Hi, folks, I have recently joined Think Atheist and wanted to introduce myself. I'm a professor of physics, and have been an atheist for many years now, though I was raised Christian. For a long time…Continue
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Roman Catholic philosopher Edward Feser asks what attitudes we atheists take toward religion. Usefully, he separates out the theoretical and practical sides of religion.
As far as the theoretical side - that is, the questions of religious beliefs - he sees three types of attitudes the non-religious might take:
In the "Origin of the Universe" thread, Angelo made some claims about cosmology and fine tuning. I want to respond to those comments here, because it is a good example of how further understanding sometimes removes the need for "fine tuning."
Back in the 1970s, when I was a mere undergrad, the Big Bang Model (BB) of the…Continue
My four-year-old is in a Christian Montessori preschool. I had concerns about this choice of school, but having met the staff and talked to them about their approach to religion, agreed to it. They don't do indoctrination; they talk about the parables of Jesus and try to draw out the kids on what they think they mean. Also, the school has a wonderful approach to conflict resolution: seeing a 10-year old boy bring a "peace rose" to a classmate almost brought tears to my eyes when I thought…Continue