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Giving up on Atheism - Atheism promotes promiscuity and is bad for society

Started this discussion. Last reply by SteveInCO Feb 19, 2013. 275 Replies

I am an atheist/ agnostic but after careful thinking, I've decided that perhaps virulently promoting atheism (as this community is doing) isn't really good for society. Please don't get offended,…Continue

Thought Experiment - Universe with God and Universe without God - which would you prefer?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Turnbull Jul 18, 2012. 14 Replies

Universe A - There is a God who intervenes and answers prayers. The harder you pray, the greater is the probability that it will come true.Universe B - Our universe. Prayer has no empirically…Continue

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SteveInCO replied to Shankar's discussion 'Giving up on Atheism - Atheism promotes promiscuity and is bad for society'
"Just make one up.  It's been done before... like, just about every time so far."
Feb 19, 2013
James Cox replied to Shankar's discussion 'Giving up on Atheism - Atheism promotes promiscuity and is bad for society'
"I might suggest the Sikh religion. After many visits with them over the years, my last at the local temple following the Sikh deaths last summer, I find them to be deeply kind, understanding balanced, and with good hearts generally. They even have…"
Feb 19, 2013
James Cox replied to Shankar's discussion 'Giving up on Atheism - Atheism promotes promiscuity and is bad for society'
"@unseen "Setting Sparta aside, we still have the Mayan human sacrifice thing. Were they just bad people or did human sacrifice fit into their worldview in a way we simply can't fathom because we can't relate to it?" Oh I think…"
Feb 19, 2013
Unseen replied to Shankar's discussion 'Giving up on Atheism - Atheism promotes promiscuity and is bad for society'
"@Unseen I concede several steps. However I put forth a more basic argument, and the onus is on you to disprove it. While I will give a (kind of) proof (of sorts) for it. I state : Minimizing the total (death,pain : in that order) in a society is the…"
Feb 18, 2013
Milind R replied to Shankar's discussion 'Giving up on Atheism - Atheism promotes promiscuity and is bad for society'
"@Unseen I concede several steps. However I put forth a more basic argument, and the onus is on you to disprove it. While I will give a (kind of) proof (of sorts) for it.  I state : Minimizing the total (death,pain : in that order) in a society…"
Feb 18, 2013
Strega replied to Shankar's discussion 'Giving up on Atheism - Atheism promotes promiscuity and is bad for society'
"I'd like to point out this sentence to the OP... I think the term "you folks" rather than "us folks" might be indicative of your lack of self perception as an atheist.  I can't choose not to believe in a god. …"
Feb 18, 2013
Strega replied to Shankar's discussion 'Giving up on Atheism - Atheism promotes promiscuity and is bad for society'
"No you're not, you're fine.  And good point too."
Feb 18, 2013
BryanPaul replied to Shankar's discussion 'Giving up on Atheism - Atheism promotes promiscuity and is bad for society'
"not only is the entire argument supposition, I don't see the point. The whole premise is based of societal benefit. The truth is evolution has given us the alpha and beta for a reason. It is so the strongest genes  are passed on while beta…"
Feb 18, 2013
James Cox replied to Shankar's discussion 'Giving up on Atheism - Atheism promotes promiscuity and is bad for society'
"Yay social activism, and political embarrasment!"
Feb 18, 2013
Unseen replied to Shankar's discussion 'Giving up on Atheism - Atheism promotes promiscuity and is bad for society'
"More like the late 19th Century."
Feb 18, 2013
Unseen replied to Shankar's discussion 'Giving up on Atheism - Atheism promotes promiscuity and is bad for society'
"@Milind R It is better OBJECTIVELY on every scale humans care about as compared to nomadic lifestyle, or the warring and killing clans lifestyle... Agree? You also haven't responded to any of my other statements. What make it objective? It…"
Feb 18, 2013
Milind R replied to Shankar's discussion 'Giving up on Atheism - Atheism promotes promiscuity and is bad for society'
"To say that, is to not recognize the difference between our current, modern age, and possibly any time before. Yes there are overarching metaphysical concepts that have an objective definition of good. To keep things clear, I'm going to state…"
Feb 18, 2013
Unseen replied to Shankar's discussion 'Giving up on Atheism - Atheism promotes promiscuity and is bad for society'
"@ Milind R You sound like you'd be fine with slipping back into the dark ages of slavery and whatnot...... no right? No, but that's because I'm a child of today, not a Spartan or Mayan or whatever. It's just like religion. People…"
Feb 18, 2013
Milind R replied to Shankar's discussion 'Giving up on Atheism - Atheism promotes promiscuity and is bad for society'
"You sound like you'd be fine with slipping back into the dark ages of slavery and whatnot...... no right? But yeah, you are right that there were different standards before. However, I believe that we can easily prove that life today is better…"
Feb 18, 2013
Unseen replied to Shankar's discussion 'Giving up on Atheism - Atheism promotes promiscuity and is bad for society'
"Now, as soon as the fast food industry gets on board, too..."
Feb 18, 2013
Unseen replied to Shankar's discussion 'Giving up on Atheism - Atheism promotes promiscuity and is bad for society'
"@Milind R Because ethics/morals are relative to one's current culture, it's easy to believe that the way other societies did things is wrong because they feel wrong. But consider that Hindus think our eating of beef is morally wrong, or…"
Feb 18, 2013

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Welcome to the Think Atheist community Shankar! Join us in the chat on the bottom right of the screen and feel free to ask questions and get involved as much or as little as you want! If you would like to, add me as a friend and I'm also on twitter as RSAnative if you care to follow. Welcome again and make yourself at home!

 
 
 

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