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Help Think Atheist!

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Smith Sep 15, 2014. 26 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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

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David Smith and Muhammad ali are now friends
Mar 24
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Derren Brown - Messiah

Derren Brown attempts to infiltrate 4 belief structures, convincing their 'experts' that he's a prophet by using his many, non mystical skills such as suggestion and cold reading.
Feb 7
ThyPlagueDoctor commented on David Smith's photo


"They forgot north and south poles :P not to mention I could maybe make this look like something else. Also if there is a god why does it look like a chicken CHECKMATE THEISTS "
Dec 9, 2014
David Smith replied to David Smith's discussion 'Help Think Atheist!'
"As you say, it would seem that your intuition is pretty good.  ever think of a career in criminology? The way I see it, a good detective and a good 'mystic' use many of the same skills, the difference is one decided to…"
Sep 15, 2014
David Smith replied to David Smith's discussion 'Help Think Atheist!'
"Yup, I don't know why people have such a hard time understanding the idea that there are extremely intuitive people out there that can tell you things about yourself with shocking accuracy. There seems to be a break in logical thinking where…"
Sep 15, 2014
David Smith replied to David Smith's discussion 'Help Think Atheist!'
"Thanks again Reg!  Since the conversation that I described, no one has approached the subject again.  I'm not going to follow up on this if I don't have to but I'l keep you up to date on whats going on with this fiasco…"
Sep 15, 2014
David Smith replied to David Smith's discussion 'Help Think Atheist!'
"I'd agree with you entirely, but its sometimes hard to use logic to argue against the illogical."
Sep 15, 2014
David Smith replied to David Smith's discussion 'Help Think Atheist!'
"It would seem so, my cousin offered to pay the £30 that this lady thinks her 'service' is worth."
Sep 15, 2014
Virgil replied to David Smith's discussion 'Help Think Atheist!'
"I understand why and how some people have been called psychics because as a kid I was accused of it even by my very rational and methodical dad, a MD.  Through him I've come to understand all it is is that my brain processes data way…"
Sep 4, 2014
Yahweh replied to David Smith's discussion 'Help Think Atheist!'
"first off I'd like to put it out there and say that I can do tarot card readings, Iching, and also analyze your birth(feng shui) based mostly Here's the secret: it's all a bunch of bull Most psychic "predict" you by doing…"
Sep 4, 2014
Reg The Fronkey Farmer replied to David Smith's discussion 'Help Think Atheist!'
"I like to think the best of people first and then see what happens. 99% of the time people are genuine. It does not matter what religion, race or sex people are, we generally do not meet “bad people” too often. However I have a low…"
Sep 2, 2014
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…"
Sep 1, 2014
Ed replied to David Smith's discussion 'Help Think Atheist!'
"This little experiment won't cost you a dime, right?"
Sep 1, 2014
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…"
Aug 31, 2014
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…"
Aug 31, 2014
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…"
Aug 31, 2014

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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...



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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.
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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.
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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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