Sagacious Hawk replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Can you ever really heal from trauma/abuse?'
"I think that depends on what you mean by healed? I'm not sure how you envision it. If you mean being restored to a state similar to that before the trauma took place, then I'd say…"
10 minutes ago
Sagacious Hawk replied to J.Melton's discussion '(Slightly nervous) greetings from a "gentle" Christian'
"I wouldn't say that it is counter-intuitive at all. People are people, and people are prone to taking mental shortcuts, seeing patterns where none exist, and falling in line with the in-group...…"
13 minutes ago
Simon Paynton commented on Jake LaFort's blog post 'How does religion (fundamentalism) affect empathy?'
"I would have thought it depends on the person.  But the Islamic culture seems especially "us and them" compared with the Western one.  Countries seem to vary in this regard. "
39 minutes ago
Jake LaFort replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Can you ever really heal from trauma/abuse?'
"I suppose it depends on the nature, duration and degree of trauma and abuse along with the susceptibility of the victim to damage. On a personal level i have seen too many victims who are fucked up…"
40 minutes ago
Sagacious Hawk replied to J.Melton's discussion '(Slightly nervous) greetings from a "gentle" Christian'
"Welcome, John! I doubt you need your head examined. I applaud you for coming here. When I was questioning my beliefs, I studiously avoided anything atheistic. I still stumbled into it anyway! And I…"
46 minutes ago
Jake LaFort commented on Jake LaFort's blog post 'How does religion (fundamentalism) affect empathy?'
"Simon, do you suppose the same dynamic of us and them applies to atheists as it pertains to how  much empathy atheists have for theists?"
51 minutes ago
Jake LaFort replied to J.Melton's discussion '(Slightly nervous) greetings from a "gentle" Christian'
"That last paragraph is interesting and counterintuitive.  Davis, do you suppose there is no difference between theists and atheists in accepting or believing in non-god garbage?"
52 minutes ago
Davis Goodman replied to J.Melton's discussion '(Slightly nervous) greetings from a "gentle" Christian'
"There is no appeal to atheism. You lack belief or you believe...and hopefully you get there using your own mind and not how you think it will benefit you. It's up to you to work that you and be…"
1 hour ago
Strega replied to J.Melton's discussion '(Slightly nervous) greetings from a "gentle" Christian'
"Hi there, J and welcome to Think Atheist :). It's always a good thing to question your thoughts and delightful to be able to do so in a safe environment. Whilst you are finding your way around,…"
1 hour ago
Simon Paynton replied to J.Melton's discussion '(Slightly nervous) greetings from a "gentle" Christian'
""God's love"  - if we put the right conditions in place, i.e. nurturing of the right kind, we grow like a flower.  This doesn't require God, just evolution. …"
2 hours ago