Education is humanity shining in our shared experience.

I welcome you, all of you. I support good people.
Everyone, from the homeless to elite,
all are my friends or are welcome to be my friends
as I want to be a friend to the world, you are all my family.

Let others be inspired by your weakness and your strength. Be a good human, of help to all. We are everything. And we are responsible for everything. So be kind to all, just a good person. I love kind people, I need kind people.

We are best caring for others and our worst in deep selfishness.

My response, I am not “peace,” rather, I am an amazing example of chaotic goodness.

Hillbilly” is a term (often derogatory) for people who dwell in rural, mountainous areas in the United States, primarily in southern Appalachia and the Ozarks. The term was later used to refer to people from other rural and mountainous areas west of the Mississippi river too, particularly those of the Rocky Mountains and near the Rio Grande. The first known instances of “hillbilly” in print were in The Railroad Trainmen’s Journal (vol. ix, July 1892), an 1899 photograph of men and women in West Virginia labeled “Camp Hillbilly”, and a 1900 New York Journal article containing the definition: “a Hill-Billie is a free and untrammeled white citizen of Alabama, who lives in the hills, has no means to speak of, dresses as he can, talks as he pleases, drinks whiskey when he gets it, and fires off his revolver as the fancy takes him”. The stereotype is twofold in that it incorporates both positive and negative traits: “Hillbillies” are often considered independent and self-reliant individuals who resist the modernization of society, but at the same time they are also defined as backward and violent. Scholars argue this duality is reflective of the split ethnic identities in white America. The term’s later usage extended beyond solely white communities, exemplified with the “Hispanic hillbillies of northern New Mexico,” in reference to the Hispanos of New Mexico.” ref 

My response to the meme on linkedIn at: (TeacherGoals

I posted: I am cool with Teachers being in the room. And as an anarchist so should the students have all voting rights as well. You don’t limit freedom then tell them you are freedoms champion.

“Damien, I respectfully disagree. It is necessary to first teach them how to make good decisions (not what to decide) and to give them the tools to make sound decisions.:” – Commenter 1

My response, was my meme:

“Let’s really be anarchists…. Include parents as well in a “principal’s council” when big policy changes are being developed or enacted. (Or at the district level).” – Commenter 2

My response, A meme of mine, and my quick thoughts back:

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My response, Of course, I want all to be equal. I just want all to be good humans, kind to all. And also, of course, aid them in reason, not force thinking.

“Here we are talking about formal education. Parental control is informal. When it comes to educating the child formally a teacher should not be left out in decision making.” – Commenter 3

My response, I appreciate your support and I thank you for adding your clarification.  🙂

“I’m with you. A rebel to the core when it comes to education, right to education, or lack of thereof.” – Commenter 4

My response, I  appreciate your thoughtful response and your support. We rise by helping each other.

Message to Commenter 2, “I believe they will reach your goal as soon as we start by respecting them as a human being from birth and throughout their growing experience ( all life span)… following that pattern, educating them, meaning, providing literacy skills, then, and following the same principle of respect, nourishing them with unconditional parental love and a good quality of food (healthy and sustainable diet) and on snd on till they reach pre-k where the “system” and home combined efforts to orient them by teaching them critical thinking… the rest is on them… we should not model much after 6 years old because it jeopardizes their creativity and therefore their intellect. ( I wrote this without reading all the previous comments… now I will say… we are in agreement… I am just so tired of living my last 20 years taking seminars, following policies that are so repetitive and sometimes non-sense… I hope Dr. Cardona read this chain of comments. We need to move quickly.” – Commenter 5 

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We all get hate freely but now is the time for love to be given more freely.

What is a good person? Do they claim love and do harm?

I always say, I am open to any positive people from anywhere, doing anything or nothing can connect with me. I welcome all good humans from the homeless to people in power, all people are my friends. I am kindness.

Atheist Republic 15,452 followers: “What’s the thing you like most about yourself?”

Damien AtHope  Atheist-Humanist Philosopher & Pre-Historical Writer/Researcher at

My almost superpower to express kindness in a way that aids in transforming the thinking and lives of others. To me, we may live in a harmful and hate-filled world but we are the absolute best in kindness. We are our greatest in caring for others. We are remarkable not for our greatest selfishness but rather for our greatest selflessness. May I always strive to be such a brave person that I can be kind to everyone.

Because I am not a bigot and even though I am an antireligious and antitheist firebrand atheist with many religious people as friends. I think like half my fans too.

A good friend of mine who is a “Spirit Art Medium Abstract Artist Extraordinaire” who wrote on LinkedIn:

Dreams are like whiskeys
good, bad, smooth, rough, but always

Get off the treadmill!!
Attachments and aversions
are both addictions.

Link for more info on buying the book (I am getting my wife one): LINK 

I say go buy some, she is cool people, to me.

There was wonderful art attached as well so I responded:

My response, Great.

Her response, Damien AtHope I’m fond of both design and poem!! ????????

My response, Here are a few of my art and poems.

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UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency 1,047,694 followers:

????️‍???? Your human rights do not change because of who you are or who you love ???? Link

David Nice – “Or even whom you fancy – what consenting adults do with each other should be entirely their own business., so long as they’re safe. Sexual orientation isn’t always about monogamy or even love.”

“But they change if you are Palestinian…” – Commenter 

David Nice “Please, this is not relevant here.”

“If in whatever we do, we are always conscious that it could affect the next person close to us, I think we would always be very careful with the way we make some decisions.” – Commenter 

David Nice “Which applies to the anti-vaxxer who commented here (with pure Whataboutism), surely, but not to the choices of gay people. Certainly to the hate expressed against them by the forces of bigotry and reaction.”

“Hmmm…. Nice saying but Super story… There are some love you need to flee from or you’ll get burnt. Be wise. Don’t always follow your feelings, at least for once take the lead and let your emotions submit to your head leadership… It’s called discipline.” – Commenter

David Nice “Does that mean what I think it means? If so, you’re close to hate speech there.”

“They forgot to add “…or whether you take a vaccine or not.” – Commenter

David Nice “No-one is denying people the right to make what in fact are uninformed choices. So your argument falls at the first hurdle. And that’s it from me.”

“Leave linked-in for business … ti negotiate such social issues got to other social media applications…
#LinkedIn=Business.” – Commenter

David Nice “How dare you? This is UNHCR’s business, and the world is demeaned if it ignores human rights. Shame on you.”

“Human rights are granted all over the world, until we talk about innocent Palestinians.. weird!
Safety and survival come before love!
#GazaUnderAttack #SavePalestine Peace” – Commenter

David Nice “I have the deepest sympathy for the Palestinian people and horror for what they’re going through, but this post addresses another issue. By deflecting to your own issue, you are implying you don’t care about the one that’s being stated. THAT is not rational.  As for the other opinions on here, free speech does not include the right to spread hatred and persecution.”

David Nice WHO ARE YOU??!! I want to be professional with you in my comment, but you’re not professional at all!!  You keep attacking everyone stating a different opinion in their own comments… is that the freedom you’re talking about???!  Freedom of speech is not a prerogative. I am a human too btw, not an alien, I say whatever I want whenever I want in my own comment. If you disagree with me, that does not give you any power over me to tell me what to say and what not to say. Write your own comment and I won’t waste a second of my time to prove you wrong, even if you are so wrong… It’s so contradictory to see people defending freedom by depriving others of the same freedom. STOP YOUR DOUBLE STANDARDS!! They make no sense to any rational human being. Peace ” – Commenter

“Some use the term freedom to spread poisons, disease, and corruption.” – Commenter

“Freedom that brings corruption and disease has no good, and there must be restrictions in order to live healthily and safely.” – Commenter

“It is unreasonable to get pleasure and enjoy the place to come out of the stool.” – Commenter

“God created women for the man to enjoy. God is wise and all-knowing.” – Commenter

“Is it possible to enjoy the exit of crap?” – Commenter

“The Islamic religion deprives this work and identified his sentence and killed for two.” – Commenter

Do you know that Palestinian people were killed for what they are?

My response, Atheists are killed and I don’t go on every non Atheist activism site and smear my feelings about atheists and my point is we should strive to not be abusive to the suffering of others just to make everyone hear my pain.  And I am intersex, why don’t you and everyone start caring about me? No, the LGBT community only adds me as an afterthought.  But guess what most others think I am a freak of nature. Do you support me? Do you care about intersex people? Some don’t know about intersex? Should I start posting every day, everywhere, even on religion pages so they are forced to hear my pain? If I do that am I being a good human?

