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Is it possible to have a civil discussion of ideas with believers?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy Hoke Jun 4. 6 Replies

“I'll tell you what you did with Atheists for about 1500 years. You outlawed them from the universities or any teaching careers, besmirched their reputations, banned or burned their books or their…Continue

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Erock68la replied to Gallup's Mirror's discussion 'Mayor and police chief remove resident for refusing to stand for prayer & pledge'
"The next meeting should have 20 who refuse to stand. The next, 200."
5 hours ago
Erock68la replied to Charles J Hunsinger's discussion 'What is the value of Atheism to humanity?'
"But now I am reminded of Spinal Tap and their amp that goes up to 11. Some days I feel like an 11 on the Dawkins Scale."
11 hours ago
Erock68la commented on Morgan Matthew's photo
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Praying Won't Do Shit!

"@ Dr. Bob There's no doubt it does some good for the people doing the praying, especially if they don't think too deeply about it.  They feel like they really care and they feel like they are good people who are actually doing…"
13 hours ago
Erock68la replied to Charles J Hunsinger's discussion 'What is the value of Atheism to humanity?'
"Good point."
15 hours ago
Erock68la replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'The Cross'
"The difference now is portable worldwide instantaneous communication. It's harder and harder to find any isolated pockets of anything. It makes good ideas like freedom, equality, and democracy very hard to kill. Unfortunately it also makes bad…"
yesterday
Erock68la replied to Charles J Hunsinger's discussion 'What is the value of Atheism to humanity?'
"I don't think the Dawkins Scale is intended to offer anyone an identity. It just clarifies and simplifies the different possible positions on one issue. That being said, I'd favor a six-point Likert over Dawkins' seven-point; I think…"
yesterday
Erock68la replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'The Cross'
"My point is that religion repeatedly attacks science, education, and freedom of expression with whatever means they have at their disposal, and we must be vigilant in protecting those things every time they are threatened. Xians in the US have few…"
Sunday
Erock68la replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'The Cross'
"As long as scientific advancement continues, as long as real education using critical thinking exists, as long as the freedom to think and say what we want exists, the human race will continue to evolve away from the need for religion and…"
Sunday
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion '9/11 never happened (not like you think it did)'
"And all the phone calls from passengers to loved ones? And where are all those passengers? A mass grave in Pennsylvania? Gitmo? Area 51?"
Saturday
Erock68la replied to Charles J Hunsinger's discussion 'What is the value of Atheism to humanity?'
"Atheism doesn't add anything. It is zero. It is the starting point."
Saturday
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion '9/11 never happened (not like you think it did)'
"So what was it I saw crash into the 2nd tower while I was watching it live on CNN that morning?"
Saturday
Erock68la replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'How do you cure Insanity???'
"Good for you.  It sounds like you have lots of help and support.  You said you have been trying to get some kind of understanding for a long time.  Is it that it's that difficult to understand, or is it possibly maybe that the…"
Thursday
Erock68la replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'How do you cure Insanity???'
"You are definitely playing with fire. Have you thought about it in terms of an addiction? Some of your comments sound almost like an addict's famous last words before he falls off the wagon, hard. IMO cold turkey is the way to go. You…"
Aug 28
Erock68la replied to Stephen Gunn's discussion '“We Love Death..."'
"Unseen - I'm not sure doing something because we've always done it is a sound basis for foreign policy. How long should we stay that course? Under what conditions do you think it would be a bad idea to continue supporting Israel?"
Aug 27
Erock68la replied to Stephen Gunn's discussion '“We Love Death..."'
"The main reason the US is allied with Israel is because the religious right/moral majority nutjobs and their elected representatives believe the Israelites are the chosen people of god.  They believe that if we are friends with them come…"
Aug 27
Erock68la replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion 'What's some of the evidence that supports the thesis that the "Intelligent Designer" was beyond stupid.'
"Probably not the best idea that our food, water, and air have to pass through the same narrow opening we speak from."
Aug 26

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Atheist
Age
41-46
Relationship Status
Married
Why are you here?
So I don't feel so isolated.
The religion you left
Christian
Why you left your religion.
Duh.
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