I was thinking about Asimov's 3 robot laws the other day and I feel like there needs to be a simple yet powerful list like this for humanity that if everyone followed would lead to the most ideal…Continue
In her interview with Oprah, and in response to what she thinks of the religious criticism of her use of magic in her books, JK Rowling paraphrases the following quote: "'in magic man has to rely on…Continue
I'm sure there are probably endless discussions about this, but I wanted to start a new thread focused on whether or not I should come out to my family, and when. I am a current college student, so…Continue
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What makes religion stick around in a world that should have grown out of it long ago?
People fear death, people fear opposing their friends and family, and people fear being alone and having to fend for themselves in such a big, bad world. Religion exists because in a time with very little explanation for why things were the way they were, people began making up stories to try to explain it all. As human knowledge and scientific discoveries began…Continue
I am a 21-year-old college student, and I have been atheist for about 4-5 years now. I was raised christian, going to a presbyterian church from the time I was born until now (my mom often makes me go when I'm home for breaks...especially around christmas). Church was a big part of my life every week, and my mom was even one of the sunday school teachers. Many people become atheist because they had a bad experience with an overbearing, boring, or just plain rediculous church. I, however,…Continue