David Nice “The UNHCR knows very well. It deals with it on a daily basis. And I have infinite sorrow for the Palestinian people, but this post is not about that. Sorry, but this is trolling. I never see in any of these comments even ‘this is terrible, but…”

My response, I agree with all of you “this is terrible” I totally support the Palestinian people. I also support LGBTQIA people, whom I am part of, being intersex.

David Nice “The haters are piling in. I’ve reported most of them. Let’s see if LinkedIn does its job. Just reminds me I’m very lucky to live where I do. Earlier this week a 20-year-old Iranian gay man was murdered by his brother in a so-called ‘honor killing. And I was called ‘sick’ for deploying it.”

“Many Muslims do not apply the correct teachings of their religion and are only responsible for themselves, and there are many Muslims who are committed to their religion.” – Commenter

My response, I appreciate your support for humanity, David.

David Nice “And the correct teachings say you must kill gay people? How very sick and hateful. I’m glad not all Muslims think as you do.”

“David Nice. My thoughts are not, these are the teachings of the Islamic religion for Muslims.”

Damien AtHope Mankind was supported and saved by God from evil by the Islamic religion and for more than 1,400 years ago with the Prophet Muhammad. And not David.” – Commenter

David NiceLinkedIn, once again you have allowed incitement to murder of gay people to go unchallenged. This suggests to me, no human being looks at these things. I can no longer see “THE CHALLENGER” because I’ve blocked him, but I urge others to keep up the complaints. Let’s see what you make of the six other hate-filled comments. And, at the first hurdle, LinkedIn finds his message of hate just fine.”

“The Islamic religion deprives this work and identified his sentence and killed for two.” – Commenter

My response, To me, we may live in a harmful and hate-filled world but we are the absolute best in kindness. We are our greatest in caring for others. We are remarkable not for our greatest selfishness but rather for our greatest selflessness. May I always strive to be such a brave person that I can be kind to everyone.

My response, CHALLENGER, What is a good person? Do they claim love and do harm? 

Damien Marie AtHope’s Art

My response, We need people with the height of bravery, to be openly as kind as others openly hate. I strive to be a good human ethical in both my thinking and behaviors thus I strive to be: Anti-racist, Anti-sexist, Anti-homophobic, Anti-biphobic. Anti-transphobic, Anti-classist, Anti-ablest, Anti-ageist, and as Always Antifascist.  In fact, I want to strive to avoid as much as I can bigoted thinking towards others based on their perceived membership or classification based on that person’s perceived political affiliation (Well: within reason, justice, and ethics), sex/gender, beliefs (Well: within reason, justice, and ethics), social class (Well: within reason, justice, and ethics), age, disability, religion (Well: within reason, justice, and ethics), sexuality (Well: within reason, justice, and ethics), race, ethnicity, language (Well: within reason, justice, and ethics), nationality, beauty, height, occupation (Well: within reason, justice, and ethics), wealth (Well: within reason, justice, and ethics), education, sport-team affiliation, music tastes or other personal characteristics (Well: within reason, justice, and ethics).

Damien AtHope The nice thing is to think with the mind, away from racism and hatred.” – Commenter

My response, So what is a good person, are you a good person, and how would I actually know what your claim is actually goodness?

Damien AtHope What kindness you live in while you always and start fighting Muslims and fabricate accusations and terrorism for them and your countries kill Muslim children everywhere only because they are Muslims and look at what is happening in Burma, Syria, Palestine, and Iraq and …. all of this is a systematic war against the Islamic religion and its people.” – Commenter

My response, Are you asking me a religious question? As I know it all, all the religions. Thanks.

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“Do you have an idea about the simplest human rights that children in Gaza dream about every day!! Human rights can be defined by saving innocent people who are killed every day in Palestine and all over the world human rights is to stop wars and give everyone the right to live in peace…there are many human rights that you can’t mention or support before coming and talk about freaks!!!! Human rights are not about gays and such bullshit !!!! You simply support toxicity.” – Commenter

My response, Would we not often do better lighting a candle, than cursing at the darkness? Every time I post I think is this want a person of honor would write. Is the works of kinases in my offers of ideas or only just my bloated ego, is it my anger that shames me yet again with the disgusting indifference I make in my unkindness. It is so worthless I will do anything not to allow myself to violate my honor in such as way as I could be taken to court and be found fully guilty of a life lived in love, don’t you agree?

“Humans in Palestine are experiencing the exact opposite of basic human rights and needs, they are living in terror due to Israel. Humans on a small land under attack by the 4th strongest military in the world.” – Commenter

David Nice “This is true, but when I last looked UNHCR was doing the best it could there. And the issue being addressed here is quite different. I’m not trying to police this post, but it worries me that so many people are weighing in without even a nod to the persecution in question.”


My response, America and much of the world has time and again deeply broken trust with people in greatest need, having to eat in the street, their human dignity discarded. America and others have time and again deeply broken trust with non-white people, Indigenous people, non-males, non-heteronormative, LGBTQIA, different religions and unbelievers too, etc. in their eyes and mine… I am trying to inspire others to be the change and make the difference to humanity we all need.

“All it takes is a helping hand. We can’t just do it and then expect anything either. When I was homeless, the first time, my family took me in. They listened. They tried, but it’s hard, especially when you’re struggling too. This year will pass, just like it always has. The beauty is in being broken and the will to fix those wounds. It takes time and it takes humans with heart. I will say my spirituality helped me when I was in my lowest, but I realize that isn’t the case for everyone. The key, for me, is the golden rule. Just treat others how you want to be treated. But if it were that easy, we wouldn’t have to have things like Hammurabi’s code. Chin up friend, this world is very heavy, but the end of this covid crisis is near. We will get through it, as long as we do it together.” – Educator. M.S. Ed, B.S Ed, Mother. Wife. Hillbilly AND PROUD. Human.

My response, I am honored by your support, care, and thoughtful humanity. Thank you. I appreciate you.

Damien AtHope I appreciate you too friend! Got to spread the love. :)” – Educator. M.S. Ed, B.S Ed, Mother. Wife. Hillbilly AND PROUD. Human.

My response, We rise by helping each other.

Damien AtHope that’s the way I see it! 🙂 A side note, I’m interested in your pre-human history, the earliest is Thucydides or histories for the written record. What is it specifically that you study? I’m very curious (history nerd. Cant help it).” – Educator. M.S. Ed, B.S Ed, Mother. Wife. Hillbilly AND PROUD. Human.

My response, I was a Non-doubting Christian for 35 years. I was a Big Rig driver and driver trainer. I helped new Truck drivers.  And doing that made me realize people saw me as a leader. Then I was in a big rig accident and couldn’t do Truck Driving anymore.  Sometimes I can’t even walk. I am disabled now. I was depressed. I felt like life was over.  My life is mostly painful and unloved. So I thought I would enjoy being a mental health professional and try to help others.  So I started college to be a Christian Counselor.  Well by halfway through the second class on religion, dealing with the Devil.  I realized it’s all fake to me. I stopped all beliefs in stuff like religion and that was 2006. I felt truly alone then as my mom disowned me the moment she realized I stopped beliefs in gods. She changed her mind a few months later and mildly started loving me from a YOU are the other we hate vibe. I told her how funny it was not to hear her go on about the love of Jesus, when she stopped loving me for my crime of losing my religion. I said I love you,  full stop. I respect your decision to believe as you want.  She said thank you for not attacking me. I watched a few of your videos and read your website.  You are wise, son. So I realized I didn’t know that much either about religion. I didn’t believe atheists either.  I actually did not know what to think or believe at first.  It has been many years.  I wanted to learn for myself.  So I started at 3 million years ago all the way to 4,000 years ago.  I am now the most knowledgeable person on the evolution of religion in the world.

My art below as I am an artist as well:

Damien Marie AtHope’s Art

My response, I would enjoy you sending me a Connection request if interested as I truly like you as a friend. 🙂

“I did already! That’s how I saw your post. Dude, the systems of control of religion are FASCINATING. I am not religious, I quit pentecostal at 11. Hey, I had something on my heart and a “brother” said a woman’s place wasn’t behind the pulpit… I’d be better as a wife. I said, “Joyce Meyer.” He got infuriated and said she wasn’t good, I said “you wanna keep me in that kitchen? Watch me walk.” And that was the day I left man-made religion. haha! Hey, throw the stone if you want to but judgment is not mine or your place. (That’s my thoughts at least). As for your history and your art and your podcast, good for you Damien. Seriously, it takes guts and grit to do this. I’m a behavioral analyst, so I do the science –  Skinner specifically. I think you’d love his book, Science of Human Behavior. The dude goes HARD on systems of control. Wow. It was eye-opening. If you need help, I’d love to share!” – Educator. M.S. Ed, B.S Ed, Mother. Wife. Hillbilly AND PROUD. Human.

