nichols_ml he wrote the history of western philosophy, which is a foundation for any first timer
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sherimar he was agnostic wasn't he?
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nichols_ml agnostic-atheist yes
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smoke2jointzzz allow me father, let me swing the good ol sword against this enemies head
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sherimar hey amish
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user477 Yeah amazing work.
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smoke2jointzzz I like Hitchens, the old philosophy especially old atheistic writers reminds me of people who were into introductory classes
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Father Barnabas Smoke, well, I don't think that will be necessary.
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coronaspinarum Hitchens' brother, Peter, is better
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smoke2jointzzz I wish I knew more, I mean susskind, Krauss I love maths/logic/science(physics)
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nichols_ml betrand russell is a pure intellectual, but not someone who was grounded in his own times....almost an atheist monk detached from reality
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smoke2jointzzz Peter was alright, I loved Hitchens' ferociousness
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nichols_ml hitchens was a front line atheist, you don't get let off easy....but, i love sam harris, way more Essene, naturalist experiencial folk
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The Dark Flower I like you Corona
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The Dark Flower You are a cool dude
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smoke2jointzzz sam harris not only looks like a rat
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smoke2jointzzz but debates like one
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smoke2jointzzz i dislike that man a lot
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nichols_ml i love him
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The Dark Flower I look like a Flower
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smoke2jointzzz i bet you enjoy peterson too
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nichols_ml i think the contrasts between religious and atheist folk are defined well by him
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smoke2jointzzz waste of skin
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nichols_ml i guess i don't view humans that way
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coronaspinarum Jordan Peterson is fighting the good fight for free speech
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smoke2jointzzz peterson is alright, harris is going into a world he doesn't know
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smoke2jointzzz and peterson is all pretend science
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nichols_ml peterson goes into the wilderness and lives off the land for months at a time, its a spiritualexperience that i love about modern atheists
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nichols_ml i mean harris, sorry
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nichols_ml peterson stands up to intellectual nonscence
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smoke2jointzzz i can back that up about himd
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smoke2jointzzz There's really nothing positive I can say about Harris
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nichols_ml he is the most positive example of atheism i know of
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nichols_ml extremely reflective, and willing to experiment about his own existence
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nichols_ml antonian monk like
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sherimar goodnight all, God bless
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nichols_ml night sheri
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smoke2jointzzz goodnight, god bless
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smoke2jointzzz i'll take another look nichols not today or tomorrow
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Father Barnabas (((((((Sheri))))))))))))))
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smoke2jointzzz sometime i haven't read or listened to new debates or people in philo in a while
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Father Barnabas Abba hello.
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nichols_ml sam harris is noted for his letter to a christian nation
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nichols_ml but, i think you might like his adventures sense then
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smoke2jointzzz i tried liking him about 10 years ago
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smoke2jointzzz maybe he matured not a post phd student trying to fit in
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nichols_ml that was his hey day of making college rounds, check him out now, he is doing some pretty tough spritual stuff for a man his age now
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nichols_ml i will always enjoy the writings of jordan peterson, or michael schermer, but i think sam harris brings it all back around for an atheist like me, the right kind of realist
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nichols_ml conservative who has adopted real ideas with religious and non religious common sense
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nichols_ml sorry catholic room, i know its not yalls thing to talk about athiests
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Father Barnabas Well, I do wonder about something...
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Father Barnabas ...Nichols, I find it interesting that you, as an atheist, spend so much time in a Catholic room, and no doubt you are cordial and even supportive. But I cannot help but ask, "why?"
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nichols_ml 10 years ago i would never be here friar b
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Father Barnabas Okay... so...?
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nichols_ml i think my kind of atheism and religious folk are way closer then my connection with what is happening in this country then it was 10 years ago
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user477 Interesting
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nichols_ml liberalism to me once once about social freedom, now liberalism is about hate and restrictions
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Father Barnabas I am not sure what the state of the nation has to do with you frequenting a Catholic room, however, unless you are indirectly saying that you tend to be more conservative in general.
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Father Barnabas Ah, as I thought.
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nichols_ml i find cathlics to be more forgiving and understanding then the folk i once thought were
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Father Barnabas Because being conservative is not about hatred and silencing others.
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amishinternetco nite all be safe
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smoke2jointzzz God be with you.
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nichols_ml i think the first week i came here i got pretty drunk and said some pretty awful things to a folk here in a sexual nature, then you e-mailed me and told me about it, i felt pretty bad about it....
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nichols_ml i apologized
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nichols_ml and it was accepted
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nichols_ml couple years ago
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Father Barnabas Well, that was only because we wanted civility and mutual respect despite our differences of belief.
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