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Religion derived from serious philosophy?

Started this discussion. Last reply by archaeopteryx Sep 21, 2013. 111 Replies

Religion, as it's generally encountered, is a bunch of silly make-believe.  Its practitioners often seem aware of this, but they worry that if they quit their game, life will become unbearable.  But…Continue

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"Brilliant point.  Comfort-seekers have no place in serious religious discussion.  I personally suspect that, as life forms, we are alone, but that what we end up deciding that we ought to do will be in accordance with something horrible…"
Sep 22, 2013
archaeopteryx replied to Mike 2000's discussion 'Religion derived from serious philosophy?'
"Couldn't agree more - the South, which was once solidly Democratic, flipped faster than a flapjack."
Sep 21, 2013
Tom Sarbeck replied to Mike 2000's discussion 'Religion derived from serious philosophy?'
"Another thing springs to some conservative minds: the test is biased against white people. This conclusion would spring immediately to the minds of people who don't think they are prejudiced, like the Southern Dems (whose ancestors had owned…"
Sep 21, 2013
archaeopteryx replied to Mike 2000's discussion 'Religion derived from serious philosophy?'
"That's funny. I recall a discussion we had in a class in college in Social Psychology - the discussion was prejudice. Imagine a person who had been raised in a racist environment to believe - just to pick a color - that all Black people are…"
Sep 20, 2013
Tom Sarbeck replied to Mike 2000's discussion 'Religion derived from serious philosophy?'
"arch, I told you of the guy who blamed atheists for 20th Century killings. I decided to do some cognitive dissonance on him. I was in seated in the dining room with a guy who knew both of us. He stopped and I reminded him what he'd said. Then,…"
Sep 20, 2013
Tom Sarbeck replied to Mike 2000's discussion 'Religion derived from serious philosophy?'
"Thanks, arch. I searched Wikipedia on both Hitler and Stalin's connections with religion. Both were brought up Catholics but quit early. Stalin briefly considered studying for the priesthood. I didn't find Hitler's "special…"
Sep 18, 2013
Mike 2000 replied to Mike 2000's discussion 'Religion derived from serious philosophy?'
"The way to answer arguments is by claiming the the universe is both stochastic and eternal?  I don't think that those ideas are safe, i.e. they could turn out to be dead wrong, from what I can tell.  I do like the part about natural…"
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Fuck you physics

"Is the fourth fork in motion?  The toothpick can't be holding it at an angle."
Sep 17, 2013
archaeopteryx replied to Mike 2000's discussion 'Religion derived from serious philosophy?'
"Yum! They don't come here anymore --"
Sep 15, 2013
Reg The Fronkey Farmer replied to Mike 2000's discussion 'Religion derived from serious philosophy?'
"....I had a Jehovah Witness for breakfast.....should keep me going for a few hours. :-)"
Sep 15, 2013
archaeopteryx replied to Mike 2000's discussion 'Religion derived from serious philosophy?'
"Or better yet, give me a shot at him - I eat guys like that for lunch, and A'm hongry!"
Sep 15, 2013
archaeopteryx replied to Mike 2000's discussion 'Religion derived from serious philosophy?'
"Tom, never a problem - share these with him: "
Sep 15, 2013
Tom Sarbeck replied to Mike 2000's discussion 'Religion derived from serious philosophy?'
"Thanks for the link, arch; the few theistic arguments I've heard in recent years haven't merited any effort and I've become rusty. Twelve hours ago, a theist gave me some exercise. He claimed that atheists are responsible for the 20th…"
Sep 15, 2013
archaeopteryx replied to Mike 2000's discussion 'Religion derived from serious philosophy?'
"I've mentioned this in other discussions, but I can't stress too strongly, the value of this site, and the connecting sites: How to Answer Theist Arguments A seminar series for atheists and freethinkers"
Sep 14, 2013
archaeopteryx replied to Mike 2000's discussion 'Religion derived from serious philosophy?'
"I found this thought-provoking: "
Sep 14, 2013

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Atheist
About Me:
I'm not opposed to all versions of theism, but accurate models can all be entirely described using non-theistic terminology, and they are always less dangerous that way. Also, there's nothing actively transpiring beyond the universe.
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25-30
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One of the atheist nexus members recommended this place after the chat room went down. Oh, and also the whole thing is inevitable, but that explanation is strictly complimentary in all extant cases.
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Catholic
Why you left your religion.
Most of the core values are based on faulty logic. Even though I didn't worry that the religion would hurt me, my membership constituted endorsement which could have influenced vulnerable individuals.
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