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Genesis 3 - Quality Propaganda

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An interesting discussion came up tonight in a forum I frequent - What was going on with the snake and the tree and the fruit in the Garden of Eden?General agreement by most that it was a story of…Continue

Tags: Eve, Totalitarian, Authoritarian., Adam, Eden

That's just my religion...

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Smith Dec 31, 2013. 7 Replies

In light of the hillbilly Phil saying a lot of caveman crap, I have to wonder what makes really ludicrous, asshole speech acceptable if you add "That's just my religion" to the end of your…Continue

Maybe I'm a doofus...

Started this discussion. Last reply by H3xx Aug 22, 2013. 2 Replies

...but I don't know how to look at the tons of funny pictures on this site if I don't know who the submitter is.  Do I have that right?  How about a big Thinkatheist.com/image site with all the…Continue

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Who the what now? You believe what?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gregg R Thomas Aug 22, 2013. 103 Replies

Friends of the folks from the neighborhood came over this weekend, to swim, share food, talk up a storm and generally be the kind of folks you find in a neighborhood.There's a neighbor who's about to…Continue

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"I'm a couple days late to this party - did anybody total up the scores to see if ThinkAtheists tend toward one type or another? I came up INTP, the 4th time I've taken this kind of test, all with the same result.  So I guess it's…"
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Genesis 3 - Quality Propaganda

An interesting discussion came up tonight in a forum I frequent - What was going on with the snake and the tree and the fruit in the Garden of Eden?General agreement by most that it was a story of not obeying and suffering punishment for it.  That's the story I heard in Sunday School and apparently most others did as well.  But I thought about it for the first time since I was a little kid, with adult cynicism and now I'm not sure...  Here's my thinking and I'm sure I'm not the first to think…See More
Oct 22
Aiken Drums Sister replied to Davis Goodman's discussion 'Awe struck'
"I completely agree with the idea of doing away with the use of "spirituality".  First off, it's a word about Spirit - it's right there, the word!  As a rational atheist I just can't get behind spirit.  Second,…"
Oct 21
David Smith replied to Aiken Drums Sister's discussion 'That's just my religion...'
"yup, no argument, i was drunk and got completely side tracked there.   I couldn't agree more with you though, people shouldn't be able to blame evil deeds on their religion.  as I've said before, if you kill a child by…"
Dec 31, 2013
SteveInCO replied to Aiken Drums Sister's discussion 'That's just my religion...'
"I was about to ask if Phil had actually said those things...  Then I realized it's not really your point. Douglas Adams had a nice long rant on this topic (I saw it in a Dawkins book originally) which is quoted in a box a bit down the page…"
Dec 31, 2013
Ed replied to Aiken Drums Sister's discussion 'That's just my religion...'
""I actually think it's a negative when you say "It's because of my religion" when you say something stupid.  It's like saying "... and I said that because I chose not to think about it."." Religion…"
Dec 31, 2013
Pope Beanie replied to Aiken Drums Sister's discussion 'That's just my religion...'
"Absolutely. It enables the believer to bypass evidence and reality, and enables sociopathic behavior--e.g. from declining immunization to using a suicide vest on innocent people, or even genocide. Suppression of skepticism may encourage…"
Dec 30, 2013
Aiken Drums Sister replied to Ayman Jitan's discussion 'How do we respond to such claims ?'
"Somewhere in the universe is a methane-breathing octoped with no kidneys and 3 brains sitting next to a methanol ocean looking up at his 3 moons and 2 suns thinking "The universe is perfectly made for me", not realizing that…"
Dec 30, 2013
Aiken Drums Sister replied to The Civilizationalist's discussion 'Humans have been naturally selected for Free Market Capitalism'
""Recognized private property rights provide the legal certainty necessary for..."  Well, duh.  If nobody owns stuff who wants to make an effort to not own more stuff.  This amounts to "Property Ownership is good because…"
Dec 30, 2013
Aiken Drums Sister replied to The Civilizationalist's discussion 'Humans have been naturally selected for Free Market Capitalism'
"Real Estate Property Rights make no sense for a nomadic people, yet I would say they had a civilization."
Dec 30, 2013
Aiken Drums Sister replied to Aiken Drums Sister's discussion 'That's just my religion...'
"Carly and David, I think you miss my point.  Yes, of course everybody has opinions and they all love to share them (us included).  But when you share an idiotic opinion you're given much more slack if you say it's because of your…"
Dec 30, 2013
Aiken Drums Sister replied to Ayman Jitan's discussion 'How do we respond to such claims ?'
""The footage is using science facts and figures mixed with some emotional words trying to reach fortunate people"   I think you're not using 'fortunate' correctly, here.  But for the most part I see your point and…"
Dec 30, 2013
David Smith replied to Aiken Drums Sister's discussion 'That's just my religion...'
"People have claimed statement to be fact with less basis, at least you recognise it.   I share my opinion often and hope that's all it is viewed as. even when I show links to factual sites I see it as a point for consideration before…"
Dec 30, 2013
Carly replied to Aiken Drums Sister's discussion 'That's just my religion...'
"Because we're not allowed to criticize religion and I think that most .. conservative, religious people just assume those statements were said because of the religion of whoever said them. I think the more liberal, religious people just stay…"
Dec 30, 2013
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"Nevertheless, "there is no god" doesn't incorporate any other philosophies or ethics.  He had opinions like everyone, and his were informed by his atheism, like other peoples' opinions are informed by their religion.…"
Dec 30, 2013
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""Or for that matter, to lump a whole mess of very different philosophies and ethical systems into one caricatured persona and pretend that any such criticism is meaningful."  - Dr. Bob What philosophies and ethical systems, other than…"
Dec 30, 2013

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rabid atheist and bugs bunny fan.
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Why are you here?
Current political lunacy makes me look for other non-religious folks to affirm that I'm not yet living in a theocracy.
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Christian
Why you left your religion.
Everything makes more sense if religion is viewed as nothing more than a primitive, ignorant belief system.
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