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Hate.

Some people seem to believe that atheists are hateful. They think we don't care about anyone or anything that we just sit around making fun…

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What is the Value of Punitive Justice?

Before I pose my question, I will clarify what I mean by 'punitive justice' in this context. 'Justice' means only the creation and enforce…

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Atheists and Weapons

I was recently in Alaska doing some work. The crew that I was working with was the stereo-typical conservative god fearing crowd. Something…

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Are we destined to destroy ourselves

I sometimes wonder if humans, because of the tendencies we have as mammals, are destined to destroy ourselves. Global warming (or climate c…

Started by CAPTAIN OBVIOUS

0 Nov 6

Tell me why being selfish is wrong.

Exactly as the title says. Tell me why being selfish is wrong.I'm not of the opinion that a rational, considered self-interest is wrong. I…

Started by Sagacious Hawk

111 Oct 8
Reply by Francis Francis

RELIGIOUS ABUSE OF ANIMALS tur

Even though gawd supposedly made all living things, apparently he only made some of them to be tortured and reviled. One of those living cr…

Started by Emily Elizabeth

2 Aug 24
Reply by Emily Elizabeth

Penises vs eyeballs & teeth

KATU TV in Portland, OR - Oregon will soon join a handful of states that will begin offering transition-related care to transgender people…

Started by Unseen

37 Aug 21
Reply by Davis Goodman

Medical ethicss re: new ebola serum

It appears there may be a new way to fight ebola, since an experimental serum appears to have had a nearly miraculous effect in its first a…

Started by Unseen

19 Aug 12
Reply by Peta M

This is what happens when you decriminalize prostitution

In 2003, Rhode Island decriminalized indoor prostitution - unintentionally. The state’s legislature made an amendment to a 1980 law, becaus…

Started by Unseen

0 Jul 19

What are your thoughts on Tithing?

Obviously, as an atheist, few religious behaviors make sense to me, but Tithing is especially interesting. Objectively, even if there was a…

Started by dakotah tyler

49 Jul 12
Reply by Tim Schock

Should killer robots be banned?

A United Nations conference is seeking to ban autonomous killing machines. Basically, this refers to killer robots that make their own batt…

Started by Unseen

80 May 30
Reply by Unseen

Torture Works

Now that I have your attention, let me say "Okay, it CAN work." I'm not arguing here that torture always works or that it should be the fir…

Started by Unseen

46 Apr 18
Reply by Philip Jarrett

Is it okay to fire an employee for being too pretty?

The all-male Iowa Supreme Court said Friday that it would reconsider its 2012 ruling that a dentist acted legally when he fired an assista…

Started by Unseen

106 Apr 18
Reply by Mike Donohoe

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