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Milgram 2.0 - Coaxing evil using a game show!

Started this discussion. Last reply by No name Mar 19, 2010. 9 Replies

I heard about this on the radio today, a version of the Milgram experiment where the encouraging factors are a studio audience and a game show host.…Continue

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Your Religious Status
Atheist
About Me:
Hi ^^
It asks me for my Birthday, then asks me for my age! I thought the computer would do the calculation and leave me to doing the writing...
Age
19-24
Why are you here?
I had a vision where an archangel came and ... what? Stop looking at me like that!
The religion you left
Catholic, Was never a part of one
Why you left your religion.
"all of the above" and...

1. The rational and logical way to explain the universe doesn't include a god.

2. Logical consistency within scripture. E.g. scripture says god is good but he acts evil.

3. If heaven exists then getting there is a lottery. Which religion takes me there?

4. The sheer overwhelming amount of arbitrary data you're required to believe, holy books are thick!

5. Religions change their mind on issues.
5a. Religions fail to see that they will change their minds again in the future.

6. Failure to deal with any of the above points head on.


It seems odd how much of the above could be explained away by a religion assuming the existence of an evil God.
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Notes on Nationalism

Posted on February 20, 2010 at 1:00pm 2 Comments

Notes on Nationalism is a 1945 essay by George Orwell.



Despite it's name Orwell is addressing a more general concept which can apply not only to nationalities but to any groups of people - whether it be an ethnicity, a religion, a social class, a political ideology or as a purely negative notion such as antisemitism or anti-homosexual ideologies. While the examples Orwell gives are of a post-war flavour it's easy to see how they directly transfer to today's world.



Why…

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Flawed arguments...

Posted on February 10, 2010 at 9:00am 3 Comments

When discussing philosophy and 'theology' why do people use arguments they know are flawed? In no other area of intellectual pursuit does this happen.



I don't read about physics and see a physicist explain:

The aether exists, all waves propagate through a medium, light is a wave and the aether is it's medium! You can't get interference if the waves aren't in… Continue

Sharia law, not in my country, please!

Posted on January 10, 2010 at 10:58am 3 Comments

I saw this today:

http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-1242014/War-march-fanatic-Anjem-Choudary-runs-secret-sharia-weddings.html





Anjem Choudary

-A Muslim living in the UK

-Claiming £25,000 in benefits each year

-Does not recognise British law.

-Criticises the war in Afghanistan and has written to dead soldiers’… Continue

Alternative Defence of Atheism

Posted on December 24, 2009 at 11:24am 2 Comments

I have a blog? I have a blog. It appears I have a blog!



Christmas is a family time, and for some holds religious significance. A lot of atheists have theist family members and the subject of god often does make it's way into conversation. You're sometimes put in the difficult situation of defending your lack of belief politely and without causing offence, and often a direct defence of atheism isn't appropriate. The direct approach assumes the person you… Continue

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At 11:32am on February 21, 2011, Skycomet the Fallen Angel gave Michel-san a gift
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Happy Belated Valentine's Day... would you be my valentine?
At 10:36pm on January 27, 2011, Skycomet the Fallen Angel said…
TAG.
YOU'RE IT.
Go here when you have a moment. This is silly and just for fun. Don't forget to tag three other people and post this message on their profile pages, too.

http://www.thinkatheist.com/forum/topics/tagyoure-it-just-for-fun
At 4:08pm on November 17, 2010, Skycomet the Fallen Angel said…
Hello Michel-san! Long time no see! So glad to have you back! :D
At 11:40am on September 25, 2010, Skycomet the Fallen Angel said…
Michel-san! Where are you? I miss you! ;_;
At 6:58pm on May 15, 2010, Christopher McGuire said…
Hey, Michel-san, where ya been? We missed you! Nice to see you again, sir.
At 10:37am on April 15, 2010, Skycomet the Fallen Angel said…
MICHEL!!!! :D I haven't seen you are on here FOREVER!!! Waz up?
At 12:49pm on April 5, 2010, Gaytor said…
Michael, Thanks for contributing to TA in so many ways. We appreciate your thoughts in Blogs and Discussions. We've added your profile to the Featured Members as a token of our appreciation. Keep it up!
At 3:17pm on March 15, 2010, Thumper said…
Ohh I've been reading it wrongly. Thank you! Much appreciated.
At 2:43pm on March 2, 2010, Shine said…
Thanks for the add! And great response on the death penalty debate. :)
At 3:54pm on February 25, 2010, Reggie said…
Ha! Pat away! He likes a good ear scratching as well!
 
 
 

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