Erock68la replied to Simon Mathews's discussion 'If you woke up tomorrow...'
"A sample of Wall Street bankers does not generalize well to the whole population when it comes to things like morality and greed."
32 minutes ago
Erock68la replied to Simon Mathews's discussion 'If you woke up tomorrow...'
""...real humans all across the planet are engaged in murder, rape, genocide, theft, and oppression." It seems like it would be different if the 90% who claim to believe in god (and…"
1 hour ago
Davis Goodman replied to Simon Mathews's discussion 'If you woke up tomorrow...'
"For me, religion has little to do with rules, or punishments, or hell or all the odd things folks here seem to believe. LOL. According to Bob's personal bizarre definition of religion that is at…"
2 hours ago
Unseen replied to Simon Mathews's discussion 'If you woke up tomorrow...'
"Dr. Bob wrote: "Absent inspiration, vocation, a relationship with God, there's no rational basis to do anything other than pursue self-interest, ease, and personal agenda." Simon…"
2 hours ago
Davis Goodman replied to Unseen's discussion 'Illogic and the death penalty'
"OK, I see what you are getting at. The amount of cases of otherwise ordinary (even content) people who in some dispicable moments of personal failure and commit a heineous crime are higher than one…"
2 hours ago
Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'Illogic and the death penalty'
"I tend to dismiss arguments based on relative suicide rates of murderers vs. the rest of the prison population or, worse, the general public because, let's face it, they don't value life as…"
2 hours ago
Davis Goodman replied to Unseen's discussion 'Illogic and the death penalty'
"The thing is Simon, no one on death row does die instantly in the U.S. The appeal processes take years if not decades. Some die of natural causes or the sneakiest ones commit suicide beforehand, and…"
3 hours ago
Unseen replied to Simon Mathews's discussion 'If you woke up tomorrow...'
"@Dr. Bob - I share that thought, but others here claim repeatedly that atheism is just not believing in gods.  It's defined solely in opposition to others, not as anything that offers…"
3 hours ago
Simon Mathews replied to Simon Mathews's discussion 'If you woke up tomorrow...'
"Bringing a Dr Bob reply to the top level: "Sorry, @Simon.  While an abstract hypothesis that game theory or evolution might lead to general cooperative tendencies is interesting, I…"
3 hours ago
archaeopteryx replied to Katie Patterson 's discussion 'am i the only athiest that believes in spirits'
"Why yes, I do - and the ones I believe in even come with their own varying degrees of proof - 80-proof, 100-proof, 151 --"
3 hours ago