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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 Noel's discussion 'Ken Hamm at it again'
"The problem with aliens is that we don't know anything about them.  How do we know that aliens are not vastly more devout about god and the bible than we are, and without all the hypocrisy or cherry-picking?  They could show up, pull…"
1 hour ago
Erock68la commented on Quincy Maxwell's blog post 'Labels'
"Does it matter whether you label yourself or someone else does it?  The problem with labels, as I see it, is they can be limiting.  There is a tendency for others to think that’s all there is to you.  They don’t look…"
3 hours ago
Erock68la replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'It happened'
"Intuition is one of those words that has a woo connotation in the minds of a lot of people, like it involves some sort of psychic connection.  But I don't think there is anything supernatural about it.  Every minute of every day we…"
4 hours ago
Erock68la replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'It happened'
"Don’t be too quick to dismiss the comparison with addiction as being a useless explanation.  Addiction is more than just making bad choices.  It involves changes in brain chemistry and changes in neural pathways, meaning it alters…"
4 hours ago
Erock68la replied to Davis Goodman's discussion 'Deepak's challenge'
"Neuro-bio-electro-chemistry?"
7 hours ago
Erock68la commented on D.M Barrera's blog post '1500 Year old bible found in Turkey'
"Maybe if it were autographed..."
15 hours ago
Erock68la replied to Christopher Swicegood's discussion 'What is the purpose of gender'
"Fair enough."
Saturday
Erock68la commented on Nerdy Keith's blog post 'Born Innocent Until Proven Guilty'
"There just seems to be a shortage of Christians here defending what the bible actually teaches... Fortunately, there are plenty of atheists here talking about what the bible actually teaches."
Thursday
Erock68la replied to Christopher Swicegood's discussion 'What is the purpose of gender'
"I’m sorry for your difficulties, but your evidence for unemployment fraud is anecdotal and doesn’t generalize very well.  I have my own anecdotal evidence to refute yours; I have known many people who used unemployment benefits for…"
Jul 16
Erock68la replied to daryl sickler's discussion 'religion in general'
"It seems like those religions with the goal of the end of personal existence also have the goal of making personal peace with it."
Jul 16
Erock68la replied to daryl sickler's discussion 'religion in general'
"@Gregg I guess they do to some limited extent, but their bread and butter has always been appealing to our Id impulses; "sex sells", for example. They barrage and bludgeon us with that stuff. I think they would love to perfect their…"
Jul 16
Erock68la replied to daryl sickler's discussion 'religion in general'
"Awesome. Though I suspect such knowledge would most likely be used for things like advertising."
Jul 16
Erock68la replied to daryl sickler's discussion 'religion in general'
"I don't like the word "spiritual" because I think it is inseparable from the woo connotation. That being said, whatever word you choose to describe that feeling of oneness and awe will lead to the same difficulty when you try to…"
Jul 14
Erock68la replied to daryl sickler's discussion 'religion in general'
"While religion may not always fuel the war machine, it definitely greases the wheels. Religion fosters an us-vs-them mentality and, almost invariably, elevates one chosen group above all others. It's a little easier to wage war against people…"
Jul 14
Erock68la commented on Nerdy Keith's blog post 'Born Innocent Until Proven Guilty'
"@Joshua There is no end that could justify those means."
Jul 14
Erock68la commented on Nerdy Keith's blog post 'Born Innocent Until Proven Guilty'
"@Joshua Are you saying your god purposely causes the horrible, agonizing, pitiful starvation deaths of millions of innocent children every year as CONTRAST, so the rest of us will have something to compare our blessed lives to? And you worship a…"
Jul 14

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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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Ken Hamm at it again

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It happened

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Living freely.

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Deepak's challenge

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