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Is it possible to kill in the name of Atheism?

We have all heard the tired arguments trotted about by theists about how Stalin, Pol Pot and Hitler killed people in the name of atheism. T…

Started by Simon Mathews in Religion and the Religious, Atheism and AtheistsLatest Reply

In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’

There have been a lot of articles recently which take people like R. Dawkins, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Bill Maher and Sam Harris to task for being…

Started by Brian Daurelle in SocietyLatest Reply

Is free will compatible with determinism?

I recently read a book called Freedom Evolves by the philosopher Daniel Dennett. In it, he puts forward the idea that free will is compatib…

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Another philosophical question...

Since most people here are well versed in philosophy, I will skip the definitions, and cut to the chase Are you a monist or a pluralist?…

Started by Belle Rose in Ethics & Morals

27 4 hours ago
Reply by Simon Paynton

Books to read in 2015

I am compiling a list of books I want to read over the next year. I thought it would be fun to collaborate and learn from each other about…

Started by Belle Rose in Advice

9 4 hours ago
Reply by onyango makagutu

Dr. Oz finally getting his due

I wouldn't go out of my way to watch a Dr. Oz show, but whenever I visit my sister and it's the afternoon Dr. Oz is on, so I've become awar…

Started by Unseen in Small Talk

12 5 hours ago
Reply by Belle Rose

Why are the only miracles considered for catholic sainthood always unexplained healings?

It's interesting that the only miracles offered by the Vatican for consideration of sainthood are medical in nature. Are there not other ar…

Started by Ed in Small Talk

0 5 hours ago

Man on trial for having sex with...his wife!

There is no question that Donna Lou Rayhons had severe Alzheimer’s. In the days before being placed in a nursing home in Garner, Iowa, last…

Started by Unseen in Law, Trials, and Decisions

7 5 hours ago
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The Consequences of Omnipotence

For reference, the well-known Epicurean quote: "Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but no…

Started by Stutz in Theistic Arguments and Debate Help

47 18 hours ago
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Wicca

One of the more common ways people (mostly women, it would appear) use to be/seem/feel special/different/"with it" is to claim they are Wic…

Started by Unseen in Religion and the Religious, Atheism and Atheists

14 21 hours ago
Reply by Belle Rose

Skepticon (Or Other Atheist Type of Events)

Has anyone been to any events lately? Skepticon? Unholy Trinity Tour? A debate? Anyone? Bueller?  I just wanted to know what it was like b…

Started by Peter in Small Talk

1 21 hours ago
Reply by Belle Rose

Was Jesus' Body Recovered from the Tomb by His Followers?

Some critics posit that  Jesus' Body  was recovered from the Tomb by his followers?. Does this theory have any validity based upon any acco…

Started by Michael in Religion and the Religious, Atheism and Atheists

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New billboard in Knoxville, TN

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It's all Greek to me

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