and open with each other about their sexual relationships with others. Sex with other people is typically an activity couples engage in together. This means that they go to online swinger dating sites or to swinger parties or clubs, where they meet potential partners together. There are various approaches to swinging and most couples make their preferences public on dating sites, to make sure they only attract other like-minded people. Couples will define, in advance, the level of sexual intimacy with which they are comfortable. Male swingers are typically heterosexual (at least outwardly), while bisexuality among women is common. Some couples get into swinging because the woman wants girl-on-girl experience or they may be looking for the mythical “unicorn.” The unicorn, described as such because of her rareness and desirability, is a single female who will play with couples. Swingers often use the word “play” to describe sexual interaction. ref

There are several ways to classify a couple’s swinger status:

  • Soft swap refers to couples who limit sexual intimacy with others to oral sex.
  • Full swap couples permit full penetration as well as oral sex.
  • Reciprocal swapping means that each partner in the original couple plays with the corresponding partner in the other couple. This is typically heterosexual — female from Couple A plays with a male from Couple B and vice versa.
  • Full open couples permit each other to seek out separate partners, who are not necessarily partnered themselves. This also means one person’s play does not depend on their partner playing. ref

Swinger couples also define their preferences in other ways. For example, there are distinctions for same-room-only couples, as opposed to couples who are comfortable with separate rooms. If this sounds “transactional,” that’s because the set-up is very structured, as opposed to the more organic flirting and hooking up that occurs in the outside world, which swingers refer to as the “vanilla” world. These rules make it easier for relative strangers to negotiate physical intimacy. With the exception of their extracurricular hobby, swinger couples tend to look a lot like traditional couples. Often, swinging is the only non-conventional aspect of swingers’ behavior. In general, swingers are very focused on their primary relationship and tend to be wary of anything they perceive threatening to it. They often have traditional relationships, families, and jobs. Many people go into swinging with the intention that they will not develop feelings for others. The easiest way to do this is to limit sex with the same people to a one-time or few-times basis. These are the proverbial “hit it and quit it” or “one and done” couples, also known as bed-notchers. Swingers tend to focus on compartmentalizing sex and feelings; they often believe that it is not possible to have feelings of attachment to more than one person at the same time. Polyamory: If you read books geared to the polyamory community such as The Ethical Slut, or spend time on polyamory discussion boards, you’ll observe the polyamorous belief that loving multiple people is like loving your various children. Your love for one child does not diminish your love for the other. The prejudice against loving more than one person stems in part from our conception of romantic love and the paradigm that there is only one person who is meant to complete us. The authors of The Ethical Slut call this prejudice against loving more than one person at the same time a “starvation economy” approach: the belief that there is a limited amount of love to go around and that you cannot give love to one person without taking from the other. Polyamorous people have a broader conception of love and relationships. They feel that multiple relationships can complement each other and take the burden off a primary relationship for meeting all of the individual’s emotional needs. As opposed to swingers, whose relationship is based on one primary couple, polyamorists tend to view relationships with greater fluidity when it comes to gender identity, a number of lovers, and the overlapping relationships that may evolve among the various lovers. Swingers occasionally find themselves unexpectedly in polyamorous relationships, when unexpected feelings develop across two couples. How well they navigate this transition depends on whether all four people are on the same page regarding expectations for the new relationship, and how committed they are to making it work. It is challenging enough to make a two-person relationship work. Making a four-person relationship work requires some very sophisticated communication tools. Polyamory is more likely to work when all participating couples start out with very stable relationships, to begin with, and when all the participants can overcome their jealousy regarding a partner’s emotional commitment to—not just sexual interaction with—another person. All partners must be on the same page regarding the time commitment (both in person and online) given to their new lovers. All members of the group must relate well to and respect each other (not just their lover, but their lover’s partner). And finally, all members must learn how to communicate effectively with each other when inevitable conflicts arise and commit to resolving those conflicts. ref

  • Astrid Daley-Douglas is a small business owner and author living in Atlanta. Claire De Haven is a retired entrepreneur, writer, and mother, living in Atlanta. Both are active participants, organizers, and bloggers in the local swinger community. They can be found at on Twitter @swingerdiary.

Glossary of Polyamory Terms

Here is a more expansive breakdown:

Monogamy: A valid choice that seldom works. Monogamy is what society teaches is “right” and those disagreeing tend to hide.

