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Started this discussion. Last reply by Doubting Thomas Jul 12, 2011. 2 Replies

Hi everyone! My name is Thomas, call me Tom! (not my real name). I'm a 36 year old security guard and part-time police officer from Central Ontario Canada. Married and got one a daughter on the way…Continue

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Doubting Thomas commented on Doubting Thomas's blog post 'Hooray for opposable thumbs'
"Oh absolutely! There is a ton a of randomness in evolution but we still have plenty of reason to be grateful, full of wonder and hope free from religion and superstitious nonsense. More importantly it's easy to find meaning just by looking…"
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"An aquatic rival? That could make a great movie!"
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Doug Reardon commented on Doubting Thomas's blog post 'Hooray for opposable thumbs'
"Think what the Cetacea could have accomplished if they had had them!"
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Hooray for opposable thumbs

I, like most people here, sometimes get asked where do I get my meaning in life without God? Where is the wonder? One answer is as clear as your hand in front of your face. Except for great apes, a few marsupials and a few reptiles we are the only species with an opposable thumb.  We owe it a great debt. Without it it’s unlikely we would have evolved very far. Thumbs made most tools and writing possible and gave our early ancestors critical advantages over other species such as better fine…See More
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Doubting Thomas commented on Robert Karp's blog post 'Pastor Compares Atheists To "Terrorists, Sex Offenders," Suggests National Registry'
"By linking blogging to crazy people like this we promote their ideas, please don't."
Aug 31, 2011
Doubting Thomas replied to Michael's discussion 'Why is there an 800 pound Gorilla on the Moon that NASA refuses to Address?'
"Ya I thought the moon landing was supposed to be faked. Of course it would be easy to put a gorilla on the fake moon set so maybe this is part of the larger fake moon landing conspiracy. So it is a conspiracy to hide a gorilla on a fake moon landing…"
Aug 31, 2011
Doubting Thomas replied to Michael's discussion 'Why is there an 800 pound Gorilla on the Moon that NASA refuses to Address?'
"Conspiracy theorists get a 'high' from thinking they know something else that only the government or other large and/or secretive agency apparently knows. It's sort of  like having a secret that everybody wants. This feeling of…"
Aug 31, 2011
Doubting Thomas replied to David S.'s discussion 'Your favorite atheist/"agnostic"/freethinking thinker, writer or orator?'
"He suffered from addiction. That many drugs and that much alcohol will make anyone's personality paranoid, depressed, cynical...etc."
Aug 31, 2011
Doubting Thomas replied to David S.'s discussion 'Your favorite atheist/"agnostic"/freethinking thinker, writer or orator?'
"Max More in 1990's for first helping me first learn of the dangers of religion ( I was agnostic and rather ambivalent at the time) and Paul Kurtz for introducing me to secular humanism."
Aug 30, 2011
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Yes, they closed their food bank because it attracts too many poor people.
Aug 30, 2011
Doubting Thomas commented on Laura Benedict's blog post 'Anti-Suicide Reasoning'
"As someone who has suicide prevention training (I'm a police officer) I have been  lucky enough so far not have had to use it but many coworkers have. Suicide prevention never involves talk about religion or philosophy. You listen actively…"
Aug 30, 2011
Filippo A. Salustri commented on Doubting Thomas's blog post 'Roman Catholics in Ontario show some courage'
"Well, at least you have goodness in you: you gave them the benefit of the doubt.  It may be depressing to find that you may have wasted your time, but it's important to keep an open mind, even with respect to them."
Aug 27, 2011
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36 year old male, part-time police officer. Currently studying general sciences at University (philosophy, astronomy, physics, psychology,.. etc). Married with one child (dauMy wife and I are secular humanists.
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36-40
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To interact with like-minded thinkers.
The religion you left
Buddhism
Why you left your religion.
Was never very religious. Study traditional Japanese martial arts so Buddhism was a natural path for me. I left it after coming to the realization that that detachment and debasement of worldly things was bad for the self-esteem.
Did a lot of reading, that will make anyone leave religion eventually :)
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Hooray for opposable thumbs

Posted on September 1, 2011 at 10:48pm 3 Comments

I, like most people here, sometimes get asked where do I get my meaning in life without God? Where is the wonder? One answer is as clear as your hand in front of your face. Except for great apes, a few marsupials and a few reptiles we are the only species with an opposable thumb.  We owe it a great debt. Without it it’s unlikely we would have evolved very far. Thumbs made most tools and writing possible and gave our early ancestors critical advantages over other species such as better fine…

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Roman Catholics in Ontario show some courage

Posted on August 27, 2011 at 10:21am 3 Comments

Canadians are usually viewed as friendly and  tolerant but…
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The Berenstain's find Jesus

Posted on August 22, 2011 at 10:00pm 2 Comments

Many of us remember Papa Bear, Mama Bear, Brother Bear, Sister Bear, and Honey Bear. Up until 2005 when Stan Berenstain passed away the Berenstain Bears had appeared in well over 100 books, three TV series and several specials and half a dozen computer games. They entertained and educated children on countless topics important to them from homework and friends to stealing, teasing and other life issues that affect them. When Stan Berenstain died his son Michael Berenstain took over and,…

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Somalis suffer and die as Islamists ban ‘infidel’ aid and tell Somalis to trust God instead

Posted on August 14, 2011 at 11:07pm 0 Comments

Drought has caused a national disaster in Somalia. Tens of Thousands of children alone have died or are dying from the famine already. Of the millions of people being hit the hardest by the famine most are in areas controlled by Islamic militant extremists who are forcing inhabitants not to accept 'infidel' aid but to trust in God instead. This on top of war, gangs and corruption and abuses by government soldiers, pro-government militia forces, African peacekeepers and Kenyan police. Only…

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