My response, I actually believe I will likely be murdered due to how strong I speak and how openly. I have been threatened with a murderer for both my atheism and my anarchism.  I am not even scared.  My life was way more scary than death. I want to help the world and if I must die to do this, I will do it with honor as humanity is so worth it.

Damien AtHope damn brother, you go hard. Yes, definitely read that book. Skinner foundation offers it for free on pdf. I think his analysis will really help you… especially with counter control. You speak your truth, always. Just be calm in the storm… and when you’re going through hell, remember even Socrates was persecuted. Not every hero wears capes 🙂 My 17th cousin is Abraham Lincoln’s friend, so this new neo-nazi fascist textbook GOP we got now, well McConnell is Henry Clay. Let’s just put it that way …. Lol.” – Educator. M.S. Ed, B.S Ed, Mother. Wife. Hillbilly AND PROUD. Human.

My response, You are good people.

Damien AtHope thank ya 🙂 learned from the best! Lol. Hillbillies, not the proud boy redneck. Nope, much different 🙂 still on the family tree though, unfortunately, but it isn’t me so I’m good LOL.” – Educator. M.S. Ed, B.S Ed, Mother. Wife. Hillbilly AND PROUD. Human.

My response, The happiest way I view my past neglect as a child came from my wife. She told me they are not good people but they didn’t rase you.  You raised you and that is why you stayed so beautiful inside.

Damien AtHope, love that. My people say amen, just means I agree. 🙂 you got a good one, friend. :)” – Educator. M.S. Ed, B.S Ed, Mother. Wife. Hillbilly AND PROUD. Human.

My response, I am an axiological philosopher, all-natural with no other philosophers added. I hate reading so I never read for pleasure. I read to empower myself so I can understand how to empower the world. I want ALL us, everyone cared for and safe. No child in the world should ever be in need and not get help. The fact that this is not so, grieves me deeply. The world turned to shit when the sexism wave started 7,000 years ago. Before this, there were 5 or so genders believed by European peoples. Then all hell broke out in southern Germany. I know, Germany, I was like, what the hell. Germany started World War 0.

World War 0. My art and all my own fact supported ideas:

Damien Marie AtHope’s Art


My response, By the way, I am an autodidact polymath that can hardly do math, and not the best at English.  Yet in reason abilities, I have yet to meet a mind as deep as mine. I am deep, deep like the ocean.

Damien AtHope I found it’s easier not to have labels for your problems but it’s also easier to label it so you know who you are and how to advocate for yourself. The great dilemma, LOL. I wasn’t either. Letters got mixed up, so did numbers, but you just figure out how to do you and it will all work out in the end. Now, I got to look at this art work. 🙂 Hahaha, oh, that location has been the source of a lot of pain… even in Neolithic history too. I like your artwork. Have you ever considered just assessing the art we’ve found before? I’ve done that, based on primary and secondary documents, and made inferences. The recent centrality of race, sexism, and more makes me fuckin sick too. I can’t stand it. It’s ingrained in some people’s heads though, like that is the way it is… yet I show the Bible and I get “I wasn’t there” I hate that damn expression. To me, if someone is saying something and they have nothing to gain, 9 times out of 10, they’re telling the truth. Anyways, I understand. We all speak, read and do in different ways. It takes all kinds of kinds brother.” – Educator. M.S. Ed, B.S Ed, Mother. Wife. Hillbilly AND PROUD. Human.

My response, I am better than anyone in the world, yet I am humble and know I am no better than anyone. And my book. lol MY BOOK WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING FOREVER ON, and is going to drop on things like a nuclear bomb. I am changing the world.

People have often not like my hardest Atheism activism. I do it anyway. I got death threats and I have never changed anything. I often am told I am just, too much. Well, to me, the world is totally fucked as if reason means little to nothing and we need hardcore change. Not straining one’s collar, no, rather buying an entirely new wardrobe. We are smeared with the darkness of the mind and the heart. I cry at how much need there truly is and yet it is met with, silence? I will not be silent to injustice, cruelty, oppression, or unethical bigotry against my fellow members of humanity.

Hate is the shame people swear on themselves trying to look better than others.

America and much of the world has time and again deeply broken trust with people in greatest need, having to eat in the street, their human dignity discarded.

America and others have time and again deeply broken trust with non-white people, Indigenous people, non-males, non-heteronormative, LGBTQIA,
different religions and unbelievers too, etc. in their eyes and mine…

I am trying to inspire others to be the change and make the difference to humanity we all need.

I am an atheist activist as this is not my life alone because we all share this life together. We will rise as one or destroy ourselves in unkindness.

I for one not only speak loudly I choose not to carry a big stick instead I want to offer helping hands. I war with ignorance and unreason, not really the people holding them.

My hope is for people’s empowerment, I want you to think more not trying to force anyone to think like me if they don’t see “good” reason.

I will likely be murdered for it by some nut but the need is too great to not risk everything, peoples lives have always been on the line!

Sadly, it seems some will always have to die before real change happens, and this is just how bad the world truly is…

Some, may Die!

In the end, all we have is each other and life is just too damn short to not be kind. It is not my moment of the greatest selfishness that holds good memories in my heart. No, it is my moment of the greatest selflessness that holds good memories in my heart.

“Do you know what I love about my education? It was earned. Blood, sweat, and tears. A whole lot of them. Greed has no place right here. My great grandfather was a coal miner in Hazard, KY. He leads the revolution in the 40s. He taught me as a young child, “You come from dirt and dirt you will return. You aren’t better than nobody. NEVER forget it.” He died in 97 due to a black lung. Had over 14 children. I was the first born out of the holler. Learn your history, spread the love. Education. IT WORKS.” – Educator. M.S. Ed, B.S Ed, Mother. Wife. Hillbilly AND PROUD. Human.

My response, Education is humanity shining in our shared experience.

“Truly, it really really is. Jefferson said it was meant to be free too, now we have inequities across the board. A true shame too, if you ask me. Moved 36 times in high-school in the span of two years. One history taught me one thing, then another taught another. I went toe to toe, because I was genuinely confused! Especially 20th-century history, so I just read and shared what I read. A lot of things change, but one thing remains, we have more in common than we think. <3” – Educator. M.S. Ed, B.S Ed, Mother. Wife. Hillbilly AND PROUD. Human.

My response, I personally think that you are cool as hell.

“Haha, thanks bud! You want to look up real unique hillbilly history, my holler is Hazard. LBJ came to my great aunt’s house and said “you people are still living in the great depression.” So, thank you civil rights act of 1964 and 1965, and 1968 title 1 funding. Let’s keep it going, our babies, we truly do need it. <3″ – Educator. M.S. Ed, B.S Ed, Mother. Wife. Hillbilly AND PROUD. Human.

My response, In the end, all we have is each other, and to me, life is just too short to not be kind. I want to live my life in such a way that my death could occur and I could take pride in the quality and kindness of my life.

Damien AtHope me too. So spread it like butter, not too thin :)” – Educator. M.S. Ed, B.S Ed, Mother. Wife. Hillbilly AND PROUD. Human.

Damien AtHope hahaha, oh that location has been the source of a lot of pain… even in Neolithic history too. I like your art work. Have you ever considered just assessing art we’ve found before? I’ve done that, based on primary and secondary documents, and made inferences. The recent centrality of race, sexism, and more makes me fuckin sick too. I can’t stand it. It’s ingrained in some people’s heads though, like that is the way it is… yet I show the Bible and I get “I wasn’t there” I hate that damn expression. To me, if someone is saying something and they have nothing to gain, 9 times out of 10, they’re telling the truth. Anyways, I understand. We all speak, read and do in different ways. It takes all kinds of kinds brother.” – Educator. M.S. Ed, B.S Ed, Mother. Wife. Hillbilly AND PROUD. Human.

Sexism, to me, is in a mild way started in totemism at around 45,000 years ago or so and was not in religion at all 100,000 years ago with animism. When you hear about animism only culture sounds absolutely amazing and the model for all our futures, to me that is. Then is became less sexist with shamanism at around 35,000 years ago or so. Then back to more sexism at 12,000 years ago or so with paganism. Then 7,000 you have the first mass killing and the by 6,000 slavery begins and the first clear evidence of proto kings an extreme imbalance in wealth and delete in power. By 5,000 years ago sexism becomes state laws. But some women did rule.

Here are some of my most recent posts as of 4/17/21 Back to 4/22/19:

    Now a Dignity Enrichment example:

    Some people think I am mean as they only see me battle bullies but actually, I am sweet and kind to people in general.  I like loving people but get angry at unkindness. I am Some this way due to the extreme child abuse I suffered.  I hate abuse, the scars others make in a moment we have to hold for a lifetime. So I need kindness and hate unkindness. I strive to protect the weak. I am a lion inside.  I fear not even death. I want to help the world.