Cyclic Monogamy: 1. A relationship in which a person has several partners, and spends a set period of time with each partner, during which time he is sexually involved only with that partner. 2. Sociology Serial monogamy. Commentary: In the case of Def. 1, there have been several recorded cases in which a person, usually a man, has a job or life which requires regular travel, and maintains romantic partners in separate cities. Generally speaking, these partners do not know about one another, and each believes that the relationship is monogamous, though this is not always so; in some cases, some or all of the partners know of the existence of the other partners.

Singles in Intimate Networks *Solo Polyamory, Singleish, Single & Poly*: Those wanting to remain more independent or who have not yet found anyone they want to be in a “couple” relationship with. Primary “couple” type relationship means someone you live with daily and share finances. (‘Friends With Benefits’)

Emotional Fidelity (can involve a closed or Open relationship): A belief or practice that emotional intimacy or love must be kept exclusive to a particular relationship, though sexual activity or other forms of physical intimacy may occur outside that relationship. Commentary: Some swingers practice emotional fidelity. How to Define Emotional Infidelity. 14 Telltale Signs You Have Crossed Into an Emotional Affair. Are You Emotionally Faithful?Emotional Affairs – Recognizing and Coping With Emotional Infidelity.

Monoamory: In practice, it means essentially the same thing as monogamy, though it is sometimes applied to a person who self-identifies as monogamous but is involved in a romantic relationship with a person who self-defines as polyamorous.

Open Couples/Multiples (Open relationship, Swinging (sexual practice) or Partner swapping): Swinging as an example where you share sexually with others as a couple where you still have one primary relationship. Avoids the cheating of monogamy and encourages open communications. Many couples find their prime relationships enhanced by the honest sharing of variety and being open with their partners, enjoying hearing about each other’s feelings and experiences with other intimate partners.

Responsible Non-monogamy: Any relationship which is not sexually and/or emotionally exclusive by the explicit agreement and with the full knowledge of all the parties involved. Responsible non-monogamy can take several forms, the two most common of which are polyamory and swinging, and is distinct from cheating in that everyone involved knows about and agrees to the activity. Responsible non-monogamy often explicitly spells out the conditions under which it is permissible for one person to take on additional partners, and often includes some form of safer-sex agreement such as a condom contract as well.

Free agent: A person who practices polyamory in a way that tends to separate or isolate all of his or her romantic relationships from one another, treating each as a separate entity. A free agent often presents himself or herself as “single” or behaves in ways which are typically associated with the behavior of a single person even when he or she has romantic partners, and often does not consider the potential impact of new relationships upon existing relationships when deciding whether or not to pursue those new relationships.

Duogamy: In practice, consists of a separate relationship with each of two people, which distinguishes it from a threesome, where all three people are in the relationship together.

Duogamous: most often a bisexual women in a sexual and/or romantic relationship arrangement with only two people: her husband/male partner and her female lover.

Polyamory: This can take the form of a group partnership or extended family where you have several spousal coupled relationships. A woman may prefer this situation since she wants the team/family structure, a group to come home to at night but not an exclusive relationship. It best shows the loyalty to shared values and commitment to each other’s spirits rather than the ego of self-centered jealousy and ownership of a typical monogamous relationship. Intentional families are created by choice, not by bloodlines Natural connectedness to others by choice results in much more fulfillment than just being born into a family which may have very different emotions and values.

(((All of these types of relationships work well for different people.))

Your desired relationship structure may change over time based on your own emotional needs or your connection with others or finding a group you desire. The purpose of sharing these ideas is to educate people on their relationships options since only monogamy has been traditionally taught as a legitimate option.

For even more terms click here: “Glossary of Polyamory Terms”

So what about me?

My Open relationship Info”

I (Damien Marie AtHope) am the male half of a couple in a diad nested ethical nonmonogamy marriage. I am free to engage with women on my own (with my wife knowing) as well as if things work out with me, my wife may, if everyone is interested to be open to a threesome or two.

Atheist in an Open Marriage Attends a Solo Polyamory Conference

Zombie Lover (My Poem)

Shifting wind scrapes skin. The heart of a wounded worrier is set free again. Lips so red, my zombie lover’s kiss is wet, with the blood of the dead. I reach out to know you and am devoured. Control is indeed a thing of doubt but the screaming shared is true in our lover’s tower. Zombie lover, you are my apocalypse of the heart. You are the ever-changing dark lust of remembrance. So powerful is my need for you, I can never forget. Shifting wind scrapes skin again and it’s as if I can feel you in my head. A thousand wicked words will filter from our bed. So consumed, I willingly offer you my rose of love, taken from the graves of the dead.

