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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 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

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
Simon Mathews replied to David Vogel's discussion 'A Christian on the problem of evil'
"David, there's a talking snake in Genesis. A talking snake as myth/allegory I get - representing that little voice inside us that tells us to behave badly. A real living talking snake? That way madness lies..."
Jun 26
Simon Mathews replied to David Vogel's discussion 'A Christian on the problem of evil'
"Hi David. What you've said in this reply touches upon a point many people seem to get hung up on: "Your explanation could explain why we imagine certain things are good or bad, but it seems to remove any possibility that they…"
Jun 25
Tom Margolis replied to Simon Mathews's discussion 'If you woke up tomorrow...'
"Depends what forms the gods take.  Thor? Jesus? Cthulhu?  Each of these gods would spur different behaviors."
Jun 24
Simon Mathews replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'I'm confused about morality'
"Hi David, Welcome to TA. I am not a particularly strident atheist (one of those who spends his whole time vilifying and ridiculing religion) but I was drawn to this comment: 1. The concept of an afterlife makes a big difference when it comes to…"
Jun 22
Simon Mathews replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'I'm confused about morality'
"You're right, Belle, I've also seen this discussion many times on TA. The various responses from posters who seem to be more informed than you or I should probably tell us that the reason we don't know the answer is because it is a…"
Jun 16
Simon Mathews replied to Dr. Bob's discussion 'What, for you, is Science?'
"You're right, this topic has been hijacked a few times. I'm interested in this idea so I may post a discussion of my own related to it."
Jun 16
Simon Mathews replied to Dr. Bob's discussion 'What, for you, is Science?'
"You have, as always Bob, expressed yourself clearly and articulately. I understand your point. Perhaps we can explore a different avenue then. Rather than constantly bashing heads about ideas of God, etc, let's discuss this idea of religion as…"
Jun 15
Simon Mathews replied to Katie Patterson 's discussion 'am i the only athiest that believes in spirits'
"Congratulations, Simon, you have arrived at the ultimate Dr. Bob conclusion. He said this to me about the resurrection in another thread a while back. I'm paraphrasing but it was something like "If God exists, I see no reason why the…"
Jun 12
Simon Mathews replied to Dr. Bob's discussion 'Is Atheism an Idea?'
"Well, I guess my own little pre-intellectual person is an atheist? Or is he? He doesn't believe in God but he also doesn't "believe that God does not exist". And you don't have to be pre-intellectual to be in this position.…"
Jun 4
Simon Mathews replied to Ed's discussion 'Babies Are Not Born Atheists'
"Although prove is of course a problematic word I think the point the quote is making is that God is conjectured to be an omnipotent being (or at least one of great power - he created the universe after all). For this God to have to rely on humans to…"
Jun 4
Simon Mathews replied to Dr. Bob's discussion 'Is Atheism an Idea?'
""Following the normal rules of grammar, the lack of belief in something is, in fact, not believing it. For example, if I don't believe I left my glasses in the car, then I believe I didn't leave my glasses in the car." Strictly…"
Jun 4

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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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