    We are our best caring for ourselves and others and we are our worst not caring for ourselves and others.

    I win all the time against all odds. Because I don’t use power. I use kindness and ethics to win. Kindness is an underestimated superpower. Actually, as an axiologist thinker, it is kindness and ethics that give me a kind of moral authority in debating. So much so, to where I can challenge their behaviors hard, but due to my wonderful behaviors, they can’t even fight back.  It should show what a superpower kindness truly is. I am a good human.

    Damien Marie AtHope’s Art

    Always remember, unlike most other atheists that have some fame, I am the only one with half my followers being religious, and want to learn from me, and look up to me. We don’t change anything bragging with our friends. We need to go show the world our way is better, all you have to do is be a good person. That is all I really demand.

    Damien Marie AtHope’s Art

    We all need each other as even the smartest mind has limitations. I only value perfect ethical thinking and behavior, as that is all that truly matters anyway. May we all be our best, kind humans.

    Damien Marie AtHope’s Art

    I share everything, so others that struggle don’t feel alone. 

    I want to help people and think little of the needs of my enemies but to offer them kindness freely.

    My style of fighting without fighting confuses some people, It is a hidden language of the self and is also mastering the method and application of word choice and placement that makes them bombs. I will try now to make an example of what I am talking about.

    I make bigots feel so bad with dignity attacks they remove their posts all the time with me. I want you all this powerful. Learn my style and be unstoppable in your ability to master thinking and communication behaviors.

    My fighting without fighting, With my “Truth Navigation Style” you can learn my style, and be unstoppable.

    My style “Truth Navigation Style” can make anyone, well almost everyone, like me, if you, do all I say, as I say.

    I know you don’t read but if you don’t understand what I am doing you will never be as powerful as me. It is thus all up to you. Read all I offer for free to everyone and become the most powerful that you have been, I would assume, the results could vary some, but it mostly is one refuses to just be a good human that the limitation stays. If Ego is fully removed you are ready to be a servant leader, as I am. I can make anyone almost like me, if you do all I say, as I say.

    I can manhandle people’s “minds” if I wanted to, I just don’t want to, that is not what good people do. 

    Like this: You ask me if, I, as an atheist, know it all? Well, I am trying to say this in the kindest way. Ok, I am amazed you would ask me such a funny question. In fact, I need a moment to laugh on the inside as I am trying hard, I really am trying to be nice. You know because only scum would harm others vulnerable to them. You get it, right? I am more wanting to be your friend though… I mean you get that right. I mean some other atheists try putting down people being foolish, but not me. I want to be your friend. I am being honest, you know, because, as always, I just want to be a good person.


    Are you a good person?

    “You mean, treat them like a human being? :)” – Educator. M.S. Ed, B.S Ed, Mother. Wife. Hillbilly AND PROUD. Human.

    My response, Wise.

    “Thanks. But it isn’t hard to do it. If they’re crying, my goodness, what do you need? Ask them what they need! It’s simple. Then DELIVER. The babies need it. More than we may ever know.” – Educator. M.S. Ed, B.S Ed, Mother. Wife. Hillbilly AND PROUD.

    My response, I appreciate you and your deep ocean of humanity. I was not loved at home, I could not wait to get to school where at least I was cared about.

    Damien AtHope same here friend. A whole lot of abuse, so much I got PTSD. You ain’t this alone and don’t think us teachers can’t see it 🙂 chin up, friend. Here if you need me.” – Educator. M.S. Ed, B.S Ed, Mother. Wife. Hillbilly AND PROUD.

    My response, I just want to be a good human,  like the teachers who loved me when I needed it the most.  I am in a large part who I am as a friend of kindness due to amazing teachers. And I feel for you and all abused or neglected people,  I love you all. You matter if only to me.

    Damien AtHope, us true victims realize the mentality of victimization. We learn methods to control the real hard way. That’s why we’re so passionate and advocate so much for those without a voice. Because, truly, you do not know how it feels to speak and not be heard. But I have a feeling you do. Love is all need. MASLOW :)” – Educator. M.S. Ed, B.S Ed, Mother. Wife. Hillbilly AND PROUD.

    My response, We rise by helping each other. I am not the thing abuse made. No, I am a shining star blazing so bright now I can bring light to the darkness of the world.  We are not in this life alone,  what happens to the ones forgotten harms the humanity of us all. I was hated at birth for the crime of not being born a full man. I am somewhat intersex, my religious parents saw me as a mistake, not a full man and not a woman. I was seen and treated like a homeless freak that had broken into my parent’s house and was sleeping in one of their beds every night but they just could not find a way to make me leave. I was hated, so now all I strive to do is love.

    Damien AtHope oh my friend, do I understand. Dont let that get you down. You were made perfect. Agreed, love. This world will get you down, but I was raised by hellions 😉 I love to share, my great grandfather was a bootlegger and my great-great-grandmother was a moonshiner. I’m proud of that 🙂 But, let me say this, you’re more than your roots. And the sum of your parts. You’re you. And there is so much damn beauty in being you. So don’t let em get ya down. Now I cherish them because they taught me as a child, about the coal mines.. and the hardships. It’s gonna be ok. I’ve been homeless 4 times myself. The first time at 11. Chin up. We have more in common than what separates us. All of us. Nobody is perfect. Even the Bible says that, pick up the stone first. ;)” – Educator. M.S. Ed, B.S Ed, Mother. Wife. Hillbilly AND PROUD.

    My response, You are indeed a very good human.

    Damien AtHope, thank you friend. Step by step. We got this. Together. Always. <3 Dude, my research is coming along quite well. I will send it to you. Working on a meta-analysis now. A whole lot of books, articles, theories, and soon peer review. This fall, IRB. Then a whole freaking lot of data. Skinner, look up his teaching model. Dude was brilliant! Also, if you ever need a chin-up just breathe. Calm the inner to control you. You got this.” – Educator. M.S. Ed, B.S Ed, Mother. Wife. Hillbilly AND PROUD.

    My response, Teachers in special needs, I was in special education,  I am brilliant but was so abused and neglected by family teachers were all I had on my side. I love kind people.

    Damien AtHope kind people are not easy to find, if we give 100 % to what we do we will not have any regrets.” – Commenter 1

    My response, Well, please, all friends of kindness, feel free to connect with me.  I welcome all.

    Damien AtHope anytime you need kindness, call my name, I will do whatever I can to make you feel alright!” – Commenter 1

    “Basic rules apply to any person regardless of age, gender, or skin color.” – Commenter 2

    My response, Right, just be a good human to all.

    “Agreed! Part of being our best selves to anyone no matter what age. Admitting when you are wrong and listening to others’ ideas respectfully is the beginning of wisdom. We need to model that humanity and wisdom to the next generation, as well as our own!” – Commenter 2

    “Such wisdom to be shared and followed by everyone, especially teachers, who are the windows to the mind and development of our children…our next generation of leaders and visionaries.” – Commenter 3

    “Yesss!!!! This!!! This is so important for children to learn it’s ok to make mistakes and learn humility. I’ve never been so proud as to hear my 5-year-old son say (after I did something clumsy and admitted it to him) “that’s ok, everyone makes mistakes, it’s how we learn.” – Commenter 3

    “Teaching children manners and respect by leading through example! Love this, it is so very true and so important.” – Commenter 4

    “I totally follow this and it’s rejuvenating to both children and teachers. We can most certainly learn a LOT from those little ones.” – Commenter 5

    “It’s very important that you respect your kids. It’s equally important that you let them explain the rationale behind their actions. Don’t forget parents gave birth to all the geniuses in the world. They are your kids to guide and protect for a while only. Parenting rules are not the same in all cultures. So use what rule works for your culture…” – Commenter 6

    “So true. We all make mistakes and we should own up to them no matter who the person is.” – Commenter 7

    “Love them all, but I have never assumed I’m smarter than a child particularly in certain areas like science. That’s not where my interests lie so I always tell them I learn more from them than they do from me. They enjoy teaching me.” – Commenter 8

    “Good advice for Teachers and Parents. Or, to anyone looking to grow up…turn to children!” – Commenter 9

    “Agreed, on all points! This is how we build stronger relationships with our students and in turn making it easier to learn from us. This is also what students remember about their favorite teacher. These points make it obvious the teacher respects them.” – Commenter 10

    “We, teachers, are at times a bit too proud to admit when we’re wrong. This is a good, humble attitude to have.” – Commenter 11

