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If you woke up tomorrow...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Margolis Jun 24. 104 Replies

DISCLAIMER: This discussion is a thought experiment. I realise that God/Gods cannot be proved or disproved so please answer this discussion in the spirit in which it was raised. Atheists can…Continue

Tags: experiment, thought, existence, God

Is it possible to kill in the name of Atheism?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary Clouse Apr 9. 92 Replies

We have all heard the tired arguments trotted about by theists about how Stalin, Pol Pot and Hitler killed people in the name of atheism. These are all wrong, of course, (debunked …Continue

Ear-piercing a baby

Started this discussion. Last reply by Unseen Dec 20, 2014. 27 Replies

BTW: This is not just an atheist parenting issue but this was the closest category.My other half is Greek Orthodox and, apparently, part of the Greek culture (at least in Cyprus where her mother…Continue

Tags: Greek, piercing, ear, parenting

Should drinking to excess during pregnancy be a crime?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Arcus Nov 21, 2014. 24 Replies

A test case is currently on-going in the UK whereby lawyers acting on behalf of a…Continue

Tags: rights, human, alcohol, pregnancy

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Simon Mathews replied to Andy Hoke's discussion 'So, how long until Iran's theocracy nukes Israel?'
"I agree with everything you've said, @Bob. I don't see what it has to do with religion. After all, I could apply the wisdom of historical texts to a modern situation but that does not make me religious.  I'm not surprised the…"
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Simon Mathews replied to Unseen's discussion 'A big problem on the sports horizon'
"It suffers from the same problems as any category that is imperfect. In boxing if you are 1 pound under the top of the bracket of a weight class you will have an advantage over someone who is 1 pound over the bottom of the bracket. The trick is to…"
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Simon Mathews replied to Unseen's discussion 'A big problem on the sports horizon'
"I think we had a post similar to this recently. My solution to this problem is to introduce weight classes rather like boxing. Then we don't have to worry about whether someone is male, female or whatever other categories can live in between.…"
Thursday
Simon Mathews replied to Andy Hoke's discussion 'So, how long until Iran's theocracy nukes Israel?'
"What I find interesting about that is how a religion that was formed thousands of years ago can be the basis for a judgement over whether you should produce nuclear weapons. Rather like searching the Christian canon for advice on how watching too…"
Thursday
Simon Mathews replied to Michael's discussion 'Do Atheist scratch their heads over Isaiah 53?'
""Some of it is pretty thoughts and an expectation of reciprocity that worked well in primitive societies for thousands of years." Agreed, and those parts of it we do not reject. That's what I think Christian apologists can't…"
Thursday
Simon Mathews replied to Unseen's discussion 'Question about pedophilia I've been thinking about lately'
"Paedophiles are treated as criminals because the action they carry out is demonstrably damaging to the other party. Whilst alcoholics can certainly effect other people around them the actual act of drinking too much alcohol is only damaging to…"
Thursday
Simon Mathews replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'The most powerful force in the Universe'
"Hi Belle, As a man I can't pretend to understand what that feeling must be like but the analogy that springs to mind is my body telling me all time I want to eat cakes and biscuits. It is a strong urge but we are lucky as humans that we can…"
Aug 25
Simon Mathews replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'The most powerful force in the Universe'
"I always look to TA for a nuanced and thorough evaluation of an issue."
Aug 25
Simon Mathews replied to _Robert_'s discussion 'Discussions of gods and religions....'
""So you knock on my front door, tell me that I am wrong about what I believe while insisting on saying that what you believe to be the “Truth” is the only truth worth knowing simply because you say it is and I am the arrogant one…"
Aug 25
Simon Mathews replied to _Robert_'s discussion 'Discussions of gods and religions....'
"I have sympathy for you, _Robert_. I'm lucky enough to live in an environment where religion just doesn't come up. I dislike the way that people call other people arrogant just because they don't agree with their views. That's…"
Aug 24
Simon Mathews is now friends with SteveInCO and Strega
Aug 18
Simon Mathews replied to umar's discussion 'New site'
"I wanted to say to Umar as a software developer I understand the need (and the difficulty) to sometimes make changes for technical reasons that users are not comfortable with.  I understand the concerns of Belle and others, which are…"
Jul 6
Simon Mathews replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Sexy Lingo - Let that inner sex kitten ROAR!!!' in the group Everything Sex - NSFW
"You're probably aware but fanny means something very different in the UK from the US!"
Jul 2
Simon Mathews replied to matt.clerke's discussion 'Anyone thought of something better to say than "Oh God!"?' in the group Everything Sex - NSFW
"How do people feel about things like "left a bit, down a bit, faster, slower"? Is this constructive criticism or does it kill the mood?"
Jun 30
Simon Mathews joined Belle Rose's group
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Everything Sex - NSFW

This group is meant for open, candid sex talk and related topics. It is meant to be a place where everybody can explore and learn something new about sex. Anything goes....(that abides by Think Atheist Rules/Guidelines) lolThat being said, I do hope people will be brave and creative enough to push the limits without going over them, and find ways to explore this topic creatively, humorously, and with a huge amount of…See More
Jun 30
Simon Mathews replied to Unseen's discussion 'What are the odds of EU survival?'
"What you're failing to take into account, @Davis, is that this is all part of England's plan to rule the world as an Empire once more. We start by withdrawing from the EU which is basically a "fuck you" to Germany and then we get…"
Jun 30

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I am a non-religious person who is interested in the debates between religious and non-religious people, particularly those involving how to choose which religion is the "true" one.
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It's all Greek to me

Posted on April 15, 2015 at 4:14am 18 Comments

My fiance is Greek Orthodox and, understandably, she wants to get married in her Greek church. Unfortunately, the church will not allow it because I am not Greek Orthodox.

I am of the opinion they are shooting themselves in the foot here because, again understandably, this has upset my fiance and as a result she is now distancing herself from the church. Surely they would be better to allow the marriage which would result in my fiance and our children attending the church rather than…

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At 8:40am on November 27, 2014, Davis Goodman said…

We are now officially think atheist friends. You know this means you must have me over for a fancy dinner at least once a year right!? :)

 
 
 

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