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Is it possible to kill in the name of Atheism?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Derek Cantrell Mar 19. 83 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

Gun control laws - safer or more dangerous?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Unseen Nov 11, 2014. 107 Replies

Rather than re-hash all the general arguments for and against gun control, I am interested in people's personal experiences/views about whether gun control laws would make them feel more or less…Continue

Tags: government, safety, policy, crime, law

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Simon Mathews replied to Unseen's discussion 'Penn and Teller call BS on much of the environmental movement'
""Would they even sign a petition to ban dihydrogen monoxide?" I've already signed this petition. You have to understand, this stuff is everywhere. I hear it's one of the most abundant compounds on Earth. Apparently it's in…"
Thursday
Simon Mathews replied to Peter's discussion 'It Seems Like Yahweh WANTS Sin To Occur'
"Well the most persuasive form of evidence would be the corollary of the evidence you suggested to disprove it, i.e. a man who could be definitely identified as Jesus ben Joseph of Nazareth walking the earth for all to see. A bit much to ask…"
Monday
Simon Mathews replied to Peter's discussion 'It Seems Like Yahweh WANTS Sin To Occur'
"Sorry, @Davis, I'm afraid this is a strawman. I'm not going to tell you why though........."
Mar 20
Simon Mathews replied to Peter's discussion 'It Seems Like Yahweh WANTS Sin To Occur'
""I've described what sort of evidence would change my mind - anything that could fairly definitively be the corpse of Jesus.   Is there anything (other than Jesus pulling a St. Paul and knocking you off a horse) that would change…"
Mar 20
Simon Mathews replied to Peter's discussion 'It Seems Like Yahweh WANTS Sin To Occur'
"@Bob, fair enough - it's all about how we use the terms. Would "mistaken" be better than "deluded"?"
Mar 20
Derek Cantrell replied to Simon Mathews's discussion 'Is it possible to kill in the name of Atheism?'
"A Kink in the Armor by Derek Cantrell   The President of the United States recently signed into law, a bill requiring military recruits to undergo psychiatric evaluation. The evaluation will be conducted in accordance with the DSM 5. The DSM is…"
Mar 19
Simon Mathews replied to Peter's discussion 'It Seems Like Yahweh WANTS Sin To Occur'
"Is @Reg developing a God complex?"
Mar 19
Simon Mathews replied to Peter's discussion 'It Seems Like Yahweh WANTS Sin To Occur'
"@Bob, this is not a dig, just a question. When humans used to believe that the Earth was the centre of the universe due to their scientific ignorance would you say it was fair to say that the vast majority of humanity was "deluded"?"
Mar 19
Simon Mathews replied to Simon Paynton's discussion '"The Four Tenets of Atheism"'
"I guess you're right. It is a-theism so strictly opposes what is encompassed by theism. I suppose you could technically be an atheist and believe in fairies, for example?"
Mar 18
Simon Mathews replied to Simon Paynton's discussion '"The Four Tenets of Atheism"'
"Don't get me wrong, as I stated earlier I like the tenets but you yourself don't rule out the possibility of an afterlife. To me, this contradicts tenet 2 which states that the universe is strictly governed by the laws of physics. When we…"
Mar 18
Simon Mathews replied to Simon Paynton's discussion '"The Four Tenets of Atheism"'
"But equally, Simon, you can't know all the beliefs that other atheists in the world may have and whether they disagree with the other tenets. The only one you can know for sure is that atheists don't believe in supernatural entities…"
Mar 18
Simon Mathews replied to Simon Paynton's discussion '"The Four Tenets of Atheism"'
"I think you've just highlighted yourself the issue people are discussing. You are an atheist (don't believe in supernatural beings) and yet you are willing to seriously consider the possibility of an afterlife. That conflicts with tenet 2…"
Mar 18
Simon Mathews replied to Davis Goodman's discussion 'Rational approaches to banal problems.'
"I hadn't even thought of that. That must be a testament to your twisted mind. ;-)."
Mar 18
Simon Mathews replied to Peter's discussion 'It Seems Like Yahweh WANTS Sin To Occur'
"Bringing parts of @Dr. Bob's reply to the top level: "In this case, the very idea of resurrection of the body didn't pre-exist as far as we can tell, so it seems an unlikely avenue of fraud.  The very idea originated with the…"
Mar 18
Simon Mathews replied to Simon Paynton's discussion '"The Four Tenets of Atheism"'
"I would concur with all these four."
Mar 17
Simon Mathews replied to Peter's discussion 'It Seems Like Yahweh WANTS Sin To Occur'
"Poe's law."
Mar 17

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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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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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