    “This is such important advice. Students/children are human, are young people who will one day be our leaders. Respect should be a two-way street. I have learned so much from my students and I believe they have learned so much from me too.” – Commenter 12

    “Set a quality example for the sweet little people who are sponges & absorb EVERYTHING good & bad????
    BE MINDFUL.” – Commenter 13

    “So true, and a great reminder! Re no.2: Children’s wisdom and kindness stop me in my tracks all the time. I love learning from them.” – Commenter 14

    “I always try to apologize when I am wrong and I expect my own children to do the same. I know this is for teachers/student relationships, but it’s important in parent/child relationships too.” – Commenter 15

    “Swap child for team members and these are goals we could live by in any workplace! These are great pointers.” – Commenter 16

    “…an equality of respect. I like this. Children should be able to tell you to go away without feeling bad. And adults should be able to do the same.” – Commenter 17

    “Listen to them. Talk to them. Allow them to talk. Remember – Communication is the key to success.” – Commenter 18

    “These 5 items should be every teacher’s guidelines, these simple things will change our world for the better if we all practiced them frequently. Respect children!!!” – Commenter 19

    “Important Parenting Tips. Role model the behavior you want to see from your kids.” – Commenter 20

    Damien Marie AtHope’s Art

    I am quite smart but the wisest thing I have ever done,

    was choosing to live a life of kindness.

    The door of reason opens not once but many times

    and I love seeing what’s on the other side with others.


    I have no hero but my wife, I have read no philosopher either. My wife and myself, are the only philosophers, I care to get advice from as well. I am alone but I am trying to connect the world with each other, so we can be a family.

    I never bot likes or followers, I just wrote things that inspire me. 

    I may never know just how beautiful you are until you are kind.

    We rise by helping each other.

    I welcome needed correction,

    even if said by my enemies, truth is truth.


    • Sorry, I hit the cap lock. I am not yelling. lol
    • I want to aid the poor in access to learning for free. So I give it all for free so it is not money stoping a brighter future.
    • I am not with anyone nor any group. I am all alone with no help from anyone. Nor is there andy big amount of even atheists or anarchists, that help me either. And never do I skip a beat, even I do it all alone. I care!!!
    • I am open. I sare amazing art and dep archaeology/anthropology knowledge and all I hear is, that is nice Damien, oh, you solved 100 unknown questions in archaeology? Nice, damien, keep doing you. I think, did they not hear me? I am the most knowledgeable person on earth right now, on the understanding of the full evolution of all religions in a loose large perspective way. I shut down professors in all kinds of fields as I am very smart, and everyone keeps thinking I am just some fool with wild ideas. They never read my extensive facts just say they are not sure how much I have actually figured out. Right, how would you know if you refuse to even look? So I have knowledge that will change the world and people hardly care. sad.
    • I will put out my book soon, then go into seclusion, mostly, to make archaeology-inspired fantasy jewelry, and enjoy my retirement in Florida.
    • I want to, always, strive to be kind as to me, that is me, being a good person. I just want to be a good human.

    Damien Marie AtHope’s Art


    Animism: Respecting the Living World by Graham Harvey 

    “How have human cultures engaged with and thought about animals, plants, rocks, clouds, and other elements in their natural surroundings? Do animals and other natural objects have a spirit or soul? What is their relationship to humans? In this new study, Graham Harvey explores current and past animistic beliefs and practices of Native Americans, Maori, Aboriginal Australians, and eco-pagans. He considers the varieties of animism found in these cultures as well as their shared desire to live respectfully within larger natural communities. Drawing on his extensive casework, Harvey also considers the linguistic, performative, ecological, and activist implications of these different animisms.” ref

    My thoughts on Religion Evolution with external links for more info:

    “Religion is an Evolved Product” and Yes, Religion is Like Fear Given Wings…

    Atheists talk about gods and religions for the same reason doctors talk about cancer, they are looking for a cure, or a firefighter talks about fires because they burn people and they care to stop them. We atheists too often feel a need to help the victims of mental slavery, held in the bondage that is the false beliefs of gods and the conspiracy theories of reality found in religions.

    “Understanding Religion Evolution: Animism, Totemism, Shamanism, Paganism & Progressed organized religion”

    Understanding Religion Evolution:

    “An Archaeological/Anthropological Understanding of Religion Evolution”

    It seems ancient peoples had to survived amazing threats in a “dangerous universe (by superstition perceived as good and evil),” and human “immorality or imperfection of the soul” which was thought to affect the still living, leading to ancestor worship. This ancestor worship presumably led to the belief in supernatural beings, and then some of these were turned into the belief in gods. This feeble myth called gods were just a human conceived “made from nothing into something over and over, changing, again and again, taking on more as they evolve, all the while they are thought to be special,” but it is just supernatural animistic spirit-belief perceived as sacred.


    Quick Evolution of Religion?

    Pre-Animism (at least 300,000 years ago) pre-religion is a beginning that evolves into later Animism. So, Religion as we think of it, to me, all starts in a general way with Animism (Africa: 100,000 years ago) (theoretical belief in supernatural powers/spirits), then this is physically expressed in or with Totemism (Europe: 50,000 years ago) (theoretical belief in mythical relationship with powers/spirits through a totem item), which then enlists a full-time specific person to do this worship and believed interacting Shamanism (Siberia/Russia: 30,000 years ago) (theoretical belief in access and influence with spirits through ritual), and then there is the further employment of myths and gods added to all the above giving you Paganism (Turkey: 12,000 years ago) (often a lot more nature-based than most current top world religions, thus hinting to their close link to more ancient religious thinking it stems from). My hypothesis is expressed with an explanation of the building of a theatrical house (modern religions development). Progressed organized religion (Egypt: 5,000 years ago)  with CURRENT “World” RELIGIONS (after 4,000 years ago).

    Historically, in large city-state societies (such as Egypt or Iraq) starting around 5,000 years ago culminated to make religion something kind of new, a sociocultural-governmental-religious monarchy, where all or at least many of the people of such large city-state societies seem familiar with and committed to the existence of “religion” as the integrated life identity package of control dynamics with a fixed closed magical doctrine, but this juggernaut integrated religion identity package of Dogmatic-Propaganda certainly did not exist or if developed to an extent it was highly limited in most smaller prehistoric societies as they seem to lack most of the strong control dynamics with a fixed closed magical doctrine (magical beliefs could be at times be added or removed). Many people just want to see developed religious dynamics everywhere even if it is not. Instead, all that is found is largely fragments until the domestication of religion.

    Religions, as we think of them today, are a new fad, even if they go back to around 6,000 years in the timeline of human existence, this amounts to almost nothing when seen in the long slow evolution of religion at least around 70,000 years ago with one of the oldest ritual worship. Stone Snake of South Africa: “first human worship” 70,000 years ago. This message of how religion and gods among them are clearly a man-made thing that was developed slowly as it was invented and then implemented peace by peace discrediting them all. Which seems to be a simple point some are just not grasping how devastating to any claims of truth when we can see the lie clearly in the archeological sites.

    I wish people fought as hard for the actual values as they fight for the group/clan names political or otherwise they think support values. Every amount spent on war is theft to children in need of food or the homeless kept from shelter.

    Here are several of my blog posts on history:

    I am not an academic. I am a revolutionary that teaches in public, in places like social media, and in the streets. I am not a leader by some title given but from my commanding leadership style of simply to start teaching everywhere to everyone, all manner of positive education. 

