Laura Benedict
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Laura Benedict replied to Unseen's discussion 'Batman Theater Slaughter: Would Gun Control Laws Have Prevented it?'
"Gun control laws only prevent the honest citizens from carrying and preventing this type of activity.  If a properly trained CCW carrying citizen had been in that theater, it is likely that he or she would have returned fire to stop the attack…"
Jul 22, 2012
Karen Lollis liked Laura Benedict's discussion My official resignation
Jul 2, 2012
Laura Benedict added a discussion to the group Exmormon Atheists

My official resignation

It was suggested that I share this letter in this group. I sent it today (7/2/2012)This letter is my formal resignation from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and it is effective immediately. I hereby withdraw my consent to being treated as a member and I withdraw my consent to being subject to church rules, policies, beliefs and discipline. As I am no longer a member, I want my name permanently and completely removed from the membership rolls of the church. I have given this…See More
Jul 2, 2012
Laura Benedict is now friends with KaraC and Bryan B
Dec 6, 2011
Laura Benedict commented on Morgan Matthew's photo

Theology Professor put this in powerpoint today in class.. whatcha guys think?

"Assuming the man depicted is the same man, he has grown in wisdom with age.  He reaches a solid footing without all the "fluff" of religion in the steps upward, which have to be taught to a child to begin with (read: no child is born…"
Dec 6, 2011
Laura Benedict posted a status
"A great article on the "Backfire Effect":"
Oct 6, 2011
Stuart Leader commented on Laura Benedict's photo

Schweddy Balls at home

"I read the description as "Vanilla Ice Cream with a Hunt of Bum & Loaded with Fudge Covered Bum & Malt Balls". I can't say it's the most appetising flavour I've heard of!"
Oct 6, 2011
Laura Benedict commented on Robert Karp's blog post 'Supernatural explanations just don't occur to kids - they need to be taught them'
"Then there is my kid.  At five, he is asking some very difficult questions concerning this type of thing.  Sometimes he argues with me, sometimes you can see him trying to assimilate.  He is very cerebral and truly tries to understand…"
Oct 5, 2011
Laura Benedict replied to Bryce Conley's discussion 'HALLOWEEN: what's an Atheist to do??'
"That walking fish thing would be cool--oh, and can you make it eat that Jesus Fish? That would ROCK!"
Oct 5, 2011
Laura Benedict posted a photo

Schweddy Balls at home

A tribute to Pete Schweddy and his famous balls!
Oct 5, 2011
Natalie and Laura Benedict are now friends
Sep 29, 2011
Laura Benedict commented on Robert Karp's video

Robertson: "Halloween Is Satan's Night"

"So, let me get this straight: a holiday originally celebrated to connect with tradition and ancestors (give remembrance to all the good said ancestors did while alive); has been commercialized to the point that it is now closer to child worship…"
Sep 29, 2011
Laura Benedict replied to Ronald's discussion 'After death questions'
"Other options include donating your body to medical school. This allows med students to practice autopsy.  "
Sep 28, 2011
Hope left a comment for Laura Benedict
"Hello Laura ! Happy to be friends!! Nice to meet you.. I like the name Laura btw..   "
Sep 14, 2011
Laura Benedict commented on Morgan Matthew's photo

Thank you for not killing me God! You're so wonderful!

"Is that anything like bump and grind?  "
Sep 11, 2011
Laura Benedict joined LaRae Meadows's group

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Sep 11, 2011

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I consider myself a perpetual student, always learning something new. I am currently working on a B.A. in Sociology. I also study psychology, world religions, mathematics, and gender studies.
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I enjoy holding intelligent conversations. I especially like learning why people believe different things.
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Why you left your religion.
Organized religion attempts to control your life beyond what is right and good.
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Anti-Suicide Reasoning

Posted on August 29, 2011 at 2:46pm 27 Comments

During the reading of some of my Sociological articles (most specifically those authored by Emile Durkheim), I began thinking of a moral quandary.  What is a valid reason (as atheists) to prevent suicide?

Christians believe in some type of hell or another; thus eternal torture.  Pagans believe in reincarnation; thus the return to the state the suicidal is attempting to leave.

What compelling reason do Atheists give to the suicidal to prevent this act?  Do we believe there is…


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At 6:18pm on February 2, 2012, Darlene Edelman said…

I have accepted your friend request.

At 7:34pm on September 14, 2011, Hope said…

Hello Laura ! Happy to be friends!!

Nice to meet you.. I like the name Laura btw..


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At 7:09pm on August 28, 2011, Heather Spoonheim said…
Hey, thanks for the add!
At 10:06am on August 28, 2011, Don Leonard said…
Welcome to Think Atheist!
At 5:07pm on August 27, 2011, John Benedict said…
I love you baby.
At 4:51pm on August 27, 2011, Robert Karp said…

Welcome to the Think Atheist community Laura!




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