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Are beliefs a choice? And can they be tested?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lee Apr 5, 2013. 2 Replies

I actually posted this as a response to another post a few months ago, but got no response...maybe I'll get a bite if I post it on my own.Is it possible to "test" whether a belief is genuinely held…Continue

Are "urges" the source of man's suffering?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Paynton Oct 10, 2012. 39 Replies

SO, I know that's a pretty grand title, and believe me, I'll get to that point. But to begin I have to explain the thought process that led me there.I've had the idea for a while now that my life…Continue

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Not "coming out" to avoid losing college money an unethical decision?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lee Mar 24, 2012. 5 Replies

So here's something atheism related: one of my good friends was raised christian, and almost went to school to become a minister, but recently became atheist instead. Now he's majoring in biology…Continue

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Lee commented on Physeter's blog post 'Does God keep speaking to me?'
"Ever heard the phrase "When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail."? "
Sep 12, 2013
Lee replied to Brittney's discussion 'Why are you Atheist? Are there any obstacles you face as an Atheist?'
"My first thought when I read your post was similar to Angela's - I didn't choose to be atheist. I gradually got there by discovering more and more things that were untrue about religion; a perfect example of a "god of the…"
May 24, 2013
Lee commented on Teri G's blog post 'Salty Water = Proof for Creationism?'
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Wolf Blitzer Asks Tornado Survivor if She Thanked the Lord; Replies She's an Atheist

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May 11, 2013
Lee replied to Unseen's discussion 'Understanding Coincidence'
"I was always confused when asked if I believed in coincidence...I always thought to myself, "Do I believe that 2 unrelated phenomena can occur at the same time?....duh". I suppose it's sorta the inverse of asking if you believe in…"
May 8, 2013
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May 8, 2013
Lee replied to Stephy's discussion 'My kid wants to get baptized...'
""without my consent"....I don't think I've ever met one evangelist who asked parental permission before indoctrinating (or attempting to). The idea sounds ridiculous, but maybe it shouldn't? (I live in the South and people…"
May 8, 2013
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May 7, 2013
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"I'm not sure about conversation topics, but I will say that my girlfriend is ex-mormon and for her one of the early steps in questioning came about because she saw that I was a good person without believing any of the same stuff that her whole…"
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Culture Warriors - SMBC Theater

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Apr 14, 2013
Lee replied to Lee's discussion 'Are beliefs a choice? And can they be tested?'
"Well sure, my thought about their behavior is just an idea, but it is very genuinely held, based on an educated guess. A hypothesis if you will. I would argue that not only was my friend wrong, but that she also didn't believe her own argument…"
Apr 5, 2013
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Are beliefs a choice? And can they be tested?

I actually posted this as a response to another post a few months ago, but got no response...maybe I'll get a bite if I post it on my own.Is it possible to "test" whether a belief is genuinely held or not? As an example, I had an argument with one of my friends about whether or not killer whales would EVER eat people as food. I argued that if starving, yes, of course they would, just as people would. She argued the opposite and even cited an example of an overturned fishing vessel in…See More
Apr 4, 2013
Lee commented on James's blog post 'Chosen belief?'
"Well put. I've thought about this many times- how I don't have a choice in what I like and dislike, and also what I believe. I've been pondering lately on an idea...Is it possible to "test" whether a belief is genuinely held…"
Feb 28, 2013

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I'd like to find a secular community, and I'm honestly interested to test my gut feeling that there are lots of people out there without religion.
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I never really bought into it in the first place...but I honestly tried for years to believe it. I just eventually realized how ridiculous that was. It was a slow transition, but I doubt anything could have stopped it.
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