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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

Hi! I'm new

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Smith Dec 26, 2013. 23 Replies

Hello all, I'm new to think Atheist, fairly new to the idea of forums.  I'm 28, from northern Ireland, where it is hard to find groups of people so commonly minded so I started exploring this site a…Continue

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David Smith replied to Andy Hoke's discussion 'Is belief in global warming much different than religion?'
"It's a bit late for this discussion. Even political nay sayers have been forced to reconcile the fact that they were wrong in the light of compelling evidence (that isn't even that recent by now). I honestly couldn't be bothered nor…"
May 3
Unseen commented on David Smith's photo

Santa and jesus

"Oops! I misread. I thought this was going to be about Santo and Johnny."
Mar 11
David Smith replied to The Civilizationalist's discussion 'Goodbye'
"I completely agree with this point though, I guess I'd be caught between the two points.  Really I haven't given the topic much thought in the past, and will enjoy doing so now :) I guess there is a middle ground, things…"
Feb 20
David Smith replied to Unseen's discussion 'Mistakes'
"Your argument is starting to become repetitive, both of these are points we have already covered. You seem to be implying that it's a case of punishment or rehabilitation with no room for both.  The complete opposite is true,…"
Feb 19
David Smith replied to The Civilizationalist's discussion 'Goodbye'
"Unfortunately I cannot see the removed material, though to be honest I have had a look at a number of your other statements and I do feel a racist vibe Along with strong sexist undertones. A forum is a community and cam make…"
Feb 18
David Smith replied to Unseen's discussion 'Mistakes'
"Sorry, I didn't see this the first time through, but feel it needs a comment. "I have a special problem with drug addicts" Why not a 'special problem' with murderers, rapists, pedophiles or drunk drivers…"
Feb 18
David Smith replied to Unseen's discussion 'Mistakes'
"I'm not sure I understand.  'justice' is a part of society for a start and is there simply to serve society. 'Fixing' someone, or rehabilitating them, is good for society.  It also reduces pressure…"
Feb 17
David Smith replied to Unseen's discussion 'Mistakes'
"This is very true, if you commit a criminal offensive against another person, causing bodily harm or death, that needs to be dealt with harshly regardless of your age.  However for minor/civil offences community service and meeting with a…"
Feb 17
David Smith replied to Unseen's discussion 'Mistakes'
"you arn't really going to take the stand point that you can tell if someone is going to be a good person at 3 months? I'm really not sure if your being serious here.I just looked into the report, its interesting but the thought that the…"
Feb 16
David Smith replied to Unseen's discussion 'Mistakes'
"you have some good points, you really do, but I really do think there is a strong case for treating a 17 year old differently than a 37 year old in court.  There is limitations, murder is murder for example, but for less serious crimes,…"
Feb 16
David Smith replied to Gallup's Mirror's discussion 'Caucasus jihadists: pray for earthquake to strike "games of atheists and pagans"'
"as long as all they do is prey.  isn't it interesting that prayer seems less threatening to me than an aggressive looking  shrew?"
Feb 15
David Smith replied to Unseen's discussion 'Mistakes'
"I'm going to have to jump to an opposing view here.  Though, as I have respect for yourself and your views I can only ash that it not be taken as an attack.  All good natured in the spirit of healthy debate. As a youth worker, I…"
Feb 15
David Smith commented on Teri G's photo

Atheist Gamer

"yup, you know your playing to many games when your walking down the street and the thought slips into your head 'haven't saved in a while'"
Feb 13
David Smith commented on A. T. Heist's blog post 'Dawkins Scale of Theistic Probability'
"The use of scales in sociology is common and accepted as a tool. I respect the view that " it really doesn't have any meaning on the theist side." in that it doesn't have any relation to what kind of theist people are.…"
Feb 13
David Smith commented on Stephen Mooney's blog post 'Defeating Islam and the end of religion'
"I agree with many of the issues raised, but was completely lost by the way you assert opinion as fact and simply fabricate solutions. Unfortunately I will have to take an irregular position and side with Bob on this one, though I don't…"
Feb 12
David Smith commented on A. T. Heist's blog post 'Dawkins Scale of Theistic Probability'
"Speak for everyone else much?"
Feb 12

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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.

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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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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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