"Reading this thread has made me wonder....
Do I have more in common with free-market capitalists who are religious or the OCCUPY protesters who are Atheists?
For me, I take the free-market capitalists with…"
"Are you mistaking physical processes that occur within the brain with actual thought? Whilst a machine can recognise & capture the activity, it doesn't tell you the detail of the thought.
Determinism has created the…"
"On a practical level Kris, where would you draw the line?
If the site's moderators had to check every comment & post, the extra resources required would pose a problem of then funding those…"
"An Atheist economic conservative is probably just as likely to vote Republican over Democrat.
Being an Atheist I care little about faith & god - so ignore those aspects of political debate. Focusing instead on policies that reduce the size…"
""I think therefore I am"
I think based upon my experiences & learning.
My experiences are based in observation.
Learning is based in interpretation of observation.
Determinism can influence observation, but it doesn't directly…"
"He raises a very good point. The politicians may want to roll-over - but free people do not.
In my opinion. Islam is on a collision course with the west. One that will be decided by armed conflict. To me it seems to be the only…"
""I think the operators of the site's Twitter feed should consider not tweeting discussion titles with serious errors."
This is restricting the views being shared of those not passing a grammar test.
I wonder how many atheists…"
"I agree with Simon - (well put).
I too feel sad for 'believers' however my moments of sadness for them are fleeting. My reasoning being I will help them if they have an open mind, but only they can open their mind. If they are unwilling to…"
"The reaction of people to the Mohammed video shows me why it is important to teach my children about atheism, it's importance & to illustrate the problems of religion.
The poeple protesting are a disgrace to mankind.
As for the video…"
"Just because someone didn't get an A in English, does not mean they are not free-thinkers.
Furthermore why should their views be restricted?
If forums were restricted to the intellectual elite - then their views become largely invalid.…"