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What is the evolutionary purpose of religion?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nelson Nov 14, 2011. 5 Replies

The existence of religion among humans can be traced back tens of thousands of years. It is a belief set present in all mutually exclusive human societies, even back when different groups did not and…Continue

Tags: history, psychology, evolution, purpose, religion

Atheism is environmentally friendly

Started this discussion. Last reply by Asher Isbrucker Oct 19, 2011. 2 Replies

I've noticed something recently (not really a Eureka moment, most people have noticed this). In general, being an atheist comes with other tag-alongs, such as political liberalism, open-mindedness…Continue

Is 'militant atheism' hypocritical?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Asher Isbrucker Oct 19, 2011. 3 Replies

Hey everyone. Militant atheism is essentially the open insistence of atheism in society. Richard Dawkins is a prime example of militant atheism - for better or for worse, openly suggesting atheism to…Continue

Tags: atheism, militant

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Sharon M replied to Asher Isbrucker's discussion 'What is the evolutionary purpose of religion?'
"Thank you, I will definitely try to get my hands on that"
Nov 14, 2011
Sharon M replied to Asher Isbrucker's discussion 'What is the evolutionary purpose of religion?'
"Hmm this is a very interesting question. I'm also very curious to know if there is an evolutionary purpose to religion.  Personally, I always thought it was just something older civilizations used to explain all the things they…"
Nov 14, 2011
Asher Isbrucker replied to Monica McGee (Monicks)'s discussion 'What does "good" mean anyway?'
"Good is subjective. What's good to one person could be evil to another person. It's also a very vague word and a pretty boring adjective. So when people ask you what you mean by saying "I'm good without god" they might just…"
Nov 13, 2011
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What is the evolutionary purpose of religion?

The existence of religion among humans can be traced back tens of thousands of years. It is a belief set present in all mutually exclusive human societies, even back when different groups did not and could not communicate. Humans developed spiritual, religious beliefs on their own. What is the evolutionary or psychological purpose or reason for the existence of religion? Why does it even exist?See More
Nov 9, 2011
Asher Isbrucker replied to Unseen's discussion 'Life begins at conception'
"I think it really depends on how people define "living". I would say it's pretty widely accepted that fetuses are not conscious creatures, but they are certainly alive, and they are human just as anyone else is human, only in a…"
Nov 9, 2011
Asher Isbrucker replied to Unseen's discussion 'Is the "occupy" movement showing its other face?'
"I live in Vancouver, and attended the first day of the Occupy Vancouver movement partly because I share some of their basic concerns and political ideologies, but also because I wanted to see what would happen - the world's eye was on the…"
Nov 7, 2011
Asher Isbrucker replied to Danny Sanchez's discussion 'Do we have to believe to enjoy the holidays?'
"I really don't appreciate it when the religious claim these holidays as their own, and call atheists hypocrites or something similar for celebrating and participating in them. I have as much of a right as anybody else to celebrate whatever…"
Oct 31, 2011
Asher Isbrucker replied to Keith Patrick's discussion 'The Q Word'
"I don't think 'queer' is generally regarded as offensive. I have a lot of gay friends who use the word themselves a lot, and certainly aren't offended when other people use it.   But regardless, I agree with you completely.…"
Oct 22, 2011
Asher Isbrucker commented on Robert Karp's video
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Newt Gingrich Says No Atheists in the White House

"All personal attacks against Newt Gingrich aside, this is simply preaching to the choir. He has a heavily right-wing audience to appeal to, and OH, why not throw a little "faith positively effects judgment" in there? If faith does anything…"
Oct 21, 2011
Asher Isbrucker commented on Mike's blog post 'How did you come out?'
"Do you mean coming out as gay or coming out as an atheist?   I grew up in a non-religious family. We never went to church, my parents never talked to me or my siblings about god or faith or heaven or hell. My parents are very socially liberal,…"
Oct 21, 2011
Asher Isbrucker and Robert Karp are now friends
Oct 19, 2011
Asher Isbrucker replied to Asher Isbrucker's discussion 'Atheism is environmentally friendly'
"Yes, it is a very divisive issue. The evidence for the reality of global warming is actually overwhelming - those who deny it, in traditional religious fashion - simply ignore the hard facts and scientifically observed and proven tendencies of the…"
Oct 19, 2011
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Oct 19, 2011
Asher Isbrucker replied to Sassan K.'s discussion 'What should I have done?'
"Well, the 'right' thing to do would have been to get out of the car and confront him about what he did. Littering (especially blatant littering like that, where someone is throwing an entire meal's worth of garbage on the ground, but…"
Oct 19, 2011
Asher Isbrucker replied to Asher Isbrucker's discussion 'Is 'militant atheism' hypocritical?'
"Well said. I agree with you, I think confidence in one's views and willingness to engage in discourse defending and promoting those views is an important part of progress and learning. +1"
Oct 19, 2011
Asher Isbrucker replied to Trevor's discussion 'Who wants to believe in God?'
"First of all, I want to say that it's good that although you're christian, you are open enough to want to learn about the other side. As long as you are not coming in with so much of a bias that you cast aside everything we say, then you…"
Oct 18, 2011

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Atheist, Secular/Nonreligious/Agnostic
About Me:
I'm a student at UBC, studying the broadest variety of subjects with no absolute or specific goal other than to educate myself and learn more about everything. I'm curious and ambitious and I want to do something awesome. I am a thinker (for better or for worse) and I think too much. I'm open minded and I try my hardest to be fair in conversation and debate.
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13-18
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Why are you here?
I'm here because I'm curious and I believe in science. I don't like to put a label to my beliefs (or lack thereof), but I guess you could call me between agnostic and atheist. I obviously cannot state "There is absolutely no god", but the evidence suggests that there isn't one, and I don't believe that there is one.
The religion you left
Was never a part of one
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At 12:53pm on October 18, 2011, Robert Karp said…
Welcome to the Think Atheist community Asher!
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Welcome Asher!

 
 
 

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