Jake LaFort
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Deconverts

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gregg RThomas May 9. 19 Replies

Statement:I have seen how patient you regulars are with theists or those confused about other forms of BS. And you give reasoned replies without vituperation no matter how ignorant, stupid, willful,…Continue

All we need is love.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pope Beanie Apr 16. 3 Replies

Does this article make sense? Do you think nonhuman animals can fill that space where human interaction is lacking?Can belief in god alone fill that space?…Continue

More fulfilling consolation of eternal life or one life to live?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ro3bert Apr 19. 32 Replies

I am wondering whether the atheist or theist derives greater psychological benefits in their opposing views of death v. immortality.Theists have the promise of eternal life in an inconceivably,…Continue

LOCATION

Started this discussion. Last reply by TJ Apr 3. 21 Replies

In the endless and tiresome bickering/debating over god's existence why is it that theists are not attempting to substantiate their claims by finding heaven and hell?Am wondering whether any of you…Continue

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Atheist
About Me:
A bit of a loner but enjoy the camaraderie of others similarly inclined.
Age
19-24
Relationship Status
Single
Why are you here?
to learn
The religion you left
Christian
Why you left your religion.
I left because I realized it to be a big lie.
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How does religion (fundamentalism) affect empathy?

Posted on January 18, 2017 at 12:56am 21 Comments

So I have not given this a lot of thought nor have i often encountered it in books or conversation. The knee jerk answer is (especially for theists who equate religion with morality and good character) that it enhances empathy.

My guess is that in general the greater the degree of fundamentalism the greater the degree of reduction in empathy. What say you?

They're Here

Posted on November 29, 2016 at 11:54am 20 Comments

Time of reckoning. Aliens have arrived. Superior beings are in charge. So much so that the cosmos is understood. All adults are compelled to take a stand as to whether god(s) exist(ed). Answer incorrectly and you are dispatched with extreme prejudice. 

Are you tied in knots and filled with fear? Or do you walk into the moment of truth confessional with aplomb?

Is the typical atheist as certain/carefree in giving her answer as the orthodox theist?

Memes

Posted on November 5, 2016 at 11:26am 1 Comment

Memes have becomes memes.

When i first read Darrel Ray's God Virus I was confused as to whether he was positing a real phenomenon or was drawing an analogy. And when i hear or read others expand on or elaborate about some meme or other i am similarly unsure as to what is meant.

So for anybody who is a proponent of memes are you making a metaphor or do you mean that there is some observable and measurable phenomenon. Is there a change at the molecular level once a person has…

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Disaster

Posted on October 19, 2016 at 11:22am 4 Comments

I have the over/under at 27.

Tell me where we can go with this now?

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At 3:28pm on March 4, 2017, Sharon Kline said…

Thank you for the candid advice.  I look forward to some healthy discussions with thinking atheists:)

At 10:44am on March 4, 2017, Sharon Kline said…

No not humor.  I'm a born again Christian.  Are we welcome here? 

 
 
 

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