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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


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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Jake LaFort replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'I'm not an atheist anymore...'
"I am not really a human any more. I am not sure if i ever was. But now more then ever i am convinced i am not related to you freaks. "
Jun 1
Jake LaFort replied to Hunter Goodman's discussion 'God?'
"Yeah in image of yahoos. And it is so fucking transparent.  At the least some of the western mysticism is a bit more creative."
May 31
Jake LaFort replied to Gregg RThomas's discussion 'Do Opossum Go To Heaven?'
"Fork you.  This message is brought to you by the society for the elevation of marsupial serendipity and equal rights."
May 14
Gregg RThomas replied to Jake LaFort's discussion 'Deconverts'
"I don't try to De-convert believers.  As Forest Gump's Mommy said "Stupid is as Stupid does." Life is short, why waste time trying to fix the stupid in others?  I spend enough time trying to fix my own stupid. :)"
May 9
Gregg RThomas replied to Jake LaFort's discussion 'Deconverts'
"Not a fan of Greta Christina."
May 9
Belle Rose replied to Jake LaFort's discussion 'Deconverts'
"I was a Christian when I joined TA and then became an atheist because of TA and now....I don't know what the fuck I am lol"
May 7
Jake LaFort replied to David Boots's discussion 'The Slut Dichotomy'
"Appropriate attire is defined by culture and ought to always be a matter of choice in terms of fashion. And no doubt what is covered and what is exposed varies greatly with the era and the geography. And hell i could care less if persons go…"
May 7
Jake LaFort replied to David Boots's discussion 'The Slut Dichotomy'
"That is a fair statement as to secular women or even moderately religious women. But as to members of a cult it is not fair. It is debatable whether it is accurate to say those women have "chosen" to don the articles of clothing that…"
May 7
Jake LaFort replied to David Boots's discussion 'The Slut Dichotomy'
"Privately? Yes  In public? Should we allow the badges of oppression in public? I dont think so.  I agree as to persons who have not suffered the slings and arrows of outrageous religious indoctrination. But governments ought not give tacit…"
May 7
Jake LaFort replied to David Boots's discussion 'The Slut Dichotomy'
"well said Davis and it is also sad how many muslim women defend the sartorial splendor of cultish subjugation...i really like the idea of banning it in public"
May 6
TJ replied to Jake LaFort's discussion 'Deconverts'
"LOL - I stated the specific agnotological areas of concern though, so, in context, it was correct. I agree that OTHER vested interests ALSO have these campaigns, such as those fueled by the fossil fuel industry, etc, the High Fructose Corn Syrup…"
May 6
Random Cairene replied to Jake LaFort's discussion 'Deconverts'
"i don't think anyone would change his beliefs after reading a post for 5 minutes or watching a 3 minutes video on youtube .. however these act like rocks that disturb the peaceful mind of his own, they make the one become skeptical about stuff,…"
May 5
Reg The Fronkey Farmer replied to Jake LaFort's discussion 'Deconverts'
"Why are you atheists so angry??  "
May 5
Davis Goodman replied to Jake LaFort's discussion 'Deconverts'
"Yes...there is some confusion. But others know quite well what the marginalised are angry about but they don't care (or think they have no right to be angry) and amongst the worst...that they should be silenced by threats and arrests and…"
May 5
TJ replied to Jake LaFort's discussion 'Deconverts'
"Good point....the ones the anger is directed TOWARDS, never seem to recognize WHY the people were angry in the FIRST PLACE. :D"
May 5
Pope Beanie replied to Jake LaFort's discussion 'Deconverts'
"Yay, I like it when there's something you write that I would reword. (It is rare.) *THESE vested interests are ALL religious...and, typically, a fundamentalist version.* Almost... take Trump and climate change. Sure, he hooked onto the USA…"
May 4

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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?


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…



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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