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Coffee,
What do you think empathy would look like in each of the Traditional, Modern and post-modern societies? Or would it be the same across all three?

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January 9th, 2012, 3:57 am
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Coffee, What do you think empathy would look like in each of the Traditional, Modern and post-modern societies? Or would it be the same across all three?


I don't know Marian, but I would like to think that there would be more humanists and
fostering more feeling solidarity among us and have more meeting places that I can go to
socialise and learn about science. I hope there would more people use science to protect the environment. At the moment I going a church weekly to socialise with the christians! I have been giving the pastor hints that I am pro science and secular humanist sympathiser but he hope that I could still be turned around! But he tolerate me because I don't cause his sheeps trouble!-This is because the nearest humanist meeting is still too far away for me to attend.


Also, so far there is no mention of any god spot in the social brain project is there?


You may find this one also useful
http://www.enlightennext.org/magazine/j22/kegan.asp





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January 9th, 2012, 11:20 am
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At the moment I going a church weekly to socialise with the christians! I have been giving the pastor hints that I am pro science and secular humanist sympathiser but he hope that I could still be turned around! But he tolerate me because I don't cause his sheeps trouble!-


So, you are not a rabble-rouser?
Do you find you have other things in common with the christians? I would find it difficult to just lightly socialize. Lol, I'd want to just start talking about humanism and secularism. Guess that wouldn't make me too popular, would it? :)

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January 12th, 2012, 12:34 am
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So, you are not a rabble-rouser?
Do you find you have other things in common with the christians? I would find it difficult to just lightly socialize. Lol, I'd want to just start talking about
humanism and secularism. Guess that wouldn't make me too popular, would it?



No, I am not a rabble-rouser even though I consider my self as a humanist, there is not a place near by that I can go to for light socialising without the need

to drink or to smoke apart from them. I discovered that some of their members like to talk about computing or technology and other things in general so it suit

me really well. Occasionally the pastor invited me to tea or meeting even though he probably know that I am a secular humanist. We get on pretty well! Sometimes

he would talk about the bible stuff and I there are times I politely disagreed with him of things in the bible and he seemed to be okay with that. He is not a

very forceful christian so it's okay to me. I get a sense of connection and community spirit which is good for my emotion. There are a few others go there

probably for the same things because they don't seem to be very religious. Now you see why I don't want to rock the boat cuz we got nowhere else to go to! If

humanist groups come to my town and can do the same the thing as the christian without the religion bit in it then that would be fantastic.


January 12th, 2012, 1:38 pm
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What you are saying really makes a lot of sense. Community and belonging are part of being human so I get it that you don't want to rock the boat. It's good that the minister is not forceful and that probably rubs off on the congregation. It works for you. I guess there's something I can learn from what you are doing. I just prefer like-minded people so I don't have to always be conscious of what I'm saying. I'd feel kind of inhibited in a Christian environment.

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January 12th, 2012, 10:59 pm
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I'd feel kind of inhibited in a Christian environment



I learn that it best to agree what we have with common values and less emphasise on the differences but I don't feel less humanist because I have been adopting a lot humanist values that I am researching on the internet.


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