I was just reading a page on the site Rational Wiki, which I'm fond of, replying to an attack on atheism. Under "reasonable explanations for atheism" is a claim that I've come across before, namely…Continue
"Wow, looking at this again I'm surprised how long ago it was posted. Anyway, those who make this critique seem to assume people become atheists, rather than having never been theists at all. Of course, even assuming that their supposed…"
"Re: Why do atheists believe what they believe? Apparently it's due to a breakdown of the family, and desire not to be restricted by Judeo-Christian morality. Yet the author complains of stereotypical explanations for theism by the New Atheists.…"
"How could it not be the reverse in this case? If you have the love of a God, it has to exist, or you're mistaken about that. As for gods, few people now believe in gods which aren't loving. It seems rather pointless, even if one did, to…"
"I knew he was in uniform. The question was whether it was prohibited or fell under the protection of religious expression. From my reading it isn't clear. The military authorities will decide I'm sure."
"Well, according to the link the regulations also protect the right of personnel to religious expression and practice. I think context matters here. So far as I can tell his statements were made in a private gathering his subordinates did not have to…"
"This isn't the main quote used as evidence of Jesus' existence-that would be: "About this time there lived Jesus, a wise man, if indeed one ought to call him a man. For he was one who performed surprising deeds and was a teacher of…"
"@Freek: I find a pervasive false dichotomy of rape being "either" an act of violence "or" sex. To me it's obviously both-hence the term "sexual violence", no? It's also not the case that all behavior has to be…"
" "The levels of violence and force involved in rape typically stop at the level needed for the goal of sexual access. Gratuitous violence is not typical of rape." There saying usually only the violence necessary to achieve the rape is…"