Erotic Poems and Short Writing on Love

The Personal Bio of Damien Marie AtHope

The Professional Bio of Damien Marie AtHope

My personality is ENTJ-A (ENTJ Personality Type – “Chief” Profile):

Extraverted (E), Intuitive (N), Thinking (T) and Judging (J) – A (assertive)

While ENTJs takes this typing a step further with a hyphenated suffix at the end of the 4-letter code, either the letter A (assertive) or T (turbulent).  Guess which one this ENTJ got?  A, of course.  ENTJ-A.  

My personality is ENTJ-A (ENTJ Personality Type – “Chief” Profile):
Extraverted (E), Intuitive (N), Thinking (T) and Judging (J) – A (assertive)
The ENTJ personality type is nicknamed the “Chief” and belongs to the NT Intellectual temperament. ENTJs are natural and decisive leaders. They are analytical, efficient and hardworking. They live in the world of ideas and have a great ability to debate. Their goal-oriented and self-confident nature enables them to take charge. They thrive on achievement. ENTJs direct their energy outward. They are gregarious, talkative and very assertive. They are enthusiastic and expressive. Chiefs are Intuitive and future-oriented. They are imaginative, complex and abstract in their thinking. ENTJs are Thinkers. They are logical and objective. They make decisions with their head rather than their heart. ENTJs are rational, impersonal and critical in thought. They are firm with people and are thick-skinned. ENTJs are decisive, enjoy finishing tasks and seek closure. They like structure and schedules. They are disciplined and responsible. ENTJs are independent. They seek autonomous and productive relationships. They are competitive and interested in what other people know. They turn most of their relationships into opportunities to teach or mentor. Although very career oriented when they are committed to a relationship they put a lot of effort into it. Chiefs are often avid learners and voracious readers. They have unlimited curiosity and desire to gain knowledge and mastery. They do well in school as long as they are engaged. They are self-motivated and can learn very well on their own. They can have a hard time relaxing. Chiefs do not like to waste time. ENTJs make up 4% of all 16 personality types. ENTJs are one of the least common personality types. Of the Extraverted types, ENTJs are the rarest (along with ENFJs). 1 in every 18 males is an ENTJ (5.5% of all males). 1 in every 40 females is an ENTJ (2.5% of all females). Female ENTJs are one of the rarest type-gender combinations. There are significantly more male ENTJs than there are female ENTJs, with males outnumbering females more than 2 to 1. One reason there are more male ENTJs is that males tend to be Thinkers (T) while females are more often Feelers (F). ref

I am a positive kind person and work to improve myself and others if I can. As I have schooling in psychology as well as I am an atheist/humanist writer. I am currently about to publish an atheist book called: “The Tree Of Lies and Its Hidden Roots, exposing the evolution of religion and removing the rationale of faith.” My wife does not play or date on her own but I have had flings and dated women on my own. As well as we have had threesome occasionally with women. This lifestyle is not new to us and we have had an open relationship for many years now. I am easy going with people and enjoy have fun and play well with others but remember it will almost always be about me, even if there is a threesome with my wife. The main interaction will be with me as my wife is not as into playing with others like I am. I am a nonbeliever (out atheist) so if religion is a big deal for you that may cause conflict. I do not care what you believe as long as you respect how I don’t believe. I am a caring 🔥 firebrand atheist as well as antireligionist.

My wife supports me getting my needs filled and will always be aware of what is going on, she is a part of me.

I like all races of women, am into different sizes from thick to arrange, and styles from casual or conservative to Goth. I tend to like equalitarian or me as more of the dominant. I never would be into being dominated. This lifestyle is not new to us we have had an open relationship for many years now. I am a nonbeliever so if religion is a big deal for you that may cause conflict. We do not care what you believe as long as you respect how I believe. My wife Shayna knows and supports me getting my sexual and love needs to be filled externally to my wife and Shayna will always be aware of what is going on, she is a part of me. Shayna is bisexual, more laid back than sensitive but fun to be around and she follows my lead in all we do. For the Love of Value… I wish to be a person of value and live a value-driven life!