    Damien Marie AtHope’s Art

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    Damien Marie AtHope’s Art

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    Low Gods “Earth” or Tutelary deity and High Gods “Sky” or Supreme deity

    “An Earth goddess is a deification of the Earth. Earth goddesses are often associated with the “chthonic” deities of the underworldKi and Ninhursag are Mesopotamian earth goddesses. In Greek mythology, the Earth is personified as Gaia, corresponding to Roman Terra, Indic Prithvi/Bhūmi, etc. traced to an “Earth Mother” complementary to the “Sky Father” in Proto-Indo-European religionEgyptian mythology exceptionally has a sky goddess and an Earth god.” ref

    “A mother goddess is a goddess who represents or is a personification of naturemotherhoodfertilitycreationdestruction or who embodies the bounty of the Earth. When equated with the Earth or the natural world, such goddesses are sometimes referred to as Mother Earth or as the Earth Mother. In some religious traditions or movements, Heavenly Mother (also referred to as Mother in Heaven or Sky Mother) is the wife or feminine counterpart of the Sky father or God the Father.” ref

    Any masculine sky god is often also king of the gods, taking the position of patriarch within a pantheon. Such king gods are collectively categorized as “sky father” deities, with a polarity between sky and earth often being expressed by pairing a “sky father” god with an “earth mother” goddess (pairings of a sky mother with an earth father are less frequent). A main sky goddess is often the queen of the gods and may be an air/sky goddess in her own right, though she usually has other functions as well with “sky” not being her main. In antiquity, several sky goddesses in ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and the Near East were called Queen of Heaven. Neopagans often apply it with impunity to sky goddesses from other regions who were never associated with the term historically. The sky often has important religious significance. Many religions, both polytheistic and monotheistic, have deities associated with the sky.” ref

    “In comparative mythology, sky father is a term for a recurring concept in polytheistic religions of a sky god who is addressed as a “father”, often the father of a pantheon and is often either a reigning or former King of the Gods. The concept of “sky father” may also be taken to include Sun gods with similar characteristics, such as Ra. The concept is complementary to an “earth mother“. “Sky Father” is a direct translation of the Vedic Dyaus Pita, etymologically descended from the same Proto-Indo-European deity name as the Greek Zeûs Pater and Roman Jupiter and Germanic Týr, Tir or Tiwaz, all of which are reflexes of the same Proto-Indo-European deity’s name, *Dyēus Ph₂tḗr. While there are numerous parallels adduced from outside of Indo-European mythology, there are exceptions (e.g. In Egyptian mythology, Nut is the sky mother and Geb is the earth father).” ref

    Tutelary deity

    “A tutelary (also tutelar) is a deity or spirit who is a guardian, patron, or protector of a particular place, geographic feature, person, lineage, nation, culture, or occupation. The etymology of “tutelary” expresses the concept of safety and thus of guardianship. In late Greek and Roman religion, one type of tutelary deity, the genius, functions as the personal deity or daimon of an individual from birth to death. Another form of personal tutelary spirit is the familiar spirit of European folklore.” ref

    “A tutelary (also tutelar) iKorean shamanismjangseung and sotdae were placed at the edge of villages to frighten off demons. They were also worshiped as deities. Seonangshin is the patron deity of the village in Korean tradition and was believed to embody the SeonangdangIn Philippine animism, Diwata or Lambana are deities or spirits that inhabit sacred places like mountains and mounds and serve as guardians. Such as: Maria Makiling is the deity who guards Mt. Makiling and Maria Cacao and Maria Sinukuan. In Shinto, the spirits, or kami, which give life to human bodies come from nature and return to it after death. Ancestors are therefore themselves tutelaries to be worshiped. And similarly, Native American beliefs such as Tonás, tutelary animal spirit among the Zapotec and Totems, familial or clan spirits among the Ojibwe, can be animals.” ref

    “A tutelary (also tutelar) in Austronesian beliefs such as: Atua (gods and spirits of the Polynesian peoples such as the Māori or the Hawaiians), Hanitu (Bunun of Taiwan‘s term for spirit), Hyang (KawiSundaneseJavanese, and Balinese Supreme Being, in ancient Java and Bali mythology and this spiritual entity, can be either divine or ancestral), Kaitiaki (New Zealand Māori term used for the concept of guardianship, for the sky, the sea, and the land), Kawas (mythology) (divided into 6 groups: gods, ancestors, souls of the living, spirits of living things, spirits of lifeless objects, and ghosts), Tiki (Māori mythologyTiki is the first man created by either Tūmatauenga or Tāne and represents deified ancestors found in most Polynesian cultures). ” ref, ref, ref, ref, ref, ref, ref

    Mesopotamian Tutelary Deities can be seen as ones related to City-States 

    “Historical city-states included Sumerian cities such as Uruk and UrAncient Egyptian city-states, such as Thebes and Memphis; the Phoenician cities (such as Tyre and Sidon); the five Philistine city-states; the Berber city-states of the Garamantes; the city-states of ancient Greece (the poleis such as AthensSpartaThebes, and Corinth); the Roman Republic (which grew from a city-state into a vast empire); the Italian city-states from the Middle Ages to the early modern period, such as FlorenceSienaFerraraMilan (which as they grew in power began to dominate neighboring cities) and Genoa and Venice, which became powerful thalassocracies; the Mayan and other cultures of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica (including cities such as Chichen ItzaTikalCopán and Monte Albán); the central Asian cities along the Silk Road; the city-states of the Swahili coastRagusa; states of the medieval Russian lands such as Novgorod and Pskov; and many others.” ref

    “The Uruk period (ca. 4000 to 3100 BCE; also known as Protoliterate period) of Mesopotamia, named after the Sumerian city of Uruk, this period saw the emergence of urban life in Mesopotamia and the Sumerian civilization. City-States like Uruk and others had a patron tutelary City Deity along with a Priest-King.” ref

    Chinese folk religion, both past, and present, includes myriad tutelary deities. Exceptional individuals, highly cultivated sages, and prominent ancestors can be deified and honored after death. Lord Guan is the patron of military personnel and police, while Mazu is the patron of fishermen and sailors. Such as Tu Di Gong (Earth Deity) is the tutelary deity of a locality, and each individual locality has its own Earth Deity and Cheng Huang Gong (City God) is the guardian deity of an individual city, worshipped by local officials and locals since imperial times.” ref

    “A tutelary (also tutelar) in Hinduism, personal tutelary deities are known as ishta-devata, while family tutelary deities are known as Kuladevata. Gramadevata are guardian deities of villages. Devas can also be seen as tutelary. Shiva is the patron of yogis and renunciants. City goddesses include: Mumbadevi (Mumbai), Sachchika (Osian); Kuladevis include: Ambika (Porwad), and Mahalakshmi. In NorthEast India Meitei mythology and religion (Sanamahism) of Manipur, there are various types of tutelary deities, among which Lam Lais are the most predominant ones. Tibetan Buddhism has Yidam as a tutelary deity. Dakini is the patron of those who seek knowledge.” ref

    “A tutelary (also tutelar) The Greeks also thought deities guarded specific places: for instance, Athena was the patron goddess of the city of Athens. Socrates spoke of hearing the voice of his personal spirit or daimonion:

    You have often heard me speak of an oracle or sign which comes to me … . This sign I have had ever since I was a child. The sign is a voice which comes to me and always forbids me to do something which I am going to do, but never commands me to do anything, and this is what stands in the way of my being a politician.” ref

    “Tutelary deities who guard and preserve a place or a person are fundamental to ancient Roman religion. The tutelary deity of a man was his Genius, that of a woman her Juno. In the Imperial era, the Genius of the Emperor was a focus of Imperial cult. An emperor might also adopt a major deity as his personal patron or tutelary, as Augustus did Apollo. Precedents for claiming the personal protection of a deity were established in the Republican era, when for instance the Roman dictator Sulla advertised the goddess Victory as his tutelary by holding public games (ludi) in her honor.” ref

    “Each town or city had one or more tutelary deities, whose protection was considered particularly vital in time of war and siege. Rome itself was protected by a goddess whose name was to be kept ritually secret on pain of death (for a supposed case, see Quintus Valerius Soranus). The Capitoline Triad of Juno, Jupiter, and Minerva were also tutelaries of Rome. The Italic towns had their own tutelary deities. Juno often had this function, as at the Latin town of Lanuvium and the Etruscan city of Veii, and was often housed in an especially grand temple on the arx (citadel) or other prominent or central location. The tutelary deity of Praeneste was Fortuna, whose oracle was renowned.” ref

    “The Roman ritual of evocatio was premised on the belief that a town could be made vulnerable to military defeat if the power of its tutelary deity were diverted outside the city, perhaps by the offer of superior cult at Rome. The depiction of some goddesses such as the Magna Mater (Great Mother, or Cybele) as “tower-crowned” represents their capacity to preserve the city. A town in the provinces might adopt a deity from within the Roman religious sphere to serve as its guardian, or syncretize its own tutelary with such; for instance, a community within the civitas of the Remi in Gaul adopted Apollo as its tutelary, and at the capital of the Remi (present-day Rheims), the tutelary was Mars Camulus.” ref 

    Household deity (a kind of or related to a Tutelary deity)

    “A household deity is a deity or spirit that protects the home, looking after the entire household or certain key members. It has been a common belief in paganism as well as in folklore across many parts of the world. Household deities fit into two types; firstly, a specific deity – typically a goddess – often referred to as a hearth goddess or domestic goddess who is associated with the home and hearth, such as the ancient Greek Hestia.” ref

    “The second type of household deities are those that are not one singular deity, but a type, or species of animistic deity, who usually have lesser powers than major deities. This type was common in the religions of antiquity, such as the Lares of ancient Roman religion, the Gashin of Korean shamanism, and Cofgodas of Anglo-Saxon paganism. These survived Christianisation as fairy-like creatures existing in folklore, such as the Anglo-Scottish Brownie and Slavic Domovoy.” ref

