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Started this discussion. Last reply by David Henson Dec 27, 2012. 42 Replies

So I wanted to talk about which misconceptions, be it definitions of atheism, scientific ignorance or what have you. Which ones do you hear all the time or rarely that really dig under your skin and…Continue

Tags: Atheism, Misconceptions, Misconcept

Are we ready for nuclear arms?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Conrad van Rooyen Jan 8, 2012. 2 Replies

A thought crossed my mind and that, of course is whether or not we as humans are ready for nuclear armaments.I get that it provides for nuclear energy, but I just sometimes feel that the whole…Continue

Tags: maturity, arms, Nuclear

Is the book necessary for an oath?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judith van der Roos Dec 7, 2011. 8 Replies

The one biggest thing about going to court (not that I have, but if I did, this would be problematic) that bothers me is swearing an oath with a hand on a bible.I know that if your a Muslim, you can…Continue

Tags: bible, swear, law, system, oath

Help, extreme conspiracy theorist father.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matthew Dec 15, 2011. 35 Replies

Ok, so over the past few years, my dad has been reading nothing but the Jeff rense program. Now he thinks that nobody landed on the moon, the Summerians genetically engineered us as slaves to mine…Continue

Tags: help, theory, Cnspiracy

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The idea of religion is meaningless to me, I feel like others could experience so much more through cosmic understanding and scientific knowledge rather than having the feeling that someones looking over your shoulder and reading your thoughts constantly all your life. The idea of an omnipotent, omnibenevolent god disgusts me. I also enjoy being around others that feel the same way I do, i dont get to talk about this much around where i live because most everyone here is "that type" of christian. I learned how to argue effectively with them and i enjoy the debates, especially when i whip out my knowledge of the bible and they find that when it came to most people, i knew more about their tenants than they did. I guess a small part of me guiltily enjoys spreading doubt.
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Describing heaven and hell?

Posted on September 22, 2011 at 11:08am 8 Comments

One thing about the abrahamic religions that really bugs me, and should bug everyone, especially the followers. Is that in these books; these words of "god" there seems to be a lot of describing hell and an ever so slight description of heaven. Even if you ask people in general, People seem to be more readily able to describe torture and punishment more clearly than eternal bliss.

Common hell descriptions:fire, agony, violence, torture, pain, lust, greed, evil, fire, beyond the… Continue

Atheist Vs. Rationalist?

Posted on September 13, 2011 at 10:12am 14 Comments

Hey everyone, this is my first post and I thought this would be a good topic to bring up.


So, I actually can't stand the word/label of atheist meaning "without god". I mostly don't like it because it describes a group of people as something that "most" people are not. I dont think that anyone should be described in such a way. What if we started calling black people say, non-whites. or If the majority group of people were actually atheist and we started calling people of…


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At 8:17am on August 26, 2011, Robert Karp said…

Welcome to the Think Atheist community Matthew!

At 11:29pm on August 25, 2011, Don Leonard said…
welcome to think atheist!

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