Where did the seeds of hate come from you may ask: well, “That is only mine”, “only they are me”, “they are only allowed there” “only they are allowed this/that” or “only I matter”, all of which have quite often sent a seed of hate in the world and we have been responding to them for years on end. Who is wrong? Once I was wrong. And then wrong again. In fact, I have been wrong all my life. One has not found truth if they believe that they are never wrong. I am sure this plague of my side bias is a fantastic way of not learning new truth, if that matters to you? Dear thinkers welcome your being completely shown to be wrong, as who wants to spend another second believing a lie. You don’t honestly want to believe lies or half-truths do you?

If you think, we may click? 

 My Email: 

I see my gender as Intersex -Male who is mentally  Genderqueer  or I am an intersex person who is genderqueer but presents as male using the pronoun “He” but I am best understood as Two gendered or Two spirited or have dual male and female persuasions and am sexually and romantically Interested in Women (I am in an open marriage). Moreover, I am heterosexual, not gay or bisexual. You could say I am a  Gynesexual which means one has a sexual attraction to breasts, vaginas, and femininity. But the person who has those features does not necessarily need to be a female. Yet for me personally, I am only into Cisgender women. However, I am very supportive of all genders and sexualities (between consenting adults). Why is this so hard for some people?

I am a high thinking primate, just trying to live an honorable life, being of service to others, and I wish as a life’s mission to be a kindness aficionado. And, I like to contemplate humans, humanity, and human flourishing. I like to say, Be thoughtful in what you say, because, words once released have power, due to them being a method of transferring feelings not just ideas. Words are world builders and dramatic destructors. They can build mental castles to protect or dungeons to torment. May I strive to be kind to others with my words. And, I think back on my life, it’s not the times I was the most selfish but the times I was kind, that brighten my life. May I now make an even stronger effort to do so in all I do, as it’s so valuable to an enriched wellbeing in life.

Damien Marie AtHope: Axiological Atheist, Anti-theist, Anti-religionist, Secular Humanist. Rationalist, Writer, Artist, Poet, Philosopher, Advocate, Activist, with schooling in Psychology (Bachelors of Arts Psychology from Ashford University) and Sociology as well as an Autodidact in Science, Archeology, Anthropology, and Philosophy. Damien Promotes Science, Realism, Axiology, Liberty, Justice, Ethics, Anarchism, Socialism, Progressivism, Liberalism, Philosophy, Psychology, Archaeology, and Anthropology; advocating for Sexual, Gender, Child, Secular, LGBTQIA+, Race, Class Rights, and Equality.

I am virtuous to the vulnerable and champion justice, so valiantly, as I have experienced the hateful lash of unkindness and wish to champion its opposite, radical kindness in an unkind world, a sigh of true bravery. It seems that there are two main types of philosophers: Thinkers and Specialists, and I have always thought of myself as a thinker. May the actions of my life be written deep with the poetry of my humanity. Some people fight for people and some seem to just like to fight with people. We are our best when we are showing thoughtful regard, not thoughtless indifference. I say, be Virtuous to the Vulnerable and a Terror to Tyrants. Yes, be an Honorable Human.

I am an activist and teaching in public is part of that endeavor. I wish to be “Servant Leader,” it really resonated with me and is a similar desire I have as a leader hoping to add other leaders and to be a student as well wanting to be a life learner open to expand and learn as well as put forth efforts to teach. I dig good people who are kind and want to help others, like me; together we will aid in building a flourishing humanity, we rise by helping each other. I like that kind of people as contacts they are helping make the world better as I try to do.

I create art, memes, quotes, writings, blogs, Facebook pages & groups, Youtube videos, and Public speaking events and/or activism events. Also, I create video chats with Intelligent/thoughtful people who are kind and are doing good things in the world as well as video chats with atheists or nontheists of course; to share ideas, debate/dialog or for empowerment. And I create videos with theists or agnostics to share ideas, debate/dialog or provide a place for learning/teaching.

Damien Marie AtHope, is an Atheist, Antitheist, Antireligionist, Humanist, Writer, Artist, Poet, Philosopher & Activist.


