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Help Think Atheist!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Mathews yesterday. 18 Replies

Hello again people of Think Atheist.It's been a while since I last logged on, at least to contribute in any form. I'm back again with a problem, which I hope people here may be able to help me with.I…Continue

Tags: supernatural, family, mystic, problem, Help

The better part of religion / Why do you not need religion?

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Cox Jan 9. 11 Replies

some religious people really do benefit from aspects of their religion/belief structure, no question in that.  But does it have to be that belief that offers them the benefits they see? I say no, but…Continue

Tags: Belonging, Acceptance, temptation, Meaning, Healing

Religion in schools

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nicolas Gauvin Jan 9. 30 Replies

where I come from, teaching faith is nothing unique to 'faith schools' all secondary schools have compulsory R.E. class (religious education) with primary and secondary schools having religious based…Continue

Tags: indoctrination, faith, curriculum, secular, government

War, Terrorism, Religious conflict, and the people it affects.

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Smith Feb 7. 22 Replies

Hello.  I'm Dave and fairly new to TA.  I want to have an open discussion where we talk about 'War, Terrorism, Religious conflict, and the people it affects.' I would love to hear the views on anyone…Continue

Tags: extremism, violence, sectarianism, division, segregation

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Simon Mathews replied to David Smith's discussion 'Help Think Atheist!'
"Hi David, I often wonder what people who believe in psychics think the world's reaction would be if someone could be consistently shown to have genuine psychic powers. To my mind it would generate a world-wide media furore that would far exceed…"
yesterday
Ed replied to David Smith's discussion 'Help Think Atheist!'
"This little experiment won't cost you a dime, right?"
yesterday
David Smith replied to David Smith's discussion 'Help Think Atheist!'
"Thanks for your input Reg, I'm very glad you got involved in this discussion as I believe you you are an Irish Atheist, no? and further seemingly intelligible.  I would hope you would consider being involved in at least the preparation of…"
yesterday
David Smith replied to David Smith's discussion 'Help Think Atheist!'
"It's interesting that you should say that, I have had two ideas for how I could enter the meeting.  I would refer to these as a 'stone wall' approach, and a 'false persona' approach.  I'm sure you can work out…"
yesterday
David Smith replied to David Smith's discussion 'Help Think Atheist!'
"It seems in this case, she will.  One of my cousins (a self professed skeptic) said that she suggested he have a camera because of his skepticism. I see this as a great opportunity if people with the know how get involved, I know some really…"
yesterday
David Smith replied to David Smith's discussion 'Help Think Atheist!'
"I wouldn't see any reason to shoot someone down in any kind of flames for their sharing of expediences.  That said, it's one persons experience, and I don't even trust my own, that's why I'm here with this problem.…"
yesterday
Reg The Fronkey Farmer replied to David Smith's discussion 'Help Think Atheist!'
"Here is a good read - The Believing Brain."
Sunday
Gregg R Thomas replied to David Smith's discussion 'Help Think Atheist!'
"Don't forget to take your rabbit's foot.  Have fun, it's showtime. ;) "
Sunday
Reg The Fronkey Farmer replied to David Smith's discussion 'Help Think Atheist!'
"Hi David, Many people that go to see a “mystic” do so with friends. Usually it is seen (as appears to be in your case) as a fun day out and by the time it arrives an air of expectation has been created surrounding the experience.…"
Sunday
_Robert_ replied to David Smith's discussion 'Help Think Atheist!'
"A good experiment has controls ask her about a few people who don't exist....You have to be good at bluffing because these people are expert body language readers and use statistics like an insurance actuary."
Sunday
Belle Rose replied to David Smith's discussion 'Help Think Atheist!'
"My first thought was do they even allow themselves to be recorded? They might not.... Not sure.... It would be so cool if you posted the video on TA, would make for a GREAT follow up discussion!!!"
Sunday
David Smith replied to David Smith's discussion 'Help Think Atheist!'
"I don't really want to go, and if it had been any of my friends asking me to go, I'd have told them where to go and what to do when they got there.  This is family however, and they were very keen for me to give it a go.  I made…"
Sunday
Simon Paynton replied to David Smith's discussion 'Help Think Atheist!'
"I know I'll probably get shot down in flames, but I went to see a psychic (who uses tarot cards) 9 years ago and many of her (very specific) predictions came true.  I saw her again in June this year and I'm waiting as an experiment to…"
Sunday
Belle Rose replied to David Smith's discussion 'Help Think Atheist!'
"Hi David! We missed you!!! I just want to clarify, do you think that you might go and actually believe it? They feed off your vulnerabilities, and usually are good at reading them. When they start running their game just remember that they can…"
Sunday
David Smith replied to David Smith's discussion 'Help Think Atheist!'
"I would say so, but it depends what you mean by 'open' if she says something I cant explain, that's all well and good.  When she says a she knew because a spirit told her, I wouldn't be so sure. Just because you can do…"
Sunday
David Smith replied to David Smith's discussion 'Help Think Atheist!'
"thanks for pointing that out, it's fixed now."
Sunday

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At 2:29pm on January 4, 2014, ɐuɐz ǝllǝıuɐp said…

Thank you ^_^

At 11:47pm on January 3, 2014, Wendy Blackwood said…

Thank you for the add. I enjoyed interacting with you on my maiden voyage in this forum.

At 11:19am on December 28, 2013, Reg The Fronkey Farmer said…

Thanks David for the add. I think you will enjoy TA a lot.

At 6:23pm on December 27, 2013, Unseen said…

If you're ever in Cleveland (or, more specifically, Euclid), Ohio. Let's do a beer or two.

At 10:46pm on December 14, 2013, James Cox said…

Dear David:

Thank you for this request, and kind note.

Hope you are well, and your day has been pleasant...

James

 

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Your Religious Status
Atheist
About Me:
I'm from northern Ireland, A country with deep routed religious conflict. I work with young people to, among other things, try to resolve this conflict. I try take a religiously and politically neutral role in this, regardless of my views.
Age
25-30
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Single
Why are you here?
Here to enjoy and promote reason for reasons sake. To talk with other like minded people about issues that affect us all, and hopefully have some friendly debates with people of opposing view points to.
The religion you left
Was never a part of one
Why you left your religion.
n/a
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Think Atheist

Posted on January 5, 2014 at 4:26pm 0 Comments

I have come to the conclusion that I may spend way to much time on Think Atheist.

I came to this conclusion when I realised, for the second day in a row, the first ting I have done when I got time to use my computer was this.  I looked down through the 'LATEST ACTIVITY' until I seen something I had done myself the night before, commenting on stuff as I go.  After I was confident that I hadn't missed much while I was gone, I then proceeder to…

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