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What's it going to take for the "tipping point" to be reached?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Doug Reardon Jul 22, 2012. 2 Replies

http://richarddawkins.net/articles/646563-nones-climb-to-19What's it going to take for the "tipping point" to be reached, so…Continue

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Is reality subjective?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Jul 18, 2013. 36 Replies

I am in a long-running email battle with a Christian who is trying to argue that reality is subjective. No matter how hard I try I can't get this guy to see the hipocracy and intellectual ineptness…Continue

How to come out?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Craig H Jan 9, 2012. 14 Replies

I am a father in a preachy-religious family.  Only my middle child, a daughter, knows that I am an Atheist.  She completely accepts me and has admitted to being a skeptic, but still a Christian.I…Continue

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Tom Sarbeck replied to Citizen Atheist's discussion 'Is reality subjective?'
"And when we've defined reality, we have to decide: 1) Is reality an absolute, and therefore independent of any observer, or 2) Damn! There has to be an observer? Then reality is what an observer, each observer, says it is, and subjective. But…"
Jul 18, 2013
Belle Rose replied to Citizen Atheist's discussion 'Is reality subjective?'
"Before you decide if reality is subjective or objective you must define reality....Really. You must. You must have a reference point. Reality is a noun. A person place or thing. You can't make a noun a general statement and decide if it's…"
Jul 18, 2013
Barry Adamson replied to Citizen Atheist's discussion 'Is reality subjective?'
"This is a spot on point.  I was just going to say, if I were a polar bear in the arctic then 15 below zero would not be cold, but since I am a human, that's pretty damn cold! Objective reality doesn't care what you think of it,…"
Jul 18, 2013
Pope Beanie replied to Citizen Atheist's discussion 'Is reality subjective?'
"Can't help but try to improve on (or emphasize?) this. Subjective Reality lives, varies, and dies with each Beholder. Objective Reality exists, irrespective of any Beholders."
Jul 18, 2013
Unseen replied to Citizen Atheist's discussion 'Is reality subjective?'
"Reality has a persistence and insistence and otherness that subjectivity does not. "
Jul 18, 2013
Pope Beanie replied to Citizen Atheist's discussion 'Is reality subjective?'
"Reality is 15 billion years old, and middle-aged. Subjective reality is only as old as its beholder."
Jul 18, 2013
Tom Leeds replied to Citizen Atheist's discussion 'Is reality subjective?'
""Aren't we all truly and irretrievably...alone?"  Where do you live? in a cave? No one is truly along unless they choose to be.  Humans are social creatures with or without religion.  The trouble, one of the troubles,…"
Jul 18, 2013
Unseen replied to Citizen Atheist's discussion 'Is reality subjective?'
"But is that not true in itself?  Aren't we all truly and irretrievably...alone? No, it is not true.  Do you really think that in order for anything to make sense that a contradiction cannot take place? I don't know if you have…"
Jul 18, 2013
Wesley replied to Citizen Atheist's discussion 'Is reality subjective?'
"I would add that not only our perception but our interpretation and definition of reality is subjective..  I mean whatever 'IS'.... 'IS'... but our perception and interpretation of that is malleable as new information comes…"
Jul 17, 2013
Unseen replied to Citizen Atheist's discussion 'Is reality subjective?'
"When my daughter was about 8 she got on this kick where she wondered if she was the only person in the world and if everything was in her mind. This is basically a subjectivity conundrum..  She was cursed with having a philosopher as a father,…"
Jul 17, 2013
Barry Adamson replied to Citizen Atheist's discussion 'Is reality subjective?'
"But is that not true in itself?  Aren't we all truly and irretrievably...alone? Don't get me wrong here.  I am not contradicting what Reggie is saying, but I simply ask these questions to make a point.  Do you really think…"
Jul 17, 2013
SteveInCO replied to Citizen Atheist's discussion 'Is reality subjective?'
"Weeeeeelll... maybe when he's caught misquoting it."
Jul 17, 2013
RobertPiano replied to Citizen Atheist's discussion 'Is reality subjective?'
""Reality is here, it's knocking on the door. Hell, no... it's beating the damn door down." ... -ministry 12" single "all day long""
Jul 17, 2013
Black Dawn replied to Citizen Atheist's discussion 'Is reality subjective?'
"I would say that one's perception of reality is subjective but actual reality is not. "
Jul 17, 2013
Tom Leeds replied to Citizen Atheist's discussion 'Is reality subjective?'
"Easy An objective reality is saying when the temperature is in the range of 85 to 100 degrees it is hot so when it is 92 degrees you can objectively say your hot. Subjective is being able to say your hot no matter what the temperature.  When it…"
Jul 17, 2013
matt.clerke replied to Citizen Atheist's discussion 'Is reality subjective?'
"I think there may be a miscommunication... Have you asked what they really mean by subjective? They could mean that reality is subjective to God, which would be the same as being objective to us anyway. Anyway, this is an interesting question. How…"
Jul 17, 2013

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Intelligent Design Fails

Posted on January 24, 2012 at 5:30pm 4 Comments

Intelligent Design (ID) is being touted among many major cities as a viable alternative to evolution.  However, the claims made by ID are easy to dismiss, but haven't been easy to disprove... until now.

Watch the video and see exactly why ID will be a thing of the past, along with the flat-earth theory and the theory of spontaneous generation.

 

Book Review: Promises To Pray

Posted on January 22, 2012 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

I have recently acquired a small book authored by Roy Lessin titled, "Promises to Pray Over Your Children". The book claims to be a helpful tool to parents who aren't sure how to effectively pray for their kids.



However, I find this book disturbing and twisted, and just another way to indoctrinate children and shackle parents. Here's why:…



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Christians Under Attack - For Real

Posted on January 22, 2012 at 5:29pm 0 Comments

According to this news article, Christians are under attack just because they are Christian. Hrm... funny thing - again, it is NOT Atheists who are attacking them. Instead the Christians are being attacked by Mohammedans.



Christians like to say that they are being attacked, even when they aren't, such as when Atheists bring up the fact that there is zero proof…

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At 4:49pm on July 22, 2012, Melissa Mays said…

..so, your poignant anology, in reference to arguing with christians, "..like nailing jello to the wall", is now my very utmost favorite mf'n colloquialism of all time. Thank you, thank you. It's brilliant; and I'm in love with it completely.

At 10:33am on January 26, 2012, Stacey Schwingle said…

thanks for the kind words about my stolen chicken pot pi ;)

At 4:41pm on January 22, 2012, kris feenstra said…

Hi Citizen Atheist,

This message is about blog postings.  We would love to have your blog entries on the site, but I want to make sure that you are aware of the posting guidelines for blogs on think atheist first.  I don't want to put you off posting here in the slightest, but I do want you to feel that this site and its rules are a good fit for the content you want to submit.

Unfortunately, your recent submission doesn't fit with the guidelines.  One or two-line posts can be posted to the activity feed, even more than once (as long as members don't spam the feed).

If you have any questions comments or concerns, feel free to let me or one of the other moderators know.

Regards,

Kris

At 8:13pm on January 8, 2012, Robert Karp said…

Welcome to the Think Atheist community!

 
 
 

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