"I'm curious about the time when atheism was pure and atheists were without agenda. When was atheism what it used to be? It seems to me that people who adopt any title have always tended to use it to recognize each other and also to drive…"
"The only question the prosecution needs ask these people is: "If you trust God to provide medical services, they why don't you trust God to provide legal services?."
These people are willing to leave the fate of their child to God,…"
"Is this sarcasm? I like to think that I'm pretty good picking up on it, but maybe I been got this time. I mean, it's not really possible an atheist believes that religious fundamentalism is a genetic trait...
"Cara, I guess all aphorisms are bullshit, and you can always find a contradictory one that makes just as much sense. Sayings about frugality vs those about greed...
Regardless of whether or not Jefferson was an asshole (who isn't?), I think…"
"The only thing I know for sure is that things will be different.
The same sensibility that informs my atheism is the same one that prevents me from taking a stand on something, like afterlife, that there is no evidence for -- or against. I think…"
"Oh man, Heather, This is such a great topic. I've also read McKenna, and have even corresponded with him a little (he was going to write an intro to a book I was editing, but died before...). I read the first couple of pages of this thread…"
"The man sitting beside the dongle joker said nothing wrong, yet numerous articles listed both men as making inappropriate comments. (The linked article actually refers to a "group" of men.)
Rather than ganging up on the woman, the…"
"You'll also find if you look around that domestic violence is at least as high among LGBT couples, and some studies indicate it's higher. If so, that may be due to the other pressures such couples feel, adding to the frustrations of any…"
"Interesting, thanks for the link!
24% is enormous, unfortunately I have seen quite a few victims of domestic abuse including victims of severe physical violence.
I've had an ex-girlfriend hit me in the face while exclaiming that if I did…"
"Harvard Medical School just announced a national survey by researchers from the Centers for Disease Control that examined 11,000 men and women ages 18-28 and found 24% of heterosexual relationships have had violence in them, half of it reciprocal…"
"I like Bill Burr's take on the subject where he points out that since men have to leave the sinking ships and burning buildings last, we get a dollar an hour extra.
Equality all the way, or not at all."
"Matthew 27:46: My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?
From this, I don't think he knew he was going to spring to life again. Death by nailing to a pole or tree, or whatever, was only for the lowly castes or foreigners, others were whipped,…"
I'm a writer, and former co-blogger at Stinkin' Thinkin': muckraking the 12 step treatment industry. I write about addiction, with the driving intention of rooting religion out of "recovery" -- where it has taken root so deeply that even atheists defend the woo. In other words, I tilt at windmills.
In a Relationship
Why are you here?
The religion you left
Why you left your religion.
It doesn't make any sense.
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