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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…

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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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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

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Reply by Davis Goodman

The Ohio cop taking flak for NOT shooting a suspect

A rookie officer in Ohio was caught on video refusing to shoot the suspect wanted in two murders -- even as the distraught man repeatedly…

Started by Unseen in Crime and Punishment

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Reply by Pope Beanie

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

17 2 hours ago
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I Think I'm Dead... Advice?

Wow, I haven't logged into Think Atheist in over a year! But anyway, that isn't what I wanted to talk about. I have talked to her before bu…

Started by Bouncy Edhel in Advice

5 4 hours ago
Reply by Dr. Bob

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

15 16 hours ago
Reply by Emory Hunter

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

2 18 hours ago
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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

13 22 hours ago
Reply by Dale Headley

New billboard in Knoxville, TN

Started by Glen L in Small Talk

20 23 hours ago
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'Going Clear' Scientology and the Prison of Belief (HBO documentary produced by Alex Gibney)

Hi everybody. It's been a while. Thought I'd pass through and see if anyone happened to catch a documentary that was aired on HBO this past…

Started by Linda in Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Psychology

13 yesterday
Reply by Pope Beanie

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

30 yesterday
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