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Herk replied to Joli's discussion 'Abortion'
"@Zach ~ I understand that you think that a zygote is a human and therefore has a right to live. But here's the problem: there is no such thing as human rights except for those you are first willing to define and then defend. There are no…"
Dec 11, 2011
Herk replied to J Van's discussion 'What's up with the old testament?'
"It does seem odd to retain the Hebrew Testament alongside the Greek Testament. But religions tend to base their beliefs at least partially on previous religion and this mythical Jesus was, after all, supposed to have been a Jew and a practitioner of…"
Oct 23, 2011
Herk replied to Helen Pluckrose's discussion 'Hi, I'm Helen.'
"Good grief! I hope that guy on Answers doesn't take any vitamin C. Vinegar in salad dressing would probably light him up like a Roman candle. If acid melts everything, how do they keep it in bottles? I can't help but think that this is a…"
Sep 5, 2011
Herk replied to Kevin Harris's discussion 'Evidence for God'
""entities must not be multiplied beyond necessity"   To explain something you should not bring in something even more complex. The biggest flaw in your argument will always be that you cannot explain the basic premise - where did your…"
Feb 20, 2011
Herk commented on No name's group 'Atheist Morality'
"That's easy. Crippling religion so that those who can think can run the world. If we have intelligent people at the helm we can't help but improve things. That means promoting atheism and secularism and stonewalling efforts like the latest…"
Feb 16, 2011
Herk replied to Sophie's discussion 'How many of you think that a historical Jesus never existed?'
"Like Paul, the letters of the early church fathers also were devoid of any information of Jesus the man. It wasn't until the gospels began to be written decades later that we see something of the life of this Yehoshua.    "
Jan 31, 2011
Herk replied to Sophie's discussion 'How many of you think that a historical Jesus never existed?'
"I am pretty sure Jesus was not a real human. I've thought that for a long time, based primarily on the fact that Jesus is a very Hellenic figure and the godmen of his era were also not based upon a real person.   But currently, I'm…"
Jan 30, 2011
Herk replied to Bronson's discussion 'Smoking will give me cancer?'
"For whatever my anecdotal evidence is worth, here it is: both my parents smoked. Both my parents developed lung cancer. My mother had the top of a lung cut off in her early fifties; my father's cancer metastasized to his liver and he died at…"
Jan 23, 2011
Herk replied to Moria Jackson's discussion 'Discussion about THE FLOOD'
"While Noah was building his boat, the Egyptians were busily building pyramids. Funny, we still have Egyptians. The global flood was supposed to have been 4500 years ago, yet the pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara is about 4600 years old. The Egyptians…"
Jan 20, 2011
Herk replied to Wassabi's discussion 'no such thing as altruism?' in the group Atheist Morality
"I remember thinking this through many years ago - it's not a new argument, certainly.   Yes, it can be argued that there is no such thing as altruism. But I don't think that's quite true. We may be doing something good just for…"
Jan 20, 2011
Herk replied to Duck Tricks's discussion 'This is what I believe.'
"How you live your life does matter because it's accumulative. In the end, it won't matter, but hopefully you're a long way from the end.   So, if you spend your life learning, you will receive the benefits of knowing more and it…"
Jan 17, 2011
Herk replied to Julien's discussion 'What the hell is atheism!?!?'
"Why do we park on a driveway and drive on a parkway?   Atheism has, through a long history of usage, come to mean what we are, and I'm fine with that.   In a world where there is no religion, we would be called . . .…"
Jan 17, 2011
Herk commented on No name's group 'Atheist Morality'
"The dog's thinking, "surely she'll get out of there and feed me soon . . ."   You have to be careful anthropomorphizing animals. That said, I have a much harder time with the death of a dog than I do with the death of a…"
Jan 16, 2011
Herk commented on No name's group 'Atheist Morality'
"I've wrestled with Hitchens' support of the Iraq war and I certainly disagree with his opinion on that subject. But I've come to some understanding of why he thinks the way he does. For one thing, he spent a lot of time in Iraq before…"
Jan 16, 2011
Herk replied to No name's discussion 'A tale of two moralities (Paul Krugman)' in the group Atheist Morality
"Yes, and Ralph Nader is a crackpot. Odd, isn't it, that the 'most-quoted intellectual' is considered dangerous? But it isn't all that unusual. All it takes among the believing crowd is an ad hominem attack to put someone off…"
Jan 15, 2011
Herk replied to Richard W. Symonds's discussion '"WHAT IS REAL ? ASKED THE RABBIT ONE DAY..."'
"I'd like to approach the reality question from a slightly different position. We all carry around with us a mini-universe, so to speak. Our universe is built from perceptions of the real universe. But our universe is no more real than the…"
Jan 14, 2011

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About Me:
I've been an atheist for a very long time.
Why are you here?
I check out all the atheist forums that I can.
The religion you left
Why you left your religion.
I began to see that it was a man-made organization. A few years later I became a Baha'i, which lasted for about 13 years until something clicked and I realized I had no god-belief.

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