It is a very nerdy approach, but the idea is to try and quantify your beliefs as probabilities. Expressing them as such I find is often useful as it shows your ideas are not based on faith, but that…Continue
"No, the questions have to be worded in more a multi choice setting in my opinion, and not ask for opinions but facts. Taking the example of global warming:
What is the scientific consensus of climate scientists about global warming?
a) They all…"
"Voting is a privilege, but I don't agree with prisoners not being allowed to vote.
If there is the potential for one political party to gain over another by having stricter laws, you add an incentive to a political…"
"If you want to increase the volume you could always take isostatic loading/rebound into account, it would bring it up to approximately 11 km of water to cover the highest mountain. 8.8km of water would cause differential loading of the…"
""The first obvious sign that a worldwide flood occurred is that there would be thousands upon thousands, millions upon millions of dead creatures buried underneath the surface of the earth"
No, it's purely evidence that animals…"
It is a very nerdy approach, but the idea is to try and quantify your beliefs as probabilities. Expressing them as such I find is often useful as it shows your ideas are not based on faith, but that you have actually asked yourself the questions, and rather than taking a guess at what is most likely you are assigning a probability to the answer.The idea is simple, construct a probability tree with three questions in the order of the questions I have outlined below (more questions can always be…See More
"I have read through the opinions of several women on this thread and I haven't heard one called a "femnazi", although in my opinion the feminists argument on this subject died when different studies found between 30-80% of…"
"The original question however was about the opinions of religions and not of feminists.
I grew up in a relatively liberal country, and I know quite a few girls who watch porn, including one who regularly watches gay porn,…"
" A proper rebuttal in my opinion would be to say, "I don't see an issue with gays masturbating to thoughts of other men, nor to images of such, no one sees gay porn as degrading men into sex objects. If a gay guy wants…"
"It may be a repeat image someone else may have uploaded a smaller resolution version, I'm not sure, however this one is the full size, so if you click "view full size" you'll get a 1100x914 version, which up until now has only…"
"While I like the idea of being surrounded mainly by atheists and free thinkers, I for one would not choose to live in a city which proposed something like this. I see this as abandoning the rest of the community.
I would much rather see the…"
Group Type: Irreverent Comedy!Welcome to the Church of The FSM, Oh ye loyal Pastafarians! May his noodly appendage be gracious upon thee! As for you heathen non-believers in his holy spaghettiness... boil in spaghetti sauce for eternity!!See More
I'm a geologist, and also an atheist/pastafarian
I enjoy a good laugh and spend a little too much time discussing religion.
I spend a lot of time defending the "atheism" and "pastafarian" pages on facebook from religious trolls, feel free to add me as a friend http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001287780731 it's not a serious account.
Why are you here?
I enjoy intellectual discussion, and I find often the best discussions about religion are when you exclude the religious. The most challenging questions I have encountered were always from atheists, and the deepest philosophy.
Why you left your religion.
I grew up in a new age religion (no tick box for it)
I left because I didn't know why I believed. I couldn't justify my belief the same way I could justify any of my other beliefs