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Twitter: @AthopeMarie

Instagram: damienathope

I am an Axiological (Theoretical and Normative VALUE Theorist philosopher) Atheist

  • A Comment from a fan: “Damien, you were a victim of what you call Christofascism (christian and fascism) as well as religiofascism (religion and fascism). And now you are a warrior for the victims of religious oppression. Imagine what it would be like if we didn’t have people like you out there. (Religion run amok, untethered). Thank you, Damien Marie AtHope.”
  • Another Comment from a Fan: “You argue atheism from a wide variety of angles. There is the rationalist rebuke, then there is the axiological rebuke. The former is truth-based, the second is value-based. While reason alone will suffice for some, most people believe emotionally, and the axiological aspect of showing them why religion produces immorality rebukes the emotional/ pseudo-moral component of faith as well. You package a lot of argumentative clout into short phrases for your lovely artwork.”
  • Another Comment from a Fan: “A favorite thing about what you do is your creative and generous way of sharing all your knowledge for the good of humankind. I admire & respect your ability to approach an inherently hostile subject with humor & genuine love. You are passionate about what is good and what is real. You strive to endow others with knowledge to better their own understanding. You have a pursuit of honesty and integrity. You tackle the nonsense of religious claims that are unmerited unsubstantiated and untenable. You make this all simple and easy to grasp for the leity.”
  • Another Comment from a Fan: “Damien, what I like about you is because you try, you try to be honest, you try to be kind, you try to be good to those less fortunate just because it’s the right thing to do, you try to promote love over hatred, you try to be a good person! (Those are just the first reasons that come to mind when I think about you.)”
  • Another Comment from a Fan: “Damien, I have never seen any single human being who is so devoted to unfolding some of the absurd things about religion and examine it in very scientific and ration way. Bravo”

I realized if I want to truly be multicultural I had to be culturally multiple, to better see the other!

Reject the Weakness of Anger and Open to the Strength of Kindness.

I wish to be more than the weakness of anger and instead with open arms of love welcome and support kindness as a way of life, not just a thing I do if convent. To me, it is almost never deserved rather it’s a gift. How beautiful is kindness not earned? Well, in my personal case at 17 when a thoughtful person showed me undeserved kindness and in my case it was life-changing. This kindness gift as often as I can as people matter. I wish to add value to the world and send out kindness to the world wishing to promote human flourishing as much as I can and we flourish best in acceptance, understanding, and support, may I be a good human I would be proud to be inspired by. I am wise realizing the wisest thing I have ever done was be kind, even though for me it has been so hard and I am proud to say I am a good human who strives to be kind. 

May I be a kindness aficionado…

Even when I am debating people who are aggressive, I don’t generally wish to be aggressive back not for them but for the person I want to be. I do sometimes fail at this as I am not always as great at emotional intelligence as I would like to be. Ideally, I would be stoic but I am a hot head and that is something I am constantly striving for as I don’t want to abuse others even with words. I don’t try to make others look bad. I want to help others. I am intelligent and could be mean but I am also very thoughtful as well as open by nature, I also strive to be wise. Thus, I wish to be kind to others as much as I can, even those who are unkind to me, as I wish to be such a bright light of kindness that it can change lives and that is so valuable to me. I don’t want to be their leader I wish to inspire them to be their own leader and thus I see I must assist others not to attack others. Sexism is that evil weed that can sadly grow even in the well tended garden of the individual with an otherwise developed mind. Which is why it particularly needs to be attacked and exposed; and is why I support feminism.

The eyes of the world predicted my failure but here I am, I am a survivor, No longer do I hide my face, I no longer fear a fall from your grace for I find my courage plain as day in the human race, may I be a good human. May I put truth above all and valiantly thrust a crusade or truth and caring, which will help show love can and will in the end if only in my black heart so often close to that deadman’s plank. I am a fighter, I don’t need you to save me, I don’t need your empty claims of magic in the world, a stumbling block to many, yet, I am no longer one of them, I am will to power. Say the truth plainly don’t allow pretend but do so with a caring desire to teach as one would to a friend. May I be a caring firebrand atheist. One, with an awakened humanity fully alive in my humanist heart, Desiring to Demonstrate my humanitarianism as I fully stand up for truth as a reality as well as kindness as all reality revolutionaries should, strongly speaking what is right as the truth is not pretended. I am bound by the limitations we all face but may I bravely be a good human past it all…

Kindness is not some act I try to do, it is a way of life I strive to follow. Similarly to how one’s character is not in a single thing done but a reflection of who one is. Just like one’s value is more in whom they are as a whole than only limited to a single event or expression. I once thought no one is friendly, so I decided to be a friend. No one seemed to care, so I realize I needed to care. No one made you feel as if you mattered, so I started valuing others. I see the world I wish to live in starts with me.

