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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…

Started by Simon Mathews in Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, PsychologyLatest Reply

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What is the difference between ethics and morals?

Ok. I'm no philosophy whiz, but I have an opinion on this issue that morals and ethics are NOT the same. My professor disagrees with me.…

Started by Belle Rose in Ethics & Morals

31 1 hour ago
Reply by Virgil

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

99 3 hours ago
Reply by Simon Paynton

The impossibility of AI

When I was in college, I had a lot of computer science and psychology majors as friends and they all seemed starry-eyedly fascinated with (…

Started by Unseen in Philosophy

27 5 hours ago
Reply by Saul Dobney

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

4 8 hours ago
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THREE SIMPLE QUESTIONS FOR THEISTS

THREE SIMPLE QUESTIONS FOR THEISTS 1) Inasmuch as you have no trouble believing in the wondrous miracles of your God, why don’t you belie…

Started by Dale Headley in Small Talk

24 10 hours ago
Reply by Davis Goodman

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

31 10 hours ago
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What is consciousness and why should we care? TED Talk by John Searle

The widely-respected philosopher John Searle specializes in philosophy of mind, which inevitably takes him into the territory of consciousn…

Started by Unseen in Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Psychology

4 13 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

19 22 hours ago
Reply by SteveInCO

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

45 on Thursday
Reply by Simon Paynton

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

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