    “Household deities were usually worshipped not in temples but in the home, where they would be represented by small idols (such as the teraphim of the Bible, often translated as “household gods” in Genesis 31:19 for example), amulets, paintings, or reliefs. They could also be found on domestic objects, such as cosmetic articles in the case of Tawaret. The more prosperous houses might have a small shrine to the household god(s); the lararium served this purpose in the case of the Romans. The gods would be treated as members of the family and invited to join in meals, or be given offerings of food and drink.” ref

    “In many religions, both ancient and modern, a god would preside over the home. Certain species, or types, of household deities, existed. An example of this was the Roman Lares. Many European cultures retained house spirits into the modern period. Some examples of these include:

    “Although the cosmic status of household deities was not as lofty as that of the Twelve Olympians or the Aesir, they were also jealous of their dignity and also had to be appeased with shrines and offerings, however humble. Because of their immediacy they had arguably more influence on the day-to-day affairs of men than the remote gods did. Vestiges of their worship persisted long after Christianity and other major religions extirpated nearly every trace of the major pagan pantheons. Elements of the practice can be seen even today, with Christian accretions, where statues to various saints (such as St. Francis) protect gardens and grottos. Even the gargoyles found on older churches, could be viewed as guardians partitioning a sacred space.” ref

    “For centuries, Christianity fought a mop-up war against these lingering minor pagan deities, but they proved tenacious. For example, Martin Luther‘s Tischreden have numerous – quite serious – references to dealing with kobolds. Eventually, rationalism and the Industrial Revolution threatened to erase most of these minor deities, until the advent of romantic nationalism rehabilitated them and embellished them into objects of literary curiosity in the 19th century. Since the 20th century this literature has been mined for characters for role-playing games, video games, and other fantasy personae, not infrequently invested with invented traits and hierarchies somewhat different from their mythological and folkloric roots.” ref

    “In contradistinction to both Herbert Spencer and Edward Burnett Tylor, who defended theories of animistic origins of ancestor worship, Émile Durkheim saw its origin in totemism. In reality, this distinction is somewhat academic, since totemism may be regarded as a particularized manifestation of animism, and something of a synthesis of the two positions was attempted by Sigmund Freud. In Freud’s Totem and Taboo, both totem and taboo are outward expressions or manifestations of the same psychological tendency, a concept which is complementary to, or which rather reconciles, the apparent conflict. Freud preferred to emphasize the psychoanalytic implications of the reification of metaphysical forces, but with particular emphasis on its familial nature. This emphasis underscores, rather than weakens, the ancestral component.” ref

    William Edward Hearn, a noted classicist, and jurist, traced the origin of domestic deities from the earliest stages as an expression of animism, a belief system thought to have existed also in the neolithic, and the forerunner of Indo-European religion. In his analysis of the Indo-European household, in Chapter II “The House Spirit”, Section 1, he states:

    The belief which guided the conduct of our forefathers was … the spirit rule of dead ancestors.” ref

    “In Section 2 he proceeds to elaborate:

    It is thus certain that the worship of deceased ancestors is a vera causa, and not a mere hypothesis. …

    In the other European nations, the Slavs, the Teutons, and the Kelts, the House Spirit appears with no less distinctness. … [T]he existence of that worship does not admit of doubt. … The House Spirits had a multitude of other names which it is needless here to enumerate, but all of which are more or less expressive of their friendly relations with man. … In [England] … [h]e is the Brownie. … In Scotland this same Brownie is well known. He is usually described as attached to particular families, with whom he has been known to reside for centuries, threshing the corn, cleaning the house, and performing similar household tasks. His favorite gratification was milk and honey.” ref

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    “These ideas are my speculations from the evidence.”

    I am still researching the “god‘s origins” all over the world. So you know, it is very complicated but I am smart and willing to look, DEEP, if necessary, which going very deep does seem to be needed here, when trying to actually understand the evolution of gods and goddesses. I am sure of a few things and less sure of others, but even in stuff I am not fully grasping I still am slowly figuring it out, to explain it to others. But as I research more I am understanding things a little better, though I am still working on understanding it all or something close and thus always figuring out more. 

    Sky Father/Sky God?

    “Egyptian: (Nut) Sky Mother and (Geb) Earth Father” (Egypt is different but similar)

    Turkic/Mongolic: (Tengri/Tenger Etseg) Sky Father and (Eje/Gazar Eej) Earth Mother *Transeurasian*

    Hawaiian: (Wākea) Sky Father and (Papahānaumoku) Earth Mother *Austronesian*

    New Zealand/ Māori: (Ranginui) Sky Father and (Papatūānuku) Earth Mother *Austronesian*

    Proto-Indo-European: (Dyḗus/Dyḗus ph₂tḗr) Sky Father and (Dʰéǵʰōm/Pleth₂wih₁) Earth Mother

    Indo-Aryan: (Dyaus Pita) Sky Father and (Prithvi Mata) Earth Mother *Indo-European*

    Italic: (Jupiter) Sky Father and (Juno) Sky Mother *Indo-European*

    Etruscan: (Tinia) Sky Father and (Uni) Sky Mother *Tyrsenian/Italy Pre–Indo-European*

    Hellenic/Greek: (Zeus) Sky Father and (Hera) Sky Mother who started as an “Earth Goddess” *Indo-European*

    Nordic: (Dagr) Sky Father and (Nótt) Sky Mother *Indo-European*

    Slavic: (Perun) Sky Father and (Mokosh) Earth Mother *Indo-European*

    Illyrian: (Deipaturos) Sky Father and (Messapic Damatura’s “earth-mother” maybe) Earth Mother *Indo-European*

    Albanian: (Zojz) Sky Father and (?) *Indo-European*

    Baltic: (Perkūnas) Sky Father and (Saulė) Sky Mother *Indo-European*

    Germanic: (Týr) Sky Father and (?) *Indo-European*

    Colombian-Muisca: (Bochica) Sky Father and (Huythaca) Sky Mother *Chibchan*

    Aztec: (Quetzalcoatl) Sky Father and (Xochiquetzal) Sky Mother *Uto-Aztecan*

    Incan: (Viracocha) Sky Father and (Mama Runtucaya) Sky Mother *Quechuan*

    China: (Tian/Shangdi) Sky Father and (Dì) Earth Mother *Sino-Tibetan*

    Sumerian, Assyrian and Babylonian: (An/Anu) Sky Father and (Ki) Earth Mother

    Finnish: (Ukko) Sky Father and (Akka) Earth Mother *Finno-Ugric*

    Sami: (Horagalles) Sky Father and (Ravdna) Earth Mother *Finno-Ugric*

    Puebloan-Zuni: (Ápoyan Ta’chu) Sky Father and (Áwitelin Tsíta) Earth Mother

    Puebloan-Hopi: (Tawa) Sky Father and (Kokyangwuti/Spider Woman/Grandmother) Earth Mother *Uto-Aztecan*

    Puebloan-Navajo: (Tsohanoai) Sky Father and (Estsanatlehi) Earth Mother *Na-Dene*

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    Hinduism around 3,700 to 3,500 years old. ref

     Judaism around 3,450 or 3,250 years old. (The first writing in the bible was “Paleo-Hebrew” dated to around 3,000 years ago Khirbet Qeiyafa is the site of an ancient fortress city overlooking the Elah Valley. And many believe the religious Jewish texts were completed around 2,500) ref, ref

    Judaism is around 3,450 or 3,250 years old. (“Paleo-Hebrew” 3,000 years ago and Torah 2,500 years ago)

    “Judaism is an Abrahamic, its roots as an organized religion in the Middle East during the Bronze Age. Some scholars argue that modern Judaism evolved from Yahwism, the religion of ancient Israel and Judah, by the late 6th century BCE, and is thus considered to be one of the oldest monotheistic religions.” ref

    “Yahwism is the name given by modern scholars to the religion of ancient Israel, essentially polytheistic, with a plethora of gods and goddesses. Heading the pantheon was Yahweh, the national god of the Israelite kingdoms of Israel and Judah, with his consort, the goddess Asherah; below them were second-tier gods and goddesses such as Baal, Shamash, Yarikh, Mot, and Astarte, all of whom had their own priests and prophets and numbered royalty among their devotees, and a third and fourth tier of minor divine beings, including the mal’ak, the messengers of the higher gods, who in later times became the angels of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Yahweh, however, was not the ‘original’ god of Israel “Isra-El”; it is El, the head of the Canaanite pantheon, whose name forms the basis of the name “Israel”, and none of the Old Testament patriarchs, the tribes of Israel, the Judges, or the earliest monarchs, have a Yahwistic theophoric name (i.e., one incorporating the name of Yahweh).” ref