Kindness, you are my friend, how I long for your embrace, the gentleness of your touch and the beauty of your face. Kindness my breath of hope made anew, how I am inspired by you and flourish under your gaze. Kindness my teacher of compassion, my path in life, how I desire to be like you, by your caring I was made into you. Kindness my sturdy tower, my reprieve in life in the final hour.

My goal is not just to be an atheist but use my life and talent to create Educational Writing, Art, Blogs, Video, Speaking, and Poetry a lot of them which I use directly or indirectly for my out atheism activism, thus I am mostly an activist, to me.

Damien Marie AtHope’s Art

While hallucinogens are associated with shamanism, it is alcohol that is associated with paganism.

The Atheist-Humanist-Leftist Revolutionaries Shows in the prehistory series:

Show one: Prehistory: related to “Anarchism and Socialism” the division of labor, power, rights, and recourses.

Show two: Pre-animism 300,000 years old and animism 100,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism”

Show tree: Totemism 50,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism”

Show four: Shamanism 30,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism”

Show five: Paganism 12,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism”

Show six: Emergence of hierarchy, sexism, slavery, and the new male god dominance: Paganism 7,000-5,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism” (Capitalism) (World War 0) Elite and their slaves!

Show seven: Paganism 5,000 years old: progressed organized religion and the state: related to “Anarchism and Socialism” (Kings and the Rise of the State)

Show eight: Paganism 4,000 years old: Moralistic gods after the rise of Statism and often support Statism/Kings: related to “Anarchism and Socialism” (First Moralistic gods, then the Origin time of Monotheism)

Prehistory: related to “Anarchism and Socialism” the division of labor, power, rights, and recourses: VIDEO

Pre-animism 300,000 years old and animism 100,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism”: VIDEO

Totemism 50,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism”: VIDEO

Shamanism 30,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism”: VIDEO

Paganism 12,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism” (Pre-Capitalism): VIDEO

Paganism 7,000-5,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism” (Capitalism) (World War 0) Elite and their slaves: VIEDO

Paganism 5,000 years old: progressed organized religion and the state: related to “Anarchism and Socialism” (Kings and the Rise of the State): VIEDO

Paganism 4,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism” (First Moralistic gods, then the Origin time of Monotheism): VIEDO

I do not hate simply because I challenge and expose myths or lies any more than others being thought of as loving simply because of the protection and hiding from challenge their favored myths or lies.

The truth is best championed in the sunlight of challenge.

An archaeologist once said to me “Damien religion and culture are very different”

My response, So are you saying that was always that way, such as would you say Native Americans’ cultures are separate from their religions? And do you think it always was the way you believe?

I had said that religion was a cultural product. That is still how I see it and there are other archaeologists that think close to me as well. Gods too are the myths of cultures that did not understand science or the world around them, seeing magic/supernatural everywhere.

I personally think there is a goddess and not enough evidence to support a male god at Çatalhöyük but if there was both a male and female god and goddess then I know the kind of gods they were like Proto-Indo-European mythology.

This series idea was addressed in, Anarchist Teaching as Free Public Education or Free Education in the Public: VIDEO

Our 12 video series: Organized Oppression: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of power (9,000-4,000 years ago), is adapted from: The Complete and Concise History of the Sumerians and Early Bronze Age Mesopotamia (7000-2000 BC): by “History with Cy

Show #1: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Samarra, Halaf, Ubaid)

Show #2: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Eridu: First City of Power)

Show #3: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Uruk and the First Cities)

Show #4: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (First Kings)

Show #5: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Early Dynastic Period)

Show #6: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (King Lugalzagesi and the First Empire)

Show #7: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Sargon and Akkadian Rule)

Show #8: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Naram-Sin, Post-Akkadian Rule, and the Gutians)

Show #9: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Gudea of Lagash and Utu-hegal)

Show #10: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Third Dynasty of Ur / Neo-Sumerian Empire)

Show #11: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Amorites, Elamites, and the End of an Era)

Show #12: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Aftermath and Legacy of Sumer)

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The “Atheist-Humanist-Leftist Revolutionaries”

Cory Johnston ☭ Ⓐ Atheist Leftist @Skepticallefty & I (Damien Marie AtHope) @AthopeMarie (my YouTube & related blog) are working jointly in atheist, antitheist, antireligionist, antifascist, anarchist, socialist, and humanist endeavors in our videos together, generally, every other Saturday.

Why Does Power Bring Responsibility?