    “El is a Northwest Semitic word meaning “god” or “deity“, or referring (as a proper name) to any one of multiple major ancient Near Eastern deities. A rarer form, ‘ila, represents the predicate form in Old Akkadian and in Amorite. The word is derived from the Proto-Semitic *ʔil-, meaning “god”. Specific deities known as ‘El or ‘Il include the supreme god of the ancient Canaanite religion and the supreme god of East Semitic speakers in Mesopotamia’s Early Dynastic Period. ʼĒl is listed at the head of many pantheons. In some Canaanite and Ugaritic sources, ʼĒl played a role as father of the gods, of creation, or both. For example, in the Ugaritic texts, ʾil mlk is understood to mean “ʼĒl the King” but ʾil hd as “the god Hadad“. The Semitic root ʾlh (Arabic ʾilāh, Aramaic ʾAlāh, ʾElāh, Hebrew ʾelōah) may be ʾl with a parasitic h, and ʾl may be an abbreviated form of ʾlh. In Ugaritic the plural form meaning “gods” is ʾilhm, equivalent to Hebrew ʾelōhîm “powers”. In the Hebrew texts this word is interpreted as being semantically singular for “god” by biblical commentators. However the documentary hypothesis for the Old Testament (corresponds to the Jewish Torah) developed originally in the 1870s, identifies these that different authors – the Jahwist, Elohist, Deuteronomist, and the Priestly source – were responsible for editing stories from a polytheistic religion into those of a monotheistic religion. Inconsistencies that arise between monotheism and polytheism in the texts are reflective of this hypothesis.” ref


    Jainism around 2,599 – 2,527 years old. ref

    Confucianism around 2,600 – 2,551 years old. ref

    Buddhism around 2,563/2,480 – 2,483/2,400 years old. ref

    Christianity around 2,o00 years old. ref

    Shinto around 1,305 years old. ref

    Islam around 1407–1385 years old. ref

    Sikhism around 548–478 years old. ref

    Bahá’í around 200–125 years old. ref

    Knowledge to Ponder: 


    • Possibly, around 30,000 years ago (in simpler form) to 6,000 years ago, Stars/Astrology are connected to Ancestors, Spirit Animals, and Deities.
    • The star also seems to be a possible proto-star for Star of Ishtar, Star of Inanna, or Star of Venus.
    • Around 7,000 to 6,000 years ago, Star Constellations/Astrology have connections to the “Kurgan phenomenon” of below-ground “mound” stone/wood burial structures and “Dolmen phenomenon” of above-ground stone burial structures.
    • Around 6,500–5,800 years ago, The Northern Levant migrations into Jordon and Israel in the Southern Levant brought new cultural and religious transfer from Turkey and Iran.
    • “The Ghassulian Star,” a mysterious 6,000-year-old mural from Jordan may have connections to the European paganstic kurgan/dolmens phenomenon.

    “Astrology is a range of divinatory practices, recognized as pseudoscientific since the 18th century, that claim to discern information about human affairs and terrestrial events by studying the apparent positions of celestial objects. Different cultures have employed forms of astrology since at least the 2nd millennium BCE, these practices having originated in calendrical systems used to predict seasonal shifts and to interpret celestial cycles as signs of divine communications. Most, if not all, cultures have attached importance to what they observed in the sky, and some—such as the HindusChinese, and the Maya—developed elaborate systems for predicting terrestrial events from celestial observations. Western astrology, one of the oldest astrological systems still in use, can trace its roots to 19th–17th century BCE Mesopotamia, from where it spread to Ancient GreeceRome, the Islamicate world and eventually Central and Western Europe. Contemporary Western astrology is often associated with systems of horoscopes that purport to explain aspects of a person’s personality and predict significant events in their lives based on the positions of celestial objects; the majority of professional astrologers rely on such systems.” ref 

    Around 5,500 years ago, Science evolves, The first evidence of science was 5,500 years ago and was demonstrated by a body of empirical, theoretical, and practical knowledge about the natural world. ref

    Around 5,000 years ago, Origin of Logics is a Naturalistic Observation (principles of valid reasoning, inference, & demonstration) ref

    Around 4,150 to 4,000 years ago: The earliest surviving versions of the Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh, which was originally titled “He who Saw the Deep” (Sha naqba īmuru) or “Surpassing All Other Kings” (Shūtur eli sharrī) were written. ref


    • 3,700 years ago or so, the oldest of the Hindu Vedas (scriptures), the Rig Veda was composed.
    • 3,500 years ago or so, the Vedic Age began in India after the collapse of the Indus Valley Civilization.


    • around 3,000 years ago, the first writing in the bible was “Paleo-Hebrew”
    • around 2,500 years ago, many believe the religious Jewish texts were completed

    Myths: The bible inspired religion is not just one religion or one myth but a grouping of several religions and myths

    • Around 3,450 or 3,250 years ago, according to legend, is the traditionally accepted period in which the Israelite lawgiver, Moses, provided the Ten Commandments.
    • Around 2,500 to 2,400 years ago, a collection of ancient religious writings by the Israelites based primarily upon the Hebrew Bible, Tanakh, or Old Testament is the first part of Christianity’s bible.
    • Around 2,400 years ago, the most accepted hypothesis is that the canon was formed in stages, first the Pentateuch (Torah).
    • Around 2,140 to 2,116 years ago, the Prophets was written during the Hasmonean dynasty, and finally the remaining books.
    • Christians traditionally divide the Old Testament into four sections:
    • The first five books or Pentateuch (Torah).
    • The proposed history books telling the history of the Israelites from their conquest of Canaan to their defeat and exile in Babylon.
    • The poetic and proposed “Wisdom books” dealing, in various forms, with questions of good and evil in the world.
    • The books of the biblical prophets, warning of the consequences of turning away from God:
    • Henotheism:
    • Exodus 20:23 “You shall not make other gods besides Me (not saying there are no other gods just not to worship them); gods of silver or gods of gold, you shall not make for yourselves.”
    • Polytheism:
    • Judges 10:6 “Then the sons of Israel again did evil in the sight of the LORD, served the Baals and the Ashtaroth, the gods of Aram, the gods of Sidon, the gods of Moab, the gods of the sons of Ammon, and the gods of the Philistines; thus they forsook the LORD and did not serve Him.”
    • 1 Corinthians 8:5 “For even if there are so-called gods whether in heaven or on earth, as indeed there are many gods and many lords.”
    • Monotheism:
    • Isaiah 43:10 “You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD, “and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me.

    Around 2,570 to 2,270 Years Ago, there is a confirmation of atheistic doubting as well as atheistic thinking, mainly by Greek philosophers. However, doubting gods is likely as old as the invention of gods and should destroy the thinking that belief in god(s) is the “default belief”. The Greek word is apistos (a “not” and pistos “faithful,”), thus not faithful or faithless because one is unpersuaded and unconvinced by a god(s) claim. Short Definition: unbelieving, unbeliever, or unbelief.

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    Expressions of Atheistic Thinking:

    • Around 2,600 years ago, Ajita Kesakambali, ancient Indian philosopher, who is the first known proponent of Indian materialism. ref
    • Around 2,535 to 2,475 years ago, Heraclitus, Greek pre-Socratic philosopher, a native of the Greek city Ephesus, Ionia, on the coast of Anatolia, also known as Asia Minor or modern Turkey. ref
    • Around 2,500 to 2,400 years ago, according to The Story of Civilization book series certain African pygmy tribes have no identifiable gods, spirits, or religious beliefs or rituals, and even what burials accrue are without ceremony. ref
    • Around 2,490 to 2,430 years ago, Empedocles, Greek pre-Socratic philosopher and a citizen of Agrigentum, a Greek city in Sicily. ref
    • Around 2,460 to 2,370 years ago, Democritus, Greek pre-Socratic philosopher considered to be the “father of modern science” possibly had some disbelief amounting to atheism. ref
    • Around 2,399 years ago or so, Socrates, a famous Greek philosopher was tried for sinfulness by teaching doubt of state gods. ref
    • Around 2,341 to 2,270 years ago, Epicurus, a Greek philosopher known for composing atheistic critics and famously stated, “Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him god?” ref

    This last expression by Epicurus, seems to be an expression of Axiological Atheism. To understand and utilize value or actually possess “Value Conscious/Consciousness” to both give a strong moral “axiological” argument (the problem of evil) as well as use it to fortify humanism and positive ethical persuasion of human helping and care responsibilities. Because value-blindness gives rise to sociopathic/psychopathic evil.

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    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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    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. 

    “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

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    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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