Think, how often is it the powerless that start wars, oppress others, or commit genocide? So, I guess the question is to us all, to ask, how can power not carry responsibility in a humanity concept? I know I see the deep ethical responsibility that if there is power their must be a humanistic responsibility of ethical and empathic stewardship of that power. Will I be brave enough to be kind? Will I possess enough courage to be compassionate? Will my valor reach its height of empathy? I as everyone, earns our justified respect by our actions, that are good, ethical, just, protecting, and kind. Do I have enough self-respect to put my love for humanity’s flushing, over being brought down by some of its bad actors? May we all be the ones doing good actions in the world, to help human flourishing.

I create the world I want to live in, striving for flourishing. Which is not a place but a positive potential involvement and promotion; a life of humanist goal precision. To master oneself, also means mastering positive prosocial behaviors needed for human flourishing. I may have lost a god myth as an atheist, but I am happy to tell you, my friend, it is exactly because of that, leaving the mental terrorizer, god belief, that I truly regained my connected ethical as well as kind humanity.

Cory and I will talk about prehistory and theism, addressing the relevance to atheism, anarchism, and socialism.

At the same time as the rise of the male god, 7,000 years ago, there was also the very time there was the rise of violence, war, and clans to kingdoms, then empires, then states. It is all connected back to 7,000 years ago, and it moved across the world.

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Damien Marie AtHope (“At Hope”) Axiological Atheist, Anti-theist, Anti-religionist, Secular Humanist. Rationalist, Writer, Artist, Poet, Philosopher, Advocate, Activist, Psychology, and Armchair Archaeology/Anthropology/Historian.

Damien is interested in: Freedom, Liberty, Justice, Equality, Ethics, Humanism, Science, Atheism, Antiteism, Antireligionism, Ignosticism, Left-Libertarianism, Anarchism, Socialism, Mutualism, Axiology, Metaphysics, LGBTQI, Philosophy, Advocacy, Activism, Mental Health, Psychology, Archaeology, Social Work, Sexual Rights, Marriage Rights, Woman’s Rights, Gender Rights, Child Rights, Secular Rights, Race Equality, Ageism/Disability Equality, Etc. And a far-leftist, “Anarcho-Humanist.”

I am not a good fit in the atheist movement that is mostly pro-capitalist, I am anti-capitalist. Mostly pro-skeptic, I am a rationalist not valuing skepticism. Mostly pro-agnostic, I am anti-agnostic. Mostly limited to anti-Abrahamic religions, I am an anti-religionist.

To me, the “male god” seems to have either emerged or become prominent around 7,000 years ago, whereas the now favored monotheism “male god” is more like 4,000 years ago or so. To me, the “female goddess” seems to have either emerged or become prominent around 11,000-10,000 years ago or so, losing the majority of its once prominence around 2,000 years ago due largely to the now favored monotheism “male god” that grow in prominence after 4,000 years ago or so.

My Thought on the Evolution of Gods?

Animal protector deities from old totems/spirit animal beliefs come first to me, 13,000/12,000 years ago, then women as deities 11,000/10,000 years ago, then male gods around 7,000/8,000 years ago. Moralistic gods around 5,000/4,000 years ago, and monotheistic gods around 4,000/3,000 years ago. 

To me, animal gods were likely first related to totemism animals around 13,000 to 12,000 years ago or older. Female as goddesses was next to me, 11,000 to 10,000 years ago or so with the emergence of agriculture. Then male gods come about 8,000 to 7,000 years ago with clan wars. Many monotheism-themed religions started in henotheism, emerging out of polytheism/paganism.

“Animism” is needed to begin supernatural thinking.
“Totemism” is needed for supernatural thinking connecting human actions & related to clan/tribe.
“Shamanism” is needed for supernatural thinking to be controllable/changeable by special persons.
Together = Gods/paganism

Damien Marie AtHope’s Art

Damien Marie AtHope (Said as “At” “Hope”)/(Autodidact Polymath but not good at math):

Axiological Atheist, Anti-theist, Anti-religionist, Secular Humanist, Rationalist, Writer, Artist, Jeweler, Poet, “autodidact” Philosopher, schooled in Psychology, and “autodidact” Armchair Archaeology/Anthropology/Pre-Historian (Knowledgeable in the range of: 1 million to 5,000/4,000 years ago). I am an anarchist socialist politically. Reasons for or Types of Atheism

My Website, My Blog, & Short-writing or QuotesMy YouTube, Twitter: @AthopeMarie, and My Email:

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